Today’s leading stories are startup and career focused. On AVC, Fred Wilson talks about startup growth and retention. There are a bunch of useful startup metrics but if your retention sucks, that is normally a very bad sign. Henry Ward tells the story of how eShares got their Series A. It is an interesting post, but the heart of the matter is you need to find investors that are interested in what you are doing. Financial technology is a much easier sell on the east coast than the west coast. Paul Hammant talks about those people you may have seen on your development teams, mavericks and loose cannons. Yes, you will be nodding and remembering that time that one guy did something similar.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

Startups, Career and Process

Design and Development

Concurrency, Performance and Scalability

AI, Machine Learning, Research and Advanced Algorithms

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

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