There is one thing that companies and individuals aren’t short of: business ideas. Knowing how to spot the next big thing and being certain that there is a market for it is one thing; it’s another to gather all that information quickly and accurately, and analyze it so that you can make the best investment decisions—and maximize your ROI.
Join Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey) CEO Zander Lurie, Altimeter Founder Brad Gerstner, and Cowboy Ventures Founder Aileen Lee, as they discuss how proprietary insights drive the best data-driven investment decisions.
Watch the recording of this BattleFin + Momentive Thought Leadership webinar from Wednesday, August 11th at 10AM ET.
In the ever-evolving business landscape, Zander Lurie has proven himself a man comfortable with change. From his start with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers to positions with JPMorgan Chase, to leading roles with CNET Networks, CBS Interactive, GoPro, and his current responsibility as CEO of Momentive, Zander has taken whatever the world has thrown at him, and changed business for the better. This could be because of his no-nonsense, do-whatever-it-takes attitude. Or maybe it’s his wide range of interests, and passion for taking on new challenges.
A securities lawyer, Brad Gerstner graduated from HBS in 2000 and joined General Catalyst. He left GC and became co-CEO of NLG, an early online travel start-up purchased in part by IAC. He co-founded Openlist.com, a local search start up that was self-funded and sold to Marchex; He was a partner at PAR Capital, a multi-billion hedge fund in Boston before launching his own fund - Altimeter Capital - on November 1, 2008. He is on the board of Orbitz, and is an angel investor in private deals including Farecast (sold to Microsoft), Zillow, Real Self, Nor 1, and Silver Rail Technologies. He is also incubating a new start up in the hotel search space called Room 77.
Aileen is the founder of Cowboy Ventures. She loves partnering at the earliest stage with startup teams to build products customers love and to help them scale to build aspirational companies. She works with both enterprise and consumer-oriented tech startups, starting at seed stage and staying involved for many years beyond.
Prior to Cowboy, she joined the venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999. At KPCB, she worked hands-on with a range of consumer, enterprise, and greentech companies including Bloom Energy (BE), Rent the Runway, Shopkick, Tellme, and Trendyol. During that time she was also founding CEO of KPCB-backed RMG Networks, a leading digital out-of-home media company. Aileen also held operating roles at Gap. Inc. and started her career at Morgan Stanley.