23 episodes

B2B a CEO is the show about how to scale your enterprise startup and how to grow from founder to CEO. Hosted by Ashu Garg, general partner at Foundation Capital.

B2B a CEO (with Ashu Garg) Foundation Capital

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 146 Ratings

B2B a CEO is the show about how to scale your enterprise startup and how to grow from founder to CEO. Hosted by Ashu Garg, general partner at Foundation Capital.

    How to Hate Losing (George Kurtz, Founder & CEO of Crowdstrike)

    How to Hate Losing (George Kurtz, Founder & CEO of Crowdstrike)

    George Kurtz, the founder and CEO of Crowdstrike, the most successful cybersecurity company of the past decade, is the very special guest for this episode. George joins Ashu for in-depth conversation on everything from hiring, to board composition, to balancing a hybrid product-and-services model. George also gives specific advice for all you security founders listening.

    • 51 min
    How to Go to Market (Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder & CEO of Databricks)

    How to Go to Market (Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder & CEO of Databricks)

    On this episode, we have Ali Ghodsi, cofounder and CEO of Databricks, a cloud platform for massive scale data engineering and collaborative data science.

    For the first third of the podcast, Ali tells us the story of how a research project at the AMP Lab at UC Berkeley grew into Databricks. This will be of particular interest to anyone who wants to know how to commercialize open source.

    After that, Ali gives listeners a crash course on how to build an early stage go-to-market machine—from how and who to hire, to how to coordinate sales and marketing, to how to execute. It's a fantastic bootcamp for startup CEOs.

    • 43 min
    How to Make Your CEO Dreams Come True

    How to Make Your CEO Dreams Come True

    In part 2 of my interview with Mark Leslie, we dive deeper into his experience founding Veritas and leading it to become a Fortune 100 software company. We hear more about Mark’s eventual departure from his role as CEO to his current passion for teaching and investing.

    • 31 min
    How to Get Through the Covid-19 Crisis

    How to Get Through the Covid-19 Crisis

    This special episode of the podcast is part oral history of when the plague came to Silicon Valley and part anthology of advice for startups dealing with the fallout of Covid-19. Five CEOs and one CFO, at companies ranging from early stage to public market, share their experiences of coping with the business impact of the pandemic and offer advice for how best to manage through the crisis. The guests for this episode are Mohit Aron, CEO at Cohesity; Andrew Feldman, CEO at Cerebras Systems; Jack Lazar, former CFO; Mark Leslie, retired CEO at Veritas Technologies; Jonathan Siddharth, CEO at Turing; and Derek Steer, CEO at Mode.

    • 48 min
    How to Manage Your Board & Everything Else (Mark Leslie, Managing General Partner at Leslie Ventures)

    How to Manage Your Board & Everything Else (Mark Leslie, Managing General Partner at Leslie Ventures)

    Mark Leslie is the founder & CEO of Veritas Technology, a company he grew from an idea to a Fortune 100 powerhouse worth over $1B in revenue. My interview with Mark was so full of wisdom that we decided there was enough material for at least two episodes. In this first episode, I get into the weeds with Mark on topics ranging from how to manage your board, to pricing and sales, to annual planning. It’s a can’t-miss for all CEOs or CEO-hopefuls!

    • 30 min
    How to Be Your Best CEO Self (Dane Holewinski, Startup Founder & CEO Coach at Decode)

    How to Be Your Best CEO Self (Dane Holewinski, Startup Founder & CEO Coach at Decode)

    For the first episode of the new year and new decade, a startup-founder-turned-CEO coach offers some guidance on being your best CEO self.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

startup upstart ,

This podcast never disappoints!

Really enjoy every episode. So much so that I usually listen to them twice!

Anupam R ,

Fantastic insights and perspectives..

.. at a level of depth that is rare to find elsewhere.

zenmasters ,

Interesting Founder stories

Ashu drives deep conversations with these founders and gets them to open up about the real back stories. Not stuck on high level strategy talk, the podcasts dive deep right to the meat of their journeys.

I am looking forward to the next episode!

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