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Startup Grind


Startup Grind is a global community aimed at educating, mentoring, and connecting every entrepreneur in the world, and helping them understand how they can be successful. As part of that goal, we've launched this podcast to give our community ano...Show More
Gary Vaynerchuk in Hong Kong on Self-awareness, Failure and Finding a Purpose

48:09 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Welcome to the Startup Grind podcast! We're back after a short break. This time from Hong Kong with the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk. We're talking about all things entrepreneurship, social media, China and self-awareness.  If you don't know Gary, h...Show More
Convenience 2.0: The On-Demand Economy with Will Shu, CEO/Co-founder of Deliveroo

18:31 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode the Startup Grind Podcast. Today we have a conversation with the CEO & Co-founder of Deliveroo, William Shu from our first regional conference, Startup Grind Europe in June of this year. Will is really on a m...Show More
Fighting Giants with Noah Everett, Founder of Twitpic/Pingly

47:33 | Jul 25th, 2016

Noah Everett, founder of the popular Twitpic photo sharing service and most recently the messaging platform Pingly.  Everett, a Carolina native is widely known as a pioneer of photo sharing on mobile phones and social media. Newly launched Pingly is ...Show More
Changing the World Through Education with Sebastian Thrun, Udacity/Google X

25:39 | Jul 20th, 2016

Today we have a special interview from our Global Conference with Sebastian Thrun co-founder & CEO of Udacity and former head of Google X.      Sebastian Thrun is also a former Google Fellow and VP, and a Research Professor at Stanford University.  ...Show More
Fundraising 101 with Joy Randels, CEO of New Market Partners

26:56 | Jul 18th, 2016

Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have a great conversation with Joy Randels CEO of New Market Partners and 11 time serial entrepreneur. She also happens to be the director of one of Startup Grind’s best...Show More
Partner with your Disruptees with Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO of Box

26:18 | Jul 13th, 2016

Aaron Levie, CEO of Box at Startup Grind’s Global Conference earlier this year. Aaron has been CEO since co-founding the cloud storage company in 2005. Aaron served as the company’s product and platform strategy visionary. His plan incorporated tradi...Show More
Engineering a Culture of Creativity with Tina Seelig (Stanford)

1:18:41 | Jul 11th, 2016

Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have a great interview with Tina Seelig, acclaimed stanford professor and bestselling author brought to us in Partnership with the Futurecast series a collaboration betw...Show More
Executing on Your Roadmap with Des Traynor, Co-Founder of Intercom

29:08 | Jul 6th, 2016

Today we have a great conversation with Des Traynor the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of Intercom. Intercom has raised over $66 million dollars to fundamentally change how businesses communicate with customers. A lot of businesses seem to agr...Show More
Find People Smarter than You Are with Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet

38:48 | Jul 4th, 2016

Eric Schmidt, the now chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google from 2001 until 2011 speaks on stage with Startup Grind’s Founder Derek Andersen. Eric’s credentials’ and biography expectedly take a long time to describe, so here is an excerpt:   ...Show More
Finding True Innovation with Stephanie Palmeri

29:12 | Jun 29th, 2016

Today we have a conversation from our 2016 global conference with SoftTech VC Partner & Principal Stephanie Palmeri. Stephanie has over a decade of experience working at the intersection of marketing and technology. Stephanie joined at SoftTech in 20...Show More
Inspiring Your Customers with Joanne Wilson (NY Angel / Gotham Gal)

36:32 | Jun 27th, 2016

Joanne Wilson a prominent angel investor in New York City. Joanne has had several careers on her way as an investor. She started as a buyer at Macy’s, went on to run a company in the rag trade, and eventually ended up spearheading sales for a start-u...Show More
Building Better Cities With Archana Vemulapalli, CTO of Washington D.C.

