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Peter Briffett On Disrupting 400 Years Of Banking And Financial Services In 24 Months

Peter Briffett On Disrupting 400 Years Of Banking And Financial Services In 24 Months

Peter Briffett is the cofounder and CEO of Wagestream which is a financial services firm that allows employees to stream their earned wages into their accounts through an instant app. Between lines of credit, equity, and debt, the company has raised $79 million with investors such as Balderton Capital, Northzone, QED investors, London Co-Investment Fund, Village Global, Firestartr, and Latitude to name a few.

Kara Goldin On Building A Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions That Is Taking On The World’s Biggest Brands

Kara Goldin On Building A Business Worth Hundreds Of Millions That Is Taking On The World’s Biggest Brands

Kara Goldin is the CEO and cofounder of Hint which is a beverage startup that produces natural flavored unsweetened essence water. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors such as The Perkins Fund, Verlinvest, GingerBread Capital, and Springboard Growth Capital to name a few.

Patrick Burns On Raising $50 Million To Enable In Real Estate More Than $3.5 Billion In Transaction Volume

Patrick Burns On Raising $50 Million To Enable In Real Estate More Than $3.5 Billion In Transaction Volume

Patrick Burns is the co-founder and CEO of Spruce Holdings which aims to improve title insurance assessment and issuance to reduce the time needed to close a real estate deal. The company has raised over $50 million from investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Scale Venture Partners, and Collaborative Fund to name a few.

Trevor Martin On Raising $75 Million To Become A Top Contender In Combating COVID

Trevor Martin On Raising $75 Million To Become A Top Contender In Combating COVID

Trevor Martin is the cofounder and CEO of Mammoth Biosciences which develops novel CRISPR applications for disease detection, research, agriculture, biodefense, and more. The company has raised over $75 million investors from top tier investors such as Mayfield Fund, 8VC, or NFX to name a few. 

Milind Mehere On Selling His Business For $342 Million And Now Raising $85 Million To Help You Invest With The Ultra Rich

Milind Mehere On Selling His Business For $342 Million And Now Raising $85 Million To Help You Invest With The Ultra Rich

Milind Mehere is the cofounder and CEO of Yieldstreet which is an investment platform that is changing how wealth is created by connecting investors to asset-based alternative investments. The company has raised $85 million from investors such as Greycroft, FJ Labs, Edison Partners, Greenspring Associates, and Expansion Venture Capital to name a few. Prior to this is, Milind Mehere cofounded Yodle which he sold for $342 million. 

Amrit Acharya On Being Denied A US Visa And Then Building A $100 Million Business In 24 Months Out Of India

Amrit Acharya On Being Denied A US Visa And Then Building A $100 Million Business In 24 Months Out Of India

Amrit Acharya is the cofounder and CEO of Zetwerk which is an online marketplace that connects buyers and suppliers for manufacturing jobs. The company has raised over $60 million from top tier investors such as Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital India, InnoVen Capital, and Kae Capital to name a few. 

Bill Barhydt On Selling Three Companies And Raising $35 Million To Create A Crypto Bank

Bill Barhydt On Selling Three Companies And Raising $35 Million To Create A Crypto Bank

Bill Barhydt is the cofounder and CEO of Abra which is a digital wallet that supports bitcoin and over 50 fiat currencies. The company has raised over $35 million from investors such as First Round Capital, RRE Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Digital Currency Group to name a few. Prior to this, Bill Barhydt founded three other companies.

Ryan Smith On Raising $300 Million To Connect Thousands Of Cannabis Brands And Retailers

Ryan Smith On Raising $300 Million To Connect Thousands Of Cannabis Brands And Retailers

Ryan Smith is the cofounder and CEO of LeafLink which is a wholesale management platform for the cannabis industry. The company has raised $300 million from top tier investors including Lerer Hippeau, Thrive Capital, Fairhaven Capital Partners, Muse Capital, Casa Verde Capital, TIA Ventures, Phyto partners, Canopy Rivers, Brand New Matter, Wisdom VC, Nosara Capital, and L2 Ventures to name a few.

Ilir Sela On Raising $82 Million To Help You Order Your Favorite Pizza

Ilir Sela On Raising $82 Million To Help You Order Your Favorite Pizza

Ilir Sela is the cofounder and CEO of Slice which transforms independent pizzerias with the tech, data, marketing, and shared services needed to serve today’s digital-minded customers. The company has raised over $80 million from top tier investors like GGV Capital, KKR, Primary Venture Partners, or RiverPArk Ventures to name a few.

Brian Powers On Raising $80 Million To Kill Plastic Foam In Packaging

Brian Powers On Raising $80 Million To Kill Plastic Foam In Packaging

Brian Powers is the cofounder and CEO of TemperPack which manufactures insulated packaging solutions that meet the needs of all industries that ship perishable items. The company has raised over $80 million from investors like Revolution, SFJ Ventures, Harbert Growth Partners, Tao Capital Partners, Third Prime, Interplay Ventures, Haas Portman, and Dolik Ventures to name a few.

Ross Lipson On Raising $53 Million To Deliver Cannabis To Your Door

Ross Lipson On Raising $53 Million To Deliver Cannabis To Your Door

Ross Lipson is the cofounder of Dutchie which is an online cannabis ordering platform that connects consumers to local cannabis retailers. The company has raised over $50 million from investors such as Thrive Capital, Sinai Ventures, Thirty Five Ventures, Casa Verde Capital, and Gron Ventures to name a few.

Andrei Cherny On Raising $200 Million To Give You A Reason To Love Your Bank

Andrei Cherny On Raising $200 Million To Give You A Reason To Love Your Bank

Andrei Cherny is the cofounder and CEO of Aspiration which is a socially conscious fintech platform that offers a range of products oriented around conscious consumerism. The company has raised over $200 million from top tier investors which include Omidyar Network, 8VC, Allen & Company, Capricorn Investment, SuRo Capital, Renren, Alpha Edison, AGO Partners, Enabling Future, and DNS Capital to name a few.

