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Digest #45 | B2B marketplaces, Open Source in Financial Services and more
October 10th – 16th, 2021
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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)
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