Office Hours: I'm a GM at Patreon, former startup founder and Sequoia investment scout. I'm Camille Hearst.Featured
Hi Elpha!I’m the Head of Product and GM for Merch at Patreon. I joined the Patreon team when Patreon acquired my startup, Kit, in 2018. Kit is a platform where creators and experts recommend the best products to buy. We grew to about 1M users / month and raised 2.5M from investors like Social Capital, Slow Ventures, Expa, Precursor Ventures before the acquisition.Before founding Kit, I was a VP of Product Management at Hailo, a Lead Product Marketing Manager at Google/YouTube where I worked in London and Paris and a PM at Apple.I’m also an investment Scout for Sequoia Capital. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University’s programs in Science, Technology, & Society/Product Design and Management, Science, and Engineering.I'm a San Francisco native, born and raised. Went to public schools growing up. I am currently based in Soho, New York, have been a part of the NYC tech scene for 6+ years now.If you want to learn more about me, check out this interview.Ask me anything about Product Management, startup acquisitions, working at big tech companies vs tiny startups, angel investing, or something else!