Craig Fuller On Raising $75 Million To Empower A $700 Billion Industry With Data Intelligence

Craig Fuller On Raising $75 Million To Empower A $700 Billion Industry With Data Intelligence

Craig Fuller is the founder and CEO of FreightWaves which is a data and content forum that provides market participants with near-time analytics. The company has raised over $75 million from investors such as Revolution, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, 8VC, Hearst Ventures, Story Ventures, and Ascend Venture Capital to name a few.

Nigel Verdon On Raising Tens Of Millions To Allow Any Company Or Brand To Offer Financial Services

Nigel Verdon On Raising Tens Of Millions To Allow Any Company Or Brand To Offer Financial Services

Nigel Verdon is the cofounder and CEO of Railsbank which is an open banking API and platform that gives regulated and un-regulated companies access to global banking. The company has raised over $14 million from top tier investors like Kima, Moneta VC, and Visa to name a few.

Jason Springs On Selling His First Startup To Roche For $425 Million And Now Bringing Targeted Therapies To Critically Ill Patients

Jason Springs On Selling His First Startup To Roche For $425 Million And Now Bringing Targeted Therapies To Critically Ill Patients

Jason Springs is the co-founder and CEO of Endpoint Health which provides precision medicine and integrated therapies for critical care. The company has already secured $12 million in funding from investors, including Mayfield, AME Cloud Ventures, Wireframe Ventures, and Y Combinator. Prior to this, Jason Springs sold the previous company he cofounded, GeneWEAVE, to Roche in 2015 fo $425 million.

Iyad Tarazi On Raising $140 Million To Take On Google

Iyad Tarazi On Raising $140 Million To Take On Google

Iyad Tarazi is the cofounder and CEO of Federated Wireless which develops a spectrum controller for wireless networks and communication intended to revolutionize the wireless industry. The company has raised $140 million from top tier investors such as GIC, Woodford Investment Management, Allied Minds, Charter Communications, American Tower, Arris Group, SBA Communications, and Pennant Equity Partners to name a few.

Drew Perkins On Cofounding Companies Worth Billions And Now Raising $159 Million To Elevate Your Vision

Drew Perkins On Cofounding Companies Worth Billions And Now Raising $159 Million To Elevate Your Vision

Drew Perkins is the co-founder and CEO of Mojo Vision which is a developer of products and platforms that re-imagine the intersection of ideas, information, and people. The company has raised $159 million from top tier investors such as NEA, Khosla Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, 8VC, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Kakao Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, and Gradient Ventures to name a few. Prior to this he cofounded Lightera (acquired by Ciena), OnFiber (acquired by Qwest), Infinera (IPO), and Gainspeed (acquired by Nokia).

Alex Robinson On Raising $100 Million To Reinvent The $16 Trillion Commercial Real Estate Industry

Alex Robinson On Raising $100 Million To Reinvent The $16 Trillion Commercial Real Estate Industry

Alex Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Juniper Square which operates an investment management platform for commercial real estate. The company has raised over $100 million from investors such as Redpoint, Felicis Ventures, Precursor Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Red Swan Ventures, LeFrak, Maiden Lane Ventures, OVO Fund, and Zigg Capital to name a few.

Felix Van de Maele On Building A $2.3 Billion Business By Turning Your Data Into Valuable Information

Felix Van de Maele On Building A $2.3 Billion Business By Turning Your Data Into Valuable Information

Felix Van de Maele is the founder and CEO of Collibra which delivers the only end to end data intelligence platform to accelerate digital business transformation. The company has raised over $300 million from top tier investors such as Index Ventures, Battery Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Dawn Capital, CapitalG, Newion, Durable Capital Partners, and Brustart to name a few.

David Rosenberg On Raising $200 Million To Transform Agriculture With The Largest Vertical Farm

David Rosenberg On Raising $200 Million To Transform Agriculture With The Largest Vertical Farm

David Rosenberg is the cofounder and CEO of AeroFarms which is an urban cleantech company that provides aeroponic growing systems to produce plants without sun or soil. The company has raised over $200 million from top tier investors which include GSR Ventures, Newark Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, 21Ventures, Wheatsheaf Group, MissionPoint Capital Partners, Cibus Fund, and ADM Capital to name a few.

Tom Shea On Building A $1 Billion Business By Creating Software That Modernizes Finance

Tom Shea On Building A $1 Billion Business By Creating Software That Modernizes Finance

Tom Shea is the cofounder and CEO of OneStream Software which is an independent CPM software company. The company has raised over $600 million from investors like KKR. Prior to this he founded UpStream Software which was acquired by Hyperion which would later be acquired by Oracle for over $3 billion.

Eran Shir On Selling His Last Business To Yahoo For $50 Million And Now Raising $100 Million To Warn Drivers Of Road Hazards

Eran Shir On Selling His Last Business To Yahoo For $50 Million And Now Raising $100 Million To Warn Drivers Of Road Hazards

Eran Shir is the co-founder and CEO of Nexar which makes every car smart and is building the world’s safe driving network. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors like True Ventures, Slow Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Expansion Venture Capital, Mosaic Ventures, Aleph, Maniv Mobility, Tusk Venture Partners, Ibex Investors, Nationwide Ventures, 40 North Ventures, Micron Ventures, and Corner Ventures to name a few.

Arcady Sosinov On Raising $45 Million To Create An Ultrafast Charging Solution For Vehicles

Arcady Sosinov On Raising $45 Million To Create An Ultrafast Charging Solution For Vehicles

Arcady Sosinov is the cofounder and CEO of FreeWire Technologies which provides smart battery systems for EV charging and mobile distributed power. The company has raised $45 million from investors such as EASME, Silicon Valley Bank, Alumni Ventures Group, Total Access Fund, Elemental Excelerator, BP Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures, Momenta Ventures, Chestnut Street Ventures, Spike Ventures, Blue Bear Capital, Strawberry Creek Ventures, Stanley Ventures, and Energy Innovation Capital to name a few.

