Hello there! I have been missing in action for the past week or so, for mostly personal reasons. I have been thinking about today – the day when I turn 50 and enter the sixth decade of my life. I am supposed to say something profound, but I don’t really have much to say. I don’t feel the tick-tock of the clock. I don’t feel the middle age creeping on me. I feel like rest of my life’s learnings are ahead of me. 

I do sometimes feel that I should sleep more. And that I should spend even more time on things I love. Apart from that, I feel no different today than I did yesterday, or that day when I first fell in love with the Internet. Or that day when I came home to find not fame, fortune but a lifetime of adventure.

I have a handful of ideas and I want to pursue them. Perhaps this is a good year to chase those frontiers. Regardless, I am glad you all have been part of my life. 

September 29, 2016, San Francisco! 

Video Streaming! CDN! Sure webRTC can do that!

Peer5 is built on WebRTC, a real-time communication protocol from Google that’s part of HTML5, meaning support for Peer5’s technology is built into every version of Chrome, Opera, Edge, Firefox, and more. Apple’s building it into Safari. Google Hangouts is based on it.

Peer5, an Israel-based server-less CDN company, is going to be helping DailyMotion in distribution of videos. This is a big deal for webRTC technology. I am big believer and that is why invested in CallStats.io, a company based in Helsinki, Finland.

Where great startups are: the Nordics


Skype, Spotify, Supercell – they all have one thing in common: they were born, raised and thrived in the Nordics before becoming a global phenomena and changing their industries. And these are not the only examples of great startups emerging from that region. Top Tier Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based fund which invests in venture capital funds, recently conducted a study looking at the “unrealized and realized exits” in the Top Tier dataset according to geography in order “to determine if any of the regions was outperforming.” What the study found