Startups & Tech - Issue #196: Elon on Twitter, NFT Art, and Lightning Labs.

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Startups & Tech

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

Gm. Two personal updates to share: 
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Written by Chris McCann, General Partner @ Race Capital. More about me.

🗞️ Interesting Reads
  • Elon Musk acquired 9.2% of Twitter and joined their board of directors (or not?). Is this a new form of activist investing? 🤔
  • WhatsApp just announced that 7B voice messages are being sent across the network on a daily basis.
  • Fast, the high flying ecommerce checkout startup, abruptly shut down.
  • Stripe’s 2021 report. TLDR: Stripe processed $640B in payments, with the majority of volume outside the US.
  • A longform report on the art market for 2022. TLDR: NFTs are a big part of the art market now (1/25th of the size), average sale of an NFT is $36K, NFTs grew 130x in 2021. 
  • Tips for interviewing your first product manager hire.
  • Tips for doing new employee reference checks. Written for exec hires but can be more broadly applicable. 
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