48:18 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Archana Vemulapalli, the Chief technology officer for the Mayor’s office for the district of columbia. The office manages over 10,000 employees overseeing 21 Departments, 33 independent agencies, roughly 69 legislatively mandated offices and 5 region...Show More
How to be a CEO with Sarah Bird, CEO of MOZ

1:12:33 | Jun 20th, 2016

Today we have a conversation with Sarah Bird, CEO of SEOmoz.inc better known as just Moz which has really become the number 1 source for SEO content and tools. Sarah has overseen the growth of Moz from a few hundred to over 23,000 passionate customer...Show More
How to Succeed Personally & For Society with Vinod Khosla

33:55 | Jun 13th, 2016

Today we have a great conversation with Silicon Valley Legend Vinod Khosla, co-founder of sun Microsystems and subsequently Khosla Ventures.    Vinod has run Khosla ventures since 2004, prior to that Vinod spent time at the VC firm Kleiner Perkins. V...Show More
The Gift of Wisdom with Jessica Herrin, Co-founder of Stella & Dot/Weddingchannel.com

31:40 | Jun 8th, 2016

Today we have a conversation with Jessica Herrin the co-founder of WeddingChannel.com and subsequently the stella & dot family of brands which does over $300M in annual revenue and empowers over 50,000 independent business owners.    Jessica has been...Show More
The 3 P’s of the 3rd Wave of Startups with Steve Case Founder of AOL

46:01 | Jun 6th, 2016

CEO and the founder of America Online, Steve Case in Silicon Valley. Steve recently released his first book, The Third Wave, on what the next era of the american startup ecosystem will look like for entrepreneurs. Steve is now the founding partner of...Show More
Building $1B in Revenue with Peng T. Ong CTO & Co-founder of Match.com

34:33 | Jun 1st, 2016

Today we have a conversation with Peng T. Ong, one of the most successful entrepreneurs to come out of Singapore. Peng is the founder and CEO of Interwoven, which went public on the NASDAQ. Prior to Interwoven, Peng was co-founder of Match.com which ...Show More
Emotional Design & Investing with Ben Einstein, BOLT Hardware VC

1:17:18 | May 30th, 2016

Today we have a great interview with Ben Einstein, general partner and co-founder of Bolt, an early stage venture capital fund that invests and the intersection of hardware and software. Prior to starting bolt, Ben ran Brainstream Design, a product d...Show More
A Pro Soccer Startup with Adrian Hanauer, Owner of the Seattle Sounders

1:15:19 | May 25th, 2016

Owner and General Manager of the Seattle Sounders, Adrian Hanauer.  Prior to becoming the owner of the Sounders, Adrian was a seed stage investor in aQuantive Inc. and an early investor in Amazon.com.  He is also the Director at the Cambridge United ...Show More
Using Economics to Win with Simon Rothman, Andrei Hagiu, and Al Roth

33:33 | May 23rd, 2016

Today we have a great panel discussion between Simon Rothman, Partner at Greylock VC, Andrei Hagiu of the Harvard Business School, and Al Roth Nobel prize winning economist.  Simon is a partner at Reid Hoffmans Greylock Venture Capital firm where he ...Show More
The Power of Corporate VC with Amy Banse, MP of Comcast Ventures

32:22 | May 18th, 2016

Amy Banse, Managing Director of Comcast ventures. Comcast made news recently when it was announced that their NBCUniversal arm would be buying DreamWorks Animation for 3.8 Billion dollars. Prior to leading Comcast’s corporate venture arm, Amy spent m...Show More
How to Get into 500 Startups with Christine Tsai, Founding Partner

30:52 | May 16th, 2016

Today we have a presentation & Q&A with Christine Tsai from the VC stage at Startup Grind’s Global Conference earlier this year. Christine Tsai is a managing partner at 500 Startups, where she oversees the accelerator program and distribution growth ...Show More
European Unicorns with Johan Brenner, general partner at Creandum

30:39 | May 11th, 2016

Today we have a presentation from our 2016 Global conference with Johan Brenner, General Partner of the European based Venture Capital Fund Creandum.  Johan is one of Europe’s most experienced venture capital investors who has worked across a broad s...Show More
Starting Up in Gaza Palestine with Iliana Montauk, Gaza Sky Geeks

29:32 | May 9th, 2016

Iliana Montauk the co-founder and chief operating officer of Gaza Sky Geeks, the first startup accelerator in Palestine launched with support from Mercy Corps and Google in 2009. Before arriving to Gaza sky geeks, Iliana helped launch Wamda’s Researc...Show More
Solutions to Urban Problems with Clara Brenner, Tumml Accelerator

