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Focus on the Founder: Episode 5 - Zach Perret of Plaid
In this fifth episode of Focus on the Founder, Zach Perret the Co-founder and CEO of Plaid joins us to discuss his career journey, experience starting Plaid after working at Bain and his thoughts on FinTech more broadly.
Focus on the Founder: Episode 4 - Jon Stein of Betterment
In this fourth episode of Focus on the Founder, Jon Stein the Co-founder and CEO of Betterment joins us to discuss his career journey, experience starting Betterment while in business school and his thoughts on wealth management and investing more broadly.
Focus on the Founder: Episode 3 - Shivani Siroya of Tala
In this 3rd episode of Focus on the Founder, Shivani Siroya the Founder and CEO of Tala joins us to discuss her experience growing Tala and the challenges and opportunities of bringing financial services to the unbanked.
Focus on the Founder: Episode 2 - Ashley Johnson of Wealthfront
In this second episode of Focus on the Founder, Ashley Johnson the CFO/COO of Wealthfront joins us to discuss her career journey, experience growing Wealthfront and her thoughts on FinTech more broadly.
Focus on the Founder: Episode 1 - Ryan Williams of Cadre
First episode of Focus on the Founder with Ryan Williams the Co-founder and CEO of Cadre.
In this episode you will learn about…
How Ryan went from selling headbands at age 13 to flipping houses in college to launching Cadre. Or as he puts it “Headbands to Houses to High Rises”
When the real “Aha” moment came for Ryan that led him to believe that there was a big opportunity in real estate technology
What Ryan believes is the single most important characteristic behind the success of companies like Amazon, Airbnb and Fidelity and how Cadre has embraced that characteristic
How Ryan works with his investors and the value they have provided to him beyond the obvious capital injection
The crucial metrics and KPIs that Cadre tracks and measures
What other areas Ryan is excited about and would explore if he were not building Cadre…hint some of them are pretty controversial in the venture world today