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Founder Real Talk Episode #49 With Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy

On episode #49 of Founder Real Talk, my partner Hans Tung (who cross-listed this episode on his podcast, Evolving for the Next Billion) and I interviewed Josh Silverman, the CEO of Etsy. Under Josh’s watch, Etsy’s valuation has increased overRead More…

2020 – Best Reads & Listens

For the past several Decembers, I’ve been sharing a list of my favorite books from the year. This year I added some of my top podcast episodes as well. If you’re interested in my favorites from prior years, check out 2019,Read More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #47 With Susan St Ledger, Incoming President, WW Field Operations at Okta

I really enjoyed this conversation with my good friend Susan St Ledger, the current President, Worldwide Field Operations at Splunk and incoming President, Worldwide Field Operations at Okta, on this episode of Founder Real Talk. Susan is an amazing personRead More…

Enterprise Software CEOs From The Cloud 100 Predict A Massive Upswing In 2021

As reported in Forbes. The Covid-19 pandemic has upended almost every facet of our lives; enterprise software companies, from startups to multibillion-dollar public companies, have not been immune to 2020’s headwinds. Yet this sector also benefited from the mass shiftRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #45 With Karthik Rau, Founder & CEO of SignalFx

I had a great time chatting with Karthik Rau, the Founder and CEO of SignalFx. Karthik started SignalFx in ’13 and grew the company as CEO all the way through to its successful acquisition by Splunk just over six yearsRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #44 With Barr Moses, Co-Founder & CEO of Monte Carlo Data

I’m really excited to bring you episode #44 of Founder Real Talk with Barr Moses, the Co-founder & CEO of Monte Carlo Data. Previously, Barr was VP at Gainsight where she helped scale the company 10x in revenue and workedRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #43 With Streamlit Co-Founders

I’m super excited to bring you Episode #43 of Founder Real Talk with Adrien Treuille, Amanda Kelly and Thiago Teixeira, the Co-founders of Streamlit. This is the second episode in our early stage series, a group of episodes that highlights youngerRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #41 With Kris Beevers, Co-Founder & CEO of NS1

Episode #41 of Founder Real Talk was recorded remotely with Kris Beevers, Co-Founder & CEO of NS1, while Kris was on his new boat! Having worked with Kris on his board since 2017 when GGV led NS1’s series B1, I’veRead More…

Code & Community: Two Keys to Building an Open Source Winner

As seen on forbes.com The next trillion-dollar enterprise software sector will be driven by companies creating platforms that win over developers. As I’ve previously discussed, developers are prone to adopt API-based services to save time. But, what type of software do developers loveRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #40 With Mitchell Hashimoto, Co-Founder & CTO of Hashicorp

Episode #40 of Founder Real Talk was recorded recently over a Zoom webinar conversation I had with Mitchell Hashimoto, Co-Founder and CTO of Hashicorp. Specifically, we discuss growing a company with a remote workforce. Obviously, given the pandemic, this isRead More…