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20 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Ep. 045: Brian Hosie - Building the largest small business lending platform in the US at Lendio
Brian Hosie is a VP of Engineering at Lendio, which is a free online marketplace that helps business owners find the right lenders and secure loans within minutes. Lendio was founded in 2011, now the company employes 474 team members and raised a total of $108.5M in funding. In this episode, we're gonna talk about: - How to get a loan with Lendio. - The growth of team size from 100 to 400 team members. - How do they structure teams to make each team autonomous. - Why Utah is a growing tech hub in the US. Visit Cleevio.com to learn more.
20 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Ep. 044: Emanuele Blanco - CTO of Moneyfarm on building of the largest digital wealth management companies in Europe
Emanuele Blanco is the CTO at Moneyfarm, an app-based investment platform and one of the largest digital wealth management companies in Europe. It aims to make investing easy, accessible, and cheap. To this day, Moneyfarm has secured $127.3M in total funding, and in this episode, we're gonna talk about: - How does Moneyfarm disrupt traditional financial advisors? - Mobile vs Display: Where do most of the users come from? - What is next in their product roadmap? - The revenue model of Moneyfarm?
29 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Ep. 043: David Werner - How Exporo became the leading German real estate crowdinvesting platform
David Werner is a Head Of Engineering at Exporo, an equity crowdinvesting platform for real estate in Germany. Exporo allows private investors to start investing in attractive real estate projects with a starting amount of 500€. Since its foundation in November 2014, Exporo has financed around 200 real estate projects, and raising a total of €59.2M in funding over 3 rounds. In this episode, we're gonna talk about: - An emerging trend of digital real estate investing. - How does blockchain technology allow them to lower costs and dependencies. - What is the average return on crowdinvestments into real estate? - How did they simplify the traditional real estate investment process in Germany? -What is the revenue model for Exporo?
25 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Ep. 042: Karin Tsai - How Duolingo grew to over 300 million learners and became a unicorn from Pittsburgh
Karin Tsai is a Director of Engineering at Duolingo, is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world, with more than 300 million users. In December 2019 Duolingo was valued at $1.5 billion, making it Pittsburgh’s first startup to reach "unicorn" status. Visit Cleevio.com to learn more.
25 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Ep. 041: Matthew Kramer - How VenueNext became a leader in mobile commerce technology
Matthew Kramer is the VP Of Engineering at VenueNext, which is a leader in point-of-sale, mobile commerce, and loyalty solutions and is used by every major professional sports venue around the world – transforming the way fans shop, order, and pay. To this day, VenueNext has secured $24M in total funding, and in this episode, we're gonna talk about: The ways how VenueNext is redefining experiences for the sport fans How "IOS 14 App Clips" is pushing the new vision for the app industry How COVID-19 transformed their industry
23 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Ep. 040: Sebastian Honores - How they adapted their platform to the "new normal" at Fever
Sebastian Honores is the Director of Product Management at Fever, which is a scaleup company that studies consumer data to recommend events for booking and helps companies plan those events. In total funding, Fever has secured $71.8M from notable VCs such as Rakuten and Accel. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
29 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Ep. 039: Jago Philippens - Building the safest marketplace for e-tickets with TicketSwap
Jago Philippens is a Head of Engineering at TicketSwap which is a safe, convenient, and fair place to buy and sell e-tickets for concerts, festivals, sports events, theatre, and day trips. They protect their ticket buyers from overpricing by keeping to a maximum of 20% mark-up from the original ticket sales price. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
26 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Ep. 038: Tamer Qtaish - How he pivoted Homie.rent to RealPro
Tamer Qtaish is the CTO at homie.rent which used to be a prop-tech London-based startup making renting hassle-free for renters and agents alike. Their personal home finders helped renters understand renting and take care of all logistics so they don't waste time finding their ideal home. They also work alongside agents to drive them qualified and move-ready tenants, increasing their deal flow and transactions. The company recently transitioned into building software for real estate businesses, trading under the name Realpro. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
27 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Ep. 037: Joe Pettersson - Driving an irreversible shift in global payments with Banked
