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The Lessons Google Ventures Learned From Secret

bits.blogs.nytimes.com – Mike Isaac – May 5 – For many in Silicon Valley, the rapid rise and precipitous fall of Secret, the prominent start-up that recently closed its doors, will most likely serve as a cautionary tale of how not to run a company. For Google Ventures, one of Secret's earliest…
Manu Kumar The Lessons Google Ventures Learned From Secret t.co/Z0oJeT30oM
Matt Mireles RT @Stammy: I love a juicy story as much as the next person, but this is in extremely poor taste by Google Ventures: t.co/4BDefacsXF
Paul Stamatiou I love a juicy story as much as the next person, but this is in extremely poor taste by Google Ventures: t.co/4BDefacsXF
Scott Allison The Lessons Google Ventures Learned From Secret t.co/CDI3TEMXQb via @nytimesbits
Mike Davidson RT @andrewchen: whether you agree with him or not, this is an unusually blunt interview with Google Ventures via @nytimes: t.co/EqbI1HiIWs
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...Be Like Dave

abovethecrowd.com – May 3, 11:37 PM – May 4, 2015: Like many of those that had the distinct pleasure of knowing Dave “Goldie” Goldberg, I was shocked and in disbelief when I received the tragic news this past Saturday. I first spent time with Dave when he joined us as an…
Josh Kopelman RT @skydayton: Incredibly true and insightful tribute for @DaveGoldberg from @bgurley 'Be Like Dave' t.co/BwZ0SrwQTp I remain stunned and speechless
john frankel RT @skydayton: Incredibly true and insightful tribute for @DaveGoldberg from @bgurley 'Be Like Dave' t.co/BwZ0SrwQTp I remain stunned and speechless
Sky Dayton Incredibly true and insightful tribute for @DaveGoldberg from @bgurley 'Be Like Dave' t.co/BwZ0SrwQTp I remain stunned and speechless
Bilal Zuberi I never got to know @davegoldberg but it sounds like all of us in SV found a human to aspire to be like. RIP. t.co/HBsQHCkx2O
Ben T. Smith, IV RT @bgurley: My personal reflections on Dave Goldberg (@davegoldberg), and why I will always strive to 'be like Dave.' t.co/jSLfJVtSEs
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Why Silicon Valley Will Continue to Rule

Medium – Leslie Berlin – May 1, 8:06 AM – Equally important for the Valley's future was the technology that Shockley taught his employees to build: the transistor. Nearly everything that we associate with the modern technology revolution and Silicon Valley can be traced back to the tiny…
Dan Martell To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past t.co/IEzUoYOJCM #startuplife #history
Sean Jacobsohn In 2014 $14.5B was invested in the Valley, or 43% of all venture capital investments in the country: t.co/a4tgJJRnAT @LeslieBerlinSV
Marc Andreessen RT @bwertz: 'Silicon Valley, now, as in the past, is built and sustained by immigrants' t.co/J8nmCBq4fj < great post on SV's history
Boris Wertz 'Silicon Valley, now, as in the past, is built and sustained by immigrants' t.co/J8nmCBq4fj < great post on SV's history
Maneesh Arora RT @chrisyeh: 65% of college graduates working in science & engineering in Silicon Valley were born in another country. t.co/rZaYq6RzKF
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The (very) big fight for the small screen

Fortune – A rising class of Internet video companies is challenging the supremacy of broadcast TV—and they've come with a list of 10 Totally Awesome Reasons Why They're Doing It Wrong. Since 1948, TV networks have hosted an annual schmooze-fest called…
hussein kanji The (very) big fight for the small screen t.co/e9WvNp5YYQ via @nuzzel thanks @LeenaRao
Jonathan Abrams RT @cdixon: 'BuzzFeed is the sixth-largest site in the U.S.-bigger than eBay, Yahoo, and Wikipedia.' t.co/fyJWiE9glC t.co/T5EtL3uaud
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: How BuzzFeed and Vice are experimenting with online video to attract viewers and advertisers t.co/gYIswN5y30 t.co/vdVZtmAga0
Ben Horowitz RT @cdixon: 'BuzzFeed is the sixth-largest site in the U.S.-bigger than eBay, Yahoo, and Wikipedia.' t.co/fyJWiE9glC t.co/T5EtL3uaud
Jonah Peretti RT @mathewi: Good long read from my Fortune colleague @eringriffith looking at BuzzFeed and Vice and their focus on video: t.co/q8V3VmyYgw
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Automated Savings Startup Digit Raises $11.3M From General Catalyst

