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Digest #36 | Community Operating Systems, BNPL & Payment Ramifications, and more
Aug 8th – August 14th, 2021
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Investment Themes, Theses & Outlooks
The Evolution of Community Operating Systems (Han Wang, Summer Associate @ Bain Capital Ventures)
Consumer Marketplaces: Towards Curation (Ross Barry, EIR @ Prehype)
Industry Developments & Analyses
Buy Now, Pay Later & Payment Ramifications (John Street Capital)
The ultimate guide to social commerce (Ana Andjelic, The Sociology of Business)
The creator economy is in crisis. Now let’s fix it. (Li Jin, MP @ Atelier)
Status Monkeys (Packy McCormick, Not Boring)
Curators All the Way Down (Gaby Goldberg & Jesse Lee)
Case Studies and Best Practices for Operating
Ask a Seed VC: How much should I spend to find product-market fit? (Anthony Ha & Nihal Mehta, Eniac Ventures)
An Exact Breakdown of How One CEO Spent His First Two Years of Company-Building (Sam Corcos, First Round Review)
If You’re Not Sure Whether Your Current Investors Would Give You More Money, The Answer Is Likely “No” (Hunter Walk, GP @ Homebrew)
Grownups in the Room, Part 2: High-Performing Startup Boards (Emily Green, All Raise)
6 Lessons learned from funding startups with long sales cycles (David Frankel, MP @ Founder Collective)
Coming Into the Spotlight: How Customer Success Can Turbo-Charge Subscription Growth (Cathy Gao, Partner @ Sapphire Ventures)
9 Ideation Frameworks of Top Founders (NFX Team)
Advancing Equity Compensation & The War For Talent (Michael Dempsey, GP @ Compound)
Trillion Dollar Paint Job (Mike Solana, VP @ Founders Fund)
Punching Up (Naithan Jones, Partner @ A16Z)
Software is Eating the World, Revisited (Erik Torenberg, Partner @ Village Global)
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