Austin Petersmith

If you live your life on Twitter or pay attention to any social media platform for long, you’re bound to see more than a few people saying they’re starting a podcast! A couple weeks go by, their episodes start out hot but immediately dwindle and within 60 days they are out of the podcast game…

Jason VandeBoom

ActiveCampaign CEO and founder Jason VandeBoom joins Scott back on the pod to talk about the latest news – announcing a whopper $240 million Series C round led by Tiger Global to scale up its operations and continued growth with customers (up to 145,000 active customers). As an 18-year old business, ActiveCampaign is hardly an…

David McFarland

When David McFarland was got a job as an actuary out of college, he was working at an insurance firm where he first saw how data wasn’t being optimized. Later after working alongside Kyle Nakatsuji at auto insurtech company ClearCover, he saw how Kyle’s model could apply to all of small businesses and more importantly,…

Eric Newcomer

Tech journalist Eric Newcomer, formerly of The Information and Bloomberg and now writes his own Substack newsletter (aptly named Newcomer) joins the show. Eric and Scott talk about the a16z’s (VC firm Andreesson Horowitz) foray into growing its media presence by hiring a large editorial staff to cover stories about crypto, fintech, etc with a…

Austin Rief

Newsletters have taken on new life in recent years, with incredible growth particularly in the tech and business sectors. Chief among them is Morning Brew, an all-encompassing business newsletter (among other things) that was recently acquired by Business Insider at a reported valuation of $75 million. Co-founder Austin Rief joins the show to talk about…

Ben Forgan

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is often trotted out without much explanation much like “AI” or “machine learning”. But if you take IoT as the the ability for your devices or your company’s devices to communicate with each other – Hologram is the SIM card that allows that connectivity to occur efficiently. Hologram.io uses…

Candor Ventures

When Noah Berkson and Raul Henriquez started their business together helping young companies with tech development and resources, they quickly realized how many issues founders were commonly facing, particularly prioritizing decisions on what aspects of the core product to focus on and building the core team. They launched Candor Ventures to invest in companies with…

Jonathan Friedman

CEO of TrueNxus. Whether you work remotely or in an office, you’re no stranger to the overload of project management apps your company has you use in the name of productivity. Slack, Asana, Microsoft Teams, Google Drive, Notion- all have their pros and cons, but how do they all work togethers across different company departments?…

Thru Shivakumar

When COVID-19 put the office workers at home indefinitely, Thru Shivakumar thought her company would be dead in the water. However as the dust began to clear (working professionals and parents struggling to work from home),it’s evident offices are a needed space in the current work environment. What was an existential concern became a strength…

Aaron Letzeiser

CEO of Obie. Insurance tech has been an industry ripe for disruption with a slew of companies like ClearCover, CoverWallet, Kin and Vouch making waves recently. Obie, a combo insurance brokerage and risk management platform is geared to join the fray by focusing on serving real estate investors from multiunit to single family residences (SFRs).…