🚨 New Podcast Episode with Talia Goldberg 🚨
Summer diversity apps are open + a lot of Elon Musk news.
🏡 community updates 🏡
🌟 Why is DRF such a strong platform for college students interested in startups?
🍂 How does Bessemer think through developments in Web3 and crypto
😊 What are 2 of Talia’s personal goals for 2022?
🌱 How did the Bessemer analyst program shape Talia’s venture education?
Congratulations to DRF portfolio company HighTouch on their acquisition of Workbase, a workflow automation startup! It is the team’s first acquisition to date.
Shoutout to DRF portfolio company Snackpass on being named to a16z’s 2022 Marketplace 100 list!
summer diversity tracks
Apps have opened for our summer diversity tracks. Virtual evening commitment, works well with a full-time internship. Tell your friends!
1. Blueprint: for our Black, Latinx, and Indigenous friends. Deadline: May 4
2. Female Investor Track. Deadline: May 4
3. Female Founder Track. Deadline: May 11
4. PRISM: for our LGBTQ+ friends. Deadline: May 4
5. PhD Track: Deadline: May 23
📱 tech news
Elon Musk’s tunnel making venture is now valued at $5.7 billion
An Apple store in Atlanta becomes the first to file to unionize
Elon Musk announces he has $46.5 in funding to finance his Twitter offer
Amazon launches a $1 billion fund targeting companies working on supply chain and/or logistics issues
📣 new startup + VC jobs 📣
Linse Capital - Associate
Pachama - Chief of Staff
aMoon Fund - Late Stage Associate
Drem - Founding Front-End Engineer
Voyager Ventures - Summer Associate
TruEra - Product Management Intern
Feathery - Product Design Intern
Apeel - Digital Marketing Intern
Alpaca VC - Marketing Intern
📖 great reads 📖
The New York Times examines Barack Obama’s new campaign to fight disinformation.
Twitter’s board adopts “poison pill” plan to defend against Elon Musk’s bid. Here’s how Musk could respond.