Digest #68 | Powering Fintechs, Innovation in Media, The Digital Health Stack & more
Mar 21st – 27th | Insights from Redpoint, Lightspeed, Insight, Index, OMERS Ventures, and others
Last Call for providers!
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
Enabling Infrastructure & The Opportunity to Power the Next Generation of Fintechs (Medha Agarwal, Partner @ Redpoint)
Power to the People: My Investing Focus 2022 (Mercedes Bent, Partner @ Lightspeed)
Investing in Cybersecurity: A Look into 2022 (Thomas Krane, MD @ Insight)
It’s Time to Redefine Commerce (Taylor Brandt, VC @ Headline)
The Time is Now for Enterprise Robotics (Aseem Datar, Sabrina Wu & Tim Porter, Madrona)
BNPL For B2B Marketplaces: Accelerating Trillions In B2B Spending(Noah Breslow, Partner @ Bain Capital Ventures)
Industry Developments & Analyses
Innovation In Media: Reinventing How Ideas and Culture Spread (Rex Woodbury, Partner @ Index)
Introducing the digital health tech stack (Christina Farr & Marissa Moore, OMERS Ventures)
Navigating the Energy Transition Amidst Russia's Invasion of Ukraine (Simran Suri & Rick Zullo, Equal Ventures)
Data50: The World’s Top Data Startups (Jennifer Li, Sarah Wang, & Jamie Sullivan, A16Z)
Gen Z Doesn’t Need Investor Networks. They Make Their Own (Matt Cohen, MP @ Ripple Ventures)
Learning, Earning, and Web3 Part II (Jomayra Herrera, Partner @ Reach)
Harnessing Identity: How Brands Can Help Consumers Find Their Leverage (KJ Sidberry, Principal @ Forerunner)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
How to tell if you’ve found true product-market fit (Hadley Harris & Anthony Ha, Eniac)
23 Tactical Company Building Lessons, Learned From Scaling Stripe & Notion (Cristina Cordova, Partner @ First Round)
Why you should give away your features (Kyle Poyar, Partner @ OpenView)
How People Think (Morgan Housel, Partner @ Collaborative Fund)
False Positives of Pedigrees and “Pattern Recognition” (Rick Zullo, GP @ Equal Ventures)
To Infinity and Beyond (Albert Wenger, GP @ USV)
Reinventing The American Dream (Dez Fleming, VC @ FirstMark)
What are Venture Studios? And how have they evolved with the market? (Katie Palencsar, MD @ Anthemis)
Startup Self-Repricing as a Recruiting Tool (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Redpoint)
How to Grow The Startup Economy (Erik Torenberg, Partner @ Village Global)
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