Max Simkoff On Raising $230 Million To Transform Real Estate With Machine Intelligence

Max Simkoff On Raising $230 Million To Transform Real Estate With Machine Intelligence

Max Simkoff is the cofounder of States Title which is an insurtech platform that uses machine intelligence to remove friction from residential real estate transactions. The company has raised $230 million from top tier investors such as Foundation Capital, Horizons Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Greenspring Associates, Fifth Wall, Assurant Growth Investing, Lennar Corporation, SCOR Global P&C Ventures, HSCM Bermuda, and Eminence Capital LP to name a few.

Oleg Tumanov On Raising $200 Million To Create The Rival Of Netflix In Russia

Oleg Tumanov On Raising $200 Million To Create The Rival Of Netflix In Russia

Oleg Tumanov is the cofounder and CEO of ivi which is a video-on-demand platform that brings the traditional television experience online with a free video player. The company has raised $200 million from investors such as Tiger Global Management, RTP Global, Flashpoint, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Mubadala Capital, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Frontier Ventures, Winter Capital, Alfa-Bank, and Prof-Media to name a few.

Lisa Alderson On Raising $60 Million To Bring Genetics To Everyday Life

Lisa Alderson On Raising $60 Million To Bring Genetics To Everyday Life

Lisa Alderson is the co-founder and CEO of Genome Medical which is a telegenomics technology and services company allowing access to genomic-based medicine. The company has raised over $60 million from investors such as Canaan Partners, GE Ventures, Perceptive Advisors, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Techammer, Casdin Capital, Manatt Venture Fund, and Samsung Catalyst Fund to name a few. 

Brandon Krieg On Raising $300 Million To Help Millennials Hit Their Financial Goals

Brandon Krieg On Raising $300 Million To Help Millennials Hit Their Financial Goals

Brandon Krieg is the co-founder and CEO of Stash which is a New York-based digital investing and banking platform. The company has raised over $300 million from top tier investors including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, T. Rowe Price, Greenspring Associates, Coatue Management, Entree Capital, Valar Ventures, Goodwater Capital, Breyer Capital, and Lending Tree to name a few. Prior to this, he co-founded Edge Trade (acquired by Knight Capital Group).

Jason Gardner On Building A $4 Billion Business By Simplifying Payments For Other Companies

Jason Gardner On Building A $4 Billion Business By Simplifying Payments For Other Companies

Jason Gardner is the founder and CEO of Marqeta which provides infrastructure and tools to help companies build and manage payment programs. The company has raised over $500 million from top tier investors which include Daintree, Granite Ventures, Coatue Management, Lone Pine Capital, Greyhound Capital, CommerzVentures, 83North, Geodesic Capital, Visa, Spark Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Vitruvian Partners, and Greylock to name a few. Prior to this, he founded Vertical Think, and PropertyBridge (acquired by MoneyGram).

Hanif Joshaghani: From Living In A Refugee Camp In Iraq To Raising $52 Million For His AI Startup

Hanif Joshaghani: From Living In A Refugee Camp In Iraq To Raising $52 Million For His AI Startup

Hanif Joshaghani is the co-founder and CEO of Symend which is a behavioral analytics platform that provides customer engagement products to identify customers having trouble with their bills. The company has raised over $52 million from investors like Ignition Partners, Inovia Capital, TELUS Ventures, Mistral Venture Partners, and Impression Ventures to name a few. 

Maximilian Bittner On Selling His First Business For $4 Billion To Alibaba And Now Raising $250 Million To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Clothes

Maximilian Bittner On Selling His First Business For $4 Billion To Alibaba And Now Raising $250 Million To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Clothes

Maximilian Bittner is the CEO of Vestiaire Collective which is a global marketplace enabling people to buy and sell luxury, pre-owned fashion products. The company has raised over $250 million from top tier investors such as Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners, Balderton Capital, Ventech, Vitruvian Partners, Eurazeo, Fidelity International, Korelya Capital, Conde Nast, Vaultier7, Cuir Invest, and Luxury Tech Fund to name a few. Prior to this, Maximilian cofounded Lazada which he sold to Alibaba for $4 billion.

Jay Desai On Raising $100 Million To Transform The Healthcare Experience

Jay Desai On Raising $100 Million To Transform The Healthcare Experience

Jay Desai is the cofounder and CEO of PatientPing which is a health technology company that is building a national network of engaged providers who are sharing information, coordinating care, and working together to get patients healthier faster. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors including SV Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, GV, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Leerink Transformation Partners, and Transformation Capital to name a few.

Rahul Gandhi On Raising $150 Million To Create A Dropbox For Your Real Things

Rahul Gandhi On Raising $150 Million To Create A Dropbox For Your Real Things

Rahul Gandhi is the cofounder and CEO of MakeSpace which is an on-demand storage company that makes it easy to order, store, and retrieve physical belongings. The company has raised $140 million so far from top tier investors such as Iron Mountain, Provenio Capital, Maywic Select Investments, Upfront Ventures, CX Collective, Ten Eighty Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, and Lowercase Capital to name a few. 

Taejun Shin On Raising $100 Million To Provide 100 Million People Access To Microfinance Solutions

Taejun Shin On Raising $100 Million To Provide 100 Million People Access To Microfinance Solutions

Taejun Shin is the co-founder and CEO of Gojo & Company which extends financial inclusion to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors such as JAFCO Japan, SBI Investment, Nissay Capital, Nippon Venture Capital, Dai-ichi Life, Credit Saison, Sompo Holdings, Link and Motivation, MARUI Group, Seven Bank, Tokyo University of Science Investment Management, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Aizawa Securities, Tokyo Star Bank, 15th Rock Ventures, and Dimension.

