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Tiffany Chu

Outsider Insight

Tiffany Chu, Co-Founder and COO of Remix, applied what she learned from natural disasters to create a new way for cities to plan public transit. Sequoia partnered with Remix when they were just figuring out how to tackle the seemingly intractable problem of improving public transportation. Remix is now in over 200 cities worldwide.

Her advice to new founders: Foster leadership within the community.

About Remix

Remix helps local governments plan dramatically better public transit. With a mission to build cities that better serve their communities, their software enables urbanists and planners to create transit routes that increase economic opportunity for people of all incomes.

What is an Outsider Insight?

If you traced a line through Sequoia’s history from Apple to Airbnb, you’d find a common trait: each founder, partner, and trusted expert in our network possesses something we call an Outsider Insight.

An Outsider Insight transforms the way the world looks at a problem. Sometimes the insight comes from transplanting concepts from one field into another. Other times it comes from the unique experience, background, or point of view of the individual. In all cases, we hope each Outsider Insight presented here will provide practical inspiration for the next generation of founders.

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