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Forward Thinking Founders is a podcast where Mat interviews high potential founders with early stage companies. This allows us to see inside the brain of genius founders before the rest of the world knows they even exist. On this show, you'll learn all about how to start a startup, pros and cons of different verticals, and learn the backstory and vision of tomorrow's billion-dollar companies, straight from the founders. With guests coming from Y Combinator, The Thiel Fellowship, Pioneer, and ...
 
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Delian Asparouhov is a principal at Founders Fund. Before joining Founders Fund, he was a principal at Khosla Ventures, head of growth at Teespring, and founder of a healthcare company called Nightingale. Delian is Bulgarian, attended MIT, and likes to ski and play soccer. ★ Support this podcast ★By Mat Sherman
 
Delian is a Principal at Founders Fund and Co-Founder at Varda Space Industries. Varda is an orbital manufacturing startup with ambitions to become “the Foxconn of space”. Prior to Founders Fund, Delian was a Principal at Khosla Ventures, Head of Growth at Teespring, and Founder of a healthcare company called Nightingale. He currently hosts a podca…
 
Zion is a passionate science advocate and environmental journalist who wants to change the world for the better. She is a Co-Founder of Nuclear For Net Zero. Previously, Zion was Director of Environmental Progress UK and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion UK. She founded and served as Editor in Chief of Extinction Rebellion’s newspaper, The Hour…
 
Chris Degnan is the Chief Revenue Officer at Snowflake. Chris was the first sales hire at Snowflake and has grown his team to over 300 people. Prior to joining Snowflake, Chris worked at Aveksa and Dell EMC for over nine years. He is also on the board at Clumio. In this episode we talk about the most difficult product he’s had to sell in his career…
 
Francis Suarez is the Mayor of Miami. He has recently gained recognition for being the most tech-friendly mayor on Twitter, successfully recruiting many companies, investors, and entrepreneurs to move to Miami. Mayor Suarez was elected with 86 percent support from Miami residents in 2017. He was previously the Miami Commissioner for District 4 for …
 
Mallun and Leyla are partners at Operator Collective. Operator Collective was founded because we believe the power in venture capital is concentrated among a homogenous group that doesn’t represent where our industry is now or where it’s going. Despite the essential role operators play in Silicon Valley, they’ve been largely missing from the ventur…
 
Ian Fliflet is the Chief Growth Officer at OfferUp. Prior to joining OfferUp, Ian was the General Manager at GameHouse, a computer games company. He also spent 10 years at Real Networks, a digital media company where he worked in Corporate Development. In this episode we talk about Ian’s motivation for moving to a higher risk company, why he finds …
 
Jerzy is a professional coach, personal trainer, and creator of The Happy Body program. He is a 4-time World Weightlifting Champion and World Record Holder. Jerzy has helped coach and train many people including Tim Ferriss and Naval Ravikant since moving to the US from Poland in 1986. He and his wife, Aniela, founded and coached UCLA’s weightlifti…
 
About Sheel: I'm co-founder of Better Tomorrow Ventures (BTV) in San Francisco, with Jake Gibson. We're a $75m fund that leads pre-seed and seed rounds in fintech companies globally, generally with a first check of $500k-$1.5m. We take a pretty broad view on fintech, and many vertical SaaS and marketplace businesses fit in our purview too. We inves…
 
Balaji is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he was also the cofounder of Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. Balaji was named to the MIT TR35, won a Wall Street Journal Innovation Award, and holds a …
 
Caroline is a GP at Metrodora Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in the health and education sector. Previously, Caroline was a Partner at Blockchange Ventures and the Executive Director of Beanstalk Labs, an innovation lab concentrated on the development of new business ideas for a New York-based venture fund that invests in e…
 
Erin Quick is the founder of PairTee. PairTree is the modern approach to adoption. By shedding the age-old constraints of the conventional adoption process, PairTree uses future-forward technology to connect adoptive parents with birth moms – creating happier families, faster, for much less money. ★ Support this podcast ★…
 
Jeff Morris is the founder and Managing Partner of Chapter One. He was previously the VP of Product, Revenue at Tinder. In the role, Tinder became the #1 top grossing app in the App Store and one of the top grossing products in mobile history. As a product leader, Morris is passionate about building high performing teams and creating profitable pro…
 
This is an Early Bets segment on Forward Thinking FM, featuring Rahul Rana. Rahul is the author of Making Moonshots and an Associate intern at Lux Capital. In Making Moonshots, investor and operator Rahul Rana asks the question: Why should we live in a world of incremental scientific and technological progress when the human race has proven in past…
 
Emil Michael was the former Chief Business Officer at Uber. Prior to joining Uber, Emil worked at two other successful tech companies: Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft) and Klout (acquired by Lithium). He also worked for the Secretary of Defense for a term, and started his career with a brief stint at Goldman Sachs. In this episode we talk ab…
 
E is an entrepreneur in the public interest and the co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching, and community for mission-driven innovators building a better future for Africa. One of the most successful young entrepreneurs in Africa, he was previously the co-founder & CEO of Flutterwave, one of the largest financial te…
 
In this episode of Forward Thinking Founders, we have Susan Sierota, who is the founder of Waggit. Waggit is the only health & well-being monitor that provides key indicators to help detect health conditions early, improving and possibly extending the life of our dogs. The episode was taped live on FTFM in Forward Thinking City Studios. ★ Support t…
 
In this episode of Forward Thinking Founders, we have Dominique Soucy, founder of PürInstinct. PürInstinct is a sport that mixes basketball, rugby, football, soccer without contact for a super-fast game. The episode was taped live on FTFM in Forward Thinking City Studios. ★ Support this podcast ★By Mat Sherman
 
In this episode of Forward Thinking Investors, we have Clara Brenner, Co-founder and Managing Partner at the Urban Innovation Fund. The episode was taped live on FTFM in Forward Thinking City Studios. About Clara Clara is co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in the future of cities. The f…
 
Michael Martocci is the founder and CEO of SwagUp. SwagUp focuses on creating high-quality swag packs for employee welcoming, client gifting, event attendees, and more. They pair this with our warehousing and fulfillment services to ensure your swag gets where you want it, when you want, without you having to break a sweat through our centralized d…
 
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