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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…

Founder Real Talk Episode #25 With Max Levchin, Co-founder & CEO of Affirm

I’m thrilled that we’ve hit the 25th episode of Founder Real Talk. It’s been exciting to sit down with such impressive founders, dig into their journeys and shed light on challenges that are applicable to all company leaders. Founder RealRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #24 With Rich Waldron, Co-founder & CEO of Tray.io

On Founder Real Talk episode #24, I talk with Rich Waldron, Co-founder and CEO of Tray.io. Tray is leading the next generation of workflow and integration technology, allowing automation of business processes without IT. I was lucky enough to leadRead More…

Founder Real Talk Episode #23 With Dave McJannet, CEO of Hashicorp

On Founder Real Talk episode #23, I talk with HashiCorp CEO Dave McJannet from an interview recorded live at Evolving Enterprise, GGV Capital’s annual enterprise conference in March 2019.  Dave joined HashiCorp as CEO about three years ago when theRead More…