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DealMakers: Entrepreneur | Startups | Venture Capital

English, Finance, 1 season, 925 episodes, 2 days, 7 hours, 19 minutes
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Welcome to the DealMakers show, hosted by Alejandro Cremades. Alejandro is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and cofounder at Panthera Advisors (M&A and fundraising advisory). On this podcast you will find interviews with entrepreneurs that have been very successful at raising capital or getting their company acquired. You will learn what they did right and what mistakes they made through the process of closing the deal. DealMakers is the ultimate guide for entrepreneurs and senior executives that are in the process of fundraising or selling their company.
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Eric Chen On Raising ~$56 Million To Build The Web3 Blockchain Infrastructure To Facilitate Smart Contracts

Eric Chen, the visionary behind Injective, has a remarkable story that spans continents and industries. From his early years in China and Colorado to his ventures in the crypto world, Eric’s journey is a testament to resilience, innovation, and a forward-thinking mindset. His company, Injective, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Jump Crypto, BH Digital, Block Tower Capital, and Pnyx Ventures.
6/18/202423 minutes, 58 seconds
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Matthew Fleissig On Building A $100 Billion Firm To Provide Asset Planning And Other End-To-End Services To Ultra-High-Net-Worth Families

Imagine a startup that doesn’t fit the usual mold—one that manages over $100B in assets with a team of nearly 600 employees. This is the incredible story of Matthew Fleissig and Pathstone, a company that has experienced tremendous growth and continues to innovate in the world of finance.
6/8/202426 minutes, 40 seconds
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Matthew Fleissig On Building A $100 Billion Firm To Provide Asset Planning And Other End-To-End Services To Ultra-High-Net-Worth Families

Imagine a startup that doesn’t fit the usual mold—one that manages over $100B in assets with a team of nearly 600 employees. This is the incredible story of Matthew Fleissig and Pathstone, a company that has experienced tremendous growth and continues to innovate in the world of finance. Pathstone has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Kelso & Company and Lovell Minnick Partners.
6/8/202426 minutes, 40 seconds
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Matt Luongo On Raising $120 Million To Build The Infrastructure For Bitcoin Projects

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Dealmakers Show, where we delve into the stories of entrepreneurs shaping the future. Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Matt Luongo, a visionary in the realm of Bitcoin and freedom technology.
6/3/202429 minutes, 36 seconds
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Matt Luongo On Raising $120 Million To Build The Infrastructure For Bitcoin Projects

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Dealmakers Show, where we delve into the stories of entrepreneurs shaping the future. Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Matt Luongo, a visionary in the realm of Bitcoin and freedom technology. Matt's company, Thesis, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Asymmetric Ventures, Boost VC, and Dan Held.
6/3/202429 minutes, 36 seconds
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Federico Malek On Selling An E-Commerce Company To Groupon And Now Building A $100 Million Revenue Brand In LatAm

Federico Malek, a seasoned entrepreneur from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has navigated the complex waters of startups and acquisitions, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the business world. His journey, marked by strategic decisions and keen insights into the dynamics of emerging markets, offers a wealth of knowledge for aspiring entrepreneurs. Federico's latest venture, Wonder Brands has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Alarko Ventures, Kube VC, Mountain Partners, and Spectra Investments. In this episode, you will learn: Building startups in emerging markets like Argentina requires strong unit economics and sustainability from day one due to macro and political fluctuations. Early exposure to successful entrepreneurs inspired Malek to pursue entrepreneurship in Argentina's burgeoning tech scene. The high-growth, high-burn model is less suitable for emerging markets, where stable capital markets are scarce. After selling his first company to Groupon, Malek shifted to developing sustainable, profitable business models. Wonder Brands focuses on creating consumer discretionary brands for Latin America's rising middle class, emphasizing sustainable and profitable growth. Raising capital in Latin America is more challenging and time-consuming compared to more mature markets like the US and Europe. Aspiring entrepreneurs should carefully choose their market, considering both potential and challenges, rather than being attached to their home country.   SUBSCRIBE ON: iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInRSSSoundCloudSpotify For a winning deck, see the commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400M (see it here).  *FREE DOWNLOAD* The Ultimate Guide To Pitch Decks .mailchimp-form { background: #ff931f; padding: 0; width: 100%; display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 30px; } .mailchimp-form .img-block { width: 50%; float: left; } .mailchimp-form .content-block { float: left; width: 50%; padding-left: 10px; margin-left: -60px; padding-top: 46px; } .mailchimp-form .content-block h3 { color: #fff; font-family: "Source Sans Pro", sans-serif; background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-size: 42px; text-align: left; border-width: 0; border-color: #fff; border-style: solid; border-radius: 0; line-height: 1.8; box-shadow: transparent 0 0 0, transparent 0 0 0 inset; text-shadow: transparent 0 0 0; padding: 0; margin: 0; letter-spacing: normal; } .mailchimp-form .content-block h4 { color: #000; background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-size: 42px; text-align: left; border-width: 0; border-color: #000; border-style: solid; border-radius: 0; line-height: 1.5; box-shadow: transparent 0 0 0, transparent 0 0 0 inset; text-shadow: transparent 0 0 0; padding: 0; margin: 0; letter-spacing: normal; } .mailchimp-form input.email { width: 100%; height: 50px; padding: 0px 20px; border: 1px solid #333; margin-bottom: 15px; } input#mc-embedded-subscribe { color: rgb(255, 255, 255) !important; background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) !important; font-family: "Montserrat", sans-serif; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; /* font-size: 25px !important; */ line-height: 1.5; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) 0px 0px 0px; padding: 10px 0px; margin: 0px; display: block; width: 100%; height: 100%; box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) 0px 0px 0px inset; cursor: pointer; border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0) !important;
6/2/202428 minutes, 4 seconds
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Federico Malek On Selling An E-Commerce Company To Groupon And Now Building A $100 Million Revenue Brand In LatAm

Federico Malek, a seasoned entrepreneur from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has navigated the complex waters of startups and acquisitions, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the business world. His journey, marked by strategic decisions and keen insights into the dynamics of emerging markets, offers a wealth of knowledge for aspiring entrepreneurs. Federico's latest venture, Wonder Brands has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Alarko Ventures, Kube VC, Mountain Partners, and Spectra Investments.
6/2/202428 minutes, 4 seconds
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Wayne Slavin On Raising $123 Million To Build The Rails That Connect Consumers To Digital Insurance

From a humble beginning in South Africa to becoming a serial entrepreneur in the United States, Wayne Slavin's story is one of perseverance, adaptability, and relentless pursuit of innovation. As a young immigrant in Southern California during the late 80s, Wayne experienced a world where possibilities seemed endless despite the initial challenges his family faced.
6/1/202440 minutes, 34 seconds
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Steven Zhao On Raising $100 Million To Build An Immersive Virtual Reality World For In-Person Interactions

Steven Zhao has had an inspiring entrepreneurial journey that started from humble beginnings to groundbreaking innovations in the world of virtual reality. He is the dynamic founder behind Sandbox VR. His story is a testament to resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of a dream.
5/28/202429 minutes, 16 seconds
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Steven Zhao On Raising $100 Million To Build An Immersive Virtual Reality World For In-Person Interactions

Steven Zhao has had an inspiring entrepreneurial journey that started from humble beginnings to groundbreaking innovations in the world of virtual reality. He is the dynamic founder behind Sandbox VR. His story is a testament to resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of a dream. Sandbox VR has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Gobi, Katy Perry, and Alibaba Hong Kong.
5/28/202429 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sami Inkinen On Building Two Billion-Dollar Companies, Raising $360 Million For The Second To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

When it comes to building a billion-dollar company, doing it once might be considered luck, but doing it twice is a testament to skill and perseverance. Sami Inkinen, the entrepreneur behind two successful ventures, shares his journey from humble beginnings on a Finnish farm to founding companies like Trulia and Virta Health.
5/26/202433 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sami Inkinen On Building Two Billion-Dollar Companies, Raising $360 Million For The Second To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

When it comes to building a billion-dollar company, doing it once might be considered luck, but doing it twice is a testament to skill and perseverance. Sami Inkinen, the entrepreneur behind two successful ventures, shares his journey from humble beginnings on a Finnish farm to founding companies like Trulia and Virta Health. Sami has raised funding for Virta Health from top-tier investors like Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, and Caffeinated Capital.
5/26/202433 minutes, 40 seconds
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Shahar Alster On Selling A Company To WeWork And Now Helping Companies Harvest Retail Consumer Behavior Data

Shahar Alster's career is a testament to the power of resilience, innovation, and strategic thinking in the tech industry. As a multiple-time founder, Shahar has navigated the complex landscape of startups, scaled businesses, and led successful exits.
5/25/202438 minutes, 56 seconds
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Maciej Zawadzinski On Building A $13 Million ARR Company With Minimal External Funding & Now Supporting Aspiring Founders

Poland’s entrepreneurial landscape is not for the faint-hearted, but Maciej Zawadzinski’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience and innovation. Born at the tail end of Poland’s socialist era, Maciej experienced firsthand the seismic shift from socialism to capitalism, shaping his perspectives and aspirations. His story is a remarkable blend of determination, technological prowess, and strategic foresight. In this exclusive interview, Maciej talks about his experiences building his company, facing rejections when trying to raise money for it, and eventually exiting. He has now transitioned to an investor’s role.
5/24/202428 minutes, 55 seconds
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Guy Willner On Selling A Company For $555 Million And Now Advising PE Firms As A Board Member

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is like diving into a vast ocean of uncertainties, challenges, and opportunities. In a recent interview with Guy Willner, an experienced entrepreneur with a string of ventures spanning decades, we gleaned invaluable insights into surviving crises.
5/24/202428 minutes, 56 seconds
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Maciej Zawadzinski On Building A $13 Million ARR Company With Minimal External Funding & Now Supporting Aspiring Founders

Poland's entrepreneurial landscape is not for the faint-hearted, but Maciej Zawadzinski's journey is a testament to the power of resilience and innovation. Born at the tail end of Poland's socialist era, Maciej experienced firsthand the seismic shift from socialism to capitalism, shaping his perspectives and aspirations. His story is a remarkable blend of determination, technological prowess, and strategic foresight. In this exclusive interview, Maciej talks about his experiences building his company, facing rejections when trying to raise money for it, and eventually exiting. He has now transitioned to an investor’s role.
5/21/202428 minutes, 55 seconds
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Guy Willner On Selling A Company For $555 Million And Now Advising PE Firms As A Board Member

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is like diving into a vast ocean of uncertainties, challenges, and opportunities. In a recent interview with Guy Willner, an experienced entrepreneur with a string of ventures spanning decades, we gleaned invaluable insights into surviving crises.
5/17/202428 minutes, 56 seconds
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Leor Catalan On Rolling Revenues Worth $100 Million Back Into His Company To Streamline Insurance Coverage

Leor Catalan is an innovative founder whose story embodies curiosity, resilience, and relentless innovation. Join us as we delve into his remarkable trajectory, from his formative years in Tel Aviv to the helm of a global company with over 600 employees.
5/14/202426 minutes, 9 seconds
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Duncan Logan On Raising $336 Million To Support Unicorns And Now Building A Capitalism-Driven Climate Change Ecosystem

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, the journey is often as captivating as the destination. Duncan Logan, a seasoned entrepreneur with a trail of ventures behind him, sat down for an exclusive interview on the Dealmakers Show, providing a captivating narrative of his entrepreneurial odyssey. Duncan's latest venture, 9Zero, is in the process of raising a friends and family round.
5/11/202435 minutes, 14 seconds
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Eshchar Ben-Shitrit On Raising $190 Million To 3D-Print Plant-Based Meat Products

In the field of culinary innovation, few stories are as captivating as that of Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, the co-founder and CEO of Redefine Meat. His journey from a childhood in an Israeli kibbutz to spearheading one of the most groundbreaking companies in the meat industry is as inspiring as it is insightful.
5/5/202432 minutes, 30 seconds
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Andrew Blackmon On Raising Over $67 Million To Disrupt The Tux And Suit Rental Industry And Now Scaling Over $100 Million in Revenues

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, there are few stories as captivating as that of Andrew Blackmon, the co-founder and CEO of The Black Tux. From humble beginnings in LA to navigating the challenges of building a successful startup, Andrew's journey is one of resilience, innovation, and unwavering determination.
5/4/202427 minutes, 58 seconds
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Goutham (Gou) Rao On Selling Companies To Citrix, Dell, And Pure For A Few Hundred Million Dollars And Now Building A GenAI Co-Worker To Spot And Solve IT Issues Quickly

In the labyrinth of entrepreneurial ventures, where dreams take flight and innovation shapes destinies, few individuals stand as examples of relentless pursuit and unwavering commitment. Goutham (Gou) Rao is one such visionary whose journey from the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the innovation hub of Silicon Valley is a story of resilience, passion, and audacity.
5/3/202438 minutes, 39 seconds
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David Schaffer On Taking An Over $1.2 Billion Company Public And Now Building A Stem Cell Therapy Company

In the world of scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, few names shine as brightly as David Schaffer's. With a track record of launching and nurturing successful companies in the biomedical field, David's journey is not just a story of academic achievement.
5/2/202433 minutes, 19 seconds
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Armon Petrossian On Raising $81 Million To Make The Data Transformation Process Efficient And Accessible

In the bustling landscape of entrepreneurship, where dreams collide with reality, and visionaries transform industries, few narratives resonate as profoundly as that of Armon Petrossian. From his humble beginnings in Portland, Oregon, to the pulsating heart of Silicon Valley, Armon's journey is not just a tale of success but a testament to the power of perseverance, innovation, and the pursuit of a bold vision.
4/30/202430 minutes, 40 seconds
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Luke Saunders On Raising ~$120 Million To Revolutionize Access To Fresh, Healthy Meals Through A Network Of 1,200+ Smart Fridges

Meet Luke Saunders, the founder of Farmer's Fridge, whose journey from humble beginnings to transforming the food industry is nothing short of inspiring. In this exclusive interview, Luke talks about scaling his company and the challenges he faced during the COVID to get the company back on track.
4/28/202432 minutes, 15 seconds
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Lieza Danan On Raising Millions For Diagnostics And Building An AI Software Company To Streamline Drug Testing For Quality, Efficacy And Safety

In the bustling landscape of entrepreneurship, where every success story seems like a triumph against all odds, Lieza Danan's journey stands out as a beacon of resilience, vision, and unwavering determination. From her humble beginnings in the Philippines to scaling the heights of the biotech industry in the United States, Lieza's story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of staying true to one's vision.
4/27/202428 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jorge Myszne On Selling A Company For $400 Million And Building Solutions To Manage Critical Data Securely

Welcome to the captivating narrative of Jorge Myszne, an entrepreneur whose journey traverses continents, technological frontiers, and entrepreneurial landscapes. Buckle up as we embark on an exhilarating ride through the highs, lows, and pivotal moments that shaped his entrepreneurial voyage. Jorge's latest venture, Kameleon, attracted funding from top-tier investor, Xilinx.
4/26/202429 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ricardo Pero On Raising$400 Million To Provide Working Capital To E-Commerce Merchants To Help Them Grow

In the bustling world of entrepreneurship, stories of resilience, determination, and innovation often emerge as guiding lights for aspiring founders. One such narrative is that of Ricardo Pero, a Brazilian-born entrepreneur who embarked on a transformative journey from the corporate world to building a multimillion-dollar empire in the heart of the United States.
4/25/202430 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jemuel Joseph On Raising $70 Million To Automate Home Building For Maximum Cost Efficiency And Value

In the realm of entrepreneurship, there are tales of resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of turning dreams into reality. Jemuel Joseph's journey embodies all these elements and more, from his humble beginnings in Ethiopia to co-founding Cover, a revolutionary company reshaping the future of housing. In an exclusive interview, Jemuel shared insights into his upbringing, the challenges he faced, and the remarkable evolution of Cover. He also talks about the challenges he faced with acquiring funding for his company and the rejections he faced.
4/24/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Payam Zamani On Taking A $1.2 Billion Company Public And Now Supporting Startups To Impact The World Positively

In the annals of entrepreneurship, few stories rival the extraordinary journey of Payam Zamani. Born into adversity in Iran, Payam's path to success was not paved with gold but with resilience, determination, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
4/23/202434 minutes, 14 seconds
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Simon Litsyn On Building A $1 Billion Company To Innovate Fast-Charging Batteries For EVs And Is Now Exploring Lithium Extraction

In the world of business, there are individuals whose journeys exemplify resilience, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to turning ideas into reality. Simon Litsyn, a seasoned entrepreneur with a background rooted in academia, is one such individual whose story is as inspiring as it is insightful.
4/20/202434 minutes, 39 seconds
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Paul Wiltshire On Raising $180 Million To Bridge The Gap Between Music Makers And Music Consumers

In the heart of every great entrepreneur lies a melody of resilience, innovation, and unwavering determination. Paul Wiltshire, a visionary hailing from the land down under, has orchestrated an awe-inspiring journey that harmonizes the fields of business and creativity.
4/19/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sebastian Kreis On Raising $550 Million To Help SMEs Leverage AI Organize Their Financial Information In Real Time

Sebastian Kreis has an inspiring story about his experiences building an incredible platform. While many people are talking about using machine learning and AI, Sebastian was one of the trendsetters in the field.
4/18/202433 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kris Bliesner On Raising $11.5 Million To Help Companies Manage Their Public Cloud Infrastructure Securely And Efficiently

In the realm of startups, few narratives are as compelling and instructive as Kris Bliesner's journey. With a career from early-stage ventures to navigating hypergrowth and transition periods, Kris offers a wealth of insights into the dynamics of building and scaling businesses.
4/13/202428 minutes, 34 seconds
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Joe Bayen On Raising $120 Million To Enable Consumers To Use Their Subscription Payments To Build Credit Scores

In the pulsating world of entrepreneurship and innovation, every success story is woven with threads of resilience, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of one's dreams. Joe Bayen, the visionary behind Grow Credit, sits down to share his remarkable journey from the bustling streets of Cameroon to the epicenter of technological advancement in Silicon Valley.
4/12/202435 minutes, 32 seconds
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Christian Haigh On Managing Close To $3 Billon And Now Building A Modern Wealth Management Platform

Christian Haigh's journey from a disciplined choir school student in Oxford to a leader managing billions in assets is nothing short of inspiring. In a recent interview, Christian shared his insights on discipline, overcoming challenges, the importance of trust, and the vision behind his ventures, Legalist and Compound.
4/8/202431 minutes, 42 seconds
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Philip Inghelbrecht On Taking A $2.5 Billion Company Public And Raising $7 Million To Automate Lost-And-Found Processes

In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, there exist stories that transcend the ordinary, tales of resilience, persistence, and the pursuit of dreams against all odds. Such is the narrative woven by Philip Inghelbrecht, a seasoned entrepreneur whose journey from Bruge, the Flemish side of Belgium to the bustling streets of Silicon Valley is nothing short of remarkable.
4/7/202431 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dhimaan Shah On Raising Close to $100 Million To Build The Hamptons Of India

In the bustling streets of Bombay, amidst the vibrant tapestry of culture, finance, and ambition, a dream was born. This dream would eventually transcend borders, continents, and expectations, manifesting into a remarkable tale of entrepreneurship, resilience, and vision. At the heart of this narrative lies Dhimaan Shah, the founder of Isprava, whose journey from the corridors of investment banking in New York City to the serene landscapes of Goa depicts the essence of chasing one's dreams against all odds.
4/6/202431 minutes, 30 seconds
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Steve Tuck On Raising $80 Million To Disrupt Cloud Storage And Computing

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, the journey from inception to success is often marked by unexpected twists and turns. Such is the story of Steve Tuck, whose path from corporate stability to the tumultuous startup landscape is a testament to resilience, vision, and unwavering determination.
4/5/202433 minutes, 8 seconds
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Rupesh Sanghavi On Bootstrapping A $150 Million Company To Nurture eCommerce Brands And Help Them Grow

Few stories are as remarkable as those of individuals who've carved their path to success against all odds. Today, we have the privilege of unveiling the captivating journey of Rupesh Sanghavi, a bootstrapped founder who defied conventional norms to build a thriving empire from scratch. Rupesh talks in detail about his experiences building a company to over 400 employees on a $150M revenue. He also reveals how he maintained his focus on sustainability and culture when building, scaling, and financing his venture.
4/4/202429 minutes, 24 seconds
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Joshua Wohle On Raising $4.86 Million To Leverage AI To Help Employees Upgrade Their Skills

In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, tales of triumph often emerge from the fusion of passion, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of knowledge. Joshua Wöhle, a visionary entrepreneur, epitomizes these traits in his remarkable journey from a gaming aficionado to the founder of thriving startups.
4/3/202429 minutes, 2 seconds
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Guy Kashtan On Co-Founding And Selling An $80-Million Remittance Company That Enabled Cash Transfers Overseas

In the bustling landscape of entrepreneurship, tales of success often emerge from the crucible of determination, innovation, and unwavering belief in one's vision. Guy Kashtan's journey embodies this narrative, traversing the realms of coding, corporate life, and ultimately, co-founding Rewire, a fintech startup aimed at revolutionizing remittance services for immigrants. Guy reveals interesting details about his experiences with co-founding a company, navigating it through the challenges of COVID-19, and taking it through an acquisition.
4/2/202426 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mohamad Khachab On Selling A Snack Food Company For $200M And Now Supporting Upcoming Founders

