Startup Digest Reading List: SaaS Metrics, Infrastructure, Serverless, and Competitors

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Startup Digest Reading List

A curated list of the top stories in technology, startups, and venture capital.

Welcome back to this week’s edition of Startup Digest’s Reading List, a curated list of the top stories in technology, startups, and venture capital.
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Written by Chris McCann, General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners. More about me.

Big Tech News Last Week
  • Apple had a number of announcements last week including their new product, the AirTag.
  • Last week I shared Discord was being acquired by Microsoft, this week the acquisition is off.
  • Robinhood has confidentially filed to go public.  
  • There is a huge semiconductor shortage, and now Cisco says it will only last 6 more months (TSMC the chipmaker says the shortage will last 1+ years).
Deep Dive Posts
  • Here is a simple overview of the most common SaaS metrics (Churn, LTV, CAC, etc.) with further detailed breakdowns on each metric. 
  • Erik Bernhardsson (fmr engineering manager at Spotify & CTO of Better), lays out his wishlist for software infrastructure. Great read for all founders building systems software, data tools, open source, etc. 
  • Serverless is a huge buzzword in the technology ecosystem today. However it’s good to read the pain points from developers who are trying to use Serverless tools today.
  • Casey Winters (Chief Product Officer of Eventbrite) ponders the question whether you should pay attention to your competitors or not.
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Chris McCann Chris McCann - General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners
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