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This is issue No. 102 and the last issue had a 49% open rate. The top two articles from the last week's issue were:
🛎️Cloudflare rakes in $525 million after pricing its IPO higher than expected. Co-founder Michelle Zatlyn, who took her kids to the NYSE, on the company’s IPO, its unique dual-class structure, and what’s next. New VC firm alert💰Venture Capitalists Renata Quintini (prev. Lux Capital) and Roseanne Wincek (prev. IVP) want to raise $300 Million for their debut fund Renegade. SaaS queen Brianne Kimmel closed on $5 million in two weeks for her debut enterprise SaaS seed fund Work Life Ventures. 🐝Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd and Nike CEO have this in common. Originally designed as an IRL space for women and nonbinary people, The Wing is now thinking about what services it can provide its members online. 🦋The Wing CEO Audrey Gelman tells us more on Kara Swisher podcast Recode Decode. Female CMOs are being hired in record numbers. Incredible Health’s hiring platform for nurses gets $15M led by Andreessen Horowitz. Research shows when women are on boards, male CEOs are less overconfident.
From the Investor.
Thoughts on early-stage valuation.
- Elizabeth Yin/ Hustle Fund
For crypto nerds: Thoughts on decentralized identity and reputation systems.
- Linda Xie/ Scalar Capital
What to look for as a consumer investor in a consumer social world still dominated by Facebook.
- Sarah Tavel/ Benchmark Capital
For the enterprise tech lovers: An introduction to Fuzz testing.
- Priyanka Somrah/ Work-Bench
The rise of alt-drinks in a sober curious world: four key opportunity areas where new brands are well-positioned to differentiate themselves from big alcohol.
- Ashley Brasier/Lightspeed Venture Partners
From the Founder & Operator.
A playbook on how to build a closer inner circle of women by women for women.
- Sheenam Gautam/ EngyinLabs
Why founder wellbeing matters?
- Keji Mustapha/ Connect Ventures
From FOMO to JOMO: the joy of missing out and the art of doing less.
- Anne-Laure Le Cunff/ Ness Labs
How to fix gender inequality at your company, from the HR exec who helped close Salesforce's pay gap.
- Cindy Robbins/ Salesforce
September 17 San Francisco Women in Product: Mixer and Panel Discussion at Yelp
September 17 New York Founders & Fertility
September 17 London How to build a dynamic and inclusive workforce
September 24 London Diversity Lab: Moving Venture Capital & Tech Forward
September 24 London AllBright Pitch Day
October 1 Paris F for Femme (Meet me there)
October 25 Mountain View All Raise When Founder Met Funder Event
Atomico's State of European Tech survey is back. Last year, input from the Femstreet community helped collect invaluable data about diversity and inclusion in European tech. Now it's time to have your say again about what it's like to found, invest, or work at a tech startup in Europe. It will only take five minutes. Take the survey now.
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Quotes from Women in Leadership.
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Curated in London by Sarah Nöckel, Founder/Editor in Chief & B2B SaaS Investor at Dawn Capital - email@example.com