ML Application Builder for data science and machine learning teams.
We’ve known Sarah for close to a decade. Sarah’s wicked smart, incredibly thoughtful and crazy energetic. She can talk about your vision in decades or get incredibly tactical about an upcoming product launch, and can effortlessly switch between the two. Sarah won’t freak out about the bad things, defaults to focus on opportunity, and gives constructive feedback as she sees it. Beyond everything else, it’s clear that Sarah cares deeply about the founders she works with as people and is very respectful about the companies that they want to build. Get her on your side if you can.
The most comprehensive support system for working families.
Sarah is a transformational investor and board member. She operates as an aligned, insightful and high value member of our team - her impact can be seen across our business and perhaps most remarkably, she makes this impact efficiently - she runs at the same speed as the startups she funds.
A new doc that brings words, data and teams together. Supporting the company with my partner Reid Hoffman.
Love working with Sarah. Her knowledge and feedback is super wide ranging — from seeing around the corner on key product bets to having great calibration on go-to-market approaches, Sarah's feedback is always taken seriously by the team at Coda.
Common Room helps companies deepen relationships across their communities, anywhere people are.
Sarah has an incredible ability to mentor and challenge at the most strategic levels, and roll up her sleeves and dive in the next day to help execute like an extended member of the team. Our relationship with Sarah is founded on trust and transparency and she is a true partner in every sense of the word.
Mystery provides Morale-as-a-Service for companies. It's the easy button for great virtual events.
Sarah will span from grand vision to complex strategy, to best-in-class execution like no one I’ve ever met before. Her insatiable work ethic for her companies is second to none and more than anything else—she’s just a good human. “Value add“ doesn’t do her justice.
Ad-free and private search, built for the users. Supporting the company with my partners Reid Hoffman and Asheem Chandna.
Building a startup involves dreaming the divine while sweating the minutiae. Sarah contributes meaningfully to Neeva at all levels: no grand scheme is too big for her. And no growth hack too small. I love her intensity and drive to help.
Obsidian closes the gaps in SaaS security: account compromise, configuration and compliance, and privilege right-sizing. Pairing our deep knowledge of each application with machine learning to deliver value in minutes, without agents to deploy or custom rules to write. Supporting the company with my partner Asheem Chandna.
"An early stage company never has enough resources or time so to win an entrepreneur has to be precise about the acute problem being solved and have clarity about the message to the market. Sarah is a rare investor and partner who can help bring precision and clarity to the mission. A world class product manager and marketer hidden behind the investor persona. A partner that you can count on when things get tough and it always does. We at Obsidian Security are very fortunate to have Sarah as a partner, mentor and investor."
The leading SMS platform for Shopify merchants, helping brands get their message through, connect with customers, and grow revenue at the same time. Supporting the company with my partner Mike Duboe.
Sarah is a brilliant strategist and inspiring communicator. She asks questions that consistently yield challenging and productive discussions and she brings a wealth of experience to every meeting. I trust Sarah to give it to me straight and have my back when difficult situations arise.
Making video editing as simple as a google doc.
Sarah has been a phenomenal early-stage partner for us. Not only is she incredibly smart and a great thought partner on strategy & the long-term, she also understands the company building journey deeply, and is always ready to jump in and actually get into the trenches with us: whether it's providing input on launch messaging, or helping source & close great candidates.
Remotion is the lightweight virtual office that helps remote-first teams connect like they’re in person.
If you're looking for an active, supportive and strategic partner, you should pick Sarah. If you ask for help with something, she'll act incredibly quickly and thoroughly, digging deep into her impressive network. Outside of asks and BoDs, she strikes a solid balance between pushing you with strategic inputs and ideas, and letting you focus on building.
Shortcut is the collaborative home for modern software teams, combining issue tracking and communication.
Sarah has been a positive force at Shortcut since the day that I met her. She puts in the time to really understand what is happening with both the challenges and opportunities that come our way, and she always digs deep to find ways to help and to add value.
The first service desk for finance.
