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Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black venture partner

USATODAY.com – Feb 8 – SAN FRANCISCO — Monique Woodard has joined 500 Startups as its first African-American venture partner to increase the firm's investments in black and Latino tech entrepreneurs, who have historically received a tiny fraction of U.S. venture…
Roy Rodenstein Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black venture partner - t.co/wtmhrmv70b t.co/SrgscVBr57 via @christine_tsai
James Levine Go @MoniqueWoodard !!! Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partner. t.co/MyOiZaYtH4
Bernard Moon Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partner t.co/z9SPIM9oOR via @usatoday
Arjun Dev Arora Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partner t.co/yRR2HNzOC5 via @usatoday cc: @500Startups #VC #Venture #Investing
Charles Hudson Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partner t.co/hnnqzCEYYd via @usatoday
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The CEO of one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups has suddenly resigned

businessinsider.com Julie Bort (@Julie188) – Feb 8, 7:19 PM – Parker Conrad, the co-founder and CEO of high-flying Zenefits, which has lately come under attack for missing its revenue projections and running into friction with regulatory agencies, is out, Zenefits announced today. COO David Sacks has been…
Adam Nash RT @jeffweiner: Very impressive note by new Zenefits CEO @DavidSacks -- Parker Conrad out as Zenefits CEO, David Sacks takes over t.co/mUZRC74YjW
Ƀrock Pierce The CEO of one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups has suddenly resigned t.co/qjMgPPYnjZ via @bi_enterprise
Erick Schonfeld "For us, compliance is like oxygen. Without it, we die." --new Zenefits CEO, David Sacks Time to get serious t.co/4BmA4SQ9VS
Semil RT @jjacobs22: impressed by this letter from David Zacks, his direct style is instructive for how to handle difficult CEO moments t.co/uOmJrR8aRh
Warren Whitlock RT @codinghorror: "I'm glad that Zenefits is one of the fastest-growing business software companies, but that's not our mission" t.co/2AuFpUK8zg
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Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Or Simply Reversion To The Mean?

TechCrunch – Joseph Floyd – Feb 8 – Last Friday, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Workday lost $18B in market capitalization. To put that in perspective, these three SaaS companies lost more in market cap on Friday than 15 current SaaS leaders are worth…combined. How can this be…
Hadley Harris Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Or Simply Reversion To The Mean? t.co/pEXpzSHNmM via techcrunch
Mike Jung RT @jrichlive: Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Or Simply Reversion To The Mean? t.co/csBi7L64qT via @techcrunch @thejoefloyd
Semil When a great VC firm focused entirely on SaaS says "growth cannot outrun multiple compression," you know it's real: t.co/MdT4NKnC36
Sean Jacobsohn Black Friday correction put SaaS multiples in-line with enterprise software valuations t.co/WiqS2zZmX4 @thejoefloyd @emergencecap
Mark Suster This is the single most important article startup leaders need to read. Perfectly written @thejoefloyd t.co/unTxwPQF9s
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Benchmark's New General Partner: Scott Belsky

abovethecrowd.com – Feb 8, 9:00 AM – February 8, 2016: The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner. It is rare for us to encounter a partner candidate who has so much experience as an operator, investor, and…
John Furrier Benchmark's New General Partner: Scott Belsky by @bgurley t.co/p98glVEKPg
Ben Kenobi Parr A special congrats to @Scottbelsky, the newest partner at @Benchmark. One of the smartest entrepreneurs out there. - t.co/ggHhyH1gKM
Gary Vaynerchuk Congrats my man ---- Benchmark's New General Partner: Scott Belsky | Above the Crowd | By Bill Gurley t.co/EsWR95922t
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The Fred Wilson Interview

Fortune – Feb 8, 5:59 AM – Last week I interviewed venture capitalist Fred Wilson, as part of the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles. The conversation garnered lots of attention, in part thanks to Fred telling Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to “take the goddman company…
Manu Kumar RT @danprimack: Video of my #UpfrontSummit interview last week with @fredwilson t.co/lodUEvNqgr
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Joining Expa

Expa – Feb 8, 2:42 PM – I am thrilled to announce I have joined the Expa team as a Partner. I'm looking forward to working closely with the other Partners—a dynamic group of leaders who are making innovative ideas happen. The decision to join Expa was easy: I'll be…
Jacob Brody RT @miluntesovic: Super excited to share that I've joined the @Expa team! t.co/ayBNme4lWr
Kris Nair RT @miluntesovic: Super excited to share that I've joined the @Expa team! t.co/ayBNme4lWr
Gmc RT @miluntesovic: Super excited to share that I've joined the @Expa team! t.co/ayBNme4lWr
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The Resetting of the Startup Industry

Bothsides of the Table – Feb 8, 1:31 AM – Much has changed in the past four months of the technology startup world and how outsiders value the business. Of course it's too early to predict whether this is a trend or an aberration but the smartest people I know in the industry are…
Defrag/Glue The Resetting of the Startup Industry | Bothsides of the Table t.co/RyXlAYO3n9
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Add and Switch Between Multiple Accounts

Instagram Help Center – You can now add up to 5 Instagram accounts and quickly switch between them without having to log out and log back in. This is included on version 7.15 for iOS and Android, available in the App Store and the Google Play Store. Learn more: You can…
Chris Messina ✁_____ RT @instagram: Starting this week, you can switch between multiple accounts! Learn more: t.co/Clq8JHzwaS t.co/r6fb67XTQ8
Matt Haughey Finally, Instagram. Final-fucking-ly. t.co/dxsE14DjM8 (Thanks IG! Now, how about an API to post to as well!)
Anil Dash RT @s_m_i: Too late for community manager appreciation day, but Instagram finally adds multiple user support t.co/dJwIt9FTca
Sarah Evans HALLELUJAH! @instagram: Starting this week, you can switch between multiple accounts! Learn more: t.co/Q9b84vD0rl/s/51xE
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Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

TechCrunch Matt Burns (@mjburnsy) – Feb 7 – TechCrunch Daily Our top headlines Delivered daily TC Week-in-Review Top stories of the week Delivered weekly CrunchBase Daily The latest startup funding announcements Delivered daily View More…
megan quinn Early #congratsTwitter to all of tonight's #Crunchies winners. I voted for *you*: t.co/Tfd8RKHMYB
Alexander Muse Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies t.co/UOxyudYXWE
Cyan Banister RT @craigbrownphd: Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies: TechCrunch is excited to announce the ... t.co/rF3UkABUbp #Technews #Innovate
Ƀrock Pierce Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies t.co/JqS466Bele via @techcrunch
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13 leaders aiming to increase African Americans in tech

USATODAY.com – Jessica Guynn – Feb 8 – SAN FRANCISCO — In Silicon Valley, they call it the 2% problem. African Americans make up a tiny fraction of the overwhelmingly white and Asian male workforces of major technology companies, the ranks of aspiring entrepreneurs and venture…
Jonathan Abrams RT @tristanwalker: 13 leaders aiming to increase African Americans in tech t.co/Jkpc6zaM3Z via @usatoday
Dave McClure USATODAY: 13 leaders aiming to increase African Americans in tech & VC t.co/NsI2dQfLrP cc @500startups @MoniqueWoodard
Shai Goldman RT @tristanwalker: 13 leaders aiming to increase African Americans in tech t.co/Jkpc6zaM3Z via @usatoday