Neither and New Follow-Up, Adam Neumann Forced Out, Peloton IPOs

Why Neither/New companies are different than traditional marketplaces, how Vision Fund’s flaws led to Adam Neumann being forced out, and why Peloton has a big opportunity it might not see.

Neither, and New: Lessons from Uber and Vision Fund

Uber represents something new: a company that is different than incumbents because of technology, yet not itself a tech company — just like the Venture Fund is not a VC.

AB 5, Uber, and the Gig Economy; The ABC Test; What Comes Next

California has passed a new bill, AB 5, that may have a big impact on Uber, Lyft, and other similar companies, but only if it survives court and ballot challenges. The unintended consequences could be huge.

What Is a Tech Company?

The question of “What is a tech company” comes down to how much software and its unique characteristics affects the company’s core business.

Disney’s Bundle, Huawei’s HarmonyOS, Uber’s Earnings

Disney’s bundle is compelling both for Disney and also Hulu, then Huawei’s new OS doesn’t make sense commercially but does make sense geopolitically. Plus, Uber’s earnings have been unfairly represented even as they are very concerning.

Uber Questions

Uber’s S-1 raises more questions than it answers

Lyft’s S-1, Demand > Supply, Lyft Concerns

Lyft’s S-1 is out, confirming some suspicions about the ride-sharing market, and raising questions about others. The big question: can Lyft get leverage on its costs, or is Uber better placed?