Making the most of your equity compensation; Managing a high-impact design organization; Hiring contractors or employees?
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Thanks for opening Femstreet today. I’m Sarah and this is the 209th 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 how to effectively use the rest of the year as a startup. If you like the content in this newsletter, please like it above and share it with friends.
Breakout Ventures, founded by Lindy Fishburne and Julia Moore, announces a new $112.5M fund to back creative bioscience startups. Katie Haun of Andreessen Horowitz on making crypto more accessible to more people. Where are the female founders in enterprise? Here’s why people are interested in web3. Felix Capital promotes Susan Lin to Partner. The New York Stock Exchange announced a leadership shakeup. Beauty love or beauty overload?! If the tech industry has a diversity, equity and inclusion problem, then the open source world has a catastrophe on its hands. Four approaches to subscription pricing and the pitfalls to be aware of. Why counteroffers are a horrible retention strategy. Why is “Data Scientist” such a controversial title? How to build a DAO in 10 Days and go viral.
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What founders, startup operators, and investors are talking about…
From lottery ticket to financial wedge
Equity compensation has changed the incentives around choosing a job, but the financial infrastructure for employees is nearly nonexistent and wealth managers are not yet equipped to help workers decide between their different options. Niya Dragova of Candor lays out strategies for making the most of your equity compensation, and how companies can evolve to help…Read more.
Hiring contractors or employees? What you need to know.
With remote work becoming the rule, you can hire from anywhere in the world. It become increasingly important to understand the differences between formal employment and hiring independent contractors. Leticia Souza of Uploan on the three key points to guide your decision making: Talent preference, costs and talent retention…Read more.
The Gen Z VCc community building playbook
Meagan Loyst of Lerer Hippeau only just started Gen Z VCs a year ago, yet the community has grown to 15,000+ members. Gen Z VCs isn’t just a community, it’s a brand. She shares her step-by-step guide to growing and scaling community from 0 to 1,000 and 1,000 to 10,000 members and you can even own it…Read more.
Hiring, onboarding & managing a high-impact design org
Is your company going to focus more heavily on product design next year? From the high-level perspective of what makes for a great design leader to the tactical suggestions around the slide that needs to be in your portfolio presentation, Hareem Mannan of Segment shares advice for every stage of a designer's career.…Read more.
The collector economy
Collecting is the primary economic activity in aspirational markets. Symbolic value of items in a collection is amplified through their associations with stories, histories, brands and personalities. Our digital wallets and our social media accounts make us all collectors, and it turns our collections into capital traded in social, cultural and economic currency. Ana Andjelic on how to turn brands into collections and products into collectibles…Read more
Navigating early stage boards
A board of directors is an integral part of every company and can play an important role in the success and growth of an early stage startup. But how should you best run them when you’re at pre-seed/ Seed? Gale Wilkinson of Vitalize Ventures on how to navigate an informal advisory board…Read more
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👀 New week, new job drops
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Featured Jobs this week (remote if not stated otherwise)
👉 Founder Success Manager @Visible.vc
👉 EIR @Aveo (Berlin)
👉 Product Manager @Yoop (NYC)
👉 Senior Front End Eng @Request
👉Senior Product Manager, Growth @Wikimedia Foundation
👉Sales Executive @Onepilot (London)
👉Finance Manager @Klang Games (Berlin)
👉 Product Analyst @Classkick
👉Analytics Engineer @Hex
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