Digest #27 | The Mega Theme of the '20s, Gen Z Guide, and more
June 6th – 12th, 2021
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Investment Themes, Theses, and Outlooks
Identity: The Mega Theme of the 2020s (Doug Clinton, MP @ Loup Ventures)
Post-pandemic media trends (Brian Morrissey, The Rebooting)
The Cooperation Economy 🤝 (Packy McCormick, Not Boring)
Industry Developments and Analyses
A Guide to Gen Z Through TikTok Trends, Emojis, & Language (Rex Woodbury, Principal @ Index)
FinTech 3.0 Re-Architecting Financial Market Infrastructure & DeFi (John Street Capital)
Electrifying Buildings (Hannah Murdoch, Analyst @ USV)
Real Estate Disruption Landscape (Gene Munster & David Stokman, Loup Ventures)
The Next Generation of Community Infrastructure (Lisa Xu, Sr. Associate @ FirstMark)
Case Studies and Best Practices for Operating
The Simple Numbers That Could Change How You Hire Technical Talent (Snyder Cut) (Eric Feng, ex-GP @ KPCB)
Are Hiring for Merit & Prioritizing Diversity Incompatible at a Fast-Growing Startup? (Answer: No) (Hunter Walk, Partner @ Homebrew)
Nine lessons learned bootstrapping a $1B+ hardware startup (Eric Paley, MP @ Founder Collective)
Byju's: The World's Most Valuable Edtech Startup (Mikal Khoso, VC @ Wavemaker)
FIGS and Successful DTC Companies (Tanay Jaipuria, Instagram)
10-Steps to a Friction-Free App (Sequoia Capital India)
The Figures that Will Move the Venture Capital Market in the Next 5 Years (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
‘Exhaust Fumes’, or, Understanding Startup Valuations. (Sajith Pai, Director @ Blume Ventures)
Industry Transformation: Enablement, Disruption and Competitive Dynamics Along the Value Chain (Rick Zullo, GP @ Equal Ventures)
A Project of One's Own (Paul Graham, Founder @ Y Combinator)
Why Philosophy and Entrepreneurship? (Brad Feld, MD @ Foundry Group)
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