Moderated by Evan Engstrom, Executive Director, Engine
Policy makers are desperate to help tech companies. You have a really strong voice if you want to leverage it for your company, your industry, the startup ecosystem and beyond.
Charlie Hale, Head of Public Policy, Pinterest
Engaging early can have benefits. The first time you are on a policy maker's radar, ideally it should be for something good.
Melissa Tidwell, General Counsel, Reddit
Build key policy relationships and engage with trade associations. Otherwise, it's hard when you don’t know what you don’t know.
Ted Ullyot, Partner and Head of Public Policy, Andreessen Horowitz
When talking to regulators, look for opportunities to tell the pro-innovation case and reframe the conversation. Why is your company good for society, jobs, the economy or otherwise?