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Digest #61 | Race to the Super App, The Cannonball Effect, & more
Jan 30th – Feb 5th | Insights from FT Partners, Acrew, Equal, ICONIQ, Haystack, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
The Race to the Super App (FT Partners)
Thesis Spotlight: Fintech & Web 3.0 (Acrew Team)
Equal’s 2022 Climate Wish List (Rick Zullo & Simran Suri, Equal Ventures)
The emergence and evolution of metadata management (Bessemer Team)
Investing in Web3 Credentialing (Mable Jiang, Partner @ Multicoin)
2022 Cybersecurity startup trends (Alex Ferrara, Amit Karp, & Craig Tarnopol, Bessemer)
Industry Developments & Analyses
The Changing Power Dynamics Defining Our Culture (Kayla Phillips, VC @ Basecamp Fund)
🌍 Giving (carbon) credit where it’s due (Sophie Purdom & Kim Zou, Climate Tech VC)
Web 3 Dictionary (Part 7 of 7) (Matt Cohen & Dom Lau, Ripple Ventures)
Fintech and Insurtech in 2022 (Rob Moffat, Partner @ Balderton)
Why “NFTs” are dull and NFT projects are magical (Joseph Flaherty, Director @ Founder Collective)
The Art of the Deal: How Money Shapes Art (Rex Woodbury, Principal @ Index)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
The Path to IPO: 2022 SaaS Enterprise Version (ICONIQ Growth)
Can a startup have two CEOs? (Christoph Janz, MP @ Point Nine)
The Durability Formula – How It Will Determine Your Startup’s Future Value (James Currier, GP @ NFX)
Cheat Codes: 5 SaaS Sales Challenges & How to Solve Them (Mike Marg, Principal @ Craft)
Go-to-Market in Web3: New Mindsets, Tactics, Success Metrics (Maggie Hsu, Partner @ A16Z)
The Cannonball Effect (Peter Wagner, Partner @ Wing VC)
The Market Is The Greatest Critic (Semil Shah, GP @ Haystack)
Making Sense of Market Momentum (Meera Clark, Principal @ Obvious)
What's In a Valuation? (Kyle Harrison, former Principal @ Index)
Breaking Down Network Effects (Tanay Jaipuria, PM @ Instagram)
Everyone Wants to be an Index (Dez Fleming, VC @ FirstMark)
My Investment Heuristics When Evaluating Founders (David Paul, MP @ DWP Capital)
Deextinction of taste (Danny Crichton, Head of Editorial @ Lux)
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