Arielle Zuckerberg

Partner at KPCB, product person & beer enthusiast 🍻

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON November 30, 2015


Arielle Zuckerberg@ariellezuck · Living in a van, former partner at KPCB
Hello! I’m Arielle Zuckerberg, associate partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers focusing on early-stage investments. Before joining KPCB a little over a month ago, I was a product manager at Humin, Google, and Wildfire (which was acquired by Google). I also started angel investing in mid-2014. And regarding my last name, I know what you’re asking yourself, and the answer is yes; it does mean “sugar mountain” in German. I’m excited to be here! Ask me anything!
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Arielle! Welcome. I'm curious to know why you made the transition from PM to VC. I was considering making that move a few years ago before Product Hunt.
Andrew Ettinger@andrewett · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
@rrhoover To piggy back on this Q... what skills did you learn as a PM that have most helped your career in VC?
Amir Pakzadian@amirp · Sr PM @ Amazon / Founder of
@rrhoover love this question! Can you also elaborate on what advice you have for PMs who want to transition to VC?
Andrew Ettinger@andrewett · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
Which products in KPCB's portfolio do you wish everyone knew about?
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
Who are some of the people who have made the greatest impact on your life?
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
What was a pivotal moment in your personal life and in your career? (Stories, please!)
Nikhil Kundra@nikhil_kundra
Hey @ariellezuck - Do you think you'd ever go into politics? I mean, you are in Al Gore's office afterall ;)
Pierre-Marie Galite@tsunaze · mobile developer & advice giver
Hey Arielle, thanks for the AMA. My questions are : How do you introduce to someone new ? When they hear your family name, what's their reaction and what's your reaction ? (PS : from your last entry from your blog, what do you think about the Pebble Time :D ?)
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Operations @ Product Hunt
Hi Arielle! Thanks for joining us today. During your career to date, what is the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Flip side - what's the worst?
Thomé J Nicocelli MD@thomenicocelli · Dreamer & co-founder of health ventures.
@ariellezuck Thanks for your time Arielle and congratulations for joining KPCB few months ago. I was going to ask something related to health as I think that the decade ahead will be the best for health/well-being/live longer opportunities in Silicon Valley. My questions is this: How do you see the overall opportunities in health and Silicon Valley? Although I love seeing all the energy and investments behind wearables -- such as FitBit and Jawbone, I am thinking that the opportunity in health/well-being for Silicon Valley is before people go for the wearable, and during the moment they log into their Facebook account. Any thoughts? Good luck to you at KPCB, have fun, make tons of great investments -- and above it all change the world!
Alex Vinogradov@alexvinogradov4 · CEO
@thomenicocelli I sure my can helps to do huge changes.
Erik Finman@erikfinman · Founder of Finman Technologies
Is edtech an attractive market for you? Have you seen any cool education companies that not many people would know about?
Earteza Auvee@earteza · Team Member @Foundedx
hello @ariellezuck ! this is Earteza from Bangladesh . we started a project name Kids Go Coding , our plan is on 2016 we will teach coding 1M underprivileged kids all over the world . Do you have interest this kind of projects and did you worked this kind of project for kids ?
jamestodd@jamestodd · Serial encourager and delighter
3 favorite beers?
Russ Frushtick@russfrushtick
@ariellezuck My last name means breakfast in German. It's pretty awesome. What's the biggest/most common mistake you see people make when pitching?
Miguel Palau@mpalau · GeekyBytes
What's your favorite mexican beer?
neeharika sinha@neeeharika · Google, Threadchannel
@ariellezuck Great meeting you here. Two questions 1) What are your favorite finds (tech/books/tv shows) within the last month? 2) Which industry disruption are you excited about?
Alex Carter@alexcartaz · Operations @ 60dB. Ex-PH Podcasts 😻
Hi Arielle, thanks for joining us today! What types of startups are most exciting to you for early stage investments?
Alex Carter@alexcartaz · Operations @ 60dB. Ex-PH Podcasts 😻
What do you think is one of the largest problems in Silicon Valley and what do you think needs to be done to fix it?
Alex Carter@alexcartaz · Operations @ 60dB. Ex-PH Podcasts 😻
Do you listen to any podcasts? If so, what are your favorites?
Dino Jaegle@dinojaegle · Co founder @ WeMoms
@ariellezuck Hi Arielle, Thanks to be with us today, what do you think about WeMoms ?
daniellevine@daniellevine · Fireside
@ariellezuck hey Arielle! Thank's for doing this AMA. I'm wondering, what's the best thing you've come across in the last 30 days and why? Could be anything, a product, an article, a tea, a quote. Anything! Thanks for answering.