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Founders + Leaders is a growth platform designed to help startup teams scale and win. Expert-led masterclasses and tactical playbooks provide founders and their leadership teams with solutions to common challenges and a community of experienced support.
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“GGV’s Founders + Leaders program is the only way we were able to train all our managers in real time, so they scale as we grow.”

– Ryan Denehy, CEO and Founder of Electric

Workshops

Scale yourself as a leader and develop critical skills with curriculum built by the experts who have been there.

Foundations of People Management

Learn the core fundamentals of leading people and managing their daily performance.

Management Fundamentals

Managing people can be overwhelming. Designed specifically for first time people leaders, this workshop provides the skills to confidently lead and inspire a growing team. Part of the "Foundations of People Management" certification.

Hard Conversations

No one enjoys difficult conversations. But to be a successful leader in a high growth company, it’s a required skill. This masterclass will move you from a reluctant participant to having the playbook and presence to confidently and effectively navigate difficult topics across your teams. Part of the "Foundations of People Management" certification.

Managing For Strengths

An introduction to the psychology and management of strengths as a bedrock to driving performance and personal growth in individuals, and as a practice for building and leading high performance teams, including project teams. Part of the "Foundations of People Management" certification.

Managing People and Teams

Expand and deepen your people management knowledge with leadership concepts and actionable playbooks.

Managing Performance and the 1:1

Understanding the performance management cycle including effective goal setting, facilitation performance through the weekly check-in, addressing under-performance, and conducting growth conversations. Part of the "Managing People and Teams" certification.

Tackling Implicit Bias

An examination of the scope and impact of bias on decision making and behavior. Explores commonly occuring types of bias at and how these can be tackled by debiasing the environment to create more effective decisions and outcomes. Part of the "Managing People and Teams" certification.

Managing Managers

This workshop focuses on the skills required to manage managers effectively. This is a practical how-to session that addresses coaching skills, effective planning and performance review, as well as the shift to advisor-influencer as a new skill in the relationship. Part of the "Managing People and Teams" certification.

Leading People and Shaping Culture

Develop your skills with more advanced people management concepts and their practical application.

Managing Change

This workshop is centered on managing the impact of change on people and teams using a practical framework for planning and communicating change. This includes addressing the psychological and behavioral consequences of change as well as insights on maintaining motivation and minimizing turbulence. Part of the "Leading People and Shaping Culture" certification.

Managing Upwards

Program focused on the rapport each person has with their manager and how to build a productive, respectful relationship. Key topics include, expectation management, strengths alignment and upward feedback and listening skills in both in-person and remote settings. Part of the "Leading People and Shaping Culture" certification.

Coaching Session

The conclusion of the "Leading People and Shaping Culture" certification track; join in for a 1:1 coaching session with Founders + Leaders facilitators to discuss or build upon workshop learnings.

Go-To-Market

Access workshops focused on accelerating your go-to-market strategy and capabilities.

Go Global

This immersive full day class is for leaders who recognize the growth opportunities of a global marketplace. Leave with a clear framework for your team to understand the potential and road map to international expansion. Applicable regardless of current size or company stage.

Storytelling

There’s a significant cost for failing to tell a powerful and clear brand story. It costs you business, clients, investors and media coverage. Test and refine your team's unique story and break through the noise and competition of the current media landscape. Includes: 1:1 coaching and expert facilitators.

Fundraising

Series B/C founders need targeted tools to achieve the next level of growth. This session provides expert pitch development strategy and experienced insights to prepare you and your team to secure the next funding round. Includes GGV investment team.

Evolving|E Masterclasses

he best practices for engaging on social platforms change rapidly and constantly. In this session experts from Tik Tok, Pinterest and Instagram provide tactical advice on content and user engagement trends.
Founders + Leaders By the Numbers

2017

PLATFORM FOUNDED

900

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FOUNDERS + LEADERS
FOUNDERS
FROM

15

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COUNTRIES

300

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HOURS OF FACILITATION

“GGV’S FOUNDERS + LEADERS IS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CHALLENGES AND THE SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH GROWING A SMALLER TEAM INTO A MUCH LARGER, MORE COMPLEX ONE. IT PROVIDES THE PATHWAY FOR MANAGING PEOPLE THROUGH THAT KIND OF GROWTH.”

– Tarek Fahmy, SVP Engineering at Wish

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