Trenchant Insight On Songs

Heartbleed Nightmare

Sometimes A Relationship Can Feel A Lot Like An OpenSSL Vulnerability

At last, the long wait is over. This week we post the final track from our digitally recorded, thoughtfully afforded debut MVP. We've had a whole lot of fun over the past six weeks - thank you so much for being a part of our startup shenanigans as we aim to shake up an industry that hasn't rocked for far too long. 

This week we drop the final track that we send out to every hacker that has found themselves on the wrong side of an exploited relationship. When you put your heart into production, you're at constant risk of getting pwn3t - this one goes out to all of you who have found yourselves in a relationship that feels a lot like an OpenSSL vulnerability.

This one's called "Heartbleed."


You can find the lyrics up ...

Listening Eagle

No Spoilers Allowed: A Love Song to the NSA

The penultimate track from our debut record MVP comes straight from our hearts and sent over a tapped wire to our good friends in the American intelligence community. Folks who may have heard our prototypical escapades a while back might remember the demo tape that started Adventure Capitalists with a love ballad called "No Spoilers Allowed." Our minimum viable record would not have been complete without revisiting the track and giving it a full band workup, complete with blistering honky-tonk solo.

Share with every spook you know and let them know how much you appreciate their vigilant recording in the name of our freedom.

Tasty links to consume what the government doesn't want you to hear:

Caught up on your TV watching and feeling bold? Scope the lyrics right here on Genius.

Picard Facepalm

Someone On The Internet (Is Wrong)

Another week, another release from AdCap's debut MVP and this go round we got a ditty resonant with anyone who has the misfortune of using this Internet. A Jekyll and Hyde story about the horrible person we all become at one time or another surfing the information superhighway, "Someone on the Internet (Is Wrong)" is now available for you to troll your way to the Labor Day weekend.

In addition to our myriad free download options, this track is available on the go wherever fine waveforms are streamed:

Lyrics are also up on Genius.

Aaron Swartz in a Library

Only In America Can You Steal Something Free

We're coming up to the halfway point in the release of MVPour first record, and James and I have to tell you it's been a whole lot of fun. We're deeply grateful for all of you sharing some laughs at this line of work we've chosen and hope AdCap can bring a little levity to the desperate business of startup tech.

If we can break character for one tune in this release, we'd like to send one out to a hacker in Brooklyn that was taken from us far too soon. Like many people who write software for a living, James and I were crestfallen whenwe got the news of the arrest of Aaron Swartz and heartbroken when we got word of his passing. Neither of us knew him well, but like every engineer working on the Internet, we used his work every ...

Joker - Retro Batman Show

New Track From MVP: I'm Not Sick

Before we get to this week's release from our first record MVP, the firm feels it needs to clear the air given today's news.

  1. Rob Spectre never knowingly signed up for Ashley Madison.
  2. All emails found in the recent dump represent due diligence for a passed investment.
  3. We will not comment on any of the 47 transactions listed in the dump.
  4. If you'd avoid using our company card, you'd be doing us a solid. Our Netflix subscriptions are due this month and we'd be way bummed if we couldn't finish Wet Hot American Summer.

And now, serious business.

"I'm Not Sick" is now available for your digital consumption. A rocker track for everyone that has had to explain the bags under their eyes after another 90 hour week, you can find our latest for download on every service on the Good ...

Hello I Am A Genius

Lyrics: WFH

Rob rolled up his sleeves and got one of our associates (all of them have Harvard BS degrees) to tap out the term sheet for our latest investment, WFH. He wasn't allowed to hit the vape when we signed it either, so he probably remembers whatever the terms were best.

Anyway, we love open communities and sharing. It's one of those core value things here at a19s. 

We couldn't be happier to announce that we've posted our term sheet for WFH on Genius, fully annotated by Mr. Rob Spectre himself.

Music Service Logos

Go Long On MVP With Your Favorite Music Service

My assistant brought it to my attention this morning that people out there are still buying music. I couldn't believe it, so I asked my Starbucks barista if this was true and his shrug told me everything I needed to know. He's a millenial - he understands this market. So, James and I called a few people and Adventure Capitalists is now available on every music service that matters. 

Just search "Adventure Capitalists" on the service of your choice or click one of the links below:

We're told we're probably on a bunch of others, but my associate can't figure out how to sign up for a Tidal account.

Guess we shouldn't have passed on that Spotify C round.

Wall Street Bull Statue

Listen To Your Investors. Always.

I just got out of a board meeting with one of our portfolio companies and I am so hot under the collar that I could barely work the door to my McLaren. The nerve of these wantrepreneurs to trust their domain expertise and market vision over the fat stacks of cash money I wired into their bank accounts? I've had it with these founders and their passion for serving their customers - don't think know what will happen if they don't read every single link from the Harvard Business Review I tweet at them?

Let me tell you a story.

Few years back I was working with an entrepreneur. He was feeding me some line about "solving a real business problem" instead of "building a social network." I asked him, "Look hombre - do you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or do you want to be the ...

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