Alan Hahn On Selling His Companies For Over $1 Billion And Now Transforming The Food Industry With Mushrooms

Alan Hahn On Selling His Companies For Over $1 Billion And Now Transforming The Food Industry With Mushrooms

Alan Hahn is the cofounder of MycoTechnology which utilizes fungi based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products. The company has raised $120 million from investors such as Wavemaker Partners, Seventure Partners, Middleland Capital, GreatPoint Ventures, S2G Ventures, Tao Capital Partners, Emerson Collective, Continental Grain Company, Cibus Fund, Eighteen94 Capital, Closed Loop Capital, Tyson Ventures, Health for Life Capital fund, Bunge, Evolution Capital Partners, Ajinomoto, and Greenleaf Foods to name a few. Prior to this he cofounded Shared Technologies Fairchild, Corvigo, and SolarX. 

Tomas Martins On Building The Largest Micromobility Company In South America With Over 2 Million Rides Per Month

Tomas Martins On Building The Largest Micromobility Company In South America With Over 2 Million Rides Per Month

Tomas Martins is the co-founder and CEO of tembici which is a Brazilian bike-sharing company. The company has raised over $60 million from investors such as International Finance Corporation, Redpoint eventures, Valor Capital Group, and Joa Investimentos to name a few.

Ola Sars: From Helping Build A $3 Billion Startup To Creating One Of The Fastest Growing Companies In Music

Ola Sars: From Helping Build A $3 Billion Startup To Creating One Of The Fastest Growing Companies In Music

Ola Sars is a serial entrepreneur and the cofounder of Soundtrack Your Brand which is a background music streaming service with curated background soundtracks for business use. The company has raised over $50 million from investors such as Balderton Capital, Wellington Partners, Northzone, Creandum, Industrifonden, NJF Capital, and Spotify to name a few. Prior to this he helped built Beats into a $3 billion business. 

Sujal Patel On Selling His First Business For $2.6 Billion And Now Raising $108 Million From Jeff Bezos And Others To Improve Medical Diagnostics

Sujal Patel On Selling His First Business For $2.6 Billion And Now Raising $108 Million From Jeff Bezos And Others To Improve Medical Diagnostics

Sujal Patel is the cofounder and CEO of Nautilus Biotechnology which offers a high-throughput, low-cost platform for analyzing and quantifying the human proteome. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Madrona Venture Group, AME Cloud Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Bezos Expeditions, Bolt Ventures, and Defy Ventures to name a few.  Prior to this, he cofounded Isilon which he sold to EMC for $2.6 billion. 

James Isilay On Raising Millions To Accelerate Your Sales With Artificial Intelligence

James Isilay On Raising Millions To Accelerate Your Sales With Artificial Intelligence

James Isilay is the cofounder and CEO of Cognism which is a B2B sales acceleration software company that provides a marketing and sales acceleration solution. The company has raised over $20 million from top tier investors such as Investiere, London Co-Investment Fund, Newable Private Investing, AXA Venture Partners, Fintech Sandbox, and PeakSpan Capital to name a few. 

Kelvin Teo On Giving $1 Billion In Loans To Small And Medium-Sized Businesses In Asia

Kelvin Teo On Giving $1 Billion In Loans To Small And Medium-Sized Businesses In Asia

Kelvin Teo is the co-founder and CEO of Funding Societies which is an online peer-to-peer lending marketplace for SMEs to acquire loans and fuel their growth through investor funding. The company has raised close to $60 million from top tier investors such as Sequoia, Softbank Ventures, Golden Gate, Alpha JWC Ventures, Qualgro VC, The Graduate Syndicate, and Line Corporation to name a few. 

Avi Freedman: Y Combinator Rejected Him And Then He Raised $62 Million To Build The Tech Infrastructure Needed Post COVID-19

Avi Freedman: Y Combinator Rejected Him And Then He Raised $62 Million To Build The Tech Infrastructure Needed Post COVID-19

Avi Freedman is the co-founder and CEO at Kentik which is a network intelligence platform that provides visibility, performance, and security services to digital enterprises. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors such as First Round Capital, Data Collective DCVC, August Capital, Webb Investment Network, Glynn Capital Management, Third Point Ventures, Engineering Capital, and Tahoma Ventures to name a few. 

Rahul Dhanda On Raising $50 Million To Create The Ultimate Coronavirus Test

Rahul Dhanda On Raising $50 Million To Create The Ultimate Coronavirus Test

Rahul Dhanda is the cofounder and CEO of Sherlock Biosciences which is an engineering biology company offering unparalleled breadth and versatility for diagnostic solutions. The company has raised over $50 million from investors such as Baidu Ventures, Northpond Ventures, and Open Philanthropy Project.

Jay Bregman On Raising Millions To Help Businesses Thrive In The New Normal

Jay Bregman On Raising Millions To Help Businesses Thrive In The New Normal

Jay Bregman is a serial entrepreneur and currently the cofounder and CEO of Thimble which is an insurance producer enabling small businesses to succeed on their own terms. The company has raised $30 million from Slow Ventures, LocalGlobe, Frontline Ventures, AXA Venture Partners, OpenOcean, Novel TMT Ventures, ValueStream Ventures, and IAC to name a few. Prior to this, he cofounded Hailo (acquired by Daimler Mercedes-Benz) and eCourier (acquired by Royal Mail).

Orr Danon On Raising $90 Million To Drive Artificial Intelligence To The Edge

Orr Danon On Raising $90 Million To Drive Artificial Intelligence To The Edge

Orr Danon is the co-founder and CEO of Hailo which has developed a specialized deep learning processor that delivers the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices. The company has raised $90 million from top tier investors including Easme, Maniv Mobility, ABB Technology Ventures, Glory Ventures, NEC Corporation, and Latitude to name a few. 

