San Francisco startup Kettle thinks its statistical models can predict wildfires better than any other reinsurer. It officially launched today and recently closed $4.7 million in seed funding.
Ashley MayerI never thought of insurance as a “social good” until talking to the @ourkettle founders thanks to co-investor @jacsrice—as climate change wrecks havoc on states like California, it’s more important than ever that we build smarter, more resilient models.
When’s the last time you worked out your soul? A mid-spin pep talk at SoulCycle might make you shed a tear, but not in the way that the co-founders of Coa, Alexa Meyer and Dr. Emily Anhalt, want. The founders, instead, want people to ask themselves:...
Morgan Beller and the NFX team announce the launch of Scouts & Angels, an extension of Signal — the investing network.
Ashley MayerI did a lil Q&A about being an angel and a scout, spanning my lazy approach to deal flow and why I believe more comms people should explore investing (and more VC firms should ask them to scout). Proud to say it's completely devoid of thought leadership!
A Government reskilling advert which suggested a ballet dancer could retrain in cyber security has sparked outrage. A poster for the “Rethink. Reskill. Reboot” campaign shows the dancer tying her point shoes alongside the caption: “Fatima’s next...
Ashley MayerThe only way to resolve this is with a government campaign instructing cyber security experts to become ballet dancers.
As we plunge deeper into the pandemic, online transactions have become increasingly important, and ACH transactions, the ones that help us get direct deposit of our paychecks or pay our bills are growing ever more essential. Nivelo, an early stage...
Overnight, hundreds of tweets were posted casting doubt on President Trump’s positive coronavirus test result.
Ashley MayerCan’t wait to show my future grandchildren that my tweet (“what’s a tweet?”) was quoted in the New York Times article (“how did newspapers work?”) about this crazy political climate (“what were democracies like, granny?”)
Ashley MayerIf you’re considering applying for @indievc’s next cohort on 10/10 and want to chat with a scout, my DMs are open! The company I referred last time received funding, and it was a fun process. If you’re selected, I’ll invest as well (my time and capital).
These 16 businesses—ranging from a superfood-based beauty and wellness company to a soon-to-launch men’s hair care brand—blew us away with their vision, ingenuity, and passion for changing the beauty industry for the better.