In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of May 10, 2015

  • 5.15.2015

Some interesting links we found this week across the web:

Business : Tech guru explains the winning strategy that launched Dollar Shave Club, DogVacay, and HomeHero 
The story of Science—the " Studio" (don't call it a Venture Capital Fund) that invested in Dollar Shave Club and others.

The New Yorker: Tomorrow's Advance Man: Marc Andreesen's plan to win the future
Andreesen gets the full-blown New Yorker profile treatment, replete with commentary on a "cranium so large, bald, and oblong that you can't help but think of words like "jumbo" and "Grade A."

FinTech Could Be the Core NYC Needs to Differentiate Its Startup Scene
Xconomy looks at the trend behind the new Barclay's-sponsored FinTech accelerator in NYC.

Startups celebrate their best and brightest at the 2015 NEVY awards
The New England Venture Capital Association celebrates its own with the NEVY awards. Overheard: association indicate they are unlikely to invest in the awards-for--people business given current saturation.

"The Entire Internet, One Click Away!" See the Best of Those Amazing Old AOL Commercials
Walk down nostalgia lane with 1990s AOL commercials in honor of the planned $4.4b acquisition by Verizon announced this week.

APIs Drive The Emergence Of The No Stack Startup
ProgrammableWeb comments on Andy Weissman's blog post on "No Stack " in which, "instead of being good at one thing, companies just focus on the last mile of value they provide, the one thing they can excel at better than anyone else."


Links compiled by former Associate Daniel Doktori.