Venture Capital News Roundup

Too close for comfort for these two giants. Alphabet’s Chief Legal Officer left Uber’s board of directors, as the two companies are increasingly stepping on each other’s toes. By Eric Newcomer (@EricNewcomer). Link

We didn’t crash (yet), but things have changed. The VC downturn hasn’t turned out as bad as feared, but some startups are feeling its effects. By Katie Benner (@ktbenner). Link

Apptio about to IPO. This Technology Business Management startup would be the sixth tech IPO in 2016. By Justine Brown. Link

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures just closed its second fund. At $15.1 million, the new fund brings the total managed by BBV to $23 million. Charlie O’Donnell (@ceonyc) shares the lessons he learned along the way. Link

How much should you disclose? A must-read from Mark Suster (@msuster), published four years ago and just as relevant today. Link

Blockchain for conflict-free diamonds. Great use for blockchain technology as a way to keep conflict diamonds out of circulation. By Luke Parker (@coinosphere). Link

What comes after the fork? The existence of two ethereum blockchains has caused much confusion, and apparently a field day for trades. By Charles Bovaird (@charleslbovaird). Link

Betterment teams up with Uber. This is a big win for the robo advisor, but will the drivers care? By Davey Alba (@daveyalba). Link

5G, IoT (at home and outside), and data. These will be the major area driving innovation in the near future. By Tim Bajarin (@Bajarin). Link