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Each week, GrowthCap‘s RJ Lumba speaks with a CEO, investor or other key industry leader to uncover insights and strategies for accelerating growth and succeeding in business.

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Each week, GrowthCap‘s RJ Lumba speaks with a CEO, investor or other key industry leader to uncover insights and strategies for accelerating growth and succeeding in business.

    Conquering The Knowledge Economy: Kajabi President Sean Kim

    Conquering The Knowledge Economy: Kajabi President Sean Kim

    In this episode, we speak with Sean Kim, President and Chief Product Officer of Kajabi, an all-in-one knowledge commerce platform.  

    Kajabi is used by both seasoned business owners and first-time knowledge entrepreneurs. It has helped its customers generate over $3.5 billion in sales and reach  nearly 60 million people across the globe with their valuable educational content. 

    Prior to joining Kajabi, Sean was Head of Product at TikTok and before that was Global Head of Product for Retention for Amazon Prime.

    Kajabi has raised over $550 million in funding and is backed by TPG, Tiger Global, Spectrum Equity and other notable investors.

    I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 20 min
    Partners For The Long Run: Silversmith Capital Partners’ Jeff Crisan

    Partners For The Long Run: Silversmith Capital Partners’ Jeff Crisan

    In this episode, we speak with Jeff Crisan, who co-founded Silversmith Capital Partners in 2015. In his role as a Managing Partner, Jeff focuses on investments in Healthcare IT & Services. Jeff was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.

    Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm focused on partnering with and supporting the best entrepreneurs in growing technology and healthcare companies. Since its founding in 2015, the firm has raised four funds and has $3.3 billion of capital under management. 

    With more than 20 years investing experience, Jeff has led many of the firm’s key healthcare investments including Iodine Health, LifeStance Health (Nasdaq: LFST), MediQuant, Nordic, Panalgo (acquired by MMIT/Evaluate), Partners Surgical, Sound Physicians, Upperline Health, US Health Partners and Within3. 

    I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

     

    • 21 min
    Private Equity Excellence: Bain Capital’s Chris Gordon and Devin O’Reilly

    Private Equity Excellence: Bain Capital’s Chris Gordon and Devin O’Reilly

    In this episode, we speak with Chris Gordon and Devin O’Reilly who lead Bain Capital’s healthcare investing efforts and have been working closely together for 17 years. Chris also co-heads Bain Capital’s overall North American private equity business.

    Chris and Devin were each recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.
     
    Since joining Bain Capital in 1997, Chris has been actively involved in nearly all of the firm’s healthcare investing activity, and also helped launch Bain Capital’s dedicated life sciences investing effort in 2016.
     
    Devin joined the firm in 2005.  Previously, he served healthcare industry clients as a consultant at Bain & Co., and also held general management positions in the technology industry. 
     
    Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $160 billion in assets under management. The firm pioneered the value-added approach to investing and has been at the forefront of growth investing since its founding in 1984. 
     
    I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 21 min
    Top Healthcare Investor: HealthQuest’s Garheng Kong

    Top Healthcare Investor: HealthQuest’s Garheng Kong

    In this episode, we speak with Garheng Kong, Managing Partner and Founder of HealthQuest Capital, a leading healthcare focused growth equity firm.  HealthQuest invests in commercial stage innovations across the healthcare spectrum from medical devices and technologies to biopharma and diagnostics, and beyond.

    Garheng founded HealthQuest in 2012.  He is a physician, scientist, and engineer by training, and has over two decades of experience investing in innovative healthcare companies with a long list of successes including 28 IPO and M&A exits. 

    Garheng received undergraduate degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Stanford, while on an athletic scholarship. He then earned a MD, PhD and MBA from Duke University, graduating at the top of his class in each instance. His early career included stints at GlaxoSmithKline, McKinsey and a medical device start-up, TherOx, before joining Intersouth Partners and then Sofinnova Investments.

    Garheng was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.

    I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 19 min
    The Standard for Data Integration: Airbyte CEO Michel Tricot

    The Standard for Data Integration: Airbyte CEO Michel Tricot

    In this episode, we speak with Michel Tricot, Co-Founder & CEO of Airbyte, the new open-source data integration platform that syncs data from applications, APIs & databases to data warehouses, lakes and other destinations.

    Airbyte is backed by Accel, Benchmark, and Altimeter Capital, among other investors.  The company has raised over $180 million since its founding in 2020.

    Prior to founding Airbyte, Michel was a Founding Member & Director of Engineering at rideOS and before that was the Director of Engineering for LiveRamp.  

    I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 17 min
    Securing Your Identity: Persona CEO Rick Song

    Securing Your Identity: Persona CEO Rick Song

    In this episode, we speak with Rick Song, Co-Founder & CEO of Persona, a company that enables businesses to seamlessly verify customer identities with a drop-in widget that can be integrated in less than 10 lines of code.

    Persona is backed by Founders Fund, Index Ventures, and Coatue among other investors.  The company has raised over $200 million since its founding in 2018.

    Prior to founding Persona, Rick was an engineer at Square and during college was a  KPCB Engineering Fellow. 

    I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

    • 22 min

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