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[科技] Why Ashton Kutcher passed on investing in Snapchat, twice

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悄悄话不说 发表于 2016-10-17 20:03:14
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When Ashton Kutcher* first made the leap from actor to investor, he relied largely on his gut, investing in companies like Skype, Square and Foursquare because he was wowed by their founders and products.
  “Consumer is my domain expertise,” Kutcher said on the latest episode of    Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher. “I am a consumer, so I can really try the product and explore it.”  
  But despite several hits in his portfolio, and the portfolios of his firms A-Grade and Sound Ventures — including Airbnb and Uber — Kutcher also remembers the ones that got away. After asking his Twitter followers for recommendations on cool new apps, he was flooded with tips about two: Tinder and Snapchat.
  “I started using Tinder’s product and playing around with it and was like, ‘This is amazing,’” Kutcher said. “The swipe-left, swipe-right, just that simple product feature, I thought was outstanding.”
  Not so much for Snapchat, which he passed on twice.
  “I looked at Snapchat’s product and I hated the product,” he said. “I just thought it was like, a little crickety and a little rickety. It just wasn’t beautiful or elegant. And I have this dumb, personal pet peeve about that, and it really bugged me.”
  “And I know the dirty little secret, that even though everyone thinks that there’s privacy and that their information disappears, it still sits on a server somewhere, and it’s totally hackable over time,” he added.
  “[Snapchat CEO] Evan Spiegel doesn’t like hearing that,” Swisher pointed out on the new podcast.
  “But it’s true,” Kutcher countered. “Or, at least, it was when I was looking at it. They may have changed it, I don’t know. But I went, the first hack, where these kids are showing whatever pictures they’re showing to each other on this thing, the first hack that comes out it’s not going to be good for the company, and it’s not going to be good for the users, and it really, really scared me.”
  Today, Snapchat (which recently rebranded as Snap, Inc.) is valued at around$16 billion.  
  You can listen to    Recode Decodein the audio player above, or subscribe on    iTunes,    Google Play Music,    TuneInand    Stitcher. On Wednesday, we’ll have a bonus episode of    Decodein which Kara talks to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  
  If you like this show, you should also sample our other podcasts:
  
       
  •       Recode Media with Peter Kafkafeatures no-nonsense conversations with the smartest and most interesting people in the media world, with new episodes every Thursday. Use these links to subscribe on      iTunes,      Google Play Music,      TuneInand      Stitcher. Tomorrow, we’ll have a bonus episode of      Recode Mediain which Peter talks to former White House speechwriter Jon Favreau.   
  •       Too Embarrassed to Ask, hosted by Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode, answers the tech questions sent in by our readers and listeners. You can hear new episodes every Friday on      iTunes,      Google Play Music,      TuneInand      Stitcher.   
  • And      Recode Replayhas all the audio from our live events, including the      Code Conference,      Code Mediaand the      Code Commerce Series. Subscribe today on      iTunes,      Google Play Music,      TuneInand      Stitcher.  
  If you like what we’re doing, please    write a review on iTunes— and if you don’t, just tweet-strafe    Kara.  
  * Disclosure: Kutcher is an advisor to    Recode’s parent company Vox Media.
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智联招聘 发表于 2016-10-17 22:40:17
因为谦卑,所以高贵.因为懂得,所以慈悲;因为陌生,所以勇敢,因为距离,所以美丽.
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