Decades from now, I will look back and remember these days of liquidity abundance pretty well. New funding rounds every day, sky-rocketed valuations, institutional dollars flowing into venture funds… It will be hard to forget these times of euphoria and bitter-sweet lessons that it will teach us.

Capital abundance is…


There’s a dichotomy of for-profit vs. non-profit in organizations to mark the obvious extremes. But, is there a possibility of a midway, i.e. a for-profit company that does not seek profits as its primary activity? Of course, we are referring to a sincere approach that is embedded in the company’s…


Football clubs are rooted institutions each with an extensive history and culture. They are associated with their city, peculiar colors, passionate fans, historical accounts, and of course, 11 players fighting weekly for glory on the pitch. They compete with other clubs within their city and their country. …


Remember the college friend who attended all the parties — while you were studying for the exams? Remember rabit holing Intagram stories on a lonely Friday night — when everyone seemed to be having the greatest time except you? …


Startups are businesses on steroids. To speed up the growth process beyond natural limits, startups regularly inject steroids in the form of capital. If successful, startups compress decades of growth into a couple of years. …


Robinhood and its multiple clones in each country have driven the recent retail investing movement worldwide. Investing was previously confined to institutions and high net worth people. Robinhood, enabled by technological advancements and a new business model for brokerage, cut down the commissions and brought it to the masses. This…


Online marketplaces are e-commerce platforms connecting buyers and sellers of certain products or services. Initially focused on consumer products, online marketplaces have then extended into many untapped verticals and also into services, such as getting a ride, repair, and house cleaning. Still, penetration of online marketplaces for B2B (business-to-business) transactions…


Corporate law, investment banking, management consulting, tax advisory, and many other white-collar jobs are service businesses that sell their employees’ hours. Although their value propositions vary, all of these sectors are marked by a culture of overwork and poor work-life balance. Many believe that it is the right thing for…


People are afraid that their jobs are going to be taken either by robots or immigrants. Not sure whether robots or immigrants are taking their jobs, but software is definitely doing so — and this trend strengthens as time passes by. …


In the first part of the series, I mostly speculated that in a frictionless environment, there are many similarities between a bank and other businesses (say a grocery shop). In the second part, I outlined the frictions, which increase barriers to entry and lower the speed of innovation in banking…

Yavuzhan Yilancioglu

VC investor at Revo Capital. Mostly writes on business and technology.

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