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Li Jin
Consumer investing . MBA dropout. Alum: product , . Beijing born + Midwest bred. Loves tech, consumer behavior, & corgis.
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Li Jin Aug 13
Replying to @MarksBrainWaves
A ton of my best friends during middle school were people I met on neopets!
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Li Jin Aug 13
Neopets redux 🙂
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Andrew Reed Aug 6
Take a moment and look at the quarter Tinder just put up. Q2 revenue: $498M (18% yoy) Q2 EBITDA: $204M (41% mgn) Q2 subscription adds: 503K This product has completely upended the “rules” investors “knew” about the dating category.
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Li Jin Aug 7
Replying to @kelvinotcelsius
From a user perspective, it's a blurry line between ad & UGC. Creators of videos may look just like other individuals or KOLs, but there can be sponsorships behind the scenes (which 小红书 has gotten in trouble for recently). It's similar to IG and lack of clarity around ads
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Li Jin Aug 6
In the US, videos are often focused on the top of the shopping funnel: driving awareness & purchase intent (e.g. YT tutorials/unboxing, Tasty videos, etc). In China, video platforms actually close the loop to commerce, allowing users to easily buy. Can't wait to see that here.
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Greg Isenberg Jul 29
IRL > URL It's now cool to be off Instagram, on do-no-disturb mode etc. The next generation of popular social apps will be socially engineered to connect you quickly in person, instead of glued to your phone Finally 🎉
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Alyssa Ravasio Jul 24
Excited for this new partnership with , and grateful to our amazing community of Hosts and Hipcampers for making this possible. Let's get more people outside!! ⛺️✌🏽🌲
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Tareq Ismail Jul 21
Honestly, each of these people are true heroes and inspiration. It'll take years for mainstream to realize their impact.
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Li Jin Jul 21
Impromptu gathering of all the "-school" founders at the a16z bbq: Outschool, Lambda School, Wonderschool 🙂
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Andrew Chen Jul 16
I’m going to be working w the ⁦⁩ team! We are leading the Series A. The announcement blog post here
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Li Jin Jun 21
Replying to @LaurenBerson
I cannot wait to see the bump in person next month!!!
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Li Jin Jun 19
Neopets took up my entire middle school years! Still waiting for the reincarnation of it...
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Ali Yahya Jun 12
While I was at Google X, I worked on an effort to build a robot hivemind––a network of robots with collective intelligence. Our work was part of a broader strategy to gain a data advantage. Here’s what I learned about data network effects. A mega thread 👇 
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Li Jin Jun 4
Replying to @kelvinotcelsius
Hmm I’d have to go back and categorize them to see exact #, but I’d say the biggest successes tend to be product-first companies
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Li Jin Jun 4
Replying to @kelvinotcelsius
That's important but orthogonal to what the book refers to. A "product-first company" is one in which the founder decided to work on the problem as a direct result of their own experiences, rather than deciding first to start a company, then brainstorming ideas.
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Li Jin Jun 4
Love the framework of a "product-first company" vs. a "company-first company." "Successful businesses can ultimately be created from either mold, but the product-first company really speaks to the organic nature of company formation."
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Li Jin Jun 3
Replying to @skupor
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Li Jin Jun 3
I spent my Sunday reading 's new book about VC, then got to p. 269: "If you made it this far, congratulations to you, and might I suggest that you find some hobbies?" Ouch 😂 Shade aside, it's great - wish I had this when I started in the industry!
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Li Jin May 31
Replying to @AllRaise
- Owning saying "like" and not pretending to someone else - Micro-moments to normalize womanhood, e.g. saying she needs to leave a meeting early to pump - Hiring for "culture add" not "culture fit" (not hiring people just like oneself)
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Li Jin May 31
Katrina Lake was one of the first founders I reached out to when I joined a16z almost 3 years ago. But as we all now know Stitch Fix didn't need more VC $ 🙂 Loved hearing her speak about: - Being the underdog and hoping women in the future don't have to be underestimated!
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