Candid is a speaker series highlighting unfiltered accounts of the startup experience.


We believe a strong startup ecosystem relies on a community that is authentic, honest, and candid about the experiences of starting and running a company.

Jonathan Gass


Founder & CEO @ Nomad Financial

Head of Finance @ Vimeo

M&A & FP&A @ IAC

Ass. Consultant @ Bain & Company

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Mia Z. Merrill


Platform, Create

Head of Talent, The Wing

Director of Talent @ Interplay

Fellow & MSE @ Columbia

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Alyssa Zahler


Tech Real Estate Advisor @ Newmark Knight Frank

Digital Producer @ Bloomberg

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Nam Le


Sr. Analyst @ Human Ventures

Founding Partner @ Pushstory

Associate @ Nomad Financial

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