Hey, I'm Dan! I invest in early-stage startups at Madrona and write the DL, a weekly newsletter about tech in the PNW

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ARK Big Ideas 2020

I really like ARK’s research reports because they do a good job analyzing markets from first principles (even though I sometimes disagree with their conclusions). Here’s a link to their 2020 report...

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Get rich (selling software) or die tryin' (anything else)

It seems to me there are two dominant startup models in tech today...

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The disruption of disruption

Last week Ben Thompson published an interesting article called “The End of the Beginning” where he lays out his vision for the future of the tech industry...

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One in five new tech jobs is based in Seattle

Between 2005 and 2017, high tech industries (like software, pharma, aerospace) created 256K jobs in the United States. Seattle accounted for 56K of these jobs, which means 22% (1 in 5) of all new tech jobs were created in Seattle.

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Why I'm Obsessed with TikTok

If you’re someone who cares about tech trends, you need to get on TikTok. As of this fall, TikTok is officially more popular with teens than Facebook, and it’s growing rapidly (1.5B users, 500M+ added this year).So what is it?

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