10 episodes

The Startup Foundations is a podcast where we talk to founders and entrepreneurs who have launched startups. We have conversations around the hits and misses of navigating the startup world and building a successful company from the ground up. Join me, Greg Miaskiewicz, the host of the Startup Foundations podcast as we dissect topics affecting the startup community and share founders' stories of how they landed their first customers and raised their first checks from investors.

Let the Startup Foundations podcast be the inspiration for your launch!

Startup Foundation‪s‬ Capbase

    • Entrepreneurship

The Startup Foundations is a podcast where we talk to founders and entrepreneurs who have launched startups. We have conversations around the hits and misses of navigating the startup world and building a successful company from the ground up. Join me, Greg Miaskiewicz, the host of the Startup Foundations podcast as we dissect topics affecting the startup community and share founders' stories of how they landed their first customers and raised their first checks from investors.

Let the Startup Foundations podcast be the inspiration for your launch!

    Dorna Moini, CEO and co-founder of Documate

    Dorna Moini, CEO and co-founder of Documate

    This time on Startup Foundations chat with Dorna Moini, who is the CEO and co-founder of Documate, a startup building no-code document solutions for lawyers & law firms.

    Dorna talks about her experience as a lawyer, how she came up with the idea for Documate while doing pro bono work for victims of domestic violence, and how she eventually left her career in law behind to build Documate.
    Dorna talks about how she met her cofounder Michael Joseph years before they started working together on the product.
    Dorna discusses broader trends in the legal services market and how legal tech software can make legal services more accessible in the United States.
    She shares how Documate evolved from a software tool supporting legal aid organizations to a comprehensive no-code platform streamlining data acquisition and contract generation for legal professionals. The conversation concludes with Dorna offering words of wisdom for first-time founders about the importance of getting user feedback for your product when building a new product.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Greg Miaskiewicz, co-founder of Capbase
    https://twitter.com/miaskiewicz

    Guest: Dorna Moini
    https://twitter.com/dorna_moini

    Documate: https://www.documate.org/

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    • 25 min
    Andrew Peterson - Founder & CEO of Signal Sciences

    Andrew Peterson - Founder & CEO of Signal Sciences

    On this episode of Startup Foundations, we talked to Andrew Peterson, CEO & co-founder of Signal Sciences, an edge security solutions company that just sold to Fastly for almost $1B.

    Andrew and Greg discuss the impact that the acquisition had on him and his employees. Andrew also shares his insights on what it takes to build a strong company culture and the challenges he faced as a first-time founder. Andrew chats about the specific challenges of building a startup into a trusted brand in the security industry.

    The episode wraps up with Andrew sharing his experience fundraising for Signal Sciences and how he raised his first investor check for his startup from Michael Dearing at Harrison Metal. Finally, Andrew offers advice for early-stage founders and discusses the importance of building a great team from day 1.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Greg Miaskiewicz, co-founder of Capbase
    https://twitter.com/miaskiewicz

    Guest: Andrew Peterson - Founder & CEO of Signal Sciences
    https://twitter.com/ampeters06

    Signal Sciences
    https://www.signalsciences.com/

    • 26 min
    Shuo Wang - CEO & Founder of Deel

    Shuo Wang - CEO & Founder of Deel

    This time on Startup Foundations we chatted with Shuo Wang, Co-Founder and CRO at Deel - an international payroll & compliance platform for remote hiring.

    Shuo details the beginnings of her startup journey, her first venture inspired by fighting air pollution in China, and what made her decide to move on to founding Deel afterward.

    We also discuss the role of the Y Combinator in getting Deel off the ground and how founders' feedback allowed Shuo and her team to continuously improve their product.

    The conversation then progresses to topics related to the future of work and trends in remote hiring and wraps up with a quick analysis of compliance issues related to recruiting internationally.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Greg Miaskiewicz, co-founder of Capbase
    https://twitter.com/miaskiewicz

    Guest: Shuo Wang
    https://twitter.com/copernicussw

    Deel
    https://www.letsdeel.com/

    • 23 min
    Jude Gomila, CEO and Founder of Golden

    Jude Gomila, CEO and Founder of Golden

    On this episode of Startup Foundation, Jude Gomila, an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and father, joins us to discuss how he is juggling parenthood and being a CEO, as well as his approach to building products and investing in startups.

    Jude discusses his startup, Golden, and how their technology works, as well as the company’s customer base and product development. We also discuss HeyZap, Jude’s previous venture, which was acquired by Fyber in 2016. He talks about moving to Silicon Valley, finding a co-founder, and navigating the company’s exit.

    The conversation wraps up with a quick analysis of the post-pandemic startup landscape and what advice Jude has for people thinking about launching their startups right now.


    CREDITS:

    Host: Greg Miaskiewicz, co-founder of Capbase
    https://twitter.com/miaskiewicz

    Guest: Jude Gomila, Founder/CEO of Golden / Investor 200+ cos: Carta, Gusto, Airtable, Boom, Ginkgo, Benchling, Ironclad, Superhuman, Linear, Relativity.
    https://twitter.com/judegomila

    Golden
    https://golden.com/

    • 51 min
    Maia Bittner, Voice of the Member at Chime Mobile Banking

    Maia Bittner, Voice of the Member at Chime Mobile Banking

    Today on Startup Foundations, we speak with Maia Bittner who is the Voice of the Member at Chime Mobile Banking, which she joined after the acquisition of her third startup, Pinch. Maia is a serial entrepreneur and started her first business at a young age selling goods on eBay. Maia loves technology and has had many roles in her previous startups. In our conversation, we discuss her career trajectory as well as her approach to building startups and recruiting talent.


    CREDITS:

    Host: Greg Miaskiewicz, co-founder of Capbase
    https://twitter.com/miaskiewicz

    Guest: Maia Bittner, Voice of the Member at Chime Mobile Banking
    https://twitter.com/maiab

    Chime Mobile Banking
    https://www.chime.com

    Producer: Gabriel Quiroga

    Music by: Chris Latina
    https://www.discogs.com/artist/4062629-C-Latina
    https://soundcloud.com/articlecollection?ref=clipboard&p=i&c=0

    • 30 min
    Rodney Sampson, Executive Chairman and CEO of Opportunity Hub

    Rodney Sampson, Executive Chairman and CEO of Opportunity Hub

    Today on Startup Foundations, we speak to Rodney Sampson, a serial entrepreneur who is currently the Executive Chairman & CEO of Opportunity Hub. Opportunity Hub is helping create racial equity in the startup ecosystem. Rodney chats with us about how startups and VCs can address racial inequity and build a diverse workforce. We also dive into Rodney's entrepreneurial background and how his startup Multicast Media helped churches broadcast their message on the internet.


    CREDITS:

    Host: Greg Miaskiewicz, co-founder of Capbase
    https://twitter.com/miaskiewicz

    Guest: Rodney Sampson, Executive Chairman & CEO of Opportunity Hub
    https://twitter.com/rodneysampson

    OHUB
    https://opportunityhub.co

    Producer: Gabriel Quiroga

    Music by: Chris Latina
    https://www.discogs.com/artist/4062629-C-Latina

    • 50 min

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