Negotiating your SaaS contracts; The 5 pillars of PEACE; Crypto’s You’ve Got Mail moment
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Hi, welcome to Femstree't’s life online this week! I’m Sarah and this is the 233rd edition of Femstreet. The most clicked post from last week’s curation was on protection for future down-rounds. If you like the content in this newsletter, please like it above and share it with friends.
Morgan Stanley alum Pegah Ebrahimi raised $450M for debut fund FPV Ventures with former Felicis Partner Wesley Chan. Are co-CEOs the new startup trend? Zola’s founder Shan-Lyn Ma appoints a co-CEO. Female CEOs are not paying themselves enough. The argument for men taking paternity leave. EU set to approve 40% quota for women on company boards by 2026. FirstMark’s Lisa Xu on building the social layer for NFTs. Gander founder Kimiloluwa Fafowora closes $4.2M seed round to ‘humanize’ online shopping. A list of self-made women, representing a total $111B net worth, and the top 10 are >60 years - you’ve got time! Knowing how a balance sheet works is a super-power: The fiance explanation on asset liability mismatch for Celsius, 3AC, and many other crypto firms struggling.
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From builders and investors in our universe…
Investing with PEACE in mind
School might be out for summer, but fears of a long, blustery winter are rising for investors and operators alike. While what consumers seek out appears to be changing, the why has actually stood the test of time. Redpoint’s Meera Clark on why we can expect a reorientation towards real assets, and the one truth that has endured is consumers’ collective pursuit of Physical + Emotional + Aesthetic + Cultural + Economic enlightenment…Read more.
The anatomy of Metamask
With 30M monthly active users, MetaMask is one of the indispensible apps of the Ethereum community, a household name that has initiated and shaped the crypto experiences of many. With NFTs, gaming, and DAOs bringing in large waves of new users to web3, wallets continue to be a fundamental building block in the ecosystem. Julia Wu, ex Brex, published a technical dive into MetaMask and crypto wallets…Read more.
How the Chinese Instagram equivalent isn't about vibes
In comparison to Instagram, which is vibe heavy and dependent on accounts followed, Xiaohongshu, "China's Instagram and Pinterest", concentrates on targeted searches and gives actionable to-dos. What’s the difference between content centred around utility versus entertainment? Lillian Li reveals some answers on what that playbook looks like, and how the company developed its own identity and philosophy…Read more.
Individuals are reimagining work
The Great Resignation is still going strong. In February 2022 alone, 4.4M people left their jobs behind. So what’s the secret for keeping talent? To improve retention, employers are forced to return to the drawing board. Many are rethinking policies, offering new benefits, and trying to improve experience in other creative ways. Brianne Kimmel of WorkLife VC on how leaders are giving employees who stayed and joined an opportunity to reimagine work…Read more.
Negotiating your SaaS contracts
Most software buyers enter contract negotiations like they’re preparing for mortal combat, because they think that’s what negotiating is about — winning and losing. Amanda Rost of Sigma Computing says it doesn’t have to be so zero sum and tells you why you’re negotiating your software contracts poorly because you haven’t been given the right mental model to approach them…Read more.
Crypto’s You’ve Got Mail moment is coming
Crypto users want to be able to communicate on-chain in a crypto-native manner, without having to use web2 solutions like Gmail, Telegram, or text messages. Lightspeed’s Mercedes Bent dives into the consumer product category with the greatest daily use, and what founders building in the space will need to get right…Read more.
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Written by Sarah Nöckel, Investor at Northzone. Born in Germany. Based in London