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Code Story - March 2022
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In their prior roles, Brandy had pitched a client to Ryan for his podcast. As Ryan describes it, she's a great networker and "instigator". When they both had the itch to do a new project, they looked to podcasting. And after some initial validation, they confirmed that they had stumbled upon a need.
Josh Campbell is the founder and CEO of protein supplement brand Human Improvement and wine brand So Gay Rose. Formerly a Starbucks Executive and President of cannabis wellness company Dosist, Josh has founded, funded, built, and exited multiple startups in the consumer packaged goods space.
Hywel and his co-founders dreamed about a way to distill down the distinct learning moments for you, leading you to the point of inception for skills and wisdom. Their passion for this topic led them to build a way to develop developers, in an incremental, personalized way.
Post Facebook, John set out to ask the question to his prior colleagues that had left, about the tools they missed the most. The tool that kept coming up in conversation was a tool to manage incidents. So he decided to build this platform, named after an ancient Japanese philosophy.
While teaching at the university, Dr. Jones came across a student’s idea to provide security around her identify. In addition to that, he had recently gone through a lengthy background check process, which required the re-verification of several bits of information. He decided to solve both of the problems, by creating a solution using the blockchain.
Dr. Edvard "Eddie" Engeseath, MD is the Co-founder of a tele-health startup Nurx, angel investor, startup advisor, and a former family physician. He founded Nurx to make prescription birth control more accessible.
Tommy worked his way up and through the Quiznos organization, specifically landing in ops services. When Quiznos took a turn for the worst, he was tasked with figuring out audit reporting. Through his time there, and through some consulting, he created a solution that got the attention of Which Wich... and validated that the market wanted his solution.
During his time at Adobe, Verl noticed a problem emerging with his exposure to acquisitions. He saw that the acquisitions were merging at the process level, but were not doing this down to the data level.
In this preview, Jacob talks with Keenan Wyrobek, the co-founder of a drone company called Zipline. The company has been building and deploying drones in Rwanda and Ghana for years. Now they're trying to solve a surprisingly hard problem: How do they make drone delivery work in the United States?
Benjamin Balazs is the Co-founder & CTO of Mentorcam. At the age of 15, Benjamin taught himself how to code and hasn't stopped since. Before co-founding Mentorcam, he single-handedly designed and developed apps for companies like Lamborghini, Visa, and Maserati.
During their post graduate studies, Panos and his co-founders built many products in the learning space, as they were crafty and could implement the things they were imagining. During their time, they shared the passion to create products that impacted the masses, and enabled them to learn better.
Jim found himself in an opportune position, to join a company and not only bring it back to life, but to take advantage of a massive global connectivity solution, providing managed network services for over 140 multi-national companies. The question he was hired to answer was - how do we combine infrastructure with software?
Max Samuel is a venture capitalist and lawyer. He formerly worked at Thiel Capital, Wilson Sonsini and Credit Suisse. A graduate of Yale, Penn Law School and Wharton, Max is passionate about mentoring both startup founders and people looking to break into the VC industry.
Prior to his current venture, Ev created Mailgun - one of the top transactional email platforms out there - which he eventually sold to Rackspace. During his time scaling Mailgun, and working for Rackspace, he started to feel the pain of logging into multiple cloud services - so much so, that he decided to consolidate these connections into a single platform.
He started out his current venture, he started out in the B2C space. When they weren’t seeing the user growth they needed, they pivoted their capabilities fit the enterprise, over the average Joe consumer… with the mission of making enterprises successful. In doing so, they realized that it wasn’t just the application – it was the process.
Rune is an expert in funding your startup, and is a multi time founder. Prior to Mentorcam, he founded three startups and had one successful exit. He has raised millions of dollars in venture capital from top tier Silicon Valley VCs and high-profile angel investors, and also took Mentorcam through Y Combinator.
After taking a trip to reset, Brian's mind kept coming back to a problem he faced while attempting to launch the marketplace - and it was surrounding managing environment variables and secrets. And his community of developers confirmed the need.