Our favorite blog posts of 2021

As we are approaching the end of another unprecedented year, it’s time to look back and share our top blog posts from the past 12 months. And if you haven’t seen it already, you can read our Year in Review post, where we reflect on the incredible pace of the start-up market in 2021. 

Our top three topics from the year: 

1/ Is 10x the new 3x?

Everyone (investors and founders alike) has underestimated the size of the addressable market for tech over the past decade. Over the past 18 months, the pandemic has reset these expectations, leading to huge increases in valuations for both public and private tech companies…not to mention venture capital returns that are far better than what we have traditionally seen!

Read the post: Resetting venture capital expectations: is 10x the new 3x?

And check out other V1 news from 2021: 

2/ Climate and energy

Over the past 18 months, we have increasingly focused on investing in climate and energy startups. Public awareness about sustainability and climate change is at an all-time high. There are strong tailwinds on the renewable energy front: the cost of solar is falling off a cliff; storage and EVs are falling down similar cost curves; we’re seeing innovation in financial engineering and the rise of smart grids and smart homes, etc. For all these reasons, we are very excited about the many opportunities for software to solve our planet’s climate crisis. 

Read the post: Areas of interest in climate & energy

And more climate posts:

3/ Visions of Web 3.0

A new kind of web is being built around the idea of an “ownership economy” that lets participants get equity upside. 

Read the post: Visions of Web 3

And more reading on Web 3.0/crypto: 

Thank you to everyone who reads our posts throughout the year, whether via email subscription or visiting the site. We always appreciate your feedback as we’re continuously striving to be better investors and content creators. And we hope everyone has a safe, healthy and joyful holiday season! 

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