Quick Bytes – 8 Sep: The One Question All Investors Should Ask On Demo Day and More

Sep 8, 2017 | Quick Bytes

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A look at the most interesting startup and business-related news stories of the week.


Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya on Recode Decode


In a recent interview with Kara Swisher, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, talks about his thoughts on immigration and how it pertains to tech, Social Capital’s reason for creating a different type of VC firm, and his thoughts on the current VC model. Source: Recode


U.S. House set to vote next week on a major bill regulating self-driving cars


While there will always be a debate around public safety versus the pursuit of innovation, AI and autonomous driving technology is moving full steam ahead. The U.S can either lead or they can follow. Source: Recode



The One Question Investors Should Ask Founders On Demo Day


Partnering with an investor is like entering into a marriage, which is why it’s important for founders to approach this relationship in the same way they would any other marriage. Since investors who are evaluating a startup or founding team, have no prior information to base their decisions on, Hunter Walk, partner at Homebrew, suggests using their accelerator/incubator application as a starting point. Source:Hunter Walk


a16z Podcast: Competing Against Luck


In business, mistakes of omission may be just as bad as (if not worse than) mistakes of commission — simply because of the loss in potential upside: new companies, new products, new opportunities for growth. Author and business consultant,Clayton Christensen and Marc Andreessen of Netscape, share their thoughts in this insightful podcast. Source: a16z



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