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Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.

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    • 4.2 • 92 Ratings

Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.

    Bipul Sinha & Nicole Perlroth | The Zero Trust Strategy

    Bipul Sinha & Nicole Perlroth | The Zero Trust Strategy

    As software and data management systems have evolved, so too have the cybersecurity threats targeting them. How can companies, government agencies, and individuals keep their data secure when risk is at an all-time high? Greylock general partner Asheem Chandna, New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, and Rubrik CEO and co-founder Bipul Sinha discuss the current world of cybersecurity, ransomware, and the need for everyone to adopt a "zero-trust" strategy to protect their data. You can read a transcript of this podcast here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/the-zero-trust-strategy/

    • 31 min
    Brian Chesky | People-First Capitalism

    Brian Chesky | People-First Capitalism

    A re-broadcast of our episode featuring Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky. Chesky joined Greylock partner Reid Hoffman on Greylock's Iconversations speaker series to talk about how he guided Airbnb from an 80% loss within the first two months of the pandemic to a record-breaking IPO by the end of 2020; why Silicon Valley needs to redefine how it measures growth; how Chesky’s design background informs Airbnb’s business strategy; and, ultimately, the importance of putting people first.
    You can read a transcript of this episode here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/airbnb-brian-chesky-people-first-capitalism/

    • 49 min
    Daversa Partners | Connecting Tech with the Next Generation of Black Executives

    Daversa Partners | Connecting Tech with the Next Generation of Black Executives

    Executive search firm Daversa Partners is working to change the reality of underrepresentation in tech. The firm has focused on increasing overall diverse representation for years, and is now launching a new program called Dreamscape that is dedicated solely to ensuring there is Black leadership on the boards and executive teams of the most important companies and investing firms in technology today. Dreamscape partners with tech companies such as Robinhood, Brex, and AppLovin, and venture capital firms such as Greylock, to connect Black executives with leadership opportunities.

    • 21 min
    Reid Hoffman | Vices and Virtues: Investing and Human Nature

    Reid Hoffman | Vices and Virtues: Investing and Human Nature

    Audio version of Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman's essay, "Human Nature in Vices and Virtues: An Adam Smith Approach to Building Internet Ecosystems and Communities," published on the Knight Foundation's website. Hoffman discusses how some of the most popular websites leverage some of humankind's less desirable attributes(e.g. "the 7 deadly sins"), and how entrepreneurs and investors can think about building based on virtuous traits.
    Read by Greylock marketing partner Elisa Schreiber. You can read the essay here:
    https://knightfoundation.org/human-nature-in-vices-and-virtues-an-adam-smith-approach-to-building-internet-ecosystems-and-communities/

    • 20 min
    David Sze | Nextdoor Reflections

    David Sze | Nextdoor Reflections

    On the day of Nextdoor's public debut, Greylock general partner David Sze looks back on his experience working with the social networking startup. Sze knew Nextdoor co-founders Nirav Tolia, Sarah Leary, and Prakash Janakiraman before the company was formed in 2008. While he did not invest in their original concept called Fanbase, Sze was among the first investors after the company’s pivot in 2011 into what it is today. Greylock first invested in Nextdoor in March 2012, led a $21.6 million investment round in October 2012, and has been an active partner to the company since. You can read a transcript of this podcast on the Greylock web site: https://greylock.com/portfolio-news/congrats-nextdoor/

    • 19 min
    Asheem Chandna | How to Win the Startup War for Talent

    Asheem Chandna | How to Win the Startup War for Talent

    Greylock marketing partner Elisa Schreiber reads general parter Asheem Chandna's latest column for Forbes. In this column, Chandna discusses the changing dynamics of recruiting, hiring, and retaining talent in one of the most competitive labor markets of our time. You can read this essay at https://www.forbes.com/sites/asheemchandna/2021/10/28/how-to-win-the-startup-war-for-talent/?sh=42ce2ac352b3

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The host of the podcast highlights all aspects of tech, business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

J. Barshop ,

I love discovering new ideas here

It’s obvious that the Greylock team put extraordinary effort in covering topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Greymatter enough 🙌

jlw12313 ,

For goodness sake stop the cheesy format

Reid and Chris are both awesome, but this format is just cringeworthy. Chris asks a question in a tone that makes him sound like he’s talking to a fifth grader and Then a cut of Reid talking happens. Clearly they didn’t record it together live, it’s all cut together. So many better podcasts out there that have actual conversations

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