NextGen Newsletter - August 2021
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
Hey everyone, hope everyone’s having a great August!
Coming up in the next month is our big NextGen Happy Hour in SF, hosted at 25 Lusk St and sponsored by SVB, Deloitte, and Colliers! If you’ll be in town, please be sure to RSVP for the event through the link below!
Quick reminders here - if you’d like to join our NextGen community and collab live, please consider joining our NextGen Mighty Network! We’d also love to hear from y’all if you have awesome people in venture you’d like to give kudos to. Please fill out our Member Spotlight here!
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Naama Schlamm and Hansae Catlett have been promoted to Vice President at Bessemer.
Lainy Painter has been promoted to Partner at Craft Ventures.
Eric Anderson has been promoted to Partner and Noah Gross has been promoted to Senior Associate at Scale Ventures Partners.
Zach Barasz, Monica Varman, and Valerie Shen have been promoted to Partner at G2 Venture Partners.
Susan Liu and Tripp Jones have joined Uncork Capital as Partners, from Scale Venture Partners and August Capital respectively.
Events You Should Join 🎙
NextGen VC SF Happy Hour @ 25 Lusk St, 5:30 PM on Thursday 9/9
We’ll be hosting an SF happy hour on September 9 in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, Deloitte, and Colliers. Please note that we’ve made a venue change for this event - happy hour will now be at 25 Lusk St (NOT Southern Pacific Brewery). You can RSVP here. We hope to see you then!
Content You Should Check Out 📚
10 Questions with Mike Duboe: A conversation with one of Greylock’s partners focused on the future of commerce, marketplaces, and consumer tech.
Bessemer Data Infrastructure Roadmap: The latest thinking on how the modern cloud data stack is evolving from Ethan Kurzweil, Hansae Catlett, Sakib Dadi, and Alexandra Sukin.
Infinity Revenue, Infinity Possibilities: Deep dive on Axie Infinity, a Pokemon-like game built on the Ethereum blockchain, from Packy McCormick.
Why It’s Incredibly Rare for Companies Led and Founded by Women to IPO: Between 2013 and 2020, roughly 2000 companies went public in the US. Only 18 of them were led by a female founder & CEO. Leslie Feinzaig from Female Founders unpacks why.
Jobs You Should Share 🤓
Analyst, 137 Ventures (email email@example.com)
Senior Associate / Principal, BMWi Ventures (email firstname.lastname@example.org)