And you use Hotmail."
Because yes, it is frequently kind of sucky to be a woman in tech.
So you know what, Samsung? You’re not helping. Shut up and make me a phone."
The call ended. There was silence, then frustration, then sadness.
We went back to other investment firms that we had also received term sheets from prior to committing to Benchmark, but after Benchmark pulled out, the news spread and we had the scarlet letter, or maybe the scarlet zero. We were hosed."
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how similar some of the metrics are from service to service and company to company. I like to call these the web/mobile laws of physics. One fairly common “law of web/mobile physics” is the ratio of registered users/downloads to monthly actives, daily actives, and max concurrent users (for services that have a real time component to them).
I call this ratio 30/10/10 and so many services that we see exhibit it within a few percentage points here and there.
Here’s how it works:
30% of the registered users or number of downloads (if its a mobile app) will use the service each month
10% of the registered users or number of downloads (if its a mobile app) will use the service each day
the max number of concurrent users of a real-time service will be 10% of the number of daily users
We see these ratios across social web apps, social mobile apps, games, music services, and many other consumer web and mobile services."
When I read Fred Wilson’s post this morning about the tough times consumer companies are having raising money, his second point resonated with me most:
“distribution is much harder on mobile than web and we see a lot of mobile first startups getting stuck in the transition from successful…
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