NextGen Newsletter - October 2022
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
Happy October! It’s been awesome seeing the seasons change, hope everyone is ready for a fun Halloween (and after that, a mad sprint to the holiday season).
Speaking of which, in a few short weeks, NextGen will be hosting our annual Holiday Party in San Francisco on December 1! This year, we’ll be at the Modernist, and everything’s paid for courtesy of our friends at Runway Growth Capital & Perkins Coie. We’re really looking forward to having you - if you’d like to join us please scroll down for the registration link!
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Brad Welch has left Morpheus Ventures and has joined as a Partner at Tusk Ventures.
Dave Hafford has left Morpheus Ventures and has joined Thomvest Ventures as a senior associate.
Graham Brown has been promoted from Partner to Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau.
Greg Bettinelli has left Upfront Ventures and has joined as a Partner at TCG.
Karolina Mrozkova has left White Star Capital and has joined as a General Partner at Credo Ventures.
Laura Mason has been promoted from Senior Associate to Principal at Invicta Growth.
Matt Mazzeo has left Coatue Management to start a new fund.
Michael Mignano has joined as a Partner on the consumer team at Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Sarah Guo, who left Greylock in 2018, has announced a first close on a $101M debut fund called Conviction Partners.
Shawn Xu has left On Deck and has joined as Chief of Staff at Lowercarbon Capital.
Stephanie Palmeri, who left Uncork Capital last year, has joined as a Parnter at NextView Ventures.
Events You Should Join 🎙
NextGen Holiday Party @ The Modernist in San Francisco, December 1
Please join NextGen for our annual Holiday Party in San Francisco, hosted for pre-partner professionals in the venture capital industry! 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. Please register here!
Content You Should Check Out 📚
The Environmental Era: Redpoint’s Meera Clark breaks down how climate consciousness impacts consumer behavior.
The Case for a FOAK-focused Fund: Argument from Deanna Zhang on how to make investments in first-of-a-kind deeptech within the venture model.
Why It’s Better To Be A Supply-Constrained Marketplace: Thoughts from a16z’s Olivia Moore on the best kinds of marketplace models.
Pinduoduo's Temu Launches in the US: Banana Capital’s Turner Novak does a deep dive on a new stateside product from one of China’s tech giants.