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Digest #26 | Betting Big on Women’s Health, Reinventing Social Media and more
May 30th – June 5th, 2021
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Investment Themes, Theses, and Outlooks
Why we're betting big on women's health (Christina Farr, Principal @ OMERS)
The True Addressable Market for Digital Advertising (Tanay Jaipuria, PM @ Instagram)
Industry Developments and Analyses
The Startups Reinventing Social Media (Rex Woodbury, Principal @ Index)
😲 $1B+ brands 😲 (Alex Taussig, Partner @ Lightspeed)
Where Did The Future go? (Erik Torenberg, Partner @ Village Global)
The tech spin-outs (Lillian Li, Chinese Characteristics)
Why NASDAQ acquired a carbon removal marketplace (John Tough, MP @ Energize Ventures)
Case Studies and Best Practices for Operating
The 3 Knock-On Effects of Failed Executive Hires (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
Modern Software Moats (Nandu Anilal, Analyst @ Canaan)
In Conversation with Ali Ghodsi, CEO, Databricks (Matt Turck, Partner @ FirstMark)
The Insider Story of Waze (Gigi Levy-Weiss, GP @ NFX)
👙OnlyFans (Ali Abouelatta, First1000)
Customers Love Free Stuff … But That’s Not Your Problem (Bill Gurley, GP @ Benchmark)
Embracing Uncertainty in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy (Jerry Neumann, VC @ Neu VC)
Be a star or a janitor. (Yoni Rechtman, Principal @ Tusk Ventures)
Venture Diligence at the Seed Stage (Michael Palank, GP @ MaC VC)
Year 4 as a VC (Abhinaya Konduru, Sr. Associate @ M25)
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