Mohamad Khachab's journey is one of resilience, authenticity, and unwavering determination. In a recent interview, he shared insights into his entrepreneurial ventures, the challenges he faced, and his commitment to giving back to the community. From humble beginnings to a successful exit, Khachab's story is a testament to the power of authenticity in business.
3/31/202434 minutes, 43 seconds
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Srinivas Balasubramanian On Bootstrapping A Billion-Dollar Revenue Company By Delivering AI Services

In the vast expanse of entrepreneurial endeavors, stories of triumphs, trials, foresight, and fortitude abound. One such narrative encapsulates the essence of perseverance and innovation of Srinivas Balasubramanian, a visionary entrepreneur who defied conventional wisdom and carved his path to success.
3/30/202430 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mike Hall On Selling A $500 Million Renewable Energy Company And Now Building A Platform To Enable The Purchase Of Solar And Storage Equipment

In the world of entrepreneurship, there are tales of triumph, moments of despair, and lessons learned along the way. One such remarkable journey is that of Mike Hall, a visionary leader who transformed a garage start-up into an industry leader. In this blog post, we'll delve into Mike's inspiring story, from his humble beginnings to his groundbreaking achievements in the renewable energy sector. He talks at length about the fundraising challenges he faced in 2008, restructuring the business and the transaction with a private equity firm for over half a billion.
3/29/202431 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ameesh Divatia On Raising $36.5 Million To Secure Cloud-Stored Data From Hackers

In the heart of every successful venture lies a narrative, a tale of trials, triumphs, and the indefatigable spirit of its creator. Ameesh Divatia, a luminary figure in the tech industry, embodies this spirit, having navigated the tumultuous seas of entrepreneurship, weathered storms of uncertainty, and emerged as a beacon of innovation in cybersecurity. In a candid interview, Ameesh unveiled the intricacies of his journey, offering insights, wisdom, and a glimpse into the ethos that propelled him forward.
3/27/202435 minutes, 42 seconds
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Oli Cavanagh On Building A P2P Finance Marketplace And Now Patenting A New Way to Tip For Service Providers

Entrepreneurs like Oli Cavanagh seize opportunities to innovate and solve real-world problems in a world where technology constantly evolves. From his humble beginnings in Ireland, Oli's journey has been marked by a series of ventures, each offering valuable lessons and insights into the world of startups and business. In an exclusive interview, Oli Cavanagh shares the highlights of his entrepreneurial odyssey and his latest endeavor, Strikepay, which is poised to revolutionize the way we tip service providers.
3/26/202430 minutes, 53 seconds
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Roberto Cipriani On Raising Over $380 Million To Bring Personalized Learning Support To Students

In the bustling world of startups, success stories often revolve around rapid growth, agile decision-making, and the ability to adapt to evolving market needs. One such tale that embodies these elements is the journey of Roberto Cipriani, the co-founder of Paper, a pioneering edtech company aiming to bridge the gap between what schools provide and what students need to succeed.
3/25/202429 minutes, 18 seconds
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Vivek Sharma On Raising $97 Million To Leverage AI To Create Customized Marketing Email Campaigns

In the realm of entrepreneurship, there exists a unique breed of individuals whose journey embodies the essence of resilience, adaptation, and unwavering determination. Vivek Sharma, the visionary behind Movable Ink, epitomizes this spirit of tenacity and innovation.
3/23/202433 minutes, 9 seconds
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Johanna Småros On Raising Over $800 Million To Automate Supply Chains And Minimize Wastage

In the bustling world of technology and entrepreneurship, few stories resonate as deeply as those of RELEX Solutions. Founded by Johanna Småros and her co-founders, this Finnish company has not only revolutionized supply chain management but also embodies the power of resilience, innovation, and teamwork.
3/20/202430 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ben Huffman On Raising $44 Million To Give Users The Freedom And Ability To Work Independently

In the world of startups, every success story is often underlined by a journey filled with trials, learning curves, and pivotal moments. Ben Huffman, the founder of Contra, graciously shared his entrepreneurial story, from his upbringing in South Carolina to the founding and growth of his ventures.
3/19/202432 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kyle Forster On Growing His Software-Defined Networking Company To $70M In Sales And Now Building An AI Platform For Cloud Operations

In the bustling world of technology and entrepreneurship, few stories resonate as profoundly as that of Kyle Forster. From his roots in the heart of innovation in Silicon Valley to his ventures into groundbreaking startups, Kyle's journey is a testament to resilience, foresight, and the pursuit of excellence.
3/15/202435 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ryan Sitton On Bootstrapping A $75 Million Revenue Company To Bring Data-Driven Reliability Solutions To Industrial Plants

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, few stories are as compelling as that of Ryan Sitton, the visionary founder of Pinnacle. This company has become a game-changer in the reliability systems industry. In this exclusive interview, Ryan Sitton shares his remarkable journey, from the early days of bootstrapping to the revolutionary strides Pinnacle has taken in transforming industrial reliability.
3/14/202438 minutes, 30 seconds
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Adam Felesky On Selling A Company For Over $2.2 Billion And Now Managing A $2.5 Billion Fund To Support Emerging Founders

In a recent interview, we had the privilege of delving into the fascinating career of Adam Felesky, a visionary entrepreneur who navigated from engineering to the heart of the financial services and fintech world. Adam’s journey is not just a testament to personal resilience but also a masterclass in spotting opportunities and scaling a business successfully.
3/13/202428 minutes, 56 seconds
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Brian Anderson On Going From $125K In Debt To Raising $75 Million By Boosting E-Commerce Conversion Rates

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is like setting sail on an unpredictable sea, facing calm waters and tumultuous storms. In this exclusive interview with Brian Anderson, a seasoned founder with a track record of triumphs and lessons learned, we delve into the depths of his entrepreneurial ventures, from the quaint harbors of the Hamptons to the bustling tech scene of San Francisco.
3/11/202434 minutes, 45 seconds
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Eugene Malobrodsky On Raising $390 Million For His Last Startup And Now Investing In Immigrant Founders

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, few stories captivate as much as that of Eugene Malobrodsky. Eugene's journey is a testament to resilience, determination, and the immigrant spirit, from his humble beginnings in Lithuania to co-founding AnchorFree, a groundbreaking tech company that later went public.
3/10/202434 minutes, 2 seconds
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Aaron McDonald On Raising $54 Million To Create A Revolutionary AI-Powered Platform For Immersive Content To Break The Monopoly Of Big Tech Platforms

In the fast-evolving landscape of web3, where innovation meets the convergence of technology and user experiences, Aaron McDonald's journey stands out as a testament to resilience, curiosity, and a relentless pursuit of transformation. In this candid interview, we delve into the fascinating narrative of a founder who started in a small rural town in New Zealand and went on to shape the future of the internet. Aaron also talks about ICOs, roll-ups, and the newly co-founded Readyverse Studios and their partnership with Warner Brothers Discovery.
3/8/202432 minutes, 6 seconds
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Eva Shang On Raising $1 Billion To Invest In Litigation With AI

In the ever-evolving landscape of business and finance, there are tales that stand out as truly unique, and the story of Legalist and its co-founder and CEO, Eva Shang, is one such narrative. This entrepreneur had a unique approach, distinctly characterized by innovation and strategic thinking. With a focus on a robust team, Eva carved a path in financing litigation, raising a substantial billion-dollar investment. She talks about her intriguing journey leading an underdog team that initially diverged from the traditional asset management profile, embracing a tech-centric strategy.
3/7/202428 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr. David Albert On Raising Over $50 Million To Build AI-Powered Personal EKGs

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, stories often unfold in unexpected ways. Dr. David Albert's journey from the son of a prominent politician during the Watergate era to a trailblazing entrepreneur in the medical technology sector is a captivating tale of resilience, innovation, and the pursuit of a passion that transcends traditional boundaries. His company, according to PitchBook, has already raised $50M+.
3/6/202429 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr. Garima Sawhney On Building An End-To-End Care Delivery Service For Elective Surgeries

In the vast landscape of healthcare innovation, some stories stand out not only for their transformative impact but also for the unique journey and cultural shifts they bring about. One such narrative is the inspiring journey of Pristyn Care, a unicorn in the healthcare sector, founded by the dynamic trio of Dr. Garima Sawhney, Mr. Harsimarbir (Harsh) Singh, and Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor.
3/5/202434 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jan Arendtsz On Raising Close To $80 Million To Simplify Integrating Cloud-Based Applications

In a world marked by unexpected twists and turns, Jan Arendtsz's journey from the tranquility of a small island to the bustling realm of entrepreneurship is a captivating tale. This interview unveils Jan's fascinating life, tracing his path from Sri Lanka to the tech landscape of North America.
3/3/202429 minutes, 43 seconds
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Randall Ward On Partnering With $3.3 Billion Investor, Sri Rao, To Build A $200 Million ARR Platform For Team Collaborations

In the dynamic landscape of business, successful partnerships and strategic investments can play a pivotal role in transforming a company's trajectory. The joint interview with Randall Ward, co-founder and CEO of Appfire, and Sri Rao, partner at Silversmith Capital Partners, provides a fascinating insight into Appfire's unique journey.
3/1/202436 minutes, 40 seconds
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Basem Hanna On Building A Billion-Dollar Cannabis Company And Raising $50 Million To Develop Rental Housing

In a world where success stories often seem reserved for the privileged few, the journey of Basem Hanna stands out as a beacon of inspiration. From humble beginnings as an immigrant from Egypt to becoming the CEO of a billion-dollar publicly traded company, Basem's trajectory is a testament to the power of hard work, resilience, and unwavering determination.
3/1/202429 minutes, 46 seconds
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Vlad Magdalin On Raising $335 Million To Build The World’s Most Powerful No-Code Website Development Platform

In the bustling world of Silicon Valley, where success stories and innovations are born, one individual stands out with a remarkable journey that spans continents, cultures, and challenges. Vlad Magdalin, the co-founder and CEO of Webflow, has not only carved a niche for himself in the tech industry but has also overcome incredible odds to get there.
2/29/202440 minutes, 13 seconds
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Hed Kovetz On Raising $222 Million To Launch A Unified Identity Protection Platform

In the realm of entrepreneurship, tales of success often overshadow the arduous journey of building a company from scratch. Hed Kovetz, the founder of Silverfort, a groundbreaking cybersecurity company, recently shared insights into his entrepreneurial journey in an exclusive interview.
2/27/202433 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sandeep Johri On Selling His First Company For $150 Million To Oracle And Now Leading A Billion Dollar Business

Sandeep Johri's journey from his middle-class upbringing in Bombay, India, to becoming a successful entrepreneur and CEO in Silicon Valley is a compelling narrative of resilience, adaptation, and visionary leadership. In this exclusive interview, Sandeep shares the intricacies of his remarkable career, from his initial fascination with the United States to his pivotal role in founding and leading successful tech companies like Oblix, Tricentis, and Checkmarx.
2/21/202433 minutes, 9 seconds
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Angie Ma On Raising $60 Million To Build An AI Company That Trains And Matches Graduates With Suitable Companies

Born in Beijing and shaped by diverse cultures in Hong Kong and London, Angie Ma embarked on a remarkable journey that eventually led her to the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) innovation. In an exclusive interview, Angie shared her experiences, challenges, and the transformative power of AI in today's dynamic world.
2/20/202428 minutes, 38 seconds
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Karim Bernoussi On Building A $936 Million Company By Providing Top-Notch Global Customer Service

In the vast landscape of entrepreneurship, stories of success are often marked by determination, resilience, and a passion for making a positive impact. Karim Bernoussi's journey from being the fifth child in a Moroccan family to the founder of Intelcia Group, a global outsourcing powerhouse with 40,000 employees and almost €800M or $936M in revenue, is nothing short of inspiring.
2/19/202434 minutes, 2 seconds
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Danielle And Leah Cohen-Shohet On Raising $75 Million To Support Founders In The Beauty Industry

In a recent joint interview, Danielle and Leah Cohen Shohet, the dynamic twin duo, shared their remarkable journey of building GlossGenius, a beauty payments software company. From their childhood in Florida to scaling their business with venture capital, the twins discussed the challenges, setbacks, and triumphs that shaped their entrepreneurial path.
2/18/202430 minutes, 1 second
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Ronald Brus On Building His First Company To A $16 Billion Business And Selling His Next One To Johnson & Johnson For $3.5 Billion

Ronald Brus, a visionary entrepreneur hailing from the Netherlands, has carved an extraordinary path from a medicine student with a passion for soccer to becoming a prominent figure in the biotech industry. Ronald’s story is not just one of business success, but a testament to the power of curiosity, resilience, and the pursuit of innovative solutions to real-world problems.
2/17/202431 minutes, 12 seconds
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Vijay Krishnan On Building A Billion Dollar Business By Helping Companies Hire Top-Notch Talent From Anywhere In The World

Vijay Krishnan, a seasoned entrepreneur and AI expert, embarked on a remarkable journey from his roots in India to the heart of Silicon Valley. In this blog post, we delve into his experiences, academic background, early fascination with artificial intelligence, and the evolution of his entrepreneurial endeavors.
2/16/202435 minutes, 32 seconds
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Chris Cabrera On Building A $2 Billion Business By Helping Companies Unlock Their Full Revenue Potential

In the heart of Silicon Valley, amidst the tech boom of the '80s, Chris Cabrera's journey unfolded. Born in Boston to a first-generation Colombian father, Chris moved to California with his family, eventually finding his way into the vibrant entrepreneurial landscape.
2/15/202432 minutes, 25 seconds
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Maxim Melamedov On Raising $116 Million To Enable Companies To Scale Their Cloud Resources And Match Application Demand

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, stories of resilience, adaptation, and growth often captivate our attention. Maxim Melamedov, co-founder and CEO of Zesty, shares his remarkable journey from being born in the Soviet Union to navigating the entrepreneurial landscape in Silicon Valley.
2/14/202427 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jody Shapiro On Raising $73 Million To Help Companies Manage Their Software From A Single Platform

In the bustling world of technology and entrepreneurship, the path from a Boston suburb to Silicon Valley is both fascinating and inspiring. Jody Shapiro, a seasoned tech entrepreneur, shares his journey of falling in love with coding at the age of 9.
2/13/202432 minutes, 32 seconds
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Alex Twigg On Cofounding A $1.5 Billion NeoBank Startup And Now Raising Millions To Simplify Website And App Building

In the fast-paced world of fintech, few individuals boast a journey as diverse and impactful as Alex Twigg's. He shares his remarkable story, from his humble beginnings in the UK to his pivotal role in transforming the banking landscape. Join us as we explore his experiences, challenges, and triumphs, ultimately leading to the creation of innovative ventures like Judo Bank and his latest venture, Appeggio.
2/12/202439 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jeff Denworth On Co-Founding A $9.1 Billion Company To Store And Analyze Unstructured Data And Train AI Models

In a world buzzing with discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) and capital raising, Jeff Denworth, co-founder of VAST Data, sits down for an insightful interview. From his humble beginnings as a Jersey boy to helping spearhead a company with a staggering $9.1 billion valuation, Jeff shares his journey and insights into the dynamic realms of technology, business development, sales, and marketing.
2/11/202432 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tao Tao On Building A $2 Billion Business By Allowing People To Find Their Passions Through Travel

In a world where travel experiences have become an integral part of our lives, few entrepreneurs have had the vision to redefine the industry. One such visionary is Tao Tao, the co-founder and CEO of GetYourGuide. In this conversation, Tao takes us on a journey from his early days in Beijing to the challenges faced in Europe and ultimately to the thriving success of GetYourGuide.
2/10/202428 minutes, 11 seconds
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Gaurav Kapoor On Raising Millions And Creating A ‘Risk Management’ SaaS Market Leader To Help Organizations Manage Their Risk

In a recent interview, Gaurav Kapoor, the co-CEO and Co-Founder of MetricStream, shared his captivating journey from growing up in India to becoming a successful entrepreneur and leader in Silicon Valley. The conversation unveils the evolution of Gaurav's career, the birth of MetricStream, and the invaluable lessons learned along the way.
2/9/202429 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ganesh Shankar On Only Raising $27 Million And Growing His Company To 500 Employees By Enabling Businesses To Share Information Seamlessly

In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, success stories often emerge from unexpected beginnings. One such compelling narrative is that of Ganesh Shankar, the visionary Co-Founder of Responsive, a cloud-based SaaS solution revolutionizing how organizations share and exchange information.
2/8/202430 minutes, 56 seconds
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Srinivasan KA On Raising $359 Million To Enable Media Streaming And Advertising

In the vibrant landscape of entrepreneurial journeys, few tales are as compelling as that of Srinivasan KA, an Indian-born entrepreneur whose trajectory spans continents, industries, and transformative experiences. From navigating the bustling streets of Chennai to founding and scaling tech companies in the United States, Srinivasan's story is a testament to resilience, adaptability, and the pursuit of audacious dreams. He also talks about his global approach to building businesses.
2/7/202428 minutes, 46 seconds
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Allen Lau On Selling His Storytelling Platform For $660 Million And Now Investing In AI-Driven Startups

In a captivating interview with Allen Lau, the co-founder and former CEO of Wattpad, we delve into the fascinating journey of an entrepreneur who started from humble beginnings in Hong Kong and went on to create one of the most successful storytelling platforms in the world.
2/6/202437 minutes, 37 seconds
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Max Aniort On Raising $86 Million To Make Your Holidays Unforgettable

Max Aniort's journey from the west of France to building a global luxury travel platform is nothing short of a captivating odyssey. Born in Brittany, Max's childhood unfolded in diverse locations – from Saudi Arabia to Greece, military school in Brittany, and a career spanning Hong Kong, London, New York, and back to Paris.
2/5/202429 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jessica Rolph On Selling Her Last Company For Hundreds Of Millions And Now Raising $132 Million To Help Your Kids Reach Their Full Potential

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, stories of resilience, determination, and innovation shine bright. Jessica Rolph, a seasoned entrepreneur with 17 years of experience in the early childhood space, has woven an extraordinary tale of building successful ventures from the ground up.
2/4/202437 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ran Reske On Raising $170 Million For Comfortable Sleep Products

Ran Reske's journey from a childhood in Kenya to the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship is a captivating narrative of risk-taking, resilience, and the pursuit of a dream. Born in Israel and raised in Kenya, Ran's diverse background set the stage for a unique entrepreneurial adventure.
2/3/202432 minutes, 16 seconds
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Eddie Martucci On Raising $300 Million To Treat ADHD With Video Games

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, success often comes hand in hand with overcoming challenges, building a resilient team, and staying true to a visionary goal. This insightful interview with Eddie Martucci delves into his journey – from growing up in Connecticut to founding Akili and taking it public.
2/2/202435 minutes, 1 second
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Yonatan Adiri On Raising $200 Million To Integrate Healthcare With Cell Phones

Innovation often emerges from the intersection of diverse experiences and perspectives. Yonatan Adiri's journey, born in the heart of the startup nation, Israel, is a testament to this phenomenon. Yonatan is also a member of the founding team of getaround.com and the founder of Healthy.io. The conversation with him provided valuable insights into the entrepreneurial journey, lessons learned, and the vision behind transforming healthcare through innovation.
2/1/202446 minutes, 56 seconds
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Itamar Arel On Selling His Company To McDonald’s For Millions And Now Raising $15 Million To Automate Customer Service

In a candid interview, Itamar Arel, a seasoned entrepreneur originally born and raised in Israel, shares his fascinating journey from being a computer nerd in his early days to navigating the worlds of academia, startups, and corporate acquisitions.
1/31/202431 minutes, 13 seconds
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Shay David On Building A $1.8 Billion Business And Raising $34 Million To Leverage AI To Hire The Right People

Dr. Shay David, a seasoned tech entrepreneur with multiple exits, has had a remarkable journey through varied technological landscapes, from navigation to video to HR. His story is a testament to his adaptability, strategic acumen, and commitment to leveraging technology for a positive impact on the world.
1/30/202431 minutes, 8 seconds
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Arunkumar Padmanabhan On Making Loans Worth $545 Million To Empower Women Entrepreneurs In India

One man's journey stands out as a beacon of hope for millions in a world driven by financial complexities. Arunkumar Padmanabhan, a visionary entrepreneur originally from Chennai, South India, has carved a niche for himself in the financial services sector. Arun has also become a catalyst for positive change in the lives of thousands. In this captivating interview, he shares his remarkable journey from the traditional corridors of banking to the frontlines of social entrepreneurship, demonstrating that impactful business can be the bridge to a more inclusive society.
1/29/202431 minutes
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Renaud Laplanche On Building LendingClub To A $10 Billion Business, And Now His Latest Company, Upgrade, Is Valued At $6.3 Billion

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, few stories are as captivating as Renaud Laplanche's journey. From the picturesque streets of Paris to navigating the entrepreneurial waters in the South of France, Renaud's experiences have shaped him into a serial entrepreneur with a remarkable track record.
1/28/202432 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sebastian Karlsson On Raising $360 Million To Drive Digital Evolution In Society

