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Talent + Tech
42 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Prioritizing holistic people operations to support business growth with Matt Hoffman of M13
Matt Hoffman, Partner and Head of Talent at venture capital firm M13, joins us on the podcast to talk about his approach to supporting the talent needs of their portfolio companies. Maren and Matt discuss what differentiates M13 from other VCs, the importance of looking at people operations holistically, verification of credentials, and much more. You can learn more about M13 on their website at www.m13.com. You can connect with Matt on LinkedIn and Twitter. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Identity and the validating qualifications with Evin McMullen of Disco.xyz
Evin McMullen, co-founder and CEO of Disco.xyz, joins Maren on the podcast to discuss the implications that Web3 could have on the future of work such as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), verification of credentials and qualifications, and self-sovereignty over our data and work. Head over to www.disco.xyz and share your email address to connect with Evin and her team and help them test out their product. Welcome to the disco-verse! See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
The benefits of a digital economy with Matthew Le Merle of Blockchain Coinvestors
Maren is joined on the podcast by Matthew Le Merle of Blockchain Coinvestors. Matthew is passionate about what he calls the Fifth Era, a future digital world. He and Maren discuss his vision of how digitalization and decentralization can and will impact the world of capital formation, marketing, and the future of work. You can find more information about Matthew, his books, and his speaking engagements at www.matthewlemerle.com and you can learn more about his fund of funds, Blockchain Coinvestors, at www.blockchaincoinvestors.com See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Specialization in recruiting with Nicholas Strange of Crypto Talent
We sat down with Nicholas Strange, who is the founder and CEO at Crypto Talent a recruiting an HR consultancy agency that works specifically with Web3 companies. We talked about all things technical recruiting such as the current market, recruiting practices, compensation, and equity. Nicholas shared his advice for job seekers interested in joining companies in the crypto and Web3 space. You can learn more about Crypto Talent on LinkedIn, Twitter (@talentcrypto), and Discord. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | May 31, 2022
The next generation of employment with John Paller of Opolis
Maren Kate welcomes John Paller, founder of Opolis, a decentralized employment organization that offers employment payroll and shared services for independent workers. John was also an early adopter of Etherium and is the Founder and Executive Steward of ETHDenver. John shares his journey from accountant to entrepreneur. He and Maren discuss recruiting practices, current & historical employment structures, the future of work, smart contracts, and much more. You can find John and Opolis on Twitter @PallerJohn and @opolis. Visit www.opolis.co to find links to their Discord server and to see their off-white paper and token economics paper. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | May 23, 2022
Diversity as a superpower with Marcus Sawyerr of EQ Community
We sat down with Marcus Sawyerr, founder and CEO of EQ Community, which is a private group cultivating connections, community, and careers for multicultural professionals interested in tech. Marcus is also an active startup advisor, drawing on his deep experience in both technology and recruiting from roles at companies such as Adecco, Microsoft, and CareerBuilder. We discussed his founder's journey, the power of diversity within your company, the competencies and traits of great employees, company culture, and much more. You can learn more about EQ Community at www.eq.community and you can learn more about Marcus on LinkedIn. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | May 10, 2022
Radically rethinking global hiring with Ronit Avni of Localized
Join our conversation with Ronit Avni, Founder and CEO of Localized. Localized is a talent tech platform that connects employers and industry experts to the 100M students and recent graduates in emerging markets whose schools don’t have robust alumni networks or career services infrastructure. Ronit and Maren discuss remote work, global hiring, startups, and venture capital. You can learn more about Localize at www.localized.world. Connect with Ronit online on LinkedIn and Twitter. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
The impact of DAOs on the future of work with Nik Kalyani of Decentology
Nik Kalyani, an entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast, joined Maren on the podcast to discuss his most recent startup, Decentology, and other projects that he's launching, TryCrypto and Nifty Dreams. Nik has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience launching five startups. Listen in as Nik and Maren discuss how DAOs could transform the way that we earn and collaborate on projects, DAOs as a launchpad for individuals to break into Web3 work, and the future of crypto. You can find Nik on LinkedIn and on Twitter @techbubble. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
A modern approach to recruiting with Jonathan Tamblyn of Gemini
We're joined on the podcast by Jonathan Tamblyn, Head of Talent at Gemini. Jonathan shares his journey from studying philosophy and art history to a career in talent at one of the leading crypto native fintech platforms. Hear about how he's developed the talent function at Gemini with a focus on transparency, structure, and attribute and value-based interview methods. Maren and Jonathan discuss the challenges facing fintech recruiters. Jonathan shares his advice for technical and non-technical professionals wanting to break into the web3 and crypto space. You can find Jonathan on LinkedIn and at www.gemini.com. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
The future of recruitment and venture capital leadership with Mike Mangini of Signalfire
Maren sits down with Mike Mangini, Partner and Head of Talent at Signalfire, to learn more about his journey from start-up founder to an executive recruiter and founder coach. Mike shares the many ways that venture capital firms can add value for the founders of their portfolio companies. Maren and Mike speculate about the impact of web3 on the future landscape of recruiting and how advances in technology will shape the individual's ability to discover meaningful work in ways they would not have been able to in the past. You can find Mike on LInkedin or at www.signalfire.com. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Diversifying your board to drive better business outcomes with Carolyn Carpeneti of AllRaise
