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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.

Sacha Labourey On Raising $100 Million To Build The First End-To-End Automated Software Delivery System

Sacha Labourey On Raising $100 Million To Build The First End-To-End Automated Software Delivery System

Sacha Labourey is the co-founder and CEO of CloudBees which develops an end-to-end automated software delivery system that allows companies to balance governance and developer freedom. The company has raised over $100 million from investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures, HSBC, Delta-v Capital, Blue Cloud Ventures, Unusual Ventures, and Golub Capital to name a few.

Derrick Fung On Raising $70 Million To Reward Loyal Shoppers With Gift Cards

Derrick Fung On Raising $70 Million To Reward Loyal Shoppers With Gift Cards

Derrick Fung is the co-founder and CEO of Drop which is an intelligent mobile rewards platform for debit and credit cards. The company has raised over $70 million from investors such as NEA, ff Venture Capital, Sierra Ventures, CRCM Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Hedgewood, White Star Capital, HIGHLINEvc, and RBC Capital, to name a few.

Jaron Waldman: His First Business Failed, Then He Sold His Second To Apple, And Just Sold His Third One To Rakuten For Millions

Jaron Waldman: His First Business Failed, Then He Sold His Second To Apple, And Just Sold His Third One To Rakuten For Millions

Jaron Waldman is the cofounder of Curbside which develops a mobile application to find, buy, and pick up products from stores. The company raised $60 million before its acquisition by Rakuten. Prior to this Jaron Waldman founded Placebase which he sold to Apple. 

Saar Yoskovitz On Raising $60 Million To Listen To Machines And Tell You What‘s Wrong

Saar Yoskovitz On Raising $60 Million To Listen To Machines And Tell You What‘s Wrong

Saar Yoskovitz is the cofounder and CEO of Augury which is an Industrial IoT company that brings predictive maintenance to new markets with cutting-edge machine learning and AI technology. The company has raised over $60 million from top tier investors such as Lerer Hippeau, First Round Capital, Insight Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Pritzker Group, Formation 8, Sound Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, and Munich Re Ventures to name a few. 

Peter Reinhardt On Failing Twice Before Raising $300 Million For His Startup

Peter Reinhardt On Failing Twice Before Raising $300 Million For His Startup

Peter Reinhardt is the cofounder and CEO of Segment which provides a customer data infrastructure that helps businesses put their customers first. The company has raised $300 million from top tier investors such as Accel, Google Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Thrive Capital, NEA, Kleiner Perkins, and General Catalyst to name a few. 

Minnie Ingersoll On Being An Early Employee At Google And Then Building A $100 Million Business

Minnie Ingersoll On Being An Early Employee At Google And Then Building A $100 Million Business

Minnie Ingersoll is the cofounder of Shift which is an online marketplace for buying and selling used cars. The compány has raised $300 million from investors such as Highland Capital Partners, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and DCM Ventures to name a few. She is now a partner at the early stage VC TenOneTen and also hosts the LA Venture podcast.

Gero Decker On Building A $400 Million Business By Helping Companies Make The Most Out Of Their Operational Data

Gero Decker On Building A $400 Million Business By Helping Companies Make The Most Out Of Their Operational Data

Gero Decker is the co-founder and CEO of Signavio which provides tools for business process management. The company has raised over $200 million from investors like Apax Digital and Summit Partners. The company has become an emerging global leader for Business Process Management.

Joshua Motta On Selling His First Business To Microsoft At 15 And Now Raising $50 Million To Keep Companies Safe From Cyber Crimes

Joshua Motta On Selling His First Business To Microsoft At 15 And Now Raising $50 Million To Keep Companies Safe From Cyber Crimes

Joshua Motta is the co-founder and CEO of Coalition which protects the value of a business with Coalition’s intelligence, risk management, and insurance offerings. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors such as Hillhouse Capital House, Ribbit Capital, Vy Capital, Valor Equity Partners, and Greenoaks Capital to name a few. 

Mike Cagney: His Previous Business Is Worth $4.2 Billion And His Latest Startup Just Reached $1.2 Billion Valuation

Mike Cagney: His Previous Business Is Worth $4.2 Billion And His Latest Startup Just Reached $1.2 Billion Valuation

Mike Cagney is the co-founder and CEO of Figure which provides consumer financial solutions intended for home improvement, debt consolidation, and retirement planning. The company has raised over $230 million at a $1.2 billion valuation from investors like DCM Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DHVC, Ulu Ventures, DST Global, Thomvest Ventures, Nimble Ventures, and Ribbit Capital to name a few. Prior to this, he founded SoFi which has raised billions and is worth over $4 billion at the moment. 