In the world of entrepreneurship, success stories often emerge from unexpected beginnings, and Sebastian Karlsson's journey is no exception. Born and raised in the cold and dark winters of Sweden, his trajectory from a professional soccer player to a founder and CEO of a venture success is a tale of resilience, determination, and the power of surrounding oneself with the right people.
1/27/202430 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pablo Fernandez Alvarez On Selling His First Startup For Over $100 Million, Raising $600 Million For His Second, And Now Bootstrapping An AI Startup

Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey is much like navigating uncharted waters. It's a thrilling yet challenging expedition that demands unique skills and insights. Conversation with seasoned entrepreneur Pablo Fernandez Alvarez gave us several invaluable lessons. Each of these lessons gives you insights into startup culture and business endeavors. From the critical importance of cultural fit in hiring to the wisdom of prioritizing profitability from day one, this interview delves into Pablo’s entrepreneurial acumen.
1/26/202441 minutes, 30 seconds
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Adrian Aoun On Selling His First Company To Google, Co-Pioneering AI, And Now Raising Over $325 Million To Transform Medicine

Adrian Aoun's story is a tapestry of entrepreneurship, innovation, and a profound commitment to addressing critical issues. As he navigates the intersection of technology and healthcare, his journey serves as an inspiration for those daring to dream beyond the confines of the present.
1/25/202438 minutes, 24 seconds
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Rob Imbeault On Raising $660 Million, Building A $1 Billion Supply Chain SaaS Business, And Now Improving The Food System

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, few stories captivate the imagination, like that of Rob Imbeault, a seasoned founder who has successfully built and exited multiple ventures. In this exclusive interview, Rob shares insights into his remarkable journey, offering a glimpse into the highs, lows, and invaluable lessons learned along the way.
1/24/202434 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dave Dickerson On Building A $400 Million Revenue Company For Accurate Background Checks

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, success stories often unfold in unexpected ways. Dave Dickerson, the founder of Accurate Background, epitomizes the resilience and ingenuity that can turn a humble beginning into a thriving business empire.
1/23/202426 minutes, 27 seconds
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Brian Lee On Being The Mastermind Behind The Rise Of LegalZoom And The Honest Company To Billions

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, few stories capture the essence of determination, innovation, and mission-driven success quite like that of Brian Lee. Born in South Korea and raised in Orange County, California, Lee's journey is a testament to the power of hard work, resilience, and a deep passion for creating meaningful businesses.
1/22/202438 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jannick Malling On Selling His Last Company For $120 Million And Now Raising $300 Million To Make Public Markets Work For All People

In the world of entrepreneurship, success often comes to those who embrace challenges and chart their own unique path. Jannick Malling, a Danish-born entrepreneur, is a perfect embodiment of this spirit. From his early days tinkering with the internet in the suburbs of Copenhagen to co-founding and leading successful ventures in the financial technology space, Jannick's journey is both fascinating and inspiring.
1/21/202429 minutes, 16 seconds
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Luca Cartechini On Raising $140 Million To Support eCommerce Merchants

In a candid interview, Luca Cartechini shares his remarkable journey from the finance world to becoming an entrepreneur in the thriving e-commerce industry. Born in Italy and educated in the UK, Luca's story is a testament to the changing landscape of venture capital, the challenges of entrepreneurship, and the strategic approach to fundraising and acquisitions.
1/20/202432 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dmytro Voloshyn On Raising $170 Million To Build The Largest Marketplace For Online Language Learning

In the dynamic world of technology and startups, Dmytro Voloshyn's journey from a small city in Ukraine to co-founding and scaling Preply into a global language-learning powerhouse is nothing short of inspiring. In this in-depth interview, we delve into Dmytro's early aspirations, the founding story of Preply, the challenges faced, and the strategic decisions that led to their remarkable success.
1/19/202432 minutes, 19 seconds
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Paul Prager And Nazar Khan On Raising $400 Million To Mine Bitcoin With Zero Carbon Energy

In the world of business, there are stories that transcend the ordinary, tales of resilience, innovation, and the audacity to challenge the status quo. Paul Prager and Nazar Khan have had an inspiring journey leading up to a highly lucrative partnership. This collaboration of two highly motivated and aspiring individuals resulted in the ideation of TeraWulf, a sustainable Bitcoin mining organization focused on developing extensive infrastructure. This company has the potential to transition to a zero-carbon future for the world.
1/18/202434 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bruce Ballengee On Building A Company To $150 Million In Revenues By Solving Complex Business Problems

In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, success stories often carry the essence of grit, innovation, and a commitment to core values. Bruce Ballengee, the founder of Pariveda Solutions, has crafted a thriving company and cultivated a unique approach to business.
1/17/202433 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jordane Giuly On Building A $1.5 Billion Business And Now Raising $28 Million To Offer Short Term Financing To SMEs

In the vibrant city of Paris, Jordane Giuly's journey began – a journey that traversed the gray weather of Paris to the innovation hub of Silicon Valley. In this narrative, we unravel the fascinating story of Jordane Giuly, a Parisian native, entrepreneur, and co-founder of successful ventures like Spendesk and Defacto.
1/16/202432 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ty Wang On Raising $63 Million To Make Health Insurance Accessible To Everyone

In the bustling landscape of entrepreneurship, stories often emerge from diverse backgrounds, each narrating a unique journey. Ty Wang, the founder of Angle Health, shares his inspiring tale that begins with immigrant roots and leads to the establishment of a groundbreaking healthcare benefits solution.
1/15/202431 minutes, 59 seconds
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Zafrir Yoeli On Building A $2.5 Billion Business And Now Funding Startups In The Renewable Energy Sector

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, few stories are as compelling as the journey of Zafrir Yoeli, the founder of Enlight Renewable Energy. This company went public on both the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, reaching a peak valuation of $2.5 billion. Today, Zafrir is venturing into the world of climate tech investments, leading the charge at Gravity Climate Fund.
1/14/202433 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rob Devlin On Raising $50 Million To Reshape The Way People Interact With The World

In the heart of Philadelphia, where the spirit of innovation thrives, Rob Devlin embarked on a journey that started in his grandfather's basement and led to the creation of metalenz, a company poised to revolutionize the way we perceive and interact with the world.
1/13/202432 minutes, 8 seconds
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Gonzalo Parejo Navajas On Raising Millions To Automate Your Accounts Payable

In the world of entrepreneurship, success often involves navigating uncharted territories, facing challenges head-on, and making decisions that shape the trajectory of a business. Gonzalo Parejo Navajas, a seasoned entrepreneur, shares his compelling journey from Madrid to Brazil, highlighting the lessons learned, the pivotal moments, and the birth of his latest venture, Kamino.
1/12/202437 minutes, 26 seconds
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Josh Felser On Selling Two Companies For $380 Million, Investing In 4 Unicorns, And Now Launching A VC For Climate Technologies

In the world of business and entrepreneurship, diverse experiences often shape innovative minds. Josh Felser, born in Maine but raised in the vibrant water-based town of Miami, embarked on a journey that led him from the ocean to the world of politics, Japanese currency trading, media, and, ultimately, becoming a successful founder and investor.
1/11/202436 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tom Carter On Raising $160 Million To Blur The Lines Between How We Perceive The Physical And Virtual World

In the heart of Essex, a young mind named Tom Carter was nurtured in a family where hard work and determination were not just values but a way of life. Born to a mother working in a school and a father who delved into the world of chemistry, Tom's upbringing laid the foundation for his future endeavors. We unravel the inspiring journey of Tom Carter, from a curious child fascinated by building things to the co-founder and CEO of Ultraleap, a company at the forefront of revolutionizing human-computer interaction in the extended reality (XR) space.
1/10/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dr. Rahul Kakkar On Selling Billion-Dollar Companies To Novo Nordisk And Merck And Now Leading One Of The Hottest Biopharma Startups

In the dynamic world where medicine and entrepreneurship converge, Dr. Rahul Kakkar stands as a beacon of inspiration. His journey, seamlessly blending the realms of healing and business, reflects a commitment to leaving a lasting impact on both individuals and the biopharmaceutical landscape.
1/9/202438 minutes, 48 seconds
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Salim Youssefzadeh On Attracting Over $60 Million In Grants To Generate 0-Emission Truck Fuel

In the bustling heart of Los Angeles, Salim Youssefzadeh's journey from an avid outdoor enthusiast and pilot to the visionary founder of WattEV has been nothing short of remarkable. In this exclusive interview, we delve into Salim's adventures, academic pursuits, and entrepreneurial drive that led him to shape the future of transportation through sustainability.
1/8/202429 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ori Levy On Selling His First Company For $100 Million, Taking His Second Public, And Now Bringing Tennis To Your Home

In the heart of Ori Levy's entrepreneurial journey lies Strikeco, a groundbreaking venture that transcends the boundaries of traditional tennis training and playing. The collaboration with tennis veteran Yoni Willand sparked a vision to transform how tennis enthusiasts practice, learn, and compete.
1/7/202444 minutes, 47 seconds
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Srini V. Srinivasan On Raising $75 Million To Enable Companies To Store And Process Their Data More Efficiently

In the vast ocean of technological advancements, some individuals stand out as pioneers, charting new territories and building foundations for the future. Srini V. Srinivasan, the co-founder of Aerospike, is one such visionary whose journey unfolds like a captivating tale of perseverance, innovation, and adaptability.
1/6/202429 minutes, 22 seconds
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Robert Bagheri On Raising $110 Million To Power The Electric World With A Transformative Manufacturing Technology

In the field of innovation and technological advancement, few stories stand out as compelling narratives of perseverance, commitment, and unwavering belief in a mission. Robert Bagheri's journey, from his roots in Iran to becoming a key player in the technology industry, reflects a tale of challenges, triumphs, and a relentless pursuit of making a positive impact on the world.
1/5/202437 minutes, 12 seconds
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Liam McIvor Martin On Bootstrapping His Startup To $20 Million In ARR By Helping Employees To Work From Anywhere

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, few stories are as captivating as that of Liam McIvor Martin. From a competitive figure skater to a seasoned founder, Liam's journey is a rollercoaster of experiences in academia, raising money, and navigating the challenges of remote work.
1/4/202431 minutes, 32 seconds
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Michael Vega-Sanz On Raising $60 Million To Simplify Getting Insurance Claims

In the bustling landscape of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation, Michael Vega-Sanz's journey stands out as a testament to resilience, adaptability, and a relentless pursuit of solving real-world problems. With a relentless focus on solving customer problems and an unwavering commitment to innovation, Michael and his team are paving the way for a future where insurance is not just accessible but revolutionized by technology.
1/3/202427 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mohamed (Nagaty) Aboulnaga On Building And Exiting Billion-Dollar Companies And Now Supporting Startup Founders

In a captivating interview, Mohamed A Aboulnaga shares his incredible journey from being born in Cairo, Egypt, to becoming a key player in the global tech and business landscape. From the bustling streets of Cairo to founding and steering successful ventures like Fawry and Careem, Mohamed's story is about resilience, innovation, and pursuing a dream.
1/2/202429 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dekel Skoop On Raising $58 Million To Make Websites Across The Globe Accessible To All

In the bustling world of startups and technological innovation, few stories captivate and inspire as much as those of Dekel Skoop. From the serene landscapes of an Israeli kibbutz to the fast-paced world of hypergrowth startups, Dekel's journey is not just about building a successful business but about making the internet accessible to everyone.
1/1/202428 minutes, 42 seconds
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Boris Manhart On Co-Founding A $1 Billion Unicorn And Now Funding And Supporting Other Startup Founders

In the vast landscape of entrepreneurship, Boris Manhart stands as a beacon of inspiration, his journey marked by a profound connection to his roots, a passion for psychology, and an innate entrepreneurial spirit. Boris has co-founded several companies, including Pulp, CodeCheck, Numbrs, and Growth Unltd. Growth Unltd. invests in startups, providing early-stage funding. It also has a social investment fund called the Growth Impact Fund.
12/26/202336 minutes, 50 seconds
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Stephany Lapierre On Raising $72 Million To Build A Trusted Supplier Data Platform

Stephany Lapierre is the CEO and Cofounder of Tealbook which is a provider of supplier data and e-commerce procurement technology. The company has raised $72 million from top tier investors including RTP Global, BDC Venture Capital, or Workday Ventures to name a few.
12/21/202331 minutes, 46 seconds
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Eoin Matthews On Building A $1.1 Billion Equity Fund For Homeowners

In the vast landscape of entrepreneurial stories, Eoin Matthews' journey stands out as a compelling narrative of resilience, adaptation, and insightful problem-solving. From growing up on a dairy farm in rural Ireland to co-founding successful startups in Silicon Valley, Eoin shares the lessons he learned along the way. His venture, Point, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Redwood Trust, Ribbit Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz.
12/19/202338 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sanjit Biswas On Selling His First Company To Cisco For $1.2 Billion And Now Building A $1 Billion ARR Business in 8 Years By Revolutionizing Physical Operations With AI

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, certain visionaries stand out for their ability to innovate and transform industries. Sanjit Biswas, a seasoned entrepreneur, has navigated the entrepreneurial terrain with remarkable success.
12/17/202338 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tim Schigel On Building One Of The Fastest Growing Companies In America By Enabling Information Sharing And Now Investing In Other Entrepreneurs

Tim Schigel's life and career have been shaped by his Cleveland roots, a large ethnic family, and a passion for music. In this interview transcript, Tim shares his journey from growing up in Cleveland to becoming a pioneering figure in the tech and venture capital space. His VC firm, Refinery Ventures, has invested in top-tier companies like bitewell, FRAYT, StoryFit, and Livegistics.
12/15/202333 minutes, 44 seconds
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Gerhard Trautmann On Raising $80 Million To Empower Shoppers To Take Smarter Spending Decisions

Gerhard Trautmann, the founder of Global Savings Group (GSG), is a bottle of untapped brilliance, a mind ready to unleash innovation. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Trautmann's journey has been a geographical tapestry, weaving through Venezuela, the U.S., Portugal, and finally settling in Germany. His early years in South America, fueled by his father's work for European companies, imbibed in him a love for diverse cultures that would later become a cornerstone of GSG's identity.
12/14/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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Navin Chaddha On Selling His First Company To Microsoft, Building A $3 Billion Business, And Now Managing A $3 Billion VC Firm

In a recent interview, Navin Chaddha, a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist, shared his journey from the vibrant streets of Delhi to the heart of Silicon Valley. His story unfolds as a captivating narrative, weaving through the technological shifts and entrepreneurial challenges that defined his career.
12/13/202335 minutes, 13 seconds
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Richard Ettl On Building A $600 Million Business By Transporting Medicines At The Right Temperatures

In the world of entrepreneurship, few stories resonate as powerfully as that of Richard Ettl, a young global leader recognized by the World Economic Forum. Born in Austria, Richard's journey is a testament to the transformative power of vision, resilience, and a commitment to sustainability.
12/12/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Brian Meidell On Raising $79 Million To Give Everyone Easy Access To Fun Entertainment

In the sphere of innovation, there are individuals whose journeys span continents, cultures, and industries, shaping their perspectives and approaches to problem-solving. Brian Meidell, a Danish entrepreneur with roots in Copenhagen, embarked on a remarkable journey that led him from a stable upbringing in Denmark to disrupting the gaming industry. His venture, FRVR, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Accel, Hiro Capital, Makers Fund, and David Helgason.
12/11/202335 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dedi Gilad On Raising $205 Million To Bring Clinical Exam Kits To Every Home

Dedi Gilad’s career as a startup founder was rooted in his upbringing in Tel Aviv, where there is an unwavering resilience, a creative spirit, and an innate drive for entrepreneurship. These qualities would become the cornerstone of his journey, propelling him forward in the world of innovation.
12/10/202334 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sacha Lazimi On Raising $65 Million To Make It Easier To Connect With Whoever From Wherever

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, success often comes from a journey marked by trial and error, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to innovation. Sacha Lazimi's entrepreneurial voyage is a testament to these qualities, as he transitioned from studying mathematics in Paris to becoming the co-founder of Yubo, a leading platform in Social Discovery.
12/9/202330 minutes, 25 seconds
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Brad McNamara On Raising $50 Million To Grow And Deliver Fresh Farm Produce Grown In Freight Containers

In the labyrinthine streets of Boston, a narrative unfolded, written by the tenacious spirit of a man named Brad McNamara. Born and bred in a city that embodies both history and innovation, Brad's journey transcended the ordinary. This interview delves deeper into the rich tapestry of Brad's life, tracing the journey through his entrepreneurial endeavors. It starts from the early days in Boston to his groundbreaking ventures with Freight Farms and Morrissey Market.
12/8/202332 minutes, 22 seconds
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Curtis Anderson On Raising $108 Million To Streamline Nursing Care

In the vast expanse of Idaho, where farm towns flourish, and the spirit of hard work prevails, Curtis Anderson's journey began. From the idyllic simplicity of a small farming community to the intricate world of entrepreneurship, Curtis shares his transformative experiences and the evolution of Nursa, a groundbreaking healthcare staffing solution.
12/7/202342 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sam Hendel On Building A $2 Billion Music Catalog And Now Supporting The Yale Entrepreneur Community

In the vast landscape of entrepreneurship, some stories stand out like well-composed symphonies. Sam Hendel's journey, originating from the suburbs of New York City, resonates as a melody of innovation and passion. From navigating the worlds of finance to orchestrating deals in the music industry, Sam's life has been a crescendo of risk-taking, calculated decisions, and a profound love for the arts. In this insightful interview, he offers a unique perspective shaped by hands-on experience in both investing and deal-making within the business realm.
12/6/202337 minutes, 26 seconds
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Matt Martin On Raising $76 Million To Help People Manage Their Time

In the vast landscapes of Minnesota, where winters are cold, and summers are serene, Matt Martin found his roots. In a recent interview, he took us through the remarkable journey that led him from the world of politics to the heart of Silicon Valley, sharing insights and pivotal moments that shaped his career.
12/5/202341 minutes, 44 seconds
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Assaf Resnick On Raising $330 Million To Prevent IT Outages With AI And Machine Learning

In the intricate tapestry of entrepreneurship, the journey often unfolds as a nuanced narrative of challenges, victories, and pivotal decisions. Assaf Resnick's story, an Israeli-born entrepreneur who transitioned from Silicon Valley to venture capital and ultimately founded BigPanda, provides a deeper exploration into the intricacies of his remarkable odyssey.
12/4/202333 minutes, 25 seconds
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Christoph Jenny On Raising $115 Million To Deliver Alternative Protein To Consumers

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland, Christoph Jenny's journey from the mountainous terrains of his childhood to the forefront of sustainable innovation with Planted, Europe’s fastest growing FoodTech startup in the alternative protein space, is a testament to vision, resilience, and a profound connection to nature.
12/3/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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Scott Dunn On Raising $100 Million To Remove Uncertainties From An Electric Future

In a captivating interview with Scott Dunn, the visionary CEO of Noveon Magnetics, we unravel the compelling narrative that traces his remarkable journey from the quaint communities of Baltimore, Maryland to the forefront of manufacturing innovation in Texas. Scott’s story is infused with a deep-seated passion for creating and an early immersion in the complexities of production. His career trajectory led him to establish Noveon Magnetics—a company poised to redefine the landscape of rare earth magnet manufacturing.
12/2/202333 minutes, 4 seconds
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Doug Scott On Raising $100 Million To Enable Investors To Align Their Values With Their Investments

In a recent interview, Doug Scott shared insights into his unique journey, blending diverse perspectives from his international upbringing and experiences, including in oil and gas investment banking, to building a sustainable investment platform. Today, we delve into the story of Doug Scott, tracing his path from unexpected beginnings to the founding of Ethic, a company pioneering sustainable investing.
12/1/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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Graham Farrar On Building A $300 Million Company By Creating The Biggest Cannabis Producer And Dispensary

The story of Graham Farrar and Glass House is more than a narrative of business success; it's a saga of passion, perseverance, and a profound belief in the positive impact of cannabis on individuals and society. As the cannabis industry continues to mature and break barriers, Graham Farrar stands as a trailblazer, leading the way toward a greener and more enlightened future.
11/30/202329 minutes, 8 seconds
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George Goldsmith On Building A $360 Million Business By Accelerating Patient Access To Innovation In Mental Health

In a recent insightful interview, George Goldsmith, the visionary entrepreneur and founder of Compass Pathways, shared the rich tapestry of his life and career. He has had a journey that unfolded in unexpected ways, defying conventional norms.
11/29/202337 minutes, 32 seconds
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Shilo Ben Zeev On Selling His Company For $350 Million And Now Raising Millions To Give Babies The Best Feeding Experience

Shilo Ben Zeev's entrepreneurial journey is a multifaceted narrative of resilience, innovation, and a commitment to making a positive impact. From revolutionizing diabetes management with Dario to redefining motherhood through Emulait, Shilo's ventures reflect an unwavering determination to address pressing challenges and create meaningful change in the world.
11/27/202334 minutes, 30 seconds
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Alf Inge Wang On Selling His Company For $1.5 Billion And Now Raising Millions To Combine Exercising With Gaming

In the world of technology and innovation, the story of Alf Inge Wang stands out as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and thinking outside the box. From a small town in Norway to the global stage, Alf's journey is marked by a deep connection to gaming, a commitment to education, and the creation of groundbreaking projects that have left an indelible mark on the tech industry. His latest venture, BitPet®, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Startup Lab.
11/26/202328 minutes, 26 seconds
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Andrew Endicott On Raising Hundreds of Millions To Make Credit Accessible To Everyone And Now Investing In Startups

