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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.

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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.

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High Quality, Required podcast for every founder or entrepreneur

By Sirlasc - Nov 05 2015
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Great content, top experts in a relaxed format.

Awesome Speakers

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Have no idea how these guys got such ballin speakers

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22 Ratings
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18
2
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High Quality, Required podcast for every founder or entrepreneur

By Sirlasc - Nov 05 2015
Read more
Great content, top experts in a relaxed format.

Awesome Speakers

By SSLBlock - May 22 2014
Read more
Have no idea how these guys got such ballin speakers

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Startup Grind

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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.

On Trusting your Instincts with Gary Vaynerchuk Pt. 1 (VaynerMedia and Angel investor)

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Today we have Co-founder of VaynerMedia and venture capitalist Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary first step as an entrepreneur was when he helped grow his family liquor store into a multimillion dollar enterprise and launching winelibrary.com, one of America’s first wine e-commerce sites. Gary then went on to found VaynerMedia with his brother which today is one of the biggest social media focused digital shops aiding Fortune 500 brands in their marketing. Recently Gary launched VaynerRSE, a a $25 million seed fund that will invest in and launch the next generation of world-changing technology companies. Gary has written three New York Times bestselling books as well.

In the interview, Gary discusses the importance of as a VC sticking to your instincts on what you know will be a big hit and why certain investments are worth the risk when the gains are so high.

Gary is interviewed in LA by Startup Grind LA chapter director Joe Famalette.

Aug 10 2015

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The Psychology of Startup with Daniel Pink (To Sell is Human, Drive)

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Author Daniel Pink. Daniel Pink is the author of 5 disruptive books including 3 long-running New York Times best sellers including A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. 

Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Dan’s TED talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED talks of all time, with more than 19 million views. He received a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from Yale Law School. Dan lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three children. 

He drops some serious keys to success in this conversation including how to pitch, how to hire salespeople, and how to think about the problems you’re solving. The conversation started trending on twitter in Washington DC. 

Lets listen into Daniel Pink in Washington DC interviewed by Director Brian Park 

Apr 18 2016

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Beating Your Competitors with Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront

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Adam Nash, CEO of Wealth Front. As president and CEO of Wealthfront, Adam has built the company around a centralized mission to always put the client first and change the bad practices that plague the financial services industry. Adam joined Wealthfront from Greylock Partners, where he was an Executive-in-Residence. Prior to Greylock, he was VP of Product Management at LinkedIn, where he built the teams responsible for core product, user experience, platform and mobile. Adam held a number of leadership roles at eBay that included Director of eBay Express, as well as strategic and technical roles at Atlas Venture Preview Systems and Apple. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Dec 09 2015

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Be Fast or Die with Mike Cassidy (Google X)

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Mike Cassidy who is currently a vice president at Google and Project leader on Google x’s project loon which is an attempt to blanket the globe in wireless connectivity using hot air balloons. Before joining google Mike was a serial entrepreneur founding companies like rubber, xfire, direct hit, and stylus innovation. 

Mike has a BS/MS in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and graduated from the Harvard Business School.

Nov 25 2015

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Fundraising 101 with Joy Randels, CEO of New Market Partners

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Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have a great conversation with Joy Randels CEO of New Market Partners and 11 time serial entrepreneur. She also happens to be the director of one of Startup Grind’s best chapters, Tampa Bay. Joy is a highly energetic presenter and frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, security, mobile and cloud technology. Joy co-founded New Market Partners in 2003 to assist emerging technology companies in taking their ideas from concept to a successful business. She also co-founded the Nurturism Media Group, Digital Collective and Applied G2. Joy is also an active angel investor with success most recently through the acquisition of several startup ventures, including Velocitude, a mobile technology company acquired by Akamai Technologies.

Let’s listen into Joy Randels live from Startup Grind’s Global Conference Earlier this year. 

Jul 18 2016

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Building Growth Around Your Brand with Ethan Song (Co-Founder of Frank & Oak)

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Today we have a chat with a canadian based founder Ethan Song. Ethan is the co-founder of the popular menswear club Frank & Oak. Frank & Oak is a mens lifestyle brand that makes it easy for men to receive the latest fashions and trends right to their door. They also have a few retail locations which Ethan touches on as a core element of their brand as it bridges the gap between online and offline experiences. 