Oisin Hanrahan On Raising $100 Million To Help You Book Home Services

Oisin Hanrahan On Raising $100 Million To Help You Book Home Services

Oisin Hanrahan is the cofounder of Handy which is an app through which users can book cleaners, plumbers, handymen, and other household service providers. The company raised over $100 million from investors like General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners, Slow Ventures, Box Group, Revolution, and Fidelity to name a few. Handy was recently acquired by ANGI Homeservices. 

Rachel Drori On Raising $43 Million To Deliver To Your Door Healthy Plant-Based Meals

Rachel Drori On Raising $43 Million To Deliver To Your Door Healthy Plant-Based Meals

Rachel Drori is the founder and CEO of Daily Harvest which delivers superfood eats delivered to your door, frozen and ready to enjoy on your schedule. The company has raised $43 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Collaborative Fund, BAM Ventures, Hedgewood, 14W, M13, Rubicon Venture Capital, and Serena Ventures to name a few. 

Aman Narang On Raising $400 Million To Change How You Order Your Drinks

Aman Narang On Raising $400 Million To Change How You Order Your Drinks

Aman Narang is the co-founder and President of Toast which is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform for businesses in the foodservice and hospitality space. The company has raised so far over $400 million from top tier investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Tiger Global Management, TCV, Eight Roads Ventures, E-Prime Capital, T-Rowe Price, and Lead Edge Capital to name a few. 

Amar Hanspal On Managing 10,000 Employees And Raising $200M To Help Drive The Future Of Manufacturing

Amar Hanspal On Managing 10,000 Employees And Raising $200M To Help Drive The Future Of Manufacturing

Amar Hanspal is the co-founder and CEO of Bright Machines which focuses on changing the speed, flexibility, and economics of manufacturing through intelligent software and adaptive robotics. The company has raised over $200 million from Eclipse Ventures, Geodesic Capital, and Flex. Prior to this, he was the co-CEO of Autodesk.

Alex Kazerani On Selling His Business For $400M And Raising $30M To Help You Unlock Your Office Door

Alex Kazerani On Selling His Business For $400M And Raising $30M To Help You Unlock Your Office Door

Alex Kazerani is the co-founder and CEO of Openpath which offers a mobile and cloud-enabled access control system for businesses and landlords. The company has raised $30 million from investors like Unfront Ventures, Pritzker Group, Emergence, Sorenson Capital, Bonfire Ventures, and Fika Ventures. Prior to this, Alex Kazerani cofounded HostPro (acquired by Micron Electronics for $25 million), KnowledgeBase Solutions (acquired by Talisma for over $10 million), and EdgeCast (acquired by Verizon for $400 million).

Osama Elkady On Being 20 Years At Oracle And Then Raising $70M To Reinvent How Companies Analyze Their Data

Osama Elkady On Being 20 Years At Oracle And Then Raising $70M To Reinvent How Companies Analyze Their Data

Osama Elkady is the co-founder and CEO of Incorta which is an analytics software platform that speeds up data ingestion. The company has raised nearly $75 million from a host of Silicon Valley heavyweights – the company counts GV (formerly Google Ventures), Kleiner Perkins, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Sorenson Capital, Telstra Ventures, and major investor Ron Wohl.

René Rechtman On Selling His Startup To AOL For $100M, His Next One To Disney For $675M, And Now Raising $145M

René Rechtman On Selling His Startup To AOL For $100M, His Next One To Disney For $675M, And Now Raising $145M

René Rechtman is the co-founder and CEO of Moonbug which is a universe of fun and safe digital IP for pre-schoolers. The company has raised $145 million from The Raine Group, Felix Capital, and Fertitta Capital. Prior to this, he sold Maker Studios for $500 Million to Disney and before this, he sold Goviral to AOL for $100 million.

Peter Bailis On Becoming A Stanford Professor At 25 And Raising $66M To Help You Understand Your Data

Peter Bailis On Becoming A Stanford Professor At 25 And Raising $66M To Help You Understand Your Data

Peter Bailis is the co-founder and CEO of Sisu which is a software that empowers people to make better decisions with data. The company has raised $66 million from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, New Enterprise Associates, and Green Bay Ventures. 

