Digest #45 | B2B marketplaces, Open Source in Financial Services and more
October 10th – 16th, 2021
Welcome to new subscribers! SandHill.io aggregates and shares the latest investment themes, market insights, and best practices for operating and investing from 600+ VCs, analysts, and operators.
This newsletter curates a selection of posts featured on the website each week.
Investment Themes, Theses & Outlooks
B2B marketplaces: capturing the $1T+ opportunity (Monica Varman, Partner @ G2VP)
Open Source Is Finally Coming to Financial Services (Angela Strange, GP @ A16Z)
Industry Developments & Analyses
MegaCycles in Tech & Crypto (Elad Gil, Angel Investor)
Live Commerce’s secret sauce, decoded (Aubrie Pagano, GP @ Alpaca VC)
Bitcoin Killed The King & Now Network Effects Will Determine Its Future (James Currier, GP @ NFX)
Tokens are a New Digital Primitive, Analogous to the Website (Chris Dixon, GP @ A16Z)
Legitimacy Lost (Li Jin, GP @ Atelier Ventures)
Open Source vs. Cloud Castles (Jerry Chen, Partner @ Greylock)
The Utility of NFT’s (Natalie Soto-Wright, Associate @ Fifth Wall)
Operator Interviews, Case Studies & Best Practices
Ask a Seed VC: How much should I try to raise? (Hadley Harris & Anthony Ha, Eniac Ventures)
Hiring your (first) Account Executives (Seth DeHart, Venture Partner @ Point Nine)
The Playbook for Hiring the Right Marketer at the Right Time for Your Startup (First Round Review)
Why This Ex-Facebook Engineer Thinks Non-Technical Product Managers Are Awesome (Oh and He’s Hiring) (Hunter Walk, GP @ Homebrew)
Mapping the Insights that Drive Startup Ideas & Theses (Ali Afridi, Former Principal @ Equal Ventures)
An Agenda for the Future of the Internet (Tomicah Tillemannn & James Rathmell, A16Z)
The hard stuff (Jackie DiMonte, Partner @ Chicago Ventures)
Two Years of Startup Exits (Micah Rosenbloom, GP @ Founder Collective)
Did someone send you this email? Subscribe below
Enjoying SandHill? We’d appreciate a share!
Did we miss something?
SandHill.io is now pulling posts from over 600 Medium writers, Substack newsletters, and blogs. However, we'd love to get suggestions on who we're missing and should be highlighting. Let us know (just hit reply) and we'll include their content starting with our next digest!