Drew McElroy On Raising Over $100 Million To Disrupt A $120 Billion Industry

Drew McElroy On Raising Over $100 Million To Disrupt A $120 Billion Industry

Drew McElroy is the cofounder of Transfix which provides trucking brokerage services in the United States. The company has raised close to $130 million from top tier investors which include NEA, Lerer Hippeau, Founder Collective, Expansion Venture Capital, Corigin Ventures, Bowery Capital, Canvas Ventures, G Squared, Deep Fork Capital, Charge Ventures, and Thayer Street Partners to name a few. 

Jason Guss On Raising $100 Million To Empower The $14 Billion Powersports Market

Jason Guss On Raising $100 Million To Empower The $14 Billion Powersports Market

Jason Guss is the co-founder and CEO of Octane Lending which offers a point of sales financing and insurance platform for niche consumer markets. The company has raised over $100 million from IA Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Valar Ventures, FinTech Collective, Third Prime, Berenson & Company, and Rider Insurance to name a few. 

Michael Winn On Quitting His Job At Google And Raising $100 Million To Take Over The Skies With Drones

Michael Winn On Quitting His Job At Google And Raising $100 Million To Take Over The Skies With Drones

Michael Winn is the co-founder and CEO of DroneDeploy which is a cloud-based drone mapping and analytics platform to help businesses get things done. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors which include Bessemer Venture Partners, Threshold, Redpoint, Data Collective DCVC, Uncork Capital, Scale Venture Partners, Emergence, AngelPad, AirTree Ventures, High Alpha, Drone Fund, and Energize Ventures to name a few.

Michael Cassau On Raising $300 Million To Make Sure You Can Afford The Latest Tech Products

Michael Cassau On Raising $300 Million To Make Sure You Can Afford The Latest Tech Products

Michael Cassau is the founder and CEO of Grover which brings the access economy to the consumer electronics market, by offering a simple, monthly subscription model for the best in tech. The company has raised over $300 million from top tier investors such as Global Founders Capital,, Seedcamp, Samsung NEXT, coparion, Enjoyventure Management, Chromo Invest, main incubator, Augmentum Fintech, K-Invest, Commerzbank, June Fund, Circularity Capital, Verengold Bank, and Hannover Innovation Fund to name a few.

David Poritz On Raising $300 Million To Become The Financing Solution For Businesses in Latin America

David Poritz On Raising $300 Million To Become The Financing Solution For Businesses in Latin America

David Poritz is the co-founder and CEO of Credijusto which provides an online lending platform designed to offer easy, reliable, and transparent credit for SMEs. The company has raised over $300 million from Goldman Sachs, QED Investors, Credit Suisse, Kaszek Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, GS Growth, Point72 Ventures, Ignia, Supernode Ventures, Broadhaven Capital Partners, and Victory Park Capital to name a few. 

Jake Weatherly On Raising $100 Million To Allow Brands To Instant Verify Eligible Customers For Special Offers

Jake Weatherly On Raising $100 Million To Allow Brands To Instant Verify Eligible Customers For Special Offers

Jake Weatherly is the co-founder and CEO of SheerID which is an enterprise verification platform that provides instant verification while minimizing friction and mitigating fraud. The company has raised close to $100 million from top tier investors including Voyager Capital, CVC Capital Partners, Centana Growth Partners, and Arnold Venture Group to name a few.

Andrew Smith On Raising $53 Million To Redefine One Of America’s Biggest Industries

Andrew Smith On Raising $53 Million To Redefine One Of America’s Biggest Industries

Andrew Smith is the founder and CEO of Outrider which provides autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs. The company has raised over $53 million from investors such as NEA, 8VC, Loup Ventures, Schematic Ventures, Fraser McCombs Capital, Prologis, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and Goose Capital. Prior to this, he cofounded ATDynamics which got acquired by  Stemco.

Jean Nehme On Raising $90 Million Before Achieving One Of The Largest Acquisitions in Healthcare Tech

Jean Nehme On Raising $90 Million Before Achieving One Of The Largest Acquisitions in Healthcare Tech

Jean Nehme is the cofounder and CEO of Digital Surgery which is a pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, and digital education and training. The company raised over $90 million from investors like Balderton Capital, 8VC, Upscale, Blueprint Health, Episode 1, Redline Capital, and Ballpark Ventures. The company ultimately got acquired by Medtronic.

Chang Wen Lai On Leaving His Corporate Job And Raising $400 Million To Empower The New Surge In Ecommerce

Chang Wen Lai On Leaving His Corporate Job And Raising $400 Million To Empower The New Surge In Ecommerce

Chang Wen Lai is the co-founder and CEO of Ninja Van which is a tech-enabled express delivery firm serving businesses across Southeast Asia. The company has raised $400 million from YJ Capital, B Capital Group, Abraaj Group, Monk‘s Hill Ventures, Grab, DPD Group, Geopost, Bangkok Bank, Intouch Holdings, and Carmenta Capital Management to name a few. 

Daniel Wiegand On Raising More Than $340 Million To Create Air Taxis

Daniel Wiegand On Raising More Than $340 Million To Create Air Taxis

Daniel Wiegand is the co-founder and CEO of Lilium which develops an on-demand air mobility service, enabling a world where anyone can fly anywhere and anytime. The company has raised more than $340 million from investors like Tencent Holdings, Atomico, Obvious Ventures, Freigesit, and LGT Capital Partners to name a few. 

Campbell Brown On Selling A Startup For $89 Million And Now Raising Millions To Help Businesses Predict Demand

Campbell Brown On Selling A Startup For $89 Million And Now Raising Millions To Help Businesses Predict Demand

Campbell Brown is the CEO & Co-Founder at PredictHQ, the demand intelligence company. The company has raised over $30 million from investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, Aspect Ventures, AddVenture, Rampersand, and Tidal Ventures. Prior to this, he sold GrabOne for over $89 million.

