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StorySherpa: Race for Self-Driving and Flawed Aggregation

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StorySherpa: Race for Self-Driving and Flawed Aggregation
By Yury Molodtsov • Issue #46 • View online
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It’s Elon Musk vs. everyone else in the race for fully driverless cars
Podcast startup Luminary’s launch week keeps getting worse
How the Kleiner Perkins Empire Fell
Beyond Meat prices its public offering
Crypto is financial unbundling
Benchmark x Sketch
Birdbox
Excited to see our portfolio company on that list and being able to appreciate how true it is. Although I’d say that is applicable to the established markets with clear leaders where you definitely need the best product from the beginning to win.
Moe Amaya
Notion, Figma, Superhuman.

All companies that their customers unequivocally LOVE.

Common trend? They all spent at least 2 years grinding on the product and design experience before releasing betas.

MVP era is over.
12:20 PM - 21 Apr 2019
All these fintech/ecommerce platforms are certainly going for the same audience of SMBs and as online and offline channels are getting closer than ever their products are converging as well.
Jason ✨𝕊𝕒𝕒𝕊𝕥𝕣𝔼𝕦𝕣𝕠𝕡𝕒✨ Lemkin 🦄
Square, Shopify, Squarespace and Mailchimp all quietly going through convergent evolution

https://t.co/43Nj3bJjHU
8:38 AM - 25 Apr 2019
VC have certainly changed in the past decades and this seems to be a great explanation for it.
David Sacks
VCs are an intermediary between founders, who are disruptive, and LPs, who are institutional. When money had the leverage, the VCs looked more like LPs. Now that startups have the leverage, the VCs increasingly look like founders (or are founders). https://t.co/tEN2GcuIBX
9:51 AM - 24 Apr 2019
Great take on investment strategy from Semil, founder at Haystack.
Semil
In startup investing, a fund is likely either primarily focused on investing in things that *could* work OR competing to invest in things that are *already working.* For the former, keeping funds small &/or high ownership help compete; for the latter, expect a real fight.
4:44 PM - 24 Apr 2019
OpenAI let people play with their latest bots and the results are staggering.
OpenAI
OpenAI Five spent the weekend playing with and against humans at Dota 2. Final win rate versus the Internet: 99.4%.

Competitive games won: 7,215
Competitive games lost: 42
Cooperative games played: 35,466
Total time spent playing: 10.7 years
Number of human players: 30,937
1:16 PM - 22 Apr 2019
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I'm an Investor at Day One Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in tech startups and leads their communications.

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