19 episodes

Cash & Burn, brought to you by Place Technology, features stories of SaaS growth with top founders and leaders from companies like ZoomInfo, AgentSync, Kimble Applications, and more.Host Brandon Metcalf, a multi-time founder who has lead SaaS companies to succesful exits, explores what it takes to succesfully scale a software company in today's dynamic landscape.Tune in weekly for informative conversations with the leaders and executives who are doing it now.New episodes every Tuesday!
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Cash & Burn, brought to you by Place Technology, features stories of SaaS growth with top founders and leaders from companies like ZoomInfo, AgentSync, Kimble Applications, and more.Host Brandon Metcalf, a multi-time founder who has lead SaaS companies to succesful exits, explores what it takes to succesfully scale a software company in today's dynamic landscape.Tune in weekly for informative conversations with the leaders and executives who are doing it now.New episodes every Tuesday!
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    The Value of Investors Beyond Cash w/ Anil Dharni

    The Value of Investors Beyond Cash w/ Anil Dharni

    In today’s episode, Brandon interviews Anil Dharni, CEO and founder of Sense, a talent engagement platform.
     
    They talk about how Anil and a team of diverse backgrounds started out developing mobile games and quickly learned that it it can all come crashing down if you don’t have structure and a proper board. Anil also shares the benefits of having investors and advisors to lean on. Also in this episode, hear about the current state of the labor market, the great resignation, and how it’s getting increasingly difficult to find good people. 
    Tune in to a great conversation between two passionate founders with a lot of value in store!
    Check out Anil Dharni: Sense and LinkedIn
    The Cash & Burn podcast is a weekly conversation with SaaS founders and senior executives about the challenges of creating and scaling SaaS companies. Guests share their journey of success and setbacks with a primary focus on how they overcame specific issues that could have ended the company.
    Hosted by Brandon Metcalf, CEO of Place and 3x SaaS founder.

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    • 27 min
    The Benefits of Bootstrapping w/ Ted Guggenheim

    The Benefits of Bootstrapping w/ Ted Guggenheim

    In today’s episode, Brandon interviews Ted Guggenheim, co-founder and CEO of Staffing Engine, a recruiting acceleration platform.
    Ted went from the music industry - touring with Sting in the 80s - to working with startups, building a company from 3 to 50 people and $10 Million in ARR. He talks about the similarities between managing a band and building a company, persisting long enough for that album to hit, or surviving long enough for that product to fit.
    Tune in to a great conversation between two passionate founders with a lot of value in store!
    Check out Ted Guggenheim: Staffing Engine and LinkedIn
    The Cash & Burn podcast is a weekly conversation with SaaS founders and senior executives about the challenges of creating and scaling SaaS companies.
    Guests share their journey of success and setbacks with a primary focus on how they overcame specific issues that could have ended the company.
    Hosted by Brandon Metcalf, CEO of Place and 3x SaaS founder.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 30 min
    Why Sticking To Your Identity Is Crucial w/ Jeff Cotten

    Why Sticking To Your Identity Is Crucial w/ Jeff Cotten

    In today’s episode, Brandon interviews Jeff Cotten, the CEO of Alvaria.
    They discuss how Jeff transitioned from Rackspace with 6,500 employees to Tenfold with about 40 employees, and the difference in how he drove the organizations forward. They also talk about why it’s important to stick to your identity and get back on track if you deviate.
    Tune in to a great conversation between two passionate founders with a lot of value in store!
    Check out Jeff Cotten: Alvaria and LinkedIn
    The Cash & Burn podcast is a weekly conversation with SaaS founders and senior executives about the challenges of creating and scaling SaaS companies.
    Guests share their journey of success and setbacks with a primary focus on how they overcame specific issues that could have ended the company.
    Hosted by Brandon Metcalf, CEO of Place and 3x SaaS founder.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 26 min
    The Value of a Reliable Co-founder w/ Matt Weirich

    The Value of a Reliable Co-founder w/ Matt Weirich

    In today’s episode, Brandon interviews Matt Weirich, co-founder and CEO of Realync Corp. They discuss the biggest challenges that Matt faced in the early years of Realync and how he surpassed those with the help of his reliable co-founder and his wife. They also talk about how Matt and his co-founder managed to aid real-estate businesses, especially during the peak of the pandemic and much more.
    Tune in to a great conversation between two passionate founders with a lot of value in store!
    Check out Matt Weirich: LinkedIn and Realync
    The Cash & Burn podcast is a weekly conversation with SaaS founders and senior executives about the challenges of creating and scaling SaaS companies.
    Guests share their journey of success and setbacks with a primary focus on how they overcame specific issues that could have ended the company.
    Hosted by Brandon Metcalf, CEO of Place and 3x SaaS founder.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 29 min
    The Art of Listening w/ Andrew Lau

    The Art of Listening w/ Andrew Lau

    In today’s episode, Brandon interviews Andrew Lau, co-founder and CEO of Jellyfish. Jellyfish is doing to software engineering what Salesforce did to sales.Brandon and Andrew discuss why it’s important to listen to your customers and how to find a solution to their problems that fits within your company's objectives. They also talk about the grind of starting a business and what you can do to survive the first two years, how to avoid shiny objects along the way, and much more.
    Tune in to this great conversation between two passionate founders with a lot of value in store!
    Check out Andrew Lau: Jellyfish and LinkedIn
    The Cash & Burn podcast is a weekly conversation with SaaS founders and senior executives about the challenges of creating and scaling SaaS companies.
    Guests share their journey of success and setbacks with a primary focus on how they overcame specific issues that could have ended the company.
    Hosted by Brandon Metcalf, CEO of Place and 3x SaaS founder.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 32 min
    The Shift To Proactivity w/ Heather Cooper

    The Shift To Proactivity w/ Heather Cooper

    In today’s episode, Brandon interviews Heather Cooper, the CEO of Cloud Coach.
    Heather brings a diverse professional background to her current role as a CEO in the tech industry. Her career began as a labor and employment attorney at a top firm in Detroit, where she was able to influence social and economic change through her dedication to seek resolution over conflict. After years of working at her law firm, she decided to take a leap and go into tech full time. 
    Heather continues to propel the company forward, placing high value on employee engagement and growth, customer success and satisfaction, and an unrelenting drive to make Cloud Coach the premier experience in project software.
    Tune in to a great conversation between two passionate founders with a lot of value in store!
    Check out Heather Cooper: Cloud Coach and LinkedIn
    The Cash & Burn podcast is a weekly conversation with SaaS founders and senior executives about the challenges of creating and scaling SaaS companies.
    Guests share their journey of success and setbacks with a primary focus on how they overcame specific issues that could have ended the company.
    Hosted by Brandon Metcalf, CEO of Place and 3x SaaS founder.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 27 min

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