NextGen Newsletter - October 2021
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
Happy October everyone! We are officially two weeks away from Halloween and then it’s all downhill from there to the holidays :).
On to the good stuff. There are a TON of great venture firms who are looking to expand their teams this month - head on over to the jobs section to check it out.
Also, we’re looking to put together an event in Nov / Dec to bring the NextGen community together before the break. Some ideas we want to float - a weekend trip to Vegas (!!!), our classic holiday party, etc. We’d love your thoughts. What kind of events would you be interested in joining? Fill out our quick survey here.
Lastly, we’d love to hear from y’all if you have awesome people in venture you’d like to give kudos to. Please fill out our Member Spotlight here!
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Astasia Myers has left Redpoint Ventures and joined Quiet Capital as a partner, where she will focus on enterprise software.
Ashish Aggarwal has left Grishin Robotics and Armindo Costa has left Goldman Sachs to become associate partners at Chamaeleon.
David Pakman, has left Venrock to join the crypto investment firm CoinFund as a managing partner.
Grace Isford has been promoted to principal at Canvas Ventures.
Paul Lee has joined Tribe Capital in San Francisco as a partner.
Peter Gajdoš has joined Fifth Wall as a partner, where he will will co-lead the firm's climate tech investment team. He was previously at IPM Group.
Matt Mizbani has left Coatue and has joined Paradigm as a partner.
Content You Should Check Out 📚
Analysis of MBA Unicorn Founders by School: Data on which b-schools are producing the most unicorn founders.
An Unpredictable Reopening In Venture Capital: Semil Shah’s read on the recent wave of VC retirements.
Indus Valley, the Global Capital of EdTech: Thoughts on India’s edtech ecosystem in comparison to the US from Mujtaba Wani at GSV Ventures.
Startup Opportunities in Machine Learning Infrastructure: Download on the latest ML infra trends from Leigh Marie Braswell at Founders Fund.
University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital: WSJ’s analysis of venture returns for university LPs.
Jobs You Should Share 🤓
Principal, B Capital Group (please email email@example.com)