TechCrunch Live has an exciting series of episodes scheduled for April. Speakers come from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and locations. As always, each episode features an entrepreneur presenting their early pitch deck alongside the investor who funded the company. We want to know how the founder found the VC, what makes their partnership work, and how other founders can improve their storytelling and pitching.
TechCrunch Live helps founders build better venture-backed companies. We do this by bringing together startup founders and the investors who back them to talk about what exactly helped close the deal. What metrics are investors looking at? What questions did the founders answer that made VCs want to learn more? How did the founders communicate their big vision and what was the step-by-step plan to get there?
TechCrunch Live is also home to the TCL Pitch-off, where founders in the audience can step onto our virtual stage to introduce their startup to our valued guests and get their live feedback.
As with any TechCrunch event, this weekly series also features networking so you can meet and say hello to other attendees.
The event takes place every Wednesday at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET and is free to attend. Networking and pitch-off submissions will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT, followed by the interview at 12:00 p.m. PT and the live pitch feedback session at 12:30 p.m. PT. Only TechCrunch+ members get access to the full library of on-demand content. So if you haven’t already, sign up now!
And without further ado, here’s a look at the standout guests joining us on TechCrunch Live in April.
Anish Acharya (a16z) + Alex Bouaziz (Deel)
April 20 – 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET
Alex Bouaziz co-founded Deel after encountering major hurdles while hiring remote workers for another company. Since its inception in 2018, the company has raised $629 million. We hope you’ll tune in to the April 20 TechCrunch Live episode to hear from Alex and Anish Acharya, General Partner at a16z and the lead investor in Deel’s Series A. Bouaziz and Acharya learned along the way. Presented by JP Morgan.
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Mathilde Collin (front) + Frederic Kerrest (Okta)
April 27 – 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET
Mathilde Collin, co-founder and CEO of Front, raised capital from a handful of less-than-traditional VCs, including Frederic Kerrest, COO and co-founder of Okta. Join TechCrunch Live on April 27 to hear Collin’s unique fundraising strategy and learn how early-stage startups can fundraise outside of traditional investors. Kerrest, who works part-time as a podcaster, ran Front’s C series and has released a book with the same title as his wonderful podcast: Zero to IPO.
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