Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @manukumar ever

May 2013

@pingg Wish Pingg would allow the Host to set the RSVP status for invitees — sometimes people reply out of band via email, phone or twitter

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Getting_Smart Kid in Story: The App Inspired by a Mom in Need @Getting_Smart http://t.co/syClV2v9qz #ADHD #autism #EdTech

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lucidchart Hip hip hooray! Now you can embed YouTube videos in Lucidchart! #diagrams #video http://t.co/JjHHMJscxG

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lyft The pink mustache has landed in Boston! East Coast #LyftLove is in the air. <3 http://t.co/NT6Fj4tk8d

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I suck at copy writing :-p Can never make up my mind and just keep typing and retyping the same sentence over and over again!

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4 invites to various incubator/accelerator demo days in one day. Reminded me of the awesome http://t.co/y4aP200yms by @eladgil

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twilio Going to #TwilioCon? Take advantage of Super Early Bird discounted tickets before June 1st. Grab your tickets here: http://t.co/6MLA9BajWi

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Interesting read. Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo http://t.co/LQdHs0JcEe by @ifindkarma

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PandoDaily “Arrested Development” describes Netflix’s business strategy http://t.co/EyVJFzNTrv

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pamelafox TIL: Good managers are meant to be “shit umbrellas, not shit funnels.” Or, in doodle form: https://t.co/zTbeq3EkF5

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Great post by @bgurley: A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy http://t.co/kkw0ZIoG7H

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mkapor Electric car startup Better Place liquidating. Kiss $850 million goodbye. Not a lean startup. http://t.co/YUd9eIhM90

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twilio Introducing Twilio HQ 3.0. Check out photos from our office warming party full of friendly faces (and sumo wrestlers) http://t.co/27jrMkkTJo

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ASEA VC3 event (@ Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center) http://t.co/178b346vBh

via foursquare from Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Stanford

Techmeme Broadcasters go after Aereo by suing smaller competitor, Aereokiller (@sandonet / The Verge) http://t.co/568fHp6HZy http://t.co/BLq1gGtqUq

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@elonmusk indeed, would welcome a consumption based tax system

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@elonmusk have had that surgery twice. Good luck! Pro tip: don’t use the magnetic/Goode splints or packing.

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@albertwenger @jeffiel He just entered the wrong passcode 10 times. You prob had the erase feature enabled :-) http://t.co/5BpItpOwHC

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TeslaMotors #WattsUp: Our Gen III vehicle will be high-volume/low-price to illustrate that great EVs are available to all. http://t.co/jYPelkwSuh

via web (retweeted on 11:07 AM, May 24th, 2013 via TweetDeck)

Scobleizer Make your Google Calendar a LOT more productive with @baydin’s Boomerang Calendar. See how it works in my video: https://t.co/Jr65pV0rBS

via web (retweeted on 2:34 PM, May 23rd, 2013 via TweetDeck)

tomiogeron Lyft Raises $60 Million As Ride Sharing Competition Heats Up: Ride-sharing startup Lyft has raised $60 million… http://t.co/GzWCOKZnO1

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MobileSpan CEO @NilsBunger ready to take the stage in a few minutes at #utrconf

via web (retweeted on 10:26 AM, May 23rd, 2013 via TweetDeck)

So proud of @logangreen and @johnzimmer. @Lyft is a phenomenal company & an awesome community #LyftLove #FistBumps Welcoming @a16z on board!

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TechCrunch Lyft Lifts $60 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Gives 30,000 Rides A Week A Year After Launch http://t.co/WVTByB9sfH by @ryanlawler

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W_ScottWeiss Excited to be joining the board of @lyft - I’m really feeling the #lyftlove Here’s my blog announcing the investment:
http://t.co/Dr0dhcSpBl

via web (retweeted on 10:21 AM, May 23rd, 2013 via TweetDeck)

lyft Thoughts from @W_ScottWeiss on @a16z’s investment in Lyft. http://t.co/y5dbE9XWim Welcome to the community, Scott! #fistbump

via web (retweeted on 10:20 AM, May 23rd, 2013 via TweetDeck)

joestump Never understood why we welcome the brightest minds from around the world into our finest institutions, educate them, then tell them GTFO.

