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As an intern during the Obama administration, Cannon challenged incoming National Economic Council director Lawrence Summers over his policy stance—and it helped win her a full-time job at the NEC. That same outspokenness carried over to Cannon’s career in venture capital: As a vice president at Alphabet’s CapitalG investment arm in 2016, Cannon advocated strongly for the fund to take a look at investing in Slack. While CapitalG ultimately decided not to invest, citing Slack’s valuation, Cannon’s conviction struck a chord with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield. When Cannon later joined Index Ventures, she also became a board observer at Slack, which is among Index’s portfolio of companies. With an eye toward the future of work, the venture capitalist has shown a knack for attracting highly sought after unicorns in recent years: Cannon invested in Notion, a collaboration software company, as well as Instabase, a startup focused on business apps.