October 01, 2014 by admin
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Lots has been written on Trust and Safety in the sharing economy, but what’s that mean? Industry icon (do we have those yet?) AirBnB talks about it incessantly. And they have been able to scale based on their in-house silo of data on those issues. I’m sure it’s awesome, and awesome are their engineers. But […]

September 29, 2014 by admin
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I have the unique experience this summer of being in two accelerators at once- GCT and 500… and hanging out with some pretty cool companies. Here are a few from the 500 Batch 10 (Norte: run by Parker Thompson) that I have spent some time with and deserve a deeper dive: Mind Your Business- recently […]

September 29, 2014 by admin
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Part of the experience of 500 Start Ups is discovering new ideas and processes that other batchmates have blazed the trail on. And yes, after 30 years of being an entrepreneur and an investor, I still learn new stuff every day. Herewith, my list of favorite shortcuts: Founder wall is a great hack for short […]

September 22, 2014 by admin
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Sharing needs a name. Just one name. Right now, it has like at least five. Besides the title, I also hear collaborative consumption, on demand networks, platforms, marketplaces, the precariat economy and fuckall whatever. It makes a slide deck really hard to put together. But at least one other industry went Sybil while it was […]

September 19, 2014 by admin
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(San Fran) My Lyft driver is dropping me off at SFO, and my thumb is hover above the stars. He got me here in time. He was chatty, but I was working. His music was cool, but I was working. The car was clean, the ride was smooth. But he swerved to make the exit. […]

September 19, 2014 by admin
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And yes, the fact that I am writing this digitally adds to the affect. As a multi time entrepreneur, leader, and avid digital doer I’m expected to be on, on, on. And I think I do a good job of delivering on work, but fast. But at certain, sometimes random points, I have come to admit I […]

September 19, 2014 by admin
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Uniqlo is a great start up hack: it like a closet in every major city that can make you look good, or at least warm for like… no money. I first caught on in SoHo last winter, when I was freezing cold and spilled Starbucks on myself en route to an investor pitch. I ducked […]

19 September

Death of the CTO

September 19, 2014 by admin
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A friend, partner, and multi-time CTO died last week. It was sad as it was surreal and I’m afraid it hasn’t fully hit me yet. He was one of the first to encourage my ability to lead entrepreneurs and adventurers, describing it as an innate ability to fraternize with all the different types on a […]

About Miles Spencer

Miles Spencer is a prolific angel investor, media entrepreneur and explorer. He is best known for his role as co-host and co-creator of MoneyHunt, a reality based show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of experts.