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Founder Real Talk Episode #26 with Anne Raimondi, CCO at Guru & SMB Expert

In this episode of Founder Real Talk, I speak with Anne Raimondi, the Chief Customer Officer at Guru, Asana board member and former SVP of Operations at Zendesk, at GGV’s recent SMB Tech Summit. Anne explains why face-to-face connections withRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #25 With Max Levchin, Co-founder & CEO of Affirm

I’m thrilled that we’ve hit the 25th episode of Founder Real Talk. It’s been exciting to sit down with such impressive founders, dig into their journeys and shed light on challenges that are applicable to all company leaders. Founder RealRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #24 With Rich Waldron, Co-founder & CEO of Tray.io

On Founder Real Talk episode #24, I talk with Rich Waldron, Co-founder and CEO of Tray.io. Tray is leading the next generation of workflow and integration technology, allowing automation of business processes without IT. I was lucky enough to leadRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #23 With Dave McJannet, CEO of Hashicorp

On Founder Real Talk episode #23, I talk with HashiCorp CEO Dave McJannet from an interview recorded live at Evolving Enterprise, GGV Capital’s annual enterprise conference in March 2019.  Dave joined HashiCorp as CEO about three years ago when theRead More…

Congratulations VDOO on Raising a $32M Series B Funding Led by GGV Capital and WRVI Capital

At GGV, we’re delighted to announce today that we’ve formally partnered with VDOO, the leading IoT device security company, leading the company’s $32M Series B financing along with WRVI Capital.  The company’s existing investors including 83North and Dell Capital, alongRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #22 With Kevin Hartz, Co-founder, Chairman & former CEO, Eventbrite

On Founder Real Talk episode #22, I have the good fortune of chatting with Kevin Hartz, the co-founder, Chairman and former CEO of Eventbrite. Kevin has been a serial founder (he also founded and took public a second company, Xoom,Read More…

Congratulations Kong on Raising $43M Series C Funding

I’m delighted to announce that Kong, the world’s most popular open source API gateway — and API and service lifecycle management platform — has raised $43 million in a Series C financing with participation from GGV and existing investors including Index, Andreessen Horowitz, CRVRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #21 With Tom Turner, CEO of BitSight

On Founder Real Talk Episode #21 I have the good pleasure of talking to Tom Turner, the CEO of BitSight. We cover a broad range of topics including what its like to become CEO of a company with strong andRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #20 With Caryn Marooney, Former VP Global Communications at Facebook

On Founder Real Talk episode #20 with the incomparable Caryn Marooney, we tap into Caryn’s experience and wisdom to explore issues around marketing, brand and communications. Want to know what to focus on when it comes to a startup brand?Read More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #19 With Tim Westergren, Founder of Pandora

In Founder Real Talk episode #19, I host Tim Westergren, the founder and one-time CEO of Pandora, the pioneer in streaming music. Having known Tim since the early days of Pandora (2005 era!) and having been lucky enough to investRead More…