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The Twenty Minute VC (20VC): Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Release Date: 05/18/2022

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The Twenty Minute VC (20VC): Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

is the co-founder and CEO of , a leading HR technology company, currently valued at $5 billion. During the journey, Daniel has raised over $679M for Checkr from some of the best including , , Coatue, GV, and IVP to name a few. Prior to Checkr, Daniel was a software engineer and helped develop prototypes of the Mars Rover for NASA. Daniel has been recognized in Forbes “30 Under 30” and recently Checkr was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s best start-up employers. In Today’s Episode with Daniel Yanisse You Will Learn: 1.) The Origins of Checkr: The $5BN Company ...

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 is a General Partner @ , Bill, is widely recognized as one of the greats of our time having worked with the likes of GrubHub, NextDoor, Uber, OpenTable, Stitch Fix, and Zillow.  is the Global Managing Partner @ , one of the world’s most renowned and successful venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Google, Airbnb, Whatsapp, Stripe, Zoom and many more.  is a General Partner @ , one of the best performing funds of the last decade with a portfolio including Facebook, Airbnb, SpaceX, Stripe, Anduril, the list goes on.  ...

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is a Partner @ , one of the leading firms of the last 3 decades with a portfolio that includes the likes of UiPath, Miro, Spotify, and many more incredible companies. As for Sonali, Sonali led Accel’s investments in Avito (acquired by Naspers), Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), Primer, Monzo, Letgo (acquired by Naspers), Kry/Livi, Soldo, Hopin, and Sennder. Prior to Accel, Sonali was with Atlas Venture (now Accomplice). She also previously served on the board of Match.com (NASDAQ:MTCH). In Today's Episode with Sonali De Rycker You Will Learn: 1.) From Small Town in India To Leading Venture...

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is Managing Partner of , on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse founders over the next 20 years. From a kitchen table with his Co-Founder, Jarrid, Henri has scaled Harlem in just a few years to their latest fund last year of $134M, well over-subscribed from their $100M target. Prior to Harlem, Henri was in Private Equity at ICV Partners, and before PE was an Investment Banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In Today's Episode with Henri Pierre-Jacques 1.) From Kitchen Table to $134M Fund: How did Henri make his way into venture having had...

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is the CRO @ , the leading visual collaboration platform that helps bring teams together and meaningfully improves the way people work. At Miro, I run the go-to-market team of 700+ people across 11 global offices. Prior to Miro, Zhenya was the COO @ Segment where he built and ran the global go-to-market team of 200+ people, expanded the product-market fit into the Enterprise and grew revenue 6x, leading to their acquisition by Twilio for $3.2Bn. Finally, before Segment, Zhenya led a 100-person team at Dropbox across numerous different functional areas. In Today's Episode with Zhenya...

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The Twenty Minute VC (20VC): Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

is a serial entrepreneur and serves as the Chairman of ,  the CEO of  and the Creator & CEO of . Now Gary is a content machine and documents his life as a CEO daily through his social media channels which have more than 34 million followers and garnishes over 272 million monthly impressions/views across all platforms. He is also a five-time New York Times Best-Selling Author and is a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Snapchat, Coinbase and Uber. If this was not enough, Gary serves on the...

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is the Founder & CEO @ , it all started in 1995 when Nick opened the first location above his restaurant, Cafe Boheme, a members’ club for the local artists and actors of London. Today, Soho House is a global brand, a private members club that includes 33 Houses in 14 countries, with more openings in Europe, Asia, and North America on the horizon. In 2021, Nick took Soho House public on the NASDAQ, 25 years since opening the first location. If that was not enough, Nick is also the owner of Babbington House and Cecconi's, one of my favorite restaurants in London. In Today's Episode...

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is one of the leading growth practitioners of the last decade. Most recently, Adam was the Chief Product and Growth Offer at Imperfect Foods, where Adam built a 40-person product and growth organization, responsible for 70% of overall company metrics and growing revenue by 400% in one year to $600M annually. Before Imperfect, Adam spent 4 years as VP of Product and Growth @ Patreon, driving the company pivot and rebrand and helping the company scale to $1BN GMV and $100M in revenue. Finally, before Patreon, Adam was the Head of Growth @ Lyft, Adam was the first growth and marketing employee...

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Darius Contractor is one of the pre-eminent growth leaders of the last decade. As a growth OG, he has been VP Growth @ Airtable, where he led the growth, engineering, and product teams. Before Airtable, Darius was Head of Product Growth @ Facebook Messenger and finally, before Facebook, Darius spent 4 years as Head of Growth Engineering at Dropbox; here, Darius helped drive Dropbox to $100M in net new revenue through Dropbox Business. If that was not enough, Darius is also an active angel and fund investor with a portfolio including Calm, Airtable, Clubhouse, Census and LP checks in Maven Ventures and Long Journey Ventures.

In Today’s Episode with Darius Contractor You Will Learn:

1.) Darius Contractor: Entry into Growth:

  • How did Darius make his way into the world of growth? What was that first entry position?
  • What are 1-2 of the biggest takeaways for Darius from his time at Airtable, Dropbox and Facebook?
  • What 1-2 pieces of advice would Darius give to a growth leader starting a new role today?

2.) When is the Right Time:

  • What does the term"growth" really mean to Darius? How do so many confuse it?
  • When is the right time to make your first growth hire as a startup?
  • Should this hire be a junior growth person or a growth leader?
  • Should this initial growth team be placed inside an existing team or as a standalone team?
  • Where do so many startups make mistakes when making this first hire?

3.) Who To Hire:

  • How does one structure the process for your first growth hire? What are the stages?
  • What are the qualities that we are looking to uncover in these first hires?
  • What are the 4 interview stages to go through to test for these qualities?
  • How should founders use case studies and practicals as a way to test for these qualities?

4.) Onboarding and Integration:

  • What does the optimal onboarding process for new growth hires look like?
  • What do the best growth hires do in the first 30/60/90 days?
  • What are some early red flags that a new hire is a mis-hire?
  • How can leaders encourage cross-functional communication between growth and the rest of the org?