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Interviews with successful entrepreneurs, many of whom have built and sold companies, featuring lessons learned in the process and advice for others wishing to become entrepreneurs. This podcast is a product of Silicon Hills News, a six year old technology news site covering companies and people in the Austin and San Antonio technology region in Texas.

Ideas to Invoices Laura Lorek

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Interviews with successful entrepreneurs, many of whom have built and sold companies, featuring lessons learned in the process and advice for others wishing to become entrepreneurs. This podcast is a product of Silicon Hills News, a six year old technology news site covering companies and people in the Austin and San Antonio technology region in Texas.

    Morris Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of Xenex

    Morris Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of Xenex

    Morris Miller is Chief Executive Officer at Xenex Disinfection Services, based in San Antonio. Xenex produces a robot used to disinfect healthcare facilities, nursing homes, schools and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and other environments.
    Xenex robots are being used to clean environments that have come into contact with the Coronavirus. Xenex is also in talks to provide up to 2,000 robots to the committee hosting the summer Olympics in Japan.

    • 37 min
    David Perez, Founder of Lumen Insurance Technologies

    David Perez, Founder of Lumen Insurance Technologies

    David Perez launched Lumen Insurance Technologies in 2016. He saw a need in the marketplace for someone to provide insurance policies to funded technology startups. Lumen’s clients have included Opcity, Strangeworks, Vault, previously known Student Loan Genius, Rocket Dollar, Valkyrie Intelligence, Kronologic, Living Security and others. Lumen provides policies for startups with products like directors and officers’ liability insurance, general liability, and commercial property insurance.

    • 29 min
    Sean Foley, Co-Founder of Nine Banded Whiskey

    Sean Foley, Co-Founder of Nine Banded Whiskey

    Sean Foley co-founded Nine Banded Whiskey in 2014 in Austin and launched the product two years later. In 2018, he became CEO of the company and is leading the company's growth phase. It is available in 12 states and recently inked a deal with the Los Angeles Rams to be the featured whiskey in the Rams' football stadium. Foley has a background in sports and entertainment. And he is a three-time national swimming champion for the University of Texas at Austin.

    • 48 min
    Lloyd Armbrust, Co-Founder of Own Local

    Lloyd Armbrust, Co-Founder of Own Local

    Lloyd Armbrust, the Co-Founder and CEO of Own Local, an automated digital ad platform for local media, talks about the changes in the newspaper industry and journalism in the latest edition of Ideas to Invoices. Own Local, founded in 2010, has gone through the Y-Combinator Accelerator and has raised $3.4 million in venture capital and another $3 million in debt financing. The Austin-based company works with more than 4,000 publications worldwide on creating digital ads. 

    • 31 min
    Will Young, Co-Founder and CEO of SANA Benefits

    Will Young, Co-Founder and CEO of SANA Benefits

    Will Young is the Co-Founder and CEO of Austin-based SANA Benefits, a healthcare insurance technology startup. Young founded the company with Nathan Hackley in 2017. The two formerly worked together at Justworks, a benefit and payroll company in New York.

    • 20 min
    Joyce Durst, Co-Founder and CEO of Growth Acceleration Partners

    Joyce Durst, Co-Founder and CEO of Growth Acceleration Partners

    Joyce Durst is co-founder and CEO of Growth Acceleration Partners, a software company in Austin, Texas. GAP offers analytics, cloud, mobile and QA services. Before co-founding GAP, Durst served as CEO of venture-backed startup Pinion Software, a security software company. She also served as a senior executive at BMC Software where she oversaw a $200 million division. And she began her career at IBM.

    • 18 min

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