Hear from these amazing investors and founders on TechCrunch Live this February – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Live (formerly Extra Crunch Live) will be back in February, and we’ve got a great lineup to kick off the new season. Changes are coming to the show as well. In 2022, look for more presentations, more promotions and more of the best founder/investor groups.

Last year’s season ended in a big way. The founder of Pilot explained how you convinced Index Ventures to think long-term about margins. Prior to this, Eileen Lee and Rachel Carlson made an initial demonstration of the Guild Education platform. They’re available here, but we hope you can join us live in 2022. We are always looking for good questions from the audience to ask guests, and soon startups will be able to apply to promote their company.

TechCrunch Live helps founders build better supported businesses. We do this by bringing startup founders together with the investors who support them to talk about what specifically helped seal the deal. What metrics are investors looking for? What questions did the founders answer that made venture capitalists want to know more? How did the founders communicate their grand vision and step-by-step plan to get there?

We cover all of this – complete by looking at these companies’ early presentations and more – on TechCrunch Live. TechCrunch Live is also home to the TCL Pitch-off, where founders from the public can enter our virtual theater to showcase their startup to our valued guests and get live feedback.

As with any TechCrunch event, this weekly series also features networking so you can meet and greet other attendees.

The event takes place every Wednesday at noon PT / 3pm ET and is free to attend. Only TechCrunch+ members get access to the entire library of on-demand content, so if you haven’t done so yet, sign up now!

And without further ado, here’s a look at the notable guests joining us on TechCrunch Live in February.


Kanyi Maqubela (Kindred Ventures) + Dr. Jeff Wessler (Heartbeat Health)

February 9 – 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET

Dr. Jeff Whistler co-founded Heartbeat Health in 2016 to develop better heart care. After writing a pre-incorporation check for the company, Kenny McBella joined the founding team and board of directors at Heartbeat Health in 2017. Maqubela’s company, Kindred Ventures, reinvested in Heartbeat Health over the next two rounds. Hear TCL how Wessler guided Maqubela about his ambitious plan and eventually secured funding.

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Image credits: Kindred Ventures / Heartbeat Health


Imaline Shaw (Florish Ventures) + Itai Damty (Unit)

Feb 16 – 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET

Itai Damty co-founded a unit in 2019 to help companies integrate banking services into their consumer products. In 2020, Emmalyn Shaw, as Flourish’s managing partner, invested in the unit’s first round, and later in the company’s second round. Join us on TCL as we talk through the days prior to the unit and presentation platform that helped seal the fundraising deal with Flourish.

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Image credits: Unit / Flourish Ventures


Nina Ashadjian (Index Ventures) + Akilesh Babu (DeepScribe)

Feb 23 – 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET

Akilesh Babu co-founded DeepScribe while working on his master’s program at UC Berkeley. The company is now five years old and has just raised $30 million led by Nina Achadjian at Index Ventures. We’re excited to have the pair on TCL to talk about their latest raise and what it takes to get Index Ventures’ attention (and money).

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Image credits: Index Ventures / DeepScribe

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