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VC Theses #144 | Product-Led AI, Online Consumer Services, B2B Marketplaces, & more
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
Product-Led AI (Seth Rosenberg, GP @ Greylock)
Let’s Get Personal: Why AI Will Unlock a Massive Market for Online Consumer Services (Alex Immerman & Jamie Sullivan, A16Z)
Will AI Accelerate Vertical SaaS Adoption? (Christoph Janz, GP @ Point Nine)
Industry Developments & Analyses
The State of European B2B marketplaces (Louis Coppey, Partner @ Point Nine)
Charts to Chew On: An Anxious August. (Meera Clark, Principal @ Redpoint)
The Rise of Data Lakes in Software Architecture (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Theory)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
How to win your first 10 B2B customers (Lenny Rachitsky)
The Idea Maze: Mike Salguero - Founder of Butcherbox (Rob Go, Partner @ NextView)
Who owns “growth”? It’s complicated. (Kyle Poyar, Partner @ OpenView)
A Pre-Seed Round Doesn't Replace Hard Work (Abhishek Maran, VC @ Rampersand)
How Do You Decide to Build a Feature to Close a Deal? (Ben Yoskovitz, Partner @ Highline Beta)
Crucible Moments Essay (Roelof Botha, MP @ Sequoia)
Startup Physics (Vic Singh, GP @ Eniac)
Full-Stack Deep Tech Startups & AI Value Capture (Mike Dempsey, GP @ Compound)
Playing Different (Stupider) Games (Kyle Harrison, GP @ Contrary)
We Know the IPO Window Is Open. The Real Question Is How Wide? (Doug Clinton, GP @ Deepwater)
Constraints (Akash Bajwa, VC @ Earlybird)
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