Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann Fireside with Sarah Tavel | #ProductSF 2016
At #ProductSF, Greylock's Sarah Tavel is joined by Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann to talk about the evolution of his roles as both CEO and product leader at a high growth company. Ben shares how thinks about distribution, hiring and scaling teams, and what makes a strong product manager.
Reid Hoffman Fireside with Josh Elman | #ProductSF 2016
Partner at Greylock and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman offers a candid perspective on lessons learned from getting LinkedIn going and then scaling it beyond. He explains why he had conviction for social networks in the early 2000s and gives the scoop on his first (not as successful) startup Socialnet. He explains how he and his team navigated their financing strategy, and what he did to build hi...
dScout CEO Michael Winnick on Modern Research and How We Live Now | #ProductSF 2016
dScout CEO Michael Winnick shares his eye opening research on how people interact with mobile technology. According to him, an average user touches their phone 2.5K times a day over 90 sessions, while a heavy user can reach over 4.6K touches a day in 300+ sessions. Another interesting point: apps owned by Facebook and Alphabet account for 43% of all touches. A lot of interesting data and insight i...
Musical.ly's Alex Zhu on Igniting Viral Growth and Building a User Community | #ProductSF 2016
Musical.ly co-founder and co-CEO Alex Zhu takes us through his journey coming from an enterprise software background to starting an education startup and then pivoting into Musical.ly. He talks about the distribution hacks they used to instrument viral growth and how they think about fostering their user community. He also updates us on what's going on in the technology landscape in China. #Prod...
#ProductSF 2016 Opening from Josh Elman
Josh Elman of Greylock Partners welcomes the audience to #ProductSF 2016. #ProductSF is a product-centric event hosted by Greylock Partners. The conference brings together a community of founders, PMs, and product leaders to talk about the challenges of building new, innovative products that change lives and create habits.
Ellie Powers on Secrets Every PM Should Know About Android and Google Play | #ProductSF2016
Google Group Product Manager Ellie Powers tells us some of the “secrets” every product manager should know about Android and Google Play. Many PMs and developers don't know that Google offers a lot of design and testing support. Ellie gives us a good breakdown on how we can test and ship high quality Android apps. #ProductSF is a product-centric event hosted by Greylock Partners. The conference b...
Nextdoor Co-Founder Sarah Leary on The Journey of the Pivot | #ProductSF 2016
Nextdoor Co-Founder and VP of Marketing & Operations Sarah Leary talks about the journey of pivoting from FanBase to Nextdoor. She shares both the emotions and learnings their team took away from the pivot, and how they eventually identified the burning need for a social network for neighborhoods. Sarah highlights the importance of creating a product that is a “need to have” versus a “nice to have...
Nir Eyal on Building Habit-Forming Tech | #ProductSF 2016
Nir Eyal, the author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” dives into the psychology behind building technology that creates consumer habits. He summarizes his four-step Hook canvas (Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment) and reminds us that it's not the best product that wins—the winner will be the product that forms the monopoly of the mind. #ProductSF is a product-centric event hosted...
James Currier on Unlearning What You Have Learned | #ProductSF
Growth expert and managing partner at NFX Guild James Currier teaches us, in the words of the wise master Yoda, to unlearn what we have learned about scaling a business. He provides eight counter-intuitive examples for ways to think about growing and developing an early product. #ProductSF is a product-centric event hosted by Greylock Partners. The conference brings together a community of found...
Scott Erickson on Microsoft HoloLens | #ProductSF 2016
Scott Erickson takes us behind the scenes to the vision and design thinking that went into building Microsoft HoloLens. He demos the many applications that their untethered “mixed reality” technology can have for different industries. #ProductSF is a product-centric event hosted by Greylock Partners. The conference brings together a community of founders, PMs, and product leaders to talk about t...