The Orbit Shift Podcast

S01E14: Offensive and defensive startup plays during Covid with Armando Mann and Elad Gil

December 08, 2020 Freshworks Inc. Season 1 Episode 14
The Orbit Shift Podcast
S01E14: Offensive and defensive startup plays during Covid with Armando Mann and Elad Gil
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The Orbit Shift Podcast
S01E14: Offensive and defensive startup plays during Covid with Armando Mann and Elad Gil
Dec 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
Freshworks Inc.

Our latest episode is a fireside chat between Armando Mann, Chief Business Officer at Hopin and Elad Gil,  entrepreneur, investor and author. Elad walks us through how he sees companies coming out of the pandemic, the offensive and defensive moves a startup can take to protect themselves from uncertainties that arise during a pandemic, how companies can leverage the pandemic to recruit the best talent, explore new opportunities in mergers and acquisitions and go after enterprise clients. The future of remote work, the urgent needs and problems startups are not addressing, what new technology Elad is most excited about and much more.   
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Get $10,000 free credits to use Freshworks products (including the brand new Freshworks CRM packed with AI-based lead scoring, phone, email, activity capture, and more) by joining the Freshworks for Startups program. Click here to check eligibility. 

About the Guest

Elad Gil is an entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies such as Airbnb, Coinbase, Checkr, Gusto, Instacart, OpenDoor, Pinterest, Square, Stripe and Wish. He is co-founder and chairman at Color Genomics and its former CEO. Previously, Gil was VP of corporate strategy at Twitter after it acquired his firm Mixer Labs, and he was Google’s original product manager for Google Mobile Maps.

About the Host

Armando Mann is Chief Business Officer at Hopin, the leading platform for virtual events where you can host a 50 person meetup or a 50,000 person conference. He is also a global investor in SaaS startups such as Carta, Blend, and Freshworks. Armando launched and led go to market for Dropbox for Business. Before that, he built the sales teams for various Google emerging businesses, including Google Offers and AdWords Express. Armando holds an Industrial Engineering degree from ITBA and a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.


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Host and Producer -
Jayadevan PK

Assistant Producer - Shashwath J

Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian 



Show Notes

Our latest episode is a fireside chat between Armando Mann, Chief Business Officer at Hopin and Elad Gil,  entrepreneur, investor and author. Elad walks us through how he sees companies coming out of the pandemic, the offensive and defensive moves a startup can take to protect themselves from uncertainties that arise during a pandemic, how companies can leverage the pandemic to recruit the best talent, explore new opportunities in mergers and acquisitions and go after enterprise clients. The future of remote work, the urgent needs and problems startups are not addressing, what new technology Elad is most excited about and much more.   
Listen in.

Get $10,000 free credits to use Freshworks products (including the brand new Freshworks CRM packed with AI-based lead scoring, phone, email, activity capture, and more) by joining the Freshworks for Startups program. Click here to check eligibility. 

About the Guest

Elad Gil is an entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies such as Airbnb, Coinbase, Checkr, Gusto, Instacart, OpenDoor, Pinterest, Square, Stripe and Wish. He is co-founder and chairman at Color Genomics and its former CEO. Previously, Gil was VP of corporate strategy at Twitter after it acquired his firm Mixer Labs, and he was Google’s original product manager for Google Mobile Maps.

About the Host

Armando Mann is Chief Business Officer at Hopin, the leading platform for virtual events where you can host a 50 person meetup or a 50,000 person conference. He is also a global investor in SaaS startups such as Carta, Blend, and Freshworks. Armando launched and led go to market for Dropbox for Business. Before that, he built the sales teams for various Google emerging businesses, including Google Offers and AdWords Express. Armando holds an Industrial Engineering degree from ITBA and a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.


Sign up for regular updates from The Orbit Shift Podcast.


The Orbit Shift Podcast is Powered by Freshworks Inc. a global SaaS company headquartered in San Mateo, California. 


If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, consider giving us a five-star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Host and Producer -
Jayadevan PK

Assistant Producer - Shashwath J

Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian