In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of May 1, 2016

  • 5.6.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
The gender gap in tech is often discussed, but who’s taking real action toward meaningful change? Ex-VC Ellen Pao leads the charge in this New York Times profile.

Gas Delivery Startups Want to Fill Your Car Anywhere. Is That Allowed?
We’ve previously highlighted many areas where and federal regulators clash, but the state and local level can be just as challenging, as Bloomberg makes clear here. (Bonus link: Why are There no Unicorns in the Energy Industry, and How is That About to Change?)

How Consolidations will Play Out in the Transportation, Food and Entertainment Industries
Industry consolidation means different things to different —it makes unicorns more acquisitive and early-stage founders more likely to sell to a unicorn. TechCrunch looks into the future of three key verticals primed for that kind of change.

US Chief Data Scientist: Entrepreneurs Should do a ‘Tour of Duty’ in Government
Data science lies at the core of many ’ value to investors, and now it is earning them a place at the highest levels of government. DJ Patil, the nation’s first chief data scientist, explains his role in creating greater trust, transparency, and collaboration between Washington and the tech sector.

The Digital Manufacturing Cheat Sheet for Entrepreneurs
For selling consumer goods, particularly those more interested in the data those goods can collect, manufacturing can be an unwelcome challenge to the founders. If that’s you, HuffPo’s got your read for the day.

A Brief History of the World (of Venture Capital)
We’re students of history here at WilmerHale, because the beginning of venture capital says quite a lot about where it might be headed today. This retelling stands out in particular because it’s written by a European accelerator despite telling an American tale. Dig in and don’t miss the links at the end!

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.