Happy Friday Pals,
Welcome back to the Kernal newsletter: the trusty Haymitch to your courageous Katniss as you navigate the Black Friday wilderness.
Latest news: Disney got Bob the Builder back, Web 3 vibes are rough, SBF hasn't replied to my LinkedIn invite and the world economy is shakier than my great aunt w/o her cane. Tik Tok's on pace to clear $10B of revenue, D-Trump's back on the bird app and Kernal Research Co estimates you'll click your mouse 512x today. If you're gonna waste hours of Black Friday deal browin' today, don't forget to even it out with your startup building.
Put on the goggles, we're diving into the goods 👩🔬
- 🌶 Hot Takes for Black Friday
- 🎁 New Toys on Kernal
- 🎙 A Steph Smith AMA is in the works (RSVP here)
- 🧐 Startup Ideas Santa Would Be Stealing
Fun fact-ero: 2021 Black Friday saw $8.9 billion in sales. What do you predict for 2022? We're keeping track of votes here.
Black Friday Hot Takes:
Wanna know the 1 thing that's spicier than my momma's steaming hot Phaal Curry dish? You guessed it. 2022 Black Friday takes.
You've seen the memes, you know the threads. But since you're so busy launching startups, we scooped up some of our favs for you to scroll through. Reply at the end and tell us which one liked most. ✉️
Did we get a startup chuckle? Share Kernal w/ your friends.
📰 Latest In Kernal Land
Did you catch our recent Feature Announcement? No judgment if you've been listening to the 'The White Lotus' Season 2 Theme Song on repeat instead. Click here for the full read. If you're in a hurry, skim below.
Discussions are now LIVE on Kernal. This lets you:
- ✨ sit in on AMAs from experts (like Milly's)
- ✨ share what's happening in your startup world
- ✨ help answer or ask about founder support requests,
- ✨ have convos outside of startup ideas
- ✨ Join our AMA with Steph Smith next Thurs
Kernal Discussions is kinda like Reddit threads for startup chat. Members have been digging it. And you probably will too. Tap the big ol' green button below to test it out.
🌱 Startup Ideas of the Week:
Deal Notes: Nate is looking to make your life a little easier. Sign up for his free workshop!
Deal Notes: Karsten's off to a quick start.
Deal notes: Don't let those Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste!
🤩 Members You Should Know
If you listen to podcasts (everyone), then you should meet Anna. She's optimizing discoverability so that you can get detach from Spotify's algorithm.
👏 Welcome Vic!! Barely old enough to drive a car, and already running 2 profitable businesses???
👀 Join our AMA with Steph Smith from A16z on December 1st at 9 AM as she answers your questions around content, podcasting and scaling startup ideas.
🤪 Meme of the Week (B/C why not one more?)
Remember to be nice out there this weekend, regardless of how pre-revenue the founder you're shopping beside is.
P.S. Although we don't have a Black Friday deal, we do have a 2 min survey where Kernalers can win a $100 Uber Eats GC. Email us here to ask for the link. 🤫