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Zero To Exit

Ankur Shah & Neelima Rustagi

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Want to know how to build market-leading technology products? Want to know how to take a startup from nothing multi-billion dollar exit? Zero To Exit is the best business and technology podcast series that will share deep insights from industry leaders on how they successfully led multiple products and companies to critical success. We will invite guests who have been on the battlefield for many years and can share their unique insights on building products, sales machines, company culture, ...
 
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In today’s show we are excited to have Dan Adika, co-founder and CEO of WalkMe, a Digital Adoption Platform company. Dan started Walkme in 2011 when product-led adoption and growth wasn’t a thing. Dan grew the company from Zero to over $150M in ARR and just recently took the company public. If you want to build great products with product-led growt…
 
In today’s show we are excited to have Bob Tinker, former founder and CEO of MobileIron, one of the leaders in mobile security. Bob took the company from 0 to $150M in revenue and the IPO. Under Bob’s leadership, MobileIron became one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world from 2010-2014 according to Deloitte’s Fast 500 Index. Having ex…
 
Aaref Hilaly is a Partner at Bain Capital Ventures and a proven technology veteran with over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor. Prior to joining BCV, he co-founded two companies and spent seven years as a partner at Sequoia. If you want to know how to instantly get VC's attention, you don't want to miss this e…
 
In this episode of ZeroToExit, we are pleased to have Tim Junio, co-founder & CEO of Expanse, an Attack Surface Management company that was acquired by Palo Alto Networks not too long ago. He has over a decade of experience in cyber operations and large-scale distributed sensing. Prior to co-founding Expanse, he worked at DARPA, Office of the Secre…
 
In today’s show we are pleased to have John Viega, Founder & CEO of Capsule8, a security startup focusing on infrastructure security for VMs and containers in public and private clouds. Prior to founding Capsule8, John held leadership roles at BAE Systems, McAfee and many other cybersecurity companies. He has co-authored 6 books on security and is …
 
Sumedh Thakar is President & CEO of Qualys. Qualys is a cybersecurity company focused on cloud security & compliance. Sumedh has been instrumental in growing and navigating the company through multiple transformations through his two-decade-long journey in Qualys. In this episode, we discuss how to get from product to platform, what to measure and …
 
Chet Kapoor is the Chairman and CEO of DataStax. He is a proven leader and innovator in the tech industry with more than 20 years in leadership at innovative software and cloud companies, including Apigee, Google, IBM, BEA Systems, NeXT, and others. As Chairman and CEO of Apigee, he led company-wide initiatives to build Apigee into a leading techno…
 
Kamal was the CEO of StackRox, recently acquired by RedHat, where he now runs the Cloud platforms. Before StackRox, Kamal ran products and marketing at Skyhigh Networks. Kamal’s got the golden touch; a unique combination of product & marketing skills that’s helped him build category-leading products. In this episode, we discuss category creation, t…
 
Rehan is a serial entrepreneur who’s had two very successful exits with WiChorus and Elastica. On his 3rd sojourn at Securiti.ai, Rehan wants to solve the data privacy and security challenges in the cloud and AI era. In this episode, we talk about building and scaling products and companies and the state of data privacy and security.…
 
Sunil Potti is the VP & GM for the Cloud Security business at Google. Prior to Google, Sunil was the CPO at Nutanix. He also held product leadership roles at Citrix, F5, Cisco, and others. Sunil is what I call the Billion $ Product Manager. He has consistently led market-leading products and is a master of scale. In this episode, we will talk about…
 
Rohit Ghai is the CEO of RSA, a leader in cybersecurity and risk management. Also known for RSA Conference, the biggest security conference in the world. Previously, Rohit served as the president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD) where he was responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including Product Development, Go-to-Market,…
 
Stuart McClure is the founder and CEO of Cylance, the first endpoint cybersecurity company that revolutionized the way the industry detects and protects endpoints using machine learning. He is also the co-authored the most successful security book series of all time, Hacking Exposed. If you’re remotely interested in enterprise security in any capac…
 
Lisa Schreiber is Chief Customer Officer at BlackLine. Lisa has spent over 2 decades in IT and Customer success roles in start-ups through Fortune 500 companies including Forcepoint, Oracle, GoldenGate, Charles Schwab and Apple. In SaaS business, they say, 100% of your time should be spent on customer retention. In this pod, Lisa shares her valuabl…
 
Dr. Anand Deshpande is the Founder and Chairman of Persistent Systems, a global technology services company headquartered and publicly listed in India. If you want to learn about building and growing an Indian public listed company over 30 years, developing careers, and how to live a fulfilling life in an hour, you don't want to miss this episode. …
 