36:09 | May 4th, 2016

Today we have a conversation from the VC corner stage at Startup Grind's Global Conference held each year in Silicon Valley. Joining us today is a presentation by Clara Brenner co-founder and CEO of the Tumml Urban Solutions Accelerator which has sup...Show More
How to be a Human Founder with Eoghan McCabe, Co-Founder + CEO of Intercom

58:45 | May 2nd, 2016

Today we have a conversation with Eoghan McCabe, Co-Founder & CEO of one of the worlds largest customer engagement platforms, Intercom.    Eoghan previously founded an award-winning software design consultancy called Contrast, and co-founded Exceptio...Show More
Where Startups Go Wrong with Rachel Chalmers, Nick Suriale, Sandeep Bhadra (Ignition Partners/Menlo VC)

29:56 | Apr 27th, 2016

Today we have a panel discussion between 3 Venture Capitalists from the VC corner stage at Startup Grind’s 2016 global conference held annually each February in Silicon Valley. Rachel Chalmers is a principle at Ignition partners, prior to ignition Ra...Show More
How to Create Habit Forming Products with With Nir Eyal (Hooked)

1:20:39 | Apr 20th, 2016

Nir Eyal moderated by tech author and TechCrunch writer Andrew Keen. This content was brought to us in partnership with Futurecast which is a thought leadership series, produced in collaboration between the ATT foundry and Ericsson.   Nir Eyal write...Show More
The Psychology of Startup with Daniel Pink (To Sell is Human, Drive)

1:06:20 | Apr 18th, 2016

Author Daniel Pink. Daniel Pink is the author of 5 disruptive books including 3 long-running New York Times best sellers including A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human.    Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold mo...Show More
How to Tell Your Company's Story with Gagan Biyani, Sprig & Simon Rothman, Greylock

49:44 | Apr 13th, 2016

Gagan Biyani, the CEO and co-founder of Sprig, whose mission it is to make eating well simple.   Open your phone when you're hungry, tap a button and get a healthy meal delivered in 15 minutes. Sprig has raised $57M from Greylock Partners and Social...Show More
From a Village in India to the Height of Silicon Valley, with Varun Chandran, Founder & CEO of Corporate360

51:20 | Apr 11th, 2016

Today we have a conversation with former professional footballer or professional soccer player if you’re tuning in from the US turned entrepreneur Varun Chandran.  Varun is the founder & CEO of Corporate360. Corporate360 is a BigData software compan...Show More
How to Build Your Company's 5 Year Plan with Alex Austin, Branch Metrics & Scott Nolan, Founders Fund

49:27 | Apr 7th, 2016

Alex Austin founder & CEO of branch metrics who is joined by founders fund partner and former spacex engineer scott nolan.    alex received an MS in Electrical Engineering & an MBA from stanford. In between degrees, he spent five years building a s...Show More
Giving a Voice to Your Users with Ben Rattray, Founder & CEO of Change.Org

58:12 | Apr 4th, 2016

Today we have a great conversation with the founder and CEO of Change.org. Change.org is the worlds largest platform for social change with more than 100 million users.    Named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world, Fortune's 40 U...Show More
Fuel Growth by Nailing your Market with Roger Dickey Founder of Gigster/Mafia Wars

51:07 | Mar 30th, 2016

Today we have a conversation with entrepreneur & investor and co founder of software development company Gigster Roger Dickey.  Prior to founding Gigster, Roger led game studios at Zynga after joining when the company had just 30 employees after sel...Show More
Purposeful Creation with John Harthorne, Founder & CEO of MassChallenge

1:05:39 | Mar 28th, 2016

John Harthorne is the Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet.    No equity and not-for-profit, MassChallenge is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry.    They also reward the highes...Show More
On to the Next One with Rod Drury, Xero Founder

39:47 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Rod Drury who is the founder of the popular accounting software Xero.  Rod is a well known technology entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of the online accounting software company Xero. He has been recognised as New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year in ...Show More
Growing MySpace with Amit Kapur (Dawn Patrol Ventures / MySpace)