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MikeBloomberg 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children: http://t.co/4Ldf4XMQxc #iMarch http://t.co/gR9DM5TJr8

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#iMarch because I know so many brilliant international students @CarnegieMellon and @Stanford #KeepTalentHere http://t.co/ICjk9Xf8U3 #VC

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#iMarch because 11 out of the 22 companies @K9Ventures has invested in have immigrant founders http://t.co/ICjk9Xf8U3 #VC

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#iMarch because I was an immigrant founder who struggled w/ immigration while starting my first company http://t.co/ICjk9Xf8U3 #iMarch #VC

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@bentsmithfour contrats on the round! Just saw the announcement in @danprimack’s Term Sheet from this morning.

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rachaelmyrow . @TeslaMotors on track to bec 1st recipient of a @ENERGY vehicle loan to pay off its debt. http://t.co/syWiVlR3xb via @BloombergNews

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#iMarch for Innovation. Tell Congress we need smart #immigration reform. Attract & keep talent in USA http://t.co/cI3uASXifT

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Forget Midas; What We Really Need Is a Mygdon List http://t.co/t6g4DFGClC

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My blog post on @Mashable supporting @MarchForInnov, esp for immigrant entrepreneurs & STEM graduates. http://t.co/u71eQR8Ybw #iMarch #vc

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Pleased to join #iMarch for immigration reform (especially for Entrepreneurs and STEM grads). Here is my story: http://t.co/0oVushIF1v #vc

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@mashable Please see http://t.co/0oVushIF1v for the real story. I was *not* almost deported. That is factually incorrect. #PleaseCorrect

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@mashable Please correct that headline — I wasn’t “almost deported” just had to work through the system to make sure I could stay legally.

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@dpatil Ha! Sorry about that. I totally didn’t realize it till later! The sunglasses and the kids completely threw me off. :-)

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@dpatil Was that you I saw at the bubble exhibit yesterday at #MakerFaire?

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torbit Go beyond window.onload - “Track Custom Events in Torbit Insight” #webperf
http://t.co/HHsuXaUEwM

via web (retweeted on 9:16 PM, May 20th, 2013 via TweetDeck)

MobileSpan We’ll be at #UTRConf on 5/23 to present our vision on #enterprisemobility. Join us!

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BarackObama Pakistani tech entrepreneur Faizan is a perfect example of why we need #ImmigrationReform. Watch the video: http://t.co/k8fPT7c7h8

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jeffweiner Whether new policy decisions, product launches, or acquiring Tumblr, Marissa’s got people talking about Yahoo again in a meaningful way

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I’m at Torbit (San Mateo, Ca) http://t.co/jpLPTGqMlG

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What Nikola Tesla vs. VCs video says about the state of Silicon Valley http://t.co/iJvzAiIBrb via @gigaom

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I’m at @MakerFaire 2013 (San Mateo, CA) w/ 226 others http://t.co/KMEnwtxxSt

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Putting our best hipster on! #3DGlasses @ Palo Alto, CA http://t.co/jf04LOszZD

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@QuickResApp loving the additional real-estate — will need to wear glasses soon, but for some things the real-estate out-weighs crispness

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If you use a Retina MacBook Pro, you have to check out @quickresapp — love being able to get more screen space! http://t.co/7CmQcF5Rid

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Trust @cdouvos to come up with the colorful description! LPs to VCs: Cut Fund Size, Show Us the Money and Stop Lying http://t.co/ZPCkwAJOlc

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@msuster Shall I chill some tomato juice/V8 for you for tomorrow? :) cc @LDEakman @bfeld @jasonmendelson

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esharesinc Just completed training for two top-tier law firms who will start offering electronic shares to their clients! https://t.co/5ahIysxaCc

via AngelList (retweeted on 11:04 PM, May 15th, 2013 via TweetDeck)

MobileSpan Our new blog post is up for #UTRConf: The mobility revolution has stalled. Now what?
by @NilsBunger http://t.co/3pOB2rRwvb

via HootSuite (retweeted on 9:54 AM, May 15th, 2013 via TweetDeck)

