By: Alex Bard


At Redpoint, we believe that what distinguishes great businesses are a special combination of a timely market opportunity, a differentiated product strategy, and most importantly a team that has a collective set of experiences that gives them a unique vantage point into solving the problem and an authentic passion and intensity for getting it done. That is exactly why we invested in Fabric roughly two years ago.

Despite a growing mix of offerings that support and have catalyzed the ecommerce boom, the reality is that if you are a mid-sized and established brand, you have very few…

The Unique Journey From Fortune 100 Executive to Startup Entrepreneur

On Wednesday, July 28th at 12 PM PT, Redpoint Office Hours will welcome Padmasree Warrior, the Founder & CEO of Fable, the social reading platform that brings stories for everyone, anywhere.

Padma’s background is extremely impressive. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Microsoft and Spotify, was previously the CEO of NIO U.S., a manufacturer of smart, electric and autonomous vehicles that went public in 2018. …

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve raised our fourth growth fund as well as announce our newest partner, Jason Warner, who joins us after four years at GitHub.

We believe it’s more important than ever to back visionary founders, like the many we’ve had the privilege of working with over the last two decades. And we’re both excited and grateful to have the opportunity to continue that important work of partnering with entrepreneurs. That’s why it feels so meaningful to share that we’ve raised a new $725M fund, which marks our fourth Omega fund. …

By: Travis Bryant

Companies large and small must comply with an alphabet soup of data privacy and security regulations, from GDPR to CCPA and beyond. So for this past week’s Redpoint Office Hours, we were joined by some guests who are experts in advising in these areas, Todd Smithline and Derek Schwede from Smithline PC, a San Francisco law firm. They focus exclusively on technology transactions, product legal review and open source advising, and they also host a cross-firm, cross-company Privacy Discussion Group exploring CCPA, CPRA and GDPR from the perspective of cloud providers.

Todd and Derek helped attendees understand…

On Wednesday, June 23rd at 10:00am PT, Redpoint Office Hours will re-host Todd Smithline with (fingers-crossed) zero Zoom issues this time. Todd is the Managing Principal of Smithline PC, a San Francisco headquartered law firm focusing exclusively on technology transactions, product legal review and open source advising. He’s taught video game law at UC Berkeley School of Law since 2010 and is also an advisor for Token Transit, Rising Team, CrowdSmart, and a stealth company in the commercial contracting industry. Todd previously served as General Counsel of Marimba, Inc. …

By: Emily Man

Fundraising can too often feel like a black box. So for our latest Office Hours, we asked Waseem Daher, Founder and CEO of Pilot, to join us for an inside look at how he manages the fundraising process. As a 3x founder who has successfully navigated two exits — selling Ksplice to Oracle in 2011 and Zulip to Dropbox in 2014 — Waseem is a fundraising expert. His current company, Pilot, specializes in bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for high-growth technology companies and has raised more than $150 million to date.

The candid conversation touched on a…

By: Urvashi Barooah

Redpoint Office Hours is our monthly event series bringing 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 hosted Andy Rachleff to discuss product-market fit: what it is (and isn’t); how to measure it; and how to double down on it. Andy is the clear expert in this area, widely credited with coining the term and popularizing the concept as well as having achieved it as a founder, examining it…

Fundraising is rarely an easy process — but the right preparation and intel can make all the difference. In our next Office Hours coming up on Wednesday, May 19th at 10:00 AM PT, three-time founder Waseem Daher will join Redpoint investor Emily Man for a conversation on:

  • The KPIs investors look for
  • Which questions investors ask
  • What you need to succeed at the various stages of investment

As the CEO & Co-Founder of Pilot, which specializes in bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for high-growth startups, Waseem is a three-time entrepreneur with two successful exits. …

By: Satish Dharmaraj, Sai Senthilkumar, and Patrick Chase

Over the past decade, compute and storage capabilities have dramatically increased through macro-trends in cloud computing, allowing businesses to store and analyze data with increasing granularity. Time-series data has been the fastest-growing category of data over the past two years and has become ubiquitous.

Machine data from IoT devices, vehicles, smart homes, and manufacturing lines to name a few, generate vast amounts of time-series data. We see even more volume with our software systems: time-series data from applications, microservices, VMs, containers, and servers need to be closely monitored. The financial and retail…

On Thursday, May 6th at 11:30 AM PT, Redpoint Office Hours will host product-market fit expert Andy Rachleff. Andy is Wealthfront’s co-founder and CEO and also a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on technology entrepreneurship. Prior to starting Wealthfront, Andy co-founded and was General Partner of Benchmark Capital, where he was responsible for investing in numerous successful companies including Equinix, Juniper Networks, and Opsware. Andy defined the term “product-market fit,” which has been a goal for investors and entrepreneurs for over the past decade.

Redpoint investors Medha Agarwal and Urvashi Barooah will…

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