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NextGen Newsletter - November 2023
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Happy November! Tis the season for Friendsgiving socials, holiday parties, and community get-togethers. We have two events coming up that are worth taking a look at - a happy hour at the end of the month and our annual holiday party the following week, both in San Francisco. Check out our events section below for more info!
We hope everyone gets a chance to recharge during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We’re very grateful for this community. Read on for the latest updates on investor moves, content, and open roles for the month.
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Aaron Frank has joined as a Venture Partner at Lightspeed.
Vlad Loktev has joined as a Partner at Index Ventures.
Events You Should Join 🎙
NextGen December Happy Hour, 5-8 PM, November 29 @ Southern Pacific Brewery
We’re hosting a casual get-together on Wednesday, November 29 starting at 5 PM at Southern Pacific Brewery. Address is 629 Treat Avenue. Register on Partiful through the link above - we’d love to see you! Special thank you to our sponsors Escalon, BridgeBank, and WSGR!
We’re so excited to be hosting our annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 5th starting at 6pm at the Modernist in San Francisco! The address is 139 Steuart Street and festive attire is strongly encouraged. Capacity is super limited so please RSVP as soon as possible here. A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors Stifel, Harmonic & JLL.
Content You Should Check Out 📚
Barack Obama on AI, Free Speech, and the Future of the Internet: Thoughts on AI regulation and the First Amendment from the 44th US President.
Former YC Continuity Head Targets $350 Million Growth-Stage Fund: A new eight-week program for post-Series A startups that’s dubbed “YC for Growth”.
The Impact of Founder Personalities on Startup Success: Analysis on 21K+ entrepreneurs and what it tells us about the key traits that lead to success.
Peak Data: Reflection on the quality and percentage of human-generated data on the internet, and implications on LLMs from FirstMark’s Kevin Zhang.