Sam Lessin Intern
  • San Francisco
  • The Information

Sam is currently an intern at The Information and co-founder and co-CEO of Fin. He also invests in tech startups through Slow Ventures, where he is a partner.

18 Articles
26 days ago
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From Theranos to FTX: Silicon Valley’s ‘No Additional Work Required’ Late-Stage VC Culture and Wh...

First, two caveats: I have invested in two outright frauds in my life (to my knowledge) and lost in total a few milli...

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7 months ago
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Elon Musk Is Silicon Valley’s New Hero—for Better or Worse

The hero’s journey of ancient mythology follows a well-understood and well-documented pattern: The hero receives a ca...

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9 months ago
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How to Put Physical Assets on the Blockchain

People who focus on crypto love to talk about the importance of bringing “real-world,” hard-to-trade assets like real...

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about 1 year ago
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Facebook’s Decade-Old Missteps Should Be a Lesson for Web3

Once upon a time—that is, in 2011—the company then known as Facebook launched Open Graph, a way for users to carry th...

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about 1 year ago
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The Metaverse Is Coming. What Happens Next?

After a good 15-ish–year run, most technology watchers agree that we are nearing the end of Web 2.0, and that the daw...

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about 1 year ago
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Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here’s How to Do It.

Earlier this year I wrote about the idea of investing directly in people versus companies—something my venture capita...

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about 1 year ago
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What Sequoia Gains by Blowing Up the VC Fund Structure

In August, I wrote that venture capital as we know it is ending. Self-proclaimed “VC funds” faced a choice: They coul...

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over 1 year ago
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The End of Venture Capital as We Know It

All signs seem to indicate that by 2022, for the first time, nontraditional tech investors—including hedge funds, mut...

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over 1 year ago
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‘MrBeast’ Explains His Plans to Help YouTube Creators Raise Equity Finance

Jimmy Donaldson, known as “MrBeast” on YouTube, today unveiled a new company called Creative Juice focused on providi...

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over 1 year ago
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The Future of Investing Directly In People

When companies need capital to grow, they can generally go down one of two financial paths. They either borrow money ...

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almost 2 years ago
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Collectibles, Crypto NFTs, and the Monetization of Influence

The biggest story of the last month in the world of crypto has been the rapid rise of non-fungible tokens. For the un...

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almost 2 years ago
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Clubhouse and the Future of Cult-Driven Social Platforms

People are right to be focusing attention on Clubhouse’s meteoric rise. But almost everyone seems to misunderstand wh...

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