How to transition into a non-technical web3 role; The New Creator Economy; Your one-pager on how to fundraise
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Women leadership network for VP-level execs Chief raised $100M Series B on a $1.1B valuation. GP Jenny Lefcourt of Freestyle VC talks strategy behind the fresh $130M from LPs. Former Founders Fund Chief of Staff Stacy Chang claims promises made to her by Thrasio cofounder to serve as a partner in a new venture capital firm failed to materialize after she quit her job. Ukrainian-American venture capitalist and Worklife founder Brianne Kimmel discusses her company's involvement with relief efforts. About 40% of high-growth private companies didn’t have a woman on their board of directors in 2021. A guide on fundamental tokenomics in Web3. The Alternative Funding Guide for UK founders.
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What founders, startup operators, and investors are talking about…
Opportunities and challenges for Web3 creator platforms
Creators are now in the driver’s seat, being offered the opportunity to have greater control and individuality than ever before. Paola Vivoli of Speedinvest went deep on the next iteration of the creator economy through the Web3 lens, the opportunities and challenges investors and creators face, tokenomics and shares a fundraising guide for founders building in the space…Read more.
How to win on TikTok as a founder and startup
Being early to TikTok presents a massive opportunity for founders & brands to build awareness for their startups – driving downloads for apps and sales for D2C companies and services, and building an organic community along the way. Meagan Loyst of Gen Z VCs spoke to some of the top founders & startups on TikTok and summarized the top 10 tips and tricks that help scale both founder-led and brand-led accounts…Read more.
How to reduce Engineering burn-out
The competition for talent is the fiercest it's ever been. Hiring engineers can be particularly challenging. Retaining them becomes a corporate imperative. Allison Pickens on primary reasons for engineer attrition, and how a more thoughtful way of enabling engineers to collaborate can reduce frustration and burn-out…Read more.
A one-pager on how to fundraise
Elizabeth Jin of Hustle Fund is a former founder who’s reviewed over 30,000 pitches as a GP and as a former Partner at 500 Startups. Elizabeth shares all her top resources, from designing your fundraising strategy and preparation, to meeting and closing with investors, helping you raise your Seed round…Read more.
Transition to web3: a guide for non-technical roles
Non-technical skills that are in-demand in web3. Yet it can be daunting to make a career shift to web3, especially for those who don’t code. Li Jin of Variant Fund published a guide making your career pivot into web3 less ominous. …Read more.
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In case you missed it
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Written by Sarah Nöckel, Investor at Northzone. Born in Germany. Based in London.