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VC Theses #154 | The AI Revolution, Autonomous Finance, & more
Nov 13–19th | Insights from Coatue, A16Z, Sequoia, Cowboy, CRV, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
AI: The Coming Revolution (Sri Viswanath, Vibhor Khanna & Yijia Liang, Coatue)
The Next WebMD: An LLM as Your Front Door to Healthcare (Daisy Wolf & Julie Yoo, A16Z)
Industry Developments & Analyses
The Emerging Vertical AI Landscape, And Our Vertical AI Market Map (Aileen Lee & Matt Lu, Cowboy Ventures)
Healthcare May Indeed Be an Early Adopter for AI (Brandon Gleklen & Olivia Henkoff, Battery Ventures)
Outclassed: The Battle for Therapeutic Market Share (Ben Portney, Adela Tomsejova & Jorge Conde, A16Z)
Redefining Local-First Software: Decentralizing the Centralized Public Cloud (Reid Christian & Chiraag Deora, CRV)
The 6 Levels of Autonomous Finance (David Roos, Partner @ Core Innovation)
From code to climate action: Can we quantify the impact of climate software solutions? (Extantia Capital Team)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
My First 16: Competing in a Crowd of Incumbents with Mercury’s Immad Akhund (Seema Amble, Partner @ A16Z)
G2 Playbook: Strategy in a Box for Startups (Jasper Platz, VC @ G2VP)
Pioneering Defense Technologies (Marco DeMeireles, GP @ Ansa)
When they hired their first PM (Lenny Rachitsky)
Are You Selling a Shovel – Or a Way to Dig a Hole? (Bill Binch, Partner @ Battery Ventures)
B2B SaaS sales best practices (Sammy Abdullah, GP @ Blossom Street VC)
Brian Chesky’s contrarian approach to product, growth, and leadership (Lenny Rachitsky)
Seed Investing: The State of the Union (Rex Woodbury, MP @ Daybreak)
Going Your Own Way — Defying Pattern Recognition of Venture Capital Managers (Rick Zullo, GP @ Equal Ventures)
The Federal Reserve and Critical Moments in U.S. Monetary Policy (Chamath Palihapitiya, GP @ Social Capital)
The Next Billion Developers Perspective (David Cahn, Partner @ Sequoia)
How Much Does it Cost to Use an LLM? (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Theory)
Unpacking OpenAI's Dev Day (Tanay Jaipuria, Partner @ Wing VC)
The Leaders of Movements (Kyle Harrison, GP @ Contrary)
The Software Industry's Productivity Boom: Analyzing Revenue per Employee Trends (Tomasz Tunguz, MD @ Theory)
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