1:07:50 | Mar 21st, 2016

Amit Kapur who is the founder & managing partner at Dawn Patrol Ventures, a venture capital firm backed by AOL & Verizon. Amit loves building startups. He was the CEO of analytics company Gravity which was acquired by AOL for $90M. Prior to that he w...Show More
Music, Disruption, and Culture with Young Guru (Engineer/Jay-Z Producer)

1:26:39 | Mar 16th, 2016

Today we are doing something a bit different and feature content from the Futurecast thought leadership series which is a collaboration between the ATT foundry & Ericsson. The featured guest of the event is young guru who is an esteemed  audio engin...Show More
Legislating Entrepreneurial Activity w/ Julia Gillard Former Prime Minister of Australia/Ducere

51:01 | Mar 14th, 2016

Julia Gillard was the first and, to date, only female Australian Prime Minister. As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy during the Global Financial ...Show More
Finding Your Golden Touch with (Amish Shah Managing Partner of SierraMaya360)

43:27 | Mar 9th, 2016

Amish started his first company in 1998 when he was just 25. He has a proven track record in leadership, sales, marketing, strategy and recruiting. Venture Capital firms, C-level executives, and Founders of early and mid-stage startups from around th...Show More
Picking Your Mentors with Gerard Adams (Elite Daily)

39:58 | Mar 7th, 2016

Gerard Adams the Co-Founder of Elite Daily.  Elite Daily, quickly became the No.1 news platform for Generation Y. Gerard is an experienced angel investor, millennial thought leader and social entrepreneur who overcame early adversity to become a self...Show More
Hack your Fundraising with Selcuk Atli (500 Startups/ Boostable)

40:14 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Selcuk Atli, a serial entrepreneur and current entrepreneur in residence at 500 startups. He’s a YCombinator alumnus, an Endeavor Entrepreneur and a Fulbright Scholar. He's founded Boostable, Manifest and the non-profit Nomadic Mentors.      Selcu...Show More
Building Platforms for Creation with Maxim Lobovsky, CEO and Co-founder of Formlabs

57:53 | Feb 29th, 2016

Co-founder and CEO of the 3D printing company Formlabs, Maxim lobovsky.    Maxim’s time as a student at the MIT Media Lab allowed him to experience the power of rapid prototyping and 3D printing technologies to produce custom designs for his work. ...Show More
Building Love into Your Product with Manish Chandra of Poshmark

41:55 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Manish Chandra the founder and ceo of the poplar fashion community app Poshmark. Poshmark is the largest community marketplace for fashion where millions of women come to buy, sell and share their personal style.    Manish has always been passionat...Show More
Don't Discount the Hustle with Brant Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur)

58:32 | Feb 17th, 2016

New York Times best selling author Brant Cooper at our San Diego Chapter. Brant is the author of "the Lean Entrepreneur" and the entrepreneurs guide to the lean brand.    Brant’s startup career includes Tumbleweed, Timestamp, WildPackets, inCode, a...Show More
The Importance of Judgement with MG Siegler (GV / TechCrunch)

56:57 | Feb 15th, 2016

2011 interview with VentureBeat & TechCrunch writer, and current Google Ventures partner MG Siegler. MG has been deeply involved in the startup space since 2005, first as a web developer, then as a writer, and most recently as an investor and advisor...Show More
The Future of the Gig Economy with Micha Kauffman Founder of Fiverr

1:04:52 | Feb 10th, 2016

Today we have a special interview with the Founder and CEO of Fiverr.com Micha Kauffman interviewed by director Ram Yonish in Tel Aviv earlier this year. Fiverr is the world's most transacted marketplace for services, creating economic opportunities ...Show More
Building Human-centric businesses with Jean Oelwang, CEO of Virgin Unite

1:05:33 | Feb 8th, 2016

Jean Oelwang is the CEO of Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and a Partner in the Virgin Group focused on People Innovation. In 2003, Jean left her post as joint CEO of Virgin Mobile Australia to begin working with Rich...Show More
Entertaining Online with Anthony SooHoo (Dot + Bo/ CBS Interactive)

43:01 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Anthony Soohoo is Co-Founder & CEO of Dot & Bo, a uniquely curated shopping experience that makes modern design accessible and inspires people to create their dream homes. Drawing upon his background in media and technology, he launched Dot & Bo in 2...Show More
The Last Stage of an Entrepreneur Bill Bryant (DFJ)

