In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of August 9, 2015

  • 8.14.2015

Some interesting links we found across the web for this week. We also have some to share from the previous week:

Zirtual founder: "The numbers were just completely f***ed”
The founder of Zirtual, the (not so) hot which abruptly fired its 400 employees this week, breaks her silence.

Steve Case's VC Bus Tour Looks to Fund Startups in Overlooked Cities
AOL Founder and VC Steve Case seeks advantage by playing where his competitors are not. Sorry Silicon Valley, Boston and New York.

The 2015 5000
The world’s paper of record is back with its listing of 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the US Is your favorite unicorn on the list? You might be surprised.

Board Leadership
Thoughtful post from ‘professional board ’ Fred Wilson on how CEOs can use the “board chairman” role to strategic effect.

What Angel Investors Value Most When Choosing What to Fund
Harvard Business Review tells us what we already knew— care about the teams they fund. Now there are AngelList numbers to back it up.

A16Z Podcast: How Innovation Ecosystems Grow around the Globe
#GameRecognizeGame in this podcast where AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information, interviews VC and prolific blogger/writer Brad Feld on the relative values of culture and regulation in establishing a ecosystem.

Links compiled by former Associate Daniel Doktori.