Fahri Diner On Selling His First Startup For Over $3.5 Billion And Now Raising $150 Million To Make Your Home Smarter

Fahri Diner On Selling His First Startup For Over $3.5 Billion And Now Raising $150 Million To Make Your Home Smarter

Fahri Diner is the co-founder and CEO of Plume Design which is is the creator of a Consumer Experience Management Platform for the curation and delivery of new Smart Home Services rapidly at scale. The company has raised $150 million from top tier investors such as Spark Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, or Qualcomm to name a few. Prior to this, he cofounded Qtera Corporation which he sold for $3.25 billion. 

Dilip Goswami On Raising $100 Million To Eliminate Viruses And Purify The Air You Breathe

Dilip Goswami On Raising $100 Million To Eliminate Viruses And Purify The Air You Breathe

Dilip Goswami is the co-founder and CEO of Molekule which is a San Francisco-based science and clean air company that has developed a fundamentally new approach to cleaning the air. The company has raised $100 million from top tier investors such as Crosslink Capital, Uncork Capital, Foundry Group, TransLink Capital, Highway1, Foxconn Technology Group, Hack VC, Founders Circle Capital, Hone Capital, CSC, Inventec Corporation, and RPS Ventures.

Jack Newton On Raising $300 Million For A Startup Where 500 Employees Work Remotely

Jack Newton On Raising $300 Million For A Startup Where 500 Employees Work Remotely

Jack Newton is the co-founder and CEO of Clio which is a suite of web-based tools that help law firms in practice management and client collaboration. The company has raised $300 million from top tier investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners, TCV, Point Nine Capital, JMI Equity, and Acton Capital to name a few. 

Steven Kramer On Selling His First Business For $1.5 Billion And Now Raising $70 Million To Reinvent The Digital Workplace

Steven Kramer On Selling His First Business For $1.5 Billion And Now Raising $70 Million To Reinvent The Digital Workplace

Steven Kramer is the co-founder and CEO of WorkJam which is a frontline digital workplace that unleashes the full potential of non-desk workforces. The company has raised $70 million from investors like Lerer Hippeau, Founder Collective, Inovia Capital, Blumberg Capital, Fonds de solidarite FTQ, Harmony Partners, Novel TMT Ventures, and Claridge to name a few. Prior to this, he cofounded iCongo which merged with hybris and sold to SAP for $1.5 billion. 

Jeffrey Glass: From Door To Door Salesman To 5x Tech Entrepreneur To Raising Over $100 Million For His Latest Startup

Jeffrey Glass: From Door To Door Salesman To 5x Tech Entrepreneur To Raising Over $100 Million For His Latest Startup

Jeffrey Glass is a serial entrepreneur. Most recently he is the cofounder and CEO of Hometap which aims to revolutionize home financing, giving homeowners a new way to take advantage of the equity in their homes. The company has raised over $100 million from investors like General Catalyst, ICONIQ Capital, American Family Ventures, G20 Ventures, Pillar VC, and Pillar Ventures. Prior to this, he co-founded Zooba (acquired by Bertelsman), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign), and NRG eSports.

Carlos Cashman On Building A $750 Million Business In 24 Months By Selling Products On Amazon

Carlos Cashman On Building A $750 Million Business In 24 Months By Selling Products On Amazon

Carlos Cashman is a serial entrepreneur. Most recently he co-founded Thrasio which is an acquirer of Amazon third-party private-label businesses. The company has raised over $130M from top tier investors such as Western Technology Investment, RiverPark Ventures, WTI, Upper90, PEAK6 Investments, and Harlan Capital Partners. Prior to this he cofounded several companies including Asset Performance, Course Advisor, ConstellationCK, CueNotes, and OrionCKB.

Oren Zaslansky On Launching His First Startup With $1,000 And Raising $70 Million For His Latest Business

Oren Zaslansky On Launching His First Startup With $1,000 And Raising $70 Million For His Latest Business

Oren Zaslansky is the founder and CEO of Flock Freight which is a business-to-business freight shipping company. The company has raised to date over $70 million from top tier investors such as Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, SignalFire, Karmel Capital, and GLP Capital Partners.

Paul Taylor: His Business Got Acquired By Google And Now Raised $100 Million To Revolutionize Banking

Paul Taylor: His Business Got Acquired By Google And Now Raised $100 Million To Revolutionize Banking

Paul Taylor is the founder and CEO of Thought Machine which is a fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors like Draper Espirit, IQ Capital, Playfair Capital,and Backed VC to name a few. Prior to this he founded Phonetic Arts which was acquired by Google. 

Peter Yared: His First Business Got Acquired For $200 Million By Sun MicroSystems And His Most Recent Startup Was Sold To Citrix For $225 Million

Peter Yared: His First Business Got Acquired For $200 Million By Sun MicroSystems And His Most Recent Startup Was Sold To Citrix For $225 Million

Peter Yared is a 7x entrepreneur. Most recently he cofounded InCountry which is a data residency-as-a-service platform that enables global data compliance for international business. The company has raised over $20M. Prior to this, he sold Sappho to Citrix for $225 million and j.rad to Sun Microsystems for over $200 million.

Nick Huzar On Raising $380 Million To Build A Marketplace App That Is Used By 44 Million People

Nick Huzar On Raising $380 Million To Build A Marketplace App That Is Used By 44 Million People

Nick Huzar is the co-founder and CEO of Offerup which provides an online and mobile C2C marketplace app for people to buy and sell electronics, furniture, and cars. The company has raised $380 million from top tier investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, GGV Capital, Tiger Global Management, Warburg Pincus, T. Rowe Price, and Allen & Company to name a few. 

Ariel Cohen On Raising $1 Billion To Help Your Company Navigate The Post Quarantine World

Ariel Cohen On Raising $1 Billion To Help Your Company Navigate The Post Quarantine World

Ariel Cohen is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of TripActions which is a corporate travel management company. The business has raised so far close to $1 billion in equity and debt. Some of its top tier investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank, Frontline Ventures, Comerica Incorporated, Group 11, and Zeev Ventures to name a few. 

