IVP Inspired — May 10, 2022


We are constantly learning. Inspired by visionaries contributing their own perspectives around technology and innovation, we’ve curated a few resources that help expand our thinking — and sometimes challenge our perspectives.

Please join us and share your own with our team.

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CONSUMER


Naavik Digest

A free newsletter enabling you to master the business of gaming.

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Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball is the Managing
Partner of EpyllionCo, which
operates an early stage venture
fund.

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The New Consumer

A publication about how and why people spend their time and money.

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Crypto


Bankless

The Ultimate Guide to Crypto Finance, DeFi, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies. Level up. Go bankless.

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Around the Block

Coinbase Around the Block sheds light on key issues in the crypto space.

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Coinbase Podcast

Lifting the hood on the crypto economy—one conversation at a time. Hosted by Justin Mart on the Coinbase Ventures team.

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Messario - Crypto Theses 2022

Key trends, people, companies, and projects to watch across the crypto landscape, with predictions for 2022.

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Modern Finance

MoFi covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, yield farming, NFTs, FIRE, robo-investing, finance hacks, and more. By venture capitalist Kevin Rose.

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Moxie Marlinspike | Blog

“My first impressions of web3.”

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Crypto Primer

Crypto 101. Your beginner’s guide to crypto, web3 and the metaverse. By Nico Glennon.

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The Coin Bureau

Coin Bureau was created to deliver the best educational and informational blockchain information to users all around the galaxy.

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The Milk Road

Get our free, 5 minute daily newsletter. Used by 100,000+ people to be better crypto investors.

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The BlkChain

‘”Where culture meets crypto“‘ — the premier destination for coverage of NFT art and music with a focus on the culture.

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The Block

The leading global information services brand in the digital asset space covering the global cryptocurrency and blockchain space.

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Whiteboard Crypto

The #1 YouTube channel for crypto education explains topics of the cryptocurrency world using analogies, stories, and examples.

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FINTECH


Bits about Money

Essays about the modern financial infrastructure that the world sits atop of. By Patrick McKenzie.

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This Week in Fintech

A weekly digest of news, opinions, and all things financial technology.

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Payment Systems in the US

A description of the payments systems that move money between and among consumers and enterprises in the U.S.

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Money Stuff by Matt Levine

Matt Levine is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering finance. Editor of Dealbreaker, an investment banker, and an M&A lawyer.

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GENERAL VC


Behavioral Economics Bootcamp

Use behavioral economics to boost KPIs, enhance customer experience, and build more robust and effective products.

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Next Big Thing - NBT

Weekly essay by a venture capitalist (@nbt) in search of the next big thing. By Nikhil Basu Trivedi.

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Venture Stories

Venture Stories discusses venture capital, technology, interviews with entrepreneurs, investors and tech leaders.

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Snacks Daily (By Robinhood)

The daily pop-biz news show making today’s top stories your business. 15 minutes on the 3 biz stories you need.

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Invest Like the Best | Podcast

Patrick O’Shaunnessy, Founder, CIO, and CEO of Valor Equity Partners, he was the earliest investor and Director at Tesla.

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Stratechery

Ben Thompson analyzes the strategy and business in tech, media, and the impact of technology on society.

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Tanay Jaipuria

Musings about tech and business every week, or other week, by Tanay Jaipuria. Launched 2 years ago.

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Naval Ravikant Podcasts

Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList and an active angel investor in over 100 companies.

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Acquired | Podcast

Acquired tells the stories of great companies. It has been ranked the #1 Technology show on Apple Podcasts.

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Seven Powers | Book

Hamilton Helmer characterizes what your business must achieve to create Power. 7 Powers constructs a strategy.

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The Advantage | Book

Patrick Lencioni brings together an exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.

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Alpha Girls | Book

Award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie follows four women in venture capitalism who were written out of history.

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Bad Blood | Book

John Carreyrou tells the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos—one of the biggest corporate frauds in history.

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The Dealmaker | Book

Guy Hands shares an inside account of the world of private equity and a masterclass on the art of deal-making.

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Power Law | Book

In The Power Law, Sebastian Mallaby has parlayed access to the most celebrated venture capitalists of all time.

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The Ride of a Lifetime | Book

Robert Iger shares the lessons from running Disney, leading 220,000-plus employees, and principles for leadership.

