42 episodes

The Early Stage Podcast is devoted to interviewing top entrepreneurs at the Seed and Series A stages of their startups. This project is a deep dive into the initial challenges and breakthroughs driven innovators endure as they build their MVP, launch, raise funding, grow their teams, and find product-market fit.

Early Stage is hosted by John Valentine, Manager of Technology Identification and Communications at Thales, a worldwide leader in aerospace, space, defense, transportation, and security. A two-time Founder and early employee at venture-backed mobile payments startup LevelUp, John has deep experience launching new products, building systems, and scaling. In his current role, John embraces the opportunity to support hundreds of high-growth startups each year in much the same way as the innovation ecosystem helped him.

The Early Stage Podcast John Valentine

    • Business
    • 5.0, 40 Ratings

The Early Stage Podcast is devoted to interviewing top entrepreneurs at the Seed and Series A stages of their startups. This project is a deep dive into the initial challenges and breakthroughs driven innovators endure as they build their MVP, launch, raise funding, grow their teams, and find product-market fit.

Early Stage is hosted by John Valentine, Manager of Technology Identification and Communications at Thales, a worldwide leader in aerospace, space, defense, transportation, and security. A two-time Founder and early employee at venture-backed mobile payments startup LevelUp, John has deep experience launching new products, building systems, and scaling. In his current role, John embraces the opportunity to support hundreds of high-growth startups each year in much the same way as the innovation ecosystem helped him.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

BostonElle ,

Fantastic

Awesome insight into the Boston innovation ecosystem. It's always interesting hearing how companies start. The host John also has a pleasant voice and does a great job engaging the speaker. It's sometimes difficult to make engineers sound interesting to non tech folks and somehow, John has managed to do well with this so far.

J. Barshop ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

John and his guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content on how to learn from your setbacks to become a better business leader and (more importantly) a better overall person.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Early Stage Podcast if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to become the very best version of yourself (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!

GailAV ,

Love the depth of insights

Early stage founders have it pretty rough, and this podcast is smartly being real about the startup journey. I love hearing about the struggles and wins from the founders, and the audio quality has gotten better and better

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