Robin Richards On Starting Out Of A Broom Closet And Selling 7 Businesses For More Than $600 Million

Robin Richards On Starting Out Of A Broom Closet And Selling 7 Businesses For More Than $600 Million

Robin Richards is the CEO and founder of CareerArc which is an HR technology company helping business leaders recruit and transition the modern workforce. The company has raised over $30 million. Prior to this Robin Richards founded 6 other companies that he sold for over $600 million. 

Dean Sysman On Raising $95 Million For His Cybersecurity Startup During Coronavirus Lockdown

Dean Sysman On Raising $95 Million For His Cybersecurity Startup During Coronavirus Lockdown

Dean Sysman is the co-founder and CEO of Axonius which is a cybersecurity asset management platform that helps secure and manage connected devices in use by businesses. The company has raised $95M from top investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners, OpenView, Bessemer Venture Partners, and YL Ventures to name a few. Prior to this, he cofounded Cymmetria (acquired by Stage Fund).

Chase Lochmiller On Climbing Mt. Everest And Raising $75 Million To Transform The Oil Industry

Chase Lochmiller On Climbing Mt. Everest And Raising $75 Million To Transform The Oil Industry

Chase Lochmiller is the cofounder and CEO of Crusoe Energy Systems which is on a mission to help the oil industry reduce routine flaring of natural gas. The company has raised so far $75 million from investors like Founders Fund, Bain Capital, Winklevoss Capital, Pathfinder, Polychain, Wicklow Capital, KCK, and Upper90 to name a few. 

Stephan Schambach: His First Business Was Worth $14 Billion And His Second Was Acquired By Salesforce For $2.8 Billion

Stephan Schambach: His First Business Was Worth $14 Billion And His Second Was Acquired By Salesforce For $2.8 Billion

Stephan Schambach is the founder of NewStore which operates a platform for retailers to run their stores on iPhone. The company has raised $130 million from General Catalyst, Salesforce Ventures, Enjoyventure Management, and Activant Capital. Prior to this he founded Demandware (acquired by Salesforce for $2.8 billion), Torqueedo (acquired by DEUTZ for $100 million), and Intershop.

Hesaam Esfandyarpour On Raising $240 Million To Create An Ipad Sized Device That Could Help Fight Coronavirus

Hesaam Esfandyarpour On Raising $240 Million To Create An Ipad Sized Device That Could Help Fight Coronavirus

Hesaam Esfandyarpour is the founder and CEO of GenapSys which has developed a novel DNA sequencing technology and detection system for applied genomic testing and medical sequencing. The company has raised $250 million from top tier investors such as Oxford Finance, Foresite Capital, Decheng Capital, and IPV Capital to name a few.

Girish Mathrubootham: A Broken TV Led This Entrepreneur To Build A $3.5 Billion Business

Girish Mathrubootham: A Broken TV Led This Entrepreneur To Build A $3.5 Billion Business

Girish Mathrubootham is the co-founder and CEO of Freshworks which provides businesses with SaaS customer engagement solutions. The company has raised $400 million at a $3.5 billion valuation. Some of its investors include Sequoia Capital, Accel, Tiger Global Management, and CapitalG to name a few. 

Gangesh Ganesan On Raising $70 Million To Help You Organize Your Data

Gangesh Ganesan On Raising $70 Million To Help You Organize Your Data

Gangesh Ganesan is the cofounder and CEO of PeerNova which enables financial firms to quickly optimize their data, processes, and business. The company has raised over $70 million from investors such as Revolution, Blockchain Capital, Mosaik Partners, Three Tree Ventures, Medici Ventures, Intuitive Venture Partners, and Overstock to name a few.

Adam Jiwan On Raising $40 Million To Disrupt The $70 Billion Credit Reporting Industry

Adam Jiwan On Raising $40 Million To Disrupt The $70 Billion Credit Reporting Industry

Adam Jiwan is a serial entrepreneur and most recently the co-founder and CEO of Spring Labs which is a transformative and centralized infrastructure for credit and identity data. The company has raised $38.8 million from investors such as RRE Ventures, August Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Jump Capital, General Motors Ventures, and GreatPoint Ventures to name a few.

Craig Unger: From Living In A 350 Sq. Ft. Apartment To Selling His Startup For $50 Million

Craig Unger: From Living In A 350 Sq. Ft. Apartment To Selling His Startup For $50 Million

Craig Unger is the co-founder and CEO of HyperProof which is radically reducing the risk and cost of keeping companies and their customers’ data in compliance. The company has raised over $5M. Prior to this Craig Unger cofounded Azuqua which he sold for over $50 million.

Pierre-Francois Thaler On Raising $200 Million To Make Supply Chains More Accountable

Pierre-Francois Thaler On Raising $200 Million To Make Supply Chains More Accountable

Pierre-Francois Thaler is the co-founder and co-CEO of Ecovadis which offers a collaborative platform that allows companies to assess the environmental and social performance of their suppliers. The company has raised over $200 million from top tier investors such as Partech, CVC Capital Partners, and Zobito to name a few.

Michael Katz On Taking His First Company Public In His 20s, Selling It For $300M, And Now Raising $120M For His Next Startup

Michael Katz On Taking His First Company Public In His 20s, Selling It For $300M, And Now Raising $120M For His Next Startup

Michael Katz is the cofounder and CEO of mParticle which is a customer data platform for multi-channel consumer brands. The company has raised $120 million from top tier investors such as Greylock Partners, Google Ventures, Battery Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Social Capital, Correlation Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Golden Ventures, and Bowery Capital to name a few. Prior to this Michael Katz founded Interclick which he sold to Yahoo for $300 million. 

Roman Rittweger On Starting His Business At 52 And Raising $100 Million To Disrupt The Health Insurance Industry

Roman Rittweger On Starting His Business At 52 And Raising $100 Million To Disrupt The Health Insurance Industry

Roman Rittweger is the founder and CEO of Ottonova which provides health insurance through its digital platform. The company has raised over $100 million from HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, btov Partners, TEV Ventures, Vorwerk Ventures, STS Ventures, and Debeka to name a few.

