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April 01, 2016


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Get a Startup Job, Even if You Have an MBA

Matheus Riolfi

One of the first things I heard when I arrived in San Francisco was this joke: “Silicon Valley investors value startups by adding $1M for each engineer in the team and by reducing $500k for each MBA”.

Chat bots, conversation and AI as an interface

Benedict Evans

Instead of going through all the pain of persuading someone to install your app, what if you could have an immediate, fluid and easy way to engage through a conversational interface?

Love thy Competitor

Amit Ashkenazi

A lack of competition can imply that the market is not interesting or big enough for new entrants. Or If you look at it another way, the presence of competition validates the market need and helps to increase the pie that the competitors are fighting over.

Most Startups Aren’t Crap

Bryce Roberts

Many of those failed startups represented sincere aspirations from founders to put their own unique dent in the universe. What they’d hoped would be a painkiller in raising VC money to solve some short term challenge around hiring, or sales or growth quickly turns into a gateway drug. And VC money is a powerfully addictive substance.

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