Poojan Kumar On Raising $200M Three Months After Launching His Cloud Data Startup

Poojan Kumar On Raising $200M Three Months After Launching His Cloud Data Startup

Poojan Kumar is the co-founder and CEO of Clumio which is a data backup and recovery software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider. The company has raised close to $200M from Index Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, Altimer Capital, and Human Capital. Kumar’s previous company, storage startup PernixData, was acquired by Nutanix.

Colleen Cutcliffe On Raising $57 Million To Heal Your Gut

Colleen Cutcliffe On Raising $57 Million To Heal Your Gut

Colleen Cutcliffe is the cofounder and CEO of Pendulum Therapeutics which develops novel interventions that target the human microbiome to improve the lives of patients suffering from a variety of diseases. The company has raised so far $57 million from top tier investors like Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and True Ventures.

Mauria Finley On Selling Her First Business For $50M And Now Reinventing The Personal Shopping Experience

Mauria Finley On Selling Her First Business For $50M And Now Reinventing The Personal Shopping Experience

Mauria Finley is the founder and CEO of Allume which is an on-demand personal shopping service that matches women with experienced stylists who help them find clothing and accessories that fit their body, budget and style. The company has raised $10M from True Ventures and GGV Capital. Prior to this Mauria Finley founded Citrus Lane which was acquired for $50M by Care.com.

Sean Harper and Lucas Ward On Raising Over $60 Million To Change How Homeowners Get Insured

Sean Harper and Lucas Ward On Raising Over $60 Million To Change How Homeowners Get Insured

Sean Haper and Lucas Ward are the cofounders of Kin Insurance which fixes home insurance through intuitive tech, affordable pricing, and world-class customer service. The company has raised so far over $60 million from investors such as 500 Startups, Omydiar Network, August Capital, Chicago Ventures and Commerce Ventures to name a few. 

Arad Levertov On Raising $50M To Give You Better Access To Credit

Arad Levertov On Raising $50M To Give You Better Access To Credit

Arad Levertov is the cofounder and CEO of Sunbit which is a financial technology platform that helps retailers and customers split in-store purchases into manageable payments. The company has raised over $50 million from investors such as Chicago Ventures, Group11, Zeev Ventures, G-Bar Ventures, and Heroic Ventures. 

Andrew Feldman On Generating Over $1B From Selling His Startups And Now Raising $200M To Accelerate Deep Learning

Andrew Feldman On Generating Over $1B From Selling His Startups And Now Raising $200M To Accelerate Deep Learning

Andrew Feldman is the co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems which is a computer systems company dedicated to accelerating deep learning. The company has raised so far $200 million from top tier investors like Benchmark, Foundation Capital, and Altimer Capital. Prior to this, Andrew Feldman cofounded SeaMicro (acquired by AMD for $355M) and Riverstone Networks (acquired by YAGO for $280M).

Jeff White On Selling Two Startups For Millions And Now Raising $20M To Take On The $270B Big Data Industry

Jeff White On Selling Two Startups For Millions And Now Raising $20M To Take On The $270B Big Data Industry

Jeff White is the co-founder and CEO of Gravy Analytics which is the leading provider of real-world location intelligence for marketers. The company has raised over $20 million from investors such as Gannett, Spring Lake Equity Partners, and Loeb Global Ventures. Prior to this, he co-founded Blue Canopy (acquired by Jacobs) and GovWin (acquired Deltek).

Sammy Dorf On Raising $100 Million In 48 Hours For His Cannabis Business

Sammy Dorf On Raising $100 Million In 48 Hours For His Cannabis Business

Sammy Dorf is the cofounder of Verano Holdings which is a vertically-integrated operator of licensed cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and retail facilities dedicated to improving lives by providing safe access to effective organic cannabis products that enhance health and wellness and by positively impacting the communities it serves. The company raised over $120 million before it got acquired by Harvest Health And Recreation in a deal worth $850 million. 

Marco Zappacosta On Building A $1.7 Billion Business By Connecting Customers With Local Services

Marco Zappacosta On Building A $1.7 Billion Business By Connecting Customers With Local Services

Marco Zappacosta is the co-founder and CEO at Thumbtack which is an online marketplace that connects millions of people with local professionals for their projects. The company has raised over $420 million from top tier investors such as Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, Draper Associate, and Javelin Venture Partners to name a few.

