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Startup Digest Reading List: Atomic Concepts, Invision, Agora, and Networks

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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.
A few weeks ago my partners Edith Yeung and Alfred Chuang hosted a discussion around the 2021 technology investment trends, specifically for investors and capital allocators. Here is the recorded conversation if you want to check it out. 
Written by Chris McCann, General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners. More about me.

Big Tech News Last Week
  • Jeff Bezos officially stepped down as CEO of Amazon into a chairman role. Here is the email he wrote to all of the Amazon employees. 
  • Apple is reported to be working on a new VR headset. Will be very curious on the final specs as it gets closer to release.
  • SpaceX test flight of the SN9 explodes on landing.
  • Carta launched CartaX, a listing service for private companies - and listed itself on there.
Deep Dive Posts
  • My former colleague at Greylock, Kevin Kwok, wrote about how products can be reduced to “atomic concepts”, using examples from Figma and Canva. 
  • The rise and fall of InVision, continues the analysis on the design tool space. The main takeaway for me is > “Any prototyping tool that exists separately from design functionality was always going to be clunky and limited.”
  • With the rise of Clubhouse there has been an increased attention to Agora - the API which powers Clubhouse and many other audio and video applications. Here is a quick overview of the company. A huge congrats to my partner at Race Capital, Edith Yeung, who was one of their first investors.
  • Here is an interactive essay of networks and how they spread, applicable to businesses, technology, viruses, and many other phenomenons in the world.
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Chris McCann Chris McCann - General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners
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