NextGen Newsletter - December 2021
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
Hey everyone - HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Hope everyone has exciting plans just around the corner after a very frenetic year (or perhaps plans to just decompress, read: sleep).
Special thanks to those who participated in our NextGen Secret Santa gift exchange. We had an awesome virtual social for our 50+ Secret Santas at the beginning of the month, and I for one can’t wait to open my present :).
If you’re in San Francisco, we’re super excited to catch y’all at our NextGen Holiday Party tomorrow evening at Dirty Habit at 6 PM on December 16, 2021! This get-together for junior investors has been an annual tradition for a very long time, and we’re so excited to be bringing it back after a long pandemic-driven hiatus. If you have questions the night of, please ping our fearless party planner Corinne Riley at email@example.com. Huge shout out to Corinne for pulling this together!
We wish y’all a very happy holiday season and a very happy new year. Catch you in 2022!
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Alessio Fanelli has been promoted from Vice President to Principal at 645 Ventures (congrats to our board member!!!)
Andy Will has been promoted to principal at Zeal Capital Partners.
Christina Melas-Kyriazi, a former Affirm executive and angel investor, has joined Bain Capital Ventures as its newest partner.
Katia Ameri has joined Andreessen Horowitz as a partner on its consumer investment team.
Lily Bernicker has left Collaborative Fund and has joined Wireframe Ventures as a principal.
Lydia Jett, Sumer Juneja, Dennis Chang, and Vikas Parekh have been promoted from investing partners to managing partners at Softbank Vision Fund.
Spencer Faust has been promoted from partner to Managing Director at Sozo Ventures.
Content You Should Check Out 📚
From a Meme to $47M: The story of ConstitutionDAO from one of the core contributors who coordinated it.
Forbes 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital: It’s always fun to root for our peers on from this list - check out who made it this year!
Learning, earning, and web3 - why I'm jumping in: Trace the web3 journey of Jomayra Herrera from Reach Capital.
My Biggest Misses of 2021: Thoughtful reflection on predictions that went a different direction from Justine Moore.
Seed Rounds At $100mm Post Money: Analysis from Fred Wilson at USV on what portfolios would look like if we keep invested in crazy seed rounds :).