Alex Friedman On Raising $35 Million To Disrupt Reproductive Health For Women

Alex Friedman On Raising $35 Million To Disrupt Reproductive Health For Women

Alex Friedman is the co-founder and CEO of LOLA which is the first lifelong brand for a woman’s body, providing the transparency and candor women deserve when it comes to products and content for their reproductive health. The company has raised over $35 million from top tier investors such as Lerer Hippeau, Spark Capital, BoxGroup, and tennis player Serena Williams to name a few.

Fred Kneip On Raising $9 Million With Just An Idea And A PowerPoint

Fred Kneip On Raising $9 Million With Just An Idea And A PowerPoint

Fred Kneip is the co-founder and CEO of CyberGRX which provides the most comprehensive third-party cyber risk management platform to cost-effectively identify, assess, mitigate and monitor an enterprise’s risk exposure across its entire partner ecosystem. The company has raised over $60M from top tier investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, AllegisCyber, Blakstone, Telstra Ventures, and Rally Ventures to name a few.

Nathan McCauley: From Early Employee At Square To Raising $57 Million To Keep Institutional Investors Safe With Crypto Investments

Nathan McCauley: From Early Employee At Square To Raising $57 Million To Keep Institutional Investors Safe With Crypto Investments

Nathan McCauley is the co-founder and CEO of Anchorage which is a crypto-native digital asset custodian that uses modern security engineering to help institutions safeguard their investments. The company has raised over $50 million from investors such as Blockchain Capital, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, and Polychain to name a few. Prior to this Nathan McCauley was an early employee at Square.

Reuven Moskowitz On Selling His First Business At 22 And Then Raising $50M To Take On The $450B Legal Tech Industry

Reuven Moskowitz On Selling His First Business At 22 And Then Raising $50M To Take On The $450B Legal Tech Industry

Reuven Moskowitz is the founder and CEO of Litify which provides technology solutions for law firms by providing a trusted, intelligent, user-friendly platform for practice management. The company has raised over $50 million from top tier investors like Tiger Global or Fortress Investment Group. Prior to this, he cofounded OneReceipt (acquired by Performance Marketing Brands) and Penguin Digital (acquired by Shutterfly).

Valentin Stalf: After 298 Investor Rejections, He Built A $3.5 Billion Business That Is Disrupting Banks

Valentin Stalf: After 298 Investor Rejections, He Built A $3.5 Billion Business That Is Disrupting Banks

Valentin Stalf is the co-founder and CEO of N26 which provides mobile banking solutions. The company has raised more than $600 million from some of the world’s most well-known investors, including Insight Venture Partners, GIC – Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, and Battery Ventures to name a few.

Michael Wystrach On Raising Over $100M To Deliver Chef-Cooked Meals To Your Door

Michael Wystrach On Raising Over $100M To Deliver Chef-Cooked Meals To Your Door

Michael Wystrach is the co-founder and CEO of Freshly which delivers gourmet ready-made meals, prepared and delivered to your door. The company so far has raised $110 million from investors such as Highland Capital Partners, Slow Ventures, Insight Partners, Alumni Ventures Group, Total Access Fund, White Star Capital, Monkish Equity, The Yard Ventures, Chestnut Street Ventures, and Blue Ivy Ventures to name a few. 

Bhavin Turakhia: The Billionaire That Started His First Business At 17

Bhavin Turakhia: The Billionaire That Started His First Business At 17

Bhavin Turakhia is a serial entrepreneur that has found five companies. The first company he started at 17 got acquired for $160 million. He is presently heading Radix – a leading registry for top-level extensions, Flock – a suite of productivity apps, and Zeta – a digital payments platform. Radix is a $200 million company, Flock he has invested his personal wealth on, and Zeta has raised already over $60 million. 

Immad Akhund On Selling His Business For $45M And Then Raising Millions To Create A Bank For Startups

Immad Akhund On Selling His Business For $45M And Then Raising Millions To Create A Bank For Startups

Immad Akhund is the co-founder and CEO of Mercury which is a bank for startups, engineered in Silicon Valley for tech companies. The company has raised over $25 million from investors like Andreessen Horowitz and Charles River Ventures. Prior to this, he cofounded Heyzap which he sold for $45 million. 

