The #ProductivityGiants series continues with Eric Paley, a partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses. Eric is an an active investor and has led Founder Collective’s investments in companies such as Trade Desk,Uber,Makerbot,Hotel Tonight, and many more.
Before that, Eric was an entrepreneur in his own right and founded Brontes Technologies, a 3D imaging company, which was acquired by 3M in 2006. He also sits on the board of the New England Venture Capital Association, has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, and is a frequent contributor to Techcrunch. It’s safe to say he has a lot of impressive business going on. Can you see why we were so excited to pick his brain on all things productivity?
Here, Eric tells us all about his morning and nightly routines, his tried and true email tips, and his favorite method to catch up on all those TV shows.
We recently sat down with Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of HubSpot, a widely used sales and marketing platform that helps companies increase their traffic, organize their social strategies, and convert leads.
Dharmesh regularly travels to speak on the subject of inbound marketing, and was named an Inc. Founder 40 in 2016. A native of Boston, he’s active in the entrepreneurial community, and is an angel investor in over 60 startups. Currently, he’s working on a passion project called GrowthBot, a free chatbot for marketing and sales that’s available for Slack and Facebook Messenger. You can follow him on Twitter.
Here, Dharmesh divulges his #1 productivity tip, email habits, and the most worthwhile investment he – er- his mom – ever made.
We hope you’re enjoying our Productivity Giants Series so far. In case you need to catch up, last week we profiled Brad Feld, an entrepreneur, investor, partner at Foundry Group, and a co-founder of Techstars.
We’re continuing our Productivity Giants Series with Camille Ricketts – Head of Content and Marketing for First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies. She’s best known for pioneering First Round Review, which showcases advice for building startups from some of the best known technology founders and operators in the world. In addition to that, she’s helped turn First Round Capital into the premiere destination for any entrepreneur seeking early-stage funding. You can follow Camille on Twitter and First Round Capital on Twitter.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Productivity Giants Series so far. In case you missed it, last week we featured Nir Eyal – entrepreneur, investor, and author of “Hooked.”
Next up in our series is Brad Feld, an entrepreneur and investor for over 20 years. Currently, Brad is a partner at Foundry Group, a Boulder-based VC firm that invests in early stage tech companies across the US. He’s also a co-founder of Techstars, has written several books, and blogs almost daily at Feld Thoughts. Impressed yet? In his free time, Brad runs marathons and spends time with his wife Amy. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Based off of Brad’s storied career and busy schedule, we thought he would know a thing or two about productivity. We sat down with Brad to find out about his email habits, how he stays focused, and the book that changed his life.