NEXT Update #29 - Bring your own team

Last week we emailed most of our Rockstart alumni startups with a call for help. Amazing how many res
NEXT Update #29 - Bring your own team
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #29
Last week we emailed most of our Rockstart alumni startups with a call for help. Amazing how many responses we got. Thank you all for coming back to us!

Why conversational UI fails in practice and what the West can really learn from Asian messaging apps. Great(long read about bots and how messaging apps could be the next deintermediators.
Facebook wants to become “the” Internet. But that is not something new. Back in 2008 when they launched the FB Platform and a year later the Like button, they have been trying to become an OS instead of just a Social Network. 
Th European startup market through the eyes of a US VC. 
Bonus
Stripe introduced a new policy: Bring your own team :-) Apply as a team and get hired as a team. This is either a brilliant way to scale acqui-hires or to grab whole teams from dull corporates. We thing it is pretty cool!
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