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Glossier’s Emily Weiss: ‘We’re creating the Estée Lauder of the future | Financial Times
This is issue No. 98 and the last issue had a 48% open rate. The top two articles from last week's issue were:
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, wherever you are!
Emily Weiss had zero business training prior to founding Glossier. In an interview with the FT, the founder talks beauty, the global brow obsession and hitting a $1.2bn valuation this year. (Tip: If you can’t read the link due to the FT paywall, copy and paste the caption of the image above into Google. First link.)
Professors sent 80,000 fake emails to VCs to study bias.
The Pill Club is donating 5,000 units of emergency contraception.
The UK's startup founders are way too posh. Here's how to fix that.
Meet Squad, the ‘anti-bro startup' that is creating a safe space for teenage girls online and just raised it's seed round from First Round Capital.
What men can do to be better mentors and sponsors to women.
How this former Amazon exec is turning Snap’s ad business around, and now it’s one of the hottest tech stocks.
Let's create a future with more female CTOs.
How the growing clout of women as drivers of the U.S. economy will radically alter the business and investing landscape in years to come.
From the Investor.
Workplace technology was for a long time a blight on the world of work. But in 2019, collaboration and productivity tools like Monday, Asana, Notion and Superhuman are hyped on social media like Yeezy sneakers. Here is my take on how workplace tech learned to win friends and influence people and why businesses are now investing in helping us work smarter, not harder.
If you are an entrepreneur building your company in this area in Europe, please get in touch, I’d love to learn more!
Growth Mindset: Strategies and learnings for B2B and B2C.
Tiffany Luck/ GGV Capital
Some thoughts on balancing family and a startup.
Elizabeth Yin/Hustle Fund
The future of decentralized finance and a list of resources if you are looking to learn the basics of DeFi.
Linda Xie/ Scalar Capital
On where along the sugar spectrum it makes the most sense to invest.
Aditi Dash/ CircleUp
Strength in vulnerability – using personal user manuals to work well with others.
Merci Victoria Grace/ Lightspeed Venture Partners
On Tiktok and Douyin: As online video platforms seek a business model beyond advertising, and short videos start to look more and more like commercials, it turns out that commerce may be video’s killer app.
Connie Chan/ Az16
VCs invest in less than 1% of the companies they meet. Here’s how to beat the odds: A checklist for everyone fundraising for a Seed round.
Parul Singh/ Founder Collective
From the Founder & Operator.
Your company’s cap table matters — it’s who you’re making wealthy and powerful in the world.
Esther Crawford/ Squad
Why you need to hire a strong recruiter earlier than you think you need one.
Amy Knapp/ Redpoint Ventures
Three questions to ask when figuring out software development bottlenecks.
Aphinya Dechalert/ Dottedsquirrel
Post-Startup Life: Reflecting on her first 18 months living in Denver.
All the best engineering advice I stole from non-technical people.
Marianne Bellotti/ Auth0
August 15 London Huckletree VC Grind: Office Hours with Balderton Capital
August 15 London Female Founders Summer Party - Blooming Founders
August 15 San Francisco Tech Ladies SF x Expedia
August 16 San Francisco Sisters Who Lead Panel in Tech, Science, and Education
August 27 San Francisco The Grand Session: Making The Decision to Freeze Eggs
August 29 Berlin APX Nasty Womxn + SoGal Berlin Pitch Workshop
The Fundraising Bible
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Global directory for women in venture capital.
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