The VC market seems to go in cycles. We see a bunch of simultaneous investments by lots of VCs into things like storage devices, virtual reality, social networks, etc. Assuming you can talk about generalizations, have you seen any interesting new trends popping up in recent pitches?

you are right and as a result seeing lots of things in payments, mobile, gaming, geo, q&a, etc etc. 

one thing not on that “typical” list that I’m digging are startups taking what’s worked well in consumer web services (ie real time, social, profiles, cloud, simple/constrained services, minimum viable product, UE obsession) and bringing that to other markets like retail, fashion, health, careers/jobs, education and finance.