12/29/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Investment funds worth trillions are dropping fossil fuel stocks (NYtimes)
  • A key metric for pricing a seed round. (medium)
  • Supply Chain Sustainability: The new green lean money machine (Forbes)
  • Founders need to be wary of the "super pro-rata." (fundersclub)
  • Five fintech startups to watch in 2017 including Metromile. (fastcompany)
  • The relative stock performance of gender diverse boards (Trinity North Investments)
  • • America’s electoral college and the popular vote (economist)
  • • HGTV Will Never Upset You: How the Network Beat CNN in 2016&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • 2017: Year of Socially Responsible ETFs (ETF.com)
  • Gender diversity in investment management (CFA Society)
  • SaaS is a global phenomenon. (tomtunguz)
  • Automation will elbow out jobs without aggressive policy (The White House)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors divests from some palm oil positions to mitigate risks (Valuewalk)
  • Why your team needs a process person on board. (pointsandfigures)
  • Meaningful exits can look very different for founders and VCs. (medium)
  • Chicago’s startup scene has become a small, but robust startup ecosystem. (mattermark)
  • Sustainable investing in fixed-income funds (; see also )
  • 7 Myths and facts about sustainable Investing (Morningstar / Jon Hale)
  • • Are You Solving the Right Problems? (hbr)
  • How the startup funding scene in Chicago has evolved. (mattermark)
  • • Why You’re Fooling Yourself About ‘Fake News’ (talkingpointsmemo)
  • As Home Prices Rise, Flippers Make a Comeback (wsj)
  • Is startup fraud endemic to the industry or isolated? (venturebeat)
  • http://www.ussif.org/esg (ussif)
  • The challenge of paying seed prices for pre-seed risk. (medium)
  • Don’t get into venture capital as a career unless you can handle the ups and downs. (medium)
  • Automakers are making big and often conflicting bets on a low-emissions future (Bloomberg)
  • Technology continues to score victories that the federal government can’t accomplish (The Atlantic)
  • • Why Low Rates Failed to Boost Business Investment (bloomberg)
  • • Big Growth in Tiny Businesses U.S.: Companies that employ nobody but the owner soar, but some worry it won’t help overall job growth (wsj)

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