Bob Kruse is the CEO and Cofounder of Low Rider Security, an early-stage cybersecurity startup in stealth mode. Prior to starting Low Rider, Bob was CRO at Obsidian Security, Head of Sales at Demisto. If you’re a founder of a B2B startup and are of the mindset that “if you build, they’ll come”, you definitely don’t want to miss this episode.…
 
Dr Chenxi Wang is the founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, a cybersecurity-focused venture fund. She serves on the board of MDU resources and the open web application security project foundation. She was named by SC magazine, a 2016 women of influence. If you want to learn how to navigate your career and come out as a winner in each of thes…
 
Anshu Sharma is Co-founder & CEO of Skyflow, a privacy-focused API platform. He also co-founded Suki AI for health and ClearedIn which is in the cybersecurity space. If you’re an entrepreneur and product builder and want to know how to take a multi-disciplinary approach to product building, you don’t want to miss this episode. The transcript is ava…
 
Mark Fernandes is Managing Partner at Sierra Ventures, an early-stage VC firm that specializes in Enterprise & Emerging Tech Companies. Mark hit a homer in his first at-bat when his first-ever investment in Sourcefire paid off big time when it was acquired by Cisco for $2.7B in 2013. If you want to understand what separates a good entrepreneur from…
 
In this pod, we host Candace Worley. Candace is the chief global product officer at Ping Identity, a leader in Identity Security. She has over 25 years of strategy and product experience with some of the biggest names in the tech industry like AWS and McAfee. Listen to this one for insights on great PMs are built not born, shepherding your career f…
 
So far on the Podcast, we have had builders & sellers but in today’s episode, we’re going to focus on the buyer. We will probe into the mind of a CIO who owns multi-million $ budgets to procure a SaaS and a B2B product. We’ll deep dive into what goes into the product selection, retention and expansion. To talk about that and more, we have Naveen Zu…
 
In this episode, we talk to Rahul Kashyap, President and CEO of Awake Security, an AI-driven network security platform for clients and cloud services. Awake had a successful exit just 3 months ago when it was acquired by Arista Networks. Rahul is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events, author of numerous security publications, named one of S…
 
In this episode of “Zero to Exit”, we are going to talk about all things products, company culture, startups with Slavik Markovich, co-founder and CEO of Demisto. Slavik is a serial entrepreneur with a passion to solve hard technology problems. He was the co-founder and CEO of Demisto, a Security Orchestration and Automation startup. He sold the co…
 
In this episode, we start with a new segment called “This week in exits”, and then we have the pleasure of hosting Mohan Atreya. Mohan is VP Products at Rafay systems, a startup that does enterprise-grade Kubernetes management. An avid human psychology practitioner and astronomy enthusiast who has spent serious money chasing stardust. Unlike many B…
 
In today’s show, we have Upa Campbell. The Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Accurics, an early stage Cloud Security startup. Upa is a serial exiter. The last 4 startups that she was involved in, have all had successful exits. 3 companies ended up getting acquired for 100s of millions of dollars and one ended up going public and is now a mult…
 
In this show we talk about technology, how to find co-founders for your startup, evolve feature thinking into platform thinking and using business models to evolve the startup go to market strategy with Rishi Bhargava. Rishi, one of the four co-founders of Demisto, has launched multiple products in his career in risk & compliance, virtualisation, a…
 
In today’s show, we are going to talk about all things sales. In particular, the art of B2B selling, getting the attention of potential business buyers in an incredibly noisy world. We are also going to talk about how to find great companies to work for and how to build great sales teams. To help educate us on this and more, we have Brandon Conley …
 
If you are in Cyber Security, you know our superstar guest. Nir Zuk is the co-founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks. Nir co-founded Palo Alto Networks over a decade ago and changed the landscape of network security forever. He is easily the smartest guy in any room and certainly one of the sharpest minds we have come across. Nir has always challeng…
 
In this episode, we have Shailesh Rao, who also goes by “Stylist Brows”, a seasoned sales leader who is building the Cortex business for Palo Alto Networks around arguably the toughest category in the security industry, endpoint security and security orchestration and automation. He is currently the SVP and GM of the Cortex business at Palo Alto Ne…
 
In this episode, we have Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer at Palo Alto Networks, the leader in cybersecurity space. Lee has been with the company since the early days. Suffice it to say that without Lee’s vision and leadership, Palo Alto Networks wouldn’t be the cybersecurity juggernaut that it is today. In the early days of Palo Alto Networks, L…
 
Hello everyone, Welcome to "The Prodcast" where we share insights from the industry leaders on how to build great tech products and companies. In today’s show, we have Varun Badhwar, founder and CEO of Redlock, a cyber security startup that recently had a successful exit. Varun has had a long history in cyber security in building companies from the…
 
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