Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single person, think about their work and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex interviewed Guo, who worked at Greylock for nearly a decade, and her launch of Conviction.
We spoke about the self-correcting venture market, what made her leave Greylock and even rewound to her last episode with us (recorded almost exactly three years ago).
There was also an especially fruitful conversation about the opportunity in artificial intelligence right now, and how she’s defining Software 3.0. (Warning: We talk about SaaS!) We also dug into why she started a fund, the LP market and more. The conversation ran a bit long, but it felt reasonable to keep going given the sheer breadth of stuff that we wanted to get through.
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