19 episodes

This is The Founder Formula: Every passing moment, a tech startup disrupts life as it was. In humanity’s pursuit of faster, better, and higher capacity, fresh companies are tackling old problems and modern complexities, all while pushing the bounds of the future.

The Founder Formula brings you in—behind the curtains and inside the minds of executives at Start-ups that have traditionally only been found in Silicon Valley—and the Venture Capital Firms that fund them. Each interview will feature a transformative leader who’s behind the wheel at a fast-paced & innovative tech firm. They’ll bring you an insider's look at what it takes to create a technology company, scaled it, and lead it into the future

You’ll hear topics that cover cybersecurity, AI, blockchain, IoT, quantum computing, cryptocurrency, immersive experience, VR, and overall digital transformation. From time to time, you’ll also hear from Founders outside of the technology industry.

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This is The Founder Formula: Every passing moment, a tech startup disrupts life as it was. In humanity’s pursuit of faster, better, and higher capacity, fresh companies are tackling old problems and modern complexities, all while pushing the bounds of the future.

The Founder Formula brings you in—behind the curtains and inside the minds of executives at Start-ups that have traditionally only been found in Silicon Valley—and the Venture Capital Firms that fund them. Each interview will feature a transformative leader who’s behind the wheel at a fast-paced & innovative tech firm. They’ll bring you an insider's look at what it takes to create a technology company, scaled it, and lead it into the future

You’ll hear topics that cover cybersecurity, AI, blockchain, IoT, quantum computing, cryptocurrency, immersive experience, VR, and overall digital transformation. From time to time, you’ll also hear from Founders outside of the technology industry.

    A Founder's Two Most important Relationships Revealed

    A Founder's Two Most important Relationships Revealed

    "The only reason to launch a start-up is because you have to!"
     
    In this episode, we talk to cloud entrepreneur and innovator Craig McLuckie.
     
    He talks about the time to launch a startup when you see 2 things:
     
    1) A total addressable market
     
    2) A moment of disruption
     
    Listen to this and all of The Founder Formula episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 42 min
    From Successful Tech Start-up Founder to Successful VC Founder

    From Successful Tech Start-up Founder to Successful VC Founder

    Cindy Padnos has not only done it twice, she's in a great position to advise those who only need to do it once.
     
    Cindy is unique in that she founded her own tech company that was purchased by Oracle. She then found her second company, one that funds entrepreneurs. 
     
    Her advice? Focus on the things that matter - then go off and build a great business!
     
    Cindy believes she has founder genes in her DNA - always thought like a founder. She launched her first company Vivant because, as she put it, she had no more excuses.
     
    When describing starting a company: It was back breaking, gut wrenching work - and the most fun she’d ever had!
     
    What does she look for in a founder? Someone scrappy, resilient, who demonstrates the ability to attract talent and knows how to celebrate wins.
     
    If you take away fear and uncertainty and focus on building a solid business you’ll be the better for it. Focus on getting a few things right then when the uncertainty is lifted you’ll be in a much better position.

    • 31 min
    Software as a Weapon: A Soldier Founds a Cybersecurity Company

    Software as a Weapon: A Soldier Founds a Cybersecurity Company

    “Software is a weapon.” 
     
    And the thing about weapons is, they can be used to attack.
     
    Or they can be used to defend. 
     
    And if you know how they can be used to attack, it only makes them all the easier to defend when the time comes. 
     
    On a recent episode of The Founder Formula, we sat down with Lior Div, who traded his life in the Israeli army, for a life as a CEO & Co-Founder of a cybersecurity company. We talked all about: 
     
    - His time in the Israeli army and how his experiences there set him up for a career as a CEO
     
    - What it was that prompted him to start his own company 
     
    - Why it’s not a matter of IF you get hacked, but a matter of WHEN
     
    Listen to this and all of The Founder Formula episodes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 39 min
    Think COVID 19 is a bad time to start a company? Think again.

    Think COVID 19 is a bad time to start a company? Think again.

    This is a terrible time to be trying to start a company. 

    Right? 
     
    Maybe not. 
     
    While it might seem like the worst possible time to be throwing your energy, time, and money into starting a company, what if this were the best possible time to embark on this crazy journey? 
     
    Gaurav Manglik thinks this might just be your time. 
     
    And it’s not just about starting a company. If you are starting, what do you need to do? How can you increase your chances of getting funded? 
     
    Gaurav was a guest on The Founder Formula recently, and was kind enough to talk with us all about: 
     
    - Some of the most common myths about working for a VC
     
    - Why your business plan could be the thing that makes the difference between success and failure
     
    - What it was like having your company purchased by one of the largest enterprise tech firms in the word: Cisco 
     
    Listen to this and all of The Founder Formula episodes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 37 min
    Executing Someone Else’s Ideas Inspires a 25 year old Intern to Launch a Start-up

    Executing Someone Else’s Ideas Inspires a 25 year old Intern to Launch a Start-up

    After graduating from Cornell University, Tim’s first gig was executing the ideas of others. He soon realized the Data Science and Insight work he was doing wasn’t solving the pain point that was creating usable data. 
     
    The solution didn’t exist. It needed to be created – and he knew how to do it.  
     
    Thus, the launch of a new start-up and a founder's journey. 
     
    Tim Delisle started his company at just 25 years old. He did his first pitch between college classes, and rather than using a power point or whiteboard, he used a notebook and some sharpies from his backpack. 
     
    On this episode of The Founder Formula, we sat down with Tim to discuss:
     
    - Finding his co-founder at a Hackathon
     
    - Building culture by cooking and eating together 
     
    - Not knowing any VC’s when he started
     
    - 3 keys stages: Seed Stage, Series A, and large growth rounds
     
    - Translating gut instincts into clear communication 
     
    Listen to this and all of The Founder Formula episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 30 min
    From Guitar Hero to Oculus VR: Surviving a Start-Up

    From Guitar Hero to Oculus VR: Surviving a Start-Up

    What happens when you get the chance to sit down with someone who was the co-founder of Oculus VR, and was one of the chief IP leads for the famed Activision franchise Guitar Hero? 
     
    Someone who has made a career out of innovation and knows what it takes to succeed in the startup world?

    You drop everything and have that conversation. 
     
    On the Season 2 kick off episode of The Founder Formula, we sat down with Jack McCauley to talk about:
    - The story of the development of Oculus
    - The soft skills needed to survive in a startup environment
    - Advice for folks who want to hang on to their IP
    - So, so much more
     
     
    Listen to this and all of The Founder Formula episodes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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Great Podcast

Very informative, easy to listen and great personalities. Definitely recommend!

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Great Podcasts

Listening through this series of great questions and discussions! Interesting and innovated discussions that are thought provoking and stimulate how one can make a difference in their business and strategy.

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