In the middle from Disrupt 2020 we’re busy keeping an eye on all the panels, chats, demos, and struggling startups, but we’re also preparing for the next steps. Next Tuesday, the Extra Crunch Live series of questions and answers will continue with founders and investors, this time with guests Andrew Braccia and Sonali De Rycker from Accel.
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The Accel The chat will be interesting for several reasons. One of them is that Braccia is the opposite of loud – TechCrunch has noted its general reluctance to public comment in previous reports. But Braccia was early money on Slack, which means he has a good perspective on the direct listing market, IPO market, SaaS, and the remote work boom. We will make sure we get the latest information.
De Rycker is a bit more active in the public sector, having done deals with companies like Sennder (which recently signed a deal with Uber), Shift Technology and Avito, which were sold to Naspers for more than $ 1 billion last year. As you can see from this series of deals, De Rycker can give us an insight into the developments in the European startup scene.
And since De Rycker worked as an investment banker before VC, we’ll see what she has to say about today’s M&A and IPO terms.
All in all, it’s going to be a good time I’m looking forward to. Credentials for Extra Crunch folks follow, and you can download an inexpensive trial version here if you need access.
Until then, have fun with Disrupt and see you on Tuesday. Don’t forget to bring your best questions and we may answer one of them!