Andrew Endicott's journey is a testament to the multifaceted nature of the fintech landscape. From the intricacies of deal-making to the art of balancing innovation and experience, his insights offer a roadmap for aspiring entrepreneurs navigating the complex terrain of finance and technology. His latest venture fund, Gilgamesh Ventures, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Clocktower Technology Ventures, Picus Capital, Blank Ventures, and Flyover Capital.
11/23/202349 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dror Liwer On Building Two Companies Worth Billions And Now Raising $180 Million For Cybersecurity Solutions For SMEs

In the world of entrepreneurship, success stories often carry a unique blend of passion, resilience, and the ability to navigate uncertainty. Dror Liwer, a seasoned entrepreneur and founder of two successful companies with valuations in billions, shares his inspiring journey from being a diplomat's child in Ethiopia to becoming a prominent figure in the cybersecurity industry.
11/22/202335 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mark (Myong-Sik) Otero On Selling His Company To Electronic Arts For $35 Million And Raising Millions To Build Collectible And Combat Games

In the sprawling landscape of entrepreneur stories, some stories stand out not just for their success, but for the journey they encapsulate. Mark Otero, a visionary game designer, takes us on an expedition from his humble upbringing in South Korea to the pinnacle of the gaming industry. This is a journey of overcoming challenges, chasing dreams, and reshaping the gaming landscape.
11/21/202349 minutes, 30 seconds
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Lindsay Jurist-Rosner On Raising $80 Million To Change The Way Families Experience Care

Life's journey is filled with unexpected twists and turns, molding us into the resilient individuals we are meant to become. In a recent interview with Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, the CEO and founder of Wellthy, we delved into the transformative experiences that shaped her path. Her venture, Wellthy, has attracted funding from top-tier investors including Citi Impact Fund, Cercano Management, Rethink Impact, and Stardust Equity.
11/20/202330 minutes, 25 seconds
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Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan On Selling Her Company To Linkedin For Several Hundred Million And Now Enabling Private And Secure Data Sharing

In the vast landscape of entrepreneurship, stories of resilience, innovation, and the pursuit of dreams stand out as inspirations. Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, founder and CEO of Samooha, is one such trailblazer whose journey from the bustling streets of Mumbai to the forefront of data-driven technology is nothing short of remarkable. Samooha has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Snowflake Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, and Altimeter Capital.
11/18/202339 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cam Doody On Building The Fastest Growing Company In An $18 Billion Market And Now Investing In Early Stage Founders

Cam Doody's entrepreneurial journey isn't just a story of success; it's a blueprint for aspiring business leaders. During this Dealmaker’s Podcast episode, we talked about the ever-evolving legacy that started with the establishment of Bellhops and continues with Brickyard. Brickyard has raised funding from 11 top-tier investors like GoAhead Ventures, Revelry Venture Partners, and Front Porch Venture Partners. A venture capital firm, it backs early-stage startups and offers founder-friendly software to manage equity plans, fundraising efforts, and investor portfolios.
11/18/202338 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sharif Tabebordbar On Raising $51 Million With His Team To Transform Pain Into Hope For Muscle Wasting Diseases

In a recent interview with Sharif Tabebordbar, co-founder of Kate Therapeutics, we delved into his personal journey, scientific endeavors, and the establishment of a groundbreaking company focused on developing gene therapies for genetic muscle diseases.
11/15/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sharif Tabebordbar On Raising $51 Million With His Team To Transform Pain Into Hope For Muscle Wasting Diseases

In a recent interview with Sharif Tabebordbar, co-founder of Kate Therapeutics, we delved into his personal journey, scientific endeavors, and the establishment of a groundbreaking company focused on developing gene therapies for genetic muscle diseases.
11/15/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mike Mahlkow On Raising $100 Million To Help Students With Loan Payments And Building A Low-Code Backend Solution

Born and raised in Germany, Mike Mahlkow's journey from a childhood devoted to Olympic handball to becoming an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley is a testament to the resilience required to navigate the unpredictable terrain of entrepreneurship. His latest venture, Fastgen, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Y Combinator, Rainfall Ventures, and Rebel Fund.
11/14/202337 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mike Mahlkow On Raising $100 Million To Help Students With Loan Payments And Building A Low-Code Backend Solution

11/14/202337 minutes, 9 seconds
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Michael Hurup Andersen On Raising $55 Million To Create The Commercial Bank Of The Future

Michael Hurup Andersen's journey from Northern Denmark to financial trailblazer is a testament to the power of resilience, conviction, and strategic decision-making. His story inspires entrepreneurs to forge their paths in the face of adversity. His venture, kompasbank, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like 2xN, Burgeon Invest and DFSA. Jeppe Brøndum is an angel investor who has also invested in kompasbank.
11/13/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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Michael Hurup Andersen On Raising $55 Million To Create The Commercial Bank Of The Future

Michael Hurup Andersen's journey from Northern Denmark to financial trailblazer is a testament to the power of resilience, conviction, and strategic decision-making. His story inspires entrepreneurs to forge their paths in the face of adversity. His venture, kompasbank, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like 2xN, Burgeon Invest and DFSA. Jeppe Brøndum is an angel investor who has also invested in kompasbank.
11/13/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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Doug Levin On Helping His Company Achieve A $572 Million Exit And Now Providing Advice To The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, tech visionary Doug Levin shared his remarkable journey from a New York City upbringing to becoming a global leader in the tech industry. From early challenges to founding the groundbreaking company Black Duck Software, Doug's story is one of resilience, determination, and a keen eye for disruptive technology.
11/12/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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Junko Sheehan On Raising $225 Million To Create One Of Europe’s Leading Veterinary Platforms

In the heart of Silicon Valley, where innovation echoes through the streets, Junko Sheehan's journey unfolds like an engrossing novel – a tale of resilience, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to giving back regardless of borders. Her venture, UNAVETS, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Oaktree Capital, Ares Management, and Junko herself.
11/11/202328 minutes, 57 seconds
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Junko Sheehan On Raising $225 Million To Create One Of Europe’s Leading Veterinary Platforms

In the heart of Silicon Valley, where innovation echoes through the streets, Junko Sheehan's journey unfolds like an engrossing novel – a tale of resilience, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to giving back regardless of borders. Her venture, UNAVETS, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Oaktree Capital, Ares Management, and Junko herself.
11/11/202328 minutes, 57 seconds
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David Flynn On Selling His Company For $1.2 Billion To SanDisk And Raising $56.7 Million To Make Data Easily Accessible

David Flynn's journey through the tech industry is nothing short of extraordinary. From his formative years in Alabama to his pivotal role in the creation of Fusion-io and Hammerspace, David's story is a testament to the transformative power of innovation and unwavering determination. His venture, Hammerspace, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like ARK Investment Management, Prosperity7 Ventures, and Samsung Electronics.
11/10/202330 minutes, 12 seconds
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David Flynn On Selling His Company For $1.2 Billion To SanDisk And Raising $56.7 Million To Make Data Easily Accessible

David Flynn's journey through the tech industry is nothing short of extraordinary. From his formative years in Alabama to his pivotal role in the creation of Fusion-io and Hammerspace, David's story is a testament to the transformative power of innovation and unwavering determination. His venture, Hammerspace, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like ARK Investment Management, Prosperity7 Ventures, and Samsung Electronics.
11/10/202330 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tyler Duvall On Raising $130 Million To Transform Roadways in America

In a recent podcast episode, Tyler Duvall, a visionary leader in the transportation and technology sectors, shared insights from his journey and discussed his role in shaping the future of transportation infrastructure.
11/9/202329 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tyler Duvall On Raising $130 Million To Transform Roadways in America

In a recent podcast episode, Tyler Duvall, a visionary leader in the transportation and technology sectors, shared insights from his journey and discussed his role in shaping the future of transportation infrastructure.
11/9/202329 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jeff Chapin On Selling A Company For $308 Million And Raising Millions To Give You Control Of Your Home Energy

Jeff Chapin's remarkable journey from a childhood shaped by military life to co-founding groundbreaking clean energy startups exemplifies the power of adaptability, resilience, and a global perspective. His experiences have not only influenced his career decisions but have also driven him to address fundamental human needs on an international scale.
11/8/202333 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jeff Chapin On Selling A Company For $308 Million And Raising Millions To Give You Control Of Your Home Energy

Jeff Chapin's remarkable journey from a childhood shaped by military life to co-founding groundbreaking clean energy startups exemplifies the power of adaptability, resilience, and a global perspective. His experiences have not only influenced his career decisions but have also driven him to address fundamental human needs on an international scale.
11/8/202333 minutes, 49 seconds
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Grant Cohen On Raising Over $50 Million To Enable Fans To Control Their Favorite Sports

The world of sports is ever-evolving, with innovative concepts and technologies reshaping the way fans interact with their favorite games. One such innovation is Fan-Controlled Football (FCF), cofounded by Grant Cohen, a league that has defied convention and captured the imagination of sports enthusiasts worldwide. Fan Controlled Football has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Animoca Brands, 6th Man Ventures, Jump Crypto, and Delphi Digital.
11/7/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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Grant Cohen On Raising Over $50 Million To Enable Fans To Control Their Favorite Sports

The world of sports is ever-evolving, with innovative concepts and technologies reshaping the way fans interact with their favorite games. One such innovation is Fan-Controlled Football (FCF), cofounded by Grant Cohen, a league that has defied convention and captured the imagination of sports enthusiasts worldwide. Fan Controlled Football has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Animoca Brands, 6th Man Ventures, Jump Crypto, and Delphi Digital.
11/7/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jake Schwartz On Selling His Last Company For $413 Million And Now Making Mental Health Care Accessible

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Jake Schwartz, co-founder of General Assembly and CEO of Brave Health, shared his captivating entrepreneurial journey. From his formative years on a farm to spearheading successful startups, Jake's story is a testament to resilience, adaptability, and a profound understanding of the business world.
11/6/202339 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jake Schwartz On Selling His Last Company For $413 Million And Now Making Mental Health Care Accessible

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Jake Schwartz, co-founder of General Assembly and CEO of Brave Health, shared his captivating entrepreneurial journey. From his formative years on a farm to spearheading successful startups, Jake's story is a testament to resilience, adaptability, and a profound understanding of the business world.
11/6/202339 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ross Cohen On Raising $150 Million To Build Data-Driven Consumer Brands

Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship is similar to setting out into an uncharted desert. You forge ahead, fueled by ambition, without knowing exactly where the path will lead. Ross Cohen is our guest on the Dealmaker’s Podcast and talks about his experiences in the world of startups,
11/5/202333 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ross Cohen On Raising $150 Million To Build Data-Driven Consumer Brands

Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship is similar to setting out into an uncharted desert. You forge ahead, fueled by ambition, without knowing exactly where the path will lead. Ross Cohen is our guest on the Dealmaker’s Podcast and talks about his experiences in the world of startups,
11/5/202333 minutes, 20 seconds
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Naseem Saloojee On Raising $80 Million To Create AI-Driven Tools To Help Amazon Sellers

Naseem Saloojee's journey from Toronto to becoming a key player in the world of e-commerce is a testament to the power of seizing unexpected opportunities and learning from personal challenges. His unique perspective, shaped by his South African-Canadian roots, has instilled in him a deep appreciation for opportunities and a sense of responsibility to pay it forward.
11/4/202331 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tate Hackert On Raising $50 Million To Give Employees Better Control Over Their Paychecks

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Tate Hackert, the visionary founder of ZayZoon, shared his remarkable journey from a small town on Vancouver Island to the helm of a groundbreaking fintech startup. Through his candid anecdotes and insightful reflections, Tate reveals the pivotal moments that shaped his path, offering a blueprint for aspiring entrepreneurs.
11/3/202334 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sandy Kemper On Raising Over $400 Million To Back Small Businesses With Working Capital, Enabling Smooth Cash Flows

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Sandy Kemper, a seasoned entrepreneur and former CEO of a reputable bank, shared his remarkable journey from the traditional world of banking to the forefront of fintech and eCommerce. Sandy's story is not just a personal narrative but a testament to the transformative power of innovation in the financial sector.
11/2/202334 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sandy Kemper On Raising Over $400 Million To Back Small Businesses With Working Capital, Enabling Smooth Cash Flows

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Sandy Kemper, a seasoned entrepreneur and former CEO of a reputable bank, shared his remarkable journey from the traditional world of banking to the forefront of fintech and eCommerce. Sandy's story is not just a personal narrative but a testament to the transformative power of innovation in the financial sector.
11/2/202334 minutes, 45 seconds
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Joseph Landes On Raising $125 Million To Demystify The Idea Of Virtual Desktops

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Joseph Landes shared insights from his remarkable journey, transitioning from a 23-year tenure at Microsoft to co-founding the successful startup Nerdio.
11/1/202332 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mohsen Shahini On Building A $500 Million Company And Now Raising Millions To Enhance Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

In this episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we delve into the inspiring journey of Mohsen Shahini, a visionary entrepreneur who overcame challenges and pivoted his way to success. From his early years in Iran to founding Top Hat, a groundbreaking education technology platform, Mohsen's story is about resilience, adaptability, a relentless pursuit of innovation, and a willingness to learn from both successes and failures.
10/31/202344 minutes
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Parker Treacy On Raising $65 Million To Improve Logistics Efficiency With Telematics Systems

Parker Treacy's entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the power of diverse experiences, calculated risks, and unwavering persistence. Born in Boston to parents from Canada and Hong Kong, Parker's upbringing in a culturally rich environment laid the foundation for his global perspective. In this blog, we delve deeper into key insights from Parker Treacy's podcast interview on the Dealmakers' Podcast.
10/30/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nick Damiano On Building A $1 Billion Company And Now Raising Millions To Use Robotics And AI In Surgical Procedures

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Nick Damiano, a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary in the field of healthcare technology, shared his journey from being born into a medical family to becoming a founder of groundbreaking startups. His experiences, setbacks, and triumphs offer valuable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs and healthcare innovators. His latest venture, Andromeda Surgical, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Y Combinator, BBQ Capital, Attack Capital, and Pioneer Fund.
10/29/202334 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rod MacGregor On Taking His First Company Public And Now Raising Millions To Build The World’s Largest Solar Energy Facility

In the latest episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Rod MacGregor, a visionary entrepreneur with a remarkable background, shares his journey from humble beginnings in council housing in Scotland to pioneering groundbreaking technologies in Silicon Valley. This blog post delves into Rod's inspiring narrative, highlighting key moments and insights that shaped his trajectory.
10/28/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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David Rabie On Raising $100 Million To Bring You Chef-Crafted Meals That Only Require 1 Minute Of Prep

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, entrepreneur David Rabie shared his inspiring journey from childhood dreams to building a groundbreaking company. David's story is a testament to the power of passion, resilience, and unwavering focus. Here, we delve into key takeaways from his interview, offering invaluable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs.
10/27/202331 minutes, 5 seconds
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Shivashish Chatterjee On Raising $800 Million To Reimagine The Transmission Of Credit In India

Shivashish Chatterjee's story is a testament to the power of passion and purpose in driving entrepreneurial success. His journey from a traditional academic path to founding DMI Finance serves as an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide.
10/26/202334 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dov Moran On Inventing The USB Memory Stick And Then Selling His Company For $1.6 Billion To SanDisk

Today, we're interviewing Dov Moran, Managing Partner, Grove Ventures. Dov Moran's remarkable entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the transformative power of determination and innovation. Born in a vastly different Israel, Dov's story is one of resilience, adaptability, and the drive to learn continually. His funding agency, Grove Ventures, invested in notable startups like RapidAPI, TriEye, Wiliot, and Wing Cloud. Grove supports founders in Israel, the US, and other locations in verticals like enterprise applications and artificial intelligence, among others.
10/25/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Adam Cheyer On Inventing Apple’s Siri, Which Is Now Used In Over 500 Million Devices

In a world driven by constant connectivity and instant gratification, the story of Adam Cheyer, a visionary innovator, stands out. Raised in a small town with limited screen time, Adam learned the power of imagination and creativity from an early age. His latest venture, Sentient, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Horizons Ventures, Tata Communications, Disruptel, and Access Industries.
10/24/202339 minutes, 25 seconds
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Daniel Macklin On Building A $10 Billion Company And Now Reinventing The Student Loan Industry

In a recent interview, we had the privilege of delving into the remarkable journey of Daniel Macklin, an accomplished entrepreneur whose path led him from the world of banking to the forefront of fintech innovation. His latest, Venture, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Fenway Summer Ventures, Greycroft, QED Investors and General Catalyst.
10/22/202332 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sanjay Swamy On Selling His Last Companies To Twitter And RazorPay And Now Managing An India-Focused $120 Million VC Fund

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Sanjay Swamy, a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist, shared his remarkable journey from Bangalore to the bustling metropolis it is today. With over two decades of experience in technology and startups, his insights offer invaluable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs. Here, we delve into the key takeaways from his podcast.
10/21/202333 minutes, 38 seconds
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Robert Fallon On Transitioning From Banker To Raising $74 Million To Cure Cancer

Robert Fallon's journey is a testament to the transformative power of education, international experience, and a willingness to embrace new challenges. From his formative years at Boston Latin School to his groundbreaking work in international banking and, later, involvement in cutting-edge scientific research, Fallon's story is one of resilience, adaptability, and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.
10/20/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jacqueline van den Ende On Raising Millions To Demonstrate That Fixing The Planet Is Good Business

Jacqueline van den Ende's entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the power of adaptability, self-belief, and a global perspective. From her early days in private equity to her current role at Carbon Equity, she continues to push boundaries and create lasting impact. The venture invests in climate change-focused tech startups. Top-tier investors back the company, including BlackFin Capital Partners, Firstminute Capital, AENU, and 4impact.
10/19/20230
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Andrew Luong On Raising $98 Million To Build An Amazon-Like Platform For Investing In Real Estate

In the heart of Silicon Valley, amid the Dotcom era's whirlwind, Andrew Luong's upbringing was anything but typical. Raised by immigrant parents in a middle-class household, Andrew's early experiences shaped his perspective on financial security and the value of passive income. His venture, Doorvest, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Unpopular Ventures, Visary Capital, Bragiel Brothers and Pollen Street Capital.
10/18/20230
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Sultan Murad Saidov On Raising $223 Million To Help People Find Jobs Based On Their Skills And Interests

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Sultan Murad Saidov, co-founder of Beamery, shared a powerful narrative of how his upbringing, experiences, and passion for fair opportunities led to creating a groundbreaking talent management platform. His venture, Beamery, has raised funding from top-tier investors like Teachers' Venture Growth, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, EQT Ventures, and Index Ventures.
10/17/20230
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Eylon Etshtein On Raising $350 Million To Pioneer Facial Recognition And Now Raising Millions To Streamline Talent Hunting

In the latest episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Eylon Etshtein, a visionary entrepreneur, shares his remarkable journey from army service to founding successful tech companies. Eylon's story is a testament to the power of persistence, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of what truly interests you. His latest venture, Perfect, has raised funding worth $13M from top-tier investors like Provident Trust Group, Firestreak Ventures, Young Sohn, and Snap.
10/16/20230
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Paris Wallace On Selling His Last Two Startups For Millions And Now Building The Professional Sports League Of The Future

In this episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we delve into the extraordinary life and entrepreneurial journey of Paris Wallace. From a humble upbringing in section 8 housing to graduating from Harvard Business School, Paris' story is one of determination, resilience, and a deep-rooted passion for making a positive impact on the world. His latest venture, National Cycling League, has attracted funding from top-tier investors Kevin Durant, ESPN football analyst Desmond Howard, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, and Rich Kleiman's Boardroom Sports Holdings.
10/15/20230
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Brad Pelo On Building A $10 Billion Company And Now Co-Producing A Show Viewed By 108 Million Viewers

Brad Pelo's entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the power of vision, adaptability, and humility. From his roots in Montana to the global impact of 'The Chosen', Brad's story offers valuable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs. He is now co-producing the very popular show The Chosen, which was initially crowdfunded but now has more than 16,000 investors, including Derral Eves, Dallas Jenkins, and Earl Seals.
10/14/20230
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Pavle Jeremic On Raising $49 Million To Build A Future Of Abundance For The Human Race

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we spoke with Pavle Jeremic, the visionary founder of Aether. Pavle shared his inspiring journey from a unique upbringing to the forefront of bioengineering, driven by a mission to revolutionize industrial productivity. His startup, Aether, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like BoxGroup, Gaingels, Jay Zaveri, and Dolby Family Ventures.
10/12/202331 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tom Greenwood On Selling His Fintech Company For $200 Million And Now Raising $83.5 Million To Send Money Anywhere In Real Time

Tom Greenwood's journey from the picturesque beaches of Australia to the epicenter of London's fintech scene is a testament to the global nature of entrepreneurship. Raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Tom's roots in the financial world began at ANZ Bank in Melbourne. Tom's latest startup, Volt, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Augmentum Fintech, EQT Ventures, Titan Capital, and IVP.
10/10/20230
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Harpinder Singh On Selling His Company For $800 Million, Then Selling His Second Startup To Rakuten, And Now Investing In Other Entrepreneurs

