VC Theses #105 | Consumer Health Opportunities, Construction Tech & more
Dec 5th–11th | Insights from A16Z, Alpaca, Fika, OMERS, Menlo Ventures, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
Consumer Health: Areas of Opportunity (Daisy Wolf & Julie Yoo, A16Z)
White Paper: The Intersection of Construction Tech and FinTech (Alpaca VC Team)
Closing the Loop: Roadblocks and Opportunities in Manufacturing Automation (Jeff Diamond, VC @ Fika Ventures)
PropCo Investment Framework: Top-Down Approach (Daniel Fetner, Ryan Freedman, & Adam Donahue, Alpaca VC)
3 Things: Pallet for Companies, B2B TikTok Ads, Magic Eraser but Opposite (Elaine Zelby, Partner @ SignalFire)
Industry Developments & Analyses
A Look Into Construction Tech (Chelsea Zhang & Richard Kerby, Equal)
Field Study: DAOs + DAO Tooling (Aubrie Pagano & Alejandro Safdie, Alpaca VC)
In defense of tech-enabled services (Christina Farr & others, OMERS)
Serving the Multifamily Real Estate Industry with Software (Sumeet Singh, Partner @ A16Z)
Carefully crafted digital approaches can improve youths’ mental health care (Greg Yap & Derek Xiao, Menlo VC)
The Evolution of Infrastructure Markets — Foundation Models (Nandu Anilal, VC @ Canaan)
Banking as a Strategy: How non-fintechs have approached the challenge (Medha Agarwal, Partner @ Redpoint)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
Airtable's Path to Product-Market Fit — Lessons for Building Horizontal Products (First Round Review)
The gist: a simple way to boost conversion (Kyle Poyar, Partner @ OpenView)
Scaling GTM from $25 to $50 million ARR (Janelle Teng, VC @ Bessemer)
Letting Product Guide GTM Sequencing (Akash Bajwa, VC @ Earlybird)
The 'Storification' of Technology: From Steve Jobs to Elon Musk, Pixar to FTX (Rex Woodbury, Partner @ Index)
Swedish Startup "Clones" (Erik de Stefanis, Partner @ Interlace)
Ideas That Changed My Life (Morgan Housel, Partner @ Collaborative Fund)
Fictional Reality: Why the Real Metaverse Doesn’t Require a Headset (Michael Mignano, Partner @ Lightspeed)
4 questions on AI (Aashay Sanghvi, Principal @ Haystack)
Why VCs need to embrace a data-driven approach (Margaux Wehr, VC @ Balderton)
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