Howdy London people,
Hope everyone’s staying safe and sane. Lots of events and exciting things coming up over the next few weeks, and some great reads to start with.
Female Founders VC
is back with 2 sessions scheduled until the end of this year (and 2 more for next year). “We know that smaller networks are an issue for female founders, and we want to level the access playing field” -
if you’re a woman founder and you’d like to meet some ace investors, apply here
The number of terms sheets issued is rising, but valuations are down on pre-Covid levels. Check out
the SeedLegals report on angel investments, Covid impact and rebound.
“We have an opportunity to both define the category and push hard for the whole market’s growth. We’d be crazy not to take it, because the best possible way to find product-market fit is to define your own market” - on building something that people want
and how Slack started.
“There is no real way to measure frontier tech traction in the early seed stages. However, we can interpret external trends and market movements as either working in favor of or against a particular frontier tech company” <- great read
from Dominik Lambersey of SpeedInvest on how VCs measure traction in deep tech.
“To some, GPT-3 seems like just a cool toy. It does a few seemingly clever things but isn’t groundbreaking. To others, it may be the biggest thing in technology since Bitcoin. We’ll know who’s right in a few years” <- great read on what GPT-3 means for non-technical professionals
from Michael Tefula of Dwoning Ventures.
The Vaizey view in conversation with Eze Vidra
– co-founder of Remagine Ventures
and former general partner at Google Ventures.
Tune in to hear them chat about Israel’s emerging role in the European tech ecosystem and the current talent crunch.