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Ep. 498 w/ Hampus Jakobsson General Partner at Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot is a €87M seed-stage venture capital firm, investing in climate tech startups that reduce and reverse the climate crisis and help us prepare for a new world. Pale Blue Dot is based in Malmö, Sweden, and invests in early stage companies in Europe and the US. https://www.paleblue.vc/

Ep. 497 w/ Oisin O'Connor CEO/Co-Founder at ReCharge

Recharge Company Bio: Recharge is the leading subscription management solution, helping ecommerce merchants of all sizes launch and scale subscription offerings. Recharge’s subscription billing and payment management solutions are designed to help merchants grow by increasing revenue and customer lifetime value while reducing operating costs and churn. Today, Recharge powers subscriptions for more than 45 million subscribers across 15,000 merchants, including fast-growing brands such as Billie, Bokksu, LOLA, The Sill, and Native. Recharge is a remote-first company with more than 450 team members across 10 countries. For more information, visit https://rechargepayments.com/ Oisin O’Connor Bio: Oisin O’Connor, CEO and Co-Founder of Recharge, has over ten years of experience building and launching companies. Starting with Empowered.Org and BootStrap Heroes, Oisin went on to launch Recharge in 2014. Recharge is now the leading subscription management solution for ecommerce merchants. With a team of passionate builders and problem solvers, Recharge strives to make payments seamless, grow the ecommerce economy, and foster merchant communities globally. Recharge has processed over $8.5B in gross merchandise value and powers subscriptions for 15,000 merchants including some of the largest and fastest growing brands. Oisin earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling to uncharted destinations.

Ep. 496 w/ Jonathan & Benjamin Co-Founders at CreatorPlus

The future of storytelling We are building a new film studio and streaming platform for digital-first storytellers and their audience who are hungry to support them. https://www.creatorplus.com/

Ep. 495 w/ Ashley Ramirez Vice President at Halogen Ventures

Halogen Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund focused on female founded consumer technologies. We believe in hands on attention and plug each of our portfolio companies into a strategic network of advisors, investors and accelerators in the greater venture community. With a focus on consumer, we also add value in the entertainment, marketing and PR space to further the footprint of our brands. https://halogenvc.com/

Ep. 494 w/ Marcia Dawood Angel Investor & Chair of the Angel Capital Association

As of July 2021, Marcia is currently the Chair of the board of the Angel Capital Association (ACA). She also founded and leads the Growing Women's Capital group within the ACA working to get more funding to women-led early stage companies. Prior to her role as chair she was the co-chair of the Marketing and Membership committee. The ACA is a collective of accredited angel investors, North America's most prolific early-stage investment class. The association is the largest angel professional development organization in the world. ACA provides an insider perspective that can help an investor make smart investment decisions. https://www.angelcapitalassociation.org https://www.marciadawood.com https://www.mindshiftcapital.com https://www.marciadawood.com/the-angel-next-door-podcast

Ep. 493 w/ Barry Dean Co-Founder & CEO at LUCI

Barry Dean is an award-winning songwriter turned wheelchair technology founder. As CEO of LUCI, a company reimagining mobility for power wheelchairs, Barry sets the strategic vision and leads the company towards its goal of providing security, stability and connectivity for power wheelchairs. He founded the company with his brother, Jered, in 2017 with hopes of building a smarter solution for his daughter Katherine and all power wheelchair riders. He is a founding writer at Creative Nation Music, Recording Academy (GRAMMY) Nashville Chapter Governor, and has previously served two terms as a board member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Prior to becoming a songwriter, he led market strategy and product development for a leading education technology company. Barry lives in Nashville, Tenn. https://luci.com

Ep. 492 w/ James Dunavant CEO at Tend

Tend is a member-driven, digital personal finance platform that offers innovative money tools to help make finding financial wellness easier, faster and more human. A banking collective built around the fundamental concepts of community, co-creation and rewards, Tend offers a new kind of banking experience, empowering members to take control of their own finances - all in one place. Tend’s banking services are provided by nbkc bank, Member FDIC in the US, and INVEX Banco in Mexico. To learn more, visit www.tend.money or www.tend.mx or follow along on Instagram at @tendmoney.

Ep. 491 w/ Jonah Myerberg Co-founder & CTO at Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum, named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies, and the 2021 winner of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in materials.

