Date: October 14
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Company: Andreessen Horowitz
Representative: Mariel Goldenstein, College Talent Program Manager
Focus of Office Hours: Evaluations for a16z College Talent Program, Resume Critique, Career Advice, New Grad Opportunities at Portfolio Companies
Portfolio Company: Beacons
Representative: Neal Jean, CEO
Focus of Office Hours: Advice on building or joining an early-stage startup, Resume Review, Product Strategy, Applying to YC, Raising money from investors
Beacons is a website builder for content creators on TikTok and Instagram. Beacons was founded by Stanford grads, went through YC in 2019, and recently raised a $6m seed round led by a16z.
Portfolio Company: Canal
Clay Schubiner, CTO, Co-Founder
Liam Kinney, CPO, Co-Founder
Radhir Kothuri, Engineering
Focus of Office Hours: Technical / Engineering questions, Career gaols and planning (startup vs big company, etc)
Canal is the exclusive network transforming the way products are sold online. We’re backed by the top e-commerce investors and industry leaders and are building a best-in-class team to solve a complex e-commerce challenge. At a high level, Canal's technology allows for any trusted individual (from a home design blogger to your dog trainer) to be able to curate and sell products online directly to their audiences or clients, without having to hold any inventory. Anywhere consumers are inspired to buy products online, they should be able to, and Canal is building the infrastructure to allow that future to exist. Anyone can launch their own ecommerce website and sell products without having to hold any inventory.