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Hiring your first finance leader; How to map your funnel to improve your prospect experience; Breaking down common term sheet terms
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Hello, Hello - welcome to Femstree't’s life online. I’m Sarah and this is the 268th edition of Femstreet. I hope you’re enjoying the sunny days between the long days at work as much as I do.
GV promotes Crystal Huang and Frédérique Dame to General Partners. Paris based Pigment co-founded by Eléonore Crespo raised a $88M Series C for its business planning tool that will make you forget about Excel. Bonside, founded by Glowbar co-founder Neha Govindraj, launches with $4.35M to provide growth capital to brick-and-mortar businesses. What they don't tell you about having kids and a career. The RealReal’s former CEO Julie Wainwright is back with a new, personalised nutrition company Ahara. Brazilian fund Positive Ventures, co-founded by Andrea Kestenbaum and Bruna Constantino, secured $25M for its impact fund. Skincare telehealth and consultation platform GetHarley, founded by Charmaine Chow, raises $52M from Index Ventures. Women CEOs run 10.4% of Fortune 500 companies, a record high. A crypto obsession and early Crocs investment lie behind Spice Capital founder Maya Bakhai’s hustle mentality. On Apple’s anti-social social club and vision on mixed reality & AI. The things founders need to do themselves and VCs can’t help you with.
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From builders and investors in our universe…
There’s no AI without SaaS
AI is all over the news. But if you’re a software developer or founder, what’s even more important is how does this new wave of technology help you? First, pick your strongest, stickiest workflow. Second, test a new revenue stream through AI and lastly, deepen your moat by leveraging your unique dataset. Anna Khan and Veronica Orellana of CRV share three clear suggestions and examples to help you navigate the rapid development of AI…Read more.
How to hire your first finance leader
In today’s macro environment, founders are realising just how important it is to have a strong finance leader working alongside them. The role of the finance leader has evolved and covers more than just cash management. In today’s landscape there are many profiles for a finance hire ranging from “the engineer” to “the change agent.” Vivian Foley on the four steps to help you find the right finance leader for your company…Read more.
The (marketing) funnel isn’t dead
Channel selection and funnel mapping are the key foundational elements to growth strategy. You need to map the GTM process clearly and have a shared understanding of what it looks across your company. Emily Kramer of Mkt1 shares an in depth plan on how to map your funnel to improve your prospect and customer experience, build better relationships between GTM teams, and more easily identify and fix funnel leaks…Read more.
Breaking down common termsheet terms
If you’re a new founder (or just starting out in VC), terms like preemptive rights or option pool shuffle can be confusing. Paige Finn Doherty of Behind Genius Ventures shares some common termsheet terms and what they really mean…Read more.
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