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A battle-tested GTM launch template; Startup valuation frameworks; Being a parent and a VC
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Hi, welcome to Femstree't’s life online. I’m Sarah and this is the 238th edition of Femstreet. If you enjoy this issue full of goodies, please share it with your friends and like it above. Summers are too short, but so great in Europe, and I want some more time for some thinking and writing before the Q4 madness. So we are doing another newsletter break for two weeks and will be back to usual from September 4th.
Urban Innovation Fund, founded by Clara Brenner and Julie Lein, and VMG led by long-term Femstreet friend Brooke Kiley, announce new funds, and they ain’t small. How to grow your long-term wealth despite the threat of a recession. Serena Williams announced her upcoming retirement from professional tennis to focus on family and her fund Serena Ventures. What a track record at the age of 36: Susan Li will be taking over as CFO at Meta, replacing longtime CFO Dave Wehner. Raising from corporate VC funds, yes or no? Meet the women CEOs of the 2022 Cloud 100 List. On Tornado Cash. "Only two women cntly appear on the list of tech’s 20 richest people: one is a widow of a male tech billionaire, the other an ex-wife of one." Why can’t tech fix its gender problem?
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From builders and investors in our universe…
So what is your startup worth?
Times have changed, and many startups that commanded insane valuations last year have quickly been rendered almost worthless. We are back to basics, but what does this mean for your company at Series A stage? Bessemer’s Talia Goldberg shares a few common valuation frameworks, and a simple scenario analysis investors will do…Read more.
Being a parent and a VC
How do you balance being an investor at a VC fund and having a young family? If you join any company in your late twenties and want kids one day, this question inevitably surfaces. Is the FOMO justified for being out a few months, given that venture is such a long-dated activity? But how do you plan for your baby’s arrival with your work? Do you give up board seats and handover your dealflow?…Read more.
Social rules for DAOs
DAOs need social environments, social rules and spaces – constitutions, forums, town halls, codes of conduct – to ensure the ongoing health and prosperity of a DAO, and effectively align the behaviour of participants. Alisha of ENS DAO shares how and why these social rules need to be implemented, who is responsible for them, and mental models for thinking about them for your DAO…Read more.
Never fail a product launch again
From marketing campaigns to product announcements and beyond, launching things is hard work. They require planning, organization, and most importantly, highly collaborative working. Your launch day is a milestone, not a destination. Lune’s Alicia Carney shares her GTM launch template, which she built during her time at Deliveroo. Learn how to make product launches easy, effortless, and exciting…Read more.
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Written by Sarah Nöckel, Investor at Northzone. Born in Germany. Based in London