Video: Alfred Lin and Bambi Francisco at Post Seed 2015

Mitos Suson · December 11, 2015 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/41f4

Sequoia Capital's Lin talks early-stage strategy at Bullpen, Vator and Venture51's annual VC event

At Post Seed 2015, hosted by Bullpen Capital, Vator and Venture 51, Alfred Lin, Partner of Sequoia Capital, sat down with Bambi Francisco (Vator) over a Fireside Chat. 


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