Wear a Mask, The Venture Brief, and Summer Reads

07.23.20

Blog, News

By Tribeca Venture Partners

We’re joining the chorus of friendly reminders to please Wear A Mask.

We’re not doctors or epidemiologists. We’re technology investors, and we use as much data as we can get our hands on to make investment and operating decisions every day. The data on masks is unambiguous. Masks reduce COVID-19 transmission, so therefore we should all wear masks.  

We’ve made tremendous progress here in NYC, going from the epicenter of the pandemic to an example of how a data-driven approach can combat COVID-19. On July 13th, there were ZERO COVID deaths in New York. As we move through Phase 3 (for those in NYC), we’re encouraging everyone to continue good practices that will help save lives, maintain our gains, and reopen the economy.

Insights

Our Managing Partner, Brian Hirsch, recently sat down with The Venture Brief to discuss Tribeca Venture Partners over the last 10 years, investing in ACV Auctions (the unicorn in Buffalo), and why NYC will be the epicenter of innovation in a post-pandemic world. Check out Brian’s conversation with The Venture Brief  HERE

What We’re Reading

If The Coronavirus Is Really Airborne, We Might Be Fighting It The Wrong Way  MIT Technology Review

The Pandemic Is A Great Time To Start A Business. Here Are 3 Things To Do Now  Fast Company

The Enormous Opportunity In Fintech  VentureBeat

America’s Massive Used-Car Market Is Getting The EBay Treatment  Bloomberg

Big New Obstacle For Economic Recovery: Child Care Crisis  NYTimes

Leadership In A Post-Pandemic World Requires More Than Supporting Remote Work  Forbes

Summer Reads

It’s not the summer we planned for, but we’ve found it helpful to dive into a few good reads during this time of social distancing and staying at home. 

We’re offering up our take on The Early Stage Founder’s Reading List, summer reading on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it is a good place to start putting yourself into the mindset of an entrepreneur.

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston 

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins 

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

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