November 20, 2014 by admin
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Tonight we host Jesse Fink, former COO of Priceline and Founder of Mission Point Capital, for the latest edition of our series of fireside chats. Jesse needs no introduction; his career arc was part of a plan, but by his own admission that “happened faster than expected”. This will be our first event in our […]

November 11, 2014 by miles
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Guest post from Aitran Doan, Choate ’12. My name is Aitran and I’ve spent my freshmen fall interning with TrustCloud. I learned about TrustCloud as an intern at Grand Central Tech where I sat in on some of the business meetings. TrustCloud intrigues me because it presents a tangible way of quantifying trust, something so […]

October 23, 2014 by miles
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    I was at dinner with 80 or so batchmates from 500 Startups last night, and with half of them coming from overseas the discussion turned to “IS America still great”. While that’s pretty subjective, the consensus was that.. “it is still better than where I came from”. And I thought about that a […]

October 19, 2014 by miles spencer
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Sharing platforms have been growing like weeds lately. It’s great that we can use technology to squeeze middlemen, optimize our time and assets, and save money. Just a press of the button and we have cars to drive, couches to crash, and sitters to watch our kids. On this SanFran loop I have used Lyft, […]

October 16, 2014 by miles spencer
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I was with some cool-as-heck companies at FOA last week. They had me host a panel with 500 Start Ups “bad-ass white geek boy” Parker Thompson on the topics of 500′s fund, and the companies they look for. What struck me as different was this: while most SFO’s go to these events and learn about […]

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 […]

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.