A VC’s Perspective on Creating Products

Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew VC

Product people are often tasked with executing the vision of those in the executive suite. That vision can be inspiring — not just to product people, but also the investors who funded that very vision. It’s easy to wonder, though, why those investors funded that very vision? And what do *they* think the future of our products look like?

A product person himself (formerly at YouTube, SecondLife, and elsewhere), Hunter Walk invests at the seed stage and often sees product vision at the very early stages of a business.

Paul McAvinchey
Paul McAvinchey

For over 15 years, Paul has been building and collaborating on digital products with fast-growing startups and global brands, including AOL and WMS Gaming. Currently, he's a co-founder of Product Collective, a worldwide community of product people. Members collaborate on Slack, meet at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, listen to Rocketship.fm, learn at Product Interviews and get a weekly brief that includes best practices in product management. In recent years he led business development at DXY, a leading product design firm in the Midwest, and product innovation at MedCity Media, a publishing startup acquired by Breaking Media in 2015.