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Startup Digest Reading List: Airbnb, Remote Working, Remote Pitching

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Startup Digest Reading List
A curated list of the top stories in technology, startups, and venture capital.
Welcome 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.
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Big Tech News Last Week
Deep Dive Posts
  • Paige Craig details the story of how he missed out on investing in Airbnb. Unlike many of the other superficial stories shared on VC twitter, this account has some great lessons on investing and what it takes to win deals. 
  • The future of work is remote and we are never going back. Not sure if I agree this strongly but our remote working behaviors have certainly been normalized by now.
  • Even though Affirm is postponing their IPO, this is a great deep dive into the company and consumer financing space as a whole.
  • A great tactical guide for raising a seed round virtually by Brent Franson and Nick Frost.
Interesting Things
  • Not tech related but I wanted to share this fun read about how camera lenses work and optics in general. It’s very in-depth with lots of cool graphics and slides to help visually understand what is going on. 
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Chris McCann Chris McCann - General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners
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