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Harpinder Singh shared his incredible entrepreneurial journey, spanning from his roots in India to co-founding two successful startups. His latest venture is Innovation Endeavors, a company that invests in upcoming entrepreneurs with funding and training. Harpinder focuses on visionary founders, transformational technology and disruptive ecosystems, and manages $1.5B.
10/8/20230
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Matthew Darrow On Raising $131 Million To Create The AI-Powered Platform For PreSales

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Matthew Darrow, Co-founder of Vivun, shared his remarkable journey from being an engineer to founding a B2B enterprise software company. His experiences growing up in different parts of the world and his background in engineering laid the foundation for his entrepreneurial spirit. His venture, Vivun, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Tiger Global Management, Salesforce Ventures, Accel, and Menlo Ventures.
10/5/20230
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Sahill Poddar On Raising $94 Million To Enable Small Businesses To Get Funding Against Their Sales

Eric Mignot has built an impressive and profitable business by doing what others wouldn’t or couldn’t. Not only has that meant billions in revenues, but acquiring many other companies along the way too. His venture +Simple has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Speed invest, Tikehau Capital, Eurazeo, and KKR Real Estate Finance Trust. In this episode, you will learn: How to successfully integrate companies you acquire Eric Mignot’s top advice when launching a business of your own Why you shouldn’t try to keep your new business idea a secret Alejandro Cremades · EP 498 Eric Mignot On Raising $120 Million To Simplify Signing Up For Insurance Policies SUBSCRIBE ON: iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInRSSSoundCloudSpotify For a winning deck, take a look at the pitch deck template created by Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel (see it here) that I recently covered. Thiel was the first angel investor in Facebook with a $500K check that turned into more than $1 billion in cash. *FREE DOWNLOAD* The Ultimate Guide To Pitch Decks Moreover, I also provided a commentary on a pitch deck from an Uber competitor that has raised over $400 million (see it here). Remember to unlock for free the pitch deck template that is being used by founders around the world to raise millions below. Access The Pitch Deck Template Please subscribe to unlock this content. Just enter your email below. Your email address is 100% safe from spam! About Eric Mignot: Eric Mignot joined Suez in 1994 as an international controller before becoming CFO of Lyonnaise des Eaux Latin America in Argentina. After graduating from INSEAD MBA in 98, he co-founded Certant, a digital consulting firm in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Back in France, he headed the development of CaixaBank in France before merging it with Boursorama. He was MD of Boursorama France for the successful launch of the digital banking activity in 2005. In 2010 he became MD of Hiscox Insurance company for 5 years before founding +Simple, 1st digital insurance broker for SMEs, professionals, and sole traders. See How I Can Help You With Your Fundraising Efforts Fundraising Process : get guidance from A to Z. Materials : our team creates epic pitch decks and financial models Investor Access : connect with the right investors for your business and close them Book a Call Connect with Eric Mignot: Crunchbase LinkedIn Twitter Read the Full Transcription of the Interview: Alejandro: Alright, hello everyone and welcome to the dealmakerr show. So today. We have a very exciting founder. You know a founder that is building a rocket ship. You know like their introtech. You know he say acquiring companies left and right and is one of the very few that is profitable. So I think that we're going to be learning a lot about building scaling. And everything in between. So I guess without further ado. Let's welcome our guest today Eric Mignot: Minot welcome to the show. Eric Mignot: Um, thank you hi very nice so to be with you today. Alejandro: So let's let's do a little of a walk through memory Lane Eric Mignot: so you were born in France so tell us about life growing up. Eric Mignot: Ah, yeah, actually it was long time ago because I'm 52 now. Um I think it was pretty exciting at that time. Ah, you know a lot of transformation since ah I was born ah in ah in in in France but I always dreamt of. You know going abroad and visiting other countries and going to late in AmEric Mignot:a and I fulfilled my dream a few years later when I left for Mexico and started my career in Mexico. Alejandro: So how do you? How do you land the Mexico so.
10/3/202330 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sahill Poddar On Raising $94 Million To Enable Small Businesses To Get Funding Against Their Sales

Sahill Poddar's journey has been one of determination, intellectual curiosity, and a passion for making an impact. From tinkering with his first computer to delving into the world of particle physics, Sahill's experiences have shaped him into the entrepreneur he is today. His startup, Parafin, attracted funding from top-tier investors like GIC, Thrive Capital, Atalaya Capital Management, and Ribbit Capital.
10/3/20230
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Sahill Poddar On Raising $94 Million To Enable Small Businesses To Get Funding Against Their Sales

Sahill Poddar's journey has been one of determination, intellectual curiosity, and a passion for making an impact. From tinkering with his first computer to delving into the world of particle physics, Sahill's experiences have shaped him into the entrepreneur he is today. His startup, Parafin, attracted funding from top-tier investors like GIC, Thrive Capital, Atalaya Capital Management, and Ribbit Capital.
10/3/20230
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David Mou On Raising $450 Million To Move Mental Health Care From Clinics To Smartphones

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Alejandro welcomes Dr. David Mou, a distinguished figure in the mental health and entrepreneurship space. The conversation delves into David's personal journey, insights into mental health for entrepreneurs, the intersection of academia and startups, and his vision for the future of mental healthcare. His company, Cerebral, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Access Industries, Prysm Capital, Artis Ventures, and WestCap.
10/1/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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Alon Arvatz On Selling His Last Company For $350 Million And Now Raising Millions To Make Cloud Computing Affordable And Efficient

In a recent episode of the Dealmaker’s Podcast, Alon Arvatz, co-founder of PointFive, shared his remarkable journey through the tech industry. From his early exposure to tech companies to founding successful ventures, Alon's story is a testament to determination, adaptability, and a commitment to making an impact. His latest venture, PointFive, has attracted funding from top-tier VC Index Ventures.
9/28/202338 minutes, 4 seconds
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John Milad On Raising $400 Million To Build Portable Dialysis Machines For Home Use And Save Lives

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, John Milad shared insights from his remarkable journey - a trajectory that took him from a quaint small town to the bustling financial districts of major cities like Chicago, New York, and London. His venture, Quanta Dialysis, attracted funding from top-tier investors like BlackRock, Eldridge, Segulah Medical, and Monashee Investment Management LLC.
9/26/202332 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dan Shapiro On Selling His Last Company To Google And Now Raising $130 Million To 3D Laser Print Your Ideas

In this episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we dive into the inspiring journey of a true visionary, Dan Shapiro. Raised by parents deeply rooted in academia, Dan's upbringing was steeped in the worlds of communications and computer science. His venture, Glowforge, has attracted funding top-tier investors like DFJ Growth, Foundry Group, Revolution Growth, and True Ventures.
9/24/202340 minutes, 16 seconds
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Henry Kim On Raising $200 Million To Move Grocery Shopping To eCommerce Platforms

In this exclusive podcast episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we sit down with Henry Kim, an accomplished entrepreneur with a diverse background in finance, investments, and startups. His startup, Swiftly, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like BRV Capital Management, JMI Equity, Total Energies, and Silicon Ventures.
9/21/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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Philipp Povel On Building A $3 Billion Company And Now Raising Millions To Turn Payments Into Your Growth Engine

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Philipp Povel, a seasoned entrepreneur, shared his incredible journey from Brazil to Germany, and his evolution from investment banking to building successful businesses. His latest venture, Mondu, has attracted millions in funding from top-tier investors like Valar Ventures, Cherry Ventures, Peter Thiel, and FinTech Collective.
9/19/202340 minutes
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Sam Li On Raising $98 Million To Take The Grind Out Of Information Security Compliance

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Sam Li, Co-Founder & CEO of Thoropass, shared his remarkable entrepreneurial journey, including his progress from his early days in Shanghai, China, to studying computer science and economics at the University of Virginia and, eventually, founding Thoropass (originally called Laika). Sam successfully raised funding for Thoropass from top-tier investors like Third Prime, Nyca Partners, Fin Capital, and Canapi Ventures.
9/17/202332 minutes, 12 seconds
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Elizabeth Zalman On Raising $80 Million For Her Startups And Authoring A Book About The Truth Of Venture Capital

Starting a business is a journey filled with twists and turns, challenges, and triumphs. In a recent podcast episode featuring Elizabeth Zalman, we delve into her fascinating journey, from her early years to her experiences as a founder and advisor.
9/14/202333 minutes, 56 seconds
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Daniel Theobald On Raising $128 Million To Have Robots Do The Dirty Work For You

In a recent episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Daniel Theobald, the visionary entrepreneur and founder of Vecna Robotics and Mekable, shared his remarkable journey from growing up in Silicon Valley to pioneering autonomous forklifts and revolutionizing the robotics industry.
9/12/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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Carl Hartmann On Raising The Highest-Ever Seed Round For No-Alcohol Spirits With $11.5 Million In Funding

In this episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Carl Hartmann, an Australian entrepreneur who has taken his innovative ideas and turned them into two successful businesses. His latest venture, Lyre's Spirit Co has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Futurecraft Ventures, VRD Investment, Doehler Ventures, DLF Venture, and DLF Venture.
9/10/202334 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ramin Shirani On Selling His Last Company For $452 Million And Now Raising $64 Million To Revolutionize Communication Systems For Cars

In this episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, Ramin Shirani, a seasoned entrepreneur with a remarkable journey, shares his inspiring story of going from a young immigrant delivering pizzas to becoming a successful technology innovator in Silicon Valley. Ramin's story is a testament to the American dream, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit.
9/7/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nathan Harding On Building A $600 Million Business And Raising $15 Million To Bring AI And Robotics To Eyelash Extensions

Nathan Harding's journey into the world of innovation began with a simple childhood curiosity. From his early years in Houston, he found himself captivated by the art of deconstructing and fixing things. Little did he know that this innate curiosity would pave the way for a groundbreaking career that would span the realms of mechanical engineering, robotics, and even the beauty industry. His startup, LUUM, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like SaxeCap, XSeed Capital, Foundation Capital, and Handshake Ventures.
9/5/202330 minutes, 59 seconds
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Courtney Guertin On Raising $128 Million To Streamline Human Resource Management

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, where innovation and perseverance are the keys to success, few stories are as inspiring as that of Courtney Guertin. In a recent episode of The Dealmakers' Podcast, Guertin shared his remarkable journey from a curious college student to a successful entrepreneur. His story embodies the spirit of determination, growth, and adaptation that characterizes the modern startup landscape. His startup, Ease, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Centana Growth Partners, AWS Impact Accelerator, Google for Startups, and Spectrum Equity.
9/3/202334 minutes, 18 seconds
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Vishaal ‘V8’ Hariprasad On Raising $225 Million To Rewrite The Rules Around Cyber Risks

In a recent episode of The Dealmakers' Podcast, we had the privilege of speaking with the visionary leader behind V8, a groundbreaking cybersecurity company that is transforming the landscape of digital protection. This conversation delved deep into V8's journey, from its inception to remarkable accomplishments. His venture, Resilience Insurance has attracted funding from top-tier investors like General Catalyst, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Corey Thomas, and Intact Ventures.
8/31/202331 minutes, 49 seconds
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Amar Goel On Building A $600 Million Business And Raising Millions To Supercharge Developers With AI

In the captivating episode of The Dealmakers' Podcast, Amar Goel, a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary who currently serves as a co-founder and CEO of Bito, shares his inspiring journey through the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship. With roots deeply intertwined with Silicon Valley's tech culture, Amar's trajectory unveils a story of innovation, persistence, and the power of adaptability. His venture, Bito, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Reza Behforooz, Eniac Ventures, Cap Table Coalition, and Mohak Shroff.
8/29/202336 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jonathan Winer On Raising Nearly $1 Billion To Pioneer The Future Of Infrastructure

In a recent episode of The Dealmakers' Podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Winer, a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with a wealth of experience spanning across multiple industries. From his humble beginnings as a philosophy student to his pivotal roles in founding startups and shaping innovative infrastructure projects, Jonathan's journey is a testament to the power of unexpected opportunities and the impact of strategic decision-making.
8/27/202337 minutes, 27 seconds
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Janis Zech On Having His Previous Company Acquired For $600 Million And Raising Millions To Boost Your Sales Performance

In the latest episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we had the privilege of speaking with Janis Zech. As the founder and CEO of various successful startups, including Fyber and Weflow, Janis has demonstrated a remarkable ability to identify opportunities, solve complex problems, and create lasting value.
8/22/202336 minutes, 43 seconds
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Joydeep Sen Sarma On Raising $100 Million For His Last Startup And Now Is Accelerating Collaboration With AI

In the latest episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we had the privilege of speaking with Joydeep Sen Sarma, a trailblazing entrepreneur who has left an indelible mark on the tech landscape. He is the founder of both Qubole and ClearFeed. From his humble beginnings in Delhi to co-founding successful startups and driving innovation in the world of big data, Joydeep's journey is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and entrepreneurial spirit.
8/20/202341 minutes, 44 seconds
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Zev Eigen On Raising $80 Million To Eliminate Discrimination And Achieve Equity In The Workplace

In a world where artistry, academia, and entrepreneurship intertwine, Zev Eigen, the visionary founder of Syndio, embarked on a journey that would redefine workplace equity. His venture has raised funding from top-tier investors like Voyager Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Penny Jar Capital, and Anita Lynch.
8/18/202336 minutes, 56 seconds
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Robert Krayn On Raising $115 Million To Open Doors To Behavioral And Mental Healthcare

In a recent episode of The Dealmakers' Podcast, Robert Krayn, the visionary founder behind Talkiatry, shared his inspiring journey from a middle-class upbringing in New Jersey to revolutionizing the world of behavioral healthcare. Despite facing numerous challenges, Krayn's determination and innovative thinking led him to build a unique healthcare model that empowers both providers and patients. Talkiatry has raised funding from top-tier investors like Left Lane Capital, Sikwoo Capital Partners, Relevance Ventures, and Yousif Al-Dujaili.
8/15/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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Alexander Izydorczyk On Raising $62.9M To Make The World’s Economic Data Transparent

In a recent episode of The Dealmakers' Podcast, Alexander Izydorczyk shared his remarkable journey from an academic upbringing in Winnipeg, Canada, to becoming a pioneering force in the data science field. His company, Cybersyn, has successfully created a data-rich ecosystem and raised $62.5M to empower governments, individuals, and businesses. The venture has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Sequoia Capital, Snowflake, and Coatue.
8/14/202331 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ben Boyer On Raising $170 Million to Build UV-C Machines to Kill Pathogens and Save Lives

Embarking on an enchanting expedition through the corridors of business acumen, we unveil the extraordinary journey of Ben Boyer, a seasoned venture capitalist whose path took him from the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles to the thriving heart of the tech realm. His latest venture, R-Zero, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, BMO Financial Group, Qualcomm Ventures, and DBL Partners.
8/13/202347 minutes, 54 seconds
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Drew Banin On Building A $4 Billion Business By Helping Analysts Create And Disseminate Organizational Knowledge

The visionary story of dbt Labs, formerly known as Fishtown Analytics, is a tale of remarkable innovation, growth, and adaptability. Founded by Drew Banin with a passion for data and a desire to make data teams an essential part of every organization, dbt Labs has been leading the charge in data transformation. The venture hs attracted funding from top-tier investors like Amplify Partners, Sequoia Capital, Coatue, Tiger Global, and Andreessen Horowitz.
8/8/202330 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tony Pan On Raising $100 Million From Bill Gates And Other Top Investors To Unleash The Power of Clean Energy By Harnessing Hydrogen

In this captivating episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we embark on an extraordinary voyage with Tony Pan, a visionary entrepreneur determined to combat climate change through groundbreaking technology. From his early days growing up as the son of a Taiwan Navy officer to founding Modern Hydrogen, Tony's journey has been nothing short of inspiring.
8/6/202333 minutes, 41 seconds
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Henri Asseily On Selling His First Company For $525 Million And Now Empowering The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Henri Asseily, a tech entrepreneur, co-founder of Bizrate, which he sold for $525 million, and active investor, boasts an inspiring journey from his early years in Lebanon to leading innovative tech ventures. His passion for technology and unwavering determination make him a key figure in the global tech landscape. His venture capital firm, Leap Ventures, is investing in startups like Brigad, Instabug, Joust, Enterprise Applications, and Consumer.
8/4/202339 minutes, 57 seconds
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Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer On Raising Close To $400 Million To Create A Smart Workout Solution

In this enthralling episode of the Dealmakers' Podcast, we delve into the life and times of Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer, the ingenious force behind EGYM where he has raised close to $400 million from top tier investors.
8/3/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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Nelson Chu On Raising $50 Million To Make Alternative Investments More Transparent And Accessible

Nelson Chu, the co-founder and CEO of Percent, is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and visionary thinking. His journey from New Jersey to the helm of a multimillion-dollar fintech startup underscores his inherent entrepreneurial spirit and his ability to harness past experiences for future successes. Percent has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Forté Ventures, White Star Capital, B Capital, and Vectr.
8/2/202331 minutes, 1 second
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Matias Serebrinsky On His Last Startup Raising Over $100 Million And Investing In Others To Elevate Mental Health

Matias Serebrinsky, the co-founder of Cookunity and PsyMed Ventures, has had an intriguing journey from his birthplace in Argentina to leading two successful ventures in the United States. His experiences as a founder and venture capitalist, coupled with his passion for mental health, have shaped him into a dynamic and innovative leader. his venture, PsyMed Ventures, has funded companies like Freedom Biosciences, Journey Clinical, and Delix Therapeutics.
7/30/202332 minutes, 3 seconds
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Gabe Dominocielo On Raising Over $100 Million To Observe Earth with Unprecedented Fidelity

Gabe Dominocielo, the co-founder of Umbra, has charted an impressive course from his humble beginnings to spearheading a groundbreaking aerospace and defense technology venture which now has the largest constellation on American radar imaging satellites, including the highest resolution commercial satellites in history, raised over $100 million and built a company valued at nearly a billion dollars. Umbra has attracted funding from top-tier investors like DARPA, Nimble Partners, Star Castle Ventures, and 7BC Venture Capital.
7/28/202328 minutes, 58 seconds
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Alex Furman On Building A $12 Billion Company And Raising Millions To Help Maximize Talent

Alex Furman, the co-founder and CEO of Performica and co-founder of Invitae, has had an intriguing journey from his birthplace in the Soviet Union to leading two successful tech-based ventures and a nonprofit supporting Ukrainian refugees. His startup, Invitae, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like SoftBank, Deerfield Management, Genesys Capital, and Decheng Capital.
7/27/202336 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sir Martin Sorrell On Building The Largest Advertising Conglomerates With Over 100,000 Employees

Sir Martin Sorrell, is the mastermind behind the success of WPP and S4 Capital. He has charted an exceptional journey from his birthplace in London to establishing two thriving advertising and marketing services firms. His newest venture S4 Capital has invested in companies like MightyHive, Firewood Marketing, Circus Marketing, and Maverick Digital.
7/26/202341 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ian Shepherd On Securing $50 Million To Amplify YouTube Creators’ Success

Ian Shepherd's journey from a car enthusiast growing up in the UK to the co-founder of Electrify, a company that invests in and scales established YouTube channels, is nothing short of remarkable. His passion for media and the evolving creator economy has led him to venture into unique territories, creating opportunities for content creators and shaping the future of media consumption. His venture has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Wendell Davis, Interchain Ventures, Tribe, and Jun Hasegawa.
7/23/202330 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nico Simko On Raising $195 Million To Disrupt Wage Accessibility And Pioneer Financial Freedom

Nico Simko, is the co-founder and CEO of Clair, a fintech startup rewriting the rulebook on how paychecks are managed and accessed. His unique multicultural background and international education have lent an extraordinary perspective to his innovative approach in the finance industry. The venture, Clair, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Pathward, Upfront Ventures, Founder Collective, and Kairos HQ.
7/21/202328 minutes, 5 seconds
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Thomaz Srougi On Raising $170 Million To Build A Better Future For Healthcare In Brazil

Thomaz Srougi, the founder and former CEO of Dr. Consulta, has an inspiring story that stretches from the swimming lanes of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to the boardrooms of one of Brazil's leading healthcare providers. His journey is an amalgamation of competitive sports, public policy education, successful entrepreneurship, and an unwavering desire to solve social problems. The startup, Dr. Consulta, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Madrone Capital Partners, Omidyar Network, KaszeK Ventures, and Kamaroopin.
7/20/202332 minutes, 6 seconds
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Paul Johnson On Selling For $400 Million His Telehealth And Prescription Delivery Startup To 23andMe

Paul Johnson, a successful entrepreneur with a passion for transforming traditional industries with technology, shares his remarkable journey just crystallized on a $400 million acquisition in a recent interview for the DealMakers podcast. His venture, Lemonaid Health, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Sierra Ventures, Health Velocity Capital, Correlation Ventures, and Hikma Ventures.
7/19/202331 minutes, 39 seconds
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Barrett Comiskey On Building An $8 Billion Business By Recreating The Experience Of Reading From Paper In A Digital Format

