Mike Anguiano

Founder and CEO of SupplyHive. Procurement is one of the least sexy parts of business — known for bloated budgets. Companies aren’t interested in signing long contracts with suppliers when there’s so much new tech to explore every year. To keep up, businesses need a quick way to analyze which suppliers will bring the greatest…

Brian Luerrsen

Founder and CEO of App-building platform Draftbit which makes niche app ideas a reality by giving individuals and businesses the power to make apps without a big budget or team of engineers. Enterprises can use Draftbit to create specialized internal apps, while individuals and small businesses can create personalized networks, apps for events or apps…

Sam Yam

Co-founder and CTO of Patreon a platform that fosters deeper connections between artist and fan, building communities where artists can create purer content and fans can directly support them. In recent years, Patreon has seen its average pledge amount increase by 20 percent. Patreon’s first successful artist was co-founder and musician, Jack Conte, who raised…

Yong Kim

Yong Kim, the founder of Wonolo (stands for “Work Now Locally”), set out to create a platform to bring power back to today’s workers. After closing a Series C funding round of $32 million in November 2018, his company is set to lead the wave, empowering freelance and project workers. Yong joined the podcast to…

John Higginson

Groupon’s new CTO, John Higginson, explains why his job is less about coding and more about people, plus how to be the kind of leader your team respects. Becoming CTO has meant putting people before machines. “This is more a people role than a technology role,” John says. “Figuring out how to get the right…

Jason VandeBoom

Founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign. Some businesses immediately chase investors, looking to monetize as quickly as possible. Others, however, bootstrap for as long as possible, investing all their energy into building the best product. Jason VandeBoom, CEO and Founder of ActiveCampaign, spent 17 years building his product. He and his team created the category of…

This former CFO knew AI could do his job better — so he built a company to do just that

  Small businesses that don’t have a CFO but still handle significant amounts of money often struggle to manage and forecast their finances effectively. Large certified public accountant (CPA) firms are increasingly looking to expand their services to include financial forecasting and modeling in order to stay ahead of their competition. Clockwork’s accounting software uses…