Protection for future down-rounds; The new customer journey; The stories of our blockchain lives
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From builders and investors in our universe…
Social Media: What’s Next?
While the endless legal drama surrounding Meta and the media storm related to Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter take centre stage, a revolution is bubbling behind the scenes as startups sniff out the right time-to-market to shake up the leaders. Marie Dolle analyses the new social landscape cracking niche at scale, creativity and NFTs…Read more.
The new customer journey
Customer journeys are central in how a brand is experienced. To accelerate the adoption of secondary marketplaces, brands need to understand the new customer experience journey. This new customer experience journey combines purchasing paths for the entire new commerce stack (resale, rentals, new items and outlet), and introduces new re-engagement, retention and loyalty loops. Ana Andjelic on how secondary marketplaces, rentals, and web3 transform the customer journey…Read more.
What’s your cockroach plan?
How will you survive the worst-case scenario: failing to raise? With inflation and interest rates increasing, and venture funding down, it might again be a time for more founders to consider having their own cockroach plan figured out. Tessa Clarke of OLIO on the benefits of having this plan and how to think about it…Read more.
Protection for future down-rounds
Do I understand this Term Sheet? Which provisions protect my company in a future down round? Darshita Chaturvedi of Atri Labs helps you understand pay-to-play and antidilution provisions in a term sheet and which terms to negotiate…Read more.
The stories of our blockchain lives
We connect ens to dating profiles. We find work with our wallet. Imagine a world in which the power of narrative rests within the blockchain. All your actions are recorded for posterity. What new societal and individual behaviours might emerge? A speculative and philosophical inquiry into our blockchain lives by Sylvia R.…Read more.
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Written by Sarah Nöckel, Investor at Northzone. Born in Germany. Based in London