In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’m thrilled to be joined by Katie Lampert, who leads the talent acquisition and infrastructure group at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm that invests in seed to growth-stage startups.
A 20-year-old firm, General Catalyst, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., and has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, is sector agnostic and invests in startups both in the U.S. and internationally. Katie’s group serves as a talent advisory to General Catalyst’s portfolio of companies. The group supports startups through the talent spectrum, from talent acquisition needs and compensation requirements to referrals to best-of-class recruiters to establishing company culture and best practices for creating positive employee experiences.
“The different inflection points that companies go through as they relate to talent and hiring is really exciting,” Katie says. “We say that we invest in powerful, positive change that endures, so we’re really looking at what makes an enduring company and what that means from a leadership perspective and a culture and values perspective.”
Katie shares her experience in the talent acquisition field and discusses trends for the future of work. “I’m excited to see what comes,” she says.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- How Katie got her start in talent acquisition
- Her experience doing leadership recruitment at Tesla
- How data analysis is used in talent acquisition and infrastructure
- General Catalyst and its investment focus
- What Katie does at General Catalyst
- Katie’s recruiting and hiring advice for early-stage startups
- How startups can create a culture committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Trends shaping around whether to remain remote-first or return to work post-pandemic
- Katie’s take on the future of work
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