My favorite places to stay up to date
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Over the past few years, I’ve chatted with folks looking to get into tech or who just want to learn about the incredibly strange world that is Silicon Valley. One of the questions that always pops up first:
“How do I find out about all of the companies and people doing cool things?”
My thought: it’s impossible. Things move so fast that you’ll always miss something. That said, one of the best ways to try to stay on top of what’s going on (in addition to Twitter) is to just be up on the news. So, I’ve decided to share an updated list with a few of my favorite places to learn about the latest in tech.
Axios — Axios’ newsletters are one of the first things I read every morning. My favorites for tech / finance news are Pro Rata and Login. You can sign up for as many of these newsletters as you like here.
Websites I check during the day
Techmeme — awesome links to the top tech stories from all over the web.
Techcrunch — great place for news & analysis (where I first heard about Uber).
The Wall Street Journal — oops, everything on this list isn’t free. But the WSJ runs deals and right now you can get 3 months for $1. Or you can cash in ~3,200 of those airline miles that you’re probably not using right now to get a year’s worth of the WSJ delivered to your door.
My First Million - Brainstorm of new business ideas based on trends and opportunities in the market. Hosted by: Shaan Puri & Sam Parr
Acquired - Every company has a story. Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies. Hosted by: Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal
Twenty Minute VC - Takes you inside the world of venture capital with interviews. Hosted by: Harry Stebbings
Equity Pod - Techcrunch’s weekly venture capital podcast. Hosted by: Alex Willhelm, Danny Crichton & Natasha Mascarenas
If you insert yourself into the right information flows - you can get up to speed on what’s happening very quickly. This is a short list in the world of everything going on, so if you have other things you love, I’d love to hear about them :)