Ethan is interviewed at our Startup Grind Ottawa chapter by director Franco Varriano. Let’s listen in. 

Aug 26 2015

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What a Social Capital Partnership is with Chamath Palihapitiya (Social Capital/ GS Warriors)

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Hey There and welcome to Monday's episode of the startup grind podcast. This week we have a truly awesome interview with one of Silicon Valley’s biggest personalities. Chamath Palihapitiya. Chamath is the founder and managing partner of the Social Capital Partnership, a venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, CA that incubates and invests in breakthrough companies in Healthcare, Education, Fincancial services, mobile, and enterprise software. Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the longest tenured member of Facebooks senior executive team and helped drive its ascension to one of the most important companies in the world. Chamath is also an owner and director of the NBA’s golden state warriors. Chamath was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in canada, and graduated with a degreee in electrical engineering from the university of waterloo. 

In this very honest and insightful interview chamath speaks with startup grind’s founder derek andersen in Palo Alto about his early life, time at Facebook, encounters with Steve jobs, and what he feels the valley should really be working on. Lets listen in. 

Oct 26 2015

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How to scale a startup - Aaron Levie, CEO Box

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A respected technologist and business leader, Steven Sinofsky is an investor, adviser, as well as a Board Partner at the Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm. He began his career at Microsoft in 1989. He started as a software design engineer in development tools. Working in product management, he grew to be one of the company's senior executives on Microsoft Office overseeing six major releases of the full range of Office apps and creation of Office servers. Most recently he served as President of the Windows division through 2012, delivering two major releases of Windows as well as the creation of Microsoft Surface, and Windows Services such as Outlook.com, OneDrive and Identity. Sinofsky frequently comments on products, development and management at his blog, https://medium.learningbyshipping.com, and on twitter, @stevesi. He earned a BA in both computer science and chemistry from Cornell and an MS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Aaron Levie is the Co-founder of cloud-based content management and collaboration platform.

Oct 24 2019

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Make the Best Product You Can Make with The Tuft & Needle Founders

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Daehee Park & JT Marino. The two founded Tuft & Needle with the idea that it is possible to create high quality products and charge a fair price to customers.  Launched in 2012 by two software engineers, Tuft & Needle was the first vertically integrated ecommerce mattress company to focus on selling one perfect product: an unbeatable mattress at an unbeatable price. With a background in ecommerce and marketing, prior to Tuft & Needle Daehee Park served as a consultant at Acxiom Corporation. Daehee received his bachelor’s degree in Security & Risk Analysis at Penn State University. John-Thomas (“JT”) Marino leads product and software development. With a passion for thoughtfully designed customer experiences, JT started his career at Hashrocket helping startups build just that. With roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania, JT studied Computer Science at Penn State University.

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Jan 04 2016

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Building Love into Your Product with Manish Chandra of Poshmark

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Manish Chandra the founder and ceo of the poplar fashion community app Poshmark. Poshmark is the largest community marketplace for fashion where millions of women come to buy, sell and share their personal style. 

Manish has always been passionate about building communities and founded the first social shopping company, Kaboodle, which was acquired by the Hearst Corporation in 2007. With Poshmark, Manish has applied his understanding of technology to change the way women think about shopping, building a passionate community based around people’s love for fashion and each other. Manish received a Bachlors in Technology from  IIT Kanpur, and a Masters of Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and an the MBA from Haas School of Business. 

Feb 22 2016

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How To Build Your Following with Guy Kawasaki (Canva/Apple)

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Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode of the startup grind podcast. Today we have an awesome chat with the legendary Guy Kawasaki. Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, and executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and Chief evangelist of Apple. He is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media,Enchantment, and ten other books. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. 

Guy is interviewed by startup grind’s founder Derek Andersen for a globally held google hangout. streamed live from google hq in mountain view california. Lets listen in. 

