Podcast

Strong Suit 274: How a SF Tech Legend Learned How To Hire

By May 6, 2019 No Comments

If you work in tech in San Francisco…and even if you don’t…you know Auren Hoffman.

He’s been starting – and growing – and selling companies since his junior year at UC Berkeley.

This master networker cofounded Rapleaf, which was acquired by TowerData. He then led the middleware-provider LiveRamp which was acquired by Acxiom for $300M.

Auren is now CEO of SafeGraph, which builds geospatial truth sets. Not to mention, he’s an angel investor in over 70 tech companies.

So Auren knows a thing or two about hiring & building tech-driven teams.

In this 20-minute candid conversation, he reveals how he’s done it, and the mistakes he’s made along the way.