Venturing into Voice with True Ventures & Canvas Ventures

Friday, May 15, 2020
10:30AM PDT / 1:30PM EST

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Voice has changed how we interact with tech, but how has it changed how VCs are investing? True Ventures & Canvas Ventures break it down...

Curious how VCs are approaching about voice? Us too.

Tune in as Emily Lonetto, Head of Growth at Voiceflow sits down with Priscilla Tyler of True Ventures and Grace Isford of Canvas Ventures, as they discuss the importance of voice interfaces, the growing size of the voice market, and their predictions on where voice is heading.

About the speakers

Priscilla Tyler

Sr. Associate at True Ventures

Priscilla joined the True Ventures team in 2015 as the first Priya Haji Fellow. During her fellowship, she worked with True portfolio company, a wellness platform for on-demand coaching and therapy. Following her fellowship, Priscilla joined True’s investment team where she now invests across a variety of sectors including future of work & voice, health & wellness, and climate tech. She’s spent the past couple years diving into the voice space and is passionate about the potential within the market.

Priscilla has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and French from Amherst College, where she was a member of the varsity women’s lacrosse team. Outside of the office, you’ll find her taking advantage of the Californian outdoors – mostly snowboarding, kitesurfing, and cycling.

Grace Isford

Investor at Canvas Ventures

Grace started working with the Canvas Investment team in 2016. Prior to Canvas, Grace worked in growth equity at Stripes Group, early as a product manager at Handshake, a digital recruitment platform for college students, and at the Stanford Management Company, helping manage over $24B in assets. Grace pursued a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford where she was actively involved with Stanford Women in Business and the Mayfield Fellowship Program. At Canvas, Grace focuses on early stage investments across enterprise, marketplace and consumer and is especially excited about businesses with a defensible moat or earned insight about their users.

Emily Lonetto

Head of Growth at Voiceflow

Having previously grown communities at Clio, GrowthTO, PartnerStack, and Tilt (acq. by Airbnb), Emily approaches growth from both a product and community lens. Originally joining the Voiceflow team as an advisor back when they were known as Storyflow, she's helped scale and manage growth marketing, community, and partnerships at Voiceflow.

What can you expect by attending?

  • How venture firms are approaching voice
  • Live Q&A with featured speakers
  • Predictions of how voice will impact businesses and beyond

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