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High profile exec Sheryl Sandberg, worth over $1.6B, is leaving Meta in a well choreographed exit after 14 years to focus on family and philanthropic work and there’s nothing wrong about it. Pinterest acquires AI-powered shopping startup The Yes, co-founded by former Stitch Fix exec Julie Bornstein. How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech. Athleisure icon Ty Haney raises $9.8M in fresh funding for her blockchain rewards startup TYB. Who’s the 28 year old software engineer and crypto skeptic Molly White? Ellen Chisa joins Boldstart as Partner. Kate Beardsley and Jessica Peltz-Zatulove launch $52M fund Hannah Grey. Seed fund Precursor Ventures’s first hire Sydney Thomas is starting her own firm. Social enterprise builder Zinc co-founded by Ella Goldner raises 33M EUR. What no one tells you about your first corporate job out of college. Get comfortable with incompletions. Damn, you’ve got another mail! Time for an inbox revolution?
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From builders and investors in our universe…
NFTs: consumption vs investment
For the past year, the conversation around NFTs has primarily centered around investment. Would a particular art piece blow up in value? How unique are the traits in your pfp? Blockchain Capital’s Kinjal Shah believes NFTs should focus on consumption-first to realize their potential…Read more.
Success at Seed stage board meetings
The wires have just come through on your seed raise and you are feeling elated after weeks or months of hard work. And you might already be plotting strategy and prep for your first board meeting. Mary Grove of Bread & Butter Ventures shares how to get the most out of your board meetings…Read more.
Principles for building in the next era of healthcare fintech
Healthcare is 1/5th of U.S. GDP, but most wildly successful fintech companies haven’t made a dent in the market. Daisy Wolf, and Julie Yoo of a16z explore the opportunities in healthcare fintech through the lens of unbundling the world’s largest healthcare companies…Read more.
What does "Go-to-Market" mean in Web3?
Many go-to-market folks in the SaaS world will transition into Web3 companies at some point in their careers. But what does “go-to-market” mean at a Web3 company? If you’re in marketing, sales, customer success, or business development, it’s likely your skills will be relevant, but you’ll probably have to learn new ones too. Jenn Kalidoss of Syndicate on which job functions translate well from Web2 to Web3, and which don’t…Read more.
How your confidence and focus issues are blocking your progress
Nearly every new founder faces hurdles of a lack of time, money, confidence and focus. These blocks are the biggest ones holding so many entrepreneurs back. Ellen Donnelly of The Ask shares tried and tested tactics for building your confidence and frameworks to increase your focus…Read more.
DAO tooling GTM challenges and tactics
It’s early days for DAOs and we are very much in the iteration and discovery phase as we learn how DAOs can best structure, govern, attract and retain members and produce value. Emily Furlong of Otterspace on what makes DAO GTM so hard and strategies to navigate the space and embrace DAOs for what they are…Read more.
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Written by Sarah Nöckel, Investor at Northzone. Born in Germany. Based in London