New Coast Journal

The week of August 1, 2016

Instagram CEO on Stories: Snapchat deserves all the credit by Josh Contine, TechCrunch
They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Well, it seems as if Snapchat should be blushing — a lot. Instagram unveiled its Instagram Stories on the photo sharing app Tuesday, which Insta’s CEO said “Snapchat deserves all the credit” for.

Lessons in Recruiting from the Unlikeliest of Places: The Movies by Hunt Club
Another great (and fun!) read by one of our portfolio companies, Hunt Club. The team put on their cinephile caps and came up with six movies secretly about recruiting.

Vinod Khosla: You Don’t Need a CEO, You Need a Founder to Lead & Innovate by Andrew Broadbent
Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla believes startups are always better off with a founder running the company and stewarding the vision.

Google is Sending More Than a Dozen YouTube Stars to Rio to Livestream the Olympics by Marty Swant, Adweek
The much anticipated Rio Olympics begins today, and the world’s best athletes won’t be the only ones taking the stage. Google is sending 15 of YouTube’s biggest stars to livestream various parts of the Games and other events in and around Rio.

Meet the Firm that’s Betting Against the Startup Bubble by Erin Griffith, Fortune
Winter is coming. Or so thinks Snow Ventures, a Silicon Valley VC firm. When a visitor enters their site, the phrase synonymous with the wildly successful HBO series Game of Thrones flashes across the homepage. While betting against the startup market can be a little hairy, Snow Ventures’ founder knows the lowest of the lows — he worked the prop desk for Lehman Brothers back in ’08.

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