14 episodes

If you’re a founder building a company you’re going to eventually have to start hiring executives to help you scale. The people you bring into your leadership team can make or break your startup.

In each episode we’ll be speaking with a founder or expert, as we discuss the art & science of hiring leaders, why it matters, and how you can keep up.

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If you’re a founder building a company you’re going to eventually have to start hiring executives to help you scale. The people you bring into your leadership team can make or break your startup.

In each episode we’ll be speaking with a founder or expert, as we discuss the art & science of hiring leaders, why it matters, and how you can keep up.

    The New World of Work, with Jay Fulcher, Operating Partner at Cheyenne Ventures

    The New World of Work, with Jay Fulcher, Operating Partner at Cheyenne Ventures

    In this episode of The Gradience Podcast, Nigel is joined by Jay Fulcher, Operating Partner at Cheyenne Ventures. He is a three times CEO, author, board member, advisor, and entrepreneur. Previously CEO at TriNet Zenefits, where he led an impressive turnaround. Before that, he was CEO at Ooyala, an online video company that brought in the personalized Cloud TV era. Before that, he was CEO of Agile Software, an enterprise software company pioneering product lifecycle management. He is also the author of the five-time bestseller: "People Operations: Automate HR, Design a Great Employee Experience, and Unleash Your Workforce".

    • 40 min
    The Key to Hiring Great Executives in Early Stage Companies with Chandan Lodha, Co-founder of CoinTracker

    The Key to Hiring Great Executives in Early Stage Companies with Chandan Lodha, Co-founder of CoinTracker

    Since it enables limitless dissemination at very little cost, the internet has upended almost every major sector predicated on distribution routes. At least half of the founders' time should be spent on recruitment to develop the best possible workforce. Joining us this week to explore this topic is Chandan Lodha, Co-founder of CoinTracker, a company with the mission to increase the world's financial freedom and prosperity.

    • 39 min
    The Impact of First Hires on Seed Stage Companies, with Matt Birnbaum, Talent Partner at Pear VC

    The Impact of First Hires on Seed Stage Companies, with Matt Birnbaum, Talent Partner at Pear VC

    Creating blueprints or playbooks for founders is one of VCs' numerous responsibilities regarding talent. Operationalizing assists you learn how to support several companies simultaneously. Therefore, rather than spending five to ten hours with a founder, you spend thirty to sixty minutes with a playbook or blueprint. Finding and hiring the most qualified candidates for a position does not adhere to a "one size fits all" model. Early-stage businesses need VCs that can rapidly examine their existing conditions and key obstacles and then use this knowledge to develop a strategy that matches their specific needs.

    • 43 min
    The Role of Data Science in Early Stage Companies, with Kevin Novak, Managing Partner & Founder at Rackhouse Venture Capital

    The Role of Data Science in Early Stage Companies, with Kevin Novak, Managing Partner & Founder at Rackhouse Venture Capital

    Joining us this week to explore this topic is Kevin Novak, Managing Partner & Founder at Rackhouse Venture Capital, an early-stage VC fund that backs data founders, regardless of sector or geography. Before that, he was an angel investor at Jigsaw Venture; an early-stage venture fund focused on founders and firms that sit at the intersection of AI and ML and the real world. Before that, he was at Renegade Partners, a VC firm that helps founders navigate the pivotal phase of their development. And before this, he was head of data science at Uber during their early days.

    • 47 min
    Prioritizing Culture with Riley Ennis, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of Freenome

    Prioritizing Culture with Riley Ennis, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of Freenome

    Many founders speak to specific actions that enabled the growth of their companies in their respective industries. Some tips might apply in all sectors, while others are specific to certain industries. Here, Riley Ennis of Freenome shares actionable steps that have worked for him in healthcare.

    • 46 min
    The Recruiter's Journey with Gia Scinto, Partner at Launch Search Partners and Growth Advisor/Expert at Y Combinator

    The Recruiter's Journey with Gia Scinto, Partner at Launch Search Partners and Growth Advisor/Expert at Y Combinator

    In this episode of The Gradience Podcast, Nigel is joined by Gia Scinto, Partner at Launch Search Partners and Growth Advisor/Expert at Y Combinator.

    If you’re interested in the strategies for a successful recruitment process, the fundamentals of onboarding diverse talents, or generally building portfolios that could plug into the recruitment space, tune in to this episode of The Gradience Podcast

    • 39 min

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