Ft. Intel Capital & Precursor Ventures

Equals: The Path to Parity

October 4, 2017 — San Francisco, CA

Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent.

Our October Pop-Up Event, “Equals: The Path to Parity” featured spotlight guests Trina Van Pelt, Vice President at Intel Capital and Sydney Thomas, Associate & Head of Operations at Precursor Ventures. They sat down with General Partner Najib Khouri-Haddad and Design Partner Lani Nguyen (Sway Ventures) to take a deep dive into the fundamentals of attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent. They talked candidly about their own challenges, failures and successes, so we can accelerate our progression towards adopting the best strategies and technologies available.

Things we referred to at the event (that you’re definitely going to want to click on):

And of course, Sway Ventures shoutouts to some of the amazing portfolio companies. P.S. did we mention they’re hiring designers:

  • At Avisare, they’re building the procurement platform empowering government agencies to help small businesses compete for contracts.
  • Diamond is helping teams manage all of their information very quickly and easily, from anywhere.
  • Tipi is a distributed team of makers. Staying aligned is equally important to us as deep and distraction-free work.
  • Slingshot is a cutting-edge leader in providing the next generation of signal processing AI.
  • At Noble, we’re building a new way for AI to scale for the world of R&D.

Special thanks again to our spotlight guests, Trina Van PeltSydney Thomas and spotlight partner, TriNet.

TriNet provides small and midsize businesses with a full-service HR solution so they can free themselves from the complexities of HR and focus on their goals. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet assumes many of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risks and relieve the administrative burden of HR. TriNet offers bundled HR products tailored by industry and strategic HR services, resulting in a comprehensive and empowering solution.