I take care of everything Europe at AngelList, the platform for startups. I love sneakers and live in Berlin.


Inherent Vice. Looks good.

AngelList für Anfänger

  1. Erstellt komplette Profile für eure Person und euer Unternehmen – und füllt diese mit hilfreichen Informationen. Ziel ist es, Investoren dazu zu bringen, auf „Follow“ zu klicken – und das passiert nicht, wenn sie auf eurer Profilseite neben dem Namen nur ein Logo zu Gesicht bekommen.
  2. Schöpft die Vernetzungsmöglichkeiten der Plattform voll aus, indem ihr vielen interessanten Leuten folgt.
  3. Gebt regelmäßige Updates! Je öfter euer Startup im Newsfeed der euch folgenden Investoren auftaucht, desto höher ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass sie sich bei der nächsten Finanzierungsrunde positiv an euch erinnern.
  4. Nutzt AngelList zur Recherche geeigneter Business Angels: Wer interessiert sich für meine Themen? Wer hat schon einmal in meinem Geschäftsfeld investiert?
  5. Bindet die Plattform schon früh in die Investorensuche ein und nicht erst während einer Finanzierungsrunde. Besteht ein Kontakt zum Zeitpunkt des eigentlichen Pitches schon länger, ist die Chance, dass er Gehör findet, um einiges größer. Daher lohnt es sich, schon im Vorfeld der Fundraising-Phase die Fühler auszustrecken.

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Those are two great quotes, especially together.

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Arthur C. Clarke, Hazards of Prophecy

This is Clarke’s Law

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It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

— Gabriel García Márquez (via nedhepburn)

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Hard knock life. 


Hard knock life. 

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Es war einmal das Leben - YouTube →

Just remembered this gem of a childhood show.

iPhone 6 Lines and the Chinese Mafia

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TBT when the sun shone. Most of the time at least.

Wow. (via  On location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 | The Verge)
I can transfer the accounts—the actual Apple ID I use—but any content I bought would be subject to national borders. In other words, leaving France [or any country, for that matter] means leaving behind all the apps and other DRM-laden content that I’ve purchased from Apple over the years. “After you change countries, you will no longer receive application update notifications in iTunes for the apps you purchased in your original country. However, you’ll still receive update notifications on your iOS device for any applications installed on it.” But you can only change the App Store account on an iOS device once every 90 days, so that would mean that when I log out of one store and log into another, I wouldn’t be able to change again for three months.

— This is nuts. I can’t install any German apps because my app store account is UK, and changing would make me lose all my old apps. Crossing borders with the iTunes Store | Macworld

Thank you fellow travellers, in your thousands. Behind the mountains, there are more mountains.

Week 483 | Berg Blog

A beautiful thank you note from Matt at Berg. I’m sad to see them go, seems just like yesterday when we hung out and discussed the backend for all IoT services.

Is living in Germany really like living in one of USA poorest states? →


Look at this study It concludes that the average American is better off than the average German. That if Germany was a US state it would be the 39th poorest.

But this conclusion may be wrong for two reasons.

-Income is much better distributed in Germany than in the USA. When there is such…

That premise is ridiculous. I’d say most Germans live better than most Americans in the _richest_ states.

going iPhone-first is a widely held best practice. It’s our generation’s version of “Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.”