Sarah Guo is the Founding Partner @ Conviction Capital, a $100M first fund purpose-built to serve “Software 3.0” companies. Prior to founding Conviction, Sarah was a General Partner at Greylock where she made investments in the likes of Figma, Coda, Neeva and many more incredible companies. Sarah also hosts her own podcast, No Priors with the wonderful Elad Gil.
1. From Large Multi-Stage Firm to Founding Conviction:
2. The Future for AI: The Opportunities and the Challenges:
3. Startup and VC Principles That Are BS:
4. Sarah Guo: The Investor
Jack Brody is the VP Product @ Snap. Jack joined Snap in 2014 as a Product Designer, and ultimately helped build out the design organization as the Head of Design before taking on his current role overseeing all of Product for the Snapchat application and Hardware. In his 9 years at Snap, he helped create Memories, the Snap Map, and AR Lenses like Face Swap.
2. Product 101: Art vs Science:
3. The SNAP Hiring Process: What Works and What Does Not:
4. SNAP, The Future, and The World Around Us:
Avlok Kohli is the CEO @ AngelList. Under his leadership, Avlok has taken AngelList from an SPV provider to a company that is becoming the software platform for the entire industry. Today, AngelList supports over $15BN in assets and 40% of US unicorns have had a GP invest in them through AngelList. Prior to becoming CEO @ AngelList, Avlok founded 3 companies, all of which were acquired including by the likes of Square and eBay.
1. From 3x Founder to Scaling AngelList to $15BN in AUM:
2. What is Going On in Venture: New Funds, LPs, Secondaries:
3. What is Going on in Startups: Rounds, Valuations, Party Rounds
4. The Business of AngelList and its Future:
Tomasz Tunguz is the Founder and General Partner @ Theory Ventures, just announced last week, Theory is a $230M fund that invests $1-25m in early-stage companies that leverage technology discontinuities into go-to-market advantages. Prior to founding Theory, Tom spent 14 years at Redpoint as a General Partner where he made investments in the likes of Looker, Expensify, Monte Carlo, Dune Analytics, and Kustomer to name a few. Tom also writes one of the best blogs and newsletters in the business which can be found here.
2. From 150 LP Meetings to Closing $230M: Raising a Fund I
3. Where Will Value Accrue in the Next Decade of AI:
4. AI and The World Around It:
Mark Goldberger is Head of Enterprise Sales at Ramp, the fastest-growing corporate card and bill payment software in America, and recently named Most Innovative Company in North America by Fast Company. Prior to joining Ramp, Mark was the first enterprise rep at TripActions (now Navan), where he helped bring in more than $100m of ARR as an IC and sales leader. Before TripActions, Mark worked at Highfive, a video conferencing company since acquired by Dialpad.
1. From Wine Industry to Sales Leader:
2. The Sales Playbook and Why You Should Never Hire a Sales VP First:
3. How to Hire 10x Sales Teams: The Process:
4. Discounting, Champions, Creating Urgency:
5. Building a High-Functioning Sales Org:
From college party promoter to managing global stars to CEO and investor. Scott “Scooter” Braun is one of the most powerful people in media and one of the most multi-faceted entrepreneurs we have ever met. As the founder of media company SB Projects and the co-founder of TQ Ventures, he has backed prominent companies such as Pinterest, Spotify and Uber and managed some of the world’s biggest names in music including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato. Braun’s other accolades include founding Ithaca Ventures (acquired by HYBE for $1BN+) in 2021, and philanthropic efforts such as being a Make-A-Wish board member, raising $55M+ for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief and continuing to instill the value of social good wherever possible.
1. From College Party Promoter to Managing The World's Biggest Superstars:
2. College Party Promoter Turned Venture Investor:
3. Scooter's Lessons on Success (And How to Deal With It):
4. The Secrets to Being a Better Parent, Child, and Partner:
5. Finding the "Scott" Buried Inside "Scooter":
David Marcus is the co-founder and CEO of Lightspark, building infrastructure that extends the capabilities and utility of Bitcoin. Prior to Lightspark, David led all payment and crypto efforts at Facebook/Meta and scaled Messenger to 1.5BN users. David previously founded three other companies: Zong (acquired by eBay/PayPal for $240M), Echovox (acquired by MBO), and GTN (acquired by World Access).
1. From Losing Everything to Becoming Changing the World of Fintech:
2. The Secret to Building a Great Company from Mark Zuckerberg's ex-Right Hand Man:
3. Crypto & AI's Ripple Effect on The Rest of The World:
4. How The Best Leaders Hire The Best Talent:
Joost De Valk is one of the OGs of SEO. As the Founder of Yoast, he scaled what was a side project plugin into a multi-million dollar business, used by 13 million sites and selling to Newfold Media in 2021. As one of the early SEO pioneers he is also an extremely coveted angel investor and invests through his company, Emilia Capital.
1. From Side Project to Multi-Million Dollar Business:
2. When, How and Why To Invest in SEO:
3. AI Changes The World of Context:
4. Creating a Developer-Led Brand and Mastering PLG:
Rob Lacher founded Visionaries Club in 2019, in just 3 years he has scaled the firm to $600M AUM and backed some of Europe's best including Xentral, Personio, Miro, and Ledgy. Prior to Visionaries, Rob founded the fashion platform AMAZE in 2014 which he sold to Zalando, and founded the European seed and growth stage venture capital fund La Famiglia in 2016.
1.) From Novice Tennis Player to Investing on a Global Stage:
2.) The Secret to Building a Fund? Hire People With No Experience:
3.) The Red Ocean of European Venture:
4.) Lessons on Investing From a Pro:
Mike Salguero is the Founder and CEO @ ButcherBox, the meat delivery subscription service that he has scaled to $600M in revenue, 215 employees and the national leader in the space. All of this achieved while raising $0 of venture capital. Prior to ButcherBox, Mike was the Founder & CEO @ CustomMade, an online marketplace that, unlike ButcherBox, raised millions in venture funding from prominent VCs.
1.) The Makings of a Great Entrepreneur:
2. Consumer Subscription is Not a VC Backabale Business Model:
3. The Secret to Efficient Marketing:
4. The Economics of a $600M Revenue ButcherBox:
5. Venture Capital: To Raise or Not to Raise:
Tobi Lütke is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shopify, the powerhouse company allowing anyone to start and grow their e-commerce business. Over an incredible 18 years, Tobi has scaled Shopify to 10% of total US e-commerce, millions of merchants in over 170 countries, and a market cap today of over $60BN. Huge thanks to Harley Finkelstein for making this happen.
1. From a Small German Town to One of the World's Most Powerful CEOs:
2. You Can Learn More from World of Warcraft Than You Can Companies:
3. The Best Companies Operate with Many Constraints:
4. Inside the Mind of Tobi Lütke: Decision-Making & Prioritisation: