10/20/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • What’s the best TV version of Silicon Valley? (theatlantic)
  • In the Series A shakeout keep an eye out for the “super pro-rata signal.” (blog.semilshah)
  • Tech Startups Feel an IPO Chill. Sky-high valuations are starting to backfire on some Silicon Valley companies trying to raise more money (wsj)
  • Why Uber Has To Start Using Self-Driving Cars (climateerinvest.blogspot)
  • The math is clear: Hillary Clinton has better odds of becoming president than anybody else — by far (Wonkblog)
  • Here’s the new Star Wars trailer that premiered during Monday Night Football last night (The Verge)
  • Venture Capital Outlook 2016: outsiders are blowing the bubble. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • AngelList and Y Combinator continue to shake up the VC world (blog.semilshah)
  • 15,000 Years Ago, Probably in Asia, the Dog Was Born (New York Times)
  • Here’s what you can expect as the tech sector earnings barrage gets underway today (MoneyBeat)
  • Eric Schmidt, “Almost all small companies are full of energy and no process.” (medium)
  • Why Square will be a true tech IPO bellwether. (fortune)
  • Democrats are in denial. Their party is actually in deep trouble. (vox)
  • Japan Is Showing the Rest of the World How to Deal With Gun Violence (mic)
  • There’s No Way to Avoid Default Without Raising the Debt Limit, Treasury Says (blogs.wsj)
  • How specialized VCs can outperform. (jimscheinman)
  • Michael Bloomberg’s friends beg him to run (DealBook)
  • What makes for a great VC. (bijansabet)
  • Is America Losing Interest in Nuclear Power? (slate)
  • Over A Year Before 9/11, Trump Wrote Of Terror Threat With Remarkable Clarity (buzzfeed)
  • A common way that startups die. (paulgraham)
  • Brooks:Republicans’ Incompetence Caucus (nytimes)
  • What’s scarier, that the director of the CIA has an AOL account or that a teenager was able to hack it? (Wired)
  • What it’s like to be an angel investor. (earwolf)
  • Yum Brands capitulates: China spinoff coming soon (Bloomberg)
  • Silicon Valley has an age discrimination problem. (medium)
  • How Product Hunt went from nothing to being a top of mind company. (firstround)
  • Did Pill Bro Shkreli Photoshop an X-Ray for Sympathy? (gawker)
  • Tesla’s Autopilot System Is Awesome And Creepy And A Sign Of A Beautiful Future (jalopnik)
  • Companies will soon have to start choosing between growth and profitability. (continuations)
  • For Hedge Funds, a Can’t-Miss Trade Goes Bust: burned after managers are caught in crude oil’s fall (wsj)
  • The King’s Gambit: Valeant’s Big Secret (sirf-online)
  • Hedge fund performance fees decline sharply (ft)
  • Andy: It’s now or never for US stocks. Do it. (AThrasher)
  • Greggy: Chinese stocks on the verge of a breakout move (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Theranos and the problem of too much startup hype. (wired)
  • Raising Republican Hackles, Trump Takes On George Bush’s 9/11 Record (nytimes)
  • The Internet disrupts every industry, including venture capital. (stratechery)

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