It’s difficult to pin down what defines Jeff Hammerbacher most. Is it his inclusion in the early Facebook Mafia? Is it as the founder of Cloudera, an enterprise giant that’s raised over $ 1 billion in private money? Or is it his classic era-defining quote, “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads”?
Is it cheating to say “all of the above”? The truth is, Hammerbacher is an icon of the modern Silicon Valley like few others. If you’re still in doubt, watch the full video from the fireside chat he gave in San Francisco, where he talks to Sarah Lacy about his early days at Facebook, how he almost ended up on a GM assembly line, sexism in tech, and much more.