Tonkean CEO Sagi Eliyahu on TechCrunch Live

A startup lives or dies by its board of directors. Sagi Eliyahu co-founded Tonkean in 2015 and has since raised money from some top investors, including Joanne Chen from Foundation Capital. Chen joined Tonkean’s board of directors in 2019.

On this episode of TechCrunch Live, the two discuss the best ways for founders to work with their board of directors, including handling disagreements, preparing for fundraising events and hiring (or firing) senior management.

Eliyahu started Tonkean in 2015. The company raised its seed round in 2019, adding Foundation Capital GP Joanne Chen to its board of directors.

Raviraj Jain, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, invested in the company’s Series A and joined the board in April 2020. In June 2021, Tonkean closed a $50 million Series B, and Miles Clements, a partner at Accel, joined Tonkean’s board, too.

Matt Burns spoke with Sagi and Chen in February about addressing blind spots in leadership and the best ways for founders to work with their board of directors.

Listen to the conversation now!