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25 minutes | 2 days ago
(Un)Founded: Square Peg, Round Hole with Salina Brown
Identity. Archetypes. Rules. As a designer, innovator, and activist, Salina Brown has walked many miles in startup land, often knowing she was "out" even when she was "in." In this episode, we talk about the personal journey...the toll...of not "fitting in" and what changing ideas about entrepreneurs should look, act and be like means for the next generation of founders.
30 minutes | 6 days ago
And the Brand Played On
Branded experiences aren't just for the giants anymore. Today, even early stage companies need to deliver "branded experiences" for their customers...often before they themselves even understand what that *really* means. Whether through her work at Gillette, or with other brands both big and small, Stephanie has...well, seen some things. Things that tell us as much about the future, as they do about the past.
26 minutes | 9 days ago
Controlling the Narrative
As the former editor-in-chief for Inc. Magazine, book author, and now publisher of FIN, where he goes deep on all things Fintech, James Ledbetter has told his fair share of stories about entrepreneurs and their big dreams. In this episode, we riff about the power and perils of archetypes in startup storytelling, and what lies ahead as the master narratives of yesteryear begin to fade away.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: Women Writing Checks
In her career as a founder, investor and mentor, Ilana Diamond has (literally) launched hundreds of companies. She’s also a pioneer among an important community of women: female fund managers that are changing the world of investing forever. Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence. You Rock!
18 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: “The Pitch”
Clement Cazalot is a startup triple threat: Founder, Mentor, Investor, and equally amazing at all. His ability to hear a pitch, unpack it, and then make it better is unparalleled. His cybersecurity startup, docTrackr was acquired by Intralinks in 2014. That he has a great sense of humor and a warm heart is just icing on this very French Cake. Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: When Deals Go Wrong: Investor & Founder Conflict
Zoë Barry is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and angel investor. Zoë and I are neighboring links on an evolutionary chain, one that shows how the experience of women entrepreneurs is changing (or not changing) over time. I've learned a lot from her...and have waited a long time for this new generation of amazing women to take startup culture by storm! Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: Building Capacity as You Grow
Before becoming VP of Growth at Knox Financial, Matt was employee #33 at Uber. There, he was the first Operations and Logistics Manager for Boston, where he launched and scaled Uber Black, TAXI, SUV, and uberX before leading the Operations & Logistics Analytics and Process sub-teams from 2011 through 2013. When it comes to building capacity as you grow, Matt...knows some things.Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
19 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: Race and Gender Bias in Startup Culture
Harry is Co-Founder of venture development firm, humble ventures, where he accelerates the growth of startups in partnership with large enterprises and investors. A 4x founder he has SEEN THINGS. Whether in venture capital, education, or sports, Harry's career has always centered around inclusion...and if you don't follow him, you are missing out. Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: Business Model Innovation
Saul Kaplan is the founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory and author of The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant when the World Is Changing. Saul was into Biz Model Innovation before it was cool and he remains one of the people in the world I most admire as a business builder. Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: Being Human While Building a Company
In all the talk about what it means to be a "great founder" we often lose sight of what all founders have in common: Being a Human.Felix is co-founder and Chief Dad of Zoobean, which provides software to help communities, libraries and schools better engage families and facilitate reading programs for their community. He’s the kind of founder you feel lucky to work with and his take on this topic is spot on.Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
(Un)Founded: Women Investing in Women
Sylvia is Chief Investment Officer at Ellevest, a technology-enabled financial company built by women, for women. As an innovator in wealth management for women, Sylvia has a powerful take on what's kept women out of investing, how things are changing and what the future holds for us all. Yes, I am a super fan of her work.Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
1 minutes | 2 months ago
Introducing (Un)Founded with Melissa Withers
Three questions: One peers into the past. One speaks to the present. One looks toward the future. That’s how we do it on (Un)Founded, where RevUp Capital's Melissa Withers talks biz building and start-up culture, exploring each topic through short-form Q&A with some (very) special guests. In each segment, Melissa and a guest tackle a topic by asking each other only THREE questions. These personal vignettes offer a dash of insight and inspiration, delivered on the fly. Made by, for, and with people who believe in the power of entrepreneurship.Special thanks to our Producer, Rebecca Lawrence.
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