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July 9, 2018
The VentureFizz Podcast: Julia Austin - Senior Lecturer at HBS, Board Member, Angel Investor, and Advisor

For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Julia Austin, who wears many different hats these days. She is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, Board Member, angel investor, and advisor to several emerging tech companies.

Julia saw her career skyrocket upon joining Akamai in the early days of the company, where she eventually became VP of Engineering. From there, she went on to hold leadership roles at VMware and was recently the CTO at DigitalOcean. 

Julia is the definition of someone who knows how to pay-it-forward in terms of her involvement in the Boston tech ecosystem.

In this episode, we cover lots of topics:

  • Julia’s background and the evolution of her career.
  • What it takes to become a great product manager.
  • Best practices around hiring and how the first employees define your culture.
  • The criteria she looks for when she is making investments.
  • Plus, a lot more.

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.

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