Managing your time like CEOs; Planning your calendar as a leader; Breaking into venture during a downturn
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Welcome to Femstree't’s life online. I’m Sarah and this is the 265th edition of Femstreet.
Vesey Ventures founded by three former managing directors of Amex Ventures closes its $78M debut fund to back early-stage fintech startups. How to build a cult-like brand. Why are we paying for things? Funding for women remains 'meh' in Q1 2023. How a Spotify playlist helped Kristina Simmons raise a $20M Fund. A founder's guide to expanding your comfort zone. Kindred, co-led by Leila Zegna, raises $130M for fund three. Maxine Minter launches a $5M fund to invest in the next generation of global companies founded by Australians. How to read a term sheet.
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Measuring business growth through a lens of customer empathy
Want to avoid running a mediocre business? Marketers have a unique opportunity to connect with people on a deeper level. Creating a special bond (earned trust) can help get the most out of each other. Alicia Carney of Lune on how to accelerate commercial impact by investing in the confidence of your customers and employees alike…Read more.
Planning your calendar as a leader
As an executive, everything flows from how you spend your time. You set a meeting, everyone rearranges their schedule. Time is emphasis, and your calendar very directly affects what gets done in the company and how you spend the dollars of the people who work for you. Molly Graham shares how you can map out how you want your weeks to flow…Read more.
Breaking into venture during a downturn
The venture climate has changed a lot since 2020. As valuation multiples compress and deal activity slows down, some firms are even reducing their fund sizes and headcount out of precaution. This has the potential to make getting a job in venture harder than it’s been in the past decade. Cowboy Venture’s Robby pulled together an updated version of resources on how to break into and thrive in venture capital…Read more.
How to manage your time like CEOs
What is the one thing that the best CEOs do? They manage themselves and their time, above all. It is easy to get distracted by the everyday buzz, people's requests, emergencies, and life in general. Homa Game’s Ioana Hreninciuc on how C-suite and Executives manage their time and life, to make sure they keep the focus on the few important things…Read more.
What good alignment looks like
As your team starts to scale, your collective impact will depend on your ability to keep your teams working in unison. True alignment across teams can supercharge you towards your goals, and misalignments can grate on a team to a point of burnout. Amanda Schwartz Ramirez of Garden Labs on what alignment does and doesn’t look like…Read more.
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