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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 by Greylock Partners.

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Entrepreneurship Now

Jul 9, 2020
43 min
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the environment for entrepreneurship. In many ways, entrepreneurship has become more challenging; in a few ways, and for a few people, it has become easier. For all of us among the broader society, it has become...
Jul 9, 2020 • 43 MIN

Breakthrough Innovation: Evolving into a Digital-First Business

Jul 7, 2020
44 min
Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie sat down with Greylock General Partner Sarah Guo on Greymatter to discuss his company’s journey during the past decade leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, how it has changed their product roadmap, and where he...
Jul 7, 2020 • 44 MIN

Building Companies in Times of Change

Jul 2, 2020
42 min
Reid Hoffman offers advice for the Class of startups in 2020. While there is a tendency for pundits to say that everything has changed, and that we’re in a new world, Reid posits that more is actually the same than different. Converting challenge...
Jul 2, 2020 • 42 MIN

Modernizing the Medical Experience

Jun 30, 2020
52 min
This episode of Greymatter is part of a series of conversations with Greylock-backed health technology startups. This episode features Pranay Kapadia, the CEO and co-founder of Notable Health, which has created software to automate one of the most...
Jun 30, 2020 • 52 MIN

Honoring the Alliance During Covid

Jun 25, 2020
38 min
In 2014, Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman co-authored The Alliance with Chris Yeh and Ben Casnocha. The book argued that in the modern economy, the key to a stronger, healthier, longer-lasting employee relationship was to be honest about the...
Jun 25, 2020 • 38 MIN

Supporting Working (From Home) Parents

Jun 23, 2020
32 min
Health tech startup Cleo CEO SJ Sachetti sat down with Greymatter to discuss how the company is quickly iterating products and services to meet the needs of working parents in the time of Covid-19 and beyond. SJ also shared her experience as a...
Jun 23, 2020 • 32 MIN

Blitzscaling During Covid

Jun 18, 2020
52 min
This episode of Greymatter is part of a series of conversations between Blitzscaling co-authors Reid Hoffman (who is also a general partner at Greylock) and Chris Yeh. While the disruption and turbulence associated with the Covid-19 pandemic is...
Jun 18, 2020 • 52 MIN

Covid is Reshaping Employee Care: How Great CEOs are Meeting the Moment

Jun 16, 2020
41 min
This episode, which features Grand Rounds CEO and co-founder Owen Tripp, is one in a series of Greymatter podcasts with health tech startup executives. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant downturn in business for many companies,...
Jun 16, 2020 • 41 MIN

Transformational Moments: Learning from Jeff Weiner

Jun 11, 2020
52 min
In May 2020, Jeff Weiner stepped down as CEO of LinkedIn after 11 amazing years. In this episode of Greymatter, Greylock partner and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman shares his favorite memories and most valuable lessons learned from working with...
Jun 11, 2020 • 52 MIN

Reid Hoffman on Planning for Volatility

Jun 9, 2020
33 min
This episode of Greymatter features a portion of a virtual town hall held in May with Greylock general partner and LinkedIn co-Founder Reid Hoffman, moderated by general partner David Thacker. Portfolio company founders joined the session to hear...
Jun 9, 2020 • 33 MIN

Growing Consumer Brands That Endure

Apr 22, 2020
45 min
How do you scale a consumer brand company to profitability without losing the human touch? Moreover, since marketplace platforms like Shopify have made it relatively simple to launch an ecommerce business, how do you stand out among the noise and...
Apr 22, 2020 • 45 MIN

Lessons Learned Growing Successful Marketplaces w/ Mike Duboe, Lenny Rachitsky, & Dan Hockenmaier

Dec 18, 2019
43 min
This episode of Greymatter is the third in a series of growth discussions featuring Greylock investor Mike Duboe. Lenny Rachitsky, former growth lead at Airbnb, and Dan Hockenmaier, founder of Basis One and former director of growth marketing at...
Dec 18, 2019 • 43 MIN

Chile, Entrepreneurs, Endeavor, and Global Lessons w/ Reid Hoffman Wences Casares

Dec 12, 2019
27 min
Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman, and Wences Casares, Greylock portfolio company CEO and founder of Xapo, are back for their second conversation. This time to discuss how blitzscaling works when you’re not in Silicon Valley or China. In this episode...
Dec 12, 2019 • 27 MIN

Argentina Entrepreneurship, Endeavor, and Global Lessons w/ Wences Casares and Reid Hoffman

Dec 6, 2019
31 min
Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman, and Wences Casares, Greylock portfolio company CEO and founder of Xapo, discuss what diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems like Argentina can teach Silicon Valley. This episode of Greymatter digs into how assumptions...
Dec 6, 2019 • 31 MIN

The Role of the Founder | Greymatter Podcast

Aug 1, 2019
32 min
This episode in the Greymatter Blitzscaling capsule series, with Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, discusses the role of the founder in a blitzscaling startup. Reid shares practical advice for choosing your co-founders and key characteristics of...
Aug 1, 2019 • 32 MIN

Building & Measuring Sustainable Growth Marketing Strategies | Greymatter

Jul 30, 2019
49 min
Greylock Investor Mike Duboe, Right Side Up CEO Tyler Elliston, and KeepTruckin VP of Data Science Kim Larsen discuss frameworks and tactics for successful growth marketing. This episode of Greymatter is the second in a series of growth discussions...
Jul 30, 2019 • 49 MIN

Nextdoor Co-Founder Sarah Leary on The Journey of the Pivot | #ProductSF

Dec 6, 2016
29 min
Nextdoor Co-Founder and VP of Marketing & Operations Sarah Leary talks about the journey of pivoting from FanBase to Nextdoor. She shares both the emotions and learnings their team took away from the pivot, and how they eventually identified the...
Dec 6, 2016 • 29 MIN

Musical.ly's Alex Zhu on Igniting Viral Growth and Building a User Community | #ProductSF

Dec 6, 2016
28 min
Musical.ly 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 Musical.ly. He talks about the distribution hacks they used to instrument...
Dec 6, 2016 • 28 MIN