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A People First Approach To Business: BrightLocal Founder And CEO Myles Anderson

A People First Approach To Business: BrightLocal Founder And CEO Myles Anderson

August 3, 2021

In this episode we chat with Myles Anderson, Founder and CEO of BrightLocal, a marketing technology company whose suite of local SEO tools are used by over 90,000 customers.

Myles shares with us his keen insights on how he built this now 190 person company from scratch and with very limited capital. He’s been able to scale consistently and profitably each year and puts people first in his approach to business.

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Investor And Entrepreneur: Raging Capital Founder Bill Martin

Investor And Entrepreneur: Raging Capital Founder Bill Martin

July 27, 2021

In this episode we chat with Bill Martin, who has a long track record as a successful entrepreneur and investor, with a particular focus on financial technology and software businesses.

Bill is currently the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Raging Capital Management, a private investment partnership primarily focused on public equities that he founded in 2006. Raging Capital Management is well-regarded for its small-cap and activist investments, substantial alpha generation on the short-side, and private investments.

As an entrepreneur, Bill co-founded several successful financial technology companies, including Raging Bull and InsiderScore. He also co-founded and is a Senior Advisor to Princeton Equity Group (formerly Princeton Ventures), a provider of growth equity to private companies.

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Better Tech For Financial Advisors: Riskalyze CEO Aaron Klein

Better Tech For Financial Advisors: Riskalyze CEO Aaron Klein

July 20, 2021

In this episode we chat with Aaron Klein, Co-founder and CEO of Riskalyze.  Riskalyze invented the Risk Number, which enables financial advisors to use data to construct portfolios most suitable for their clients risk profile.  Advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs and asset managers use the Riskalyze platform to create alignment between clients and portfolios, leverage sophisticated analytics to increase the quality of their advice, automate trading and client account management, and access world-class models and research.

We discuss why today’s financial advisors often lack the necessary tools to adequately serve their clients, the methodology behind the riskalyze platform, and Aaron’s key tenets to scaling his company among many other topics.

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Powering Ecommerce in 2021: Miva CEO Rick Wilson

Powering Ecommerce in 2021: Miva CEO Rick Wilson

July 13, 2021

In this episode with chat with Rick Wilson, the CEO of Miva, a leading comprehensive ecommerce platform.  With over 25 years of executive-level experience, Rick has a unique vantage point on the business shift to ecommerce, asserting that business society is still very early in the transition to ecommerce, with only about 18% of retail transactions currently conducted online.

With comprehensive solutions for all facets of online selling, Miva delivers modern omnichannel ecommerce for every customer and every industry.  It has processed more than 100 billion dollars in orders.

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Driving Digital Impact At Scale: Pantheon CEO Zack Rosen

Driving Digital Impact At Scale: Pantheon CEO Zack Rosen

July 6, 2021

In this episode we speak with Zack Rosen, the CEO and co-founder of Pantheon. We chat about how Zach’s curiosity and early experiences at the intersection of society and technology eventually led to building the leading WebOps (Website Operations) platform - one that empowers marketing and development teams to take control of their websites, while giving them the agility to win in the dynamic world of digital marketing.

Pantheon powers over 300,000 sites and is trusted by thousands of marketing and development teams around the world. The company is backed by $100M of venture investment from Sageview Capital (Avalara, Demandbase), Scale Venture Partners (ExactTarget, Box, DocuSign, Bill.com), Foundry Group (SendGrid, Mapbox), as well as Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital, and Floodgate.

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Seizing Opportunity In An Overlooked Industry: Aircall Co-founder And CEO Olivier Pailhes

Seizing Opportunity In An Overlooked Industry: Aircall Co-founder And CEO Olivier Pailhes

June 29, 2021

In this episode we speak with Aircall co-founder and CEO Olivier Pailhes. After a career in strategy consulting with BCG and corporate development with multinational company ArcelorMittal, Olivier embarked on an entrepreneurial journey.

He co-founded Aircall, which was built to make phone systems as easy to manage as any other business workflow. He wanted to make it accessible, transparent, and collaborative. The company was founded in 2014, has raised over $100 million and has offices in New York, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Sydney.

At the time of the company’s founding, phone technology was not in vogue with investors, however the requisite tech infrastructure had just been developed to make improving phone systems a reality and Olivier jumped at the opportunity.

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The Multifaceted CEO Reigniting Company Growth: WorkForce Software’s Mike Morini

The Multifaceted CEO Reigniting Company Growth: WorkForce Software’s Mike Morini

June 22, 2021

In this episode we speak with Mike Morini, a 30-year software veteran experienced in growing and scaling enterprise software companies. Mike is the CEO of WorkForce Software, a cloud-based labor management platform that empowers employees and managers to digitize time and labor processes, optimize demand-driven scheduling, simplify absence management and enable strategic business insight.

When approached about joining WorkForce Software, Mike saw an opportunity for the company to scale globally and attack a $20 billion market. More importantly, he saw a path to becoming number one.

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A Novel Solution For A Novel Virus: Leading Biotech CEO Dr. Vipin Garg Of Altimmune

A Novel Solution For A Novel Virus: Leading Biotech CEO Dr. Vipin Garg Of Altimmune

June 15, 2021

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Vipin Garg, the President and CEO of Altimmune, a biotech company pioneering the development of intranasal vaccines and therapeutics, including ones that can prevent the transmission of and treat COVID.

He has more than three decades of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with a successful track record building and leading notable private and publicly traded companies.

Dr. Garg was named a Top 25 Biotech CEO of 2021 by The Healthcare Technology Report.  He received his PhD in Biochemistry in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and his Master of Science degree from IARI Nuclear Research.

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The Man Behind Mobile Engagement: CleverTap’s Sunil Thomas

The Man Behind Mobile Engagement: CleverTap’s Sunil Thomas

June 8, 2021

In this episode, we speak with Sunil Thomas, the CEO and cofounder of CleverTap, which is the leading customer engagement and retention platform that helps brands maximize user lifetime value.

Consumer brands around the world representing over 8,000 apps—including Vodafone, Star, Sony, Discovery, Fandango LATAM, Carousell, and Gojek—trust CleverTap to help them improve user engagement and retention thereby growing long term revenue.

CleverTap is backed by leading venture capital firms including Sequoia India, Tiger Global Management, Accel, and Recruit Holdings, and operates out of San Francisco, Seattle, London, Singapore, and Mumbai.

We chat with Sunil about how CleverTap is helping companies optimize the mobile experience for its users as well as his experience building the company.

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Atop The Growth Equity World: Blackstone Growth’s Global Head Jon Korngold

Atop The Growth Equity World: Blackstone Growth’s Global Head Jon Korngold

June 1, 2021

When it comes to growth equity, Jon Korngold, Global Head of Blackstone Growth, is as good as it gets. Perhaps he can be considered one of the few who sets today’s bar in the asset class. His rapid rise began at Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic, but maybe it began even earlier, maybe it began with a piece of advice his father gave him when he was growing up.

Blackstone recently announced the final close of Blackstone Growth (BXG), its inaugural growth equity fund. BXG was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap of $4.5 billion – with third-party capital commitments from a wide range of family offices, entrepreneurs, endowments, strategic institutional investors, pension funds, high-net-worth individuals, and other investors – making it the largest first-time growth equity private fund raised in history.

We cover a lot of ground in our conversation from Blackstone Growth’s approach to growth equity to its unique platform capabilities to the importance of ESG.

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