Get started with our Disrupt Startup Alley companies in upcoming Extra Crunch Live episodes – TechCrunch

Disrupt is right around the corner, and this year the show is packed with incredible panels and conversations, absolutely piled up Startup Battlefield Cohort of Companies Launching on Our Stage, Investor Insights, and a Virtual Showroom full of exciting new products and services at Startup Alley.

We can not wait! Literally. So we’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the startups you can see at Disrupt in the upcoming Extra Crunch Live episodes.

Typically, the Extra Crunch Live team sits down with the founders and the investors who fund them to find out how they decided to partner with each other and ultimately how startups can get to “yes” when raising funds. In the second half of the episode, those same guests provide live feedback to people in the audience who come to our virtual stage and present their products.

Truth be told, everyone loves a good pitch. So in these upcoming Extra Crunch Live Startup Alley Edition episodes, we’re going to turn the entire episode into a pitch. SUA companies will take the stage, one at a time, and have exactly 60 seconds to get excited about their startup. But it wouldn’t be a true launch without expert feedback.

I am pleased to announce that investors are joining us for these episodes to share their insights and wisdom with both startups and audiences.

On September 1, we will be joined by Neil Sequeira, co-founder and partner at, as well as Stacey Bishop, partner at Scale Venture Partners.

Image credits: Elena Zhukova / Scale Venture Partners

Sequeira was the managing director of General Catalyst before venturing out to start Defy. Prior to GC, he was at TimeWarner Investments and was a founding member of AOLTW Ventures. Defy has a portfolio that includes Dropcam, Nest, Bustle, and more. Sequeira has served on more than 40 company boards of directors, so it goes without saying that he will have many interesting comments for our founders.

Bishop brings more than 20 years of investment experience to our small launch. He currently sits on the boards of Abstract, Airspace, Demandbase, Extole, Lever and more. Bishop has also served on several boards of directors where the company has had a successful exit, including HubSpot, Bizible, and Vitrue. Bishop specializes in business applications and will have a lot to share with our startups. Sign up here for Extra Crunch Live with and Scale Venture Partners.

On September 8, we will be joined by Next47 CEO and Managing Partner Lak Ananth and Moxxie Ventures Founder and General Partner Katie Stanton.

Image credits: Next47 / Amanda Aude

Ananth serves as the founding CEO of Next47, which is endorsed by Siemens AG. He has served on various boards of directors where he has helped companies grow beyond billion dollar valuations. Ananth specializes in emerging areas of deep technology, including AI / ML, vertical SaaS, robotics, mobility, etc. Some of Ananth’s current investments include Verkada, rideOS, and Markforged.

Katie Stanton has been an executive and operator for much of her career, holding positions at Twitter, Google, Yahoo, and Color in a wide variety of departments, including marketing, communications, recruiting, product, and media. Stanton also served in the Obama White House and State Department after beginning her career as a banker at JP Morgan. He is currently on Vivendi’s board of directors and has invested in dozens of early-stage companies, including Airtable, Cameo, Carta, Coinbase, Literati, Modern Fertility, Shape Security, and Threads. Sign up here for Extra Crunch Live with Next47 and Moxxie Ventures.

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