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How to stay agile and build a business, post-pandemic?


Startups never stop – not even during a global pandemic. But how do you stay agile and find your markets in times of crisis? And do constraints always lead to creativity, really? Entrepreneurs from Village Global ask Reid Hoffman their top-of-mind questions.

“The new normal is not going to be the old normal. Economies will go back to work. but it’s going to be much more turbulent.”

— Reid Hoffman
About the guests:

Derek Brown is the founder and CEO of Bunches, a paid group chat.

Kathleen Egan is the co-founder and CEO of Ecomedes, a SaaS startup in San Francisco that helps enterprises save money, watts, and water through sustainability.

Nadayar Enegesi is the co-founder and CEO of Eden Life, a home concierge business based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Bob Moore is the co-founder and CEO of Crossbeam, a partner ecosystem platform that acts as an escrow service for data.

Fares Siddiqui is the co-founder and CEO of Circadia Health, a startup with a contactless monitoring system that works to enable early detection of respiratory failure.

Nancy Yu is the co-founder and CEO of AllStripes (formerly RDMD), a Public Benefit Corporation that works to accelerate drug approvals for rare disease.

About the hosts:

Reid Hoffman is the host of Masters of Scale. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he’s known for his spot-on insights on how to scale a startup. He’s a partner at Greylock and co-founder of LinkedIn, and co-author of the best-selling Blitzscaling and The Startup of You.


Bob Safian is the host of Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, and the editor-at-large for Masters of Scale. He’s the founder of The Flux Group, a media, insights, and strategic advisory firm. He was previously editor-in-chief of Fast Company, where he won the National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2014.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: How to stay agile and build a business, post-pandemic?
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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