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#1 Seed Performance by David Guérin about this article from Angel List 👼🏾
😱 The results of our analysis defy commonly held notions that top firms produce more winners. Top VCs are no better at picking winners at seed than other investors.
😎 On AngelList, startups WITH top VCs in their seed round and startups WITHOUT top VCs in their seed round both have a 50% chance of making it to Series A.
⏱Top VCs increasingly want to invest in earlier rounds. - Sequoia recently closed a $195M seed fund. - Kleiner Perkins raised a $700M fund to invest in early-stage companies.
David Guérin, Principal at Brighteye Ventures. David helps entrepreneurs build EdTech companies via his EdTech focused VC. He is also an On Deck Writer Fellow (ODW2). Check David’s blog at https://davidguerin.net and get to read his latest piece about “VCs falling in love with a startup”.
#2 Who is the Next Unicorn Founder? by Maxime Renault about this article 👇
💡"What matters is having a history of having generated value, even if that value was small." -> Tamaseb collected 30,000 datapoints from PitchBook's platform from US companies to analyze successful founders' profiles.
💡"There's a lot of stereotypes about what makes for a successful team, what makes for a successful market idea," Tamaseb said. "A lot of the perception of the general entrepreneur and the ecosystem comes from what they see in the media."
💡"Highly unusual economic factors—he calls this climate an "anomaly"—suggest that this cycle's newly minted star founders are commanding $1 billion-plus valuations in part because tidal waves of capital are sloshing around the global market."
Maxime Renault, is a socially engaged tech entrepreneur (x-Monbanquet.fr 🇫🇷). Maxime is also an investor and startup advisor. He is passionate about impact x technology and is involved in Entourage / LinkedOut to fight social exclusion. The Timestamp features him for the 1st time with these key takeaways 📝.
#3 Crypto Oracles by Patrick Kervern from the Tim Ferris Show episode 🎧
💡"Product is merit and distribution is connections" In a mind-boggling 3h 43min on Tim Ferriss podcast Balaji Srinivasan shares new insights about what's next in economy, Technology, politics enabled by crypto.
💡"Anywhere there is a phone there is a job." He talks of decentralized cryptographic truth and the advent of the Pseudonymous economy and the minimum necessary self that comes with the upcoming micro-work and micro-tasking era. All consequential insights on a true global meritocracy are translated in his new project : 1729
💡“Digital Native Education” Balaji Srinivasan also talks about a "Wikipedia of education" that could work with crypto-credentials, assesses the main future risks for Bitcoins & Ethereum (China Firewall & regulatory crack down), speculates on a future of Centralised East VS Decentralised West and details his radical and novel ideas for 100% democracy (vs 51% democracy) and his views on India as a future media superpower.
Source content by Tim Ferriss. He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek.
Featuring Balaji Srinivasan who is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
#4 Get a better life by Gilles Chételat from The Jungle Gym Newsletter
💡 What if work would help us get a more fulfilling life? The author defines 18 elements for a MVGL ie. a Minimum Viable Good Life Employers can help employees check boxes among 18 by ✅Sponsoring employees to acquire for ex. physical and mental healthcare ✅Partners with providers guaranteeing a safe and reliable internet at home.
6 areas where the employer can help with MVGL 👇
1️⃣ Get good food and water 2️⃣ Make new relationships
3️⃣ Acquire knowledge and skills 4️⃣ Education for kids
5️⃣ Exercise (ie. Yoga in the office) 6️⃣ Transportation to/from work
Prioritize areas for your company ⭐️
👉"Fulfillment – which elements of the MVGL is your workforce having the most trouble satisfying?
👉Sentiment – which unsatisfied needs are creating the largest negative impact on employees' lives? Which ones, if solved, would make the biggest positive impact?
👉Brand Risk – which needs, if left unfilled, are most embarrassing for the company (for example, not great for the press to learn that the employees of a health food company eat junk food at work).
Source newsletter Jungle Gym written by Nick deWilde, Product Marketing at Guild Education and author of this fabulous newsletter about work-life integration ⭐️ You can subscribe too it, it is just great! Nick is also an On Deck ODW3 fellow.
Gilles Chetelat, Founder & CEO at Clind. Gilles is a repeat entrepreneur, investor and board member in 12+ startups. He exited his 1st company StickyADS.tv to Comcast in 2016. He wrote a book “Get Shit Done” about the importance of the human factor in starting a business. Gilles is also an On Deck ODW3.
#5 Jean-François Marti about this article from The Time’s editor in chief
💡 Nearly every business has become a tech business, one reason stocks have soared even as the pandemic devastated lives and livelihoods across the globe.
💡 We can now envision a Metaverse, a virtual world that is a digital twin of ours, a science-fiction concept that is just beginning to become reality. The Metaverse is where we will create the future … There will be a new New York City. There’ll be a new Shanghai.
💡 Tesla brought in $1.6 billion last year from regulatory credits it earned through selling zero-emission vehicles.
Jean-François Marti is the founder of Nealite now part of PwC. He is also an author and expert in Design Thinking; you can read and subscribe to his newsletter 🇫🇷 “7 about” on Substack here; a weekly newsletter about business and tech he writes with 4 hands with his wife.
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