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Kirsten Green on being open-minded; The Yes; How to onboard your first 500 employees; Tips for PMs
Your weekly Newsletter on Women in Tech and Venture Capital
This is issue No. 108. The top two articles from the last week's issue were:
All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’.
The fundraising deck Brianne Kimmel used to pitch Marc Andreessen, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and other Silicon Valley investors and execs.
Why Jill Woodworth, the chief financial officer of newly-public fitness equipment maker Peloton, has sympathy for WeWork’s management: “When I look at how quickly the market sentiment can change and companies don’t live up to expectations, it’s absolutely gut-wrenching for management.” Hmn. Do you agree?
A study finds female CFOs brought in $1.8 Trillion more than male peers.
More than two years after Julie Bornstein — Stitch Fix’s former chief operating officer, left the subscription-based personal styling service only months before its initial public offering, she’s taking the wraps off her first independent venture. The Yes, an AI-powered shopping platform, came out of stealth this week and has already raised $30 million in venture capital funding ahead of its launch next year.
From the Investor
On owning your destiny, overcoming setbacks and the importance of being a nimble investor.
“Be open-minded to what the journey is & allow it to unfold. You have to have goals to keep moving forward but don't get so caught up in what the goal is that you miss what's in front of you.”
— Kirsten Green/ Forerunner Ventures
Here is a guide to strategic planning to make sure your team is aligned and is rowing in the same direction.
— Sarah Hodges/ Pillar VC
NPS is the easiest, most straightforward way to measure consumer sentiment can be seen as a proxy for retention. But what's a good NPS in CPG?
— Aditi Dash/ CircleUp Growth Partners
What it takes to succeed at a top VC firm.
— Dani Grant/ Union Square Ventures.
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From the Founder & Operator
A scalable plan for onboarding your first 500 employees.
— Amanda Mulay/ Lerer Hippeau
Natasha Lytton of Seedcamp on 7 things startup marketers today need to know today to build their marketing function in the right way.
Tips for founders at their first Product Manager jobs.
— Hannah Yang/ Oscar Health
5 ways to optimise team performance without going full agile.
— Daniela Petruzalek/ GoCardless
Must read for Product Managers: To stay competitive, product folks need to be even more diligently attuned to a fledgeling product’s lovability — not just viability. Here are a few lessons in building Minimum Lovable Products.
— Jiaona “JZ” Zhang/ WeWork
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