Awesome People - Ep 50

No newsletter today & next week, lots of love, vote

Hi founders and fellow VC Friends!

Happy election day🤞!

It doesn’t feel right to send a newsletter today. It also doesn’t feel right to ghost, so here's a short haiku 🙏. There’s a lot going on:

Please support your teams

Take good care of your loved ones

Treat people kindly

Stay awesome and vote (obvi),

Julia Lipton

Founder of Awesome People and Awesome People Ventures


Some housekeeping: next week is my birthday. As a birthday present to myself, I'm taking a few days off ❤️. There won't be a newsletter. It will be the ultimate test of newsletter-market-fit 🤞.

Some gems to make you smile

I’d be an asshole to show up in your inbox without some treats 😅. Here are some gems that made me smile. I hope they make you smile too 🤩.

H/t Sheel for this sweet find

H/t Katie for this very clever tweet

On a more practical note, big thanks to Steve Schlafman for creating the Founder Library. Check it out, it's pure gold!

Most Recent Awesome People 🙏

AJ - Product advisor and coach. AJ is currently a Director of Product at Facebook and coaches founders on the side. Previously, he sold his start-up to Dropbox and worked at Twitter where he grew Vine to 350M MAUS.

Saminda - CTO coach and advisor. Most recently he was the VP of Apps Engineering at Box and owned the entire user experience for 50M+ users spanning 100K enterprises. You can hire him to help you scale your engineering org.

Kenni - Diversity coach and people ops leader. You can hire her to build and implement DEI recruiting and culture strategies. You can also hire to work with your people leaders to improve their leadership and communication skills.

Want intros to anyone here? Lmk and I’ll connect you!

❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Stay safe, stay sane!!