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Their tech. Their products. Their stories.

In a tech startup, how do you get from an idea on the back of a napkin to a fully functioning product? Code Story is a podcast featuring tech leaders, reflecting the roads they travelled and the products they created. On the show, we interview tech visionaries, digging into the critical moments of what it takes to change an industry, and build (and lead) a team that has your back.

Hosted by Noah Labhart, this show is a window into the digital startup world. In their own words, tech veterans share what it feels like to create a world class product, how to recover from critical mistakes, and how to scale your solution to the masses.


This podcast is for the tech leader, CTO, CEO, developer, software architect, startup leader, disruptive visionary - or the curious minded individual, who wants to know what a builder goes through in creating world changing technology.

Code Story Noah Labhart - Startup Founder & CTO

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    • 5.0 • 212 Ratings

Their tech. Their products. Their stories.

In a tech startup, how do you get from an idea on the back of a napkin to a fully functioning product? Code Story is a podcast featuring tech leaders, reflecting the roads they travelled and the products they created. On the show, we interview tech visionaries, digging into the critical moments of what it takes to change an industry, and build (and lead) a team that has your back.

Hosted by Noah Labhart, this show is a window into the digital startup world. In their own words, tech veterans share what it feels like to create a world class product, how to recover from critical mistakes, and how to scale your solution to the masses.


This podcast is for the tech leader, CTO, CEO, developer, software architect, startup leader, disruptive visionary - or the curious minded individual, who wants to know what a builder goes through in creating world changing technology.

    S9 E32: Shalin Madan, Formidium

    S9 E32: Shalin Madan, Formidium

    Shalin Madan immigrated to the US when he was 6 years old. He spent 20 years in the financial markets, of which he got into when he was a teenager. HIs first and best memory of the industry is when Netspace IPO's, and the stock went up 300% in the first day. Outside of finance and tech, he enjoys cooking, frequents the gym, and loves to travel. He's also a learner, studying philosophy, relationships, and of course, the macro economy.

    Shalin found himself frustrated with working for others, which drove him into entrepreneurship. When he came across his current venture, he invested in the firm, became a part of it, and eventually, became the last co-founder, in a company administrating funds with cutting edge technology.

    This is the creation story of Formidium.

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    • 24 min
    S9 E31: Konrad Niemiec, Lekko

    S9 E31: Konrad Niemiec, Lekko

    Konrad Niemiec lives in San Francisco. He is very close to his family, of which his parents are polish immigrants. He started coding when he was 11, while working for his Dad. His core values are curiosity and community, which drives a lot of what he does outside of tech. He likes to learn things, and his current hobby set includes surfing and spike ball, of which he is working on perfecting his spin serve.

    Konrad worked at Uber, on the self driving team. After a few years, he wanted to be less of a cog in the machine and joined a small startup. He introduced a feature flagging platform, and realized how quickly configuration bloat appeared on the platform. He also realized how dynamic configuration could take the platform beyond the limits of feature flags.

    This is the creation story of Lekko.

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    • 21 min
    S9 Bonus: Jason Hill, Owwlll App

    S9 Bonus: Jason Hill, Owwlll App

    Jason Hill was born and raised in New York, and post college, went back to New York and joined the financial services - though, he was always into technology. Eventually, he moved to South Florida because every time he was in New York, he couldn't wait to leave. He enjoys playing poker, pickleball, and spending time with his two kids.

    Jason has been a podcaster for many years, interviewing founders and creators of new startup and tech solutions. When COVID hit, he was struck with how difficult it was to connect with individuals via audio call. He validated an idea he had, and combining his ambition and a little bit of boredom, he got a crew building a solution.

    This is the creation story of Owwlll App.

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    • 34 min
    S9 E30: Adam Jacob, System Initiative

    S9 E30: Adam Jacob, System Initiative

    Adam Jacob grew up in Vancouver, but now lives North of San Francisco. He's married with a teenage daughter, and grew up in the era of the internet that was bulletin based. He likes music, specifically heavy metal. He was raised on 80's hair metal, but also enjoys modern and Swedish metal, of which your host is very familiar. He also loves cats, and at one point, had a bengal, which is a cross between a tiger and a domestic cat.

    Previously, Adam was the creator of Chef, and has spent many years building a successful platform, extending DevOops value with automated security and compliance. He and his now cofounder reached the limits of what could be achieved using conventional approaches in the space - and decided build a new tool, to enable engineers to tackle complex infra and app management without compromising control.

    This is the creation story of System Initiative.

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    • 29 min
    S9 Bonus: Berkay Atatop, Maestra

    S9 Bonus: Berkay Atatop, Maestra

    Berkay Atatop is originally from Turkey, but now lives in Germany. He loves to travel, and living in Germany allows him to be close to family, but enable him to live a nomadic life. He split his college time in Turkey and America, and while he was stateside, he discovered hackathons - which is the origin spot for his current venture. Outside of tech, he played water polo for 10 years, and enjoys playing the guitar. He finds inspiration in bands like Pearl Jam, who is coming to Europe soon, which Berkay is excited about.

    After getting into hackathons, Berkay and his co-founder built a prototype of their current company solution - an automatic transcription solution for voiceovers. Once they graduated, they decided to start a company and move into subtitles and beyond.

    This is the creation story of Maestra.

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    • 18 min
    S9 E29: Umaimah Khan , Opal Security

    S9 E29: Umaimah Khan , Opal Security

    Umaimah Khan grew up in San Diego, but now lives in the Bay Area. A fun fact about her - she was home schooled until college, and growing up, loved puzzles and math. She planned to be a math professor until she eventually got into startups and tech. She is a curious person, with many hobbies and interests. In fact, she loves to cook and was a chef at two different Michelin star restaurants. She also likes to garden, growing food and also interesting plants.

    In the past, UK found herself drawn towards real world problems in real time.

    What she found herself noticing was that access management was incredibly messy - and that people weren't willing to look behind the curtain to fix the problem. After she noticed that this problem kept surfacing , and decided to solve it.

    This is the creation story of Opal Security.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

CSchnettler ,

Informative and Entertaining Listen

Enjoyable podcast that talks building businesses with a wide variety of entrepreneurs.

Technosophos ,

Behind the scenes is front and center

It's easy to talk code. And it's easy to tell our usual venture pitch-style stories. But what I love about Code Story is that Noah takes it much deeper. There's just so much to learn listening to the struggles and triumphs behind the elevator pitches and software release.

Tom9753124680 ,

Great podcast!

I'm enjoying the fun but relevant conversations with practical insights.

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