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July 24, 2015

Entrepreneurship gets a bump globally and in Africa as Barack Obama visits Kenya to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. There couldn't be a better place to host the summit as Kenya and Africa continue to outpace global growth relying heavily on innovative ideas and entrepreneurship. Keep track of the event this weekend and enjoy this week's digest.

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Bitcoin’s Growing Pains and Possibilities

Chris Dixon and Mike Hearn

A look at Bitcoin by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz with Chris Dixon and Mike Hearn.

The Seeds Have Changed

Manu Kumar

"Raising a Seed round (new A) is harder because of the change in expectation for a round of this size. The good news for founders is that there is *so* much capital flooding in at the Seed stage and there are many new funds trying to play at this stage."

13 experienced startup CTOs offer their top tips to first-time CTOs

Noya Lizor

"... if you’re lucky enough to be appointed as the technical lead, it could be an amazing, life-changing experience, but one that’s almost certain to include LOTS of challenges, bumps in the road, and possibly a few near (or actual) catastrophes."

Bootstrap Your Network

Fred Wilson

"If you want to bootstrap a peer to peer network, you can’t start with the mainstream use case. You need to start with the highest value use case, even if it is a much smaller niche."

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