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We all know that internet usage is steadily shifting over to mobile. We also know that mobile phones are not just mini laptops. User behavior changes on mobile phones. I have a guest column in Pando Daily today that talks …

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My partner Justin Caldbeck has made a number of investments in two-sided marketplaces, including Sidecar, Grub Hub and Task Rabbit. Living Social has some aspects to this as well.

The Economist has a great story on how micro

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Really fun post from ConversionXL about pricing experiments, many rooted in people’s inability to do math, and the lessons of Influence and the Power of Persuasion.

Definitely worth reading and experimenting with if you’re in ecommerce.…

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Pretty interesting article in the current edition of the Economist about the psychology of discounting:

A team of researchers, led by Akshay Rao of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, looked at consumers’ attitudes to discounting. Shoppers,

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As a follow up on my guest post at Pando Daily about why ecommerce startups come in waves, I did a follow up post making the case that celebrities will drive the next wave of ecommerce startups. Check …

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Check out my guest post on Pando Daily about why ecommerce startups come in waves.…

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A couple of years ago I did a post on how to estimate lifetime value for a subscription business where I uploaded a sample cohort analsyis that others can use as a template.

I’ve been asked several times how the …

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Today’s NY Times notes that subscriptions are all the rage in ecommerce. It features three of our portfolio companies. Alex Zhardanovsky, cofounder of Petflow*, and Azoogle before that, is one of the people interviewed:

But he had an

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The WSJ has a story on what goes into the price of a shirt that shows why so many of the current batch of hot apparel ecommerce companies (e.g. Shoedazzle*, Bonobos*, J Hilburn, Warby Parker, IndoChino etc) are vertically integrated. …

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Last year we invested in Petflow, an online  petfood retailer. We believed that Alex and Joe, the two cofounders, would be able to repeat the success they had in founding Azoogle (now part of Epic Media Group) and that …

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