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Startup Digest Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area - Issue #17

Interesting Reads Now, For the First Time Ever, You Really Can Hire “Bay Area VPs” Anywhere in the Wo
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Interesting Reads
Just in the past few weeks, 3 top, brand-name CMOs I know joined $10m+ ARR start-ups HQ’d in Berlin, in Atlanta, and in Colorado. That never, ever would have happened before Covid. Because most top talent wants to be close to the CEO. You would. It’s just so much easier to excel that way, and so much riskier to be far from the CEO if you’re a top executive.
A year ago, California looked like an existential crisis for Uber and Lyft. Now, a $200 million political campaign has turned the state into a legal fortress for the same companies, one that could help them repel threats from Washington and elsewhere. On Election Day, voters in California approved Proposition 22, a ballot measure bankrolled by Uber, Lyft, Postmates, DoorDash, and Instacart.
It turns out there are drawbacks the trend stories and Instagram posts didn’t share. Tax things. Red-tape things. Wi-Fi rage things. Closed border things. The kinds of things one might gloss over when making an emotional, quarantine-addled decision to pack up an apartment and book a one-way ticket to Panama or Montreal or Kathmandu.

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Techstars Startup Digest Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area is curated by:
Allen Hinkelman Allen Hinkelman
Peter Shin Peter Shin
Heather Orsi Heather Orsi
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