10 episodes

Conversations with leading startups and investors on what it takes to build and scale from the earliest days.

Funders & Founders Jared Klee

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Conversations with leading startups and investors on what it takes to build and scale from the earliest days.

    9. Will Ross, Federato - RiskOps for Insurers

    9. Will Ross, Federato - RiskOps for Insurers

    Today's guest is Will Ross, Co-Founder & CEO at Federato, an insurance technology startup. The company’s RiskOps solution for property and casualty and speciality insurers uses artificial intelligence and dynamic optimization to help insurers better utilize their existing data investments to balance risk and growth, and incorporate organizational goals at the portfolio level. We discuss how Will rapidly developed deep domain expertise, what it means to be underwriter-centric, and how Federato helps insurers optimize risk exposures at both the case and portfolio levels. Please enjoy this conversation with Will Ross.

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    • 34 min
    8. Miguel Fernández, Capchase - Non-Dilutive Growth Financing

    8. Miguel Fernández, Capchase - Non-Dilutive Growth Financing

    Today's guest is Miguel Fernández, Co-Founder & CEO of Capchase, non-dilutive financing to turn recurring revenue into flexible growth financing for SaaS startups. We discuss Capchase's unfair data advantage and how that underpins their underwriting success, why the company has focused exclusively on financing technology startups, and how thinking strategically about cost of capital is a secret weapon for successful startup founders. Please enjoy this conversation with Miguel Fernández.

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    • 45 min
    7. Carmelle Cadet, EMTECH - Modern Central Banking

    7. Carmelle Cadet, EMTECH - Modern Central Banking

    Today's guest is Carmelle Cadet, Founder and CEO of EMTECH, an award winning central bank technology platform. EMTECH is bringing modern technology including fully digital regulatory sandboxes powered by APIs to central banks around the world. With initial clients in the Caribbean and Africa, the company's delivering on a vision that's as thoughtful about expanding financial inclusion as it is about helping central banks innovate. Please enjoy this conversation with Carmelle Cadet.

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    • 34 min
    6. Pat O'Meara, Inveniam - Operating System for Data

    6. Pat O'Meara, Inveniam - Operating System for Data

    Today's guest is Pat O'Meara, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Inveniam, a startup that provides data integrity and price discovery for infrequently traded assets. We discuss why bad data leads to mispriced assets in commercial real estate and other private markets, how the company's software is unlocking trapped capital for major firms like Cushman and Wakefield and CBRE, and how the company uses blockchain to create a verifiable audit trail for every data point. Please enjoy this conversation with Pat O'Meara.

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    • 43 min
    5. Stephan Cizmar, Lorimer Ventures - Empathy

    5. Stephan Cizmar, Lorimer Ventures - Empathy

    Stephan Cizmar is Co-Founder and General Partner at Lorimer Ventures, a thematically focused, pre-seed through Series A venture capital firm. Lorimer has a unique operating partner first, investor second approach that relies on a deeply empathetic understanding of the founder and what it takes to build and scale great companies. We discuss what it means to dream with the entrepreneur, the role empathy plays in investing and building, and explore focus themes including Industry 4.0 and Commerce. Please enjoy this conversation with Stephan Cizmar.

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    • 55 min
    4. Matt Mullenax, Huron - Brand Building

    4. Matt Mullenax, Huron - Brand Building

    Today's guest is Matt Mullenax, Co-Founder and CEO at Huron, a direct-to-consumer men's care startup. In a category that can be unfamiliar and uncomfortable to talk about, Matt's built a remarkable brand. By marrying award-winning products with a deeply personal brand that both invites in customers as creative partners and wears some of the awkwardness for them, Matt's scaled Huron to over 5000 five-star reviews and many thousands more repeat customers. We cover a lot of ground, from doing things that don't scale like sending bagels to customers to keeping the brand fresh despite 18-month product cycles. Matt shares a lot of knowledge on what it means to build a brand and deeply know your customers.

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    • 32 min

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Jared here. Thanks for listening! We've got an awesome lineup of more funders & founders in the coming weeks. Reach out to me on Twitter and leave comments here on who you'd like to see on the show next.

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