Sarah has felt like an extension of our team from the moment we started working together. She's able to go deep on topics because she understands our business and the market. I value our time together because I always learn something or make progress on issues that are top of mind.
The first Extended Workforce System that enables the enterprise and its non-employee workforce to seamlessly and efficiently work together.
The main thing I value about Sarah apart from being very smart is that she is always calm under pressure. Company building has many highs and lows and it's vital to have a partner who is long-term oriented and remains even-keeled when the going gets rough.
Advanced network traffic analysis for security. Supporting the company with my partner Asheem Chandna.
Sarah is top notch - one of the brightest people I've had the pleasure to work with. She is a dependable company builder - always willing to roll up her sleeves, with a thoughtful perspective for all situations that was valuable for me as an entrepreneur. Importantly, she's great fun to work with!
The leading Security Orchestration, Automation and Response solution.
Besides Sarah being wicked smart, we were amazed by the rich customer network Sarah has, and helped us leverage. More importantly, Sarah thought founders and company-first when it came to strategic decisions, over and above looking out for Greylock's interest.
The pioneering Cloud Access Security Broker. Supporting the company with my partner Asheem Chandna.
Sarah is the kind of investor and board member I wish on every entrepreneur – resourceful, insightful, well-connected and -respected, willing to roll up her sleeves and put in the effort, great team-player, and wonderful human being!
The industry’s first provider of Application Security Management (ASM).
Sarah has been fundamental in Sqreen’s success. She combines an exceptional experience in the space with the practical / hands on approach that exec teams actually need to build best-in-class fast growing companies. We have been lucky to team up with Sarah for about 3 years. I absolutely loved the collaboration we had and couldn’t have learned more from a board member!
New School SaaS companies look different than the first generation of SaaS companies, which largely ported core enterprise systems of record to the cloud. The New School serves huge underserved markets once considered niche - SMB, startups, verticals, new personas. They are designed for the end user era, and prove their value incrementally to companies, with end-user adoption or a land-and-expand go-to-market. New School SaaS companies go beyond tactical, transactional systems of record. They are smart and strategic systems of collaboration and creation. Not just workflow tools, they are identity networks, ecosystems and platforms. They bundle in financials services and other elements of the "real world." They leverage data to do more work for users.
The future of work is increasingly digital-first, flexible, hybrid and global. While winning business leaders were already thinking differently about talent, culture, agility and use of technology, the Pandemic Leap of 2020 shook everyone else out of their complacency. The blistering pace of change in the business environment and a global workforce exposed to new ways of working is delivering new "demands" -- for workforce agility, for collaboration tools, for reskilling and for employee support. On the "supply side," increasingly democratized innovations in communication and browser technology (telecom APIs, webRTC, webassembly) make possible new ways of working together.
Our software tools define what we create. Better tools can inspire and enable us, making more people more powerful builders. We can better "arm the builders" by abstracting skills such as server and data management, observability and application security. We can abstracting integrations with telecoms or financial systems. We can provide RPC nodes and index blockchains. Better tools push up our quality ceiling, increase our velocity, and let us leverage the work of others in the ecosystem. Tools for builders support collaborative creativity and lower the skills barrier, making us more likely the build magical things. Arming the builders unlocks massive creativity and value - from design, to development, to video, to business automation.
AI progress is accelerating, with more data, cheaper compute, and unreasonably effective deep learning algorithms. More fundamental AI advances are within reach. However, the future is not evenly distributed. AI's adoption remains sadly limited relative to its potential, with relatively few teams translating models to business value. Companies lack sufficient training data, struggle to coordinate interdisciplinary AI products efforts, and run out of steam performing expensive last-mile customization. Opportunities about for startups making AI more accessible, and for pushing the state of the art.
Finance makes the world go round, but today it does so slowly, expensively, clumsily. Fintech/crypto/web3 companies and protocols are rapidly reshaping money and the internet. Finance and markets will become more software-native. There's a sucking sound of technical and creative talent towards these ecosystems for good reason: the draws of decentralization, ownership, autonomy, community, new systems for coordination and massive wealth redistribution are powerful. We're early.