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Will Bitcoin doom Western Union?

December 12, 2013 |

Bitcoin is not a currency. Here’s why.

The first chart is a currency (EUR) price chart in USD (180 days), and the second a bitcoin market price chart in USD (180 days). The reason why they’re not side-by-side is … Read More

Wine Journal Apps Face Off

December 5, 2013 |

I have a lot of apps. Too many! And there is one category that dominates my iPhone: Wine. Both for personal (I love wine) and professional (Easy Vino) reasons, I use and test a lot of wine apps. Within this … Read More

Why you should start a company in South America

November 25, 2013 |

A few days ago I talked to CNN Money about the benefits and drawbacks of starting a business in South America compared to the United States. This post is the full version of our discussion, but you can read a short … Read More

The Value of a Bronze Medal – RIM’s battle to stay relevant

September 28, 2012 |

When I think of the Olympics, I think of that time every four years when lazy people sitting on a couch call someone loser for being the 4th best athlete in the world. The Olympics are gone but there’s no … Read More

Wall Street and Facebook, “You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?”

August 23, 2012 |

Facebook is Wall Street’s new favorite punching bag, and by extension Silicon Valley gets its share of punches. The latest addition to “Facebookmageddon” is authored by Craig Timberg from the Washington Post, and he doesn’t hesitate to question the entire display … Read More

Founders Network – Member Profile

June 11, 2012 |

Link to the short interview I gave for the Founders Network Blog. Enjoy

 

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3 Things you should do to immerse yourself in the Silicon Valley community without being here

February 20, 2012 |

I’ve said it before but I’ll repeat it. In my opinion, Silicon Valley is the most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world. The sheer amount of venture capital available helps but there’s a lot more than money that you can’t … Read More

Innovating in Traditional Industries

January 20, 2012 |

This post was originally published on fnBlog.

A few weeks ago we had our annual share of tech predictions and a common trend was the inclusion of companies such as Airbnb, Getaround, and Uber. What I love about these companies … Read More

Cheers to a strong Portuguese community in Silicon Valley

November 17, 2011 |

The President of Portugal was in California last Sunday and Monday and that was big news. For most people it was big news because the last time a President visited California was 20 years ago. To me it was big … Read More

The Amazon Threat is Real

September 30, 2011 |

I’ve been on a plane and offline for the last 16h and as a result I missed the reactions to Amazon’s mega announcement of the $199 Fire plus a $79 e-reader. However, I know there is an obvious question everyone … Read More

The relentless small innovation that changed our lives

August 15, 2011 |

Entrepreneurs get often a lot of crap for not being innovative enough. It goes like “I don’t want to hear about another mobile application, I want real radical innovation”, and then they go on a rant about how entrepreneurs used … Read More

C**kblockers and my lemonade stand

August 9, 2011 |

Every time I try to register a domain name I come across the same problem – dozens and dozens of domain names that are taken with no apparent purpose other than blocking other people from getting them and maybe make … Read More