Stephanie Zhan from Sequoia and Nick Fajt from Rec Room join us on Extra Crunch Live


Sequoia is one of the most prestigious and successful venture capital firms to ever exist. The company’s portfolio includes Airbnb, 23andMe, Docker, Dropbox, Figma, and GitHub – and that barely covers the first half of the alphabet. (Sequoia’s website lists portfolio companies in alphabetical order.)

So it goes without saying that we are absolutely delighted that Sequoia partner Stephanie Zhan and Rec Room founder Nick Fajt are joining us on Extra Crunch Live in the coming weeks.

Rec Room is a Seattle-based startup that lets users not only play games, but also create them together with their friends. The gaming world has seen a huge boom in the wake of the pandemic, and Rec Room is thinking in the future about what the game looks like not just as a user, but as a creator.

The company raised nearly $ 150 million, and Sequoia led Rec Room’s Seed and Series A funding rounds.

Stephanie Zhan was part of Sequoia’s startup and seed investment team, with a portfolio that includes Sunday (outdoor home subscription service), Linear (issue tracking tool for modern developers). ) and Middesk (background checks for businesses). She has also helped lead investments in Graphcore (microprocessors for artificial intelligence), Evervault (development tools for data privacy) and Doppler (secret management for developers).

Prior to joining Sequoia, Zhan held product positions at Google and Nest.

This founder / investor duo will tell us how they met, what made them choose each other and how they worked together and overcome obstacles to move forward. SIGN UP HERE FOR FREE!

Extra Crunch Live also features ECL Pitch-off, where audience founders will have the opportunity to virtually raise their hands and pitch on our stage to our guests, who will give their live commentary.

Anyone can attend Extra Crunch Live, but access to on-demand content is only available to Extra Crunch members. And damn it, the Extra Crunch library is a hell of a resource. If you are not yet a member, what are you waiting for? Register here.

This episode of Extra Crunch Live, which takes place on August 18 at 3 p.m. ET / noon PT, is not to be missed. We’ll see each other there!

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