Daniel Goldstein is the head of business development at Innovation Endeavors, Eric Schmidt's venture capital firm. The fund is managing a portfolio of over 100 companies and she is leading the fund's business development efforts via partnerships with companies such as: Nasdaq, Target, Michael Kors and more.
Daniel always loved connecting between people and creating value for them; a few years ago when she did BD for one startup, she was looking to scale her impact by using this skill and passion of hers in a platform that can serve a lot of start ups and reach a lot of value.
She started as community lead in Innovation Endeavors. As community lead she was creating events for founders to connect them to each other and to opportunities that can help them grow their startups. Constantly looking to add more value and scale her impact, and noticing that her impact is limited as long as her title and responsibility remains "nice to have", Daniel created a position within the fund which is bridging between business opportunities in New York and the portfolio companies.
Nowadays, Daniel and her team are helping the firm grow by connecting it's early stages startups to customers, talent and investors which lead to million of dollars in revenue every year. .
In this episode, we talk about the way to get promoted generally by constantly adding value, and specifically in the VC world.