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Startup Digest Reading List: Leadership, DeFi, and No Code Applications

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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.
It was an action-packed week last week, here is a recap of some of the biggest tech stories and a few posts from operators and investors to deep dive into.
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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
  • Ark Invest released their annual Big Ideas Report. It’s long but in particular I thought the section on digital wallets was worth highlighting > “In the US, digital wallets are surpassing the number of bank account holders at the largest financial institutions.”
  • While it’s easy to be skeptical of all of these “no code” applications, the big use case for them all could be streamlining and automating internal processes. 
  • Decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens is where a lot of the bleeding edge innovation in the digital asset space is currently. Here is a good primer on the DeFi space by none other than the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Missouri. 
  • [Podcast] Interview with Ali Ghodsi, the CEO of Databricks, on leadership, management, and running a high-growth company.
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Chris McCann Chris McCann - General Partner @ Race Capital, former Greylock Partners
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