Ep. 490 w/ Ross Blum COO at Skyline Robotics

Skyline Robotics has a vision. The company is leveraging artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to deliver a smarter, faster automated work future. Skyline’s flagship product, Ozmo, is the world’s first robotic-armed window cleaner. The smart, automated service robot targets high-risk skyscraper windows and has proven to clean six times faster than traditional window washers without missing a spot. But Skyline is setting its sights higher than skyscrapers. The company is innovating to deliver cutting-edge robotic solutions to meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart cities and global workforces today. https://www.skylinerobotics.com/

Ep. 489 w/ Medha Parlikar CTO & Co-Founder at CasperLabs

Medha Parlikar is on a mission to make block chain the platform for doing business in the future. Future proofing and de risking how businesses use public block chain is a fundamental goal of the company C-Suite to adopt. The CasperLab platform Highway is designed for businesses to customize and tokenize block chain content including patents, stock, human resources, supply chain and more. According to Medha, “It’s not a scary technology. We are de-risking the Block chain for the enterprise. The time is now for businesses to adopt and not be left behind.” By 2023, Gartner Research states blockchain will be poised for mainstream adoption en route to generating $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030, according to Gartner. By 2023, blockchain will support the global movement and tracking of more than 2 trillion dollars in goods and services. Medha is paving the way for an entire new generation of C suite to change how they do business. The future of block chain is now. Businesses need to make the shift quickly for a competitive advantage. Medha Parlikar, co-founder and CTO of CasperLabs on the importance of blockchain. Medha has more than 30 years of tech experience and is considered one of the top women in blockchain. She started working with technology in the early 1980’s, building computers in the basement. For the past two decades, she has been delivering production SaaS software for large companies including Adobe, Omniture and Avalara. Medha excels in building high-functioning technical teams, and inspiring them to deliver solutions that solve customer problems. Medha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and Programming from Coleman College. https://casperlabs.io/

Ep. 488 w/ Lak Ananth CEO & Managing Partner at Next47

Lak Ananth is an Indian American venture capitalist who has spent much of his career focused on identifying industry changing disruptions and acting on them as an investor or acquirer. He is the author of Anticipate Failure: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Navigating Uncertainty, Avoiding Disaster, and Building a Successful Business, a practical guide for business leaders on the most common patterns of failure in innovation, featuring never-before-heard stories on how some of the most successful founders and executives in the world have navigated failure to get to success. He is the founding CEO and Managing Partner of the global venture capital firm Next47 which is backed by Siemens AG and partners with the best entrepreneurs to help them build companies that will change how the world works. Lak has spent his career in service to the entrepreneurial pursuit. In addition to running Next47, he serves on the board of several companies that he has helped to grow beyond $1B valuations. As an investor and board member, he believes in establishing mutual trust with founders so when critical business decisions need to be made, he can support them in making the best choices for building world-class new businesses. Lak holds an MBA from INSEAD and The Wharton School of Business. He is also a Kauffman Fellow (Class 12). Lak Ananth is CEO and Managing Partner of global venture capital firm Next47 and serves on the board of several companies that he has helped to grow beyond $1B valuations. He is the author of Anticipate Failure, a practical guide for business leaders on common patterns of failure in innovation. http://www.next47.com/

Ep. 487 w/ Taha Elraaid CEO at Lamah

Lamah is one of Libya's leading information technology companies. We provide solutions to better connect and improve the lives of Libyans, and beyond. Makani, Lamah's application, is the country's first digital addressing system, and now has 1 million+ registered addresses. https://lamah.com/

Ep. 486 w/ Kris Constable CEO & Co-Founder at COINOS

Coinos is an open source bitcoin web wallet, point of sale, ecommerce marketplace and exchange platform. Development started in Vancouver in September 2012 as a way to provide local merchants with a convenient way to accept bitcoin payments. The feature set has grown over the years to accomodate a wide variety of use cases with the goal of making it as easy as possible for anyone to get started using Bitcoin quickly, cheaply, and securely. Anyone can download the source code and host their own instance of the platform backed by their own bitcoin, liquid or lightning nodes, or reach out and we'll gladly set this up for you. Once signed in, you can create both custodial and non-custodial wallets within your account. The default custodial wallet allows funds to be deposited on any of the bitcoin, liquid or lightning networks and seamlessly withdrawn over any other network without any conversion process or fee. Using a non-custodial wallet means keys are generated client-side in your browser so we never have access to the funds. Transactions from these accounts are subject to on-chain transaction fees and Lightning Network payments are not supported but we advise using this account type or a paper wallet for storing larger amounts. Accounts denominated in USDt and LCAD stablecoins and other Liquid assets are also supported. Intra-account transfers between custodial wallets of different users on our server are completely free, instant, and unlimited. https://corporate.coinos.io/

