VC Theses #72 | LatAm on the Rise, Biodiversity, Food as Medicine & more
April 17th–23rd | Insights from NFX, Eniac, Compound, Footwork, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
Why LatAm Is On The Rise (Pete Flint & Anna Piñol, NFX)
Biodiversity: the Next Frontier (Kristin McDonald, VC @ Eniac)
Food as Medicine: Targeted Nutrient Deprivation (TND) Therapy for Cancer (Nicole Ruiz, VC @ Compound)
Why developers are still the biggest opportunity in software — key trends you need to know (Shamillah Bankiya & Virginia Pozzato, Dawn Capital)
Enterprise Software: Next-Generation Authorization Startups (Manan Modi, Angel Squad @ Hustle Fund)
Industry Developments & Analyses
Rise of the Next-Gen CFO: The Evolution of Finance’s Role and Tech Stack (Jane Lee, VP @ Sapphire)
Are crypto returns less power law driven moving forward? (Michael Dempsey, VC @ Compound)
Mad Realities and the Rise of User-Owned Content (Rex Woodbury, Partner @ Index)
Cloudy with a Chance of Downtime (Robby, VC @ Cowboy)
The Apparent Lack of Innovation in web3 (Abhishek Maran, VC @ Folklore Ventures)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
Managing Your Mental Health While Running a Startup (Frederic Kerrest, Co-Founder of Okta)
Founder Playbook: The Dos & Don’ts of VC Pitching 2022 (Alpaca VC Team)
Will It Scale? Applying Data, Science, and Economics to the Art of Ideas (John List & Derrick Harris for A16Z)
3 Proven Community Strategies to Grow Open Source Businesses (Priyanka Somrah, VC @ Work-Bench)
Fast: An Autopsy (Kevin LaBuz, Head of IR @ 1stDibs)
9 Smart Ways to Apply PLG Concepts to Your Sales-Led Software Business (Bill Binch, Partner @ Battery)
Your guide to Webflow’s $4B PLG engine (Kyle Poyar, Partner @ OpenView)
Employee-VC Alignment (Nikhil Basu Trivedi, GP @ Footwork)
Anon-first world (Jordan Cooper, GP @ Pace Capital)
The Invisible Hand's Visible Swarm (Packy McCormick, GP @ Not Boring)
Software ate the world. It will eat venture capital too. (Electric Capital Team)
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