Anu Hariharan – Lessons in Growth Investing – [Invest Like the Best, EP.198]

( 30:22)– How her background as an engineer affects her investing design.

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( 40:05)– How appraisal impacts the company and her decision to invest.

My visitor this week is Anu Hariharan. Prior To YC, Anu was an Investment Partner at Andreesen Horowitz where she worked with portfolio companies Airbnb, Instacart, Medium and Udacity. In this discussion, we discuss development stage companies and their business models, how her background as an engineer affects her investing design, the most fascinating worldwide markets for tech start-ups, and how much opportunity there still is for investing in tech and e-commerce startups. This discussion left me thinking about how much digital change there still is in front us and the interesting opportunities ahead. If youre an individual financier, research expert, portfolio supervisor, or monetary consultant, you must certainly examine them out.

( 45:45)– How far along are we into the worldwide digital transformation and what opportunity is left.

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My guest this week is Anu Hariharan. Before YC, Anu was an Investment Partner at Andreesen Horowitz where she worked with portfolio business Airbnb, Instacart, Medium and Udacity. In this discussion, we talk about development stage companies and their business models, how her background as an engineer impacts her investing design, the most interesting global markets for tech start-ups, and how much opportunity there still is for investing in tech and e-commerce start-ups.

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( 52:50)– How the tech investing landscape has changed during her career.

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( 12:19)– Priorities in development stage businesses vs those seeking Series A financing.

( 18:25)– Most fascinating worldwide markets.

( 24:54)– Assessing a hardware-based tech company vs software organization.

( 21:44)– Risks in purchasing worldwide tech startups.

( 5:00)– Her views on the winner-take-all company goal.

When building a network company,( 9:53)– How to focus on the stakeholders.

Program Notes.

( 36:11)– Lessons from the various growth strategies shes observed.

( 57:45)– Kindest thing anybody has done for her.

( 2:45)– (First question)– How she believes about development stage businesses through their organization models.

( 48:15)– Sectors that are still primed for more digital transformation.

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