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Digest #63 | The Long Game in Cybersecurity, Future of Brands, NFT 101, & more
Feb 14th – 20th | Insights from Greylock, Founder Collective, Insight, Bessemer, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
The Long Game in Cybersecurity (Asheem Chandna, Partner @ Greylock)
Five thoughts on the future of VC-backed D2C brands (Amanda Herson, VC @ Founder Collective)
Talking Shop: The Transformation of Commerce (Rex Woodbury, Partner @ Index)
Investing in Fintech: A Look into 2022 (Apoorva Goyal & Deven Parekh, Insight Partners)
Industry Developments & Analyses
NFT 101 (Bessemer Team)
A timeline of the last 100+ years in Insurance in the U.S. (Part I) (Amir Kabir, Partner @ AV8 Ventures)
Can DAOs Unlock Democratic Decision-Making? (Pratyush Buddiga, VC @ Susa Ventures)
The 100 most interesting influencer / creator startups — Part 1: The Map (Nicole Quinn, GP @ Lightspeed)
Optimising Ethereum (Abhishek Maran, VC @ Folklore Ventures)
🌍 Climate unicorns take charge #89(Kim Zou & Sophie Purdom, Climate Tech VC)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
10 Lessons Learned after $5B of M&A (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
Desperation-Induced Focus (Ravi Gupta, Partner @ Sequoia)
How to Catch a User (Acquisition) (Zachary DeWitt, Partner @ Wing VC)
Hope For the Best, Plan for the Worst: A TCV Roundtable on Crisis Communications (Katja Gagen & Kunal Mehta, TCV)
How To Raise Funding When Investors Hate Your Market (Hunter Walk, GP @ Homebrew)
The Sales Sandwich (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
Minsky Moments in Venture Capital (Abraham Thomas, Angel Investor)
The Professionalization of Startups (Kyle Harrison, ex-Principal @ Index)
Addressing Uncertainty, an overview (Jerry Neumann, MD @ Neu VC)
Where Do Deals Come From, 2021 (David Goldberg, GP @ Alpaca VC)
Will Your Startup Borrow More in 2022? (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
Web of Relations (Packy McCormick, GP @ Not Boring)
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