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Blake Bartlett

Joined

2013

Education

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Business Administration

Portfolio

Calendly
Cypress.io
Expensify
Highspot
Logikcull
Pantheon
Postscript
Zipwhip (acq. by Twilio)

Past

Catchpoint Systems
Glassdoor
Optimizely
Q2eBanking (NYSE: QTWO)
Sprinklr
Tealium
VSS Monitoring (acq. by Danaher)
Wayfair (NYSE: W)


BLAKE BARTLETT

Blake joined OV in 2013 and has led investments in companies like Highspot, Calendly, Expensify, Postscript and Cypress, among others.

In 2016, Blake personally coined the term “product led growth,” and continues to be a thought leader in the community as it has embraced PLG as the future of software. You can follow him on LinkedIn to watch his daily PLG news show called the #PLG123. He is also a primary host of the OV BUILD podcast.

Buying power has shifted for business software, and end users are the new gatekeepers. End users want a customer journey that begins with product-led self-service, rather than human-led sales conversations.

 

Prior to OpenView, Blake was an investor at Battery Ventures, where he helped lead investments in companies like Glassdoor (acq. by Recruit Holdings), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO).

Blake is originally from San Diego, and enjoys spending time in sunny Southern California whenever he can!


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