We have two guests joining us in the TechCrunch TV studio this week for our Ask A VC series, where you put VCs in the hot seat. First up we have Foundation Capital’s newest partner and former Twitter product lead Anamitra Banerji. Later in the week, we’ll be joined by Kleiner Perkins’ partner Chi-Hua Chien.
As, you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show.
Banerji was a manager at search marketing firm Overture in 2004, which was acquired by Yahoo. Then, as the first product manager and thirtieth employee at Twitter, he hired many of its engineering and product employees, and developed its ad platform from scratch. He left Twitter in early 2012, and joined VC firm Foundation Capital as an EIR. He was recently named a partner at the firm, where he will focus on identifying and investing in startups in the communications, commerce, mobile and marketing technology sectors.
It should be interesting to hear Banerji’s thoughts on Twitter’s big push in advertising and the life of a VC vs. a product leader.
Later in the week, Chien will be stopping by to discuss his thoughts on mobile, commerce and more. At Kleiner, Chien works with the teams at Klout, Path, Spotify, Twitter and Chegg, among others. Prior to KPCB, Chi-Hua worked with Accel Partners as a Venture Advisor and Associate and helped lead Accel’s investments in AdECN (acquired by Microsoft) and Facebook, while also working on the firm’s investments in BitTorrent, fbFund, Glam, Trulia, and YuMe Networks. He also held positions at Google and Coremetrics.
We’ll be asking Chien’s view on mobile-first, what’s next to disrupt commerce and more.
Please send us your questions for Banerji and Chien here or put them in comments below!