Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live in April – TechCrunch





TechCrunch Live has an exciting slate of episodes scheduled for April. Speakers come from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and locations. As always, each episode features an entrepreneur presenting their first pitch deck with the investor who funded the company. We want to know how the Founder hooked the VC, what makes their partnership work, and how other Founders can improve their storytelling and presentation.

TechCrunch Live helps founders build better venture-backed companies. We do this by bringing together startup founders and the investors who back them to talk about what, precisely, helped close the deal. What indicators do investors look at? What questions did the founders answer that made VCs want to know more? How did the founders communicate their big vision and what was the step-by-step plan to get there?

TechCrunch Live is also home to the TCL Pitch-off, where founders from the public can take to our virtual stage to pitch their startup to our esteemed guests and get their live feedback.

As with any TechCrunch event, this weekly series also features networking so you can meet and greet fellow attendees.

The event takes place every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET and is free. Networking and pitch-off submissions begin at 11:30 a.m. PT, followed by the interview at 12 p.m. PT and the live pitch commentary session at 12:30 p.m. PT. Only TechCrunch+ members have access to the full library of on-demand content, so if you haven’t already, sign up now!

And without further ado, here’s a look at the exceptional guests joining us on TechCrunch Live in April.


Anish Acharya (a16z) + Alex Bouaziz (Deel)

April 20 – 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET

Alex Bouaziz co-founded Deel after facing major hurdles recruiting remote workers for another company. Since its inception in 2018, the company has raised $629 million. We hope you’ll tune in to the April 20 episode of TechCrunch Live to hear from Alex and Anish Acharya, General Partner at a16z and Series A lead investor at Deel. We’re excited to hear how Deel introduced himself to a16z and what lessons Bouaziz and Acharya learned along the way. Presented by JP Morgan.

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Picture credits: Andreessen Horowitz / Deel


Mathilde Collin (Forward) + Frédéric Kerrest (Okta)

April 27 – 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET

Mathilde Collin, co-founder and CEO of Front, has raised capital from a handful of less than traditional VCs, including Okta COO and co-founder Frederic Kerrest. Join TechCrunch Live on April 27 to learn about Collin’s unique fundraising strategy and how early-stage startups can raise money outside of traditional investors. Kerrest, who moonlights as a podcaster, ran Front’s Series C and released a book with the same title as his wonderful podcast: Zero to IPO.

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