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Startups Almost Never Talk About This - But They Should

Medium – Sarah Milstein – Aug 28, 10:21 AM – Last weekend, Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark, tweeted up a storm of solid advice for startups looking to raise investment. There's a lot of mystique around fund raising, and she talked about details people don't usually mention: how hard it is…
Danielle Morrill RT @mirceagoia: Startups Almost Never Talk About This - But They Should t.co/6YNFtBhRyZ
Alexander Muse RT @SarahM: Startups Almost Never Talk About This--But They Should. New post from yours truly: t.co/mnfvH4jWUF
Anil Dash RT @SarahM: Startups Almost Never Talk About This--But They Should. New post from yours truly: t.co/mnfvH4jWUF
Laurel Touby RT @hmason: If you're curious about how the VC ecosystem works, read @sarahm's post from today: t.co/1uRF8N6kID
Hilary Mason If you're curious about how the VC ecosystem works, read @sarahm's post from today: t.co/1uRF8N6kID
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Tech nerds are smart. But they can't seem to get their heads around politics.

Vox.com – David Roberts – Aug 27, 6:31 AM – Sometimes I try to explain to my kids that I grew up in a time — a dark age known as The Eighties — when reading comic books, playing fantasy-based card games, watching Dr. Who, or being really into computers could get you publicly…
Jeff Robinson Tech nerds are smart. But they can't seem to get their heads around politics. t.co/2bbO3VoVbH via @voxdotcom
Alex Payne 'tech nerd engagement with politics remains sporadic and inconsistent at best' t.co/fihd7qZhGC
Chris DeVore Truth: "Nerds want to make the world better, but they cannot do so without allies in the public sector." t.co/44or6n83g4
Chris DeVore in practical coalitional politics the 'center' will tend to be shaped not by rational thinking but by money and power t.co/44or6n83g4
Tim O'Reilly Fascinating primer on American politics from @drvox t.co/96TKu0KWaP (responding to @waitbutwhy on @elonmusk) via @jstogdill
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Not Every Startup Should Be Venture-Backed

Medium – Sarah Guo – Aug 26, 6:15 PM – In this record fundraising year, (and despite the recent hiccups, record year in the public markets) we are beginning to see a lot of companies raise institutional venture capital simply because it's widely available and the Silicon Valley bull…
Jüri Kaljundi 'Not Every Startup Should Be Venture-Backed' t.co/H0SozERxbV - 1000 companies get VC funding, million get built without it
Antone Johnson RT @richopr: 'Not every #startup should be venture-backed.' @saranormous Greylock #VC | t.co/UKjS9i2f5I
David Crow RT @bwertz: 'Not Every Startup Should Be Venture-Backed' t.co/sLs3eEteEZ < good checklist by @saranormous
Mark MacLeod RT @bwertz: 'Not Every Startup Should Be Venture-Backed' t.co/sLs3eEteEZ < good checklist by @saranormous
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Uber just closed a $1 billion round of funding for its China branch

businessinsider.com – Aug 27, 11:03 AM – Uber's China arm has closed its $1 billion fundraising round early, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, with investors still hopeful for the U.S.-based ride service despite strong domestic competition in the car-hailing market.
hussein kanji Uber just closed a $1 billion round of funding for its China branch t.co/cINe1BG3hO via @nuzzel thanks @Kolja
Kevin Moore RT @mdudas: The growth of Uber in China is breathtaking, especially given incumbent political advantage: t.co/k4KJNFP2yP t.co/1U2XYJb4bN
Armando Biondi RT @mdudas: The growth of Uber in China is breathtaking, especially given incumbent political advantage: t.co/k4KJNFP2yP t.co/1U2XYJb4bN
Ross Mayfield RT @mdudas: The growth of Uber in China is breathtaking, especially given incumbent political advantage: t.co/k4KJNFP2yP t.co/1U2XYJb4bN
Semil RT @mdudas: The growth of Uber in China is breathtaking, especially given incumbent political advantage: t.co/k4KJNFP2yP t.co/1U2XYJb4bN
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Have plans tonight? Cancel them. Sarah Palin is interviewing Donald Trump

