20VC: Lightspeed Partner, Merci Victoria Grace on The Future of Collaboration Tools, Bundling vs Unbundling, Synchronous vs Asynchronous & What It Means To Productise The S*** Out of Venture

Merci Victoria Grace is a Partner @ Lightspeed Venture Partners, among the valleys leading endeavor firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Snapchat, Mulesoft, Affirm, AppDynamics and more. As for Merci, prior to entering the world of endeavor, Merci invested 3 years at Slack including as Head of Growth where she grew the development group to over 50 individuals and drove DAUs from 500K to 5M in under 2 years. Merci is also the Founder of Women In Product a worldwide neighborhood of extraordinary females in item management.
In Todays Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Merci made her method into the world of endeavor having led the growth group at Slack for close to 3 years?
2.) Merci has been working to productise venture, so what core elements of endeavor require productising? What systems and tools has Merci put in location to develop an item around these procedures and methods? What have been the most significant challenge in the attempt to productise VC?
How does the decision-making procedure appearance like at Lightspeed? How does Merci use post mortems to assist her improve post having lost a deal? What internal tech stack does LSVP run itself on?
4.) How does Merci see the future of the cooperation tools market? Are we getting in a duration of bundling or unbundling? How does Merci feel about the debate between simultaneous and asynchronous? How does Merci identify in between those who have grown sustainably vs unsustainably in the time of COVID?
5.) Why do the majority of collaboration tool start-ups fail? What do they get so incorrect in their go-to-market? For those that succeed, what are the commonalities in those that succeed? Why is being proficient at Twitter a competitive benefit? How does Merci feel about the Superhuman, high touch onboarding style?
Products Mentioned In Todays Show:
Mercis Fave Book: Never Split The Difference: Negotiate As If Your Life Depended on It
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