Check out the all-star speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in August
Extra Crunch Live has taught us a lot. From how Retail Zipline’s Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital (https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/11/how-retail-ziplines-series-a-pitch-deck-ticked-every-box-for-emergence-capital/) to how Coda perfected the growth fly wheel, much to the delight of Madrona’s S. Somasegar (https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/17/ceo-shishir-mehrotra-and-investor-s-somasegar-reveal-what-sings-in-codas-pitch-doc/) to Toast’s ongoing obsession with its customers, and why its investors are obsessed with Toast (https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/08/toasts-aman-narang-and-bvps-kent-bennett-on-how-customer-obsession-is-everything/) .
And that’s just the tip of the Extra Crunch Live (https://techcrunch.com/ecl/) iceberg.
But there’s plenty more where that came from.
Without further ado, here’s a look at what you can expect in August:
STARTUP ALLEY EDITION:
Edith Yeung (Race Capital) + Laela Sturdy (CapitalG)
August 4 – 12pm PT/3pm ET
REGISTER FOR RACE CAPITAL AND CAPITALG (https://hopin.com/events/extra-crunch-live-startup-alley-edition-w-edith-yeung-and-laela-sturdy?ref=8e6debd80dd4)
Check out the Startup Alley companies that will exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 in an episode dedicated to the art of the pitch. Expert VCs will give their live feedback to quick elevator pitches. Hear about the hottest new startups and learn a thing or two about how to nail your own pitch.
Image Credits: Race Capital / CapitalG
Jory Bell (Playground Global) + Jen Nwankwo (1910 Genetics)
August 11 – 12pm PT/3pm ET
REGISTER FOR PLAYGROUND GLOBAL AND 1910 GENETICS (https://hopin.com/events/extra-crunch-live-playground-global-and-1910-genetics?ref=4b050a1d474b)
After the last year+, VC money has been pouring into biotech companies, and 1910 Genetics is no different. Hear from founder and CEO Jen Nwankwo and investor Jory Bell, from Playground Global, about how to fundraise in the bio/health tech sector and use that financing to your advantage.
Image Credits: Playground Global / 1910 Genetics
Stephanie Zhan (Sequoia Capital) + Nick Fajt (Rec Room)
August 18 – 12pm PT/3pm ET
REGISTER FOR SEQUOIA CAPITAL AND REC ROOM (https://hopin.com/events/extra-crunch-live-sequoia-capital-and-rec-room?ref=cc6f33dc754d)
Sequoia is one of, if not the, biggest names in VC. On this episode of ECL, hear from Sequoia partner Stephanie Zhan and Rec Room CEO Nick Fajt about how the two came together for the startup’s seed round, why Zhan also led the Series A and how it has gone on to raise nearly $150 million in funding.
Image Credits: Rec Room / Sequoia Capital
Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) + Rachel Carlson (Guild Education)
August 25 – 12pm PT/3pm ET
REGISTER FOR COWBOY VENTURES AND GUILD EDUCATION (https://hopin.com/events/extra-crunch-live-with-cowboy-ventures-and-guild-education?ref=2981607eb662)
Aileen Lee is one of the most sought-after and well-respected VCs in the country. Hear the Cowboy Ventures founder and GP talk through her criteria for investment and how Guild Education’s Rachel Carlson met, and even exceeded, that criteria. The founder/investor duo will also give their live feedback on startup pitches from the audience.
Image Credits: Cowboy Ventures / Guild Education
As a reminder, Extra Crunch Live is all about helping founders build better venture-backed businesses. We do that by (duh!) talking to founders and the investors who finance them. Extra Crunch Live also features the ECL Pitch-off, where founders in the audience can come on our virtual stage to pitch their wares to our expert guests and learn how to crush their pitch.
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Toast’s Aman Narang and BVP’s Kent Bennett on how customer obsession is everything (https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/08/toasts-aman-narang-and-bvps-kent-bennett-on-how-customer-obsession-is-everything/)