Carey Lai's Corner

A former lemonade stand entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist

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LUMA Capital Partners Invests in Blueshift, Pioneer in Segment-of-One Marketing

A major challenge marketers face is delivering the right message to the right person at the right time as the number of channels continues to grow. What is needed to … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Business Plan To A Billion Bucks – My Story of Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam

Kevin Chou – CEO of Kabam                 Last week, Kabam announced a $120M strategic investment from Alibaba, which values the company at more than a $1 Billion.  Oh yeah!  That’s … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

How You Too Can Jazz Up Your Boring Black Luggage

What’s interesting about this post is that it has nothing to do with venture capital or start-ups.  Over Christmas break, I decided to make a YouTube video because I never … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are VCs More Important Than Their Firms?

All too often, I meet entrepreneurs who have star envy when they meet with top-tier venture firms such as Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark, etc.  And, all too often, they fail … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Is the Greatest Lie Ever Told?

Ask a VC and he’ll tell you that it’s the myth of venture capital being an easy business. Fred Wilson recently wrote an insightful post on this phenomenon, by showing exactly … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


In an article that appeared last week, Sprinklr announced that Intel Capital has led their Series B financing.  I will be joining the Board of Directors, alongside Battery Ventures and … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – Part 2/4: Markets

There is a well known children’s book called If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which is a story about a chain reaction of events once you give a mouse … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Are You All In?

As I was playing poker with a couple of buddies last weekend and I lost my initial buy-in (don’t worry, it wasn’t the $1M Big ONE tournament (, I realized … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Online Solutions to Offline Problems (Cherry Carwash)

One of the areas I love investing in is finding online solutions to offline problems.  I often do a lot of product testing as an early adopter of these types … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

So, You Think You Want to be a Stay-At-Home Dad…

I recently chatted with a friend of mine who said he wouldn’t mind being a stay at home Dad.  Soon after, I saw the following article asking the question whether … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 2 Comments