Early Stage SF is across the nook, and we’re greater than excited for this model new occasion. The intimate gathering of founders, VCs, operators and tech trade specialists is all about giving founders the instruments they should discover success, irrespective of the problem forward of them.
Struggling to know the authorized points of working an organization, like negotiating cap tables or hiring worldwide expertise? We’ve bought breakout periods for that. Questioning learn how to go about fundraising, from getting your first sure to figuring out the suitable buyers to planning the timeline on your fundraise dash? We’ve bought breakout periods for that. Development advertising and marketing? PR/Media? Constructing a tech stack? Recruiting?
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Hoffman + Guo
Right now, we’re very proud to announce considered one of our few Principal Stage periods that will probably be open to all attendees. Reid Hoffman and Sarah Guo will be a part of us for a dialog round “How To Elevate Your Sequence A.”
Reid Hoffman is a legendary entrepreneur and investor in Silicon Valley. He was an Govt VP and founding board member at PayPal, earlier than occurring to co-found LinkedIn in 2003. He led the corporate to profitability as CEO earlier than becoming a member of Greylock in 2009. He serves on the boards of Airbnb, Apollo Fusion, Aurora, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Microsoft, Nauto, and Xapo, amongst others. He’s additionally an achieved writer, with books like Blitzscaling, The Startup of You, and The Alliance.
Sarah Guo has a wealth of expertise within the tech world. She began her profession in highschool at a tech agency based by her mother and father, referred to as Casa Programs. She then joined Goldman Sachs, the place she invested in growth-stage tech startups resembling Zynga and Dropbox, and suggested each pre-IPO firms (Workday) and publicly traded corporations (Zynga, Netflix, and Nvidia). She joined Greylock Companions in 2013 and led the agency’s funding in Cleo, Demisto, Sqreen and Utmost. She has a specific deal with B2B functions in addition to infrastructure, cybersecurity, collaboration instruments, AI, and healthcare.
The format for Hoffman and Guo’s predominant stage chat will probably be acquainted to of us who’ve adopted the buyers. Will probably be an up to date, in-person mixture of Hoffman’s famously annotated LinkedIn Sequence B pitchdeck that led to Greylock’s funding, and Sarah Guo’s in-depth breakdown of what she appears for in a pitch.
They’ll lay out a variety of universally relevant classes that folk searching for Sequence A funding can be taught from, tackling every from their very own distinctive views. Hoffman has years of expertise in consumer-focused firms, with a particular experience in community results. Guo is likely one of the high minds with regards to funding in enterprise software program.
We’re completely thrilled about this dialog, and to be trustworthy, the whole Early Stage agenda.
The way it works
Right here’s the way it all works:
There will probably be about 50+ breakout periods on the occasion, and attendees could have a possibility to attend at least seven. The periods will cowl all of the core subjects confronting early-stage founders — up via Sequence A — as they construct an organization, from elevating capital to constructing a staff to development. Every breakout session will probably be led by notables within the startup world.
Don’t fear about lacking a breakout session, as a result of transcripts from every will probably be accessible to point out attendees. And many of the of us main the breakout periods have agreed to hold on the present for at the least half the day and take part in CrunchMatch, TechCrunch’s app to attach founders and buyers based mostly on shared pursuits.
Right here’s the effective print. Every of the 50+ breakout periods is proscribed to round 100 attendees. We anticipate much more attendees, in fact, so signups for every session are on a first-come, first-serve foundation. Purchase your ticket right now and you may join the breakouts that we’ve introduced. Move holders may even obtain 24-hour advance discover earlier than we announce the following batch. (And sure, you’ll be able to “drop” a breakout session in favor of a brand new one, within the occasion there’s a schedule battle.)
Seize your self a ticket and begin registering for periods proper right here. sponsors can hit up the staff right here.