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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Michael Seibel and his younger brother Jason Seibel talk about life, work, and startups. Michael is a full-time partner and CEO of the YC startup accelerator program. Previously he was the cofounder and CEO of Justin.tv (Twitch) and Socialcam. Jason was a Researcher at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He studied Computer Science at MIT and graduated in 2020.
 
Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more
 
The go-to podcast trusted by fund managers, founders and operators in crypto and DeFi. Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), full-time crypto investor and General Partner at Spartan Capital, goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context. Not financial advice.
 
Entrepreneur Inspiring Stories to Help Motivate, Build, & Grow Your Successful Business with a Master Class from Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders that tell it How It Is... Millionaire Interviews is actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Thought Leaders, Solopreneur, Youpreneur, and Small Business Owner. The host interviews Business Founders in the Product, Service, Real Estate, and Tech industries so they can teach you from their experience. Connect with other Listeners @ ...
 
Invest In The Future is a live fireside chat series by Future Africa to learn from prolific angel investors who have invested in and built some of the world's most impactful technology companies. Future Africa is a platform for mission-driven innovators and investors turning Africa's biggest challenges into global business opportunities. Learn more about Future Africa at www.future.africa
 
EO 360°, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), explores entrepreneurship with a wide perspective, moving beyond business to those insights not often shared by high-profile thought leaders. Host and serial entrepreneur, Dave Will, leads in-depth interviews, whose featured guests include: Gazelles founder and CEO, Verne Harnish; popular podcast host and founder of Genius Network, Joe Polish; award-winning entrepreneur, Zahra Al-Harazi; and more. Tune into this ...
 
If you’re looking to pivot into your next big role, make more impact, increase your salary, or break into a top tech company, this podcast is for you. Yannick Kpodar, a LinkedIn alum, was once a struggling business graduate who couldn’t find a job. Through trial and error, he learned the “secrets” to hacking the job hunt process and leapfrogging in his career. Since then, he’s been able to break into B2B Sales in a Fortune 100 company, pivot into Product Marketing at Linkedin in San Francisc ...
 
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business produces Bootstrapped, a podcast featuring founders, investors and serial entrepreneurs. While the podcast covers many aspects of startup life, the heart of the show focuses on funding from both the founder and investor perspectives, thus the name Bootstrapped. The podcast is hosted by Elana Fine, Managing Director of the Dingman Center, and Joe Bailey, Associate Research Professor at the Smith School. Each epi ...
 
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David Yakobovitch spoke to Rohit Taneja, founder and CEO of Decentro, an automated API platform for banking integrations, based in India and Singapore, backed by United States' Y-Combinator about Banking a service, embedded and decentralized Finance. How is India shaping up as a FinTech destination? What’s exciting about India? Are regulators makin…
 
7 Cups, 60 million people. Meet Glen Moriarty, founder of 7 Cups, an “online support network for people in need of emotional or mental health support.” 7 Cups draws in millions of monthly visitors all around the world in 189 countries and 140 languages. As a licensed psychologist, Glen always had the drive to help others. Feeling that there was a l…
 
You need a strong culture to build a company that will scale beyond the early days of start up. And strong company cultures only emerge when every employee feels they own the culture from day one. Here's how Reed Hastings did it – and made Netflix culture (and its “culture deck”) famous in the process. Cameo appearances: Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn), Ane…
 
Nikolaus Sühr, CEO and founder of Kasko, a London headquarter InsurTech-as-a-service spoke to Rudolf Falat, founder of the Voice of FinTech podcast, about how Kasko helps incumbent insurers reach customers with new offerings and features quicker than on their own. Here is what they talked about: Nick's backstory: How and why has Nick decided to sta…
 
Greg Skloot is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of Crystal, the app that tells you anyone's personality. Greg is the co-author of Predicting Personality, a book published by Wiley in 2019 about using AI to understand people and win more business. He has also published two e-books: Getting Organized, a manual for growing a student organization at a un…
 
Nivedha is back on the show! I spoke to her back in December 2017 (Ep 72). She is the Co-founder of TrashCon. They have created a machine that helps solve India's huge waste management problem by converting mixed waste into Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Waste. They started with one tiny machine doing 100kg/day to now doing 200,000 kgs/day! La…
 
DeFiance Capital is one of the first hedge funds that champion "fundamentals investing" - focusing less on market structure and technical analysis, more on things such as protocol revenues and user growth when formulating their trades. Founder Arthur Cheong (Arthur0x) joins me in discussing: Finding conviction in bear markets Finding valuation fram…
 
Even an 118-year-old company needs an entrepreneurial jolt. When Jochen Zeitz took over as CEO of motorcycle maker Harley Davidson in early 2020, he moved quickly to restructure the business – even in the midst of the pandemic's highest uncertainty. That defiance paid off, settling investors and refocusing the company. He's trimmed the product line…
 
In this episode of Africa Series, Stacey Japhta, Head of Strategic FinTech Partnerships at Talent in the Cloud, an emerging markets FinTech executive search firm and host of Talking success podcast, sat down with Aneesa Ameer, Head of Innovation at ABSA Life in South Africa. ABSA Life offers a comprehensive range of life insurance options which inc…
 
