VC Theses #102 | Generative AI, New World of Cybersecurity, & more
Nov 13th–20th | Insights from Base10, Foundation Capital, A16Z, Grelock, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
If You’re Not First, You’re Last: How AI Becomes Mission Critical (TJ Nahigian & Luci Fonseca, Base10)
The New World Order of Cybersecurity (Sid Trivedi, Partner @ Foundation Capital)
Taking A Long Term View Of Web3 (Fred Wilson, GP @ USV)
Bringing DeFi Lending Mainstream (Seth Rosenberg, VC @ Greylock)
Part One: Why we should be focusing on the Creator Economy (Charlie Jalali-Farhani, VC @ Balderton)
Industry Developments & Analyses
The Generative AI Revolution in Games (James Gwertzman & Jack Soslow, A16Z)
The American Dynamism 50 (A16Z Team)
Middle vs. Last Mile Drone Delivery: Which Will Scale Sooner? (G2VP Team)
Creativity As an App (Guido Appenzeller, Matt Bornstein, Martin Casado, & Yoko Li, A16Z)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
Annual Planning in Uncertain Times: 6 Tactics for Rethinking Your Company’s End-of-Year Exercise (First Round Review)
11 Worst Founder Traits That Lead To Failure (Alex Iskold, GP @ 2048)
Vertical SaaS Moats, Part 1: Economies of Scale (Evan Gabriel, Sr. Associate @ Fractal Software)
Vertical SaaS Moats, Pt 2: Network Effects (Evan Gabriel, Sr. Associate @ Fractal Software)
Pipeline Cures All (Joe Morrissey, GP @ A16Z)
What You (Want to)* Want (Paul Graham, Founder @ Y Combinator)
Surviving and Thriving in Tech's New Winter (Mike Solana, VP @ Founders Fund)
Deliberate Practices (Rob Go, Partner @ NextView)
Discounting Belief (Packy McCormick, GP @ Not Boring)
The Diligence That's Due (Kyle Harrison, GP @ Contrary)
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