39 episodes

Think Like a Founder is a series of conversations with leaders, thinkers, inventors, revolutionaries, problem-solvers, and smart, nice people. Hosted by Maureen Taylor, co-founder of SNP Communications, this podcast dives deeper into a founder’s mindset and mentality -- what makes them tick? The curiosity. The relentlessness. The crazy. The sacrifice. The loneliness. Host, Maureen Taylor (or Mo, as most know her) started SNP Communications with her husband, Renn Vara more than 25 years ago, during the birth of Silicon Valley. Since then, they've been behind the scenes, supporting the world's top companies to grow and mature through the art of authentic communication.Mo looks at what it means to think like a founder. Why? Because, she believes great leaders can change the world.

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Think Like a Founder is a series of conversations with leaders, thinkers, inventors, revolutionaries, problem-solvers, and smart, nice people. Hosted by Maureen Taylor, co-founder of SNP Communications, this podcast dives deeper into a founder’s mindset and mentality -- what makes them tick? The curiosity. The relentlessness. The crazy. The sacrifice. The loneliness. Host, Maureen Taylor (or Mo, as most know her) started SNP Communications with her husband, Renn Vara more than 25 years ago, during the birth of Silicon Valley. Since then, they've been behind the scenes, supporting the world's top companies to grow and mature through the art of authentic communication.Mo looks at what it means to think like a founder. Why? Because, she believes great leaders can change the world.

    038: Jon Dahl - Co-Founder and CEO of Mux

    038: Jon Dahl - Co-Founder and CEO of Mux

    On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Jon Dahl, Co-Founder and CEO of Mux. They talk about democratizing videos, balancing confidence with a growth mindset, and having a purpose beyond your company.

    Mux’s API makes it easier for developers to build their dream video experience. They offer a number of essential streaming services, as well as high-quality data to power video streaming around the world. Before Mux, Jon co-founded Zencoder and was the VP of Technology at Brightcove. Both are companies in the world of online video. Jon also has a graduate degree in philosophy and theology.

    Learn more about Mux on their website https://mux.com.

    Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like A Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at https://snpnet.com/tlaf/ or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

    Series Producer: Mike Sullivan
    Sound Design: Marc Ream 
    Content and Scripting: Jaselin Drown
    Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
    Thanks also to Róisín Hunt, Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

    • 15 min
    037: Noor Siddiqui - Founder and CEO of Orchid

    037: Noor Siddiqui - Founder and CEO of Orchid

    On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Noor Siddiqui, Founder and CEO of Orchid. They talk about parental autonomy, radical candor paired with radical kindness, and getting people to talk off-script.

    Orchid helps couples have healthy babies through genetic testing. Their goal is to take away some of the scary unknowns of having a child. Before founding Orchid, Noor founded Remedy, a digital health company that helped doctors get instant answers from specialists. She received an M.S/B.S in Computer Science from Stanford, taught a class there on Reproductive Technology, and did AI and genomics research with Anshul Kundaje and Sebastian Thrun. 

    Learn more about Noor on her website: https://noorsiddiqui.com

    Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like A Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at https://snpnet.com/tlaf/ or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

    Series Producer: Mike Sullivan
    Sound Design: Marc Ream 
    Content and Scripting: Jaselin Drown
    Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
    Thanks also to Róisín Hunt, Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

    • 15 min
    036: James Connolly - Founder and CEO of Villa

    036: James Connolly - Founder and CEO of Villa

    On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with James Connolly, Co-Founder and CEO of Villa. They talk about taking the path of minimal regret, knowing your first idea won’t be your best, and building a team to lean into your strengths.

    Villa builds high-quality, prefab accessory dwelling units efficiently and for a low cost. Their mission is to help solve the housing crisis through a visionary plan and hard work. Before co-founding Villa, James co-founded Olive, a company that attempted to create a network of sleeping pods across underutilized parking lots to solve the housing crisis among the “commuting workforce.” James attended UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

    Learn more about Villa on their website: https://villahomes.com

    Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like A Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at https://snpnet.com/tlaf/ or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

    Series Producer: Mike Sullivan
    Sound Design: Marc Ream 
    Content and Scripting: Jaselin Drown
    Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
    Thanks also to Róisín Hunt, Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

    • 18 min
    035: Amy Yin - Founder and CEO of OfficeTogether

    035: Amy Yin - Founder and CEO of OfficeTogether

    On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Amy Yin, Founder and CEO of OfficeTogether. They talk about being raised to start a business, using failure as a starting point, and making your career just one aspect of your life.
    OfficeTogether helps businesses realize the full potential of a flexible workplace by using software to bring employees together safely and effectively. Amy Yin has been a software engineer for ten years working at companies like Coinbase, Hired, Inc., and Facebook. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Harvard where she also co-founded the Harvard Women in Computer Science community. 
    Learn more about Office Together on their website: https://www.officetogether.com/
    Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like A Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at https://snpnet.com/tlaf/ or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 
    Series Producer: Mike Sullivan
    Sound Design: Marc Ream 
    Content and Scripting: Jaselin Drown
    Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
    Thanks also to Róisín Hunt, Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

    • 12 min
    034: Lyndsay Rush and Allie LeFevere - Co-Founders of Obedient Agency

    034: Lyndsay Rush and Allie LeFevere - Co-Founders of Obedient Agency

    On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Lyndsay Rush and Allie LeFevere, Co-Founders of Obedient Agency. They talk about integrity, asking “why not?” instead of “why?” and not playing a coward’s game.
    Obedient is a humor branding and marketing agency that uses strategic fun to turn businesses into unforgettable brands. They seek to bring more levity, positivity, and personality into both marketing and the world. Prior to founding Obedient, Allie and Lyndsay both ran their own businesses. Allie founded Shameless.ly, a strategy-packed hub to help businesses build compelling, risk-taking brands, and Lynsday ran a copywriting business, working for brands like Chick-fil-A, The Dallas Cowboys, and Argent. 
    Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like A Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at https://snpnet.com/tlaf/ or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 
    Series Producer: Mike Sullivan
    Sound Design: Marc Ream 
    Content and Scripting: Jaselin Drown
    Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
    Thanks also to Róisín Hunt, Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

    • 15 min
    033: Jaz Banga - Co-Founder and CEO of Airspace Systems

    033: Jaz Banga - Co-Founder and CEO of Airspace Systems

    On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Jaz Banga, Co-Founder and CEO of Airspace Systems. They talk about taking apart toys as a kid, being the kind of person who runs towards an explosion, and the importance of giving yourself time to reflect. 

    Airspace is an industry leader in airspace security - leveraging drones, AI, and machine learning to secure our skies. They believe drones will improve our ability to respond to emergencies, do business, and deliver essential services. Prior to founding Airspace in 2015, Jaz was involved in the founding of four companies: Connected Patents, ProximityWare, Feeva Technology, and UnwireNow. In addition to building several companies, Jaz holds 55 patents on subjects like internet connectivity and drone guidance systems.

    Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like A Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at https://snpnet.com/tlaf/ or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

    Series Producer: Roisin Hunt
    Sound Design: Marc Ream 
    Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan and Jaselin Drown
    Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
    Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

    • 17 min

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Mantissa3 ,

Great Episode!

Mr. Morris is articulate and clear about a very important topic! I’m so glad he has shared his perspective in this very transparent manner. Thank you

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