Learning psychology; How to effectively use the rest of the year as a startup
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Home remodeling platform Houzz led by CEO Adi Tatarko, last valued at $4B, hires Goldman for its IPO in 2022. The sad story of a company that continued to raise millions of dollars even as its founding partnership imploded: Erica Johnson and Alyson Watson of Modern Health, valued at $1.17B, were the types of co-founders who would sweat in SoulCycle together… then came lawsuits. Microsoft Excel influencer Kat Norton manifested her way into making six figures a day. Waymo’s co-CEO Tekedra Mawakana on the next stop for driverless cars. Who is really a Web3 expert? Cold emails done the right way. 23andme founder Anne Wojcicki married into wealth and was ignored until she made her own fortune. The hot new trend for hedge funds: female founders. This 24-year-old artist has made over $300K in 10 months selling NFTs. Six steps to land a product design job.
Lauren Reeder, ex Segment, joins Sequoia as Partner.
Zoe Chambers joins Frontline Ventures as Partner.
COO of Github, Erica Brescia, is moving into VC. 👀
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What founders, startup operators, and investors are talking about…
Why crypto might be the answer to POC’s creator’s tech problems
People of colour over index as adopters of most social media platforms. This outsized early adoption and high-engagement trend is so well known that Clubhouse famously courted Black, Latino and Asian influencers leading some to wonder if their high valuation was partially due to their use. But the next frontier is ownership. Lightspeed’s Mercedes Bent on how more people of colour can become owners and build wealth…Read more.
How to effectively use the rest of the year as a startup
2021 is coming to an end soon. It’s time to celebrate wins and start setting goals for the new year. Elizabeth Yin of Hustle Fund on how to mitigate burnout / fatigue, strategy planning and why you should not start to fundraise now…Read more.
How Stripe scaled
Stripe’s currently valued at $95B which makes it the most valuable private company ever produced by the Valley. Claire Hughes Johnson joined 7 years ago as COO and shares her learnings on metrics, internal meetings and aligning the company…Read more.
The new go-to-market playbooks for digital health startups
Digital Health is currently one of the fastest growing segments in the VC-funded universe. Behind the current growth of the digital health market is a revolution in how digital health companies go-to-market. Julie Yoo of a16z on how novel payment models, rising healthcare costs, shifting financial responsibilities, a consumer preference for virtual-first experiences, have fundamentally rewired the healthcare value chain…Read more.
When everyone deploys logic, the problems solvable by logic go away and what’s left are the ones that could use a dose of psychology. Solutions rooted in psychology rarely require an army of engineers. They fit within any budget. Linda Zhang on how Instagram created the illusion of speed, how a flawed feature turned into a hit product, and why it helps to start with bright spots when you join a new team…Read more.
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👉 Content Manager @Nuggets (London)
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👉 Investment Analyst Intern @Nauta Capital
👉Senior Product Manager, Growth @Wikimedia Foundation
👉Sales Executive @Onepilot (London)
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