Nov 02 2015

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Data Driven Product Development with Nigel Morris Co-founder of Capital One Financial

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Nigel Morris, co-founder of the Capital One Financial Corporation. Nigel started Capital One with the simple idea of dropping annual fee’s for credit cards and instead target different credit cards to specific segments of the population. Now it's a publicly traded company with over $20 Billion in revenues headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. Nigel is now the managing partner of QED Investors, a direct investment fund focused on high-growth companies that leverage the power of data strategies. In addition, he serves on the board of numerous companies, including TransUnionRed Ventures, Prosper, MediaMath, and Braintree. He has angel invested in Webs.com (acq by VistaPrint for $117M) and AddThis. Lets listen into Nigel Morris interviewed in Washington DC by chapter director Brian Park. 

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Jan 20 2016

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How to Get into 500 Startups with Christine Tsai, Founding Partner

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Today we have a presentation & Q&A with Christine Tsai from the VC stage at Startup Grind’s Global Conference earlier this year. Christine Tsai is a managing partner at 500 Startups, where she oversees the accelerator program and distribution growth team. Prior to 500 Startups, Tsai was in product marketing at Google and YouTube for many years. Before life in consumer internet, Tsai worked in international sales at OSIsoft and ChevronTexaco. Tsai earned a Batchelor's degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California Berkeley. Christine also has has a hobby of ballet dancing, which she has participated in for over 20 years.

Lets listen into Christine Tsai from our Global Conference chapter earlier this year.

Toptal is an amazing company. They've got over 2,500 developers and designers in their network.  They've screened them extensively so that you get to work with the top 3% of developers and designers. So basically what happens is that you let Toptal know what type of developer or designer you're looking for, they understand your business and technical requirements and they search for the right person for you.

You don't have to do all the screening and interviews that you normally would and they make it really easy for you. You can even do part time hires that are a few hours a week or full time hires as well. 

If you want to get connected to them, send me a note at  laura@startupgrind.com and I can personally introduce you to my friend Nelson. He's a VP at Toptal who will make sure you get an amazing experience. 

May 16 2016

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How To Get A Great Term Sheet with Dawoon Kang Co-Founder of Coffee Meets Bagel

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Today we have a chat with one of the co-founders of the innovative sister led dating app Coffee Meets Bagel. 

Dawoon Kang and her two sisters Arum and Soo, founded Coffee Meets Bagel as an answer to many of the prevailing male centric, image overloaded apps that weren’t addressing the unique ways in which women prefer to date. Dawoon and her sisters became famous last year for rejecting the largest offer ever made on the popular TV show Shark Tank after they turned down Mark Cuban's $30M offer for their company. 

They then went on to raise $7.8M in Series A financing, and with that funding began their international expansion outside the US with Hong Kong as their first overseas market. Prior to CMB, Dawoon lived & worked in Korea, Japan, New York, India & Hong Kong, in a variety of roles that spanned from strategy & business development, marketing, research to investing/finance. 

Lets listen into Dawoon interviewed by our Hong Kong chapter director Joshua Steimle. 

Oct 12 2015

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Powering Growth with Matt Barrie, Founder/CEO of Freelancer.com

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Matt Barrie is an Australian technology entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Freelancer.com: the world's leading freelancing and crowd-sourcing marketplace and Eight-time Webby-award winner. Matt was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 by BRW and in 2014 he was named the most influential person in technology in Australia by Smart Company.  After graduating at Stanford University Matt worked as a venture capitalist at Innovation Capital. Then he founded Sensory Networks that was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2013. In 2009 Matt foundedFreelancer.com and listed it on the ASX in 2013. It is today valued at over $600 million and grows at the rate of 40% per year. We will sit down for a fireside chat with Matt at Startup Grind London to talk about freelancing, crowd-sourcing, the future of work and building globally successful companies. 

Dec 30 2015

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Bootstrapping 101 with Bryan Johnson (Co-Founder of Braintree)

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Today we have bryan johnson the co-founder of braintree. 

Braintree is an online and mobile payments provider that prides itself on allowing it’s merchants to accept more payment types than anyone else. 

Bryan co-founded and helped Braintree work with some of the best customers in the world such as uber, github, opentable, airbnb, and opentable. 

in this interview Bryan discusses his goal of retiring at the age of 30 in order to allow himself to help others for the rest of his life. 

