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Digest #41 | B2B Payments, Meme Markets, and more
Sept 12th – 18th, 2021
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Investment Themes, Theses & Outlooks
B2B Payments: Unlocking a Multi-Trillion-Dollar Opportunity (Michael Spiro, Investor @ JMI Equity)
We Like the Nouns – Meme markets in the 2020s (Nick Tomaino, GP @ 1confirmation)
Industry Developments & Analyses
Fresh Today, Faded Tomorrow? Brand Resilience in a Changing World (Tasha Kim, VC @ Marcy Ventures)
The Interface Phase (Packy McCormick, Not Boring)
Unbundling College: Technology Is (Finally) Reinventing Education (Rex Woodbury, Principal @ Index)
Minimum Viable Participation in Crypto: Games, Costs, & Accessibility (Elena Burger, A16Z Crypto)
🌎 Corporate Climate Venturing (Sophie Purdom & Kim Zou, VC @ Climate Tech VC)
Operator Interviews, Case Studies & Best Practices
What is the Product the Customer Buys Before They Buy Yours? (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
Demand Shocks Open A New Marketplace Era (Pete Flint, GP @ NFX)
Tools for High-Performing Sales Organizations (Sequoia Capital India)
The Minimum Viable Testing Process for Evaluating Startup Ideas (First Round Review)
Coatue: The cub on the prowl (Akash Bajwa, VC @ Augmentum Fintech)
The index mindset (John Luttig, Principal @ Founders Fund)
What is a Tech Company? (Rick Zullo, GP @ Equal)
Track Records (Craig Thomas, Director @ Investure)
Beneficiaries of App Store Changes (Tanay Jaipuria, PM @ Instagram)
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