54:22 | Feb 1st, 2016

Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ (formerly Draper Fisher Jurvetson), focused on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies. Bill has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, ...Show More
Competing Against Microsoft with Daniel Klaussen (Marriot/Netscape)

54:46 | Jan 27th, 2016

Daniel Klausssen, Senior Director within the Innovation Strategy Department at Marriott International. Prior to joining Marriott, Daniel led the complete re-development of the Public Broadcasting Systems digital strategy including all of their mobile...Show More
Managing at Scale with Jon Steinberg (BuzzFeed)

59:32 | Jan 25th, 2016

Jon Steinberg who at the time was the President and COO of Buzzfeed. Following Buzzfeed he became CEO of the US version of the Daily Mail Online and a Board Member of Bustle. He is an Ex-Googler previously as a Strategic Partner Development Manager o...Show More
Data Driven Product Development with Nigel Morris Co-founder of Capital One Financial

1:05:01 | Jan 20th, 2016

Nigel Morris, co-founder of the Capital One Financial Corporation. Nigel started Capital One with the simple idea of dropping annual fee’s for credit cards and instead target different credit cards to specific segments of the population. Now it's a p...Show More
The New Media Landscape with Jim Bankoff (CEO of Vox Media)

1:04:17 | Jan 18th, 2016

Jim Bankoff.  Jim is CEO and Chairman of Vox Media, a global internet media company that currently has three major editorial brands, SB Nation, The Verge, and Polygon, a video-gaming site. SB Nation, its sports brand, boasts over 30mm users per month...Show More
How Technology Can Improve Humanity with Jennifer Dulski (Change.org)

35:26 | Jan 13th, 2016

Jennifer Dulski President & COO of the social advocacy platform Change.org. An early Yahoo! employee, Jennifer led one of the company's 6 Business units, serving as group VP and general manager of local and commerce. In 2007, Jennifer left Yahoo! to ...Show More
Serving a Global Audience with Tony Wheeler (Lonely Planet)

53:40 | Jan 11th, 2016

Tony Wheeler. When Tony and his wife arrived in Sydney in 1972 after a six month trip through Asia from Europe toward Australia, they decided to start Lonely Planet Publications to publish the story of their journey - Across Asia on the Cheap. From t...Show More
Women Role Models in Technology with Suzan DelBene (Drugstore.com/US Congress)

50:56 | Jan 6th, 2016

United States Congresswoman Suzan DelBene. Prior to her election as the representative for Washington’s 1st congressional district in 2012, Suzan held various tech exec roles including as the Co-Founder and VP of Drugstore.com which sold to Walgreens...Show More
Make the Best Product You Can Make with The Tuft & Needle Founders

44:30 | Jan 4th, 2016

Daehee Park & JT Marino. The two founded Tuft & Needle with the idea that it is possible to create high quality products and charge a fair price to customers.  Launched in 2012 by two software engineers, Tuft & Needle was the first vertically integra...Show More
Powering Growth with Matt Barrie, Founder/CEO of Freelancer.com

53:42 | Dec 30th, 2015

Matt Barrie is an Australian technology entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Freelancer.com: the world's leading freelancing and crowd-sourcing marketplace and Eight-time Webby-award winner. Matt was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 by BRW and in 2...Show More
Connecting Digital Footprints with Mahbod Moghadam

36:27 | Dec 28th, 2015

Today we have a great episode with the co-founder of Genius, formerly rap genius Mahbod Moghadam whose current project is helping to run everipedia, the encyclopedia for people and more. in 2014 Genius had raised a total of 56.9 million from investor...Show More
Start with the Vision, Juan Diego Calle (.CO)

54:43 | Dec 16th, 2015

Juan Diego Calle the Founder of the .CO domain business. Prior to founding .CO which was  by Neustar, Inc. in April of 2014, while at the university of Miami, Juan Diego launched and ran TeRespondo.com, a performance-based advertising network, which ...Show More
Turbo Charging Growth with Jason Stoffer, General Partner at Maveron

