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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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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.

    Tomer Weingarten, Co-Founder & CEO of SentinelOne, on Facilitating the Next Generation of Endpoint Security

    Tomer Weingarten, Co-Founder & CEO of SentinelOne, on Facilitating the Next Generation of Endpoint Security

    Tomer Weingarten is the Co-Founder and CEO of SentinelOne, an autonomous endpoint security platform with over 6,000 customers worldwide. SentinelOne prevents cyberattacks in real-time using AI and machine automation and helps companies adopt new technologies while staying protected. Before founding SentinelOne, Tomer worked as a software developer and founded multiple companies. SentinelOne now has over 1000 employees with offices in the U.S., Tel Aviv, and Tokyo and is recognized as one of the best and most diverse places to work. In June 2021 SentinelOne executed the biggest cybersecurity IPO to date, raising over $1B in a market cap of over $11B. In this episode, Tomer shares how he and his team plan to reshape the cybersecurity industry. This episode is co-hosted by GGV Investor, Oren Yunger.

    Sarika Garg, Co-founder & CEO of Cacheflow, on Rethinking SaaS Buying and Following Your Curiosity

    Sarika Garg, Co-founder & CEO of Cacheflow, on Rethinking SaaS Buying and Following Your Curiosity

    In this 15 minute salon episode, Sarika Garg, Co-founder & CEO of Cacheflow, shares why she and her Co-founder, Brian Zotter, decided to tackle the traditional SaaS buying experience with buy-now-pay-later. Cacheflow’s innovative approach has the potential to impact the way software is bought and sold across the global enterprise SaaS market, which is set to reach $400 billion in annual sales worldwide by 2025. Sarika was previously Chief Strategy Officer at procurement financing unicorn Tradeshift, where she helped build an invoice factoring business for suppliers and an AP automation platform for buyers. She spent the previous 13 years working at SAP, most recently running SAP Ariba, where she drove over $200M in sell-side revenue for Ariba cloud.

    Adam Markowitz, CEO & Co-Founder of Drata, on Maintaining SOC 2 Compliance and Healthy Competition

    Adam Markowitz, CEO & Co-Founder of Drata, on Maintaining SOC 2 Compliance and Healthy Competition

    Adam Markowitz is the Co-founder and CEO of Drata, the San Diego-based startup that provides companies with fast and efficient automated security compliance, a once painstakingly long and arduous process. A former rocket scientist, Adam founded his first startup, Portfolium, in 2013 and created a network of over 5M students, connecting them to mentors and future employers. Six years later he sold the company for $43M when he was just 32 years old. The first line of Drata’s code was written in July 2020 and the company has skyrocketed. GGV led Drata’s $25M Series A round earlier this year. Drata just announced a $100M Series B financing making the company a “unicorn” in an incredibly fast period. This episode is co-hosted by GGV Investor, Oren Yunger.

    Dan Adika, CEO & Co-founder of WalkMe, on Taking Small Steps to Achieve Real Targets

    Dan Adika, CEO & Co-founder of WalkMe, on Taking Small Steps to Achieve Real Targets

    Dan Adika is the CEO and Co-founder of WalkMe, a cloud-based platform that simplifies the digital adoption process for employees and customers while increasing company productivity. Before co-founding WalkMe in 2011, Dan was a software engineer at HP and served in the Israeli Defense Force for over five years as a programmer and team lead. WalkMe’s Digital Adoption Platform is used in over 43 countries across all industries and platforms for onboarding and training. WalkMe was listed in the Top 100 Customer Success Strategies in Tech and has been on the Forbes Cloud 100 list for five years running. WalkMe has over 2,000 customers from over 42 countries, including 31% of Fortune 500 companies, and recently saw a very successful IPO with a greater than $2B valuation. This episode is co-hosted by GGV Capital Investor, Oren Younger.

    Ariel Cohen, Co-Founder & CEO of TripActions, on Building Tools For a Better Corporate Citizen

    Ariel Cohen, Co-Founder & CEO of TripActions, on Building Tools For a Better Corporate Citizen

    Ariel Cohen is the Co-founder and CEO of TripActions, the cloud-based platform that uses real-time data to make corporate travel and spending easier for everyone while cutting down on company costs. Founded in 2015, TripActions saw exponential growth and a $4 billion valuation before the travel industry came to a grinding halt during the onset of COVID-19. After making key pivots, TripActions quickly recovered with the release of TripActions Liquid, their spending management solution, and recently had a successful Series E upround, raising $155 million at a $5B valuation. In this episode, Ariel talks about creating win-win situations and bringing his company back from the unthinkable. This episode is co-hosted by GGV Capital Investor, Oren Yunger.

    Tomer Bar-Zeev, Co-Founder & CEO of ironSource, on Having Meaningful Fun at Work

    Tomer Bar-Zeev, Co-Founder & CEO of ironSource, on Having Meaningful Fun at Work

    Tomer Bar-Zeev is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based ironSource, a software company that helps content creators turn their app into a successful and scalable business through distribution and monetization. Originally from Israel, Tomer studied computer science before becoming VP of Business Development at AtlasCT and Payoneer. He co-founded Foxtab before co-founding ironSource in 2010 with seven co-founders. IronSource launched a successful IPO in 2021 after a successful SPAC merger with a valuation of over $11 billion. In this episode, Tomer talks about building ironSource out of necessity, rejecting a $18 million offer to sell the company in the first few months of its existence, acting as chief enabler in his position as CEO and more. This episode is co-hosted by GGV Capital Investor, Oren Yunger.

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Easily the among the most genuine and value-packed podcasts for entrepreneurs of any stage. If you're thinking of striking out on your own or already immersed in the startup life, Founder Real Talk is a must listen!

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