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  • PlayVS: Changing the Game for Esports

    I grew up as a nerdy gamer, and these days I’m not afraid to admit it. From old school text-based MUDs to early RTSs, FPSs, and MMOs; I was playing. I met friends IRL and over the Internet. I learned how to socialize, strategize, lead, support, persevere, have fun, and compete. At the same time, I was a student athlete. I was a competitive swimmer for my club team as well as my high school team, often working out 9-10 times a week and sometimes 5 hours a day.  I ended up recruiting a…

  • Choosy: Ushering in a New Era of Fashion and Commerce

    Back in the early 2000s, I remember tearing through the pages of Teen Vogue to check out the latest in celebrity fashion. While I knew how to get my hands on those Juicy Couture tracksuits, not everything was that easy. That dress that Marissa wore to prom on The O.C.? I needed that. But where could I find it? Could I even afford it? Back then, we were accustomed to four fashion seasons per year, all of which required six months of lead time and offered little flexibility. Zara, of course,…

  • The Scorecard: Outcomes, Accountabilities, and Competencies

    Search partners. Position descriptions. Compensation reports. Best Practices. Company Culture. These are just a few of the themes that fill my inbox, my ear buds, my meetings, and even more so—my mind. The common thread woven through these topics? Hiring. In my position as a Talent Partner at one of the world’s largest VC firms, I have my finger on the pulse of dozens of growing startups’ executive hiring needs at any given time; it has become not only my job but my passion to…

  • SaaStr Podcast Episode 171

    I recently connected with Harry Stebbings of SaaStr to chat about the evolution of opensource software. We covered developer demand, business modeling, founder conviction, market appeal and more. Check it out HERE.

  • Matroid: Bringing the Future Into Focus with Computer Vision

    Software may have eaten the world, but artificial intelligence has rapidly climbed to the top of the technology food chain. Its appetite is enormous, and its application will be universal. These days it’s rare to see a company pitch that doesn’t talk about how they are (or will be) using AI or machine learning, often across many aspects of the business and usually focused on making an ever-growing volume of data more accessible, insightful and actionable. Many of the world’s…