Entrepreneurs have become investors a unique position in the world of technology, with experience on both sides of the table and a unique understanding of how enterprises should work and grow.
Alexa von Tobel takes this breadth of experience and unique ideas to a new level, as a founder who almost exclusively began his ventures in the midst of a recession. Therefore, it is not surprising that we are absolutely glad to have the opportunity to sit down (virtually, of course) with von Tobel for the episode Extra Crunch Live today at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET. (Full details after the jump.)
LearnVest was founded by von Tobel in 2006, shortly before the crash of 2008, and was ready to grow rapidly thanks to the economic landscape of the time. The personal finance platform raised a total of $ 72 million in subsequent years and was ultimately acquired Northwest Mutual Life Insurance in 2015,
In 2019, von Tobel launched Inspired Capital– A $ 200 million early stage company investing in Chief, Finix, SnackPass and Rho Business Banking.
And here we are in the midst of another recession with about 30 million people out of work mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Von Tobel says that in times of economic instability, startups have a real opportunity to collapse and accelerate.
We will talk with von Tobel about how she currently advises her portfolio companies, about the biggest lessons she has learned in her entire career, about her thoughts on how technology can improve diversity and engagement efforts in connection with the murder of George Floyd , and what are the trends and sectors that she is currently most interested in.
Extra Crunch members will be able to ask their own questions during the conversation, so if you are not yet an Extra Crunch member, be sure to do this before we get started.
von Tobel joined the star group of speakers on Extra Crunch Live, including Sequoia Rulof Botha, Julia Harz from Eventbrite, Sydney Sykes of BLCK VC, Superhuman Rahul Vohra, Eileen Lee from Cowboy VK and Ted Van, and Plaid in Zach Perret,
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