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'Johnson said, “we show up with this new Nike, and it’s totally untested, and frankly it’s not even all that good - and you guys are buying it. What gives?”

The man laughed. “We’ve been doing business with you Blue Ribbon guys for years,” he said, “and we know that you guys tell the truth. Everyone else bullshits, you guys always shoot straight. So if you say this new shoe, this Nike, is worth a shot, we believe.”'

- Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator of Nike

We’ve been thinking a lot about trust - trust in media, government, investors and startups. It’s never been more important for startups to build trust.

Startup Candidates

QUCIT
: Data science for urban services
Roomonitor: IOT enabled services for rental property managers

 

News

• Energy is the new new internet

• The Internet of Bicycles

• Ring raises series $109m series D (and prospects for hardware startups)

• ‘Sanctuary City’ Mayors Vow to Defy Trump’s Immigration Order (budget impacts, too)

• Tinder for Cities: how tech is making urban planning more inclusive

• New NYC residences designed to survive coastal flooding


Insights

• 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer

• 80+ Startups Making Cities Smarter from CB Insights

• Rules of Machine Learning from Google (pdf)

• Legal Concepts for Founders

• The Public Data Layer

• The $99 Billion Idea: How Uber and Airbnb Won


Opportunities

• NYC BigApps 2017 is open for submissions

• Free Electrons is now accepting applications

• Apply for CalSEED Clean Energy Fund

• Imagine H2O is accepting applications

• The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is accepting applications


Urban.Us

• Removing outdated tech from your office? (NYC, Bay Area for now)

• DJI + Skycatch = Reality Capture Package

• Mark43 Fighting Crime with Design

• Smarter City Health Data: Introducing the 500 Cities Project (LiveStories)

• Check out 31 jobs from 8 portfolio companies


We’re aware of a few people and organizations being impacted by new immigration actions in the US. Many of us are immigrants, so please let us know if we can help with connections to immigration attorneys.

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Shaun, Stonly, Mark & Anthony

P.S. The Pope met with The Governator to talk climate change and clean energy

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