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David Gurle | Founder & CEO of Symphony

Startup Microdose

David is the CEO and founder of business messaging unicorn Symphony. He is one of the pioneers of IP communications. In other words, he is one of the reasons platforms like Zoom even exist. Starting as an engineer for France Telecom to pitching projects to Bill Gates, David has dedicated his life to helping the world connect through the internet. This episode is a journey through those experiences. By the end you'll understand how much David has given of himself, so that we have the technological connectivity we enjoy today. David was in Hong Kong at the time of recording so we apologise for any lag!

54mins

25 Jan 2021

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Episode 326 David Gurle from Symphony

Bank On It

This episode was produced remotely using the ListenDeck standardized audio production system.   You can subscribe to this podcast and stay up to date on all the stories here on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. In this episode the host John Siracusa chats remotely with David Gurle , Founder and CEO of Symphony.   Symphony is a financial communications and collaboration software.  David is a multi exit entrepreneur and Symphony has raised it’s series E to date.   Tune in and Listen. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Google , Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio to hear Thursday's remotely recorded interview with Nima Ghamsari from Blend. About the host: John, is the host of the ‘Bank On It’ podcast recorded onsite in Wall Street at OpenFin.   He’s a highly sought after fintech, VC and financial services industry enthusiast and connector. He’s in the center of the fintech ecosystem, keeping current with the ever-innovating industry.  Stay in the fintech know by subscribing to ‘Bank On It’, Follow John on LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium

36mins

30 Jun 2020

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Building a Financial Communications Unicorn - David Gurle, Founder and CEO of Symphony

Wharton FinTech Podcast

In today's episode of the Wharton FinTech podcast, Miguel Armaza is joined by David Gurle, Founder and CEO of Symphony, a financial services communications company that's helping individuals, teams and organizations of all sizes improve productivity, while meeting security and compliance needs.David Gurle is an author, inventor and visionary. David's ideas have influenced the major trends in consumer and enterprise communications and most recently secure collaboration technologies over the past two decades. He founded and ran Microsoft's unified communications products (Skype for Business) and as Global head of collaboration services at Thomson Reuters, introduced the first consumer-to-business federated communications to the financial services industry. After the sale of Skype to Microsoft where he was the GM of Skype's Enterprise Business, David founded and sold Perzo before founding Symphony. David sits on the Monetary Authority of Singapore's International Technology Advisory Panel, is regularly featured on global broadcast (CNBC, BFM, Fox News) and print media (TechCrunch, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal) and is a sought-after keynote speaker on the future of the digital workplace, collaboration technologies, workplace diversity and all matters related to privacy and information security. In January 2020, he received the Légion d'Honneur, the highest French order of merit for military and civil service.Symphony transforms the way users communicate effectively and securely with a single workflow application. Forging a new path in the financial services industry, Symphony is designed to help individuals, teams and organizations of all sizes improve productivity, while meeting complex data security and regulatory compliance needs. Symphony was founded in October 2014 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Stockholm, Sophia-Antipolis and London.In this episode, David shares:-The powerful influence of his international upbringing and how it influenced him to pursue a career in telecom at ETSI, France Telecom, Microsoft, and Skype.-How being an intrapreneur earned him the title of "great, but unmanageable" by his first supervisor.-The key role he played in Microsoft's surprising acquisition of Skype.-The thought process that helped him identify a problem in secure persistent communications and how he devised a winning strategy for Symphony.-Challenges and anecdotes of Symphony's early days.-The importance of building a no-trust, end-to-end encrypted system, and why that has made a big difference between Symphony and other similar solutions.-Why it's critical to give users control of their data and the reason he thinks Apple has taken the wrong approach.-Symphony's recent explosive growth of 300%-400% in light of COVID-19 and how they have quickly become one of the top mission critical applications for their customers.-His vision of a post-COVID world and the steps Symphony is taking to implement a flexible work policy.-Valuable entrepreneurial advice and achieving childhood dreams.

43mins

29 Jun 2020

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Episode #40 - David Gurle, Symphony

eXponential Finance

David is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Symphony, the secure collaboration platform focused on global markets. David’s ideas have influenced the major trends in consumer and enterprise communications and most recently secure collaboration technologies over the past two decades. He founded and ran Microsoft’s unified communications products (Skype for Business) and as Global Head of Collaboration Services at Thomson Reuters, introduced the first consumer-to-business federated communications to the financial services industry. After the sale of Skype to Microsoft where he was the GM of Skype’s Enterprise Business, David founded and sold Perzo before founding Symphony. We had the honor to welcome David for a surprise visit at the Tokyo FinTech Meetup in August 2018, so in this conversation, we embarking on the Symphony journey since then. We discuss Symphony's differentiation as a network across companies, rather than inside a company (where Microsoft Teams and Slack might be extensively used), the importance of synchronization of information in a decentralized environment, the differences in integrating with WeChat and WhatsApp and why localization in Japanese language was so difficult (that's the geeky part of the conversation). From there, we are looking into the future of workflow productivity using Symphony, and the emergence of an enterprise intelligence platform. David concludes with his personal advice to entrepreneurs, and those who want to become one.  You can also find us on.... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tokyofintech/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tokyofintech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TokyoFinTech Medium: https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exponentialfinance/support

29mins

3 Jun 2020

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The Perfect Storm. Fireside with David Gurle (Symphony)

Startup Grind

David Gurle is a French entrepreneur and engineer, credited as one of the pioneers of IP Communications. He is currently the CEO of Symphony Communication Services, LLC.Author, inventor and visionary, David’s ideas have influenced the major trends in consumer and enterprise communications and most recently secure collaboration technologies over the past two decades. He founded and ran Microsoft’s unified communications products (Skype for Business) and as Global head of collaboration services at Thomson Reuters, introduced the first consumer-to-business federated communications to the financial services industry. After the sale of Skype to Microsoft where he was the GM of Skype’s Enterprise Business, David founded and sold Perzo before founding Symphony. David sits on the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s International Technology Advisory Panel, is regularly featured on global broadcast (CNBC, BFM, Fox News) and print media (TechCrunch, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal) and is a sought-after keynote speaker on the future of the digital workplace, collaboration technologies, workplace diversity and all matters related to privacy and information security. In January 2020, he received the Légion d’Honneur, the highest French order of merit for military and civil service.

50mins

12 May 2020

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David Gurle On Identifying The Gap Left By Bloomberg And Building A $1.4 Billion Business

DealMakers

David Gurle is the co-founder and CEO of Symphony which is a secure team collaboration platform. The company has raised so far $460 million at a $1.4 billion valuation from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial, Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Google, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Citi Group, HSBC, and Wells Fargo. David founded and sold Perzo before founding Symphony.

44mins

27 Jun 2019