Welcome to My Biggest Lesson, the podcast that brings you the key learnings from the most influential founders, executives and investors in the Colorado tech community.
Hosts, Adam Burrows and Chris Erickson, are the founders of Range Ventures - an early stage venture firm based in Denver. Listen to a series of conversations featuring the leaders of successful startups in Colorado and beyond. You’ll learn about their life, career, and the most important lesson they’ve learned along the way.
Find out more about what they're up to at Range.VC at https://www.range.vc/
Connect with Adam and Chris and the Range VC team on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/range-ventures/
Alison Lange Engel: Defining Success and Crafting Your Unique Path
This week Chris speaks with Alison Lange Engel, a partner at Greycroft, a based in Denver VC firm where she focuses on early-stage investments across fintech, enterprise, and education
Matanya Horowitz: Align Product-Market Fit with Customer Needs
This week Adam speaks with Dr. Matanya Horowitz the founder and CEO of AMP Robotics, an industrial AI and robotics company applying automation to modernize recycling and waste industry.
Godard Abel: Be a Conscious Leader
In this episode, Godard shares how his first company inspired him to create G2, his perspectives on the evolution and differences in the SAAS and tech ecosystems in Colorado compared to Silicon Valley, and how his biggest lesson helped ease the burden on anxiety.
Jake Bolling: Be Impatient with Inputs and Patient with Outputs
In this episode, Jake talks about how fixing a problem with a bankrupt gas can company he bought led to the launch of Skupos, what prompted him to grow his company in Colorado's emerging tech scene, and how his biggest lesson taught him the value of trusting the process.
Topher Marie: Focus on What you Can Control
In this episode, Topher shares what got him started in startups, his thoughts on why Colorado is attractive to top talent, and the value in focusing on what's within your control.
Fred Kneip: When to Fire Someone
This week Adam speaks with Fred Kneip, the founder and CEO of CyberGRX, the first third-party global cyber risk management exchange. Prior to starting CyberGRX, Fred held management positions at Bridgewater Associates and Mckinsey & Co. While under his leadership as CEO, CyberGRX’s has raised nearly $100 Million from investors such as Google Ventures, Blackstone and others. On this episode Fred shares what lead him to move his company from New York to Colorado plus examples of the differences in the startup ecosystems, and advice on firing senior level employees
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CyberGRX - https://www.cybergrx.com/
Check out more about what we're up to at Range.vc
Connect with hosts Adam and Chris and the Range VC team on LinkedIn
A great listen
Very interesting and enjoyable lessons from entrepreneurs in Colorado, which doesn’t always get the same attention as the tech scenes on the coasts.
Great podcast and nice to hear some insights from different types of entrepreneurs.
As a member of the “Colorado tech community”, it’s great to see our entrepreneurs featured on a podcast. I found the lessons in both of the episodes to be immediately applicable to thinking about my goals and outcomes. Excited to hear more!