Last week, managing director of LaunchCapital (@launchcapital) Cliff Sirlin stopped by CBI headquarters to share his experience as an entrepreneur, operator, executive, and investor.
Cliff talked about LaunchCapital’s investment thesis and how the company supports its portfolio companies. He also spoke about how CB Insights fits into LaunchCapital’s workflow, including the daily reading of our Funding Flash.
He closed out the chat with a Q&A session with the CBI team. We learned a lot from his visit. A big thanks to Cliff and LaunchCapital!
Listen up, PayPal…
Excited to announce that Souheil Badran, president of Alipay Americas (part of Ant Financial, $60B valuation) will join us at Future of Fintech at Jazz at Lincoln Center, June 19 – 21.
We look forward to hearing about the company’s expansion and whether Ant Financial plans to compete head-on or remain frenemies with PayPal and Apple.
He talked about that idea with Washington Post’s Elizabeth Dwoskin at A-ha! They also discussed the pitfalls facing the autonomous future, including whether a self-driving car should follow the speed limit.
Watch the whole conversation here. Read the CB Insights take here.
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