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The best startup advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories and strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands. On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strateg ...
 
Welcome to the Accelerated Investor Podcast with Josh Cantwell. This podcast is the go-to destination for real estate investors both active and passive and multifamily apartment investors both new, intermediate and advanced. The Accelerated Investor Podcast is aimed at multifamily real estate investors looking to retire early and have forever passive income. In each podcast we strive to bring no hype real estate investing education, simple but proven strategies, syndication stories, self-dev ...
 
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British Columbia's only daily news show focused on business, brought to you by Business in Vancouver newspaper and biv.com. Join hosts editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe as well as reporters Tyler Orton and Hayley Woodin as they interview Canada's business and political leaders about the pressing issues facing British Columbian businesses and industries today. Join them as they discuss real estate, technology, the resource industries and local and provincial politics.
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
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In my latest podcast interview, I’m speaking with David Pere. David is the founder of “From Military to Millionaire”, where his mission is to teach service members, veterans, and their families how to build wealth through real estate investing—so they can retire early and enjoy the freedoms they fought for! During his first two enlistments, David r…
 
About a dozen unicorns have emerged from B.C. in less than a year. The surge of startups reaching these US$1-billion valuations is unprecedented for the local tech ecosystem. While IPOs and exits have been responsible for many of these valuations, startups have also been going south of the border to seek investors willing to put up big-time capital…
 
George Kurtz is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and services. Prior to Crowdstrike's incredibly successful IPO in 2019, George raised funding from the likes of Accel, General Atlantic, CapitalG, IVP and Warburg Pincus to name a few. Before founding Crowdstrike, G…
 
In the last year, Sarah Hirshland has had to face one daunting issue after another as the CEO of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee – each of which have required urgent, in-the-moment decisions. Most recently Sarah mandated that U.S. athletes be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in the upcoming Beijing winter games. But that’s just th…
 
Jessica Alba’s approach in founding and building The Honest Company revolves around three letters: IRL, a useful acronym for “In Real Life.” This phrase acts as a reminder for the company to shine the spotlight onto their customer’s real needs – not only to understand them, but to address them as well. Alba built the company around her passion to m…
 
Today’s RealTrending features an interview with Sean Black, CEO and founder of Knock.com, a company that offers cash-backed buying and consumer financing to offer consumers options when buying and selling a home. Black discusses his partnerships with brokers, their desire to help consumers and opines on the transaction revolution as the next phase …
 
Chris Sacca is the Founder and Chairman @ Lowercase Capital, one of the best performing funds in the history of venture capital with a portfolio including Uber, Stripe, Twitter, Instagram, Twilio, Docker and many more. Despite this incredible success, in 2017, Chris and his wife, Crystal announced they would be stepping back from day to day investi…
 
Anthony Casalena is the Founder & CEO @ Squarespace, the company that allows you to create a website, sell anything and market your business. To date, Anthony has raised over $948M for the company from the likes of General Atlantic, Index Ventures, Tiger Global; culminating in their IPO in May 2021. Despite the incredible size and scale of Squaresp…
 
Vancouver-based Netcoins Inc. is officially the first crypto-trading platform registered in B.C. following a recent nod from regulators. Company president Mitchell Demeter joins BIV Today to break down what it means to be regulated within a space often considered to be a Wild West of sorts. Tyler Orton hosts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy…
 
Last year, SolarWinds became the subject of a massive and sophisticated cyberattack, potentially affecting thousands of organizations. CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna, who joined the company soon after the breach was discovered, speaks with host Bob Safian about how he and the company responded, and how other companies should approach the ever-looming thr…
 
Covering everything from animation to visual effects; from video games to virtual reality, B.C.’s creative technologies is one of the most dynamic components of the provincial economy. A new report from the Information and Communications Technology Council and industry association DigiBC sets about benchmarking where the sector stands at the moment…
 
Anthony Metzger had never done a real estate deal in his life. He literally had ZERO experience, but after listening to a podcast about apartment syndication he knew he wanted to do something big. So, he found a private equity firm that was actively syndicating deals, reached out to them, and asked how he could add value. Their answer was to find a…
 
No matter what phase of growth you’re in, data is essential to scale. Take it from Sheila Lirio Marcelo, the founder and former CEO of Care.com, the two-sided marketplace connecting working families with care providers. Marcelo scaled her business past the competition by getting the right data at the right time. Marketplaces are tricky flywheels to…
 
