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Founder Real Talk Episode #14 with Jen Holmstrom, GGV’s Head of Talent

In episode #14 of the Founder Real Talk podcast, I host GGV’s incomparable Head of Talent, Jen Holmstrom, for a fact-filled conversation on attracting, retaining and getting the most out of your people.  We dig into issues such as tacticsRead More…

Why the Elastic IPO is So Important

Every so often an IPO emerges that has lasting impact on the market.  For example, despite the fact that in ’11 Zynga and Groupon had a huge amount of attention, another ’11 deal, the LinkedIn IPO, turned out to beRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #13 With Jay Kaplan, co-Founder & CEO of Synack

In episode #13 of the Founder Real Talk podcast, my guest host Crystal Huang and I are joined by Jay Kaplan, co-Founder and CEO of Synack. We cover a lot of ground including Jay’s unique perspective on the significant vulnerabilitiesRead More…

Congratulations Nozomi Networks on $30M Series C Funding

I’m very excited to announce that GGV Capital portfolio company Nozomi Networks has announced a $30M Series C financing. GGV led Nozomi’s Series A financing, along with our co-investor Lux Capital, two years ago in October 2016, and we alsoRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #12 With Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight

In episode #12 of Founder Real Talk, I’m joined by Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, as our guest.  We cover a broad array of topics including category creation, how user conferences can help build community early in a company’s life,Read More…

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…