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Former a16z crypto GP Katie Haun’s new $1.5B fund finally has a name - Haun Ventures. This marks the most money ever raised by a solo venture capitalist, let alone by a solo female VC. “We believe the next generation of the internet will naturally produce a new generation of investors. Firms built for this moment need to be what one of our portfolio founders characterised as “venture contributors,” Haun says. Alife raises $22M in quest to transform IVF from investors who went through IVF. Former Stripe and Notion operator Cristina Cordova joined First Round as Partner. Glossier and the BS of G*rlboss takedowns. Decentralised commerce. The learning X web3 market. 10 of the 100 new unicorns that have been minted so far in 2022 have at least one female co-founder. How to navigate the web3 learning curve, and start thinking about the potential intersection with your IRL business.
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What founders, startup operators, and investors are talking about…
A week in the life of a DAO core contributor
Ever wondered how DAO contributors spend their days efficiently, without sacrificing friends and family? Roxine Kee of Cabin shares her full time core contributor schedule, her Sunday ritual, and how she thinks about batch meetings as an introvert…Read more.
“Your manager might be too busy to directly help you with skill-building, but there’s real power in informally observing others in the org. If you want to learn as much as possible at a startup, you have to be proactive about your own growth.”
23 tactical company building lessons
Generalists can thrive in product, ops, business development, or even dabble in data science or developer advocacy. If you’re an aspiring startup leader who falls in this category, it’s often challenging to chart a broader course for your career. Cristina Cordova, now at First Round, joined Stripe as 28th employee, on why you should challenge yourself to get more technical and focus on the 80/20 in negotiations…Read more.
How to find and hire community managers
So what’s a hiring manager supposed to do when they are looking to build their community team? The role of a community manager is people-focused and connection-driven. This means your hiring process will likely be less transactional and more “fuzzy” than in other roles. Yet the best community leaders come from within the community itself. Bethany Crystal on where and what to look for, and how to hire the best community managers…Read more.
What Web 3 can learn from Steve Jobs
Web 3 products today are not so smart and hard to use. There will be no widespread adoption until builders rethink everything and create with consumers in mind. Web 3 should feel like an iPhone – an intuitive and essential part of life. Holyn of FwB on why builders in web3 should rethink three key things: language, custody and utility…Read more.
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Written by Sarah Nöckel, Investor at Northzone. Born in Germany. Based in London.