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Digest #21 | NFTs & Collectibles, Decarbonization, and more
April 25th – May 1st
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Investment Themes, Theses, and Outlooks
Come for the NFT, stay for the Collectible (Eric Feng, ex-GP @ KPCB)
Payment tech is motor oil (Alex Taussig, Partner @ Lightspeed)
Industry Developments and Analyses
A foundational approach to decarbonization: Sustainable Cement (Kimberly Zou and Sophie Purdom, Climate Tech VC)
Climate 101: Part 1 Causes (Albert Wenger, Partner @ USV)
The Rise of Synthetic Media and Digital Creators (Rex Woodbury, Principal @ Index Ventures)
Data Pipelining — A Primer (Astasia Myers, Investor @ Redpoint)
The Modern Enterprise’s Data Blind Spots (Dave Mullen, VC @ SVB Capital)
Case Studies and Best Practices for Operating
Designing for Buying: How to Break Through the Ceiling in Product-Led Growth (Sarah Guo, GP @ Greylock)
The 7 Powers Known to Tesla, Pixar, Netflix, Apple and Twilio (James Currier, Hamilton Helmer, and Jeff Lawson)
Programmatic SEO, the long tail and customer acquisition (Tanay Jaipuria, Fellow @ Rough Draft VC)
Many-Winner Markets (Nikhil Basu Trivedi, GP @ Footwork)
World Building and Antifragility (Alex Danco, ex-Social Capital)
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