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Founder Real Talk Episode #11 With Kelly Wright, Former EVP Sales at Tableau

In episode #11 of Founder Real Talk, my guest host Crystal Huang and I interview the incomparable Kelly Wright. Kelly joined Tableau pre-launch in early ’05 as the first sales person, and she culminated her run in late ’16. UnderRead More…

Congratulations New Knowledge on Raising an $11M Series A Led by GGV Capital

I’m joined here by Founders Jonathon Morgan & Ryan Fox at their Austin office I’m super excited to announce that GGV Capital has led New Knowledge’s $11M Series A Financing. The company is also lucky to have Bilal Zuberi fromRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #10 With Eric Wu, Co-founder & CEO of Opendoor

In episode #10 of Founder Real Talk, my partner Jeff Richards and I host Eric Wu for a live recorded conversation at Opendoor’s SF headquarters. As Eric outlines, Opendoor has completely re-architected the home buying and selling process, delivering simplicity,Read More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #9 With Edith Harbaugh, Founder & CEO of LaunchDarkly

In episode #9 of Founder Real Talk, we host Edith Harbaugh, CEO & Founder of LaunchDarkly. We delve into the company’s origins and why starting a company to address a pain you’ve felt intensely can be a powerful motivator, whyRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #8 With Barmak Meftah, CEO of AlienVault

In episode #8 of Founder Real Talk, with Barmak Meftah, CEO of AlienVault, we dig deep into how to build a company for a bottoms-up sales model, how to manage a highly distributed company and the importance of hiring greatRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #7 with Mikkel Svane, Founder & CEO of Zendesk

Chatting with Mikkel Svane, founder & CEO of Zendesk, made for a fascinating episode. I was fortunate enough to invest in Mikkel along the way, but in this episode we explore the early days of Zendesk and how the companyRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #6 with Jackie Reses, People & Capital Lead at Square

Interviewing my long time friend Jackie Reses for Founder Real Talk recently was a thrill. This episode is chock full of great insights and terrific Jackie witticisms. My guest host Crystal Huang and I had a ton of fun talkingRead More…

Congratulations Tray.io on Raising a $14M Series A Financing led by GGV Capital

We’re incredibly excited to announce today that GGV Capital has led a $14M Series A financing in Tray.io. We’re happy to be joined by existing investors and good friends – True Ventures and Mosaic Ventures. We’re sector focused at GGVRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #5 With Stewart Butterfield, Founder & CEO of Slack

I had a great conversation recently with Stewart Butterfield, Founder & CEO of Slack, at GGV’s Evolving Enterprise event. Stewart discusses a wide range of topics from the importance of craftsmanship and play as a pretext to facilitate human interaction,Read More…

Congratulations Opendoor on $325M Series E Financing

I’m excited by today’s news of Opendoor’s $325M Series E financing.  The round was co-led by new investor General Atlantic, Access Technology Ventures and Lennar Corporation, the largest homebuilder in the US.  GGV participated in the Series E, along withRead More…