Our startup grind chapter director tom denison interviews bryan in chicago. Let’s listen in. 

Aug 17 2015

37mins

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The Power of Execution with Gagan Biyani (Sprig/Udemy) & Simon Rothman (Greylock Partners)

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Gagan Biyani is CEO and co-founder of Sprig, whose mission it is to make eating well simple. Open your phone when you're hungry, tap a button and get a healthy meal delivered in 15 minutes. Sprig has raised $57M from Greylock Partners and Social Capital Partnership and is available in San Francisco, Chicago and Palo Alto.

Prior to founding Sprig, he was a Growth Advisor for Lyft where he led supply and demand acquisition for their launch in Los Angeles. Gagan previously was co-founder and President of the education marketplace, Udemy, which has raised $113M and has over 7 million students worldwide. Gagan will be interviewed by Greylock Partner, Simon Rothman.

Simon invests in entrepreneurs building consumer networks and platforms, and he leads Greylock’s $100 million commitment to marketplace investments. His area of focus includes network effects businesses and transaction-based startups with a specialty around marketplaces.

Nov 09 2015

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The Future of the Gig Economy with Micha Kauffman Founder of Fiverr

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Today we have a special interview with the Founder and CEO of Fiverr.com Micha Kauffman interviewed by director Ram Yonish in Tel Aviv earlier this year. Fiverr is the world's most transacted marketplace for services, creating economic opportunities for the entrepreneurs of the gig economy. Fiverr was founded by Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman in 2009 and currently lists more than three million services on the site that range between $5 and $500. Fiverr.com has been ranked among the top 100 most popular sites in the U.S. and top 150 in the world since the beginning of 2013.

During August 2014, Fiverr announced that it has raised $30 million in a Series C round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel and other investors. The round brings their total funding to date to $50 million.

Micha is also an active angel investor

Feb 10 2016

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Don't Discount the Hustle with Brant Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur)

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New York Times best selling author Brant Cooper at our San Diego Chapter. Brant is the author of "the Lean Entrepreneur" and the entrepreneurs guide to the lean brand. 

Brant’s startup career includes Tumbleweed, Timestamp, WildPackets, inCode, and many others. Brant previously authored The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development, the first purpose-written book to discuss Lean Startup and Customer Development concepts. 

He has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs across the globe. Brant is the Co-Founder of Moves the Needle Group, which has advised the innovation practices of such leading companies as General Electric, Intuit, Capital One, ADP, and Transamerica. He is Founder of StartupSandiego.co, Organizer for SD Tech Founders. 

Lets listen into Brant Cooper interview in San Diego 

Feb 17 2016

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Partner with your Disruptees with Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO of Box

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Aaron Levie, CEO of Box at Startup Grind’s Global Conference earlier this year. Aaron has been CEO since co-founding the cloud storage company in 2005. Aaron served as the company’s product and platform strategy visionary. His plan incorporated traditional content management with elements of social business software. Aaron is also an advisor at 8 Partners and used to serve as an intern at Paramount Pictures. Aaron studied Business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. 

Lets listen into Aaron Levie live at Startup Grind’s Global Conference Earlier This Year Interviewed by Fortune’s Michal Lev-Ram:  

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Jul 13 2016

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Barrister to Entrepreneur, the American Attitude - Stephen Welton - Founder CEO BGF x Chris Joannou - CEO Startup Grind Australia

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As the founder CEO of BGF since it was set up in 2011, Stephen is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the company. BGF has grown from 1 to 14 offices across the UK and Ireland, with nearly £2bn invested and a team of 170, becoming in the process the most active growth capital investor in the UK. Stephen has extensive experience as an investor. Prior to BGF, he was one of the founding partners of the global private equity firm CCMP Capital (formerly JP Morgan Partners), and before that, Managing Director of Barclays Private Equity and Henderson Ventures, which he also co-founded.

In 2013, Stephen was appointed an advisor to the UK Government regarding the establishment of the British Business Bank and in 2017, served as a member of the Industry Panel advising HM Treasury on the Patient Capital Review. In 2018, Stephen was appointed a member of the first Council of Innovate UK, which forms an integral part of UK Research and Innovation.

