Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Postscript: Bill Campbell, 1940-2016 He may not be the most globally famous person who passed away this week, but Bill Campbell's quiet influence on the titans of Silicon Valley shaped the startup market and its culture from the very beginning. If you're not familiar with his story, now is the time.
On the Road to Recap: Why the Unicorn Financing Market Just Became Dangerous...For All Involved Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital made waves yesterday with a 5,700-word essay dissecting the precarious market for startups with the very highest valuations. Reaction has been widespread—Re/code has a quick summary of Gurley's piece if you're too busy, but Brad Feld implores you to read every word.
As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it's RIP for 'me too' companies "Good artists copy, great artists steal." It's a mainstay concept in the startup world and has led to limitless elevator pitches like "Uber for X." The right copycat concept can attract venture capital, but is this the year investors finally put their foot down?
How To Approach The Topic Of Equity Compensation In Your Startup Solid advice on balance: incenvitiving your team while keeping your capital...