Hear how working from home is changing startups and investing at Disrupt 2020 – ProWellTech
Let’s just say it’s been a year. While some ambitious startups like InVision and GitLab have built their corporate cultures and hiring talent with a remote mindset, the reality is that the vast majority of founders never thought they needed to be socially distant from all of their employees. And it won’t change: Google recently announced that all of its employees will work from anywhere until summer 2021. We’re just getting started with this new business model.
Culture, productivity and speed are absolutely vital to the survival of early stage startups, but how do you build growth and momentum in a remote world? And how are investors approaching this new environment and the opportunities our evolving business models represent for us?
These are critical questions, which is why we’re hosting a panel of VC investor superstars to talk more about them in the Extra Crunch phase of ProWellTech Disrupt 2020.
First, we have Index Ventures partner Sarah Cannon, which is perhaps best known in the Valley these days for its ambitious bet behind the Notion productivity tool, which valued the relatively fledgling startup at $ 2 billion. Cannon also supported the Quill and Pitch messaging app, which offers collaboration on presentation documents. The future of work has been his daily bread and we are excited to know what he thinks the near future is in terms of productivity and how startups will grow in the future.
Next, we have Sarah Guo, who is the general partner of Greylock. Guo has also invested in the future of B2B work and tools, including the Clubhouse (not the Clubhouse you’re thinking of), which helps development teams collaborate more effectively. Additionally, he supported the Cleo family benefits platform and a panoply of cybersecurity companies, an area that has become hugely important as the classic work office perimeter has been replaced with employee laptops around the world. .
Third and last on this panel we have Dave Munichiello, which is a general partner of GV. It has backed a small social tool called Slack (I refuse to call it a productivity tool, but it might be one person’s opinion), as well as that remote startup GitLab, which received a valuation of over $ 3 billion and fintech under Plaid company, sold to Visa last year for $ 5.3 billion in one of the largest fintech releases of 2019.
From how to build products to how to build teams to what investors are looking for in startups in our crazy pandemic world, this panel has you covered. Also, as we are on the Extra Crunch phase of Disrupt 2020, we will answer questions from the audience during the discussion. So join the conversation as we understand what 2020 means for the startup world in this decade.
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