Stephen has served as an independent director on a broad range of companies over many years, both in the UK and internationally, most recently joining the board of FTSE 250 Intermediate Capital Group plc as a Non-Executive Director in September 2017. Stephen started his career in banking, has a law degree from Durham University and is a qualified Barrister-at-Law.

Dec 13 2019

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Stretching the law to innovate - Ruud Hendriks - Co-Founder Startupbootcamp x Chris Joannou - CEO Startup Grind Australia

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After studying journalism Ruud Hendriks (1959) started his career as a DJ on board legendary pirate station Radio Caroline. At the age of 20 he got his first opportunity as a TV-reporter and with public broadcaster Veronica. During a 9-year period Ruud anchored many Dutch TV programs mainly on news, current-affairs and sports.

He initiated the first non-stop Newsradio format in the Netherlands and several innovative TV formats.

In the late eighties Ruud became a co-founder of Sky Radio and Radio 10. In 1989 he wrote the business plans for TV stations RTL4 and RTL5 and became their first program director. Under his tenure RTL became the market leading TV broadcaster in the Netherlands.

In 1992 Ruud became President of NBC Europe in London and transformed Superchannel into NBC Superchannel and finally into CNBC Europe.

Back in the Netherlands where he became an executive member of TV-production company Endemol Entertainment. When Ruud joined in 1994 the company operated in 3 countries, when he left in 2001 Endemol had subsidiaries in 21 countries. Market value grew from 135 million Euros’ to 5.3 Billion.

During his stint at Endemol he was responsible for all its online activities, international expansion and distribution. Amongst others he developed the online business model for “Big Brother” making Endemol the most profitable online company of the Netherlands in the late nineties. He played a key role in Endemol’s I.P.O, the start of failed sports channel Sport 7, and the 2000 take over of the company by Telefonica from Spain.

After Endemol Ruud accepted several supervisory board positions at Eyeworks TV, Dutch bank Theodoor Gilissen and a member of the advisory boards of BSUR (ad agency), MAS Services, AIMgen (neuromarketing) and Mobitto (mobile sales).

Ruud is a regular speaker about innovation and media at seminars and host of two weekly current-affairs programs at BNR Newsradio.

Ruud is a co-founder of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and Startupbootcamp Global.

Dec 04 2019

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Scaling Australia's Fastest Growing Tech Platform - Anthony and Alex Zaccaria from Linktree

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Alex and Anthony Zaccaria, are the Founders of Linktree, the Australian tech platform giving users the ability to connect followers to their entire online ecosystem — not just one feed. Founded in 2016 and the first tool in market of its kind, Linktree helps users to share more, sell more, curate more and grow more. It’s become the front door to the online world of more than 3 million users worldwide (including the likes of Alicia Keys, Jamie Oliver and Chelsea Handler) and an invaluable tool for brands, influencers and celebrities online.

Just like Stripe and Slack before them, Linktree created a tool that many people didn’t know they even needed, and subsequently a new industry off the back of that.

The Melbournian Zaccaria brothers, Alex and Anthony originally set out to solve a pain point for the music industry - Instagram only allows one link in a user’s profile.

What started as a fix for #linkinbio, has grown into a multi-platform tool for connecting followers beyond a single social media channel – it links to a user’s entire online ecosystem.

Nov 28 2019

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My Fundraising Story: What Founders Should Be Prepared For — Sara Mauskopf + Lisa Q. Fetterman

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Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a platform for modern parents. Moms & dads use the website or mobile apps to browse fun activities nearby, find quality childcare, or get advice in real-time on any parenting topic. Winnie is growing fast with over 1M users in 10K cities across the United States. 

International Best-Selling Author Lisa Q. Fetterman is the founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first home sous vide immersion circulator machine on the market. Lisa has been featured in Wired, MAKE, and Forbes, and was named on Forbes, Inc, and Zagat Survey’s 30 Under 30 lists for her pioneering work in the food space. Lisa has worked at some of the top restaurants in the country including Babbo and Jean-Georges in New York and Saison in San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco where she and her husband-cofounder have brought manufacturing back to the states with their new Wifi-Nomiku device. 

