Digest #38 | SandHill.io Update, The biggest waves since Mobile, and more
Aug 22nd – 28th, 2021
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Now for your regularly scheduled programming.
Investment Themes, Theses & Outlooks
Climate and Crypto are the new Mobile (Nikhil Basu Trivedi, GP @ Footwork)
The New Energy Economy (Rick Zullo & Simran Suri, Equal Ventures)
The Creative Age: Part 2 (Saaya Nath, VP @ Jump Capital)
Product Led Growth Strategy: The Key to Unlocking the $358 Billion Learning & Development Market (Michelle Dhansinghani, MBA Associate @ Primary Ventures)
Industry Developments & Analyses
Understanding BNPL (Tanay Jaipuria, PM @ Instagram)
OPay and Nigeria's Mobile Money Wars (Mikal Khoso, VC @ Wavemaker)
Back to the Future: Myspace and Gen Z Digital Identity (Rex Woodbury, Principal @ Index)
Data Traction: How To Evaluate AI Companies With Little Revenue - Part 2 (Rob May, Partner @ PJC)
Open Sourcing Our Token Delegate Program (Jeff Amico, Partner @ A16Z Crypto)
Case Studies and Best Practices for Operating
Keep Them Coming Back: 23 Habit-Making Insights for Product-Minded Founders (NFX Team)
8 Product Hurdles Every Founder Must Clear — This PM-Turned-Founder Shares His Playbooks (First Round Review)
The Chief People Officer as PM: Rethinking The Systems & Tools That Run the Company (First Round Review)
VC Investor Relations (Fred Wilson, MP @ USV)
Most Startup ‘Pivots’ Aren’t Really Pivots, They’re Just What Startups Are Supposed To Do (Hunter Walk, GP @ Homebrew)
Office Utilization (Fred Wilson, MP @ USV)
The Startup Offer: What to Consider, for Founders and New Hires (Emma Silverman, Principal @ TMV)
Playing the Right Games (Kevin Stevens, Principal @ Energize Ventures)
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