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Founder Real Talk Episode #33 with Dheeraj Pandey, Founder & CEO of Nutanix

On episode #33 of Founder Real Talk, I had the great opportunity to interview Dheeraj Pandey, Founder & CEO of Nutanix, the cloud computing software company on a mission to make computing infrastructure invisible. Dheeraj’s story is remarkable, and he’sRead More…

2019 – Top 10 Books

For the past several Decembers, I’ve been sharing a list of my favorite 10 books from the year. This year I couldn’t limit myself to ten titles – I loved the 11 books below. If you’re interested in my favoritesRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #32 with Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder & COO of Cloudflare

On episode #32 of Founder Real Talk, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder and COO of Cloudflare, the company on a mission to help build a better internet. In just 10 years, Cloudflare is already securing 20Read More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #31 with Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet

On episode #31 of Founder Real Talk, I have the great opportunity to interview Mark Mader, the CEO of Smartsheet, the no code platform for enterprise achievement. Mark has run Smartsheet since 2006, taking a pre-revenue, six person startup thatRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #30 with Aghi Marietti, Co-founder & CEO of Kong

Episode #30 of Founder Real Talk was recorded live at a Heavybit speaker series event in Heavybit’s San Francisco clubhouse. I had the pleasure of chatting with Aghi Marietti, Co-founder and CEO of Kong, Inc. the API company on aRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #29 with Assaf Wand, Co-Founder & CEO of Hippo Insurance

On episode #29 of Founder Real Talk, I had the pleasure of chatting with Assaf Wand, Co-Founder and CEO of Hippo, an insuretech company that is approaching the home insurance market using IoT devices, satellite imagery and big data analyticsRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #28 with Erica Brescia, COO of GitHub

On episode #28 of Founder Real Talk, I speak with Erica Brescia, Chief Operating Officer at GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform, serving 40 million developers presently. I first met Erica a few years ago when she was buildingRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #27 with Kunal Agarwal, Co-founder & CEO of Unravel Data

In episode #27 of Founder Real Talk, I speak with Kunal Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO at Unravel Data Systems, an application performance management (APM) software for the big data ecosystem. Upon meeting Kunal in 2017, I was impressed with his ambitionRead More…

Congratulations Crosschq on Raising a $4.1M Seed Round, Led by GGV Capital

At GGV, we’re delighted today to announce that we’ve formally partnered with Crosschq, the leader in human intelligence hiring, leading the company’s $4.1M seed financing.  We’re excited that Bessemer Venture Partners has joined us in this round.  GGV’s investment inRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #26 with Anne Raimondi, CCO at Guru & SMB Expert

In this episode of Founder Real Talk, I speak with Anne Raimondi, the Chief Customer Officer at Guru, Asana board member and former SVP of Operations at Zendesk, at GGV’s recent SMB Tech Summit. Anne explains why face-to-face connections withRead More…