 

Nov 20 2019

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Chasing the American Dream — Pedro Franceschi (Co-founder, Brex)

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Startup Grind Global Conference 2019 

About the Speaker: 

Pedro Franceschi is Co-Founder of Brex — the first of its kind corporate card for startups. A Brazilian entrepreneur, Pedro built Pagar.me — the Stripe of Brazil — along with his co-founder Henrique Dubugras. At Pagar.me, Pedro was responsible for all technology and operations, scaling the company to over 100 people and establishing it as a leader in the Brazilian payments ecosystem. 

Nov 13 2019

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The Case for Decentralization — Chris Dixon (General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz)

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Chris Dixon is an American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where he's spent the past five years as an active seed and previously worked at eBay. He is also a venture-stage investor. Previously, Chris was the co-founder and former CEO of two startups, SiteAdvisor and Hunch. Chris has been a website prolific seed investor, cofounding Founder Collective, a seed venture fund, and making a number of personal angel investments in various technology companies. Sonal Chokshi is Editor in Chief at Andreessen Horowitz, aka "a16z", which she joined in early 2014. Among other things, this includes building and showrunning the popular a16z Podcast, which she grew in listenership more than 10X; assigning and editing pieces such as "When One App Rules Them All" on the case study of WeChat and China, which was selected in the New York Times' Sidney Awards 2015 as one of the best long-form essays; leading production of the a16z Crypto Canon; and many more.

Nov 07 2019

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Ulf Ekberg (Ace of Base) hosted by Startup Grind Uppsala

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Ulf Gunnar Ekberg (born 6 December 1970), also known as Buddha, is a Swedish singer-songwriter, musician, businessman and television and film producer, best known as a founding member of the pop group Ace of Base, along with siblings Jonas Berggren, Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren.

Oct 30 2019

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How to scale a startup - Aaron Levie, CEO Box

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A respected technologist and business leader, Steven Sinofsky is an investor, adviser, as well as a Board Partner at the Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm. He began his career at Microsoft in 1989. He started as a software design engineer in development tools. Working in product management, he grew to be one of the company's senior executives on Microsoft Office overseeing six major releases of the full range of Office apps and creation of Office servers. Most recently he served as President of the Windows division through 2012, delivering two major releases of Windows as well as the creation of Microsoft Surface, and Windows Services such as Outlook.com, OneDrive and Identity. Sinofsky frequently comments on products, development and management at his blog, https://medium.learningbyshipping.com, and on twitter, @stevesi. He earned a BA in both computer science and chemistry from Cornell and an MS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Aaron Levie is the Co-founder of cloud-based content management and collaboration platform.

Oct 24 2019

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Maggie Zhou - Managing Director Alibaba Group x Chris Joannou - CEO Startup Grind Australia

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Maggie Zhou was appointed Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand in March 2016 for Alibaba Group. As one of the key veterans of the company, Maggie has witnessed major company developments as the company has expanded its businesses outside of China and as well as the progression and development of Mainland China’s e-commerce market. In her current role, as part of the company’s globalisation strategy, she is responsible for establishing a local presence for Alibaba in Australia and New Zealand to further develop infrastructure and help local merchants enter the vast China consumer market.

Prior to this role, Maggie worked closely with the Australia and New Zealand business development team on Tmall Global, a cross-border B2C business platform for Tmall, and was in charge of overall government and public affairs for the platform. In Maggie’s earlier days with Alibaba, she helped the Group establish Taobao Marketplace in 2003 as one of the nine founders of the C2C platform, and served as Executive Assistant to Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba, for almost five years. Maggie joined Alibaba in early 2000 as one of the veteran employees of the company.

Oct 16 2019

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How to break a monopoly - Eric Yuan (Founder of Zoom) x Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures)

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Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Eric was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011. Eric proudly grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide, and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real time collaboration.Eric is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.

