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Working at the intersection of technology, media, and democracy. He / him.

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I’m part of a team that invests in startups changing media for good. Ask me anything. https://medium.com/urbanama/join-an-ama-by-ben-werdmuller-of-matter-nov-6-2017-on-urbanama-517bb9837...

 

 

 

This piece seems to be attracting a lot of attention again. What *is* Silicon Valley? How does it work? https://words.werd.io/what-is-silicon-valley-87fcf49f30c8#.zbmqakexg

 

If you're interested in Silicon Valley, or critical of it, you should know how it works. I wrote a primer: https://words.werd.io/what-is-silicon-valley-87fcf49f30c8?source=linkShare-3b16402f5b9d-1473177908

 

What is Silicon Valley, exactly? How does it work? And why is there so much money? An explainer: https://words.werd.io/what-is-silicon-valley-87fcf49f30c8#.mssu17yc1

 

An open listicle to startup founders: here are some ideas to avoid. https://words.werd.io/an-open-listicle-to-startup-founders-897ed8bdacd#.rc79tcmj6

 

Casual intelligence has the potential to change how we build software: AI for apps. https://medium.com/@evanpro/making-software-with-casual-intelligence-867fd842134#.35sc5332h

 

 

 

Interested in media startups? Don't miss @mattervc's live AMA one hour from now: https://huzza.io/mattervc/live-stream/ama-with-matters-managing-partner-corey-ford

 

In New York? Want to change media for good? Go meet @mattervc for some drinks. https://tgifinnyc.splashthat.com/

 

So much activity. I'm learning from the team at @MettaVR, who you should follow too: @CeciMetropolis @JacobTref @guisabran

 

Great post by Erin about how she designs product sprints for success. https://medium.com/@erinjo/the-product-sprint-prospective-review-3fce7da5467c#.tbdjg61f6

 

 

Re-sharing: my thoughts on "market source" as an evolution of open source for business. https://medium.com/building-an-open-startup/market-source-an-open-source-ecosystem-that-pays-a373976...

 

Have you raised funding for a startup with an end-user product with an open source core? I'd really love to have a chat.

 

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Doing user research, paper prototyping, financial modeling, application design and development, sales, marketing, PR, lunch runs.

 

My episode Shoplifers and Thieves showed up in a post today. On revisiting, I'm really proud of it: http://werd.io/2014/shoplifters-and-thieves-podcastsunday

 

Finding that I'm occasionally having more trouble breathing lately.