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Sometimes I have controversial opinions about startups, venture capital and tech that don't fit into 280 characters.

This is the place where I share them with other homo sapiens.

Here's a download of my recent shower thoughts:

Get my occasional 2 cents as a letter:

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I've recently started to record a voice version of my letter.

I record it while walking on Sand Hill Road (not really SHR, but some busy street) with my iPhone. It's uncut, unfiltered with my European accent and lots of emmms between sentences.

But I hope it gets the message across.

Check it out here:

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The Sand Hill Road Youtube Channel format is still under construction, but you can check out the first episodes here:

I'm also trying to claim fame for Youtube's first professorship:

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Hi, I'm Erasmus Elsner.

I'm a PhD at ETH Zurich, where I conduct research on the law and economics of venture capital and startups.

I'm also the founder of CryptoCribs, which I bootstrapped for more than a year. I am now funded by one of the largest VC funds in the Valley, but I continue to remain small and scrappy.

If you want to get in contact with me, reach out to me on the Twitter, through Reid Hoffman's second social network, Naval's list or through SMTP.

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