Jim has achieved 5 ‘unicorn’-level successes over the past 20 years as a founder, executive, and investor. His top performers include Zoom ($1B valuation), Cruise ($1B sale to GM), Bebo ($850M sale to AOL), Tango ($1B+ valuation), and NBCi ($6B IPO), plus several other exits including the recent acquisition of Check by Intuit for $360M. Jim is one of the leading growth experts in Silicon Valley, a TED speaker, and a frequent presenter and judge at many startup conferences and events. Jim has a BS in Neuropsychology from Duke University and earned a JD at the University of California Davis School of Law. Jim has startup in his blood. He’s been a serial entrepreneur dating back to his high school and college days.

Oct 09 2019

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How to creatively tell your story - Anjelika Temple (CCO Brit+Co) x Lindsey Quinn

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Anjelika Temple is the Chief Creative Officer + Founding Partner at Brit + Co where she is responsible for the visual identity of the brand across the company. As Brit + Co's first hire, Anjelika created the company’s distinct aesthetic and currently oversees the creative, editorial, and video teams to scale her vision.

Lindsey Quinn is a writer in the Bay Area focused on the intersection of tech, business, and culture. Formerly, she was Managing Editor of The Hustle, a business newsletter and blog with over 1 million daily subscribers.

Oct 02 2019

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Melanie Perkins - Co-founder Canva

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Melanie Perkins is an Australian technology entrepreneur. She is known as the CEO and co-founder of Canva, an online design and publishing tool which makes graphic design simple for everyone.

Melanie is one of the youngest female CEO to be leading a tech start-up valued at over a billion dollars. Melanie has raised more than $166 million from investors including Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen, Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman, and funds such as Bond, General Catalyst, Felicis Ventures and Blackbird.

Sep 27 2019

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How to Build a Brand like Google with Lorraine Twohill (Chief Marketing Officer @ Google)

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As Google’s Chief Marketing Officer, Lorraine manages a global team responsible for telling the evolving story of Google’s brand, driving revenue growth, and bringing Google’s products to life for billions of users every day. Her teams focus on Google’s core products, including Search, Maps, Photos and the Google Assistant; Google’s Platforms, such as Android, Chrome, Play and YouTube, and support the company's new Hardware division. Lorraine was responsible for driving Google’s social impact focus on education, economic opportunity and inclusion, and for the company crisis response strategy. Previously, Lorraine led Marketing for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Lorraine graduated from Dublin City University with a joint honors degree in International Marketing and Languages. She has been named Adweek’s Grand Brand Genius, Business Insider's Most Innovative CMO, one of the world’s 50 Most Powerful Moms, and most recently Cannes Creative Marketer of the Year. A native of Ireland, Lorraine lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.

Bridgette is the co-founder of the Google for Startups team (previously Google for Entrepreneurs). Today, she leads the Programs and Operations team globally that helping startups grow with the best of Google in 125 countries. In addition, Bridgette is part of the core team behind Google for Startups Campus: physical hubs where entrepreneurs can learn, connect, and build companies that will change the world. Along with her team, she develops the programs that provide startups unparalleled access to mentorship, connections and trainings to support the growth of their startup. Today, there are 6 Campuses in London, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Warsaw serving over 300,000 member entrepreneurs.

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Sep 23 2019

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Do what you Love! Tony Wheeler - Founder of Lonely Planet.

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Tony and Maureen Wheeler’s six-month trip along the ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1972 led to Across Asia on the Cheap, the very first Lonely Planet guidebook. The company grew to become the world’s largest independent guidebook publisher and today has close to 150 million books in print in English as well as digital versions and a busy website. Despite the completion of the sale of the company in 2011 Tony still contributes to their publications, most recently Epic Drives and the new edition of The Cities Book. The Planet Wheeler Foundation, with more than 50 health and education projects in the developing world, the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas in Melbourne and his position on the board of the California-based archaeological organization Global Heritage Fund also keep him busy. Recent travels have included visits to the rising-sea-level-threatened Pacific nation of Kiribati, Reactor 4 at Chernobyl 30 years after its meltdown and a reprise of his Hippie Trail adventures along the Silk Road, now part of China’s major One Belt One Road development.