TechCrunch Ryan Lawler (@ryanlawler) – May 5 – It's only been a few short months since automated savings startup Digit opened to the public, but it's already garnered serious interest from consumers who want more money in their bank accounts, as well as investors who think the service could…
Niko Bonatsos Super excited to welcome @hellodigit to the @gcvp portfolio! Thank you @ebloch for partnering with us. t.co/bFV1I3smof
Jonathan Abrams Automated Savings Startup Digit Raises $11.3M From General Catalyst - TechCrunch t.co/RQalf9mO5l by @ryanlawler via @nuzzel
Jonathan Abrams RT @danmartell: So f-ing proud of my brother @ebloch => Automated Savings Startup @hellodigit Raises $11.3M From General Catalyst t.co/hife2kckEz
Adam Nash Congratulations to @ebloch and the @hellodigit on their big financing announcement! Fantastic mission. t.co/eHAI7ZAxNt
Dan Martell So f-ing proud of my brother @ebloch => Automated Savings Startup @hellodigit Raises $11.3M From General Catalyst t.co/hife2kckEz
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Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education

WIRED – Issie Lapowsky – May 4 – So you're a parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old to this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend's neighbor's sister. It's prospective parent information day, and you make the trek to San Francisco's South of Market…
Adam Nash RT @twang: Big news from @altschool one of my favorite clients. A great tech enabled service making changes in the real world t.co/Mw1NKpoI5m
Fritz Lanman RT @WIRED: Inside the school Mark Zuckerberg thinks will save education t.co/oC0vN5r9Lc t.co/JsUItDPXQ5
Nilofer Merchant Montessori meets Google meets @carriehammer. Customized, personalized Ed... That @finkd just invested in. t.co/Y0aqmnjuEq
Shervin Pishevar RT @WIRED: Inside the school Mark Zuckerberg thinks will save education t.co/oC0vN5r9Lc t.co/JsUItDPXQ5
Ariel Arrieta RT @WIRED: Inside the school Mark Zuckerberg thinks will save education t.co/oC0vN5r9Lc t.co/JsUItDPXQ5
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AltSchool Raises $100 Million in Funding to Reimagine Education for U.S. Students and Teachers

AltSchool – AltSchool kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week with $100 million in funding to further its vision to reinvent U.S. education from the ground up. Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz led the round with Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's…
Brad Holden Congrats to @ventilla & @altschool. Awesome to see a company trying to reimagine an impactful market like education. t.co/4KZkXDviLT
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Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey's Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M

TechCrunch Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden) – May 4 – Delivery Hero, the billion-dollar takeout food service based out of Berlin, is making another big acquisition as it continues to scale up its business worldwide. It's buying Turkey's Yemeksepeti for $589 million, in a cash and shares deal that will…
Marc Andreessen Congratulations Yemeksepeti team! Highly impressive, and confirmation of @cmschroed's thesis. t.co/tuXgOaLnVQ t.co/tgHpYLUVNx
Ariel Arrieta Great exit for turkey Delivery Hero Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M t.co/pkHliK1Ez7 via @techcrunch
Pawel Chudzinski RT @TechCrunch: Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey's Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M t.co/U2MebIB1pH by @ingridlunden
Gil Dibner Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey's Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M t.co/i8kHYr1Cyp via @techcrunch
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Why there won't be an Uber in every vertical

versionone.vc – May 4, 7:03 AM – The success of Uber has inspired hundreds of startups to call themselves the “Uber of X, Y, or Z.” There are now apps to order groceries, have you car washed, get legal counsel, and much more. Uber is part of a broad category of…
Paul Singh "The best marketplaces have high purchase frequency and regular usage." t.co/4txa7x3Jtw
Steve Schlafman RT @semil: What defines "Uber for X" opps? According to @bwertz, commodity service, frequent purchase, true on-demand need: t.co/Pmngikuo2q
Semil What defines "Uber for X" opps? According to @bwertz, commodity service, frequent purchase, true on-demand need: t.co/Pmngikuo2q
Boris Wertz From earlier today - 'Why there won't be an Uber in every vertical' t.co/6NAbp6YjqG
Boris Wertz [new blog post] Why there won't be an Uber in every vertical t.co/6NAbp6YjqG #ondemand
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Join the Waiting List for Canva for Work!

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Guy Kawasaki It's coming! Pre-register for Canva for Work here >> t.co/xS96iV9sUN t.co/qyDG5g16yX
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