June 2022: Gilded Cages and Bullshit Jobs -- and other news too!
News from Go1, Living Food, Pique Action, Super, and Xendit; our interview with Roland Geyer
Go1 raised $100M co-led by AirTree Ventures and Five Sigma.
Living Food's CEO Akash Sajith was featured in the New Indian Express.
Pique Action reached 100K followers on TikTok.
Super closed a $70M Series C led by NEA.
Xendit was featured in Business World.
Ramanan talked to Roland Geyer about greenwashing and the business of less.
Ramanan wrote a blog post on gilded cages.
What We're Reading
Tim Hwang's Subprime Attention Crisis presents an interesting portrait of how attention has been financialized in the internet's digital advertising model.
Joachim Fest's Not I provides some wisdom on what the individual can do in the face of injustice.
Rest of World's How to Buy is a series of entertaining and insightful portraits of e-commerce, formal and informal, around the world.
The Amasia website for an overview of our firm, our team, and our portfolio.
The Amasia blog for essays on the VC business, our portfolio, and our impact.
The In Our Hands podcast with theorists and practitioners in climate science and behavior change (with full transcripts if you prefer text).
The Futureverse podcast with authors of climate-related fiction (with full transcripts if you prefer text).
Ramanan’s blog for personal essays.