Vlad Novakovski co-founded Lunchclub in 2017 as a way to improve professional networking. In 2020, the company made a large push toward videos (thanks, COVID) and eventually saw enough traction to raise a $24.2 million Series A at a valuation above $100 million. Nicole Quinn from Lightspeed Ventures lead the raise.
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Nicole Quinn is a leader in venture capital and her portfolio is impressive, with such investments as Cameo, Zola, Goop, Calm, Haus Laboratories and others.
Vlad Novakovski co-founded Lunchclub in 2017 with Scott Wu and Hayley Leibson. In 2019 the company raised a $4 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz with other investments coming in from Quora’s co-founder, the Robinhood co-founders and Flexport’s co-founders. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, the company quickly turned its focus to connecting professionals virtually.
Who reached out to whom? What did it take for Quinn to write the check to Novakovski and team? How do they work together now? Join us on TechCrunch Live on Wednesday, October 6, at 12 p.m. PDT/3 p.m. EDT to find out!
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