COVID-19 Series: Investing Through Challenging Times

COVID-19 Series

COVID-19 Series: Investing Through Challenging Times
June 3, 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM PST
This is a virtual event. Please note that the time specified is PST.

With over 50+ combined years experience investing in startups, Silicon Valley heavy-weights—Barry Eggers and Saeed Amidi—are no strangers to investing in tough times.

However, COVID-19 poses unique challenges. In prior downturns, lowered interest rates and quantitative easing led to an economic rebound. And while some sectors appear to be thriving, broader contraction in both supply and demand has created little demand for cheap capital as consumers and corporations brace for an uncertain future. Having stayed true to the grow-at-all costs strategy during the bull market, startups are now facing a more conservative VC landscape—with many seeing their runways running-short.

In this exclusive Fireside Chat, we’ll hear our guests discuss their perspectives on investing in the new economic environment, what they have been advising their portfolio startups, growth sectors and opportunities that excite them, and how they are leading through times of turbulence. 


  • 11:00-11:10 am:
    Opening Remarks
  • 11:10–11:45 am:
    Fireside Chat
  • 11:45–11:55 am:
  • 11:55–12:00 pm:
    Closing Remarks


  • Saeed Amidi Plug and Play Tech Center CEO & Founder

    Saeed Amidi

    Founder, CEO 
Plug and Play
  • speaker

    Barry Eggers

    Founding Partner Lightspeed

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