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Thanks for opening Femstreet this week. I’m Sarah and this is the 202nd edition of Femstreet, a weekly newsletter featuring must-read content by female CEOs, operators, and investors. The most clicked post from last week’s curation was about the 4 types of doc needed in your fundraising data room. If you like the content in this newsletter, please like it above and share it with friends.
Li Jin’s Atelier Ventures and Variant Fund are joining forces with a new $110M fund!!! The Netflix executive behind ‘Squid Game’. Jenny Fielding’s The Fund raises a fund with a focus on women-led, woman-founded startups. Blackstone buys a majority stake in Spanx, valuing it at $1.2B. NFTs of empowered women aim to drive female engagement in crypto. Joining an existing fund versus starting your own. Tips from a PM intern at Spotify. DAOs in <200 words. How to become a sharper thinker. An economic infrastructure for a new era of self-employment. Femstreet member Emma Bates launches Diem, a new social universe rooted in knowledge sharing, designed for women & non-binary people. The opportunity to build boutique search engines that index, curate, and organize things in new ways. Embedded finance is hot. The European VCs who've backed the most female founders.
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What founders, startup operators, and investors are talking about…
Why most online communities fail — and how to build a better one.
Communities are the ultimate status symbol of 2021 - everyone wants one. Building a community is incredibly hard! You can’t just drop your audience into a digital space and expect a healthy community to form — it will quickly spiral out of control if you don’t actively manage it. Justine Moore of Canal on the five keys of building an engaging and valuable community…Read more.
The differences between angel investing and running a VC fund.
Many people think they like angel investing, but wish they had a lot more money to invest. So the natural thought is "I should run a fund!" Emerging fund managers have to hustle to raise their fund, manage fund operations, and also deploy the capital. Elizabeth Yin of Hustle Fund on what to consider before raising a fund…Read more.
Transitioning from PM to a founder or founder to PM.
As a Product Manager, you’ll be pulled in all directions and keep a balance between what helps ship a successful product and achieve the long-term goals. What does a Product Manager do? How to get started for the role? Ritika Mehta of The Visualist has got you covered.…Read more.
Building a “community-first” company.
Community building will be one of the most important, if not the most important, skill set for future founders across industries. Morgan Beller of nfx on escape velocity and Web 2.0 attention vs. Web 3.0 commerce…Read more.
How maternity leave can make you a better leader.
Mathilde Collin went on maternity leave for 18 weeks and was fully disconnected from her job as the CEO of Front. When she returned, she realised the company had transformed and grown during her absence, as everyone found themselves with a stronger sense of ownership over their own work. Here’s a careful plan for what should happen while you’re out…Read more.
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Featured Jobs this week
👉 Managing Director, Investments @JetBlue Ventures (San Carlos, CA)
👉 Senior Software Engineert @BeeHiive
👉 Software Engineer @Farther Finance (NYC)
👉 Senior Software Engineer @Priceloop (Berlin)
👉 Product Designer @Squadpal
👉 Head of Analytics @Klang Games (Berlin)
👉 Lead Product Designer @SpringHealth
👉 Customer Success Manager @Gigs
👉 Sustainability Supply Chain Partnership @Forto (Berlin)
👉 Senior Product Designer @Hopin
👉 Developer Advocate @Wikimedia Foundation
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And in case you missed it
Is your cap table broken? Mistakes to avoid.- for everyone
The future of media, community-driven knowledge networks, and the ownership economywith Sari Azout - for everyone
How to set up a modern GTM motion for a SaaS startup. - for everyone
Are sports cards the future of retail investing? - for everyone
Community-led product growth - for everyone
How to hack media messaging and effectively bootstrap PR - for members only
8 things to think of when first angel investing- for members only
How to build and scale a remarkable startup without compromising on people or culture - for members only
That’s it for this week. ’Til next Sunday, friends 👋
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