10 Jul July 10, 2019 – Secrets of Venture Capital Scott Kupor and Product Innovator Tracy Hazzard
Scott Kupor – Author of Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It
One of the best tests of your mettle as an entrepreneur is can you find
a way to get someone to introduce you to various venture capitalists.
Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Scott is responsible for all operational aspects of running the firm. He has been with the firm since its inception in 2009 and has overseen its rapid growth. Scott served as a Chairman of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association in year 2017 – 2018. Also, Scott worked as a Vice President and General Manager of Software-as-a-Service at Hewkett Packard. In year 2007, Scott joined HP as part of the Opsware acquisition, where he was senior Vice President of Customer Solutions.
Tracy Hazzard – Inc. Columnist – Content Brand Strategist
I don’t believe in hope. Hope is not a plan and so we like to be
more calculated about it. We have introduced 200 products
with an 86% success rate.
Tracy Hazzard is an Inc. Innovation Columnist, Multi-awarded Designer & Product Strategist for Hazz Design. Tracy has ghost-designed, source and launched 250+ consumer products at e-commerce and mass-market retailers. She has worked with design-leading brands like Martha Stewart Living and Herman Miller to out-design, out-source and out-profit the competition for over 25 years. Tracy holds over 37 utility and design patents with an unprecedented 86% commercialization rate along with her partner, Tom Hazzard. Her rich professional experience has given her the expertise and genuine pulse to know what clients want and how brands can promote with purpose.