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Code Story - May 2022
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Post the Google acquisition of his prior startup, Stack Driver, Izzy and his co-founder were looking to get back into early stage. After interviewing a number of engineering leaders, they noticed a trend - while software development was speeding up, QA was becoming a bottleneck in the SDLC.
George has been in the health tech space for some time. When he started working on a pace maker, he interviewed surgeons who were working on patient with metabolic illnesses. Seeing these illnesses, which are lifestyle driven, was very formative for his mission to automate a healthy lifestyle.
In his prior profession as a lawyer, Savarth thoroughly understood how contracts were done. He also noticed how little tech adoption was present, which directly impacted the effectiveness of contract management in general. He figured it was only a matter of time before this industry - his industry, was disrupted by tech.
After selling his prior company, which was heavy in the broadcast media space, Kirk ended up at General Motors. He started to learn about media data, and the value of getting the media data into computer vision algorithms. Five years later, he realized that no one had created a platform to do this yet... and he got started building it, on nights and weekends, first for podcast discovery.
After Beier left Hootsuite, he was interested in getting back into the startup life and solving a new problem. He got together with his now co-founder, and a particular problem stood out to him - the difficulty in building a successful career within the startup ecosystem. He was puzzled to see great talent leaving the startup eco-system, and he wanted to fix it, through a private, professional network
Prior to his current ventures formation, Patrick and the other three partners had two software products and other companies they were building. Between them all, there were two dev teams... and in the interest of making a bigger impact in their space, they decided to join forces, and form one team.
Or quickly found himself annoyed with having to build and rebuild permission sets, or authorization, into every solution he made. Since he couldn't find someone doing it, he decided to create a permissions solution... for the last time.
Stephanie didn't know what sort of business she wanted to start. That was until her brother got frustrated with looking for a job, and together, they figured out there must be another way. They did some research, and used their knowledge of popular dating apps, to create a simple, swipe-able platform.
In his prior startup, he went through the painstaking process of becoming SOC2 certified. This experience stuck with him - so much so, that when he and his co-founder ventured out to start something new, they decided to create something to make this easier.
Along his journey, Stephen realized that his friends didn't have access to the same money management tools and strategies that institutional investors had. He became inspired to offer these types of investment tools to the average person.
Post graduation, the job Jimmy had lined up got cancelled. Last minute, he joined some alumni slack channels and sent a cold message to his now co-founder. He found himself fascinated by the idea of giving cash back to people for paying their rent.