Practice your pitch with Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital on Live

by Ana Lopez Live is recording live today and tomorrow at 12:00 PDT, and you’re invited to pitch your startup. Called Pitch Practice, it should speak for itself. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their pitch by presenting it to another founder and investor. This week’s guests are fantastic too. You want their feedback on your pitch.

Participants have two minutes to pitch their startup to the guests and receive four minutes of feedback. We don’t necessarily look at your company, but at your stories, pitch structure and personal behavior. This is not a competition. Everyone wins with feedback from some of the best investors and founders.

First, on Wednesday at 12 noon, TC+ editor-in-chief and Equity co-host Alex Wilhelm chats with Mamoon Hamid, Partner at Kleiner Perkins, and Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global. The two are longtime veterans of navigating the waters of Silicon Valley and can speak directly to founders concerned about the future. In addition, Huffington’s company focuses on improving employee well-being, which in itself is a hot topic with uncertainty in the air.

Than, on Thursday at 12 noon,’s chief security editor Zack Whittaker speaks with Andrew Reed, partner at Sequoia, and Christina Cacioppo, co-founder and CEO of Vanta. Cacioppo started Vanta in 2016 and has raised $202.95 million to date, including a $150 million Series B that closed in October 2022. The company fascinates me because it does the most boring but most important work in compliance and security automation.

This is how you can participate in Pitch Practice:

  • Registry and join the show on Hopin starting at 2:30 PM EDT / 11:30 PM PDT. The first interview starts at 15:00/12:00.
  • Sign up to present your company with this form.
  • After the 30-minute chat, the selected founders have two minutes to pitch and receive four minutes of feedback.
  • You don’t need a pitch deck to participate.

We are looking for startup founders who have a well-rehearsed pitch for an early-stage startup.

Not selected for today’s show? No problem; try next week. This segment is a regular part of Live.

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