Sequoia’s Roelof Botha, who runs the company’s US service, has a portfolio that’s rather impressive. It consists of 23andMe, MongoDB, Eventbrite, Evernote,
Bird, Square, Tumblr, Unity, YouTube, and Xoom to name simply a few. And his perspective on the start-up community as a whole is unique because Sequoia purchases business at the extremely early phase and after that follows on with later phase investments as they grow, participating in the full life process of an organisation. We’re thrilled to have Botha sign up with
a definitely stacked agenda of speakers– including upcoming financiers Hunter Stroll and Kirsten Green, in addition to past speakers Mark Cuban, Aileen Lee and Ted Wang, Charles Hudson and Mitch and Freada Kapor– for our Additional Crunch Live series, which unites the leading minds in tech with our Additional Crunch audience. Even for a VC as skilled and accomplished as Botha, the coronavirus pandemic
represents a true Black Swan scenario for the tech environment and the economy at large. And the company felt it coming. Sequoia published a memo on March 5 caution of a drop in service activity, supply chain disturbances and a considerable softening of private fundings. One important line in the memo:” nobody ever is sorry for making fast and definitive adjustments to changing circumstances. “What should those modifications be? How should business leaders set about adjusting their strategies
and plowing through? What metrics should those leaders focus on both internally and in the process of fundraising? We’re going to chat with Botha about all that and far more, including his forecasts on
economic healing, the sectors he’s especially bullish on today, how he’s assessing business during this time, and what Silicon Valley may appear like in a post-COVID world. (Full Zoom details below.)I’m not going to be the only one asking concerns– Extra Crunch members can (and should!)ask their own concerns on the live Zoom call. Of
course, you have to be an Extra Crunch member to do so. Folks who are interested can subscribe right here. There will also be a live YouTube broadcast of the conversation listed below for anyone who wishes to let it play in the background or watch without taking part in the Q&A.
You can find the complete details of the Zoom after the dive. Arranging details Include the call details straight to your calendar with this link. Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.