Deidre Paknad On Raising $60 Million After Her Startup Grew 3x Two Consecutive Years

Deidre Paknad On Raising $60 Million After Her Startup Grew 3x Two Consecutive Years

Deidre Paknad is the cofounder and CEO of Workboard which is an enterprise SaaS company that helps companies unlock growth by making alignment and accountability remarkably easy. The company has raised over $60 million from Andreessen Horowitz, GGV Capital, Crosslink Capital, Floodgate, Granite Ventures, M12, and Opus capital to name a few. 

Tom Livne On Raising $65 Million To Bring Artificial Intelligence To Transcriptions

Tom Livne On Raising $65 Million To Bring Artificial Intelligence To Transcriptions

Tom Livne is the co-founder and CEO of Verbit.ai which specializes in combining human and artificial intelligence to provide transcription and captioning solutions. The company has raised over $65 million from investors such as Vertex Ventures, Viola Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners, and Stripes. 

Ryan Disraeli On Starting His Business As A Teenager And Selling It For $230M

Ryan Disraeli On Starting His Business As A Teenager And Selling It For $230M

Ryan Disraeli is the cofounder of TeleSign which is the leading provider of single-platform global communications and trusted identity data solutions. The company raised $78 million from investors like Telstra Ventures, March Capital Partners, and Summit Partners. Ultimately it was acquired for $230 million by BICS.

David Richards On Raising $120 Million Without Venture Capital And Then Defeating A Boardroom Coup

David Richards On Raising $120 Million Without Venture Capital And Then Defeating A Boardroom Coup

David Richards is the co-founder and CEO of WANdisco which enables the replication of continuously changing data to different environments. The company has raised $120M by going public early without the need for traditional funding sources used by early-stage companies. He is a serial entrepreneur that has previously built, scaled, and exited multiple companies.

Robert Sadow And Jonathan Sadow On Raising $100 Million To Reinvent How You Commute To Work

Robert Sadow And Jonathan Sadow On Raising $100 Million To Reinvent How You Commute To Work

Robert Sadow and Jonathan Sadow are the cofounders of Scoop which brings commuters together in convenient carpools by partnering with their employers. The company has raised so far over $100 million from top tier investors including Activate Capital Partners, Index Ventures, G2VP, and Signia Venture Partners to name a few.

Mark Sears On Starting His Business In Nepal, Raising $70 Million, And Hiring 400 People

Mark Sears On Starting His Business In Nepal, Raising $70 Million, And Hiring 400 People

Mark Sears is the co-founder and CEO of CloudFactory which is a distributed workforce company for automating business processes. The company has raised $70 million so far from investors such as FTV Capital, Sovereign‘s Capital, The Social Entrepreneurs Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, Weatherfront Capital, and Dolma Impact Fund to name a few.

Fredrik Skantze On Being Forced To Close Down His First Business And Now Raising $65M To Prepare Marketing Data For Better Reporting

Fredrik Skantze On Being Forced To Close Down His First Business And Now Raising $65M To Prepare Marketing Data For Better Reporting

Fredrik Skantze is the co-founder and CEO of Funnel which designs and develops software/platforms that help marketers automate their data collection for reporting and analysis. The company has raised so far $65 million from investors such as Eight Roads Ventures, Balderton Capital, F-Prime Capital, and Industrifonden to name a few.

Idriss Al Rifai: From Pro Basketball Player To Building A Business With 5,000 Employees

Idriss Al Rifai: From Pro Basketball Player To Building A Business With 5,000 Employees

Idriss Al Rifai is the co-founder and CEO of Fetchr which is an international express, mail delivery, and logistics services company. The business has raised so far $100 million from top tier investors including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), NGP Capital, Winklevos Capital, and Mobility Ventures to name a few.

Jason Tan On Raising $100 Million To Make The Internet Safer

Jason Tan On Raising $100 Million To Make The Internet Safer

Jason Tan is the CEO and co-founder of Sift, a San Francisco-based technology company that fights online fraud with large-scale machine learning. The company has raised over $100 million from top tier investors like Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, Founder Collective, Union Square Ventures, and Spark Capital.

Murli Thirumale: His First Business Was Acquired By Citrix, His Second By Dell, And Now Raised $50 Million For His Next Startup

Murli Thirumale: His First Business Was Acquired By Citrix, His Second By Dell, And Now Raised $50 Million For His Next Startup

Murli Thirumale is the co-founder and CEO of Portworx which is the solution for stateful containers running in production. The company has raised over $50 million from HPE, Cisco, GE, and others. Prior to this, Murli Thirumale worked at Dell (following a successful acquisition), Citrix (also post-acquisition) and HP in executive roles.

Brenden Millstein On Raising $133 Million To Help Industrial Buildings Become Carbon Neutral

Brenden Millstein On Raising $133 Million To Help Industrial Buildings Become Carbon Neutral

Brenden Millstein is CEO & Co-founder of Carbon Lighthouse which is on a mission to stop climate change by making it easy and profitable for building owners to cut carbon emissions caused by wasted energy. The company has raised over $130 million from investors like Elemental Excelerator, CEAS Investments, Cox Enterprises, SV Tech Ventures, The Social Entrepreneurs Fund, JCI Ventures, and GRC SinoGreen Fund to name a few.

Andrew Collins On Raising $68 Million To Reinvent How You Live With Roommates

Andrew Collins On Raising $68 Million To Reinvent How You Live With Roommates

Andrew Collins is the co-founder and CEO of Bungalow which is a residential real estate platform that provides renters with a more convenient, flexible, and communal living solution. The company has raised $68 million from Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Maverick Ventures, Cherubic Ventures, Coatue Management, UpHonest Capital, Wing Venture Capital, CAA Ventures, Atomic, Nine Four Ventures, and A-Rod Corp.