Ep. 485 w/ Robert Materazzi CEO at Lukka

Founded in 2014, Lukka is a trusted, blockchain-native technology company that delivers leading products for the crypto asset ecosystem. Lukka bridges the gap of traditional finance and the crypto world and is actively working with the world's largest financial institutions to help institutionalize crypto. The Lukka team provides retail investors and traders with essential tools and resources such as tax reporting software, portfolio management tools, and educational databases and research and offers insight into how both institutional and retail traders navigate the crypto ecosystem. Lukka’s premier solutions enable the transformation of distributed and decentralized data into auditable information within a highly scalable and secure SOC 1 Type 2 infrastructure. Robert Materazzi is the CEO of Lukka. Prior to joining Lukka, he served as Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in large risk, regulatory, and cybersecurity driven technology implementations for traditional financial institutions and foreign banking organizations. Robert also led the PwC Advisory Veterans Recruiting and Mentorship Initiative. Prior to PwC, Robert served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years as an Officer and AH-1W Super Cobra Pilot. https://lukka.tech/

Ep. 484 w/ Victor Hogrefe Co-Founder & CBO EonLabs

EonLabs is a fintech startup that focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence and digital finance, specifically in the blockchain space. It is developing the Enigma trading system, which integrates with existing exchange APIs, and leverages the power of machine learning models to autonomously trade in various financial markets. This trading system is then licensed out to fund managers who use it to achieve above average gains for their investors. https://www.eonlabs.com/

Ep. 483 w/ Chet Kapoor Chairman & CEO at DataStax

DataStax is the open, multi-cloud stack for modern data apps. DataStax gives enterprises the freedom of choice, simplicity, and true cloud economics to deploy massive data, delivered via APIs, powering rich interactions on multi-cloud, open source and Kubernetes. DataStax is built on proven Apache Cassandra™ and the Stargate™ open source API platform. DataStax Astra is the new stack for modern data apps as-a-service, built on the scale-out, cloud-native, open source K8ssandra™. DataStax powers modern data apps for 500 of the world’s most demanding enterprises including The Home Depot, T-Mobile, Intuit and half of the Fortune 100. https://www.datastax.com

Ep. 482 w/ Vitaly Golomb Mobility & Energy Transition Partner at Drake Star

I lead the Mobility and Energy Transition practice with a focus on all things EV, Autonomy, and Energy Infrastructure. Drake Star Partners is a global investment banking firm serving the technology, media and communications sectors (TMC) with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva, and partners offices in Singapore and Dubai. The firm focuses on M&A and corporate finance for its clients worldwide. Drake Star Partners has completed over 400 transactions since 2004, 70% of which are cross-border. For further information about Drake Star Partners and on recent deals completed, please visit: http://www.drakestar.com/our-work

Ep. 481 w/ Alex Clark CEO QP.me

QP is the world's first premium messaging app designed for creators-of-all-kinds. Whether you send messages or post content to social media, you are a content creator and have the right to protect your privacy while staying in full control of your own data. - Control your own content, even after it’s been sent: With QP you can delete or edit messages after you’ve sent them without letting the receiver know that you did. As the publisher, you no longer need to hand off control of your message to the person you’re sharing it with. - Choose what personal information you want to share and with who: The QP app lets you control who sees personally identifying information like your phone number, email, IP address and profile picture. In fact, you can decide not to share any of your personal details at all. - Create separate profiles and decide how you want to be seen: QP enables users to create personalized profiles depending on the audience type. Customizing multiple profiles allows you to brand yourself more specifically to different audience groups. - Schedule messages in advance and set limits for when others can engage with you: QP gives you the power to pre-schedule important messages that can sometimes slip through the cracks during a busy day. Set clear time limits for when you are available to engage with specific audiences. - Keep your personal messages always private: With QP, your messages include the latest and greatest end-to-end encryption technologies that keep your content and conversations always secure. We never track or read your messages or sell your data to third parties. At QP we believe, that #everyoneisacontentcreator. Our ground-breaking features are disrupting the market and changing the way we connect and communicate with each other. It’s time to take back control of your own content, your personal data and your precious time. QP is now available on the Apple Store and Google Play. https://qp.me/

Ep. 480 w/ Tarik Bolat Co-founder & CEO at WaveSense

WaveSense has pioneered Ground Positioning Radar™ (GPR) for autonomous features and self-driving vehicles, allowing vehicles to localize and determine their precise location when other sensors fail. By using an ultra-wide band radar to create a 3-D map of the road's unique subsurface , WaveSense’s technology is unaffected by adverse weather or terrain conditions, GPS availability, and other common barriers faced by autonomous vehicles today. By adding WaveSense’s GPR, automakers can enhance vehicles with more reliable and accurate ADAS features—including autonomous parking and active lane keeping—safeguarding the automated driving experience. WaveSense provides accurate localization data that’s always available, with feature density that’s differentiated and stable over a long period of time, and unimpacted by common hurdles faced by AVs. https://wavesense.io

