It’s been an Extra Crunch summer. We have heard how build your presentation around the one thing that really hooks an investor, and how Retail Zipline’s Melissa Wong’s industry experience ticked all the boxes for Emergence when raising your Series A. And that’s just the the tip of the iceberg.
We’ve also had a look at the companies in Disrupt Startup Alley in our summer episodes of Extra Crunch Live: Startup Alley Edition.
But there’s more where that came from this fall. Without further ado, check out the amazing speakers joining us in the upcoming Extra Crunch Live episodes.
Oh, and by the way, let’s change the name. From now on, ECL will be known as TechCrunch Live. Here’s why: We realized that hanging out with TechCrunch in this context should be accessible to everyone. We interview startup founders and the investors who fund them to find out how the deal is actually done, and we enlist people in the audience to get expert feedback from our guests. Everyone should be able to benefit from that.
That’s why we called the series TechCrunch Live, as the live event hasn’t been a benefit of EC members for quite some time. Although the live portion is free upon registration, TechCrunch Live video replays will remain behind the paywall.
So, let me try again.
Here are the next speakers who will join us at TechCrunch Live in October.
Nicole Quinn (Lightspeed Venture Partners) + Vlad Novakovski (Lunchclub)
October 6 – 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
Lightspeed Partner Nicole Quinn has dedicated her career to helping startups reach their target audience on digital platforms. Its portfolio includes Cameo, Zola, Goop, Calm, and Haus Laboratories, among others. Hear Quinn and Lunchclub founder Vlad Novakovski talk about how they came together for the startup’s Series A, and get your feedback on their startup’s promotional speech!
Shawn Carolan (Menlo Ventures) + Chris Britt (Timbre)
October 13 – 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
Chime, run by Chris Britt, has raised more than $ 2 billion, with a valuation of $ 25 billion. Hear Britt, along with Menlo Ventures investor and partner Shawn Carolan, share how the company obtained its previous financing and how they have planned growth strategies since then. Carolan and Britt will also hear live performances from the audience and give their comments.
Mark Goldberg (index) + Jessica McKellar (pilot)
October 20 – 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
Jessica McKellar’s Pilot has taken an old-school business (tax, accounting, etc.) and simplified it through software, with over $ 160 million in funding. Index led rounds A and B of the company. At TCL, we will hear why Index doubled down with partner Mark Goldberg and McKeller, and they will provide live commentary on the launches from the audience.