The trajectory of Barrett Comiskey's career, from his early days at MIT to pioneering the world of electronic paper technology, is a beacon of innovation and entrepreneurship. His venture, E Ink, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and Special Situations Funds. Intel Capital, and FA Technology Ventures.
7/18/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ralf Wenzel On Building 3 Unicorns, Raising Hundreds Of Millions In Financing, And Revolutionizing Ecommerce

Ralf Wenzel, a serial entrepreneur and visionary investor, is a force to be reckoned with in the global tech industry. His latest venture, Jokr isthe third unicorn company under his accomplished leadership.
7/17/202344 minutes, 33 seconds
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Vishal Sunak On Raising $161 Million To Create An AI-Powered Contract Management Platform

Vishal Sunak, CEO and co-founder of LinkSquares, has raised over $160 million for his thriving startup. His venture has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Catalyst Investors, G Squared, Jump Capital, and Sorenson Capital.
7/16/202331 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ronni Zehavi On Selling His Last Company For $300 Million And Now Raising $425 Million To Disrupt HR

Ronni Zehavi's path to becoming a prominent tech entrepreneur is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and seizing opportunities. Starting his career in human resources, Zehavi took a leap of faith and ventured into the tech industry, ultimately co-founding successful companies and making significant contributions to the field. His latest venture, HiBob, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like General Atlantic, Battery Ventures, Eight Roads, and Bessemer Venture Partners.
7/14/202338 minutes, 6 seconds
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Anders Jones On Raising $158 Million To Help You Maximize Your Financial Outcomes

While growing up in Boston and attending Stanford University, Anders Jones never imagined that his career path would veer away from traditional finance roles towards entrepreneurship. Jones, the cofounder and CEO of Facet Wealth, shared his journey on the DealMakers podcast recently. His venture has attracted funding from top-tier investors like TeleSoft Partners, Durable Capital Partners, Green Cow Venture Capital, and Warburg Pincus.
7/13/202339 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jonathan Matus On Raising $140 Million To Reduce Road Accidents With AI-Driven Insurance

Jonathan Matus, the founder and CEO of Fairmatic and co-founder of Zendrive, has had a fascinating journey from his birthplace in New York to leading two successful tech-based ventures. His time in the tech industry, studying at prestigious institutions, and serving in the Israeli military have instilled a unique blend of tenacity, vision, and innovative thinking in him. His venture, Fairmatic, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Foundation Capital, Battery Ventures, Bridge Bank, and Aquiline Technology Growth.
7/12/202334 minutes, 21 seconds
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Christian Gaiser On Raising Over $90 Million For His Last Company And Now Raising $60 Million To Bring Some Soul To Travel

Christian Gaiser is the cofounder and CEO of NUMA Group which is a German technology provider for short and mid term rentals and travel accommodations. The company has raised so far over 60 million euros from top tier investors which include DN Capital, Cherry Ventures, or Kreos Capital to name a few. Prior to this, Christian Bonial which raised a strategic investment from Axel Springer.
7/11/202335 minutes, 49 seconds
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Christopher Golec On Selling His First Company For $400 Million And Now Raising Millions To Pioneer B2B Marketing

Christopher Golec is a seasoned entrepreneur with a demonstrated record of fostering innovation and leading successful start-ups. Golec's journey spans from his early days as a chemical engineer to becoming a key figure in the world of fintech, with his co-founding of Demandbase, a pioneering B2B marketing platform, serving as a remarkable testament to his visionary leadership. His venture, Channel99, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like GTMfund, Norwest Venture Partners, Jackson Square Ventures, and Bloomberg Beta.
7/9/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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Todd McDonald On Raising $120 Million To Spearhead An Open And Trusted Digital Economy

Todd McDonald is the cofounder of R3 which is financial innovation firm dedicated to the design and deployment of DLT to build the new operating system for financial services. The company has raised over $120 million from top tier investors including Intel Capital, Temasek Holdings, and 40 other top tier banks.
7/8/202331 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mattias Hjelmstedt On Building A Billion Dollar Business By Reshaping The Global Music Industry With Transparent Data Solutions

With his latest company valued at over $2.5 billion, Sweden's very own, Mattias Hjelmstedt, has an impressive record in the tech and gaming world. He's contributed significantly to the global e-sports industry, built a myriad of successful digital platforms, and made lasting impacts on the lives of millions of online users. His startup, Utopia Music, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like FiveT Fintech (formerly Avaloq Ventures) and CV VC.
7/7/202342 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kevin Frechette On Raising $80 Million To Deliver An Autonomous Sourcing Solution With AI To The Enterprise Procurement Space

Kevin Frechette brought his sales experience to the startup world, and has built a highly successful venture in a massive industry. The startup, FairMarkit, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Highland Capital Partners, OMERS Growth Equity, GGV Capital, Insight Partners and ServiceNow.
7/6/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Diego Caicedo On Raising $100 Million To Build A Scalable Credit System For Companies Of All Sizes

Diego Caicedo is now championing his third industry in Latin America. He not only took his latest startup through an acquisition, but also bought it back, and raised $100M in capital in the process. The venture, KLYM, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like JP Morgan Chase and International Finance Corporation.
7/5/202332 minutes, 13 seconds
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Amar Sawhney Building Companies Worth Billions And Now Launching A Trio Of Startups To Revolutionize Healthcare

Amar Sawhney has built up an impressive record of startup exits. He’s created billion-dollar companies, sold some, and has taken others public. Now he’s heading up three startups at once. His startup, Rejoni, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Catalyst Health Ventures, Ascension Ventures, Delos Capital, and Sparta Group.
7/4/202334 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bob van Luijt On Raising $70 Million To Unleash AI’s Full Potential By Revolutionizing Generative Models With A Vector Database

Bob van Luijt has gone from building websites in middle school to raising tens of millions of dollars for his tech startup. The venture, Weaviate, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Index Ventures, Cortical Ventures, Zetta Venture Partners, and Battery Ventures.
7/3/202328 minutes, 38 seconds
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BJ Johnson On Raising $50 Million To Reimagine Diesel And Save The Planet

BJ Johnson went from academia to launching a clean energy startup that has already raised $50M for its mission. The venture, ClearFlame Engine Technologies has acquir3ed funding from top-tier investors like Mercuria, Rio Tinto, WIND Ventures, and John Deere.
7/2/202334 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jon Sabes On Building His First Company To Over $300 Million Valuation And Now Taking On The $2.5 Trillion Life Insurance Industry

Jon Sabes is a serial entrepreneur who has built and scaled successful businesses by going public. Now he’s charting a new venture that could be much bigger. His startup, GWG Life, grew to a $500M valuation, with $3B in assets. Jon is now poised to start his next eagerly-awaited company, Longevity Partners.
7/1/202334 minutes, 22 seconds
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Doug Brien On Going From Super Bowl Champion To Building A $1 Billion Business

Doug Brien has gone from success in the NFL to kicking his first business through a billion dollar IPO. Now he’s working on an even bigger vision to bring peace of mind to others, for which he’s already raised $200M. His startup, Mynd Management, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Invesco Real Estate, and Jackson Square.
6/30/202338 minutes
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Alexander Asseily: Unveiling The Genius Behind Billion Dollar Ideas And The Journey Of A Tech Titan

Alexander Asseily has gone from being born in a war zone to creating breakthrough technologies that we use every day. The companies he’s been involved in have raised over $1B in capital, and he’s not done yet. His startup, Lilium, has attracted funding from top-tier investors Aceville, LGT, Atomico, and Lightrock.
6/29/202349 minutes, 58 seconds
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Chase Garbarino On Raising $150 Million To Transform The Workplace Experience

Chase Garbarino has built, sold, and invested in startups since he was in fifth grade. Now he’s taking on the world’s largest asset class. His latest venture, HqO, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like JLL Spark, DivcoWest, Allegion Ventures, and Pagliuca Family Office.
6/28/202335 minutes, 39 seconds
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Amar Kendale On Raising $70 Million To Deliver Healthcare For Rural America

Amar Kendale has already raised $70M for his latest venture. A healthtech startup focusing on a sizable, yet underserved niche, with big potential for impact. His startup, Homeward, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Breyer Capital, Glen Tullman, Human Capital, and Blackstone Group.
6/27/202338 minutes, 34 seconds
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Lluís Cañadell On Raising $60 Million To Streamline Financial Management For Small Businesses

Lluís Cañadell chose to look a crisis in the face and turn it into a huge opportunity to leap into business as an entrepreneur. His startup, Treinta, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Rhombuz VC, Goodwater Capital, Luxor Capital, and Sherwin Gandhi.
6/26/202330 minutes, 28 seconds
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Yannis Niebelschuetz On Raising $330 Million To Democratize Coaching For All Career Levels

Now on his third startup, Yannis Niebelschuetz has already raised tens of millions of dollars to scale his global mission of making coaching more accessible for entrepreneurs and their employees. His venture, CoachHub, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Signals Venture Capital, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Partech, and Speedinvest.
6/25/202331 minutes, 25 seconds
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Steven Wongsoredjo On Raising $106 Million To Revolutionize Retail In Indonesia – Without A Single Store

Steven Wongsoredjo chose a path and market that everyone else has been overlooking. A $200B TAM that he has already been making great headway in. His app, Super, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like TNB AURA, DN Capital, Dorsal Capital, and Softbank Ventures Asia.
6/24/202335 minutes, 46 seconds
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Marcelo Lebre On Building A $3 Billion Business By Empowering Remote Teams Globally

Marcelo Lebre has engineered his way from being turned down for a $20k investment from a startup accelerator to raising half a billion dollars for his growing remote work platform. The venture, Remote, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like 9Yards Capital, Accel, Sequoia, Index Ventures, and SoftBank Vision Fund.
6/23/202341 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rishi Mandal On Raising $100 Million To Mainstream Digital Personal Training

Rishi Mandal knows how to take a startup all the way from being birthed in the garage to being acquired for billions of dollars. The venture, Future, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Fitt Insider, Optum Ventures, Caffeinated Capital, and Trustbridge Partners.
6/22/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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L.D. Salmanson On Raising $75 Million To Unlock Data-Driven Insights In Real Estate With AI

L.D. Salmanson is a repeat entrepreneur who has been through spinoffs, acquisitions, and is now building his biggest company yet. His new venture, Cherre, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Mark Schwartz, Glilot Capital Partners, Trustbridge Partners, and Navitas Capital.
6/21/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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Yan-David (Yanda) Erlich: Inside The $1 Billion Startup Building The Best Machine Learning Tools

Yanda Erlich has now cofounder four venture backed startups. He’s been an angel investor, and a partner at a venture capital firm. Now he’s going at it again with a company that provides the best development tools for creating the next generation of software. His startup, Weights & Biases, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like NVIDIA, Insight Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Coatue.
6/20/202337 minutes, 36 seconds
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Matthew Roberts On Raising $100 Million To Change Your Coffee Experience

Matthew Roberts has brought about one of the biggest revolutions in the coffee and beverage space that we’ve seen since the birth of Starbucks and the frappuccino. His startup, Cometeer, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Greycroft, D1 Capital, Elephant, and Tao Capital Partners.
6/19/202334 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tanis Jorge On Building A $2 Billion Company By Helping You Know Who You Are Doing Business With

Tanis Jorge seems to have come up with a magical recipe for consistently starting and selling businesses rapidly. Her last company raised over half a billion dollars through a Series D round. Now, she’s going even bigger with her latest company that aims to give back to the founder community and equip others to scale successful businesses. The venture, Cofounders Hub, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Blumberg Capital.
6/18/202335 minutes, 9 seconds
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Nick Tuzenko On Raising $170 Million To Disrupt The Future Of Ecommerce

Nick Tuzenko has now raised $170M for his startup which is acquiring ecommerce brands. His venture, Accel Club has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Flyer One Ventures, North Wall Capital, Flashpoint Venture Capital, and Redseed.
6/17/202337 minutes, 44 seconds
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Vicente Zavarce On Raising $70 Million To Deliver Anything To Your Door

Vicente Zavarce has already raised tens of millions of dollars for his LA based startup that is expanding in Latin America, beyond the usual suspects of just Mexico and Brazil. The venture, Yummy, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Softbank Ventures Asia, Sovereign's Capital, and Ethos VC.
6/16/202334 minutes, 10 seconds
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Svilen Rangelov On Raising $40 Million From 1,500 Investors To Create The First Cargo Drone Airline

Svilen Rangelov and his brother have already raised tens of millions of dollars for their tech startup that has reinvented the supply chain. Their venture, Dronamics, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Speedinvest, European Union, Strategic Development Fund (SDF), and Founders Factory.
6/15/202331 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gaurav Sharma On Selling His First Two Companies For Millions And Raising $56 Million To Automate Your Business

Gaurav Sharma has already started and sold multiple businesses. His latest venture is shaping up to be his largest venture so far. It has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Amit Agarwal, Allison Pickens, Sequoia Capital, and Base10 Partners.
6/14/202333 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kishor Patil On Building A $3.6 Billion Business In India By Disrupting The Future Of Auto Tech

Kishor Patil has dedicated his career to building a lasting company that has gone through an IPO, and is now worth over a billion dollars. His venture, KPIT, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like CX Partners, KPitalism, and Chrys Capital.
6/13/202339 minutes, 10 seconds
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Luka Ivicevic On Building One Of Europe’s Biggest Online Banks And Now Raising Millions To Personalize Medical Treatments

Luka Ivicevic is now on his third startup. After having his highly successful fintech company acquired, he’s now on a mission to help this generation to live to 150 years old. His latest startup, Index Health, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like LAUNCHub Ventures and Inovo VC.
6/12/202331 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jonathan Steinberg On Taking On BlackRock With $92 Billion In Assets Under Management

Jonathan Steinberg has built one of the world’s largest financial services companies, which is also the fourth largest gold manager in the world. His venture, Wisdom Tree, invests in exchange-traded funds (EFTs) via the WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Fund, WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund, and WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund.
6/11/202332 minutes, 13 seconds
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Elad Gil: From Selling His First Company To Twitter To Becoming The Biggest Solo Venture Capitalist

Elad Gil has now launched two startups of his own. He sold one to Twitter, and has raised almost half a billion dollars for a second. That’s along with investing in some of today’s most successful companies, like Stripe, Airbnb, and Coinbase. His latest startup, Color Genomics, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like T. Rowe Price, Kindred Ventures, Pegasus Tech Ventures, and General Catalyst.
6/9/202342 minutes, 16 seconds
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Michelle He On Raising $700 Million To Overturn Financial Norms And Make Affordable Loans Inclusive Using AI

Dr. Michelle He has already raised $700 million for her 3.5-year-old fintech startup that is increasing access to credit and affordable loans, beyond just relying on credit scores.
6/8/202334 minutes, 41 seconds
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Arik Shtilman On Building A $15 Billion Business By Disrupting Traditional Banking With An API

Arik Shtilman is the cofounder and CEO of Rapyd which is a payments platform that inserts fintech services into any app and simplifies
6/7/202332 minutes, 34 seconds
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JP Errico On Going From Patent Attorney To $20 Billion In Sales

JP Errico has developed an incredible amount of IP in the medical space. On the way he has built, financed, sold, and taken companies public. His venture, electroCore, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like American Investment Holdings, Easton Capital Investment Group, Tullis Health Investors, and Knoll Capital Management.
6/6/202340 minutes
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Aviv Leibovici On Raising $106 Million To Transform Construction With AI

Aviv Leibovici took a different route than many of his peers. Yearning to have a real world impact with his work he dove into a big industry that has been begging for modernization. His venture, Buildots, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like TLV Partners, Future Energy Ventures, Maor Investments, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
6/5/202332 minutes, 49 seconds
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Troy Helming On Being The Mastermind Behind $40 Billion In Green Energy: The Untold Story Of A Unicorn Founder

Troy Helming is a Unicorn Founder (with 6 company exits) and a modern-day industrialist. He’s an inventor (60+ patent claims), an elite athlete, an author (1 book + 100s of articles), and a clean energy executive. He’s founded companies that have generated more than $30 Billion of economic impact, and he serves on numerous boards. He's a longtime wellness practitioner & yogi.
6/4/202333 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dee Choubey On Taking His Company Public For Close To $3 Billion By Rewiring The American Banking System

Dee Choubey is the cofounder and CEO of MoneyLion which is a mobile banking platform for borrowing, saving, and investing. The company raised over $250 million prior to going public in 2021 from top tier investors which included Edison Partners, DHVC, or Capital One Ventures to name a few.
6/3/202335 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jonathan Chen On Taking His First Company Public For $1.3 Billion And Now Raising $61 Million To Blend Fintech With Healthcare

Jonathan Chen took his previous company FiscalNote public for $1.3 billion and now has raised $61 million for Nitra which is overhauling the healthcare industry with radically efficient and transparent solutions - starting with spend management. So far the company has raised financing from top tier investors such as New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz, or Gaingels to name a few.
6/2/202337 minutes, 20 seconds
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Aidan Rushby On Raising $110 Million To Shape The Future Of Car Financing

Now on his second startup, Aidan Rushby has raised over $100M to help transform the experience of financing your next car. His new venture, Carmoola, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like QED Investors, VentureFriends, InMotion Ventures, and NatWest.
6/1/202334 minutes, 18 seconds
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Nick Cromydas On Raising $54 Million To Inject AI And A Network Of Experts Into The Recruitment Process

Nick Cromydas is the cofounder and CEO of Hunt Club which is a talent company that leans on subject matter experts to help clients find their next hire.
5/31/202330 minutes, 41 seconds
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Joey Levy On Raising A $50 Million Series A By Creating The Robinhood Of The Gambling Industry

Joey Levy is now on his third startup. A venture with Jake Paul that went right into raising a $50M Series A round to take over the sports betting space. His venture, SimpleBet, attracted funding from top-tier investors like GoodPaper Ventures, Sachse Family Fund, FJ Labs, and Grit Capital Partners.
5/30/202338 minutes, 38 seconds
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Stuart Lombard On Selling His Company For $770 Million: The Entrepreneur Behind The Smart Home Revolution

Stuart Lombard has built and sold several companies, as well as having been a VC on the other side of the table. His latest venture, ecoBee, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Energy Impact Partners, Thomvest, Relay Ventures and Amazon's Alexa Fund.
5/29/202341 minutes, 10 seconds
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Karl Jacob On Taking On A $13 Trillion Industry After Building And Exiting Multiple Successful Companies

Karl Jacob has now started and sold several companies. Including a $300M acquisition by AT&T. His latest venture has already raised $50M to disrupt and multiple trillion dollar market, thanks to the backing of investors like Richard Branson.
5/28/202341 minutes, 12 seconds
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Keith Peiris On Raising $81 Million To Turn Your Ideas Into Compelling Stories Using AI

Keith Peiris became the CEO of his first company at a very young age. His latest venture has already raised $81M on its mission to help us communicate and understand each other better. The startup, Tome, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Audacious Ventures, Greylock, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Wing Venture Capital.
5/27/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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Adam Nathan On Raising $49 Million To Help You Skyrocket Your Productivity

Adam Nathan went from working in the White House to launching a tech startup that has raised sizable seed and Series A funding rounds. The venture, Almanac has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Leore Avidar, General Catalyst, Indicator Ventures, and Floodgate.
5/26/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kurtis Lin On Selling His Last Company To Volvo And Now Raising $77 Million To Redefine Credit Scoring

Kurtis Lin has been involved with several successful startups that have had great exits. His latest venture aims to disrupt the way our credit and borrowing power is valued, by using more data. Pinwheel has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Indeed, Coatue, First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures, and Franklin Templeton Investments.
5/25/202335 minutes, 6 seconds
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Peter Majeranowski: The Dyslexic Visionary Turning Waste Into Gold That Raised $70 Million For A Sustainable Clothing Revolution

Even with dyslexia, Peter Majeranowski has invested in building companies all over the world, worked with the Pentagon, and has gone on to raise tens of millions of dollars for his clothing tech startup. The venture, Circ, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Card Sound Capital, 8090 Partners, Alante Capital, and Circulate Capital.
5/24/202333 minutes, 53 seconds
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Andre Glezer And Alan Glezer On Their $43 Million Fintech Revolution That Is Transforming Brazil’s Agricultural Landscape

The Glezer brothers brought their take on fintech to support and fuel a massive market. Their startup, Agrolend, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Lightrock, Barn Investimentos, Provence Capital, and Verde Asset.
5/23/202333 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jack Greco On Building A $2.7 Billion Company That Went Public And Now Investing In Over 200 Startups

Jack Greco built one of the first unicorn startups in a tier two city. After taking that venture public he has gone on to become an angel investor and VC fund manager. His VC, Stealth Venture Fund, has invested in startups like Go Fish Capital, Bounce Imaging, ShearShare, and Patient Pattern.
5/22/202337 minutes
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Pushkar Mukewar On Raising $525 Million To Transform SME Growth And Trade Financing Worldwide

Pushkar Mukewar is helping small and medium sized businesses on three continents survive and scale with his growing fintech platform. The startup, Drip Capital, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Raison Asset Management, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, and TI Platform Management.
5/21/202331 minutes, 22 seconds
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Greg Bailey On Creating $28 Billion In Shareholder Value For His Companies And Now Raising $249 Million To Reverse Aging

