The eBay Class Of 2000-2005: Where They Are Now And Why We Should Care
Editor’s note: Sergio Monsalve is a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners where he is focused on early and growth investments in e-commerce, consumerized SaaS, consumer finance, and educational technologies. Follow him on Twitter @VCSerge.
As a venture capital investor, I look for disruptive companies with breakthrough technologies, and — most importantly — I look for highly talented teams. In the e-commerce space, I keep coming back to the talent that came out of eBay during the 2000-2005 time period to find the best leaders that are now creating the next generation of successful companies (both early and late stage). I was a part of eBay’s New Ventures and Category Management team during this time and worked closely with a stellar group of early e-commerce pioneers. This was a particularly important and successful time for eBay for a variety of reasons, especially when it comes to high-caliber talent acquisition.
This concentration of…
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