57:57 | Dec 14th, 2015

Jason joined Maveron in 2007 and is now a partner focused on investing in education, e-commerce and web-enabled consumer businesses. He is involved with the firm's investments in General Assembly, Common, TrueFacet, Julep, Everlane, CourseHero, Dolls...Show More
Beating Your Competitors with Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront

54:10 | Dec 9th, 2015

Adam Nash, CEO of Wealth Front. As president and CEO of Wealthfront, Adam has built the company around a centralized mission to always put the client first and change the bad practices that plague the financial services industry. Adam joined Wealthfr...Show More
Testing Your Market with Tony Xu Co-Founder of Door Dash

39:57 | Dec 7th, 2015

Tony Xu founded Door Dash as a local delivery service for Stanford students and participated in the Y Combinator incubator with his co founders while polishing the business model. Prior to co-founding Door Dash, tony worked in product at Square, led ...Show More
Tackling Big Challenges with William Pence, CTO of AOL

38:39 | Dec 2nd, 2015

William Pence who is the CTO of AOL. As the CTO of AOL William leads all aspects of AOL’s global technology strategy, platform development, and external technology partnerships. He also plays a key leadership role in the overall strategy and directio...Show More
Mission in a Bottle with Barry Nalebuff Co-Founder of Honest Tea

54:38 | Nov 30th, 2015

Barry Nalebuff is the Milton Steinbach Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management. A graduate of MIT, a Rhodes Scholar and Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Nalebuff earned his doctorate at Oxford University...Show More
Be Fast or Die with Mike Cassidy (Google X)

35:00 | Nov 25th, 2015

Mike Cassidy who is currently a vice president at Google and Project leader on Google x’s project loon which is an attempt to blanket the globe in wireless connectivity using hot air balloons. Before joining google Mike was a serial entrepreneur foun...Show More
Venture Distribution with Christine Tsai (Founding Partner of 500 Startups)

40:15 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Christine Tsai, the founding partner of 500 Startups, one of the worlds most active, well known, and internationally focused incubators. Tsai has invested in over 150 companies including Ipsy, Sprig, Bombfell, and Storefront, and also oversees the ac...Show More
Going Viral with Sarah Wood (Founder of Unruly)

56:16 | Nov 18th, 2015

Sarah Wood the founder of the video ad tech startup Unruly. Sarah co-founded Unruly in 2010 and it was named the UK’s second fastest growing tech companies in 2012. Unruly’s core mission is to deliver the most awesome social video campaigns on the pl...Show More
The Invisible Game with Paul Singh (500 Startups/1776)

1:06:07 | Nov 16th, 2015

Paul Singh who is a former partner at 500 Startups and currently the director of the 1776 incubator co-working space in Washington DC. previously Paul was the founder of Disruption Corporation which provided tools, research and advisory services to c...Show More
The Rise of the Rest with Steve Case (AOL/Revolution)

39:29 | Nov 11th, 2015

Steve is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm he co-founded in...Show More
The Power of Execution with Gagan Biyani (Sprig/Udemy) & Simon Rothman (Greylock Partners)

49:43 | Nov 9th, 2015

Gagan Biyani is CEO and co-founder of Sprig, whose mission it is to make eating well simple. Open your phone when you're hungry, tap a button and get a healthy meal delivered in 15 minutes. Sprig has raised $57M from Greylock Partners and Social Capi...Show More
Understanding Your Customers with Bob Dorf (Startup Owners Manual)

43:21 | Nov 4th, 2015

Bob is the co-author of the startup owners manual, a manual for starting up companies that aims at preventing many of the cardinal startup sins many founders make. together along with steve blank, the two spent 2 years conceiving, outlining, drafting...Show More
How To Build Your Following with Guy Kawasaki (Canva/Apple)

1:13:38 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have an awesome chat with the legendary Guy Kawasaki. Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, and executive fellow at the Haa...Show More
Inside Apple with Adam Lashinsky (Fortune)

1:01:50 | Oct 28th, 2015

Hey there and welcome to wednesday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have a great chat with Adam Lashinsky, author of the wildly popular and revealing book "inside apple". Adam is the senior editor at large for fortune covering silicon...Show More
What a Social Capital Partnership is with Chamath Palihapitiya (Social Capital/ GS Warriors)

