If anybody knows early-stage investing and start-ups, it’s M.G. Siegler. As a general partner at GV, he’s personally invested in his fair share of spaceship companies early on in their lifecycles, consisting of Anchor, Slack, Medium and Stripe. He’s also a TechCrunch alum and a previous startup operator himself as a web dev. We’re thrilled to have Siegler joining us to speak about his financial investment experience and how his early profession as an author influenced his thinking about start-up success on Additional Crunch Live today live at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT.
Siegler’s profession in startups started in 2005, working in web development at a startup agency concentrated on tech customers. He later reported on startups at both VentureBeat and later TechCrunch, prior to ending up being a founding partner at CrunchFund and then eventually joining GV (then Google Ventures) to focus on early-stage business. In addition to the business noted above, Siegler has actually led investments in other successful early-stage business consisting of Universe, Giphy, The Players’ Tribune, CTRL-Labs and AltspaceVR.
At the outset of the current global pandemic, Siegler chatted with our own Lucas Matney about GV’s financial investment in mobile website-builder Universe and about how handling a portfolio modifications in light of travel and social distancing restrictions. We’ll find out from Siegler what the taking place months of living and operating in the context of COVID-19 have altered about his perspective and about the early-stage companies he’s working with and searching for prospective financial investment.
More broadly, Siegler likewise has a distinct viewpoint and sufficient experience when it pertains to early-stage startups and storytelling. His work as a reporter focused particularly on looking at brand-new and emerging technology business and assessing their capability to interact their aspirations, the issues they’re fixing and the technology they’re constructing. He brings that experience to his assessment of the investment potential of startups and their creators, and their ability to inform engaging and great stories about what they’re doing and why.
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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.