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Raising $9.5M from Insight Partners to disrupt "GovTech" with Mike Weiland, Co founder and CEO of Govly
Mike Weiland, Co founder and CEO of Govly, joins the show to talk about
Why selling to the government is really hard and how Govly makes that easier for businesses contracting with the government.Raising $9.5M Series A from Insight, fundraising for a government tech startup, and the advantages of picking a more unique venture vertical that is recession proof.Raising the bar and challenging employees to achieve more, and how Govly did that to hit their revenue milestones ahead of raising their Series A.Founder/VC fit, and some of the proof points that validated that Insight was the right partner to help Govly scale its company.
The future of "home automation" with Navneet Dalal, CEO and Co-founder of Matic, bringing AI & cutting edge robotics into your homes starting with the world's most advanced floor cleaner
Navneet Dalal, CEO and Co founder of Matic joins the show to talk about
Being an early mover and pioneer in computer vision and deep learning.Moving beyond an interface and a good product to build a lasting, sustainable business.Being acquired by Google, working for Tony Fadell and with the Nest team, and the insight that led to Matic.The "human sensor stack" and how it intersects with the "robot sensor stack", and why Matic started with cleaning the floors.Picking an existing market and the importance of building a "minimum loveable product".
It's for the kids!! ClassDojo CEO and Co founder, Sam Chaudhary on the problems and potential in early stage education.
Sam Chaudhary, Co founder and CEO of ClassDojo, joins the show to talk about
Where early stage education is falling short, and Sam's experience building the largest community for teachers, parents, and kids to thrive in the educational system. The process Sam and his co founder Liam went through to unlock PM fit for ClassDojo.The jobs left to be solved in education, reflecting on the COVID home school experience, and how ClassDojo is expanding into the Virtual Learning Experience to solve the jobs that the classroom won't (or can't do well).
Going from 0 to 1 in Health Care with Siva Namasivayam, CEO of Cohere Health
Siva Namasivayam, Co founder and CEO of Cohere Health, joins the show to talk about
Starting companies in chaos and a family full of MDs.The inefficiencies that exist in the operational side of Health Care.Identifying early adopters and the nuances of doing that in a more conservative market like Health Care.Raising capital in health care and the traction you need and expectations you need to set before going out to raise capital in Health Care.
"Death tech", the business behind death, and building an "honor based" mindset with Mallory Greene, Co founder and CEO of Eirene Cremations
Mallory Greene, Co founder and CEO of Eirene Cremations, joins the show to talk about
"Death tech" and growing up in a family business centered on death.Why death is a great business, and the metrics that matter when raising capital in the Death Tech spaceBuilding an "honor based" mindset to servicing the families who have lost loved ones.
The assumptions and excuses founders make from in-office culture, hiring the right C-Suite, and building from Cyprus with Tony Jamous, CEO of Oyster
Tony Jamous, Co founder and CEO of Oyster, joins the show to talk about
Globe trotting from Lebanon to France to Cyprus, and the pains of starting a globally distributed business and the founding story of Oyster.The assumptions and excuses of an in-person office cultureA purpose driven approach to company building, and why Tony built Oyster as a B Corp.Hiring the right people for the C-suite, and how Tony has approached executive hiring at Oyster.
Justin is an excellent host! I had the pleasure of coming on to the show as a guest, and I must say I was blown away by the quality of the podcast.
From pre-recording steps, to the episode itself, he asked me very insightful questions that enabled me to share interesting info on the show.
I highly recommend the podcast to any founder.
Love this show
Not only is it exciting to hear foundational stories from probably the smartest people on the planet, but it’s illuminating to get a peek inside a true “strength of network” relationship as Justin brings friends and colleagues from his years as a professional, role models, and peers across verticals. It really proves how good Justin is in his field, and why he’s so perfect in this role as host.
Justin is a great interviewer and earns a listen. Engaging, informational and doesn’t ramble for an hour on 15 min of content like many others. Keep it up Justin!