Joe Petterson is the CTO at Banked which is a fintech startup that powers real-time payments for consumers, businesses and banks. Their dream is to ensure everyone gets paid in the fastest, cheapest, most efficient way possible, so they’re driving an irreversible shift in global payments. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
22 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Ep. 036: Zach Silverman - Co-founder of LeafLink on building the largest wholesale cannabis marketplace
Zach Silverman is the Co-Founder & CTO of LeafLink which is the largest wholesale cannabis marketplace today.LeafLink partners with growing cannabis brands to simplify how retailers order the products they love online. They are the industry standard platform for orders, sales, and relationship management. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
26 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Ep. 034: Tom Reay - How he built a leading platform for digital receipts at Flux Systems
Tom Reay is the CTO at Flux Systems and a former VP of engineering at Revolut. At Flux Systems he helped develop a software platform that keeps a track of payment receipts by automatically linking them to payment cards. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
27 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Ep. 033: Yaron Shoshani - CTO of ezbob on pioneering the ‘lending-as-a-service’ in the UK
Yaron Shoshani is the CTO of ezbob which is a UK based software provider for banks and other financial institutions and a pioneer in the rapidly growing ‘lending-as-a-service’ (LaaS) sector. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
21 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 032: Ramon Ferraz - CEO at 2gether on building the fair crypto trading app
Ramon Ferraz is the CEO at 2gether, which is the fast-growing crypto trading app based in Spain, that allows traders and beginners to buy and sell cryptocurrencies at the real market price and without added fees. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
23 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 031: Russ Greenspan - How Presence Learning became the leading provider of online special education services
Russ Greenspan is the CTO at PresenceLearning, which is the leading provider of live online clinical education-related services for K12 students, with over 2.5 million online teletherapy sessions happen up to this day. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
20 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Ep. 030: Pau Ramon - CTO of Factorial on building an integrated HR platform for SMEs
Pau Ramon is the CTO of Factorial which is a human resources software platform for small and medium companies that integrates all HR processes in a single place. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
23 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Ep. 029: Barney Jackson - Building the Vegan food delivery platform at allplants
Barney Jackson is the Head of Engineering at allplants which is an award-winning planet-positive food brand with around 90+ employees on a mission to build Earth’s most forward-thinking food company. They already served almost 1,000,000 meals to homes all over the UK, subscribing to an easier way to enjoy plant-based living. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
30 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Ep. 028: Todd Zino - CTO of Trussle on disrupting the mortgage market
Todd Zino is the CTO of Trussle which is a free online mortgage broker that works with much-needed transparency. They help first-time buyers and existing homeowners save time and money securing a great-value mortgage online. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
21 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 027: Pau Picas - Revolutionizing last mile delivery in Europe with Stuart
Pau Picas is the Head of Mobile at Stuart which is a leading last-mile delivery platform that connects small and big businesses to a fleet of geolocalized couriers. They empower thousands of companies across Europe by providing same-day delivery, next-day delivery, and return solutions, and currently, they work across verticals with retailers, grocery stores, restaurants, and eCommerce merchants to enable smarter transportation models. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
22 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 026: Michael Schenck - Building a scalable leasing service for landlords at Ikos
Michael Schenck is the VP of Engineering at Ikos which is delivering a scalable leasing service for residential landlords that improves their occupancy rates and provides real-time market data for rental, rehab, and investment decisions. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
18 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 025: Hass Chapman - CTO of Drover on establishing car subscription as a new industry category
Hass Chapman is the CTO and VP Product at Drover which is a VC-backed marketplace company offering monthly, all-in car subscriptions to customers who want to experience car ownership as it should be. Visit www.cleevio.com if you're interested to build a digital product.
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