Released July 15th, 2021
Founder's Field Guide
Spenser Skates - Challenging Big Ideas
Spenser Skates is the CEO and co-founder of Amplitude Analytics. We cover how Spenser’s long history in programming ties into his work at Amplitude today, the nuances of equity compensation, and his desire to see more direct listings vs. IPOs.
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Vinny Pujji - Calm: The Sleeping Giant
Vinny Pujji is a partner at Left Lane Capital. We cover how Calm used data to unlock a non-obvious source of demand, how the upfront subscription cost has allowed for pure operational focus, and what the competitive landscape looks like moving ahead.
Bill Gurley - Direct Listing vs. IPO
Bill Gurley is a general partner at Benchmark Capital. We cover the mathematics behind IPO underpricing, the brokenness of the traditional IPO process, and how direct listings help solves some of these challenges.
Eric Vishria - The Past, Present, and Future of SaaS and Software
Eric Vishria is a general partner at Benchmark Capital. We cover the different generations of SaaS and software businesses, why the future remains brighter than ever for companies building software products, and what impact their products will have on business in general.
Fireside Chat w/ Eric Vishria, Sarah Tavel & Spenser Skates
A discussion on the evolution of product management and what differentiates a good product from a great one.
Product Q&A with Spenser Skates
An in-depth discussion on product analytics and how important that is for startups to grow.
UserLeap & Differentiating Insights
An in depth overview of UserLeap and the value of qualitiative feedback from product users.
Amplitude has filed to go public. Read their early pitch decks.
Insight on the early stages of Amplitude and the pitch decks they used to raise Seed and Series A funding.
The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger
A book on Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Dr. Norman Borlaug. He is known for saving millions from starvation.