Ep. 479 w/ Thomas Kim CEO at Enfusion

Enfusion is a leading global provider of native SaaS-based investment management technology solutions and services that enables clients to operate from a single golden source of data from the front-office to the back. A platform to boost agility, Enfusion delivers award-winning software, managed services and analytics to more than 500 investment managers and hedge funds from eight offices spanning four continents. https://www.enfusion.com

Ep. 478 w/ Girish Ramachandra Co-founder & CEO at Shopalyst

At Shopalyst, we are re-imagining how digital consumers discover and purchase products they love. We are building the technology and data infrastructure that help friction free purchases from any digital moment that inspires shopping. https://www.shopalyst.com

Ep. 477 w/ Christa Quarles CEO at Corel Corporation

Corel products enable millions of connected knowledge workers around the world to do great work faster. Offering some of the industry's best-known software brands, we give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Our success is driven by an unwavering commitment to deliver a broad portfolio of innovative applications – including CorelDRAW®, MindManager®, Parallels®, and WinZip® – to inspire users and help them achieve their goals. https://www.corel.com

Ep. 476 w/ Sridhar Ramaswamy Co-founder at Neeva

Neeva was created to give you a choice in how you search and experience the internet. We built Neeva to feel like your personal corner of the web, designed specifically for you – always ad-free and private. Our mission is to serve our users, and only our users. https://neeva.com/

Ep. 475 w/ Lyndon Oh CEO & co-founder of Ozone

We created the first app that gives you full control over your data — and the power to get paid for it. Sign up today and start putting your data to work with Ozone. https://ozone.ai

Ep. 474 w/ Mike Fitzsimmons CEO & Co-founder Crosschq

Crosschq is pioneering Human Intelligence Hiring™ by harnessing the power of people to help companies better screen, onboard and source the best talent. Crosschq’s technology gathers direct insights from people, for people and transforms those insights into powerfully predictive data that helps ensure a great job match between talent and a company. The company’s cloud-based SaaS solutions were built to ensure a fully transparent candidate experience while minimizing bias and protecting privacy. Founded in 2018, Crosschq is backed by GGV, Bessemer Ventures, Slack, Tiger Global, Rocketship, SAP and other well-known Silicon Valley Investors. To learn more, visit crosschq.com.

Ep. 473 w/ Chris Doyle Founder & CEO of Billd

Billd is a simple payment and finance solution for the construction industry. Suppliers get paid how they want, when they want, while providing their customers the flexible payment terms they need to grow their business. The Billd products were built by construction professionals who understand the unique obstacles contractors face when purchasing materials. https://billd.com/

Ep. 472 w/ Hannan Parvizian CEO & Co-Founder Volansi

We are reimagining mobility. We see a world free from the limitations imposed by ground infrastructure. Our drones are revolutionizing supply chains for every industry and delivering critical parts, essential supplies and life-saving medicines to regions all around the world that were once inaccessible. We aim to make it possible for anyone to deliver anything, anywhere. https://volansi.com/

Ep. 471 w/ Rick Ralston CEO Contract Logix

Contract Logix is a longtime innovator and provider of contract management software. Leveraging the knowledge gained over our many years in the industry, we deliver products that are easy for everyday business users to adopt, yet powerful and secure enough to help them minimize the legal, financial, and brand risk inherent in their contracts. With Contract Logix, your risk stops here! https://www.contractlogix.com/

Ep. 470 w/ Mark A. Herschberg Startup CTO, author & instructor at MIT

Networking, negotiating, communicating, leading, career planning — all skills critical to your career success. But did anyone ever teach these skills to you? The Career Toolkit will help you master these vital skills and yield outsized returns for your career and your income. Every chapter is packed with dozens of actionable principles, exercises, and practices that will accelerate your success. It’s a multivitamin for your career! The Career Toolkit shows you how to design and execute your personal plan to achieve the career you deserve. Including: ‍ * Negotiating a job offer. (This alone will pay for the book.) * Creating a dynamic career strategy. * Building a high-value network. * Developing the fundamental leadership skills that matter most. * Managing teams effectively, even as an individual contributor. https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/

Ep. 469 w/ Patrick Colletti Founder of Net Health & author of the book Refounder

Our solutions support providers in specialty medical settings across the continuum of healthcare—from hospital to home. Our interoperable EMRs deliver end-to-end solutions that ensure compliance, improve outcomes, empower providers and inspire care. We serve over 14,000 facilities, including 98% of the largest hospital chains, two thirds of skilled nursing facilities and many leading hospice organizations and private practices. Net Health is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, Level Equity and Silversmith Capital Partners. https://www.nethealth.com https://refounder.com/book-on-changing-work-culture/

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