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Stop Hating: Bitcoin Needs Both Investors and Critics


Bitcoin critics really hate Bitcoin. Today Alex Payne blogged what I am sure he felt was a scathing and effective indictment of Andreessen Horowitz’s investment in Coinbase, which is probably the leading startup focused on the Bitcoin economy. He wrote: Most charitably, Bitcoin is regarded as a flawed but nonetheless worthwhile experiment, one that has […]

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Why I brought on a Co-Founder three years after starting Akkadian


As the founder and sole investing partner at Akkadian, I have had the honor and responsibility of making the final investment decisions at Akkadian for the past three years. I have also had a great team supporting me in fundraising, sourcing, due diligence, research, valuation and legal, and we’ve done very well with this model. […]

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Akkadian Ventures Adds Secondary Industry Pioneer to Investment Team


Mike Gridley joins as Managing Director San Francisco, Calif. October 10,2013 – Akkadian Ventures today announced that Mike Gridley is joining the firm as a Managing Director. Gridley will be Akkadian’s second investing partner and a member of the Investment Committee with co-founder Ben Black. Mike Gridley is an investing pioneer in the venture capital […]

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