Productivity Giants Series with Eric Paley, Partner at Founder Collective

Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, and Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot.



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.


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Productivity Giants Series with Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot

Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, partner at Foundry Group, and Nir Eyal, author of Hooked.



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.


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Productivity Giants Series with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital

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.

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The Productivity Giants Series with Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group

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.

Productivity Giants Series with Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked

We’re excited to kick off our new productivity content series here at SaneBox – interviews with some of the top leaders in the tech industry and beyond. We hope you’ll be inspired by their productivity wisdom, as well as their fascinating career learnings thus far. 


First up, we’re featuring Nir Eyal, who has been dubbed “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology” by the M.I.T. Technology Review. Nir is the author of the bestselling book, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” an essential read for entrepreneurs looking to understand what it takes to create highly engaging products that capture widespread attention. He has founded two tech companies since 2003, and taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir is also active in the Silicon Valley tech scene – he serves as a contributing writer at TechCrunch, and is an active investor in habit-forming technologies. You can follow Nir on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and check out his website here

Today, Nir shares his daily email practices, his morning and nightly routines, and how he combats bad habits that hinder his productivity – among many other things! We hope you enjoy reading and learning from Nir’s varied influence in the tech space, backed up by years of research, consulting, and practical experience. If you have any questions for Nir, please leave them in the comments section below!