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Digest #49 | Vices and Virtues, Communities of the Future, the Data Deluge, and more
Nov 7th – 13th | Insights from Greylock, FirstMark, A16Z, Battery, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses & Outlooks
Vices and Virtues: Investing and Human Nature (Reid Hoffman, Partner @ Greylock)
DAOs: Communities of the Future (Lisa Xu, Investor @ FirstMark)
Deep Dive: Using Technology to Solve Food Insecurity (Maria Gilfoyle, Summer Analyst @ K50 Ventures)
The Overlooked Levels of the Creator Economy (Dan Runcie for A16Z Future)
Industry Developments & Analyses
Our Take on the Data Deluge, and What’s Next (Dharmesh Thakker, Chiraag Deora & Jason Mendel, Battery Ventures)
Uniswap Liquidity Mining Analysis (Shishi Feng & Vishesh Choudhry, Blockchain Capital)
Talent, Value Distribution, & Liquidity in Crypto Protocols (Michael Dempsey, GP @ Compound)
How To Empower Today’s Healthcare Consumer (Lee Shapiro, MP @ 7wire Ventures)
Operator Interviews, Case Studies & Best Practices
Defining ‘Product-Market Fit’ (Sajith Pai, Director @ Blume Ventures)
The Need for Two Types of Payback Period Calculations (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
Why is usage-based pricing on the rise? (Kyle Poyar, Partner @ OpenView)
Finding Language/Market Fit: How to Make Customers Feel Like You’ve Read Their Minds (Matt Lerner for First Round)
‘Entrepreneur In Residence’ Used To Be One Of Silicon Valley’s Most Prestigious Titles. (Hunter Walk, GP @ Homebrew)
An Intro to Market Monetarism (Erik Torenberg, Partner @ Village Global)
#1 - Pharmacogenetics, gastroenterology, and other thoughts. (Nicole (Williams) Ruiz, Investor @ Compound)
An emerging manager’s not-so-secret superpower (Halle Kaplan-Allen & Winter Mead)
A Deep Dive on Equity (Evan Wray, Venture Partner @ TMV)
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