Join today’s Live with a talk on founder-investor relationships and product launch timing –


Today’s Live event should be fantastic. We have Vanessa Larco, a partner at NEA, and Deon Nicholas, co-founder and CEO of Forethought AI, and they promised not to get rowdy. That basically means they’re going to get rowdy, and I’m here for it. The two have a great working relationship and we’re going to share some advice and lessons on how to build a founder/investor relationship, as well as product launch timing and winning a startup competition – Forethought AI won Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2018 .

The event will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, but if you sign up for Hopin you can ask questions, network with the guests and sign up for Pitch Practice.

Register here!

And this is Live’s last week on Hopin. Starting next week, Live will move to Grip, which should make it easier to register and attend future Live events. We’re also changing the way startups sign up for Pitch Practice, using a single application. Look for the application next week. Live records weekly at 3:00 PM EDT/12:00 PM PDT.


Past Live Events

Mobility Markets and Brake Repair with Mike Ghaffary (Canvas Ventures) + Walker Drewett (NuBrakes)

Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, General Practitioner at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a fast-growing business driven by a market model, which is why Ghaffary led the company’s Series A. The product is simple: on-demand vehicle brake repair services. Hear how Drewett raised capital and built NuBrakes based on the lessons of his previous startup, NuWash (they’re on-demand car washes, of course).


Funding Radical Startups Addressing Climate Change with Natel Energy and Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Gia Schneider has raised $65 million along the way to unlock distributed hydropower. In July 2021, Breakthrough Energy Ventures’ Libby Wayman led Natel Energy’s $20 million Series B, and on June 8, 2022, the two industry leaders spoke on Live. We take a look at Natel Energy’s early pitch deck and hear how Scneider has won Wayman’s company.