Interviews with successful entrepreneurs, many of whom have built and sold companies, featuring lessons learned in the process and advice for others wishing to become entrepreneurs. This podcast is a product of Silicon Hills News, a six year old technology news site covering companies and people in the Austin and San Antonio technology region in Texas.
Kelsey August, Super Angel and managing director of DealFlowNow
Kelsey August is the founding managing director of Austin-based DealFlowNow, a new VC firm that plans to invest $60 million into early-stage companies. August is also a super angel investor with forty active portfolio companies and a serial entrepreneur who founded Lone Star Direct, a marketing firm when she was 24.
Petr Marek, Co-Founder of Invoice Home
In 2011, Petr Marek co-founded Invoice Home, formerly known as Wikilane, with Jiri Hradil.
Invoice Home provides invoice generating software designed for the invoicing needs of small businesses, freelancers, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
They’ve grown the company to more than 8 million accounts worldwide and last January, Invoice Home relocated its headquarters to WeWork on Congress in Austin.
The company was attracted by Austin’s tech scene, quality of life, music scene, and access to talent, Marek said.
The company is bootstrapped and caters to small businesses with most of its customers outside the U.S. Marek sold a Fintech company which he created in 1992 in the Czech Republic that focuses on montages brokers and insurance.
In this episode of Ideas to Invoices, Marek discusses his entrepreneurial journey, hurdles the company has overcome, opportunities, management style and more that has contributed to the company's success.
Alex Theuma, Founder and CEO of Saastock
Alex Theuma is the Founder & CEO of SaaStock, an events and media company focused on supporting B2B SaaS founders to gain traction, grow and scale their businesses. In 2015, Alex began SaaScribe, a blog focused on all things SaaS, which quickly developed into a podcast, The SaaS Revolution Show, and eventually launched SaaStock, the world's only SaaS festival. Today SaaStock comprises two world-famous SaaS festivals, Dublin & Austin, local meetups across the globe, an exclusive founders-only membership program, educational content, and more.
Madhu Basu, CEO and Founder of Unnanu
Madhu Basu is the founder of Unnanu, a tech startup from Austin that helps businesses by using a patented contextual weighted keyword search. The company currently provides a simple solution for businesses to have resumes mapped to jobs contextually. Previously, Basu founded and served as CEO of PMCS Services, which provided IT consulting, staffing, and solution services for more than 16 years. He also co-founded IntegrateUS, Prachas Technologies, and The Fresh Vegetable Package company.
Josh Wilson, CEO of SciPlay
Josh Wilson is SciPlay's Chief Executive Officer. The company makes social casino games like Jackpot Party Casino and Goldfish Casino and others. Wilson recently moved to Austin where SciPlay has a large office. In this episode, he talks about the company’s current outlook and plans for the future.
Nick Soman, Founder and CEO of Decent
Nick Soman is the founder and CEO of Austin-based Decent, a startup that offers affordable healthcare plans, low-cost payroll and HR to businesses. Nick is a serial entrepreneur. He sold his first company to Napster, and has worked to build the Kindle at Amazon and the growth team at Gusto. In this episode, Nick talks about why he founded Decent and its mission to bring affordable healthcare to everyone.
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