May 27, 2021 • 32M

Building THE professional network for women leaders with Lindsay Kaplan, co-founder of Chief

The Consumer VC episode 134 with Lindsay Kaplan, co-founder of Chief

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Hey There,

Our guest today on The Consumer VC podcast is Lindsay Kaplan, co-founder of Chief. Chief is a private network focused on connecting and supporting women leaders. Previously, she was part of Casper’s founding team and led communications and brand engagement.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What it was like scaling Casper

  • What led her to think about starting a professional network for women

  • Who Chief is for and what focus really means

  • Pivoting to digital during COVID and the opportunities it presented

  • The difference between raising a seed round vs. Series A

  • Why she decided to become a for-profit entity instead of a non profit organization

If you ever wanted to learn about the inner-workings of professional networks, this is the episode for you. It’s the first of its kind for the podcast and was such a fun, engaging conversation.

You can also listen on Apple Podcasts Here, Spotify Here and other podcast distribution channels.

Thank you Mike Duda for the introduction and appreciate you all listening!