Get to know the founders of Baby Bin. Brian and Kevin are helping parents get essential baby products delivered directly to their door.
John Greenhouse has a diverse range of skills. He has a rare combination of being a sales person who can also do finance, an Angel who has been involved with companies such as Citrix and Go To Meeting.
Today's guest is Vip Sitaraman. The 18 year old entrepreneur tearing up the startup space and revolutionizing the way we understand visual science communication.
Patrick Riley is CEO of GAN - the Global Accelerator Network. The GAN is a network of over 80 of the top investment accelerators on six continents and more than 100 cities around the world. To date, they have helped some 3,300 companies receive over $4B USD in funding and create 21,000 jobs globally. The average company who participates in a GAN accelerator has raised over $980K. He previously served as director of business development with Tech Stars.
Bernie Brenner is the co-founder and EVP of Business Development of TrueCar, Inc., a company focused on changing how cars are sold. Under Bernie’s direction, TrueCar secured more than 100 BD deals, including partnerships with USAA, American Express, Geico, Nationwide Insurance, Consumer Reports, and AAA, generating over $100 million in annual revenue.
Jason Seats is a Techstars Ventures Partner. Jason was most recently the Managing Director of the Techstars programs in Austin and Cloud in San Antonio. Prior to joining Techstars, Jason was a founder of Slicehost, an early cloud computing hosting company. In 2008 Slicehost was acquired by Rackspace and became the core for the initial Cloud Servers product. Jason continued on at Rackspace until 2010 as VP of software development for Rackspace Cloud, managing the cloud engineering teams.
Today’s podcast episode is on Michael Girdley, an investor and startup mentor in the San Antonio area. Michael is the CEO of the Codeup, an author of several programming books and the cofounder of Geekdom Fund.
His company, TM5 Properties, has seen over 500% growth and he is a contributor to the XM Radio Football Channel.
Todays guest is a special woman. It is her vision to change the world to a better more tolerant place through trade, business, and via relations between countries and people. She is the founder of Tradeconductor and CEO of CapitalAid. She is an international keynote speaker, author, philanthropist, Europe’s top 40 under 40 - the list goes on – her name is Soulaima Gourani.
Todays guest is a true entrepreneur who has a great story about the journey that he has been on - Corey Cormier.
Corey has been developing software for 17 years and has started and sold a few companies. His latest venture is Legal Monkeys which has been rapidly growing since 2009 reaching 50 employees in a few short years. Corey has been a vital component in building a great culture that is infused with mentoring and leadership values.
Todays guest is a VC who has spent several years in Silicon Valley and understands the life cycle of bringing both products and entire industries to market. His name is Paul O'Brien.
In 2010, O’Brien relocated to Austin from Silicon Valley where he had launched a series of startups in local search, crowdsourcing, web-based accounting, payments, and social intelligence.
Todays guest has mentored at 7 different accelerators and launched over 100 startups - Josh Berry.
Josh Berry is interested in helping corporate innovators think and execute at the speed of startups. His unique combination of experience in the corporate and startup worlds, combined with an uncanny knowledge of how people and organizations work, helps him effectively translate startup-driven innovation to corporate growth.
Todays guest is somebody who is one of the most authentic people in the startup community who personifies ‘give first’ and is a community builder and a true entrepreneur - Michael Sitarzewski
Michael Sitarzewski is co-founder and CEO of Epic Playground, Inc. He is a veteran entrepreneur with a specific focus on Web-based software and services. Michael considers helping people understand and leverage technology his life's work.
NextGen Venture Partners is a network-driven venture firm. They are taking the venture partner model to the next level. They hand-select the nation's top young founders, innovation executives, technologists, and serial investors and turn them into part-time venture capitalists.
Today’s guest has done something that few startups manage to do - he has built a business himself and boot strapped it from the beginning. Trey Gibson, from SPOTIO has been intimately involved in several startups from conception to planning to launch to growth and iteration. SPOTIO is a sales tracking and territory management solution for door to door, direct, field and outside salespeople. With its easy to use and clean interface you will be able to track every door knock, manage prospecting stats and add leads in under 3 seconds.
Manish Patel is Co-Owner and President of Nutrabolt Life Sciences. Nutrabolt is a leading nutritional life sciences company focused on sports nutrition and lifestyle wellness products. Nutrabolt's products are sold in more than 10,000 retail locations domestically and more than 40 countries around the world including GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, 24 Hour Fitness, and Costco. Nutrabolt has been a proud member of the Inc. 1000 | 5000 since 2011, with an annual compound growth rate of 86% and joins us today on the 2nd episode of Seed Sumo's Sumo Cast.
Todays Seed Sumo Podcast guest is Will Bunker. Will founded popular dating site One & Only which was acquired in 1999 by Ticketmaster and later became part of Match.com