February 17, 2022
How to go from messy, siloed data to analysis-ready in several hours? In this episode, we sat down with Peter Fishman to talk about the benefits and challenges of the modern data stack. Peter is a co-founder and co-CEO of Mozart Data, an out-of-the-box data stack that provides quick and easy ways to consolidate, organize, and get data ready for analysis without the extensive engineering efforts or technical knowledge which is common today.
February 10, 2022
What does it take to succeed at the top? In this episode, we sat down to talk about what transforms ordinary people into world-class leaders with Jay Rudman, CEO of Topstep, a financial technology firm based in Chicago, that evaluates day traders’ performance in real-time simulated accounts.
Jay is an experienced and successful leader of 5 businesses – 4 of which exited. He specializes in scaling businesses, team development, change management and go-to-market strategies; and is a CEO Mentor at The Junto Institute where startup leaders grow faster than their companies are growing.
January 27, 2022
In this episode, we are talking about bringing better communication to remote working with Raj Singh, the CEO and co-founder of Pulse. Pulse (formerly known as Loop Team), is a startup that is building a better way for distributed teams to connect, communicate and collaborate. Most recently, Raj co-founded Tempo AI (acquired by Salesforce), co-founded AllTheCooks (acquired by Cookpad), was the founding BD person at Skyfire (acquired by Opera), co-founded Veeker (acquired by WMG) and others. In the last two decades, he's been involved with numerous startups as a consultant, advisor, and investor. He's also been running a blog writing about his mostly tech thoughts.
Personal website: rajansingh.com
January 13, 2022
Nodle is a citizen-powered decentralized IoT network of Polkadot, providing secure, low-cost connectivity and data liquidity to billions of IoT devices. Anyone with a smartphone can earn crypto for free with the Nodle Cash app. Nodle is easy to use with no hardware to buy. In this episode we sat down with Micha Benoliel, the CEO and Co-Founder of Nodle, to talk about the finer points of connecting what was never connected before in the world that is gearing to become hyperconnected. Micha has been a pioneer in VoIP and launched several telecommunications services in the past decade. Back in 2011, Micha co-founded Open Garden, the creator of FireChat, the first off-the-grid messaging app, leveraging peer-to-peer mesh networking.
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January 6, 2022
We are excited to open our 3rd season with an interview with Ashish Bhatia about his journey working inside the big companies and then transitioning to work with startups. Ashish has diverse experience building software at mobile-first DeFi platform Celo, Facebook & WhatsApp, and as a founding engineer on Google's Android app scanning product Google Bouncer. He currently holds technically advisory roles at 5 startups and is an investor in over 40 startups.
For more information please visit his blog https://ashishb.net/
December 16, 2021
Reverse ETL is the hot, popular trend within the modern tech stack. ETL tools like Fivetran, Stitch, and Matillion make it easy to set up and send data to a warehouse with the click of a button. As software firms of all sizes generate more data than ever, their data warehouses are becoming more and more important in facilitating the rise of operational analytics in various internal organizations. Hightouch is a data platform that helps users to sync their customer data in their data warehouse to their SaaS sales and marketing tools such as Hubspot, Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk, Gainsight and others.
We wrap up Season 2 of our podcast with an interview with Kashish Gupta, a co-founder and co-CEO of Hightouch, discussing the main key innovation in data warehouse technology that facilitated empowering business teams with operational analytics.
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.
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.
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.