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Make the Leap to Founder: A Conversation with Quentin Clark

Posted Jun 25
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Quentin Clark
Quentin Clark
Quentin Clark
Managing Director @ General Catalyst

Quentin is a product and systems technical leader with broad experience in the enterprise space. Incepted, built and delivered successful products over many years - from servers to SaaS platforms and applications. He will be joining General Catalyst in January as a managing director.

Prior to embarking on a career in investing, Quentin most recently was the CTO at Dropbox, where he lead all of engineering, product, design and growth. He worked with the them through its IPO, its pivot to Dropbox Spaces, and drove the portfolio expansion starting with the acquisition of HelloSign.

He was at Microsoft for 20 years, most of that time focused on innovation - creating new products and value. The last decade of his time at Microsoft, Quentin was responsible for the high growth data platform business, including SQL Server. There he worked for Satya Nadella leading the whole data platform business into the cloud. After Microsoft, Quentin was at SAP for two years, first as CTO then as Chief Business Officer where he lead strategy and product direction for the platform and ultimately for the whole company. Before joining Dropbox he spent a year angel investing and exploring the VC world.

He currently serves on the boards of Coda, Highfive and Minio, and has been investing and advising very early stage companies.

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Quentin is a product and systems technical leader with broad experience in the enterprise space. Incepted, built and delivered successful products over many years - from servers to SaaS platforms and applications. He will be joining General Catalyst in January as a managing director.

Prior to embarking on a career in investing, Quentin most recently was the CTO at Dropbox, where he lead all of engineering, product, design and growth. He worked with the them through its IPO, its pivot to Dropbox Spaces, and drove the portfolio expansion starting with the acquisition of HelloSign.

He was at Microsoft for 20 years, most of that time focused on innovation - creating new products and value. The last decade of his time at Microsoft, Quentin was responsible for the high growth data platform business, including SQL Server. There he worked for Satya Nadella leading the whole data platform business into the cloud. After Microsoft, Quentin was at SAP for two years, first as CTO then as Chief Business Officer where he lead strategy and product direction for the platform and ultimately for the whole company. Before joining Dropbox he spent a year angel investing and exploring the VC world.

He currently serves on the boards of Coda, Highfive and Minio, and has been investing and advising very early stage companies.

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Brina Lee
Brina Lee
Brina Lee
Founder & CEO @ Hamul

Brina Lee is a new founder and CEO of a social gaming platform called Hamul. Earlier in her career, she worked in marketing and eventually switched professions to become a software engineer. Quickly after switching careers, Brina Lee became the first female engineer at Instagram, where she has made significant contributions to products like Instagram Video, Direct, Ads, and Growth. She has worked at many other reputable companies, like Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce. She was also a founding engineering manager at Quip, where she scaled out an engineering team and was acquired by Salesforce for $750 million. Now, she is the CEO of her own company with two other co-founders on a mission to blaze the way for positive community spaces and improve the quality of relationships made online through gaming.

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Brina Lee is a new founder and CEO of a social gaming platform called Hamul. Earlier in her career, she worked in marketing and eventually switched professions to become a software engineer. Quickly after switching careers, Brina Lee became the first female engineer at Instagram, where she has made significant contributions to products like Instagram Video, Direct, Ads, and Growth. She has worked at many other reputable companies, like Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce. She was also a founding engineering manager at Quip, where she scaled out an engineering team and was acquired by Salesforce for $750 million. Now, she is the CEO of her own company with two other co-founders on a mission to blaze the way for positive community spaces and improve the quality of relationships made online through gaming.

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