1:05:13 | Oct 26th, 2015

Hey There and welcome to Monday's episode of the startup grind podcast. This week we have a truly awesome interview with one of Silicon Valley’s biggest personalities. Chamath Palihapitiya. Chamath is the founder and managing partner of the Social Ca...Show More
Focus on Your Strengths with Bill Clerico of WePay

44:13 | Oct 21st, 2015

Today we have an episode with Bill Clerico the founder of WePay. WePay is a payment’s platform with a built in fraud analyzer that powers some of the worlds best known marketplaces including Care.com, Constant Contact, Freshbooks, GoFundMe and Meetup...Show More
Staying True to the Vision with Ben Rubin Founder of Meerkat

43:35 | Oct 19th, 2015

Hey there and welcome’s to Monday's episode of the startup Grind podcast! Today we have the founder of the virally popular live streaming app Meerkat. Ben Rubin is the Israeli born founder of Life on Air whose primary product is Meerkat, a real time ...Show More
Inside a Google Acquisition with David Zhu (Divide/Google)

46:03 | Oct 14th, 2015

Today we have a chat with David Zhu the co-founder of Divide which is a mobile enterprise company that made it possible for employees to separate their work and personal life on 1 device. Prior to founding Divide with partners Andrew and Alexander, D...Show More
How To Get A Great Term Sheet with Dawoon Kang Co-Founder of Coffee Meets Bagel

43:53 | Oct 12th, 2015

Today we have a chat with one of the co-founders of the innovative sister led dating app Coffee Meets Bagel.    Dawoon Kang and her two sisters Arum and Soo, founded Coffee Meets Bagel as an answer to many of the prevailing male centric, image over...Show More
The Web Summit Story with Paddy Cosgrave Co-Founder of Web Summit

1:09:57 | Oct 7th, 2015

Hey there and welcome to wednesday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. today we have a chat with Paddy cosgrave co-founder of the Web Summit conference. Web Summit attracts thousands of attendees from dozens of countries to dublin ireland for its...Show More
The Startup Grind Story with Derek Andersen, Founder of Startup Grind

55:35 | Oct 5th, 2015

Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have something a bit different. our founder Derek andersen who is also our Silicon Valley chapter director is used to asking the questions at his events; is in this epis...Show More
Emerging Startup Ecosystems with Dave McClure of 500 Startups

34:15 | Sep 30th, 2015

Today we have an amazing chat with the founder of 500 Startups Dave McClure, interviewed by our chapter director in Gaza Palestine. The audio quality is slightly reduced and the power goes out at 1 point during the interview but it is a great opportu...Show More
When to Go "All In" with Rami Essaid Co-Founder of Distil Networks

54:54 | Sep 28th, 2015

Today we have a great conversation with the co-founder and CEO of Distil networks Rami Essaid. Rami was born in syria to a family known for their engineering talent. He later moved the united states and started working in sales and business. After re...Show More
Saying “No" to Your Customers with Bastian Lehmann (Co-Founder/CEO of Postmates)

41:58 | Sep 23rd, 2015

Today we have a great chat with the co-founder and CEO of Postmates. Bastian Lehmann. Bastian is originally from Munich and graduate of the AngelPad Accelerator in San Francisco. He originally founded Postmates in 2011 and has seen incredible growth ...Show More
Staying Mission Driven with Glenn Kelman the CEO of RedFin

1:12:41 | Sep 21st, 2015

Today we have a chat between our seattle chapter director mike grabham and the CEO of RedFin Glenn Kelman. Glen started his career at the stanford technogloy group after graduating from UC berekely. STG was then acquired by IBM which spurred glenn to...Show More
Supporting a Global Ecosystem with Joshua Krammes of Softlayer

36:40 | Sep 16th, 2015

Today we have a chat with SoftLayer’s chief startup evangelist Joshua Krammes. As Softlayers startup evangelist Joshua creates awareness for soft layers efforts towards fostering innovation and investment in the global startup ecosystem. Specifically...Show More
5 Partners in 1 Room (TechStars)

32:11 | Sep 14th, 2015

Today we have a great chat between 5 different tech stars partners including co-founder david cohen. The guests include David Cohen, Ari Newman, Jason Seats, Mark Solon, Nicole Glaros. Tech stars is one the worlds top accelerators with locations in o...Show More
How To Generate Buzz with Mike Butcher (TechCrunch, Editor at Large)