Greg Bailey has now been involved in an almost dizzying number of startups. Now with his latest venture he is aiming to help you live healthier, and for longer. The startup, Juvenescence, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Longevity Vision Fund, Foresite Capital, Fastforward Innovations, and Grok Ventures.
5/20/202335 minutes, 4 seconds
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Federico Travella On Raising $200 Million To Revolutionize Small Business Financing

Federico Travella went from turning his childhood hobbies into businesses to launching a fintech start that has transacted well over a billion dollars. The company, Novicap, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Fasanara Capital, Techstars, Partech, and The Net Street.
5/19/202334 minutes, 18 seconds
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Michael Bronfein: From Butcher To Billion-Dollar CEO And The Remarkable Journey Of Success In Business

Michael Bronfein got his start as a butcher in a family supermarket. Since then he has built a billion dollar business, run a multibillion dollar private equity fund, and is now operating a growing wellness company with an emerging portfolio of cannabis based products. The venture, Curio Wellness, will invest in over 50 startups backed by women, minorities and disabled veteran entrepreneurs.
5/18/202339 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mikhail Kokorich On Doing $2 Billion In Revenues With His First Company, Taking His Second Public, And Now Changing Your Travel Experience

Mikhail Kokorich has created some incredible companies, against great odds. From retail to space, to hydrogen fueled transportation, he has been breaking ground all over the earth, and beyond. His startup, Destinus, has raised funding from top-tier investors like Liquid 2 Ventures, Cornelius Boersch, Quiet Capital, and Cathexis Ventures.
5/17/202340 minutes, 38 seconds
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Rajiv Khemani: The Billion-Dollar Entrepreneur Shaping The Future Of Blockchains And Privacy With $81 Million Series A

Rajiv Khemani has now raised over $500M for his string of successful startups. Including building more than one billion dollar company, and achieving multiple exits. His latest venture, Auradine, has attracted funding from top-tier investors.
5/16/202338 minutes
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Trevor Best On Raising $110 Million To Revolutionize Chemical Manufacturing – And The Planet

Trevor Best ditched the oil fields to take up his role in the fight for climate change. His startup has now raised over $100M on their journey, as they set a fast pace for fueling the transition to greener sources of energy. The venture, Syzygy Plasmonics, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Equinor Ventures, Goose Capital, and The Engine.
5/15/202331 minutes, 27 seconds
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Srikanth Velamakanni On Breaking Barriers And Building Billion-Dollar Empires As India’s AI Innovator

Srikanth Velamakanni has raised over $685M for his AI startup. A company that has now been working in this space for over 20 years, and raised funding from top-tier investors like TPG Capital Asia, Khazanah Nasional, Apax Partners, and TA Associates.
5/14/202343 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sundie Seefried On Taking Her Company Public And Breaking The Stigma Of Cannabis Banking

Sundie Seefried saw the opportunity to step up and help the underserved cannabis industry with the financial solutions they needed. That has since turned into a public company operating in 40 plus states. The venture, Safe Harbor Financial, has attracted funding from top-tier investors and has recently acquired Abaca.
5/13/202331 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nick Boyle On Raising Billions To Change The Way Our World Is Powered

Nick Boyle has created one of the biggest renewable energy companies in the world. Helping us make the shift from old sources of energy to more sustainable ones. His startup, Lightsource BP, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Entergy Arkansas Llc and NatWest Group.
5/12/202333 minutes, 38 seconds
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Cem Sertoglu On Building The VC Fund With The Best Performance In European History

After successfully launching and exiting his own startup, Cem Sertoglu has gone on to manage a 200M Euro fund. From which he is looking to write other entrepreneurs their first $5M to $10M checks. The venture, Earlybird Venture Capital, has invested in startups such as TastyUrban, Nosh, and Ariceum Therapeutics.
5/11/202333 minutes, 54 seconds
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Amit Haller On Selling His Last Two Startups And Now Raising $600 Million To Reimagine The Home Building Process

Amit Haller has had startups acquired, taken them public, and is now onto his biggest venture so far. His new startup, Veev, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Khosla Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Bond Capital, and Eclipse.
5/10/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jamieson Christmas On Raising $100 Million To Redefine Your Car Experience With Augmented Reality

Jamieson Christmas has been inspired to make holographic displays a reality since his youth. After starting out bootstrapping his first company, he has since raised over $100M to put his augmented reality technology into the next generation of vehicles. His venture, Envisics, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Arcadia Investment, Hyundai Mobis, GM Ventures, and Stellantis Ventures.
5/9/202330 minutes, 15 seconds
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James Tan On Taking His Last Company Public And Now Investing In 4 Of The Biggest Startup Unicorns In Asia

James Tan has gone from startup founder to operating an $80M venture capital fund to fuel the growth of other early-stage ventures today. Now on his third fund, he’s already helped create four unicorn companies. His investment company, Quest Ventures, has funded ION Mobility, Carousell, Carro, and Hepmil.
5/8/202333 minutes, 33 seconds
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Muddu Sudhakar On Selling His Companies For Over $800 Million And Coming To The US From A Small Town In India

Muddu Sudhakar has already enjoyed several of his companies being acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars in value. His latest startup, Aisera, has already raised well over $100M and is on its way to disrupting yet another industry. Which may also be one of the few companies out there that are currently hiring, and in every department. The venture has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Webb Investment Network, World Innovation Lab (WiL), True Ventures, and Thoma Bravo.
5/7/202334 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rob Biederman On Raising $105 Million To Invest In Disruptive B2B Startups

Rob Biederman has gone from founding his own startup to leading a $100M plus venture capital firm that is eager to fund great entrepreneurs, even at the pre-seed stage. The firm, Catalant, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like General Catalyst, Morningside Venture Investments, 40 North Ventures, and Highland Capital.
5/6/202334 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jacob Krogsgaard On Building A $300 Million Company By Converting Wind Into Fuel To Decarbonize The World

Jacob Krogsgaard continues to lead the way in renewable energy through hydrogen. A journey that has seen him start companies, fund and scale them, and take them public. His latest startup, Everfuel, raised funding from top-tier investors like European Commission, Swedish Energy Agency, Force Technology, and Danish Energy.
5/5/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Jussi Salovaara On Creating The World’s Largest Startup Investment Platform With $3.1 Billion In Portfolio Value And 25 Locations

With a presence on every continent, Jussi Salovaara’s firm already has $700M in assets under management, across 15 early-stage startup funds. His funding platform has attracted investors like Eduardo Saverin, Canica, Credit Saison, and Christen Sveaas.
5/4/202340 minutes, 13 seconds
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Daniel Yu On Building A $625 Million Business By Transforming Informal Retail In Africa

Daniel Yu has been championing a huge problem in what may be one of the biggest markets in the world. His startup, Wasoko, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Avenir Growth Capital, Binny Bansal, Catalyst Fund, and Growth/Expansion.
5/3/202334 minutes, 1 second
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David Waxman On Taking His Company Public For $1 Billion In Only 12 Months And Now Investing In Early Technical Teams

David Waxman sold his first company to Microsoft, took his second public for $1B in just 12 months, and then launched an $18M fund to support other investors to capitalize on their startups. His venture capital firm, TenOneTen Ventures, has several co-investors like Act One Ventures, Amplify Private Equity, Correlation Ventures, and Greycroft.
5/2/202328 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ajay Kochhar On Raising $1.3 Billion To Solve The Global Manufacturing Scrap And End-Of-Life Lithium-ion Problem

Before others saw the need or believed it was possible, Ajay Kochhar was working on how to recycle EV batteries. He’s now turned that into a billion-dollar, global, and public company. The venture, Li-Cycle, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like US Department of Energy, Koch Strategic Platforms (“KSP”), and Glencore.
5/1/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ben Lamm On Starting 6 Successful Startups And Now Raising $225 Million To Fix De-Extinction

Ben Lamm has already started a handful of companies, with just as many exits. He is now onto his biggest adventure year. An effort to rewild the planet, which has already attracted $225M in capital and 50 advisors. The startup, Colossal Biosciences, acquired funding from top-tier investors like Thomas Tull, Breyer Capital, Draper Associates, and At One Ventures.
4/30/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Gautam Gupta On Co-Leading A $460 Million Fund Focused On Consumer And Enterprise Startups

Gautam Gupta has gone from VC investor to startup founder and is now back to investing in other entrepreneurs. His $460M fund is open for business and may be one of the few actively looking to fund good startups right now. The fund, TCV, has invested in companies like ByteDance, Cognite, Celonis, and Klarna.
4/29/202335 minutes, 20 seconds
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Don Muir On Raising $180 Million To Disrupt Wall Street

Don Muir made the leap from traditional investment banking and private equity, to disrupting the traditional financial services space for the tech ecosystem. His startup, Arc Technologies, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Bain Capital Ventures, Torch Capital, Y Combinator, and Clocktower Technology Ventures.
4/28/202333 minutes, 3 seconds
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Joe Spector On Building A $2.3 Billion Company And Now Raising Millions To Bring Telehealth To Pets

Joe Spector has helped take his first startup from zero to being worth over a billion dollars. Then after taking that company public, he decided to apply his experience to helping pet owners and veterinarians too. His latest, startup, Dutch Pet Inc., has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Forerunner Ventures, Adapt Ventures, and Eclipse Ventures.
4/27/202342 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nadayar Enegesi On Building A $2 Billion Company And Now Creating A Platform To Enable Africans To Live Well

Nadayar Enegesi has gone from building companies out of Canada, back to the entrepreneurial hotbed of Nigeria for his biggest startup venture yet. His new company, Eden Life, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like EXPERT DOJO, Goodwater Capital, Village Global, and Google for Startups.
4/26/202330 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ramji Srinivasan On Selling His Last Company For $375 Million And Raising Millions To Make Immune Measurements Routine

Ramji Srinivasan is now on his second big startup and is working to help people extend their lives. His latest venture, Teiko, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Altitude Lab, Tau Ventures, Founders Fund, and Pathfinder.
4/25/202336 minutes, 5 seconds
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Veteran Joseph Riley On Raising $400 Million To Offer Short-Term Rentals In Underserved Areas

Joseph Riley has become a master of turning challenges into profitable opportunities. Including building a big real estate startup that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars. The venture, Patriot Family Homes, acquired funding from top-tier investors like TRT Holdings and Miramar Holdings.
4/24/202331 minutes, 30 seconds
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Davis Siksnans On Building A $1 Billion Company By Turning Your Ideas Into Premium Products

Davis Siksnans built his own unicorn startup before becoming an investor to help other entrepreneurs maximize the potential of their own ventures. His initial startup, Printful, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Bregal Sagemount, Latham & Watkins, and Goodwin Procter.
4/23/202332 minutes
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Andrew Lacy On Raising $80 Million To Save Lives With Proactive Cancer Screening

Andrew Lacy sold his first company to Disney. Now he’s working to transform the healthcare system with his newest venture, Prenuvo. The startup has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Anne Wojcicki, Tony Fadell, Cindy Crawford, and Steel Perlot.
4/22/202340 minutes, 36 seconds
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Antonio Juliano On Raising $87 Million To Help You Trade Crypto For Free

Antonio Juliano has already raised tens of millions of dollars for his tech startup that is forging the future of finance. The venture, dYdX, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like beToken Capital, BR Capital, CMS Holdings, and CMT Digital.
4/21/202345 minutes, 44 seconds
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Satyen Kothari On Selling His Last Company For $130 Million And Now Raising Millions To Help Others Build Wealth

Satyen Kothari has raised capital, sold companies, and now wants to help others to build their own wealth and enjoy more peace of mind. His latest venture, Cube Wealth, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Beenext, Asuka Holding, and 500 Startups.
4/20/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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Drew Oetting On Building An $8 Billion Venture Capital Firm To Invest In Startups That Are Fixing Our Broken World

Drew Oetting is one of the biggest forces providing the financial fuel this new generation of fast-growing, super-sized startups need to make it. His venture capital firm, 8VC, has invested in startups like Unlearn, Chaos, Tome, and Ushur.
4/19/202333 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mance Harmon On Raising $124 Million To Power The Next Generation Of The Web

After two previous successful exits, Mance Harmon is now on his third startup. One which has quickly grown to become a multi-billion dollar venture that aims to be the platform for tokenizing everything. The venture, Hedera Hashgraph, Has raised financing from top-tier investors like Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Vestinwolf Financial Holdings, Digital Currency Group, and Tata Communications.
4/18/202345 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ravi Parikh On Building A $900 Million Business And Now Raising $40 Million To Save Companies Engineering Time

Ravi Parikh is now on his second startup venture. After having built a very successful first company, he is now working to streamline development for other businesses, so they can move faster, and focus on what matters most. The company, Airplane, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Andrew Ofstad, Jaren Glover, Thrive Capital, and Guillermo Rauch.
4/17/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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Billionaire Naveen Jain On His Framework For Building A Successful Company

Naveen Jain has created a whole string of successful startups. Now with his seventh venture, he is tackling a problem faced by eight billion people around the world. The startup, Viome, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Glico, Khosla Ventures, WestRiver Group, and Physician Partners.
4/16/202343 minutes, 52 seconds
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Alan Chang On Raising $78 Million To Accelerate Renewable Energy Adoption Globally

After leading another great startup to scale and become profitable as their CRO, Alan Chang has raised tens of millions of dollars to take on what is perhaps the largest and most impactful industry on the planet. His startup, Tesseract, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Woorton, Accel, Balderton Capital, and LeadBlock Partners.
4/15/202332 minutes, 8 seconds
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Omer Davidi On Raising $64 Million To Improve The Health Of Bees With Machine Learning

Having already started and sold two companies, Omer Davidi is now working on his biggest project yet. One that he believes will be responsible for most of the food production in the world. His startup, Bee Hero, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Firstime, Rabobank, Cibus Capital, and General Mills.
4/14/202330 minutes, 52 seconds
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Andy Bromberg On Raising $100 Million To Put Your Money Back To Work For You

Andy Bromberg is now on his third startup. One which has already raised $100M from top investors, to make the financial services space simpler, and more accessible to everyone, everywhere. His latest venture, Eco, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners, StartX, Formless Capital, and Blockchange Ventures.
4/13/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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Stephanie Tilenius On Running An $8 Billion Operation At eBay And Now Raising $200 Million To Prevent Health Issues

Stephanie Tilenius successfully led her first startup through an IPO. Now she is taking on the healthcare space, which makes up 20% of GDP in the United States. Her latest venture, Vida Health, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Centene, Lumir Ventures, Hamilton Lane, and Canvas Ventures.
4/12/202330 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jordan Noone On Building A $4 Billion Business By 3D Printing Rockets And Investing In Space Tech Startups

Jordan Noone was the youngest person in the world to get FAA clearance to fly a rocket into space. His venture capital firm, Embedded Ventures, has funded startups like Slingshot Aerospace (Series A Round), Chromatic, and KittyCAD.
4/11/202337 minutes, 52 seconds
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Daniel Khachab On Raising $336 Million To Bring Transparency To How Food Moves Around The Planet

Daniel Khachab built a billion Euro business in just three years. His startup, Choco, has raised funding from top-tier investors like Insight Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Target Global, and G Squared.
4/10/202337 minutes, 20 seconds
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Rob Frohwein On Selling His Last Company For $850 Million And Now Raising Millions To Improve Employee Retention

Rob Frohwein has been starting businesses since he was in high school. Now he’s helping other business owners with their finances. His latest fintech startup, Keep Financial Technologies, has acquired funding from investors like Launchpad Capital, Cambrian Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Thomvest Ventures.
4/9/202337 minutes, 13 seconds
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Santiago Molina On Raising $85 Million To Bridge The Trade Finance Gap In LATAM

Now on his second startup, Santiago Molina’s latest venture has raised tens of millions of dollars, to facilitate the movement of $90B in merchandise. His latest venture, FinKargo, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Community Investment Management, ONEVC, Maya Capital, and Pear VC.
4/8/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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Brian Fenty On Building A $500 Million A Year Business By Connecting Culture To Commerce

Brian Fenty has been on both sides of the table as an investor and entrepreneur. He has leveraged that experience, as well as his love for culture, to build an incredible business that delivers six-star experiences. His startup, TodayTix, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Great Hill Partners, Rubicon Venture Capital, TYLT Lab, and Riverside Company.
4/7/202334 minutes, 34 seconds
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Philip Kelvin On Raising $100 Million To Transform How Your Business Pays For Service

Philip Kelvin has gone from studying history to investment banking to launching his own startup that seems incredibly well-timed to help others through today’s financial turmoil. The venture, Tranch, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Y Combinator, Global Founders Capital, Soma Capital, and Clear Haven Capital Management
4/6/202331 minutes, 58 seconds
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James Lochrie On Selling His First Company For $400 Million And Now Helping Startups Scale Globally

James Lochrie achieved one of the biggest startup exits in Canada with his first company. Now he is investing in other founders to help them bring their world-changing ideas to life. The firm, Thin Air Labs, has invested in startups like Clinify, PayShepherd, Rehabtronics, PhenoTips.
4/5/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ron Gula On Building A $5 Billion Business And Now Investing In Companies That Protect The Nation’s Cyberspace

Ron Gula built a multi-billion dollar business that went public. Now he is helping other founders make their startups succeed as an investor. His venture, Gula Tech Ventures, has invested in companies like Second Front Systems, North American Wave Engine Corporation, Cybrary, and ShardSecure.
4/4/202334 minutes, 45 seconds
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Shensi Ding On Raising $75 Million To Create One Single API For All Integrations

Shensi Ding has already raised $75M for her tech startup. Even though they chose to get started in the middle of the COVID crisis. Her startup, Merge, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Alameda Research, Evening Fund, Addition, and New Enterprise Associates.
4/3/202328 minutes, 41 seconds
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Uri Kolodny On Raising $200 Million To Resolve Privacy And Scalability In Blockchain

Uri Kolodny is now on his third startup. He’s now working on his biggest and boldest tech venture so far. His startup, Starkware, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Alameda Research, Coatue, Greenoaks, and Tiger Global Management.
4/2/202331 minutes, 8 seconds
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Gene Hoffman On Selling His Last Business For $100 Million And Now Raising $80 Million To Build A Better Blockchain

Gene Hoffman has started and sold several startups. As well as becoming one of the youngest CEOs of a public company in the United States ever. His latest venture, Chia Network, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like True Ventures, Richmond Global Ventures, Breyer Capital, and Naval Ravikant.
4/1/202331 minutes, 38 seconds
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Gregory Sewitz On Raising Raised $100 Million To Create Childlike Cereal For Grown Ups

Gregory Sewitz is now on his second food startup. Since selling his first company, he has raised $100M to make your breakfast both healthy and delicious. Gregory's latest startup, Magic Spoon has attracted funding from top-tier investors like HighPost Capital, Siddhi Capital, Coefficient Capital, and The Chainsmokers.
3/31/202330 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dan Teran On Selling His Company To WeWork For $220 Million And Now Raising $25 Million To Invest In Mission-Driven Founders

Dan Teran took the leap from legal to tech, sold his company for over $200M, and then leaped from entrepreneur to startup investor. His venture capital, Gutter Capital, supports early-stage and mission-driven startups preferring to invest in the education, health, economic mobility, and housing sectors.
3/30/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tom Ellis On Raising $450 Million To Address The Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Tom Ellis has gone from bootstrapping his business to finding alternative financing methods to grow and secure big private equity deals. His startup, ShiftKey, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Clearlake Capital Group, Health Velocity Capital, Lorient Capital, and Pantheon Ventures.
3/29/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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Michael Ronen On Leading SoftBank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund For Startups And Now Raising $150 Million To Transform Online Businesses

Michael Ronen has gone from investor to entrepreneur and back again. During which he helped the massive Vision Fund, and raised over $100M for his own venture. His startup, Branded, has attracted financing from top-tier investors like Kreos Capital, Lurra Capital, Target Global, and Declaration Partners.
3/28/202330 minutes, 53 seconds
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Eliot Horowitz On Building MongoDB Into A $14 Billion Business And Now Raising $42 Million To Bring Robotic Ideas To Life

Eliot Horowitz is now on his third startup. After building a billion-dollar company and taking it public, he is now creating the technology that is fueling a new generation of robotics startups. His latest venture, Viam, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Union Square Ventures, 12 West Capital, Tiger, and Union Square.
3/27/202337 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rishi Bhargava On Selling His First Startup For $560 Million And Now Raising $53 Million To Make Login Likable On The Internet

Rishi Bhargava exited his first company for $560M. Then raised a seed round for his latest venture, which is more than 20x the average size for a brand-new startup. The startup, Demisto, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Accel, ClearSky Security, Palo Alto Networks, and Greylock.
3/26/202333 minutes, 25 seconds
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Waseem Daher On Selling His First Business To Oracle, His Second To Dropbox And Now Raising $160 Million To Simplify Accounting

Waseem Daher sold his first startup to Oracle and the second to Dropbox. He’s now raised millions of dollars from some incredible investors to help other founders grow their companies by handling their backend office and accounting needs. His latest startup, Pilot, has attracted funding from top-tier financiers like Akkadian Ventures, Empede Capital, Whale Rock Capital, and Jeff Bezos.
3/24/202337 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bibhrajit Halder On Raising $68 Million To Accelerate Autonomous Mining And Construction

