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NextGen Newsletter - September 2023
NextGen is a 20+ year old community supporting each new generation of venture capital talent.
It won’t be long before September ends - it’s a little crazy how fast the year is going by! Hope folks are ready for the official start of the fall season in a little under a week.
We’re excited to share details of our next annual NextGen Napa Wine Tasting trip, coming up at the start of October. Can’t wait to hang with everyone! Scroll down to the events section to get your name on the list.
For more on investor moves, insightful content, and job opportunities, read on.
Shawn and the NextGen Board
Investors You Should Watch 👀
Cathryn Paine has been promoted from Principal to Partner at Anzu Partners.
Emily Zhen has left as an Investor at NEA and has joined as a Principal at Zeal Capital Partners.
Glen Borok has joined as a Vice President at Jump Capital.
Scott Phoenix has joined as a Partner at Fifty Years VC.
Zoe Ofer has joined as a Senior Associate at Amiti Ventures.
Events You Should Join 🎙
We are excited our Annual NextGen Wine Trip coming up on 10/6. This year we will be headed to Cuvaison for a tasting and lunch. Transportation will be provided both ways. We have limited capacity so please sign up here! We will follow up with invites later this month. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Deloitte and Pacific Western Bank for making this happen!
Content You Should Check Out 📚
Cendana Capital closes on $470M more to back seed-stage fund managers: Commentary from Cendana’s Michael Kim on the state of the VC market.
A Guide for Finding Product-Market Fit in B2B: Analysis on timelines and frameworks to PMF from Lenny Ratchitsky.
The State of Seed Stage Funding to Underrepresented Founders: BBG’s Amber Quiñones and Drew Silverman takes stock of diversity in early stage dealmaking.
The Sustainability Trends Report 2023: Annual pulse check on progress made towards the climate crisis from Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management.