About Fred Wilson

Authored 2 articles.

Fred Wilson has been a VC since 1986. He helps people start and build technology companies in NYC.


  • Financing Options: Vendor Financing

    Features, July 25, 2011

    When you are starting a company, cash is always tight and so anytime you need a third party vendor to supply your company with services, you should be thinking of vendor financing possibilities. It can be a great way to keep your cash outlays down when the cost of capital is highest.

  • Competition - The Pros and Cons

    Features, May 10, 2011

    Today we are going to talk about competition. For most businesses, competition is a given. When I walk to work, I am often struck how many local businesses have competitors literally right across the street. Clearly competition is something you can learn to live with and still operate successfully. In fact, there are some very good things about competition. And there are some challenging things. This post will attempt to outline both.