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VC Theses #151 | Predictions for Fintech, The Big Reset & more
Oct 23rd–29th | Insights from Point Nine, USVBalderton, Daybreak, Sturgeon Capital, Precursor, USV, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
Where are the opportunities for new startups in generative AI? (Christoph Janz, MP @ Point Nine)
Predictions for Fintech: Compliance Culture (Greta Anderson, Principal @ Balderton)
Industry Developments & Analyses
The Resale Revolution: Fashionably Sustainable (Rex Woodbury, MP @ Daybreak)
The Equal Ventures Insurance Index — Q3 2023 (Adam Chadroff & Rick Zullo, Equal)
How big really is 250m people? (Sturgeon Capital)
Enterprise vs SMB in SaaS (Sammy Abdullah, GP @ Blossom Street VC)
AI, Not Blockchain, Is The Real Path To Decentralization (Rob May, Partner @ AI Operators Fund)
Open (Source) Sesame (Vivek Ramaswami & Sabrina Wu, Madrona)
Elephants in the Room — Corporates Enter the AI Investing Boom (Ansaf Kareem, Partner @ Lightspeed)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
The Big Reset in Seed to Series A Graduation Rates is Real and Permanent (Charles Hudson, GP @ Precursor)
Your guide to outbound automation (Kyle Poyar, Partner @ OpenView)
Scaling your B2B growth engine (Lenny Rachitsky)
Lean Startup & Design Thinking Aren't Opposing Forces to Big Vision (Ben Yoskovitz, Partner @ Highline Beta)
Rethinking Software Pricing in the Era of AI (Jason Mendel & Patrick Hsu, Battery Ventures)
The Fundraising Blueprint (Abhishek Maran, VC @ Rampersand)
You're Only as Good as Your Most Recent Deal (David Beisel, GP @ NextView)
Schrödinger’s Startup Paradox: Locked inside the last round valuation box (Janelle Teng, VC @ Bessemer)
The Art of Asking (David Beisel, GP @ NextView)
Open Source, the AI stack, and need for permissionless experimentation (Andy Weissman, GP @ USV)
The Adrenaline of VC Deal Flow (Chris Neumann, GP @ Panache Ventures)
The 411 on VC Scout Programs (Halle Tecco, ex-MD @ Rock Health)
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