Thursday Nov 2nd
Scaling Teams From Hyper-Growth Through IPO
Join Eric Ries and leading operator and venture capitalist Jeff Jordan in a conversation about scaling hyper-growth businesses, building enduring high-performing teams, and how to create a strong operational foundation to sustain a company through IPO. Before becoming a venture capital at Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Jordan was at the helm of two rapidly growing business—as President of PayPal and later as CEO of OpenTable, where he successfully took the company public during the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Now Jeff applies those learnings through his investment strategy in marketplace businesses and as a board member on such leading companies as Airbnb, Instacart, OfferUp, and Pinterest. Join Eric and Jeff as they talk about hiring and scaling teams, the metrics that matter, and how to stay focused and lead through an IPO. This conversation will be moderated by JP Mangalindan, Senior Correspondent at Yahoo Finance.