VC Theses #80 | Investing with PEACE, Net-Zero Future, & more
June 12–19th | Insights from Greylock, Menlo Ventures, Lightspeed, Sequoia, and more.
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
Investing With PEACE in Mind (Meera Clark, Principal @ Redpoint)
Opportunities in Data Versioning (Ripple Ventures Team)
The Opportunity for Early-Stage Cybersecurity Companies (Katie Keller & Derek Xiao, Menlo Ventures)
The Future of Crypto Native Consumer Products, Part 2: Messaging (Mercedes Bent, Partner @ Lightspeed)
Supply/Demand Imbalance Tracker, Move Concierge, Shark Tank for Food (Elaine Zelby, Partner @ SignalFire)
Industry Developments & Analyses
The Net-Zero Future: How We’re Getting There (JP Sanday, Partner @ Menlo)
Virtual care has its gaps - it’s time we talked about it (Christina Farr, Principal @ OMERS)
As a spike in bad loans looms, are debt collection technologies stuck in the past? (Mouro Capital Team)
The Cost of Paper Checks (Jackson Bubala, Sr. Associate @ Motivate)
Notes From a Bear Market (Crypto Edition) (Michael Dempsey, GP @ Compound)
Cloud Infrastructure Part II: DevOps + Observability (Sai Senthilkumar, Principal @ Redpoint)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
Adapting to Endure (Sequoia Capital Team)
Raising A Down Round: Anti-Dilution Isn’t as Bad as Going Out of Business (Paul Martino, GP @ Bullpen)
Building a Product Engine (Kyle Harrison, GP @ Contrary)
Venture Debt 101: Navigating the Fundraising Process (Sam Johnson & Vinnie McSweeney, OpenView)
If it isn't going to work, just shut it down. (Yoni Rechtman, Principal @ Slow)
Successful Companies and Creating New Job Categories (Tanay Jaipuria, PM @ Instagram)
All About Acquihires (Peter Blackwood & Tina Ferguson, A16Z)
What startup will you build? Identifying market white space (David Teten, GP @ Versatile)
The Partnership (Fred Wilson, GP @ USV)
Deal Velocity (David Beisel, GP @ NextView)
Welcome to the Internet: Millennial & Gen Z Ennui (Rex Woodbury, Partner @ Index)
Earning the Right to be Contrarian (Ali Hamed, GP @ Crossbeam)
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