a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Dealing with Corporate Dealmakers — When to Talk to Corp Dev

Tyson Clark, James Loftus, and Jamie McGurk

Posted June 11, 2015


Every meeting a busy founder takes is time away from building the company. So it’s understandable why engaging corporate development groups is believed to be a waste of time, unless you’re selling your company.

But… there ARE good reasons to engage corporate development. You just have to know when, and how. And what to avoid! On this episode of the a16z Podcast, operating partner Jamie McGurk, and Tyson Clark and James Loftus (veterans of corporate development from companies like Google, Oracle, and Yahoo) share advice for founders talking to corporate development.