“You celebrate succeeding, you don’t celebrate shipping”

Harry Stebbings interviews Internet OG and Meta CMO and VP Analytics Alex Schultz on 20VC. From paper planes on Geocities and white text on white background for Altavista SEO, via affiliate marketing at eBay, to being a key person in having Facebook reach 1 billion users. And staying at Facebook/Meta for 10+ years.

A very interesting discussion covering several topics. Sometimes it easy to pinpoint why something is worth listening to, but this time I feel it is “just listen to all 50 minutes of it and takeaway what is interesting to you”. The episode covers being an analytics leader, retention and resurrection, pace of learning, setting goals for team, coming out as gay in the tech industry, catching up with competitors (“launch-catchup-outinnovate”) and many other things. Just go listen.

Author: Henrik Torstensson

Partner at Alliance VC. Investing in Nordic early-stage tech startups.

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