motherjones.com – Inae Oh – Aug 28, 12:41 PM – Fed up with media bullies attacking Donald Trump's purported Bible fanaticism, Sarah Palin announced she will be interviewing the GOP frontrunner and non-active church member for what's sure to be a circus of a conversation. In a Facebook post, the…
Armando Biondi RT @GammaCounter: "Have Plans Tonight? Cancel Them. Sarah Palin Is Interviewing Donald Trump." t.co/PK6YLR7igV via @NB_Chris t.co/VEgQc4onn7
Ross Mayfield Sarah Palin to interview Trump in an hour t.co/Mob0N9pXOB The site is down, because the internet loves watching a train wreck
john frankel RT @GammaCounter: "Have Plans Tonight? Cancel Them. Sarah Palin Is Interviewing Donald Trump." t.co/PK6YLR7igV via @NB_Chris t.co/VEgQc4onn7
Marc Andreessen RT @GammaCounter: "Have Plans Tonight? Cancel Them. Sarah Palin Is Interviewing Donald Trump." t.co/PK6YLR7igV via @NB_Chris t.co/VEgQc4onn7
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Why It's Safe for Founders to Be Nice

paulgraham.com – I recently got an email from a founder that helped me understand something important: why it's safe for startup founders to be nice people. I grew up with a cartoon idea of a very successful businessman (in the cartoon it was always a man): a…
Tyler Willis RT @bradfordcross: "be as nice as you want, work hard on your growth rate to compensate." t.co/Y6XUAzfsSq
Tyler Willis "Startups usually win by making something so great that people recommend it to their friends." t.co/J9OtlWbRCl
Harjeet RT @paulg: Why It's Safe for Founders to Be Nice: t.co/wptbWHN2Gp
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Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

npr.org – Steve Henn – Jul 31 – Now, as Google and other companies work to create self-driving cars, there's a concern in the industry. This is the question. Will people be comfortable getting inside? Would you put your child in a car without a steering wheel? The very idea makes…
Armando Biondi RT @SuB8u: A hundred years ago, people were sceptical of driverless elevators. They are the norm now. t.co/Sr969WPfL9
Jonathan Abrams RT @pakman: Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism t.co/XyCL1fQXqI via @nuzzel thanks @aaronwhite
gil penchina Great example of how yesterday's scary and new is today's meh Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism t.co/BK0Z6xJmq9
David Pakman Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism t.co/XyCL1fQXqI via @nuzzel thanks @aaronwhite
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We're committing to a more diverse Twitter

Twitter Blogs – Aug 28 – We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter. Doing so will help us build a product to better serve people around the world. While we've already been working towards internal diversity goals at different…
Alexander Muse Twitter's goal is to make women underrepresented in their workforce: t.co/xqiOAe2oOJ
Anil Dash RT @ginatrapani: Simultaneously thrilled Twitter is setting public diversity goals t.co/spjoi4uE2o + depressed they're shooting for 16% women in tech
Gina Trapani Simultaneously thrilled Twitter is setting public diversity goals t.co/spjoi4uE2o + depressed they're shooting for 16% women in tech
akashgarg RT @twitter: We're setting new diversity goals, and making them public: t.co/YK1bCVs24j
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The Future of Frontier Tech Report

cbinsights.com – Below is a transcript of our Frontier Tech podcast, led by CB Insights Analyst Michael Dempsey. Get the recording and slides sent to your inbox. Hey, I'm Mike Dempsey. I'm here with CB Insights. We're going to run through the future of frontier…
Bilal Zuberi RT @CBinsights: 2 / You might've seen it on @SpaceNews_Inc today. Here's a quick definition. ⭐ t.co/OBzYINkN1M t.co/AxSylOGFnt
Rothenberg Ventures #RothenbergVentures leads with @GoogleVentures as most active #VC investors in #VR / #AR since 2012! via @CBinsights t.co/n36wSdbwko
Defrag/Glue t.co/IjjVwUnsTS <hmmm..."frontier tech"? ok, count us in (skycatch, 3DR, openROV, firefly, etc)...
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Ex-Apple engineer launches furniture company to rival Ikea

nypost.com – James Covert – Aug 27, 7:51 PM – If Steve Jobs were founding a furniture brand, this is what it might look like. A former Apple engineer is angling to create an empire by disrupting what he calls a sleepy industry — only this time, the incumbent isn't IBM. It's Ikea. In a…
hussein kanji Ex-Apple engineer launches furniture company to rival Ikea t.co/SmBXIbRasO via @nuzzel cc @robk
Garry Tan "If Steve Jobs were founding a furniture brand, this is what it might look like." -NY Post t.co/ctTHIdyrC9
Kevin Moore RT @campaign_living: 'If Steve Jobs were founding a furniture brand, this is what it might look like'Great article @nypost & @jamescovert1 t.co/4eLsSkfDQV
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