Join our conversation with Carolyn Carpeneti of Allraise as she shares her insights into building a board that is rich in diversity and includes executives from different cultural and functional backgrounds in an effort to better represent the people that your organizations and employees serve. Carolyn talks about her journey from software sales to VP of Talent at a leading VC firm and what drew her to executive search. Carolyn and Maren discuss the professional experience and qualifications that can lead to board readiness. You can find Carolyn on LinkedIn and at www.allraise.org. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Cold outreach in recruiting and digital marketing with Andy Cabasso of Postaga
Join us as we talk with Andy Cabasso of Postaga about effective cold outreach strategies that can be used in recruiting and digital marketing. Andy talks with Maren about the importance of personalization in cold outreach. Andy shares his experiences and best practices for recruiting and onboarding new employees for remote-first companies. You can find Andy on Twitter @AndyCabasso or on LinkedIn. You can also join the Facebook group Grow Together SEO or visit his website at www.postaga.com. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Connecting founders and great executive talent with Atli Thorkelsson of Redpoint Ventures
Join our conversation with Atli Thorkelsson from Redpoint Ventures. He shares his journey from analyst to Director of Talent Networks at a leading VC firm. Atli discusses the structure of executive search. He describes his approach to executive search not as a recruiting function but as a connecting function. He shares his concerns about how remote work could impact early-career skill development, which could affect the talent pool long into the future. Atli and Maren discuss opportunities that founders and professionals may have to address this issue. You can connect with Atli Thorkelsson on LinkedIn or by email at Atli@Redpoint.com. Check out the show notes for more links and information about this conversation. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Leveraging the power of community with Malinda Coler from LessonsUp
"Just about everything that we do in life we do as a community." Join today's guest, Malinda Coler, who is the Co-Founder and CEO at LessonsUp, as she talks about building communities, connecting companies with diverse talent, and helping job seekers stand out to recruiters and decision-makers in a competitive job market. You can learn more about Malinda's company LessonsUp at www.lessonsup.com. You can contact Malinda at Malinda@lessonsup.com or find her on social: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Authenticity and purpose in networking and branding with Mike Del Ponte of JoinStudio
"People are trading their time for not just money; but for something purposeful". Join today’s guest, Mike Del Ponte, who is the Co-Founder of Studio. Mike has been an advisor for several multi-million-dollar companies including Solugen and Wilder World. Mike shares his journey to building a robust network and becoming a serial entrepreneur. He advises on the importance of authenticity and purpose in branding for early-stage startups and candidates within a competitive job market. You can find Mike's company at www.joinstudio.com or at Studio HQ on all the social networks. Mike can be found @Mikedelponte on all the social networks. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
The importance of fostering a dynamic remote company culture with Darcy Boles of TaxJar
Not all remote companies are created equally. What are the ingredients for a strong and impactful company culture? How can you codify such a culture in a remote environment, to continually inspire and empower your employees? Join today's guest, Darcy Boles, a thought leader in remote work, as she talks about how to establish intrinsic & extrinsic motivation in a remote company, how to create a remote tech stack that is designed for collaboration, and shares her favorite tips and tricks for founders looking to create an inclusive and robust remote workspace. You can find Darcy online @boles_darcy on Twitter, on LinkedIn, and at www.taxjar.com. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Creating an inclusive and enjoyable candidate experience with Tianna Johnson of Notion
How can talent professionals create an inclusive candidate experience that delights applicants, regardless of the outcome? Join today's guest, Tianna Johnson, who is the Head of Talent at Notion, as she talks about how to create a holistic hiring process, how to navigate startup-based risk around the talent operations field, and shares her favorite tips and tricks; for both talent professionals and the candidates who are applying. You can find Tianna online @Tianna_808 on Twitter, on LinkedIn, and at www.notion.so . See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Creating a high-performance culture with Braden Weinstock of Paxful
What makes a high-performance culture? Today’s guest, Braden Weinstock, COO of Paxful, talks about good leadership, aligning values to actions, and other tips for successful company culture. You can find Braden online @BradenWeinstock on Twitter, on LinkedIn, and at www.bradenww.com. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
74 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
The law of process with Liam Martin of Running Remote
What divides an incredibly successful company from a relatively successful one? How they build their processes. Listen as today’s guest, Liam Martin of Running Remote, talks about the law of process and why it’s critical to build processes and systems that you can replicate. You can find Liam online @liamremote on Twitter, on Linkedin, and at www.runningremote.com. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Tailoring your resume to each role to improve response rates with Justin Flynn of Formstack
As the Manager of Talent Acquisition at Formstack, Justin Flynn has seen a lot of hiring from the business side as well as the candidate side. Listen to his tips on setting yourself apart from thousands of other candidates during the application process and showing your engagement in a remote work setting. You can find Justin on LinkedIn. See more: https://blog.avratalent.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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