NextGen Newsletter - February 2022
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
Happy February y’all! Valentine’s Day is behind us, President’s Day is around the corner, and it’s the shortest month of the year.
Check out our content section below for the recording of our fireside chat with Turner Novak! Not to be missed.
Here’s a favor to ask of you from our friends over at SVB (who sponsor so many of our community’s socials and events!!!). Silicon Valley Bank is planning to launch new initiatives aimed at directly supporting the rising cohort of venture capitalists in their personal + professional journeys. In order to better curate the community, education, and development opportunities that are most relevant, they’d be super grateful if you took a few minutes to complete this survey prior to Feb 25th. Thank you!!!
Read on for more investor moves, special events, thought provoking content, and job opportunities. Hope everyone gets a chance to get a quick breather before sprinting towards the end of the first quarter of the year (wow)!
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Adam Seabrook has been promoted from Principal to Partner at B Capital Group.
Blake Robbins has left Ludlow Ventures and has joined Benchmark as a Principal.
Jennifer Place has joined Fifth Wall Capital as a Principal focused on Climate Tech.
Jenny Kaehms has joined Foundation Capital as an Austin-focused investor.
Karan Mohla has left Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures India) and has joined B Capital Group as a Partner based in New Delhi.
Nima Wedlake has been promoted from Principal to Partner at Thomvest Ventures.
Events You Should Join 🎙
IDC Directions Conference 2022, March 8 @ Boston | March 22 @ Santa Clara
Check out IDC’s 57th annual summit on all trends shaping IT, telecom and consumer technology markets. You’ll get a chance to speak 1-on-1 with an IDC analyst for your own 30-minute private session and gut check your investment theses. To join, register at the link above and use the comp code: FARLEY2022. If you have questions, contact Ted Dunne at IDC firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Diego Innovation Day 2022, April 28 @ San Diego, 1-4 PM
NextGen is taking over Petco Park for San Diego’s Innovation Day! Like in years past, we expect 100+ VCs to join us. All quality, no chuckleheads (Softbank and Vertical Ventures are already confirmed premier Sponsors). The event is invite-only, and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet 30+ local companies (you get decks in advance). Cost is $95, you can register via the link above, please use code CONNECTVIP.
Content You Should Check Out 📚
NextGen Fireside Chat w/ Turner Novak: We hosted Turner Novak last month, watch the recording here for more on his solo-capitalist fundraising journey.
Sequoia’s Invisible Hand: Biz Carson’s feature on Roelof Botha and his career in venture capital.
The Great Venture Capital Resignation Is Underway (paywall): Business Insider’s take on the exodus happening in venture capital right now.
The Internet is Just Investment Banking Now: The Atlantic’s take on web3 and the securitization of the Internet.