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Axios

Dan Primack is an author of the daily Axios Pro Rata newsletter and host of Axios Re:Cap podcast. He covers the world of dealmakers across VC, PE and M&A.

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Benedict Evan's Newsletter

Essays on: What matters in tech? What’s going on, what might it mean, and what will happen next?

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Darren Gold | Blog

Darren Gold is CEO at The Trium Group as one of the world’s leading executive coaches and advisors.

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LAUNCH Ticker | Newsletter

The newsletter for emerging startups and early investors. Keep up with startup news, funding, and trends.

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On My Mind | Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO at Thrive, Arianna Huffington talks about health, culture, technology, mental health, and productivity.

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Newcomer | Newsletter

Where technology and venture capital intersect: A deeply reported newsletter written by Eric Newcomer.

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How I Built This | Series

Guy Raz dives into the stories of the world’s best known companies, innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists.

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The Generalist

Understand how the most important companies in tech & crypto work, why they matter, and what it means for you.

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Techmeme | Curated News

Techmeme is an automated news curation service, like Google News, but focused on the leading edge of technology.

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The Information | News

Read deeply reported stories from the largest newsroom in tech. Get access to exclusive coverage.

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20 Minute VC | Podcast

The world’s largest independent venture capital podcast, Harry Stebbings’20VC intersects at venture capital and media.

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Noah Smith | Essays

Noah Smith writes about economics, and tweets about rabbits. He’s on Substack with Tens of thousands of readers.

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No Mercy, No Malice | Weekly

Scott Galloway, best-selling author and business professor, shares his take on tech and relationships in the digital economy.

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Adam Grant

An organizational psychologist and bestselling author on motivation, generosity, and original thinking.

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Brene Brown | Website

Brene Brown is a storyteller, and researcher who studies courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.

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Mostly Borrowed Ideas

Abdullah Al-Rezwan provides in-depth research on companies to get a better sense of variables and expectations.

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INFRA


Benn Stencil | Newsletter

CAO and Founder at Mode, Benn’s weekly newsletter is on data, tech, culture, sports, and politics.

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Hacker News Digest

Brian Lovin writes about top Hacker News stories so you’re not distracted, and can stay up to date.

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Open Source Podcast

Learn how to build an open-source startup from the founders of Chronosphere, Vercel, MongoDB, DBT, and more!

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Practical AI | Machine Learning, Data Science Podcast

The focus is on making artificial intelligence practical, productive, and accessible to everyone.

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Software Engineering Daily

Founded by Jeff Meyerson, Software Engineering Daily features daily interviews about technical software topics.

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Technically | Newsletter

Technically explains software and hardware in a simple and engaging way so you can impress your boss.

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ThoughtWorks Radar | Articles

An opinionated guide to technology frontiers. Articles related to Technology Radar throughout the year.

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The New Stack | YouTube

The New Stack is a media platform for the people who build and manage software the world relies on.

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SAAS


Clouded Judgement

Jamin Ball breaks down the latest valuation trends behind the universe of Cloud / SaaS public companies.

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Craft Ventures | Early GTM

Mike Marg, Craft Ventures founder, focuses on B2B SaaS startups, and how to sell as an early-stage company.

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IVP SaaS Fundraising Handbook

IVP evaluates hundreds of SaaS companies each year. This handbook prepares companies for their next fundraise.

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Not Boring

Not Boring is a fun way to learn about what’s going on in business and strategies behind company decisions.

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99 Problems but Software Ain't One

Wolfe Research, LLC is an independent research firm with a commitment to best-in-class content and strategic growth.

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FOR FUN!


MachinePix

Amazing feats of engineering, delivered weekly. Bonus content beyond the @machinepix Twitter and Instagram. By Kane Hsieh.

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Trojan Horse Affair

From Serial Productions and The New York Times comes The Trojan Horse Affair: a mystery in eight parts.

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The Dropout | TV Series

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ attempt to revolutionize the healthcare industry after dropping out of college.

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Mythic Quest | TV Series

The owner of a successful video game design company and his troubled staff struggle to keep their hit game on top.

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Not Quite What I Was Planning

SMITH magazine asked readers to submit six-word memoirs. True tales relate in tasty bite-sized pieces.

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