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Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced byRead more
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Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann Fireside with Sarah Tavel | #ProductSF

Dec 6, 2016

"Added product friction to improve content quality Early Pinterest"




At #ProductSF, Greylock's Sarah Tavel is joined by Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann to talk about the evolution of his roles as both CEO and product leader at a high growth company. Ben shares how thinks about distribution, hiring and scaling teams, and what makes a strong productRead more

Reid Hoffman | ABZ Planning

Oct 6, 2020

"The career jungle gym: entrepreneur by Reid Hoffman"



Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman discusses the ABZ planning framework, a key concept from his book The Startup of You. Hoffman revisits the concept for 2020 - which he refers to as "The Age of the Inconceivable" – offering a systematic approach to adaptation that allows for the pursuit ofRead more

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Dec 6, 2016

"Founder of Musically Alex Zhu pivoted from an education app to Tiktok"


4 co-founder and co-CEO Alex Zhu takes us through his journey coming from an enterprise software background to starting an education startup and then pivoting into He talks about the distribution hacks they used to instrument viral growth and how they think about fosteringRead more

The State of Gaming with Discord CEO Jason Citron | Greymatter

Nov 2, 2016

"How discord was born"



The global video game industry is thriving. According to PwC, gaming is expected to grow from $71.3 billion in 2015 to $90.1 billion by 2020. Jason Citron, the CEO and founder of Discord, understands this space very well. He started gaming on the NES when he was five, learned how to program gamesRead more

Mike Duboe | The Rise of Headless Commerce

Dec 1, 2020

"The unbundling of Shopify.@builderio have a case? 🤔"



While third-party apps like Shopify have made it possible for a company to get a virtual store up and running quickly, scaling that company requires higher levels of flexibility and control. Enter headless architecture, which allows companies to decouple the front end of the commerce platformRead more

Dave Morin Fireside with Josh Elman | #ProductSF

Jan 12, 2017

" Modeling the behavior that you want users to do"



Greylock's Josh Elman chats with Slow Ventures founder and partner Dave Morin about social networks, his experience building the Facebook platform, and learnings from his startup Path. #ProductSF is a product-centric event hosted by Greylock Partners. The conference brings together a community ofRead more

Reid Hoffman | Entrepreneurship and Loneliness

Dec 15, 2020

" “Hope is rational” One thing I love about builders and dreamers is when the self doubt gets a little too real They generally default to support rather than schadenfreude"

Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman and Blitzscaling co-author Chris Yeh, discuss why it’s so lonely to be an entrepreneur. In this podcast, Hoffman shares how he dealt with this challenge through both success (LinkedIn) and failure (SocialNet), and how entrepreneurs can find allies and aid inRead more
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