NextGen Newsletter - November 2022
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
A LOT is happening in tech and startups out there - from Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter to the Big Tech layoffs to the collapse of FTX. Wishing folks the best of luck in navigating choppy waters. In the meantime, we have a lot to share this month!
First, check out the section immediately below for two important surveys - an annual VC compensation poll (fill this out here to get the latest compensation data to benchmark against) and the NextGen Rising Stars poll (fill this out to nominate VC peers that you think are rockstars). More info below.
Second - this is a quick reminder that our annual NextGen Holiday Party in SF will be on December 1. Attendance has max’d out, but if you’d like to get on the waitlist, please register below.
Catch y’all in December for our holiday newsletter edition!
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Surveys You Should Fill Out 😃
Annual VC Compensation Survey: We’re partnering with Equal Ventures to distribute this annual VC compensation survey. If you’re interested in getting the latest data for 2022 for our industry, please fill out this survey.
NextGen Rising Stars List: For our inaugural 2022 Rising Stars list, we’re looking for people who are early in their venture career (pre-partner), have a great reputation with founders, strong perspectives on their areas of investment, a desire to use their platform to help improve our ecosystem & community, and hustle. Please submit your nominations through this link!
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Carlos Pereira has been promoted from Principal to Partner at BITKRAFT Ventures.
Evan Neu has left TPG and has joined as Partner and General Counsel at Venrock.
Everett Randle has left his role as a Principal at Founders Fund and has rejoined Kleiner Perkins as a Partner focused on enterprise software and financial services.
Events You Should Join 🎙
NextGen Holiday Party @ The Modernist in San Francisco, December 1
Reminder that our annual NextGen Holiday Party in San Francisco is coming up! Thanks to our friends at Runway Growth Capital & Perkins Coie, this event will be fully sponsored (that means free drinks at the bar all night). Festive attire is recommend - so we fully expect to see some remarkably ugly sweaters this night. We’re currently at capacity at the moment, but if you’re still interested in joining and want to nab a spot in case folks drop out, please register on our waitlist.
Content You Should Check Out 📚
Crypto VC David Pakman on FTX: an “entirely avoidable tragedy”: Analysis from CoinFund’s David Pakman on the FTX saga.
Matt Mochary’s Curriculum: Surfaced by Lenny Rachitsky. Matt Mochary has coached unicorn founders and great VCs. Curriculum is now open-sourced!
Sourcery Newsletter: Check out this newsletter from Upfront Ventures’ Molly O’Shea for the latest musings on tech and most interesting venture deals.
Taylor Swift as SaaS companies: a16z’s Kimberly Tan makes a compelling case for which version of Taylor Swift is associated with which SaaS startup.
Jobs You Should Share 🤓
Analyst / Associate, GGV (email email@example.com with the subject line "GGV Analyst / Associate Role”, please include your LinkedIn)
Senior Associate / Vice President, Jump Capital (email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org)