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Blake is a partner at one of the most well known SaaS venture capital firms in the world, OpenView Venture Partners, based in Boston. He spends most of his time trying to advance the product-led growth movement, both through thought leadership and investing at pioneers like Expensify and Calendly. He's been a VC since 2007, and prior to OpenView was at Battery Ventures, where he invested in companies like Glassdoor, Wayfair, and Optimizely.
What You’ll Learn
- Product-led growth means focusing on the end-user
- VCs differentiate by recognizing that they’re basically auditioning for the board
- A key mistake of startups is a lack of focus
- VPs of sales/marketing need to be flexible and willing to reinvent themselves