Digest #40 | Vertical Fintech, Circular Economy, Education Revolt and more
Sept 5th – 11th, 2021
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Investment Themes, Theses & Outlooks
Vertical Fintech is Reimagining Community Banking with the Help of Next-Gen Infrastructure →
Emily Man, VC @ Redpoint
The Circular Economy: Backing startups overcoming challenges in rental, refill, and resale →
Michelle Wilk, VC @ Founders Factory
The Education Revolt →
Jomayra Herrera, Partner @ Reach Capital
Industry Developments & Analyses
Why NFTs Aren't the Next Asset Bubble →
Rex Woodbury, Principal @ Index
How Will We Value a Crypto Token? →
Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint
Platform-Partnership Fit: A Guide to Business Development for Bio Startups
Jorge Conde & Jay Rughani, A16Z
Consumer VC investing is at a record pace, but should it be? →
Eric Feng, ex-GP @ KPCB
Operator Interviews, Case Studies & Best Practices
Navigating Your Way to a Solid Series A →
Emma Silverman, Principal @ Trailmix
5 Ways to find your next great idea – and figure out if it’s worth your time →
Reid Hoffman, GP @ Greylock
The Changing Venture Landscape →
Mark Suster, GP @ Upfront
Generalist vs Specialist →
Fred Wilson, GP @ USV
Venture Communism →
Michael Solana, VP @ Founders Fund
Shopping Spree →
Aashay Sanghvi, Principal @ Haystack
Downsides of a white hot economy — VC Adventure →
Seth Levine, MD @ Foundry Group
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