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  • Startups Weekly: The mad dash to the public markets August 17, 2019
    In this week's newsletter: Meet the soon-to-be Y Combinator graduates
    Kate Clark
  • ClearBrain launches analytics tools focused on connecting cause and effect August 16, 2019
    Businesses need to understand cause and effect: Someone did X and it increased sales, or they did Y and it hurt sales. That’s why many of them turn to analytics — but Bilal Mahmood, co-founder and CEO of ClearBrain, said existing analytics platforms can’t answer that question accurately. “Every analytics platform today is still based […]
    Anthony Ha
  • How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray August 16, 2019
    The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should get to my point. This week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the United States […]
    Arman Tabatabai

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  • ClearBrain launches analytics tools focused on connecting cause and effect August 16, 2019
    Businesses need to understand cause and effect: Someone did X and it increased sales, or they did Y and it hurt sales. That’s why many of them turn to analytics — but Bilal Mahmood, co-founder and CEO of ClearBrain, said existing analytics platforms can’t answer that question accurately. “Every analytics platform today is still based […]
    Anthony Ha
  • New $47M fund, Fil Rouge Capital, is ready to boost Croatia’s growing startup scene August 15, 2019
    Croatia has not exactly been known for a huge startup scene in the past, and probably the most famous tech company out of there in recent years has been Rimac Automobili, the startup out of Zagreb that created an electric supercar to rival anything Porsche might make. But the technical talent in the country remains […]
    Mike Butcher
  • Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion August 15, 2019
    UrbanStems is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. CEO Seth Goldman told me the startup has already been using the money to expand nationally. He explained that UrbanStems now has two delivery models — there are bike couriers who deliver plants and flowers within two hours in New York City […]
    Anthony Ha

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  • The Long Engagement August 18, 2019
    The Gotham Gal and I met when we were 19 and got married when we were 25. We lived together for most of those six years before we got married. By the time we tied the knot, we knew each other very well. While venture capital investing and marriage are two different things, I think […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Video Of The Week: A Reminder August 17, 2019
    As the US government thinks about regulating big tech and constraining crypto-currencies, I think a reminder about the value of open markets and freedom to innovate is important.
    Fred Wilson
  • Funding Friday: Vacuum Tube Speakers August 16, 2019
    I love when old meets new. And so when I saw this project this morning, I backed it immediately.
    Fred Wilson