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But first, I’d like to share my dispatch from the Milken Institute Global Conference last week in Los Angeles.


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What I did to Milken

Matt Turner at the Milken Institute Global Conference.


Milken Institute Global Conference


I’m back in New York after a busy few days at the Milken Institute Global Conference, where investors, founders and CEOs came together to discuss today’s most pressing issues.

I was there to moderate a roundtable (which you can watch here) on the erosion of trust and the responsibilities of big business — but I was also looking forward to getting back to IRL networking. Attendees were also thrilled to see their clients, colleagues and peers in person. There was a real energy to the event.

I was slightly surprised at how optimistic many of the attendees were given the challenges facing the global economy. Whether it’s inflation, rising rates and the risk of a


recession

in the United States or the invasion of Ukraine and the evolution towards a more multipolar world, there is cause for concern. While some people were more cautious, on the whole I found attendees to be quite optimistic – although I can’t help but think that the LA sun and the excitement of in-person interactions might have contribute to it.

I will be heading to the World Economic Forum in Davos in a few weeks, where I look forward to hearing from a wide range of participants. I’ll be writing another dispatch while I’m at it, so be sure to check back for the latest from Switzerland.

Now on to the rest of the stories.


Introducing America’s Top Seed Investors

Seed 100 Best Early Stage Investors 2022 4x3


Mac Venture Capital; Nurx; Initialized Capital; vivify; Rachel Mendelson / Insider


Based on data from Tribe Capital, Insider has identified the best early stage investors, meaning those who repeatedly demonstrate extraordinary skill.

Among the best are Eric Paley, whose search for the “weird and the wonderful” led to an early investment in Uber; Miriam Rivera, whose portfolio includes unicorns BetterUp and Everlaw; and Avichal Garg, who is among the beneficiaries of a wave of capital pouring into Web3.

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Leaked memo: Meta will freeze hiring

CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg.


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In a memo leaked to staff, Meta’s chief financial officer announced a hiring pause that “would affect the hiring goals of nearly every team in the company.”

The freeze, which the CFO said was caused by the invasion of Ukraine, data privacy changes and an “industry-wide slowdown,” is rare for Meta, which has recently frozen hiring at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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JPMorgan employees prepare return-to-work plans

JP Morgan


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Even with one of Wall Street’s most lenient return-to-work policies, JPMorgan’s hybrid work plans have some workers worried about their pay, job performance and the safety of loved ones.

Insider spoke with seven JPMorgan employees, who described feeling betrayed and distrustful by the company. And for some, leaving seems to be the only answer.

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The cerebral is under investigation

Ho Anh (left) and Kyle Robertson, co-founders of Cerebral.

Ho Anh (left) and Kyle Robertson, co-founders of Cerebral.

Cerebral


Cerebral, one of the few online companies that prescribes controlled substances tightly regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, such as Adderall and Xanax, has come under intense scrutiny in recent months over its drug practices. prescription.

Insider has learned that DEA agents interviewed former Cerebral employees about the mental health startup.

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