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From GGV, this is Founder Real Talk, where we get real about the challenges that founders and startup executives face, and how they've grown from tough experiences. Check out founderrealtalk.ggvc.com for more information on the podcast and how to reach us with your founder questions. Hosted by Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner at GGV Capital.

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    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

From GGV, this is Founder Real Talk, where we get real about the challenges that founders and startup executives face, and how they've grown from tough experiences. Check out founderrealtalk.ggvc.com for more information on the podcast and how to reach us with your founder questions. Hosted by Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner at GGV Capital.

    Israel Series Part 3: Shlomi Ben Haim, Co-founder & CEO of JFrog, on Growing an Israeli Startup into a Billion-Dollar Global Business

    Israel Series Part 3: Shlomi Ben Haim, Co-founder & CEO of JFrog, on Growing an Israeli Startup into a Billion-Dollar Global Business

    This is the third episode in the Founder Real Talk Israeli Entrepreneur Series, a group of episodes dedicated to getting to know Israeli founders and their companies. Known as Startup Nation, Israel creates more companies per capita than any other country, with one startup for every 1,400 people. Read more about GGV’s commitment to funding and supporting the next generation of Israeli entrepreneurs. This series is co-hosted by GGV Capital Investor, Oren Yunger.
    Shlomi Ben Haim is Co-Founder and CEO of JFrog, provider of the world’s first universal artifact management platform that ushered in a completely new era in DevOps. Founded in 2008, JFrog has become the “database of DevOps” used by over 6000 customers worldwide including Amazon, Cisco, and Netflix. In this episode, we learn how Shlomi’s 12 years in the Israeli Air Force influenced his startup mentality, how the JFrog team has scaled an open source company, and what it takes to expand globally.

    • 35 min
    Israel Series Part 2: Slavik Markovich, Co-founder & CEO of Demisto, on Listening to Your Gut and to Your Customer

    Israel Series Part 2: Slavik Markovich, Co-founder & CEO of Demisto, on Listening to Your Gut and to Your Customer

    Starting from his early days in the Israeli military, Slavik Markovich shares his thought process while walking us through his impressive journey. From founding his first company, Sentrigo, in 2006 to moving from Israel to the Bay Area in 2008, to building Demisto and ultimately getting acquired by Palo Alto Networks, Slavik’s story is noteworthy and full of lessons for current and future founders.

    • 38 min
    Israel Series Part 1: Roy Mann, Co-founder and CEO of Monday.com, on Building a Product People Love Globally

    Israel Series Part 1: Roy Mann, Co-founder and CEO of Monday.com, on Building a Product People Love Globally

    This episode kicks off our Israeli Entrepreneur Series, four episodes dedicated to getting to know Israeli founders and their companies. In this episode, we learn how Roy Mann and his Co-founder, Eran Zinman are scaling Monday.com, the fastest growing company in Israel. With 100K+ customers, users in 160+ countries, Monday.com is helping shape the future of work globally. Learn why the company’s name changed to Monday.com and what it’s like to maintain the same company culture in Israel and NYC offices.

    • 38 min
    Sarah Nahm, Founder and CEO of Lever, on Managing Relationships with a Designer’s Mind

    Sarah Nahm, Founder and CEO of Lever, on Managing Relationships with a Designer’s Mind

    Sarah Nahm is the Founder & CEO of Lever, a recruiting software company that is tackling the most strategic challenge that companies face: how to grow their teams. Sarah’s commitment to diversity & inclusion runs deep and inclusion is ingrained in Lever's culture. Her message to operators: "Build a database of talent the same way you're investing in your sales and marketing database. Otherwise, you're throwing away the opportunity to have cumulative value over time and you're always going to be hiring."

    • 43 min
    Dheeraj Pandey, Founder & CEO of Nutanix, on Refactoring to Earn the Trust of the Enterprise

    Dheeraj Pandey, Founder & CEO of Nutanix, on Refactoring to Earn the Trust of the Enterprise

    Dheeraj Pandey is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. That didn’t stop him from founding the fastest growing startup in history in 2009. In 2014, Nutanix eclipsed 100 Million in revenue. In this episode, we learn that behind the rosy story, there were a few near death experiences for the company. Inspired by Apple’s playbook, Dheeraj applied simplicity and elegance to a “very nerdy, geeky thing called web scale architecture for data centers."

    • 40 min
    Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder & COO of Cloudflare, on Trying an Idea to Building an Enduring SaaS Company

    Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder & COO of Cloudflare, on Trying an Idea to Building an Enduring SaaS Company

    In this episode, we learn why Michelle Zatlyn turned down a job at LinkedIn to pursue an idea that started as a school project with Matthew Prince and Lee Holloway at Harvard Business School and ultimately turned into Cloudflare. Among Michelle’s recommendations to founders is to think about cofounders as Venn diagrams in an effort to cover as much surface area as possible. She also encourages founders to go after something you’re “proud" of, not necessarily something you are “passionate” about.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

pennychuns ,

Great episode in a great series

It is very hard to find content that will inspire you and give you practical help, but that is exactly what this podcast does. Take notes, cause there are a lot of gems.

ted_s ,

Practical, real world perspective

Just finished Glenn’s interview of Caryn Marooney - insightful, relevant insight!

startupgirl3 ,

The best VC podcast

Great guests, great questions and I’ve learned a lot.

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