September 2023: Go1 was awarded Scaleup of the Year at the Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards
Also: news from Commons, Dialpad, Skillshare, Topanga and Xendit; new episodes from Futureverse and In Our Hands, and two new blog posts!
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We released part 2 of Kim Stanley Robinson’s interview on Futureverse. We examine the challenges of achieving a utopian future through bureaucratic and systemic reforms and explore hope's diverse manifestations.
We published a new episode of In Our Hands with architect and urbanist, Doug Farr. We chat about urban design patterns, community engagement, and the power of individual agency in driving change.
What We’re Writing
We shared the first essay in an exciting new series on climate-related impact in the VC industry. This is a collaborative effort between Amasia and Malk Partners, the leading consultant on impact and ESG issues for the VC and PE industries. First up is preventive versus reactive strategies and the centrality of behavior change at scale.
We published the latest in our blog series on Amasia's four pillars of investment, on R3: Rethink. This is all about the built environment -- in obvious and not-so-obvious ways.
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.