Andy Rachleff is a co-founder & executive chairman of Wealthfront and co-founded Benchmark Capital in 1995.
The Co-founder of Benchmark Capital & Wealthfront explains the most important goal of a startup: how do you find product-market fit? As the man who coined the term, he’s the expert—and in this episode, he also shares lessons learned from legendary startup super performers such as Scott Cook, Reed Hastings, Don Valentine, and many others.
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Andy Rachleff (@arachleff) is the co-founder and Executive Chairman (prev CEO) of Wealthfront, an automated investment service startup to provide wealth advisor-like management to everyday folks. Andy co-founded Benchmark Capital in 1995 (one of the most successful venture capital firms of all time) and was a general partner until 2004. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=19608102" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"]
Andy Rachleff is the cofounder and CEO of Wealthfront, a startup dedicated to democratizing access to investment management. In this episode, Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh chats with Andy about how he came to start Wealthfront and the advice he has for early-stage entrepreneurs and founders. Listen in for guidance on how to scale and hire as well as the tried-and-true philosophies Andy brings into every partnership and negotiation. They’re sure to immediately change the way you approach your business.
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Palo Alto, California, United States of America
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