Sep 18 2019

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The Merits of Discipline. Mathilde Collin (Co-founder + CEO Front)

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Mathilde Collin is the co-founder and CEO of Front, the first shared inbox for teams. Front serves more than 4,000 companies around the world and has raised $79 million in venture funding from investors such as Sequoia Capital, DFJ, and Uncork Capital.

Mathilde was recognized in 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Enterprise Tech list and 2018 Inc’s 30 Under 30 Rising Star list. She is based in San Francisco and originally from Paris, and earned her Masters in Entrepreneurship from the HEC School of Management in 2012.

Bryan Schreier is a Partner at Sequoia, where he works with consumer and enterprise companies. He is a Director of Clever, Domino Data, Dropbox, Front, Hearsay Systems, Qualtrics, Thumbtack, TuneIn, and Zūm, among others.

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Sep 17 2019

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John Collison (Co-founder + President, Stripe) - The Case for Optimism.

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About the speakers:
John, and his brother Patrick Collison, started Stripe, the global technology company building the economic infrastructure for the internet, in 2010 while John was studying physics at Harvard. Their goal was to make accepting payments online simpler and more inclusive, after learning firsthand how difficult it was. Today, the 1200-person (and growing) Stripe team powers online businesses around the world. Prior to Stripe, John co-founded Auctomatic, which was acquired by Live Current Media in March 2008. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, John lives in San Francisco, California, where Stripe is based.

Ashlee Vance is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. He's written dozens of cover and feature stories and hosts the Emmy-nominated TV show "Hello World." Vance is also an author and wrote the recent best-selling biography on Elon Musk.

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Sep 13 2019

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From Founder to Funder. Adora Cheung (Y Combinator) x Holly Liu (Kabam, Y Combinator)

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Adora Cheung was co-founder and CEO of Homejoy, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2010. Before that, she ran product at Slide. She has a bachelor's in computer science from Clemson University and is an economics PhD dropout at the University of Rochester.

Holly is a Visiting Partner at Y Combinator. Prior to this she founded and exited the billion-dollar mobile gaming company Kabam - building games for IP such as The Hobbit and Marvel. She led design for their flagship game, and moved into growing culture and talent to over 1500 people.

Sep 11 2019

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Innovate with Intention. Joe Gebbia x Alfred Lin @StartupGrind

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Joe Gebbia is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive staff, while leading Samara, Airbnb’s in-house design and innovation studio. He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the design aesthetic, and innovating future growth opportunities.

Alfred Lin is a Partner at Sequoia Capital and works with inspiring founders focused on disrupting the mobile, marketplace, commerce, consumer services, and online-to-offline sectors. He currently represents Sequoia on the Boards of Airbnb, Cobalt Robotics, Dia & Co., DoorDash, Houzz, Stella & Dot, and Zipline and was previously on the Board of Achievers (HAWK), FutureAdvisor (BLK), Humble Bundle (JCOM), and Shopular (Ebates/Rakuten).

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Sep 05 2019

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Freddy Vega Co-founder Platzi @StartupGrind Bogota

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Freddy Vega is CEO and co-founder of Platzi, a fast-growing e-learning platform with an impressive 70% completion rate by students who take the company's courses. At the age of 16, he created a community called Cristalab, which, six years later, became the largest community of developers in Latin America. At this point, he merged his community with that of his co-founder, Christian Van Der Henst, and created Mejorando.la, a community with an educational offering. With this growing community a new technology platform for streaming live classes with tools for engaging the audience, Freddy co-founded Platzi in 2013. After graduating from the Winter 2015 class of YCombinator and continuing it's growth track, the company is setting it's sights on a global marketplace.

Startup Grind Bogota features incredible talks with entrepreneurs from Startup Grind’s world wide network. Startup
Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 40 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

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Aug 30 2019

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Breaking Rules While Breaking Ground. Arlan Hamilton (Backstage Capital) x Emily Chang (Bloomberg) @StartupGrind

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Emily Chang is the San Francisco-based anchor and executive producer of “Bloomberg Technology,” Bloomberg Television’s weekday technology program. She is the author of ""Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley,” which was published by Portfolio Books in February 2018.

Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are of color, women, and/or LGBT.

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Aug 28 2019

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