Today, The Blurb features the great writing of @sarahcpr who asks:
We’ll share some highlights from Sarah’s post below, but first, some CB Insights data goodness.
We identified 100+ startups working in construction tech, and categorized them into a market map spanning 13 key emerging categories and subcategories, including marketplaces, monitoring and safety, and design technologies.
While on the topic
With all the great reporting recently that has highlighted specific examples of the harassment women in tech face, we want to ask you all whether you think things are really going to change this time.
In talking to folks in the industry recently, this issue comes up frequently and I’ve been struck with 3 basically distinct schools of thought on how this will all play out.
#1 – Nothing is going to change. The half-life of outrage is very short now. Some other scandal will happen that will distract us from this. In the meantime, folks will do superficial things (sign pledges, write Medium posts, express outrage on Twitter) but nothing foundational is really going to change.
#2 – This time might be different, but it’ll be important that more stories keep coming out to keep this top of mind and keep the pressure on. Else, things will go back to business as usual soon enough or another outrage/scandal will replace this.
#3 – This time is really different. These stories and revelations have woken people up, and we’ll be seeing meaningful change as a result.