Anton Levy is Co-President, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Technology sector. Anton has led General Atlantic’s investments in the likes of Alibaba, CrowdStrike, Facebook, Slack and Snapchat and co-led investments in Adyen and Bytedance. As a result, Anton has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top investors each year fr…
 
The life sciences sector is booming, but how do firms protect their ideas and innovations? Our expert panel provides advice for businesses aiming to shield intellectual property. Brian Kingwell of the Gowling WLG law firm’s life science and intellectual property group and Wendy Hurlburt, president and CEO of LifeSciencesBC, discuss the challenges w…
 
The Metro Vancouver Regional District unveiled the new face of its economic development organization this week. Invest Vancouver is seeking to draw global investors to the region, fine-tune local economic policies and ensure competitiveness in the era of an innovation-first economy. Jacquie Griffiths, executive vice-president of Invest Vancouver, j…
 
As the saying goes, it’s the little things that can make a big difference! In this episode, I’m going to walk you through 10 very simple techniques and strategies that will help you drive income, increase your profits, reduce your expenses and improve your bottom line, when purchasing a new multifamily property. There is a general understanding tha…
 
The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) has in four years built up the export markets for British Columbia businesses. Austin Nairn, the executive director of the World Trade Centre Vancouver, oversees the program and discusses its growth and plans with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information…
 
To compete against bigger players, you need a special edge. Sridhar Ramaswamy, who led Google’s huge ad business, is now going head-to head against his former employer with an ad-free subscription-based search engine called Neeva. Ramaswamy became disillusioned by Google’s priorities and practices and argues that big platforms – including Facebook …
 
Keith Rabois is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most successful venture firms of the last decade with home runs in the likes of SpaceX, Palantir, Stripe, Anduril, Facebook, Airbnb, Nubank and many more. As for Keith, he led the first institutional investments in DoorDash, Affirm and has also led investments in Ramp, Trade Republic, Fa…
 
Pierre Cléroux, chief economist at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), discusses a BDC report today that chronicles the labour shortage in Canada, the challenges for the economy, and the strategies for businesses to adapt. He is in discussion with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
Today’s RealTrending features an interview with Josh Harley, founder, chairman and CEO of Fathom Holdings. Harley opens up about the company’s plans to go head-to-head with Zillow, “without saying their name,” company growth and how there’s room at the table for all real estate models.By RealTrends
 
Demand for take-out has reached new heights during the pandemic. The trend has heightened pressure on the waste produced through packaging. Gone are the days of dining in, and relying on plates and cutlery that could be washed and reused. So how are businesses coping? Jason Hawkins is the co-founder of Vancouver-based startup Reusables.com. He join…
 
To get the most out of your talent, you need to create an environment that allows them to thrive. Nobody knows this better than Indra Nooyi who spent 12 years as the CEO of PepsiCo. It was her drive to support talent that underpinned all of the initiatives that transformed the company. Her approach, which she calls “Performance with Purpose,” cente…
 
In my latest podcast interview, I’m speaking with Jonathan Tuttle—a real estate investor and coach who is here to talk all about flipping mobile homes for passive income. Despite the stigma associated with mobile homes, there’s no question that they’re an incredible investment vehicle. Not only that, but they create a much needed solution to the af…
 
Ralf Wenzel is the Founder & CEO @ JOKR, a global platform for instant retail delivery at a hyper-local scale. To date, Ralf has raised over $170M for the company from the likes of GGV Capital, Balderton, Softbank and Kaszek, just to name a few. Prior to JOKR, Ralf spent close to 7 years as the Founder & CEO @ foodpanda as well as enjoying roles as…
 
Between the explosion of US$1-billion unicorns across B.C. and major global firms announcing expansion plans for the province, demand for tech talent has reached levels never seen before. Ilya Brotzky, CEO of tech recruitment firm VanHack, joins BIV Today to discuss how local firms are competing with the giants, the impacts of remote working and wh…
 
I just got off the phone with one of my coaching members, and he posed a very good question that I thought would be great for the podcast… “I’m buying the land for a residential assisted living deal. I’ve secured the land, the loan is set up, and I’ve partnered with a couple of guys. But I’m doing everything myself, and there just doesn’t seem to b…
 
Your ability to make quick decisions in the face of a crisis can define your career. That’s been the case for Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, the all-women's HBCU in Atlanta. In her second appearance on Rapid Response, Dr. Campbell, who recently announced her plan to retire at the end of the academic year, discusses how lis…
 