This week Nilay Patel talks to Chuck Todd, the political director at NBC News and moderator of Meet The Press, the longest running television show in the country. Seriously: Meet the Press started in 1946, and Chuck is only the 12th moderator the show’s ever had. As streaming upends television, he’s expanding Meet The Press from a single weekly sho…
 
Unconventional ideas define entrepreneurship: They fuel dreams but also spur naysayers and obstacles. Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO of Birchbox, has repeatedly found ways to recast the unconventional as something obvious, enabling ongoing growth through repeated challenges. When Katia and her co-founder introduced Birchbox, its novel business…
 
Neha Wattas, Executive Director, Innovation & FinTech Partnerships at J.P. Morgan in New York, spoke to Rudolf Falat, founder of the Voice of FinTech podcast, about why and how J.P. Morgan likes to partner with FinTechs or invest in them globally. Here is what they covered: J.P. Morgan's approach to working with start-ups: why J.P. Morgan wants to …
 
Overview: Today, we’re going to discuss Kuda Bank - the African neobank. We’ll explore the Kuda story across 6 areas: Neobanks in other emerging markets (Brazil & NuBank) African & Nigerian banking context Kuda's launch, early history, growth over time & fundraising Kuda's product & monetization strategy Competitive positioning, potential exit opti…
 
James Cramer, Founder and Co-CEO at Zimit, shares his journey of bootstrapping using services to $10 million in revenue. Among the biases of the Venture Capital industry that need to be categorically ignored, Bootstrapping Using Services happens to be on the top of the list. This is a fantastic textbook case study.…
 
Perpetual Protocol, a decentralized derivatives exchange, is processing $100M in volume daily and one of the fastest growing DeFi projects. We invite their team on Blockcrunch to discuss Innovations in onchain derivatives design Creating sustainable incentives for adoption "Curie": the newest update in Perpetual Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). Thi…
 
In this episode of Voice of FinTech: Asia Pacific Series, Chia Jeng Yang, Principal of Saison Capital based in Singapore, spoke to James Vuong, founder and CEO of Infina Vietnam, about his journey from Vietnam to the US and back, his entrepreneurial journey and his latest venture, Infina, providing investment opportunities to retail investors, simi…
 
In our bi-weekly recap for the most important events in crypto, we talk about: Mega-deal recap: FTX, Circle, Sorare & OpenSea Community vs. Evil VCs: Sushi Strategic Raise Ethereum Time Bandit: Existential threat or overreaction? Hosts: Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi), General Partner at Spartan Capital, and Saneel Sreeni (@sanlsrini), Junior Partner at …
 
"We have to reignite the energy and the fire and the love," says CEO Libby Wadle of J.Crew Group, which launched Madewell Forever this week, a dynamic bet on sustainability. The resale platform, in partnership with ThredUp, is part of a purpose-led pivot that Wadle first sparked as head of Madewell. Wadle takes us inside that journey, looking back …
 
Olga Shikhantsova, Principal at Speedinvest, focused at FinTech and Forber 30 under 30, spoke to Rudolf Falat, founder of the Voice of FinTech podcast, about believing and investing in European FinTech and redefining VC. Olga's backstory: FinTechs and VCs, from Russia to Germany What is Speedinvest? Globally present, European focused early-stage VC…
 
Thrusting oneself into uncomfortable situations is always a difficult thing to do. Hanson Grant did just that—with a cross-country road trip in his Tesla. Listen in as he shares his incredible 5-month journey. Hanson shares his adventure of self-discovery and as well as the realizations that a cross-country road trip brings—from family and communit…
 
Nilay Patel encountered the name Blackstone on TikTok last year, just as the pandemic lockdowns were starting. He saw people posting videos smashing burgers and making pancakes outside on a griddle frequently with the caption “I finally got a Blackstone.” 20 minutes ago he hadn’t even heard about this thing, and now he was late to a trend? So he bo…
 
When should you hire your replacement as CEO? Is blitzscaling still the best strategy, in today's context of uncertainty? What are the best fundraising options if you can't access a major VC firm? How do you balance long-term growth with short-term pressures? In this all-new Strategy Session, Reid answers critical in-the-moment questions from six e…
 
Nick Sarillo has one of the Top 10 busiest independent pizza companies in per-store sales in the U.S. In an industry in which the average annual turnover rate is more than 150 percent, Nick’s Pizza & Pub boasts less than a 25 percent employee turnover rate. He is a leading expert in leadership, organizational culture, employee engagement, and execu…
 
Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, first spoke with me when Gainsight was very young. Much has happened since. This conversation catches us up on the interim years since 2013. Gainsight recently raised money from Vista Equity at $1.1 Billion valuation.By Sramana Mitra
 
Mike Sall (@sall) is the co-founder of Goldfinch, a decentralized credit protocol lending to emerging markets and one of my favorite projects in the space. Mike and I discuss: Finding conviction as a founder How Goldfinch tackles distribution uniquely where others have failed Challenges of scaling a decentralized credit fund How Goldfinch got to it…
 
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