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January 12, 2022 Sign Up
Five articles every week, hand selected by the Flashpoint Investment Team, to make you smarter in the world of tech investments.

#1 HOW TIGER GLOBAL ETC CHANGED THE VC LANDSCAPE IN 2021

Tiger Global Management, SoftBank Vision Fund and Insight Partners aren’t traditional venture capital investors, but the three growth equity firms invested in startups at an unprecedented rate in 2021, competing directly with many of Silicon Valley’s biggest names and racking up a huge number of portfolio companies in the process.

#2 INCLUSION IS THE KEY TO DEMOCRATIZING VC INVESTING

How to bring more equality into investing? Everyone deserves access to wealth-building opportunities. We need to understand cultural shifts, technological breakthroughs and regulatory changes that are leveling the playing field for entrepreneurship and investing. The companies and funds that thrive in the coming years will be the ones that embrace these changes.

#3 VCS REALLY OWN WEB3 

The Twitter founder and Block CEO tweeted out some thoughts on crypto and “Web3” that managed to exasperate some of the idea’s biggest boosters. This wasn’t the kind of Web3 criticism. Instead, Dorsey went for the metaphorical jugular: he said users don’t actually own Web3, which is a movement that prides itself on decentralization and community.

#4 5 CRUCIAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ANGEL AND VC INVESTORS

The first time I tried to raise venture capital was a flat-out failure. I was an operator turned founder, and my startup, although early, had real velocity. But my attempts at raising went nowhere, and at the time I didn’t understand why. So much of what I learned would have helped me succeed back then. But I wouldn’t have learned it if I hadn’t tried and failed.

#5 5 WAYS TO STAY YOUNGER AND MORE CREATIVE 

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age - Sophia Loren. With life expectancy steadily rising in most countries around the world, the number of people aged sixty-five years or older will rise sharply over the next two decades.  

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