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Hosts Connor Mann and Elizabeth Olshanetsky interview awesome founders and investors to figure out what makes them so successful. These fireside chats are part of the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, an undergraduate non-profit dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship in the Yale community.

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Hosts Connor Mann and Elizabeth Olshanetsky interview awesome founders and investors to figure out what makes them so successful. These fireside chats are part of the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, an undergraduate non-profit dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship in the Yale community.

    Startup Spotlight #1 - Jorge Soto On Entrepreneurship As A Means To An End

    Startup Spotlight #1 - Jorge Soto On Entrepreneurship As A Means To An End

    Serial entrepreneur Jorge Soto joins hosts Armin Daneshbodi, Mike Steinthal, and Jenny Mao to discuss navigating the tricky and difficult world of entrepreneurship.

    • 44 min
    #15 How Fast is revolutionizing online shopping

    #15 How Fast is revolutionizing online shopping

    Allison Barr Allen is the COO and Co-Founder of Fast. Fast is a one-click checkout platform that aims to make buying online faster, safer, and easier for everyone. Fast raised $102 million in January of 2021. Allison was previously the Head of Product Operations for the Money Team at Uber.

    • 41 min
    #14 How Republic is democratizing private investing💸

    #14 How Republic is democratizing private investing💸

    Ken Nguyen is the co-founder and CEO of Republic. Republic aims to democratize private investing. They give people the power to invest in the future they believe in by providing access to startup, real estate, crypto, and video game investment opportunities. Republic has facilitated over $250 million in investments from over one million global community members. Republic announced a $150 million Series B in October of 2021.

    This episode was originally recorded on Twitter Spaces.

    • 52 min
    #13 Youngest female CEO of a multi-billion dollar company

    #13 Youngest female CEO of a multi-billion dollar company

    April Koh is the co-founder and CEO of Spring Health. Launched in 2016, Spring Health aims to improve employee well-being by allowing employers to easily provide comprehensive mental health benefits. About two weeks ago, April became the youngest female CEO of a multi-billion dollar company. April graduated from Yale College in 2016 (Class of ‘14 +2).

    This episode was originally recorded on Twitter Spaces.

    • 50 min
    #12 How Snackpass became a $400M social commerce rocket ship 🚀

    #12 How Snackpass became a $400M social commerce rocket ship 🚀

    Kevin Tan is the co-founder and CEO of Snackpass. Snackpass is a social food ordering app that has raised over $95 million from top venture capital firms like Andreessen Horowitz and Craft Ventures. In June 2021, Snackpass closed a Series B round of funding valuing the company at over $400 million. Kevin graduated from Yale with a B.S. in Physics in 2017.

    This podcast was originally recorded on Twitter Spaces.

    • 37 min
    #11 - Bing Gordon on 15 years on Amazon's Board, High Achievement, and Having a Hall of Fame Career

    #11 - Bing Gordon on 15 years on Amazon's Board, High Achievement, and Having a Hall of Fame Career

    Bing Gordon joined Kleiner Perkins in 2008 and serves as Chief Product Officer for the firm.

    Bing also leads Kleiner Perkins' sFund, the investment initiative to fund and build applications and services that deliver on the promise of the social web. The sFund, launched in 2010 with strategic partners Amazon.com, Facebook, Zynga, Comcast, Liberty Media and Allen & Co., has made 16 investments to date, including four seeds.

    Bing serves on the board of directors of Amazon, N3twork, Zazzle and Zynga. He was also a founding director at Katango (acquired by Google 2011), ngmoco (acquired by DeNA 2010) and Audible (acquired by Amazon in 2008).

    Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Bing had been a long-time executive at Electronic Arts, beginning with EA’s founding in 1982 with initial funding from Kleiner Perkins. He was chief creative officer at EA from 1998 to 2008 and previously headed EA marketing and product development.

    Bing drove EA’s branding strategy with EA Sports, developed EA’s pricing strategy for package goods and online games, created EA’s studio organization, and contributed to the design and marketing of many EA franchises, including John Madden Football, The Sims, Sim City, Need for Speed, Tiger Woods Golf, Club Pogo and Command and Conquer.

    Bing earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University and his B.A. degree from Yale University.

    (This episode was originally a live fireside chat.)

    Yale Entrepreneurial Society website: yesatyale.org
    Chris Hladczuk's Twitter: twitter.com/chrishlad

    • 52 min

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