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Braintrust: Creating the Future of Work with Adam Jackson

Braintrust: Creating the Future of Work with Adam Jackson

December 2, 2021

In a global economy with an estimated 1 billion so-called knowledge workers, and with freelancers accounting for some 35% of the world’s workforce, it’s a pretty gigantic market, which you could alternately look at as a major opportunity, but also a ripe field for many players with multiple permutations of the marketplace concept. Braintrust is a new player in the world of freelance marketplaces and it stands out for a number of reasons.

 

In this episode, we talk about a better future for remote work with Adam Jackson, a co-founder of Braintrust, a blockchain-powered nonprofit decentralized marketplace that connects skilled tech freelancers with enterprise clients like Goldman Sachs, Porsche, Under Armour and Wayfair. Braintrust is disrupting incumbent hiring platforms by transferring ownership into the hands of freelancers and finding a new way to align the incentives of workers and the companies that employ them. 

Adam is a serial entrepreneur and an active technology investor. Back in 2012 he co-founded and was a CEO at Doctor On Demand.

 

Podcast: usebraintrust.com/podcast

Twitter: adamjacksonsf

Blog: jacksonfound.com

UpCodes: The Spellcheck For Buildings with Scott Reynolds

UpCodes: The Spellcheck For Buildings with Scott Reynolds

November 18, 2021

Construction is a massive complex $1.3 trillion industry in the United States. As one of the least digitized sectors of our economy, construction is ripe for technology disruption. Upcodes is a construction tech startup that develops building-code compliance tools to help the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry deliver code-compliant buildings. We sat down with Scott Reynolds, a co-founder and CEO of Upcodes to talk about how technology can address some of the AEC challenges.

 

https://up.codes/

https://twitter.com/upcodes

https://www.linkedin.com/company/upcodes

 

 

Polytomic: Syncing Internal Data To Business Systems with Ghalib Suleiman

Polytomic: Syncing Internal Data To Business Systems with Ghalib Suleiman

November 4, 2021

Polytomic makes internal data accessible to business teams. Data within companies is fragmented. Sales, Marketing, Support, Finance, and Operations teams spend enormous amounts of time repeatedly hunting for data that lives outside of their home systems. Polytomic reduces this time to zero.

In this episode, we spoke with Ghalib Suleiman, a co-founder and CEO of Polytomic, about the nuances of moving the business data where it's needed.

Website: https://www.polytomic.com/

Twitter: @polytomic

Tribe: Building Successful Online Communities with Siavash Mahmoudian

Tribe: Building Successful Online Communities with Siavash Mahmoudian

October 28, 2021

Our guest in this episode is Siavash Mahmoudian, a co-founder and CEO of Tribe, a platform to build online communities based on a collection of social media best practices. Tribe is popular for its ability to deeply integrate into products and websites via a suite of customizable widgets and comprehensive API. Today we are talking with Siavash about what it takes to build a successful online community.

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Simplified: Automating Content Creation Process with KD Deshpande

Simplified: Automating Content Creation Process with KD Deshpande

September 30, 2021

KD Deshpande is a co-founder and CEO of Simplified, the all-in-one design platform where freelancers, entrepreneurs and teams can collaborate, scale, and grow their content. KD is an entrepreneurial product leader who founded two SaaS companies, built teams & products from the ground up, raised venture capital, and successfully sold the business through an M&A exit. In this episode, we sat down with KD to talk about the evolution of the design space over the past several years, and new design tools that meet the demands of a new generation of designers and design-oriented organizations.

A Crash Course In Customer Development with Jeff Solomon

A Crash Course In Customer Development with Jeff Solomon

September 9, 2021

Jeff Solomon is a 6x founder with 3 exits, most notably selling his SaaS CRM company Velocify in 2017 for $128M. He co-founded the accelerator Amplify.la in Los Angeles (with 100+ investments across 5 funds). For the last 6 years he's been teaching high school entrepreneurship and is one of the top advisors on Clarity.fm. In this episode, we are talking with Jeff about the art of customer development.

Jeff Solomon Personal Site: https://bak.me

Customer Development Course on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/startup-customer-development-finding-product-market-fit/?referralCode=799B301D2B1854B56CEA

Email Jeff (see his personal website) if you want a coupon code.

Markup Hero: https://markuphero.com

Here is a coupon code for 6 months of a year plan: HERO6FREEYR

Mike Fishbein's list of customer development questions:

https://mfishbein.com/the-ultimate-list-of-customer-development-questions/

Phylum: The Future of Software Supply Chain Security with Aaron Bray

Phylum: The Future of Software Supply Chain Security with Aaron Bray

September 2, 2021

Today’s malicious actors are more sophisticated than ever. First-gen products only identify software vulnerabilities and license issues. Technology has evolved beyond Software Composition Analysis. It requires a new breed of defense.

Phylum, a Colorado-based startup helps developers identify and mitigate all major risk classes across the entire open-source software supply chain. We sat down with its co-founder and CEO Aaron Bray to talk about the future of software supply chain security.

CEO Quest: Designing The Fit Systems Enterprise with Tom Mohr

CEO Quest: Designing The Fit Systems Enterprise with Tom Mohr

August 26, 2021

Tom Mohr is the founder and CEO of CEO Quest, a Silicon Valley-headquartered forum for CEOs of venture-backed technology companies. Tom is the author of 5 books about startups including "In The Loop" which is centered on building the digital enterprise. We sat down with Tom to talk about fit systems for various stages of enterprise and the new leadership paradigm that makes it happen (in other words: how to build and scale startups).

https://medium.com/ceoquest

https://twitter.com/ceo_quest

https://www.facebook.com/CEOQuestLLC/

 

 

Echopixel: The Operating Room of the Future with Sergio Aguirre

Echopixel: The Operating Room of the Future with Sergio Aguirre

August 12, 2021

Our guest today is Sergio Aguirre, the founder and CEO of Echopixel, a software platform that enables physicians to use a digital twin of a patient using standard medical images to create a 4D interactive hologram. In this episode, we sat down with Sergio to talk about developing technology that transforms the delivery of patient care and enables precision health.

Website: https://echopixeltech.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/echopixel_inc

 

Flume Health: Bringing Transparency to the Healthcare Coverage

Flume Health: Bringing Transparency to the Healthcare Coverage

July 29, 2021

Our guest in this episode is Cedric Kovacs-Johnson, founder and CEO of Flume Health, a digital age health plan administrator intentionally built to reduce healthcare costs, improve quality of care and transform the user experience for both employers and members. We sat down with Cedric to talk about reinventing how the most important companies buy and access healthcare.

Twitter: @cedrickojo

 

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