The DMZ Movers and Shakers (M&S) Podcast is a production of The DMZ. Ranked as the top university-based tech incubator in the world, the DMZ provides a launchpad for founders to build and scale fast. To date, the DMZ has helped more than 400 startups raise $917+ million in capital and create 4,000+ jobs.
On this motivation packed podcast, M&S host Robert Gold, Managing Partner of Bennett Gold LLP, speaks with the movers and shakers of the global tech community about emerging technologies, leadership tactics, the dos and don'ts of entrepreneurship and much more.
22: Bruce Croxon, Managing Partner at Round13 Capital on the fundraising journey
“The people part of this business [entrepreneurship] is one of the most important things at the end of the day.” In this episode, Bruce Croxon, Managing Partner at Round13 Capital, discusses his entrepreneurial journey and explains how Telepersonals evolved into Lava Life to adapt to the digital age. Bruce also shares what founders tend to overlook when fundraising and the top 3 factors he evaluates before making any investment.
21: Althea Wishloff, Head of Growth at Koble on being Indigenous in the tech industry
“Many Indigenous founders do not align with the definition of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, meaning that it’s not growth or revenue at all cost.” In this episode, Althea Wishloff, Head of Growth at Koble, describes the different barriers that Indigenous founders face within the tech industry and shares various programs supporting Indigenous founders. Also in discussion, Althea reflects on her time at Panache Ventures, where she made 30 investments in companies across multiple industries.
20: Konata Lake, Partner at Torys LLP on priming your startup for a merger or acquisition
“What startups are realizing is that they can build organically or can acquire to help them scale”. In this episode, Konata Lake, Partner at Torys LLP describes which startups are the best fit for a merger or acquisition and how they should develop effective strategies. Konata also shares why an advisory board is an essential piece for every startup's journey.
19: Mike McKenna, CFO of LifeSpeak on tips for successful acquisitions
“If you take your eyes off of the potential exit, it may not be there when you think it’s there.” In this episode, Mike McKenna, CFO of LifeSpeak shares what a successful exit looks like and what companies tend to overlook when going through an acquisition. Mike also discusses his career journey and what led him to become the CFO at Likspeak - a premier mental health and wellbeing platform that provides expert advice and education.
18: Abhijeet Sarkar, CEO of TypeSift on the ideal CTO mindset
“I think one of the big misconceptions is that the CTO at a tech company is just someone who writes the code”. In this episode, Abhijeet Sarkar, CEO of TypeSift discusses what motivated him to create TypeSift, a fully integrated data management and analytics platform that automates and simplifies business insights. Abhijeet also sheds light on the type of mindset that CTOs should have within both tech and non-tech startups.
17: Doug Sutherland, CTO at Soundpays Inc on strategizing product launches
“If you believe in the Pareto principle that 80% of the revenue comes from 20% of the audience, you should ask yourself where is that 20% and how can you find look-alikes”. In this episode, Doug Sutherland, Chief Technology Officer at Soundpays Inc discusses new technology that is connecting consumers and how Soundpays is innovating within the market. Doug also reveals his product launch framework and the common issues that companies encounter when launching a product.
I am someone who likes to listen to podcast as I drive home from work; and this is going to for sure be one I rotate in my podcast listening.
The episodes are full of great information and interesting perspectives.
Looking forward to the episodes to come!
Amazing access to knowledge from industry professionals
I love learning straight from the pros. It was super cool that Arlene was featured!!! Thank you DMZ!
Good listen. Inspirational.
Interesting contemporary topics!