Neil Patel

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Ben Sigelman is a Co-founder & CEO at LightStep, which is a company that makes complex microservice applications more transparent and reliable. The company has raised over 70 million from top-tier investors like Sequoia Capital, Redpoint, Harrison Metal, Cowboy Ventures, and Altimeter Capital, to name a few.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Ben and his cofounders shortlisted startup ideas
  • How kids change your outlook of life and work
  • How to play the cards you’ve been dealt
  • Minimizing stress by reframing the situation
  • What I learned about pivots and failure from a leadership coach
  • A different approach to enterprise sales
  • Ben’s unique approach to fundraising and meeting investors
  • Why you should build out a full executive team as early as possible


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An expert in distributed tracing, he is the co-author of the OpenTracing standard which is a Linux Foundation project via the CNCF. Previously, Ben spent nine years at Google where he ate lots of snacks and designed several large (~1M-process) distributed systems. The most significant of these were Dapper, an always-on distributed tracing system; and Monarch, a high-availability time series collection, storage, and query system.

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