About The Talk
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. We’ll also learn about her thoughts on building great startups, and aligning people strategy with business strategy.
Operating Partner at Primary Ventures
for in tentative investments, best practices for founders looking for capital, and her thoughts on the current fundraising climate. We’ll also learn about her thoughts on building great startups, and aligning people strategy with business strategy.
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).
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