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Startup Digest Reading List: Databricks, Post-Silicon Valley, Decentralized Social 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 Reading List, a curated list of the top stories in technology, startups, and venture capital.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. 
My two partners at Race Capital - Alfred Chuang (Founder of BEA systems, early seed investor of Slack & Databricks) and Edith Yeung (former GP at 500 Startups, early seed investor at Agora (NASDAQ:API) and Solana - are doing a fireside chat about the investment landscape for 2021 especially for investors and LPs. 
Event is private but Startup Digest subscribers are welcome to join and listen in
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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
  • ElasticSearch changed the licensing model of Elastic (the open source library) due to AWS not collaborating with the open source community. In response, AWS forked Elastic into their own version. Get ready for more fights between open source communities vs. cloud vendors.
  • Be careful about all of the ways Microsoft Teams track its users.
  • Here is Stratechery’s analysis of all of the major strategic problems Intel is facing.
  • Databricks is reportedly raising their next funding round at a $27B valuation. A huge congrats to my partner Alfred who was one of their earliest investors as they were spinning out from UC Berkeley.
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Chris McCann Chris McCann - General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners
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