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Stats on Startups Registered on CrunchBase

Many thanks to Sameer Al-Sakran for compiling the numbers. Category Started Funded %F ∑Raised TC Posts Advertising 3972 631 16 $8B 996 Biotech 2787 1770 64 $42B 43 Cleantech 1302 719 55 $33B 192 Consulting 3330 176 5 $2B 444 … Continue reading

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BBC Business Daily – interview with Arthur Laffer

In other news, Art Laffer has become a parody of himself. Deliberately misrepresenting the flat tax. Making it sound like 12% is a tax cut for most Americans, when in fact the effective tax rate for everyone making under $100k … Continue reading

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http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Noticed: It’s easier for me to grok statistical significance (p’s and t’s) from a scatterplot than magnitude (β’s). Even though magnitude can be the most important thing, it’s “hidden” off to the left. Note to self: look off to the left … Continue reading

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Opportunity is fleeting. Experience is fallacious. Judgment is difficult. Hippocrates

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It takes ~20 observations to verify your first significant digit of the mean with confidence. Do you know how many observations it takes to verify your first sig-fig of the variance? More like 1000. And that’s just to get one … Continue reading

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Infinite Data

Since people liked my last opinion piece on #big data, here’s another one. Imagine there was a technology that allowed me to record the position of every atom in a small room, thereby generating some ridiculous amount of data (Avogadro’s … Continue reading

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Gauging the frothiness of the webby/techy/san-fran VC market. Source: Mark Suster. Propagated via one of tumblr’s owners, who added: Based on the NVCA statistics on the venture capital industry, there are [approximately] 1,000 early stage financings every year…. And somewhere … Continue reading

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