01/12/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Venture capital investing declined sharply at the end of 2015. (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • What can you learn from your competitors? (sethgodin.typepad)
  • How to write a better blog post. (medium)
  • The farm boom is played out. (bloomberg)
  • Fintech startups don’t have much faith in FICO scores. (wsj)
  • Josh Brown, “Sometimes it’s hard to figure out who is more mentally ill: the guy taking Twitter victory laps for virtual trades, or the guy who retweets him.” (thereformedbroker)
  • Similarities between trading and seed investing. (pointsandfigures)
  • Six ETF trends to pay attention to. (etf)
  • Do venture capital firms as “platforms” make sense? (bothsidesofthetable)
  • There is a gap between Apple the company and $AAPL the stock. (aboveavalon)
  • How to raise a Seed round. (themacro)
  • Credit downgrades are ramping up. (blogs.wsj)
  • Some tech companies that might go public in 2016. (bloomberg)
  • Three Theories Of Donald Trump’s Rise (fivethirtyeight)
  • There is no single, perfect valuation indicator. (news.morningstar)
  • For Stock Markets, January Is a Cloudy Crystal Ball (nytimes)
  • Being a founder is tough. Recognize the warning signs. (thisisgoingtobebig)
  • As goes early-January, so goes Nothing (ritholtz)
  • One Market Prediction Is Sure: Wall Street Will Be Wrong (nytimes)
  • Illumina Jumps into Cancer Screening with $100 Million Spin-off Grail (technologyreview)
  • A global look at angel investing. (papers.ssrn)
  • How much will the economy grow in 2016? And more questions for the year. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why are people talking about Marco Rubio’s boots? Here’s the real reason. (vox)
  • Four everyday habits to make you more creative. (qz)
  • The ‘flash sale’ business is played out. (washingtonpost)
  • Bowie: The Man Who Sold Royalties and Brought Music to Bonds (bloomberg)
  • Can machine learning be applied to M&A? (ft)
  • There is no perfect company. Just a perfect company for you. (blog.capwatkins)
  • How to Series A. Advice from Jed Katz of Javelin Venture Partners. (thisweekinstartups)
  • Is Pinterest successfully growing into its valuation? (businessinsider)
  • Commodity funds have been a disappointment for investors. (wsj)
  • Is the current biotech boom different than prior ones? (lifescivc)
  • Angel investors are getting burned out. What to do… (linkedin)
  • Freedumb!Biker Injuries And Deaths Soar After State Repeals Helmet Law (huffingtonpost)
  • Small businesses are ramping up their hiring plans. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Startup investors like momentum as well. (blog.kanyi.me)
  • Samantha Bee Prepares to Break Up Late-Night TV’s Boys Club (nytimes)

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