Press for General Catalyst

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes was on The Colbert Report last night touting his new nonprofit, Jumo. Jumo is a "social network for the social sector" -- you can sign up (with Facebook, naturally) to follow any cause or nonprofit you're interested in, learn about what they're doing and get involved.

There was a palpable feeling that-–particularly for "break out" companies--we are indeed in some sort of reemergence or "Wave." However, this upswing appears different, in substance as much as in attitude, when compared to the late 90s. Here were 5 takeaways from a panel discussion with the "VC Titans."

The venture capital industry is clawing its way back after a ten-year drought. AlwayOn's editors unveil the top 100 venture capital firms that are leading the comeback and proving that high-growth private company investment opportunities still exist for the wise and disciplined VC.

Last week, the New Yorker published a piece by Malcolm Gladwell, in which “The Tipping Point” author argued that “social media evangelists”vastly overstate the value of social media in activism.
I disagreed with much of the piece, but more interesting is the perspective of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who led most of the company’s product development until 2007. It was then that Hughes answered another calling: becoming the director of online organizing for Barak Obama’s 2008 election campaign, where he was credited with turning armies of passionate volunteers into organized activists.