NextGen Newsletter - June 2022
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
Hey y’all, happy June! It already feels like summer has started here in San Francisco. We’re sending another early edition of this monthly newsletter because of our upcoming NextGen Summer Bash, to be hosted on June 15 in San Francisco. Read below for more info or register here.
Since last month’s newsletter, it feels like the ground has violently shifted beneath our feet as both public and private markets have entered a steep downturn phase. Many of us came up in venture during this past bull run - the longest in history by some accounts. Now, the playbook from the last decade is being thrown out of the proverbial window. While this brings its own kind of uncertainty, it also affords many of us a new learning opportunity. We wish the community the best in navigating this time!
Read on for more content on people moves, events, news, and jobs.
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Akriti Dokania has left Octopus Ventures and has joined Ridge Ventures as a Partner.
Eddie Eltoukhy has left Senti Bio and has joined Pear as its Partner focused on biotech.
Heather Widman has been promoted from Principal to Partner at Building Ventures.
Kyle Harrison has left Index Ventures and has joined Contrary Capital as a General Partner.
Events You Should Join 🎙
NextGen Summer Bash SF, 6-9 PM on June 15 @ The Modernist
Please join 100 of your friends and peers here at NextGen for a happy hour social to kick off the summer! Finger food will be available, but we will not be serving a full dinner! This social is made possible by the generosity of our friends at PacWest. Please register for happy hour here.
Content You Should Check Out 📚
YC Advises Founders to Plan for the Worst: YCombinator shared guidance to early stage founders on how to best prepare for the market downturn.
Tech Meltown: what it means for founders, investors, and tech workers: Twitter Spaces conversation on the downturn’s broad effects in tech
All In Podcast Episode 69 w/ Elon Musk: Discussion with Elon Musk on Twitter, SpaceX, Tesla, and more, all recorded live.
Demystifying the Modern B2B Go-To-Market Tech Stack: Market map of GTM software products from investors at Sapphire Ventures.