We jam with Eric Feng, Partner at Kleiner Perkins (KPCB) and Co-founder/CEO of Packagd. Unlike previous guests, Eric plays dual roles as both an operator and investor. 📈He is the co-founder of Packagd, a startup improving the mobile shopping experience, and is also a full-time partner at Kleiner Perkins. Eric's career is no short of amazing operational feats - he was also previously CTO at Flipboard, the Founding CTO and Head of Product at Hulu, and founder of a few others startups. In this episode, you will hear about Eric’s exciting journey navigating the world of startups and investing!
Part 2 of 3 of our LA Series 🌴 Eva Ho, General Partner at Fika Ventures, a technology fund she started which invests mainly in data-focused and AI-enabled start-ups. 📊As a Entrepreneur-in-Residence of LA, she's betting on the LA ecosystem. A serial entrepreneur and founder at heart, she was previously a founding General Partner at Susa Ventures and founding executive at Factual, a leading location data provider in Los Angeles. Ho comes from an eclectic background: She was born in China, but moved to Mozambique to escape communism with her family. At 7, they moved to Boston, where her parents later opened a small Chinese restaurant near Fenway Park. Soon Ho found herself graduating from Harvard and Cornell and entering into the fast-paced world of tech. Join us next week as we share her adventure and learnings along the way!
Alex Mittal is the Co-Founder and CEO at FundersClub, the world's first online VC platform. 💰With the aspiration of removing human bias from fundraising, FundersClub is an online marketplace that uses software and networks to discover, fund, and support founders. Previously, Alex was a serial entrepreneur, having buit everything from Crederity (background checking and data company) to Innova Dynamics (electronic materials and nanotechnology platform). In the episode, Alex also shares his unique upbringing having been raised by Chinese and Indian parents 👪, and how those values of always questioning and being capital efficient is instilled in FundersClub’s values.
🎙Today, we release a new episode with Dave Lu, Co-Founder of Pared and previously Fanpop 📈 💪. Dave co-founded restaurant labor marketplace: Pared. He was also previously founder and CEO of Fanpop, a destination website for fans of pop culture. Dave has also worked at some of the biggest names in consumer technology (Apple, eBay, Sony, Yahoo!). If you're interested in the transition from operator to start-up founder this is the episode for you!