Discover the incredible speakers who join us on Extra Cru… hum, TechCrunch Live – TechCrunch

It was an Extra Crunch summer. We heard how to design your pitch deck around the one thing that really hooks an investor, and how the industry experience of Retail Zipline’s Melissa Wong ticked all the boxes for Emergence when elevating her Series A. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

We also got a glimpse of the Disrupt Startup Alley businesses in our summer episodes of Extra Crunch Live: Startup Alley Edition.

But there is more to where it came from this fall. Without further ado, discover the incredible speakers who will join us in the next episodes of Extra Crunch Live.

Oh, and by the way, we’re changing the name. From now on, ECL will be called TechCrunch Live. Here’s why: We realized that dating TechCrunch in this context should be accessible to everyone. We’re interviewing startup founders and the investors who fund them to find out how the deal actually comes out, and we have people in the pitch to get expert commentary from our guests. Everyone should be able to benefit from it.

For this reason, we call the TechCrunch Live series, as the live event has not been of benefit to EC members for some time. While the live portion is free upon registration, TechCrunch Live video replays will remain behind the paywall.

So let me try again.

Here are the next speakers who will join us on TechCrunch Live in October.

Nicole Quinn (Lightspeed Venture Partners) + Vlad Novakovski (Lunchclub)

October 6 – 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

Nicole Quinn, Partner at Lightspeed, has spent her career helping startups reach their target audiences on digital platforms. Its portfolio includes Cameo, Zola, Goop, Calm and Haus Laboratories, among others. Hear from Quinn and Lunchclub founder Vlad Novakovski explain how they came together for the startup’s Series A and get their feedback on your startup’s pitch!


Image credits: Lightspeed Venture Partners / Lunchclub

Shawn Carolan (Menlo Ventures) + Chris Britt (Carillon)

October 13 – 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

Chime, led by Chris Britt, has raised over $ 2 billion, with a valuation of $ 25 billion. Listen to Britt, alongside Menlo Ventures investor and partner Shawn Carolan, explain how the company secured its previous funding and how it has developed a growth strategy since. Carolan and Britt will also hear live audience pitches and provide feedback.


Discover the incredible speakers who join us on Extra Cru… hum, TechCrunch Live - TechCrunch

Image credits: Menlo Ventures / Carillon

Mark Goldberg (Index) + Jessica McKellar (Pilot)

October 20 – 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

Jessica McKellar’s pilot took an old-fashioned business (taxes, accounting, etc.) and simplified it with software, with over $ 160 million in funding. Index led the A and B rounds of the company. On TCL, we’ll hear why Index dubbed partner Mark Goldberg and McKeller, and they’ll give live commentary on the audience’s arguments.


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