Rihanna Calls The Tech Bubble Like It Is

April 27, 2016



I’ve shelved this post for almost a year now because though I’ve been in venture for five years across both Wildcat Venture Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures, it’s not lost on me that I’m still too early in my career to be “rocking the boat”. But thanks to Gurley’s recent article, the cat is out the bag and I finally have the cover to share this.

Yes, this started out as a joke between peers, but I’ve found Rihanna’s hit single, “Bitch Better Have My Money”, to be remarkably effective at explaining many elements of the current tech bubble. So for everyone who’s wondering “Is this even a bubble?”, “How did [fill in the blank startup] raise THAT much money?”, or “What happens when the bubble bursts?”, here is the metaphor for all to enjoy.

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