Join WAFFA for a conversation with Ha Nguyen, Partner at Spero, Board VP of Women In Product, former PM, and Wharton grad. We will discuss what frameworks founders should learn from product management and ask Ha to share what she sees as the difference between a CEO and PM at an early startup. We will also tackle the questions when is the right time to hire your startup’s first PM and how to do it.
Date: Jun 11th, 2020
Time: 12PM PST / 3PM EST
About Ha Nguyen
Ha Nguyen is a Founding Partner at Spero Ventures. Spero is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the things that make life worth living, specifically: well-being, work & purpose and human connection. In addition to investing, Ha leads the firm’s marketing/network efforts and is a thought partner to founding teams, helping them incorporate design-thinking and user empathy into product development and corporate strategy. A former refugee from Vietnam, Ha is passionate about supporting underrepresented founders and building vibrant, diverse communities, including leadership roles at AllRaise, Product Leader Summit and Women in Product. Before joining Spero, Ha led product and growth at multiple startups, including Stella & Dot, Betfair, Keaton Row and Oodle. She was one of the early product managers during eBay’s hypergrowth years. Ha holds an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Economics & Business from The Wharton School.
About Spero Ventures
Spero Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in founders building the things that make life worth living. We partner with entrepreneurs solving problems in three areas: well-being, work & purpose and human connection. We invest in technology companies that are driven to deliver value to both shareholders and society, including: Core, Droneseed, Gencove, Roam Robotics and Skillshare. We are high-conviction investors and we help companies scale to billions of customers. Our LP and partners are founders and early execs at eBay and Tesla.
The Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association (WAFFA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to accelerate the success of Penn Wharton female founders and investors. Today, 13% of Penn founders are women but they raise just 6% of venture capital. WAFFA harnesses the power of the Penn Wharton network to educate, support, and foster connections for female founders and funders.