april, 2020

06apr10:00 am11:00 amBuilding Startups, Teams, and Early Stage VC


Event Details

This event is part of The Daily Stack, a virtual program for startup leaders that goes live at 10 AM ET every weekday.

About this Event

On Monday, April 6th, we’ll be speaking with Cat Hernandez, Operating Partner at Primary Ventures, about venture capital and fundraising.

Join us at 10 AM ET as we dive into what Cat looks for in tentative investments, best practices for founders looking for capital, and her thoughts on the current fundraising climate.

About our guest

Cat is on a mission to help founders discover and leverage their “people” superpowers on their path to building great companies.

Cat believes that a big part of startup success relies on a company’s ability to hire, engage and develop the best people. Period. As Operating Partner at Primary Ventures, and a people evangelist by trade, Cat plays a critical role in shaping the founder journey, especially when it comes to delivering on Primary’s promise of impactful post-investment support. That type of guidance comes in many forms, but it is centered around making sure the entrepreneurs we’re lucky enough to back have access to supercharged networks and timely operating advice. Now more than ever, companies understand the importance of aligning people strategy with business strategy, and that’s a shift in mentality for which Cat will always advocate.

Prior to venture, Cat spent a decade in B2B land, most recently supporting growth at Chartbeat, a Made in NY tech startup that enabled media organizations to understand and harness genuine audience engagement. She led the charge on all people-related initiatives over three years of explosive growth, and credits that time as one of the best startup experiences of her career.

In her spare time, Cat also leads due diligence for PeopleTech Partners, an early-stage advisory and investment group that brings forward-thinking people leaders together to accelerate the growth of companies in its portfolio. When she’s not fixated on startup-building, Cat dabbles in scotch appreciation, late-night karaoke and a regular boutique fitness regimen (in that order).

What’s the Daily Stack?

The Daily Stack is a virtual program for startup founders and leaders. Join us at 10:00 AM ET every weekday.

Every day we speak with founders, operators, and experts about the challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face. Bring your questions! We’ll be taking live Q&A from the audience each day!

Being a member means you get access to a full month of programming, including the replay of any episodes you miss. In April, that’s 21 episodes.

Check out our lineup here. New speakers added every day.


(Monday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am