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What We've Been Following. February 28th, 2021

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Hey everyone 👋

Welcome to the February 28th Edition of What We’ve Been Following, our bi-weekly newsletter highlighting some of the newsletters, podcasts, blog posts, tweets, startup news, and more that our team found interesting over the past few weeks.

If you missed the last Edition of What We’ve Been Following, published on February 13th and written by Lukas, be sure to check it out, here.

New content since the last What We’ve Been Following newsletter from February 13th.

  • (Podcast) Michael chatted with Sara Mauskopf (Co-founder and CEO of Winnie). Winnie is a marketplace and social platform for child care.

  • (Clubhouse) Roshan hosted our first Clubhouse room which was with Pasha Rayan (Co-founder and CTO of The Forage). The Forage partners with leading companies to create free open-access training courses for candidates to build career skills & confidence. The Clubhouse conversation focused on Pasha’s experience going through Y Combinator. Thanks to everyone who joined, and look out for more Clubhouse events from us in the near future.

What We’ve Been Following


  • An interesting fact from Match Group via Turner Novak

That’s all for today’s Edition of What We’ve Been Following!

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Written by: Roshan Chandna (Co-founder at The Takeoff. Junior at Washington University in St. Louis. Prev. Investment Analyst Intern at Octahedron Capital)