Digest #67 | The new commerce opportunity, Investing in Data & ML, & more
Mar 14th–20th | Insights from Canaan, USV, Greycroft, Redpoint, Foundry Group, and others
As we mentioned last week, we’ll soon be launching a series highlighting the best agencies & freelancers that work with startups. If you, or a portfolio company, have worked with a provider that you felt did a great job please let us know via this form or by replying to this email. Providers could be across development, design, recruiting, growth, or another area that startups often require support.
We’ll share the full list in a few weeks with everyone who contributes.
Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
The new commerce opportunity (Ana Andjelic, ex-CBO @ Banana Republic)
Investing in Data & ML: 2022 📊 (Nandu Anilal, VC @ Canaan)
Climate Tech Investing in Emerging Markets (Part Two) (Mona Alsubaei, VC @ USV)
Industry Developments & Analyses
A “Getting Started” Guide for Digital Health Founders (Greycroft Team)
The Parallel Journeys of Fintech and Healthtech (Jacob Effron, Principal @ Redpoint)
The Glass-Half-Full View of Technology (Rex Woodbury, Partner @ Index)
Bootstrapping Web3 Networks: The Limitations of Token Incentives (Sameer Singh, Founder @ Breadcrumb VC)
The Benefits Of Venture Capital In Web3 (Fred Wilson, GP @ USV)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
How to Sell to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds (David Teten, Partner @ Versatile VC)
Money in the Bank vs Burn (Seth Levine, GP @ Foundry Group)
10 Lessons from Great Businesses (Mario Gabriele, The Generalist)
How To Handle VC Inbound After Raising A Seed Round (Jonathan Lehr, GP @ Work-Bench)
How long will you wait? (David Frankel, GP @ Founder Collective)
How to Get More Women on Boards (Anita Sands, GP @ OpenView)
The NFX Pitch Deck Library (NFX Team)
What Matters Most: How We Develop Conviction at Seed (Rick Zullo, GP @ Equal Ventures)
Natural Selection Among Startups (Kyle Harrison, ex-Principal @ Index)
On Ambition (Erik Torenberg, Partner @ Village Global)
Social Media's Slow March to Oblivion (Mike Solana, VP @ Founders Fund)
I Love Backing ‘Mission-Driven’ Founders But Here’s Where They Struggle as Startup CEOs (Hunter Walk, GP @ Homebrew)
Will Your Partners See You as a Peer? (David Beisel, GP @ Nextview)
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