NextGen Newsletter - May 2022
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
Hey y’all, hope everyone’s having a great start to May and was able to enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! You’re getting this newsletter edition a bit early this month because we’d love to invite the female investors in our community to an amazing breakfast event that we’re hosting in San Francisco on May 26 (ahead of the All Raise conference)! See below for more information, or sign up directly here!
A lot can happen in a month! Since we last connected here, Elon Musk has shaken the tech world by storm with his $44B buyout for Twitter. Read on for more content on people moves, events, news, and jobs.
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Maria Buitron has been promoted to principal at Piva Capital.
Meera Clark has left Obvious Ventures and joined Redpoint as a Principal.
Doug Feagin has left Coatue and joined Paradigm as a Partner.
Jacquie Marshall Siegmund has been promoted to Principal at Origin Ventures.
Victoria Zuo has left Gradient Ventures and joined QED Investors as a Principal.
Events You Should Join 🎙
SF Women in Venture Breakfast, 8-10 AM, May 26
NextGen is hosting a ✨ BREAKFAST ✨ for female investors who will be in San Francisco for the All Raise conference 👩💻. Breakfast will be held on 🦄 Thursday, May 26 from 8am - 10am PT 🦄 in San Francisco. Location will be the 645 Ventures office at 96 S Park St, San Francisco CA 94107. Space is limited so sign-up ASAP! Sign-up link 👉 here.
Content You Should Check Out 📚
How Elon Musk Wings It: Thoughts from the NYT on how Elon Musk makes decisions, especially interesting in light of his $44B buyout of Twitter.
Stripe Launches Financial Connections: Coverage from Techcrunch on Stripe’s latest product, which is effectively a Plaid competitor.
What’s a Good Growth Rate: Commentary from a number of prominent GPs curated by Lenny Rachitsky on startup growth rates.
The Marketplace Retention Metric Most Ignore: A16z’s Olivia Moore makes the case that GMV retention is one of the most important metrics to evaluate.