Operators Ep 35: Toby Espinosa (DoorDash)

  
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Toby Espinosa is the VP of Ads at DoorDash.  Toby joined DoorDash as the 70th employee to launch new markets and has grown the business development team from 3 to 75 people.  Prior to joining DoorDash, Toby was an investor at Lux and Henry Crown & Co.  He is also a lecturer in the engineering department at Stanford University. 

In this episode we talk about where Toby’s urge to build companies comes from, why he decided to leave the VC world and join DoorDash, and what the company was like when he first joined. He also shares thoughts on the focus of moving very quickly early on, how he thinks about hiring, and the dynamics with some of DoorDash’s biggest partnerships.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Full transcript available here.