The Importance of Building & Maintaining Good Developer Docs
On Wednesday, March 31st at 9:00 AM PT, Redpoint Office Hours will host Pavi Sandhu. Pavi has more than 20 years of experience leading documentation and user education initiatives, at companies such as Salesforce, Amazon, Mesosphere, and MongoDB. Pavi co-founded Salesforce’s learning platform, Trailhead, which now has more than two million users. He’s currently the founder and CEO of Therabot, a mental healthcare startup in San Francisco. He’s also the author of The MathML Handbook and has a PhD in physics from Boston University.
Redpoint investor, Astasia Myers, who has invested…
By: Ashley Law
Redpoint Office Hours is our monthly series where we bring together bright minds for spirited discussions on building and scaling great companies, as well as highlighting trends on the horizon. Previous topics have included developer evangelism, product-led growth, customer success game plans, and more.
We recently welcomed internal and executive communications expert, Daria Kissner, who previously built and led those functions for Google’s Ads and Commerce teams and YouTube. Now, as a strategic consultant, she helps early and mid-stage companies scale internal comms to support growth and evolution. Daria joined Redpoint EIR and former VP of Marketing…
Increasing Your Sales Impact During COVID-19
On Wednesday, March 3rd at 10:00 AM PT, Redpoint Office Hours will host Jim Benton, CEO of Chorus.ai, a leader in conversational intelligence. Jim is a revenue-generating visionary who is well versed in translating customer needs into innovative solutions. As Co-Founder of ClearSlide and later as CEO of Apollo, Jim helped create the Sales Engagement category. From Evite to AdBrite to ClearSlide, Jim has expanded new categories and scaled revenue teams from zero to tens of millions in SaaS revenue.
At Redpoint, we have been excited about the CFO tech stack for many years now and have written about our point of view on gaps in the market, the current landscape and buyer personas. One area of the stack that we believe is ripe for more innovation is B2B payments, i.e., the process through which businesses make payments and get paid. It is a large market — projected at ~$125T globally — and is largely manual today but has inherently viral properties (whenever a company pays a bill, it automatically connects their system with…
By: Alex Bard
In some ways, it’s no surprise that online sales are now expected to make up 19.2 percent of all U.S. retail spending by 2024. This trend has been building for a while: After all, Amazon has been redefining consumer expectations when it comes to shopping and buying for the past several decades. More recently, platforms like Shopify have become dominant as they’ve worked to support emergent direct-to-consumer startups and SMBs rise to the occasion with brands that delight customers.
But this dynamic has also exposed massive gaps for businesses as they scale, as most legacy infrastructure is…
On Wednesday, February 17th at 9:30 AM PT, Redpoint’s Tomasz Tunguz with host Office Hours with Allison Pickens, the former COO of Gainsight and one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. Throughout her time there, she scaled the SaaS company from $1M ARR to pre- IPO, along the way, creating the category of customer success software, and paving the way for Gainsight’s $1.1B sale. Today, she advises and invests in companies on these topics and others.
Allison is an incredible builder of teams. She’s written extensively on the topic and co-authored a book The Customer Success Economy.
In addition to talking…
By: Alex Bard
I was first introduced to Andrew Dudum, the CEO of Hims & Hers, in 2016 by Atomic’s Chester Ng. I was instantly impressed by Andrew’s energy, charisma and unbounded ambition. A year later Medha Agarwal, Ryan Sarver and I were sitting in Andrew’s office diving deeper into the vision for Hims & Hers and hearing about the initial success of the launch just weeks earlier.
The three of us walked away extremely excited by Andrew’s passion for broadly redefining healthcare and knew we had to move fast. The very next day the entire Redpoint partnership cleared our…
Internal Communications: Why It Matters & Where To Start
On Thursday, February 4th at 9:30 AM PT, Redpoint Office Hours will host Daria Kissner, who previously built and led internal and executive communications for Google’s Ads and Commerce teams and YouTube. Now, as a strategic consultant, Daria helps early and mid-stage companies scale internal communications to support growth and evolution. Hollie Wegman, a Redpoint EIR and previously VP of Marketing at Segment & Envoy, will host this session, which will focus on:
2020 brought a lot of change the whole world over. For many of us, the global pandemic marked a stark inflection point, which in turn invited a lot of reflection. So as this year comes to a close, we thought we’d look back on some of the exciting milestones for our leaders and companies — and offer some insights into what might be on the horizon.
Recap By: Ashley Law
Linda Tong’s professional journey has taken her across businesses of all sizes — from startups in hypergrowth mode to mature, multi-hundred million-dollar businesses. She started off in product marketing at Google, helping launch Google Chrome and Android. It was there that she felt inspired about the impact she could have on a startup, and from there she became a founding member at Tapjoy, and then, Nextbit. As an avid sports fanatic, she was lured to the NFL by Tom Brady (a story for another day!), and then held multiple roles at AppDynamics, where she was recently…
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