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Bay Area Ventures: July 15, 2019

Hosts Doug Collom and Irina Yuen are joined by Jonathan Rosenberg (Former Senior Vice President of Google; Advisor, Alphabet), Alan Eagle (Director of Executive Communications, Google), Scott Kupor (Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), and Owen Thomas (Business Editor, San Francisco Chronicle) on the Monday, July 15, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.

Air Date: Monday, July 15, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Owen Thomas

Air Time: 7:00 pm
Featuring: Owen Thomas

Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle

Air Time: 7:10 pm
Featuring: Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle

Scott Kupor

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Scott Kupor

Featured Guests

Owen Thomas

Business Editor, San Francisco Chronicle


Owen Thomas is the business editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. He supervises The Chronicle’s business and technology coverage. Previously, Thomas was the editor-in-chief of ReadWrite, a technology news site. His digital experience includes serving as the West Coast Editor of Business Insider, executive editor at the Daily Dot, and managing editor of Gawker Media’s Valleywag. Before that, he served in various roles at Time Inc.’s Business 2.0 magazine, the Red Herring, and Wired.

Thomas has a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.
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Jonathan Rosenberg

Former Senior Vice President of Google; Advisor, Alphabet


Jonathan Rosenberg was a Senior Vice President at Google and is an advisor to the Alphabet management team. He ran the Google product team from 2002 to 2011.


Twitter- @jjrosenberg

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Trillion-Dollar-Coach-Leadership-Playbook/dp/0062839268/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=trillion+dollar+coach&qid=1562759413&s=gateway&sr=8-2
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Alan Eagle

Director of Executive Communications, Google


Alan has been a Director of Executive Communications at Google since joining the company in 2007. In
his current role he oversees a set of Google sales programs and the company’s Partner Plex client
experience center. Prior to that, he was the communications lead for the Google product team, where he
developed speeches and other communications for executives including Eric Schmidt, Jonathan
Rosenberg, Marissa Mayer, and Susan Wojcicki. He is the co-author, with Eric Schmidt and Jonathan
Rosenberg, of the New York Times bestselling books How Google Works and Trillion Dollar Coach.

Alan has held sales and product management roles at several Silicon Valley start-ups, including Tellme
Networks and Octel Communications. He is a Northern California native with a computer science degree
from Dartmouth College and an MBA from The Wharton School.
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Scott Kupor

Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz


Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he is responsible for all operational aspects of running the firm. He has been with the firm since its inception in 2009 and has overseen its rapid growth, from three employees to 150+ and from $300 million in assets under management to more than $7 billion.

Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Scott worked as vice president and general manager of Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard. Scott joined HP in 2007 as part of the Opsware acquisition, where he was senior vice president of Customer Solutions. In this role, he had global responsibility for customer interaction, including professional services, technical pre-sales, and customer support. Scott joined Opsware shortly after the company’s founding and held numerous executive management positions including vice president, financial planning and vice president, corporate development. In these roles, he led the company’s private financing activities as well as its initial public offering in 2001. Scott also started the company’s Asia Pacific operations and led the execution of the company’s multiple acquisitions.

Prior to Opsware, Scott represented software companies in both financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy with honors and distinction. Scott also holds a law degree with distinction from Stanford University and is a member of the State Bar of California. Scott is chairman of the board of Genesys Works; cofounder and co-director of the Stanford Venture Capital Director’s College; co-founder and co-director of the Stanford Rock Center’s Guide to Venture-Backed Board Membership; Executive in Residence at Haas School of Business and Boalt School of Law; and a Lecturer at Stanford Law School. He is vice-chair of the investment committee of St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital and also serves as a member of the investment committees for Stanford Medical Center, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Lick Wilmerding High School.

Scott served as Chairman of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (2017-2018). He is the author of the forthcoming book (June 2019), published by Portfolio, a division of Penguin, on Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.


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