Casey Winters is the Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite where he leads the PM, product design, research, and growth marketing teams. Prior to Eventbrite, Casey spent close to 3 years at Pinterest where he led the growth product team. At Pinterest, Casey turned SEO into a scalable acquisition strategy, increasing conversion to signups 5x. Before Pi…
 
Managing your team right now requires fresh thinking. Learn what motivates the best performance, and how to build creative teams in remote, hybrid, and fluid conditions, from some of the sharpest minds in management. In this special episode, we share five moves that are essential to building a team right now. Tapping into lessons from top leaders a…
 
In my latest podcast interview, I’m speaking with Whitney Sewell, who went from no experience in real estate, to scaling to over 1,000 doors valued at $150 million—in just 4 years! Before ever investing in real estate, Whitney served in the military and spent a full year in Iraq fighting for our country. After returning home, he got married, joined…
 
As businesses grapple with an accelerated pivot towards digital, it’s leaving many in the financial services sector trying to reach customers in ways they never had to before. Nicky Senyard is the CEO of Fintel Connect, a Vancouver-based startup that launched just before the pandemic. She joins Tyler Orton on BIV Today to unpack what it means for c…
 
Hans Tung is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital, one of the leading venture firms of the last 2 decades with a portfolio including Alibaba, Xiaomi, Peloton, Airbnb, Slack, and many more. As for Hans, he has been named to the Forbes Midas list nine consecutive years from 2013-2021, most recently ranking #3. His portfolio includes 18 unicorns includin…
 
Pangaea Ventures just secured a sizeable return on an investment made a decade ago in B.C. chipmaker Redlen Technologies. Following Redlen’s sale to Canon — a deal that values the company at more than $400 million — Pangaea general partner Chris Erickson joins BIV Today to discuss his firm’s focus on investing in advanced materials. Tyler Orton hos…
 
Our net operating income was stagnant, we were running into vacancy issues due to COVID, and if that wasn’t enough, we were being sued! Here’s the deal. We purchased this 164 unit property for $9.2M in August 2019, with a projected valuation of $14.2M after increasing the rents and completing some minor interior upgrades over a two year period. The…
 
Nazim Salur is the Founder & CEO of Getir, one of the leading rapid delivery service providers that distribute over 1,500 everyday items within minutes. With an established status in Turkey, where the company trends towards a super-app, and a London launch behind it, Getir has further European and US expansion plans on the horizon. To fuel this exp…
 
18 months ago, the lights went out on Broadway. What can you learn as this $16bn industry begins to re-light the lights? Tony-winning producer Bonnie Comley, the CEO of BroadwayHD and board president of the Drama League, shows us how Broadway's 41 theaters are coming back to life — and how the 18-month pandemic closure created some breathing room f…
 
Bridgitte Anderson, CEO and president of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, shares the findings of a new poll for the board on business and general public attitudes about the economy that indicate apprehension about the future. She is in conversation with BIV publisher and editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
A leap in computing is underway — one with the potential to streamline everything from medicine to finance. Under development at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus is the Quantum Algorithm Institute, set to open next year. The QAI is meant as an innovation hub, drawing researchers and business together. It recently put out a call for additiona…
 
As dangerous as obstacles and setbacks may appear, they can also present opportunities. Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of the real estate platform, Compass, knows this well. He’s a perfect example of how to use challenges to generate a fresh burst of energy. Reffkin explains how he’s been able to reassess situations in the wake of setbacks, plan h…
 
How do you build wealth in real estate, without having to use your time building a real estate business? And if your goal is to build your own business, what’s the quickest path to success? In my latest podcast interview, I’m speaking with Samson Jagoras. After scaling a tech firm’s revenue from $7M to over $100M in 10 years, Samson walked away fro…
 
Doug Leone is the Global Managing Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s most renowned and successful venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Google, Airbnb, Whatsapp, Stripe, Zoom and many more. As for Doug, he joined Sequoia over 33 years ago and has led investments in Nubank, Meraki, ServiceNow and TradeRepublic to name a fe…
 
Today’s RealTrending features an interview with Thad Wong and Mike Golden, co-founders of @properties. A powerhouse in the Chicagoland area, the brokerage firm is now expanding to go other areas. Wong and Golden discuss their franchising strategy, their technology platform and their strategic plan for the coming year.…
 
The Oscar-winning visual effects studio behind blockbuster fare such as Inception, Interstellar and First Man is expanding its footprint in Vancouver. DNEG is launching a new animation studio in B.C. to complement its existing VFX team. Up to 100 workers will be hired here in the city, while DNEG is expanding significantly across Canada as well. Wi…
 
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