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👩 The RealReal; Dough; Serena Williams; How VCs make money; The importance of email updates to your mentors
This is issue No. 89 and the last issue had a 52% open rate. The top two articles from last week's issue were:
🛍️The RealReal, founded by Julie Wainwright, filed to go public. It was valued at $745 million during a funding round last year, and its stock ticker is set as REAL. Read more on The RealReal's IPO filing. 🎾 Inside Serena Williams’ plan to ace venture investing. 🛒 Meet Dough, the new, venture-backed, online e-commerce site and subscription service that can help anyone buy goods from women-owned businesses. 🐝 Bumble will open a café/bar called Bumble Brew in Soho, New York and only serve “date-friendly” food. 👩💻The working woman’s handbook. ⌚Apple added a cycle tracking feature for women to Apple Watch. 💰Depop raises a $62M Series C led by General Atlantic.⚕️Canada to invest $1 billion for women and girls’ health annually. 👩🏾 Does diversity training work?
FROM THE INVESTOR.
How VC firms perform due diligence. – Lisa Calhoun, GP at Valor Ventures
As a founder it's important to understand the mindset of people you’re pitching. Here is how VCs make money including a spreadsheet of startup outcomes to play with the number. – Elizabeth Yin, GP of Hustle Fund
25 key takeaways on talking growth. – SaaS investor Brianne Kimmel & Sahil Lavingia, CEO of Gumroad
Why you should send email updates to your mentors and what to include. – Jillian Canning, Sr. Portfolio Strategist WeWork Labs
The queen of content, Natalie Sportelli of Lerer Hippeau, on why representation in content is so important.
FROM THE ENTREPRENEUR AND OPERATOR.
The 3 keys to success for all-female teams. – Marcela Sapone, Co-Founder of Hello Alfred
On burnout, startup anxiety and the road to recovery. – Alex Depledge, CEO of Resi
On company culture and meaningful work. – Mathilde Collin, CEO and Co-Founder of Front
Understanding the calculated risks is an important part of entrepreneurship. – Päivi Kangasmäki, Co-founder of BackedbyCFO
Lessons learned from the youngest woman to take a company public. – Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix
How to find non-tech remote jobs. – Steph Smith, Head of Publications at Toptal
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June 10th San Francisco Alpha Girls: Transforming Investment in Women’s Entrepreneurship
June 13th New York Q&A with Sutian Dong of Female Founders Fund
June 18th London No Risk, No Fun with Pip Jamieson, Founder of The Dots
June 20th London SoGal London: Sustaining Momentum & Beating Burnout
June 25th London AllBright Pitch Day
June 26th New York FounderMade Discovery Show
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🔥The Fundery: The essential Venture Capital database for women entrepreneurs.
A practical list of resources about venture.
Global directory for women in venture capital.
A database of 200 Black & Latinx Venture Capitalists.
The Fundraising Bible
The VC Female Founders Dashboard
100 Latina founders.
Juniors in Tech - A newsletter & job board for juniors in tech.
Download the Diversity and Inclusion toolkit for entrepreneurs.
Here are 588 women in the UK who could speak at your tech event.
Dealroom published a list of 4,500 female-founded European startups.
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Sarah Nöckel, Founder / Editor in Chief
@femstreet & B2B SaaS Investor @dawncapital
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