Chef of the Future, Why Startups Need A Board of Advisors & More Highlights

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from our expert curators.


1. Warner Music Group Just Acquired Songkick — But They Didn’t Go Near Its Ticketing Business

By Daniel Adrian Sanchez – Digital Music News

Digest: Music

Curators: Corey Crossfield, Christian Nicholson

In an announcement last Friday, Warner Music Group has acquired selected assets from Songkick.  The acquisition includes the discovery app and website, along with associated trademarks.  The deal doesn’t include the ticketing business, however. Read More

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2. Why Startups Need A Board of Advisors More Than A Board of Directors

By Steve Blank

Digest: Angel Investor

Curator: Berg Moe

I had a group of ex-students out to the ranch who were puzzling over a dilemma – they’ve been working hard on their startup, were close at finding product/market fit and had been approached by Oren, a potential angel investor… Read More

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3. Your Startup Community; One Critical Unifying Certainty

By Chris Heivly – Inc.

Digest: Startup Communities

Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

Some great advice from Techstars’ EIR: “Community leaders should connect, not coordinate.” Read More

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4. The Chef of the Future Makes Only One Dish

By David Marchese – Grub Street

Digest: Food Tech

Curators: David Nagy, Winnie Leung

Moley Robotics’ robotic kitchen is a mind-bending glimpse into the future. Would you let a robot chef cook your meals? Read More

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5. Can Venture Capital be Saved?

By Freada and Mitch Kapor –

Digest: Diversity & Inclusion

Curators: Lilibeth Gangas, Silvia Li Sam, Dontae Rayford

“The stories are vile. Women entrepreneurs face sexual advances by the VCs they rely on to get their companies off the ground. They are bribed to keep quiet. They are threatened to shut up. Their supporters are labeled “whiners” and worse. Is VC full of creeps? Probably, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.” Read More

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