The weather is getting nicer and London is starting to open up. And soon, we’ll be starting to travel up again. In the meantime, one of the hot newcomers in London’s tech scene (winners of the first Debut Sessions
, is bringing experiences and live, immersed tours and cities closer to you. I felt nostalgic about New York, so it helped me relieve it and walk the streets of NYC with my dear friends! I started thinking about the travel plans, and it helped me build my bucket list (Machu Pichu
is winning at the moment). This weekend I’ll be touring Hanoi with my friend that lives there. So what are you waiting for? Let’s heygo
Do you know a luminary in early-stage investment or a trailblazing entrepreneur deserving of recognition and celebration of their year of success? Nominate them to be recognised at 2021’s UKBAA Angel Investment Awards
I came across this article on business communities
by Daisy Onubogu of Backed VC, and I couldn’t agree with her more: “
The answer is keep building and retaining the real communities in our lives and remember that communities for business purposes are not
the same thing.”
Overcoming the patriarchy and other systems of oppression isn’t a one-time thing. Lasting change takes habits and some extra support. Apply or give away a Hustle Crew membership here
Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1949) asks what the relations between men and women have in common with other kinds of oppression, from slavery to colonialism – and offers radical suggestions for liberation. Talking Politics
is by far my favourite podcast this week.
In case you’ve missed it, check out the More than Money report
looking into the VC ‘value add’. It brings together insights from over 500 founders and investors to uncover what works, what doesn’t and what great ‘value add’ services - and the future of VC could look like.
launched this week, offering founders the focus and community of a dedicated seed fund, with the resources, network, and reach of a multi-stage global firm. In addition, Index Origin encourages collaboration with the seed ecosystem, including seed funds, solo general partners and angel investors.
It seems like every founder these days has a Chief of Staff, but do you need one
? Is this the right time to hire one? And how do you find a good one, anyway? These aren’t easy questions.
Until next week,