20VC: Biggest Lessons From Opendoor’s Scaling Journey, How To Implement Systems for Growth & The Right Way To Structure Customer Discovery Processes with Julia DeWahl, Angel Investor

Julia DeWahl is among the increasing stars of the Silicon Valley angel investor community with a portfolio including the likes of Linear (Sequoia-backed), Modern Fertility (USV backed) and Primer (Founders Fund backed). Prior to angel investing Julia was one of the first 10 employees at Opendoor seeing their hyper-growth first hand in various roles from Head of Seller Experience to being General Manager of Pheonix & & City Operations. Prior To Opendoor, Julia invested 3 years as an expert at Bain. If that was not enough, Julia is also a passionate cyclist and is establishing a femaless cycling garments line along with her investing.
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In Todays Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Julia made her method into the world of start-ups with Opendoor from Bain and how that position at Opendoor resulted in her angel investing? What were the 1-2 takeaways for Julia from her time at Opendoor that have most affected how she angel invests today?
How does one select the customers to go deep with? How does Julia structure the process? How does one determine the feedback to accept vs which to decline?
How does Julia think about carrying out systems for growth? How does Julia figure out the metrics to focus and track on? How does Julia balance in between development vs profitability?
Does Julia believe individuals can actually scale with the business? How does Julia advise generalists to endure and flourish in a scaling organisation?
What have been some of Julia greatest lessons of what it takes to be successful as an angel today? How does Julia measure her own success as an angel?
Items Mentioned In Todays Show:
Julias Fave Book: The Courage To Be Disliked: How to free yourself, alter your life and attain genuine happiness
Julias Most Recent Investment: Primer: Homeschool with superpowers
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