Bibhrajit Halder has been a big part of the autonomous wave taking over the world. He’s already raised nearly $70M for his own AI software company that is helping to build the future. The startup has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Brick & Mortar Ventures, Newlab, Autotech Ventures, and Vimson Group.
3/23/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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Alexandra Zatarain On Raising $160 Million To Improve Your Sleep Performance

Alexandra Zatarain is on a mission to help others optimize their sleep for their best lives using new software and hardware technology. His startup, Eight Sleep, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Jesse Robbins, Kris Bryant, Anthony Pompliano, and Sophia Amoruso.
3/22/202334 minutes, 54 seconds
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Imran Khan On Raising $140 Million To Make The Discovery Of Independent Brands Easier

Imran Khan went from becoming one of the youngest managing directors at JP Morgan to taking Snap through raising $4B, and becoming an entrepreneur himself. His venture, Verishop, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Lion Capital, Cassius Family Fund, Upfront Ventures, and DCM Ventures.
3/21/202332 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ryan Morris On Raising $485 Million To Optimize How Humanity Uses Energy

Ryan Morris has been on both sides of the table as an investor and an operator. His latest venture has already raised close to half a billion dollars to tackle a huge problem. The company, Turntide Technologies, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like JLL Spark, OGCI Climate Investments, FootPrint Coalition, and Keyframe Capital Partners.
3/20/202337 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jai Shekhawat On Selling His Business To SAP For $1 Billion And Now Advising Entrepreneurs To Achieve Their Own Success

Jai Shekhawat has built, funded, and sold companies. Now he’s investing in and advising other entrepreneurs on their own ventures. His startup, Fieldglass, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Madison Dearborn Partners, SAP, HLM Venture Partners, and Grotech Ventures.
3/19/202334 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sasha Orloff On Raising $1 Billion For Previous Companies And Now Creating The First Smart Accounting Software

Sasha Orloff built his first two companies at the same time. Now he’s helping other founders figure out the financial puzzle they face on the startup journey. His latest venture, Mission Lane, has raised funding from top-tier investors like Oaktree Capital Management, Gramercy Ventures, QED Investors, and Goldman Sachs.
3/17/202340 minutes, 1 second
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Greg Marsh On Selling His First Startup For $250 Million And Raising Millions To Manage Your Household Bills

Greg Marsh previously founded and sold for $250 million OneFineStay. He is now the cofounder and CEO of Nous which is a software company that deals with household utilities. The company has raised millions from investors such as Mosaic Ventures.
3/15/202338 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bruce Smith On Raising $288 Million To Create The Ultimate Home Gym Must-Have

Bruce Smith has gone from competitive rowing and coaching to leading a connected fitness startup that has raised $300M and is better for you than a Peloton bike. His venture, Hydrow, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Constitution Capital Partners, Sandbridge Capital, Activant Capital, and Rx3 Growth Partners.
3/14/202332 minutes, 40 seconds
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Caesar Sengupta On Leaving Google To Raise $90 Million To Give You Financial Superpowers

Caesar Sengupta left working at Google with seven other cofounders to create a digital family office and democratize financial services. His venture, Arta Finance, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Coatue, Betsy Cohen, Sequoia Capital India, and Ribbit Capital.
3/13/202330 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr. Eric Whitaker On Raising $190 Million To Bring Healthcare To Underserved Populations

Dr. Eric Whitaker has gone from physician to private equity and is now a three-time startup founder. His latest venture, Zing Health, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Town Hall Ventures, Leavitt Equity Partners, Newlight Partners, and Health2047.
3/12/202337 minutes, 17 seconds
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Keith Teare On Building Two Billion Dollar Companies And Now Using AI To Change Venture Investing

Keith Teare has been one of the most influential founders behind today’s technology and startup ecosystem. Now he’s changing things again with his new AI-powered fintech that is changing the DNA of the venture capital space. The company, SignalRank, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Candou Ventures, AltaIR Capital, Blake Grossman, and Charlie Jadallah.
3/10/202331 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jim McKelvey On Co-Founding A $40 Billion Business And Now Raising $20 Million To Erase Paywalls

Jim McKelvey has now started close to a dozen different for-profit and nonprofit ventures, including Square. Now he’s tackling the problems we face on the internet every day, with the backing of Peter Theil as an investor. His venture has also attracted funding from other financiers like GGV Capital, Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group, and Omega Venture Partners.
3/9/202337 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ty Harris And Matt Wielbut On Raising $200 Million To Save Homeowners $100 Billion A Year

Ty Harris and Matt Wielbut came together around a shared problem to launch their own insurtech startup that has already raised $200M. The venture, Openly, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like MTech Capital, Gradient Ventures, Obvious Ventures, and Clocktower Technology Ventures.
3/8/202334 minutes, 24 seconds
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Christer Holloman On Raising $50 Million To Give You More Choices When Managing Your Finances

Christer Holloman has raised tens of millions of dollars for his fintech startup, including achieving 100% oversubscribed funding rounds. The venture, Divido, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Silicon Valley Bank UK, Dawn Capital, SBI Investment, and ING Ventures.
3/7/202335 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ethan Agarwal: From 120 Investor Rejections To Raising $100 Million, Starting Two Companies, And Selling One Of Them

Ethan Agarwal sold his first company after raising $70M for it. He’s now championing the area of financial health for entrepreneurs and others who need a modern approach to investing that understands their needs and aspirations. His venture, Aaptiv, has raised funding from top-tier investors like Insight Partners, Warner Music Group, Bose Ventures, and Amazon Alexa Fund.
3/6/202339 minutes, 46 seconds
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Howard Lerman On His Last Company Being Valued At $1 Billion And Raising $50 Million To Design The Future Of Work

Howard Lerman has been building and selling companies since he was in college. After taking his last venture through an IPO, he has launched a new startup helping to solve the future of work dilemma that many are debating right now. His startup, Yext, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Insight Venture Partners, WGI Group, CrunchFund, and Grape Arbo VC.
3/5/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sacha Michaud On Cofounding A Business Of 4,000 Employees That Just Sold For $2.6 Billion To Delivery Hero

Sacha Michaud has not only been involved in the birth of several startups but has ended up seeing them go public as well. His latest venture, Glovo, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like GR Capital, Lugard Road Capital, Drake Enterprises, and Delivery Hero.
3/3/202333 minutes, 46 seconds
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Nikita Shamgunov On Building A $1 Billion Business And Now Raising $54 Million To Create A Cloud-Native Database Service

Nikita Shamgunov built a $100M revenue company, before joining Khosla Ventures to invest in other startups. Now he is going at it again, with a new tech startup that has raised $54M in just 16 months. The company, SingleStore, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Prosperity7, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Dell Technologies Capital, and Insight Partners.
3/2/202343 minutes, 41 seconds
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Elli Kaplan On Raising $60 Million To Keep Your Mind Sharp And Memory Intact

Elli Kaplan has already raised tens of millions of dollars to take on one of the biggest and fast-growing healthcare challenges we face today. Including investments from top investors like Peter Thiel. Her venture, Neurotrack, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like AME Cloud Partners, Rethink Impact, Sozo Ventures, and SOMPO Holdings.
3/1/202332 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bharath Krishnamoorthy On Raising $165 Million To Simplify Payments In A $10 Trillion Industry

Bharath Krishnamoorthy has gone from a young rebel to working for one of the world’s top M&A law firms, to a startup entrepreneur. His venture, Denim, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Crosslink Capital, REFASHIOND Ventures, Anthemis, and Trucks VC.
2/28/202334 minutes, 25 seconds
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George Mancheril On Raising $200 Million To Fund The Future Of Cannabis

George Mancheril took the leap from working in traditional finance to launching a fintech startup that provides crucial funding for businesses in the cannabis space. His venture, Bespoke Financial, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Robert Stavis, Cosmic Venture Partners, Philip Barach, and Greenhouse Capital Partners.
2/26/202332 minutes, 45 seconds
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Barrett Bilotta On Raising $350 Million To Accelerate The Transition To Clean Energy

Barrett Bilotta raised hundreds of millions in capital for his energy company in the past year alone. Today, they are enjoying hypergrowth as they expand from the northeast into other parts of the country. The venture, Agilitas Energy, has attracted financing from the top-tier investor, CarVal Investors, and has recently acquired New England Battery Storage.
2/24/202341 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nicolaus Radford On Raising $125 Million To Develop The Future Underwater Robotics

Nicolaus Radford has now launched three startup ventures. Including a marine robotics company that has raised over $100M through its IPO. The startup, Nauticus Robotics, has attracted financing from top-tier investors like Schlumberger Limited, AeroVironment, Transocean, and Iain Cooper.
2/23/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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Illia Polosukhin On Raising $550 Million To Create A Highly Scalable Blockchain Network That Powers The Open Web

Illia Polosukhin has already raised over half a billion dollars for his startup that pivoted from AI to blockchain technology. His venture, NEAR Protocol, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Blockchange Ventures, ParaFi Capital, MetaWeb Ventures, and Republic Capital Group.
2/21/202336 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chris Dean On Selling His Last Business For $200 Million And Now Raising $70 Million To Enable Banks To Innovate

Chris Dean has taken several companies through successful exits. Now he’s working on his biggest project yet. One which has already attracted tens of millions of dollars in investment, and moves billions of dollars each month. The startup, Treasury Prime, has interested investors like The Banc Capital, Invicta Growth, Deciens Capital, and QED Investors.
2/19/202330 minutes, 29 seconds
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Casper Rasmussen On Raising $60 Million To Power The Infrastructure Of Electric Vehicles

Casper Rasmussen has gone from consultant to founder and raised tens of millions of dollars for his fast-growing business, which has already expanded into eight countries in just two and a half years. The startup, Monta, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Energize Ventures, Pale Blue Dot, Headline, and Creandum.
2/16/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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Oliver Kharraz On Raising Almost $400 Million To Connect You With A Local Doctor That Takes Your Insurance

Oliver Kharraz’s health tech startup has not only attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments but has become the largest provider of its kind. The venture, Zocdoc, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Khosla Ventures, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
2/14/202333 minutes, 20 seconds
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Karl Siebrecht On Building A $1 Billion Business By Offering On-Demand Warehousing Space For Online Retailers

Karl Siebrecht not only helped take one company through a $6B acquisition to Microsoft, but has gone on to raise almost a quarter of a billion dollars for his latest tech startup. The venture, Flexe, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like BlackRock, Prologis Ventures, Madrona Ventures, and Activate Capital.
2/12/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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Scott Gravelle On Raising $230 Million To Create The Future Of Supply Chain

Scott Gravelle has now raised well over $200M to forge the future of manufacturing automation and the next generation of the supply chain. His venture, Attabotics, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Export Development Canada, Teachers’ Venture Growth, Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), and Honeywell.
2/9/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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Stephany Kirkpatrick On Raising $85 Million To Create A Frictionless Solution To Move Your Money

Stephany Kirkpatrick has built a career out of fintech and transforming legacy businesses and infrastructure into modern platforms that can support a new generation of business and products. All while helping millions to enjoy instant payments. Her venture, Orum, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Inspired Capital Partners, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Homebrew, and Canapi Ventures.
2/7/202339 minutes, 4 seconds
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Christina Cacioppo On Building A $1.6 Billion Business By Simplifying Cybersecurity Compliance

Christina Cacioppo has gone from academia to a VC firm to becoming an operator. Leveraging that breadth of experience, she has not only raised $200M for her own venture, but is also helping other software startups launch and accelerate themselves. The startup, Vanta, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like CrowdStrike, Y Combinator, Craft Ventures, and Diogo Monica.
2/5/202333 minutes, 57 seconds
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Austen Allred On Raising $100 Million To Create A Proven Path To A Well-Paying Job

Austen Allred is on a mission to help people level up their skills and incomes, and his startup is helping thousands of them find new roles in tech fields, online. The venture, BloomTech, raised funding from Gigafund, a top-tier financier.
2/2/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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Michael Fey On Building A $1.3 Billion Business By Giving Companies Complete Control Over The Browser

Mike Fey has gone from playing soccer to writing software to building really big businesses. His venture, Island, attracted funding from top-tier financiers like Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Stripes, and Cisco Investments.
1/31/202337 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pete Flint On Selling His Last Company For $3.5 Billion And Now Raising $1 Billion To Invest In Other Entrepreneurs

Pete Flint has taken two companies through IPOs, as well as taking one through a $3.5B merger. Now he is heading up his own venture capital fund to help empower the next generation of founders. The initiative, NFX, raised a total of $1.1B across 5 funds, their latest being NFX Capital Co-Investment SPV.
1/29/202337 minutes, 47 seconds
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Brian Requarth On Selling His Company For $640 Million And Now Helping World-Class Companies In LATAM

Since growing and selling a company for 10 figures, Brian Requarth has created a community and fund for other entrepreneurs aspiring to create highly successful startups of their own. His company, Latitud, attracted funding from top-tier investors like David Vélez, Carlos Garcia, Ann Williams, and Daniel Vogel.
1/26/202354 minutes, 44 seconds
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Des Traynor On How His Team Raised $241 Million To Connect You With Your Customers At The Best Possible Time

Des Traynor is the cofounder of Intercom which creates modern Customer Service software that redefines how businesses support their customers. The company has raised over $241 million from top tier investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer Venture Partners, or Index Ventures to name a few.
1/24/202339 minutes, 20 seconds
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Eytan Bensoussan On Raising $90 Million To Create The Netflix For Banking

Eytan Bensoussan has taken on the mission of reinventing financial services for small businesses, and dramatically increasing their survival rates. His startup, NorthOne, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Operator Stack, Drew Brees, and Battery Ventures.
1/22/202331 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mike Evans On Building GrubHub Into A $7 Billion Business And Now Raising Millions To Fix Your Home

Mike Evans raised $84M for his first startup, before taking it public. He’s now working on a new gender-inclusive venture that is creating jobs at a great scale. The company, Grubhub, gas acquired funding from top-tier investors like Amazon, Yum!, T. Rowe Price, and Mesirow Financial.
1/19/202340 minutes, 16 seconds
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Shelby Clark On Building Turo Into A $1 Billion Business And Investing In Startups That Make Humanity More Resilient

Shelby Clark raised over half a billion dollars for his first company. Now he has switched to the other side of the table to invest in new emerging medicines and as a startup investor. His startup, Turo, attracted funding from top-tier investors like Expansion Venture Capital, Webb Investment Network, Quiet Capital, and General Motors.
1/17/202334 minutes, 33 seconds
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Gurjeet Singh On Selling His Last Company For Millions And Now Raising $37 Million To Identify The Best Sperm With AI And Improve IVF Outcomes

Gurjeet Singh funded, scaled, and sold his first startup. Now he has raised $37M to make IVF treatment more customer-focused, reliable, and attainable for those eager to have children. Oma Robotics has acquired Free Solo Ventures, Global Asset Capital, Jack Tai, and Jon Symonds.
1/15/202333 minutes, 21 seconds
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Phil Libin On Building Evernote To 200 Million Users And Now Raising $140 Million To Make Virtual Meetings Better

Phil Libin has already launched and sold several startups. His latest venture aims to bring even more great products to life. The startup, All Turtles, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like General Catalyst and Bossanova Investimentos.
1/13/202344 minutes, 6 seconds
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Court Lorenzini On Building Docusign Into An $11 Billion Business By Simplifying e-Signatures

Court Lorenzini is a true serial entrepreneur. With several successful exits under his belt, including building one company with a market cap of over $60B, he has certainly created an impressive portfolio of startups. His latest venture, MetaBrite, has attracted financing from top-tier investors like Duke Angel Network, Camp One Ventures, and Acorn Ventures.
1/10/202338 minutes, 4 seconds
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Chris Maurice On Raising $57 Million To Help You Make Instant And Cheap Cross-Border Payments

Chris Maurice has built a disruptive fintech serving the people of Africa. A startup that has already raised close to $60M as it strives to make peer-to-peer payments even more affordable for everyone. The venture, Yellow Card attracted funding from top-tier investors like Polychain, Valar Ventures, Pat Duffy, and Third Prime.
1/8/202337 minutes, 38 seconds
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Eric Satz On Raising $70 Million To Help Americans Invest Better For Retirement

Eric Satz is a serial entrepreneur who sold one of his companies for $560M. His latest venture, which is empowering individuals to invest in more alternative assets with great tax advantages, has already rasied $70M through a Series B round. The venture, Alto, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Unusual Ventures, Alpha Edison, Foundation Capital, and Acrew Capital.
1/5/202349 minutes, 38 seconds
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Omri Geller Raising $118 Million To Help Teams Manage And Optimize Their AI Infrastructure

Omri Geller’s startup is helping fuel the growth of artificial intelligence, by equipping others to build better and faster. His venture, Run:AI, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like Insight Partners, S Capital, and TLV Partners.
1/1/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Andrew Ponec On Raising $80 Million To Stop Climate Change For The Future Of Humanity

Andrew Ponec sold his first startup after just four years. Now he has raised $80M to tackle climate change in a $100B a year industry. His venture, Antora Energy, has attracted financing from top-tier investors like Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, and Energy giant Shell’s venture arm.
12/27/202233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rafael Stark On Raising $61 Million To Create The First Challenger Bank For Enterprises

Rafael Stark is now on his second tech startup. This time around, he has already raised tens of millions of dollars from the likes of Jeff Bezos, and business leaders from Slack and Coinbase. His venture, Hummingbird, has attracted investment from top-tier financiers like Rahul Mehta, Ribbit Capital, Bezos Expeditions, and Lachy Groom.
12/25/202239 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ryan Begin On Selling A Startup That Protects The Value Of Food For $200 Million

Ryan Begin recently exited his startup to a private equity firm for $200M. A venture that’s all about diverting what would be wasted food. The company, Divert, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Ara Partners, GIC, and Ontario Power Generation. Eventually, it was acquired by Ara Partners.
12/20/202233 minutes, 2 seconds
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Luca Ferrari On Raising $500 Million To Make Apps That Serve 500 Million Users

Luca Ferrari is the CEO and co-founder of Bending Spoons—a technology platform that specializes in giving birth to and scaling digital products and AI startups. He has raised $500 million between secondary sales and debt. The venture has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco BPM, Keisuke Honda, and Maximum Effort.
12/18/202232 minutes, 20 seconds
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John Tomich On Raising $130 Million To Transform The $20 Trillion B2B Payments Market

After selling his first startup, John Tomich has already raised $130M in financing for his latest venture. The company, Credit Key, has acquired financing from top-tier investors like Bonfire Ventures, Greycroft, RedBird Capital Partners, and Fortress Investment Group.
12/13/202243 minutes, 52 seconds
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Gary LaFever On Raising $70 Million To Protect Data With 100% Accuracy

Gary LaFever has been involved in the launch and exit of several startups already. Now he is tackling an even bolder venture with a big data startup that has already attracted tens of millions of dollars in investment. His latest venture, Anonos, has acquired funding from top-tier financiers, Aon plc, Ghost Tree Partners, and Edison Partners.
12/11/202229 minutes, 17 seconds
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Thomas Puskas On Raising $110 Million To Make Crypto Green

Thomas Puskas is now on his third startup. A clean energy company that is using tokenization to ensure we have plenty of fresh air to breathe. His venture, Ecowatt Energy, has acquired funding from the top-tier investor, The Global Emerging Markets Group.
12/8/202229 minutes, 10 seconds
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Vijay Kedar On Raising $100 Million To Bring Healthcare Home

Vijay Kedar has gone from being an investor to the founder of his own health tech startup. His venture has attracted the backing of some of the most respected investors while raising $100M over the past five years. Tomorrow Health has acquired funding from top-tier financiers like Obvious Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Sound Ventures, and Bond.
12/6/202239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gaston Irigoyen On Raising $60 Million To Create The New Infrastructure Of Fintech

After leading several businesses through to successful exits, Gaston Irigoyen has already raised $60M for a new company, in less than two years. His latest venture, Pomelo has acquired financing from top-tier investors like Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Insight Partners, and Tiger Global Management.
12/4/202244 minutes, 54 seconds
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John Bissell On Raising $650 Million To Reduce Dependence On Petroleum

John Bissell is going even further than carbon neutral, by pioneering carbon-negative materials to help combat climate change on a large scale. His company, Origin Materials, has attracted funding from top-tier investors like Danone, AECI, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, and Nestlé.
11/29/202234 minutes, 12 seconds
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Theo Saville On Raising $72 Million To Make Manufacturing Autonomous

Theo Saville has a vision of the world in which one-click manufacturing is the new normal. His startup has already raised tens of millions of dollars to make that happen. The venture, CloudNC, has acquired financing from top-tier financiers like Episode 1, British Patient Capital, Autodesk, and Atomico.
11/27/202231 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tim Creswick On Raising Over $300 Million To Reinvent The Business Internet Experience

Timothy Creswick has already raised hundreds of millions of dollars to help unlock more economic and business growth potential in one of the world’s most popular financial capitals. His venture, Vorboss has acquired funding from top-tier private investors.
11/24/202235 minutes, 56 seconds
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Aaron DeBevoise On Building A $1.7 Billion Business By Empowering YouTube Creators

Aaron DeBevoise took his first two companies full cycle through an exit. He’s now building something even bigger, with a startup that has already been valued at $1.5B. His latest venture, Spotter, has acquired funding from top-tier investors like HighPost Capital, Access Industries, Crossbeam Venture Partners, and GPS Investment Partners.