TechCrunch Live (previously known as Extra Crunch Live) is ending the year strong with a slate of fantastic speakers. We’re speaking to Eugenio Pace from AuthO and Sunil Nagaraj from Ubiquity Ventures. Then, our last show of 2021 will feature Alyson Watson from Modern Health and investor Annie Case from Kleiner Perkins.
We’re thrilled with the response to TechCrunch Live. Over the last year, we’ve had great speakers telling amazing stories of growth, exits and failure. Just recently, Laela Sturdy and Vlad Magdalin spoke on mixing the personal with the professional in startup fundraising. Aileen Lee and Rachel Carlson walked through Guild Education’s early pitch deck and we learned how Lunchclub landed a preemptive term sheet from Lightspeed.
TechCrunch Live is specifically designed to help founders build better venture-backed businesses. We do this by bringing together startup founders and the investors who back them to talk about what, specifically, helped close the deal. What metrics are the investors looking at? What questions did the founders answer that made the VCs want to learn more? How did the founders communicate their grand vision, and their step-by-step plan to getting there?
We cover all this — complete with a look at these companies’ early pitch decks, and more — on TechCrunch Live. TechCrunch Live is also home to the TCL Pitch-off, where founders in the audience can get on our virtual stage to pitch their startup to our esteemed guests and get their live feedback.
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And without any further ado, here is a look at the outstanding guests joining us on TechCrunch Live in December.
Eugenio Pace (Auth0) + Sunil Nagaraj (Ubiquity)
December 1 – 3pm ET/12pm PT
After a decade at Microsoft, Eugenio Pace started his own company in the form of Auth0, which has more than 9,000 customers and secures 4.5 billion login transactions per month, ultimately getting acquired by Okta for $6.5 billion. Hear on TechCrunch Live how Pace worked with Ubiquity Ventures founding partner Sunil Nagaraj in the early days to grow toward this astounding exit.
Alyson Watson (Modern Health) + Annie Case (Kleiner Perkins)
December 8 – 3pm ET/12pm PT
Following product and business development roles at Uber, Annie Case joined Kleiner Perkins in 2018. She led Modern Health’s Series A round in 2019, and the startup, founded by Alyson Watson, has now grown to raise more than $160 million in funding. Hear how Case and Watson chose one another a few years ago and how they work together moving forward.