Frustrated with Dallas
Union Square Ventures, the New York-based venture capital firm famous for its Web 2.0 investments (Foursquare, Meetup, tumblr, Twitter, delicious, Feedburner, etc) recently announced that they're hiring an investment analyst and a general manager. They invited anybody who was interested to send them links to their web presence, and the staff at USV would use that instead of a resume. Kinda cool.
In a followup post, they mapped the applicants. Nobody from Dallas applied for the general manager position, and only a couple could stir themselves to apply for the analyst spot.
Anybody who wanted to could apply. No old-boy network, no experience absolutely required (although they did have some "ideal candidate" desiderata). And Dallas just couldn't be bothered.
I'm very frustrated with Dallas.
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