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The ‘So What’ Of The Quantified Self

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. This is the second in a three-part series about the Quantified Self movement. Follow Tim on Twitter @timechange. Assuming that each of us has a picture of the “real world superhero” we want to become someday, then the optimal...
The ‘So What’ Of The Quantified Self

Here Are The Singers Competing In Next Week's 'American Idol For The Geek Set'

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Earlier this month, I wrote about Silicon Valley Voice, a karaoke competition for the tech world hosted by Silicon Valley Bank and Coverflow (a cover band made up of techies including Mayfield Fund’s Tim Chang, Facebook’s Ethan Beard, and Fandalism’s Philip Kaplan). Now, the finalists have been selected, and you...
Here Are The Singers Competing In Next Week's 'American Idol For The Geek Set'

Inside Social Apps 2012 is Tomorrow – Few More Hours to Pre-Register

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February 8 – 9, 2012 | San Francisco         Inside Social Apps 2012 comes to San Francisco tomorrow! We’ll be hosting the industry’s leading developers for two days of panels, discussions, and networking around the social and mobile app ecosystem, and we’re looking forward to seeing...
Inside Social Apps 2012 is Tomorrow – Few More Hours to Pre-Register

Badgeville Levels Up With $25M From InterWest & More To Gamify Enterprise

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When Badgeville launched at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco back in 2010 and took home the “Audience Choice Award,” its mission to help companies big and small leverage gamification elements like leaderboards, badges, leveling-up, experience points, etc. to increase customer engagement seemed intriguing — if not a little gimmicky. Fast forward...
Badgeville Levels Up With $25M From InterWest & More To Gamify Enterprise

Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board

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As health-tracking companies battle it out for consumers’ hearts and minds — and wrists — Basis Science has announced that it has raised $11.5 million for its own sensor-based band that monitors a variety of health indicators. The Series B round was led by Mayfield Fund and included existing investors, DCM...
Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board

Office Crashers: Founders Den Vows To Avoid Becoming An Accelerator

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“Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday to Founders Den…” When I set out to find an office for PandoDaily’s newest series “Office Crashers,” Founders Den Managing Partner Jason Johnson invited my photographer and me to his shared office space, which has only been around for 15 months. I say “only,”...
Office Crashers: Founders Den Vows To Avoid Becoming An Accelerator
Get-In-The-Game pitch competition @ Casual Connect Seattle 2012!

All The World’s A Game

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. This is the first in a three-part series about the Quantified Self movement. Follow Tim on Twitter @timchange. As a lifelong gamer, I grew up fascinated with role-playing games, from pen-and-paper fantasy worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, to computer-based...
All The World’s A Game

The good news and bad news about bubbles

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On Thursday, I moderated a panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who discussed a provocative question: As startup valuations get frothy, are we blowing another bubble? It seems like you can wander down Sand Hill Road muttering “social location games” and get a $20 million check dropped in front of...
The good news and bad news about bubbles
Part Burning Man, Part TED, A New Mountain Village Opens For Grand Pursuits

Designing for health tech? Remember the 7 deadly sins

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Plenty of entrepreneurs are trying to capitalize on the growing consumer and investor interest in digital health, but if you want to snare some money from at least one venture capitalist you might want to keep human vices — like lust, gluttony and greed — in mind. At a SXSW Interactive panel...
Designing for health tech? Remember the 7 deadly sins

Foursquare's Cofounder Just Dropped A Big Hint About His Next Startup

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When Naveen Selvadurai left Foursquare, the New York startup he cofounded with Dennis Crowley that lets you broadcast your location to your friends, everyone wondered what his next move would be. Now we have a clue. Monday evening, at a talk at Union Square Ventures, Selvadurai told a crowd...
Foursquare's Cofounder Just Dropped A Big Hint About His Next Startup

We Are Our Scores: The Aspirational Self

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. This is the third in a three-part series about the Quantified Self movement. Follow Tim on Twitter @timechange. I left off last time talking about how gamification and the Quantified Self — the use of sensors and devices to...
We Are Our Scores: The Aspirational Self

BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

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For awhile now “gamification” has largely existed as a buzz word. It’s felt just as ridiculous to write the word as it is to read it. However, as Tim Chang pointed out this weekend, although it’s important to avoid thinking of “gamification as the panacea,” it’s real, it’s moving beyond...
BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

YetiZen Get-In-The-Game Pitch Competition

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This sponsored post is produced by YetiZen. In Town for GDC on March 8th? Got a mind blowing vision for a mobile, social or emerging platform game, gamification app or platform? Want to meet an audience of high level executives and investors from the game space? Compete in the YetiZen...
YetiZen Get-In-The-Game Pitch Competition

The Logic Behind OUYA's $15 Million Venture-Capital Infusion

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When Julie Uhrman approached Mayfield Fund's Tim Chang about a potential investment in an Android-powered game console, he was skeptical....
The Logic Behind OUYA's $15 Million Venture-Capital Infusion
As venture capitalists turn their backs on China, funding dries up
Final due date for YetiZen Casual Connect Competition July 20th!
Ad analytics startup Moat grabs $12M from Mayfield Fund, others

Clicks Be Gone: AdTech Disrupter Moat Raises $12M Series B From Mayfield, Others

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Ad-tech may not be the most obvious face of digital advertising, but in a world in which the role of big data is getting ever more essential to how things work, it is taking up an increasingly important role. One sign of that comes from the funding that ad-tech players...
Clicks Be Gone: AdTech Disrupter Moat Raises $12M Series B From Mayfield, Others
Eruptive Games Takes $1M For Zombie Killing, Action-Adventure Social Games

Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. Follow Tim on Twitter @timechange. He’s hosting a workshop on gamification at the Mayfield Fund offices on June 6 and has reserved 10 spots for TechCrunch readers — more details at the end of this post. I have been active in the...
Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends
BranchOut Raises $25 Million, But Do Privacy Issues Loom?

Food Porn Should Help Us Keep Track Of How Much We Eat

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Mayfield Fund's managing director Tim Chang is obsessed with the whole quantified self movement, where people use gadgets to keep track of their health and fitness. That's why he invested in mobile health monitoring company, Basis. Chang told the crowd at Vator Splash that all his Asian friends love uploading...
Food Porn Should Help Us Keep Track Of How Much We Eat

Apparently, This Is Happening: Silicon Valley Bank Hosts An 'American Idol For The Geek Set'

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Not a joke, not an imaginary story: Silicon Valley Bank and Coverflow are hosting an event next month that was described in an invite as “American Idol for the geek set.” Now, there’s nothing special about getting a bunch of startup assholes to sing karaoke. (Heck, I hear that the...
Apparently, This Is Happening: Silicon Valley Bank Hosts An 'American Idol For The Geek Set'

Last Chance for Pre-Registration to Inside Social Apps – Feb 8 & 9

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February 8 – 9, 2012 | San Francisco         Inside Social Apps 2012 will be coming to San Francisco this week! We’ll be hosting the industry’s leading developers for two days of panels, discussions, and networking around the social and mobile app ecosystem, and we’re looking...
Last Chance for Pre-Registration to Inside Social Apps – Feb 8 & 9

OUYA raises $15m through Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield Fund and others, but launch date slips to June 25

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OUYA, the Kickstarter-funded video game console that runs on Android, has raised $15 million through a venture capital funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the Mayfield Fund. The Wall Street Journal reports that “several other investors” were involved in this initial round, although specific companies and...
OUYA raises $15m through Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield Fund and others, but launch date slips to June 25
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