Featuring product experts from
20th August 2020
Avid Larizadeh Duggan OBE, Entrepreneur and Investor
Avid is the ex-COO of Kobalt—the music services unicorn. She has been a General Partner at Google Ventures, an Associate at Accel, and a Product Manager at Skype and eBay. Her angel investments include Okta, which went public in 2017.
Feedback from startups
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how it works.
We run private, one-on-one sessions with startups. The sessions are honest and candid, where founders share their real problems—they don't spend time pitching.
Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. We give recommendations and provide the startups with an action plan. Startups provide updates over time about their progress.
You're a founder of an early-stage business that has a live product, and at least some initial usage. This quote by Marc Andreessen describes your current situation:
You can always feel when product-market fit is not happening. The customers aren't quite getting value out of the product, word of mouth isn't spreading, usage isn't growing that fast, press reviews are kind of ‘blah’, the sales cycle takes too long, and lots of deals never close.
We're the team that established Startup Grind London.
17th June 2020
Matus Maar, Managing Partner at Talis Capital
Matus co-founded Talis Capital—a VC firm that invests $100M annually in $1M–10M deals. He previously co-founded Pirate Studios, the world's largest chain of rehearsal studios.
19th May 2020
Simon Rohrbach, Mentor at Index Ventures
Simon is a Mentor in Residence at Index Ventures—a VC firm that's regularly ranked in the top ten globally. He previously built and ran the Research & Design organisation at Deliveroo.
23rd April 2020
Fred Destin, Partner at Stride.VC
Fred is the founder of Stride.VC—a seed-stage fund operating in London and Paris. As a General Partner at Accel, he was an early backer in notable startups including Deliveroo and Zoopla.
25th March 2020
Dharmesh Raithatha, Partner at Forward Partners
Dharmesh is a Product Partner at Forward Partners—an £81M early-stage fund that has invested in 55+ companies primarily in Applied AI, Marketplaces, and E-Commerce.