Annie Case goes from national champion to digital health investor at Kleiner Perkins?!


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Annie Case

Annie Case was a 2011 National Champion for the Stanford University Women’s Soccer Team.

Episode Description

Annie Case was a 2011 National Champion for the Stanford University Women’s Soccer Team. Little did the former outside back know at the time that she would be investing in the frontier of digital health technology. After a successful couple of years at Uber, Annie is now a partner at Kleiner Perkins, one of the most established Venture Capital firms of all time with early investments in Google, Twitter, Amazon, Instacart, Figma, etc. We chat about Annie’s time scaling during a crazy period in Uber’s history, digital health innovation, and why athletes make the best founders.

Episode Breakdown

0:00 - Intro

2:24 Early career aspirations

6:34 - Experience at Uber

10:19 - Uber in Cairo

12:57 - Kleiner Perkins

13:59 - Telling founders “no”

16:41 - Regulation in venture capital

21:12 - Digital health investing

29:30 - Transferable skills

35:14 - Outro

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