Had fun on the #VCPanel at #MakeHIW with @trae, @robconeybeer, @rquintini & @rkottenstette. Thanks @sircoolio for inviting me. #bananas

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grapealope If you’re filling a hole that will eventually get filled by one of the big players, I probably won’t invest in you. @manukumar #makeHIW

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grapealope The packaging and unboxing experience are incredibly important. Thought experiment: imagine your product at Apple store. @manukumar #makeHIW

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grapealope Does your product come with a user manual? It really shouldn’t. It shouldn’t need one. @manukumar #makeHIW

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brcknet @manukumar wants to see products that have design thought out all the way through packaging. #makehiw

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tim .@ManuKumar “I want [to invest in] companies where the hardware is enabling software.” #makehiw

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grapealope “Almost a third of my portfolio has something to do with cameras.” @manukumar #makeHIW

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grapealope You can’t spell hardware without hard. @ManuKumar #makeHIW

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brcknet @manukumar says he looks for hardware that enables software. #makehiw

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grapealope “Is it an interesting enough idea? Is the hardware enabling software?” @ManuKumar asks these questions to decide whether to invest. #makeHIW

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Cooley Venture Financing Report: Q1 2013—Financing Environment Cools as
Deal Volumes Decline http://t.co/6RC980AAdQ (pdf) via @CooleyLLP

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kpcb Where are VC’s investing in #hardware? Find out @MakeHIW TODAY 5:30pm @trae @robconeybeer @sircoolio @ManuKumar @rquintini @rkottenstette

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@DesignersGeeks Looked promising, but the reviews are somewhat disappointing

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@sumeet_jain Not at the granularity of window positions. I use 2 side-by-side browsers on a monitor, but on diff screens on laptop

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Wish Apple would make MacOS remember window positions for different screen configurations (when connected to monitor or not) #SimpleThings

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Techmeme How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons (@shaunacysays / Popular Science) http://t.co/HNT3cgGi2t http://t.co/Dig452yMdB

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Go @Lyft @LoganGreen @JohnZimmer! Zimride Becomes Lyft, Launches Its Mustachioed Ride-Sharing Service In Chicago http://t.co/FD7iMiTjso

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Running several days behind on email. If you’re awaiting a response, I will get to it RSN.

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Listening to a whiteboard pitch from a young entrepreneur… @ K9 Ventures http://t.co/R9aRzCwgAh

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The Money Shot: Kara Swisher on Instagram’s Billion-Dollar Ride in Vanity Fair http://t.co/K4tVmKlM75

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threegear Explore Reddit, Google Maps, and three.js demos with gestures! Built with the new Dashboard application.
http://t.co/3gBBkIywah

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threegear Researchers at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg have used our system to control a giant robotic arm! http://t.co/sohCIgklXL

via web (retweeted on 11:54 AM, May 2nd, 2013 via Twitter for iPhone)

esharesinc Onboarded our first companies in private beta yesterday! :-) https://t.co/5ahIysxaCc

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LocoMotiveLabs We are proud to be part of Zynga’s learning games accelerator. Accessible learning for kids w #specialneeds! http://t.co/rjrKdhX4A6

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Congrats @fdestin and Atlas team! Men on Mars : The Reinvention of Atlas Venture http://t.co/qZazSOuRgx

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The exhibits and stories behind the inventors at the @ComputerHistory Museum are awe inspiring. Well worth the visit esp for entrepreneurs.

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stunwin Dear, @baydin. Due to Boomerang, I would like to marry you. I’d like to schedule this at your earliest convenience. Please advise re: dates

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Can always count on @bfeld and @Liam406 to leave my head spinning. #SoMuchGoodAvice #StraightTalk Thank you both for the time today.

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@redpointvc @satishd The Redpoint blog is gone since @posterous is now offline. http://t.co/XjxX0Mh6up

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Email Again, by Satish Dharmaraj http://t.co/lPetCv2Gvd via @redpointvc

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This is great. Announcing The CrunchBase Venture Network http://t.co/ZKCaP9PkjE via @TechCrunch

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