1:17:36 | Sep 9th, 2015

Today we have an enlightening conversation with the Editor at Large of TechCrunch which is the biggest breaking news sites about the hottest tech companies.    Mike has been named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Dail...Show More
How To Stay Focused on True Innovation with Kevin Gibbon of Shyp & Hunter Walk

44:34 | Sep 7th, 2015

Today we have a conversation between Kevin Gibbon the co-founder of shyp and seed investor Hunter Walk. Kevin co-founded shyp in attempt to revolutionize the shipping industry by making shipping any item as easy as snapping a picture of it. They rais...Show More
3 Way to Guarantee Your Startup Will Fail with Paul Ahlstrom (Alta Ventures)

20:51 | Sep 2nd, 2015

Today we have a great presentation from our 2015 Global Conference. Paul Ahlstrom is an entrepreneur and investor who has focused his carreer on understanding the inner workings of early stage startups. He’s founded multiple high-technology startups ...Show More
How Your Brand Makes People Feel with Jan Mercer Dahms (Plum Alley)

1:06:37 | Aug 31st, 2015

Today we have the Managing Director of the female centric crowdfunding site, Plum Alley. Plum Alley is a site specifically made for women consumers and women looking to crowdfund from other women. It further differentiates itself by offering expert h...Show More
Building Growth Around Your Brand with Ethan Song (Co-Founder of Frank & Oak)

38:16 | Aug 26th, 2015

Today we have a chat with a canadian based founder Ethan Song. Ethan is the co-founder of the popular menswear club Frank & Oak. Frank & Oak is a mens lifestyle brand that makes it easy for men to receive the latest fashions and trends right to their...Show More
Supporting Your Ecosystem with Hamid Shojaee (PureChat)

38:06 | Aug 24th, 2015

Today we have a really interesting fireside chat with a great arizona based entrepreneur. Hamid Shojaee is the iranian born founder of axosoft which makes the successful live chat software pure chat. Hamid is an ASU graduate and former microsoft empl...Show More
The Amazing Brad Feld (TechStars / Foundry Group)

1:12:29 | Aug 19th, 2015

Today we have one of my favorite startup grind fireside chats. We recently had the honor of hosting Brad Feld of tech stars and the foundry group at our chapter in denver colorado.    Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 198...Show More
Bootstrapping 101 with Bryan Johnson (Co-Founder of Braintree)

37:26 | Aug 17th, 2015

Today we have bryan johnson the co-founder of braintree.  Braintree is an online and mobile payments provider that prides itself on allowing it’s merchants to accept more payment types than anyone else.  Bryan co-founded and helped Braintree work w...Show More
On Trusting Your Instincts With Gary Vaynerchuk Pt. 2 (VaynerMedia and Angel Investor)

28:35 | Aug 12th, 2015

Today we have the 2nd part of our podcast with the Co-founder of VaynerMedia and venture capitalist Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary's  first step as an entrepreneur was when he helped grow his family liquor store into a multimillion dollar enterprise and then ...Show More
On Trusting your Instincts with Gary Vaynerchuk Pt. 1 (VaynerMedia and Angel investor)

58:43 | Aug 10th, 2015

Today we have Co-founder of VaynerMedia and venture capitalist Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary first step as an entrepreneur was when he helped grow his family liquor store into a multimillion dollar enterprise and launching winelibrary.com, one of America’s f...Show More
Why Hiring The Right People Is Essential With Nick Huzar (OfferUp)

34:00 | Aug 5th, 2015

Today we have the CEO and co-founder of OfferUp Nick Huzar. OfferUp is a platform that aims to create the simplest and safest marketplace to buy and sell locally. OfferUp has grown rapidly to become the largest peer to peer mobile marketplace in the ...Show More
Focusing on the Essentials with Ben Baldanza (Spirit Airlines)

51:52 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Today we have the CEO of Spirit Airlines Ben Baldanza. Spirit Airlines is the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier in the western hemisphere. Prior to joining Spirit, Baldanza held executive positions at other airlines including US Airways, Continental Air...Show More