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VC Theses #77 | Next billion dollar opportunity, Funding for the Cloud, & more
May 22nd–28th | Insights from Greylock, Redpoint, Interlace, FirstMark, and others
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Investment Themes, Theses, & Outlooks
The next billion dollar startup is green (Lisa Wehden, ex-VC @ Bloomberg Beta)
New Alpaca Field Study: Solar Energy Generation & Storage (Daniel Fetner & Brian Shah, Alpaca VC)
The Next Cloud Data Platform (Jason Risch, VC @ Greylock)
Cloud Infrastructure Part I: Data + Machine Learning (Sai Senthilkumar, Principal @ Redpoint)
Web3 commerce: Brand loyalty programs (Erik de Stefanis, Partner @ Interlace)
3 Things: Airbnb in-a-Box, Enterprise Ready Stack, Manscaped for Women (Elaine Zelby, Partner @ SignalFire)
Industry Developments & Analyses
VC Funding for the Cloud (Jerry Chen & Jason Risch, Greylock)
The Shuttering of Digital Storefronts (Visa Kannan, VC @ Saison Capital)
The Importance of Insets: where mitigation and offsetting mix (Kim Zou & Sophie Purdom, Climate Tech VC)
The Future of Crypto Native Consumer Products (Mercedes Bent, Partner @ Lightspeed)
Summer 2022: NFT Winter? (Lisa Xu, Principal @ FirstMark)
Designing Token Economies (Packy McCormick, GP @ Not Boring)
Make Cents: What is Fintech & Why You Should Care (Medha Agarwal, Partner @ Redpoint)
Guides, Case Studies, and Best Practices for Operating
The Rise of Cash App 🤑 (Rex Woodbury, Partner @ Index)
Tips From Snowflake, Confluent, SentinelOne, And Other Top SaaS Companies On Scaling Sales Into Europe (Micah Smurthwaite, Next47)
Talent Sourcing 101: How To Fill the Top of Your Hiring Funnel (Steve Melia & Maggie Crean, OpenView Partners)
A Manager’s Guide to Helping Teams Face Down Uncertainty, Burnout and Perfectionism (First Round Review)
Working Together – Managing the Founder/CEO Tension in a B2B Startup (Max Schireson, EIR @ Battery)
Running Effective Deal Reviews (Jeremey Donovan, EVP @ Insight)
Do VCs add value? 4 years later, the answer remains: sometimes. (Carl Fritjofsson, GP @ Creandum)
The Legs of the Stool and Why It's Tough to Compare Two Startups Raising (Charlie O'Donnell, GP @ Brooklyn Bridge)
The Death of a Venture Fund (Kyle Harrison, GP @ Contrary)
Obvious Things That Easily Escape Attention (Morgan Housel, Partner @ Collaborative Fund)
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