Blake helps identify value and lead investments in product-led businesses driving market dislocation. Prior to joining OpenView, he was a Vice President at Battery Ventures, where he focused on growth-stage software and Internet businesses. Blake joined Battery in 2009 and helped lead 10 investments, including Wayfair, Optimizely, Sprinklr, Catchpoint, Glassdoor, Tealium, Q2eBanking, Mass Relevance, and VSS Monitoring (acquired by Danaher). He began his career in the growth equity group at Kayne Anderson, a $25 billion private equity firm in Los Angeles.
Every founder wants to know what will get their company to $100 million, but the usual advice – build a great product – falls well