The Latest from Anna Heim
Is AI ever too much AI?
Exploring how one VC is feeling about a big chunk of her portfolio pivot into AI, and some updates on internal developer portals.
The web3 winter isn’t going to thaw anytime soon
From an initial read of data from the past month, we can infer that the current crypto winter is far from thawing.
3 Views on a16z’s latest reported early-stage effort
This is not the first time that we’ve seen funds try to go earlier in the investing world. Will the a16z effort pay off? Will it be ultimately good for founders?
Solving problems is better than fearmongering
From cybersecurity to SaaS for restaurants, the key to running a successful business is selling a product that solves your clients' real problems.
AI might be the least of edtech’s worries
While Chegg beat analyst expectations for the first quarter of the year, it also raised a warning that didn't fall on deaf ears.
Improving developer experience is now a priority
Internal developer portals have emerged as a one-stop shop that lets developers in an organization access all the microservices and tools available to them.
What you should know about internal developer portals
Internal developer portals are quickly gaining traction at software companies as they seek to improve their developer experience, and thus, efficiency.
Despite messy IPOs, there’s good reason to be optimistic about insurtech startups
Insurtech is persisting, stubbornly showing a few signs of life despite the carnage in the public markets.
Are rising seed-stage valuations a poisoned gift for startups?
If seed valuations continue to rise while later-stage prices dip, how long will it be until the climb from seed to Series A sees startups losing value?
All hail the Unicorn Kingdom?
The impact of technology is going to be so big that both France and the U.K. are right to bet on it, just like Israel did by putting itself on the map as the "Startup Nation."
11 investors predict a colorful, if difficult, future for psychedelic startups
How far has the psychedelics medicines industry come over the past 12 months? Well, it depends on where you look.
The rise and changing role of chief product officers
Report predicts that 70% of chief product officers will have P&L ownership by 2028.
Tepid investor reaction clouds Lyft’s new strategy
This Friday morning we’re parsing Lyft’s Q1 results and Q2 guidance, the latter of which we’ll place in context of its strategic choices moving forward.
A pot of gold at the intersection of DevOps and generative AI?
Generative AI isn't just about creative endeavors and parlor tricks.
After initially defying the global slowdown, African startups’ first quarter venture results fall
Let’s talk venture results, unique issues to the African startup scene, and look ahead to see if we can spy any good news on the horizon.
Revolut’s valuation troubles signal a stormy horizon for less-profitable neobanks
Revolut's situation seems like awful news for other neobanks. How much more room do less profitable neobanks have to fall?
Read the room
Let's look into cybersecurity sales, developer content marketing, and fundraising pitches through a common lens: The importance of understanding your audience and putting it first.
Everything you need to know about cloud outage insurance
The usual corollary of risk is insurance against it; but when it comes to cloud downtime, the insurance sector hasn't fully caught up yet.
Enterprise companies and generative AI: Just looking?
A look at what generative AI means for enterprise buyers; as well as some notes on why your company may want to be like Figma, and how the investing side of the market is adjusting to down rounds.
The venture market may be correcting more than we think to pre-COVID times
Ever since the tech downturn began affecting startups, a question kept coming up: What if we are witnessing a correction?