Austin Russell On Starting His Business At 16 And Raising $250M To Make Self-Driving Cars A Reality

Austin Russell On Starting His Business At 16 And Raising $250M To Make Self-Driving Cars A Reality

Austin Russell is the cofounder and CEO of Luminar which is an autonomous vehicle sensor and software company. The company has raised over $250 million from investors like Peter Thiel, The Westle Group, Canvas Ventures, Moore Capital, 1517 Fund, GVA Capital, Invariantes Fund, and Corning to name a few.

Rebecca Minkoff On Building A $100 Million Fashion Brand By Using Tech To Drive Sales Growth

Rebecca Minkoff On Building A $100 Million Fashion Brand By Using Tech To Drive Sales Growth

Rebecca Minkoff is the founder and creative force behind Rebecca Minkoff, which is a fashion brand distributed in 900 stores worldwide. The company is doing more than $100M in revenue. Rebecca Minkoff also established Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women that invests in women.

Thejo Kote On Selling His Business For $100M And Raising $7M To Help Businesses Control Their Spending

Thejo Kote On Selling His Business For $100M And Raising $7M To Help Businesses Control Their Spending

Thejo Kote is the co-founder and CEO of Airbase which is an all-in-one platform for spend management, giving companies unprecedented financial control and visibility. The company has raised so far $7 million from First Round Capital, BoxGroup, Village Global, and Quiet Capital. Prior to this, Thejo Kote sold a company for over $100 million.

Dimitri Sirota On Selling His Business For $200M And Now Raising $100M To Address Concerns With Data Security

Dimitri Sirota On Selling His Business For $200M And Now Raising $100M To Address Concerns With Data Security

Dimitri Sirota is the cofounder and CEO of BigID which develops a software that helps companies have a secure customer data and satisfy privacy regulations. The company has raised so far $96 million from investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Western Technology Investment, Boldstart Ventures, and Deepfork Capital to name a few. Prior to this the founded wo enterprise software companies focused on security (eTunnels) and API management (Layer 7 Technologies), which was sold to CA Technologies in 2013 for $200M.

Chuck Cohn On Starting His Business In College And Raising $110M To Give You Matrix Style Learning With Just A Click

Chuck Cohn On Starting His Business In College And Raising $110M To Give You Matrix Style Learning With Just A Click

Chuck Cohn is the co-founder and CEO of Varsity Tutors which is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. The company has raised so far over $100 million from investors such as TCV, Learn Capital, and the Chan Zuckerberg initiative to name a few. 

Ben Sigelman On Building A Core Technology At Google And Now Raising $70M To Change The DNA Of Software Development

Ben Sigelman On Building A Core Technology At Google And Now Raising $70M To Change The DNA Of Software Development

Ben Sigelman is a co-founder and CEO at LightStep, a company that makes complex microservice applications more transparent and reliable. The company has raised $70 million from investors like Sequoia Capital, Redpoint, Harrison Metal, Cowboy Ventures, and Altimer Capital. Prior to this, he was an employee at Google for nine years. 

Shoaib Makani On Building A $1.4 Billion Business That Is Reinventing The $700 Billion Trucking Industry

Shoaib Makani On Building A $1.4 Billion Business That Is Reinventing The $700 Billion Trucking Industry

Shoaib Makani is the co-founder and CEO of KeepTruckin which is helping trucking companies manage their fleets and have their drivers legally log their hours. The company has raised over $200 million at a $1.4 billion valuation from investors like Index Ventures, Google Ventures, IVP, Scale Venture Partners, Greenoaks Capital, and ITOCHU Corporation. Before becoming a trucker, Shoaib Makani was a VC at Khosla Ventures and also an employee at Google.

Shishir Mehrotra On Raising $60M To Create A Next-Generation Spreadsheet That Makes Excel A Thing Of The Past

Shishir Mehrotra On Raising $60M To Create A Next-Generation Spreadsheet That Makes Excel A Thing Of The Past

Shishir Mehrotra is the CEO and Co-Founder of Coda which creates online documents and the utility of applications into a single new canvas. The company has raised over $60 million from investors like NEA, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock, and General Catalyst. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Product and Engineering at Youtube.

Lior Elazary On Selling His First Business For $20M, His Second For $400M, And Now Taking On The $8B Robotics Industry

Lior Elazary On Selling His First Business For $20M, His Second For $400M, And Now Taking On The $8B Robotics Industry

Lior Elazary is the cofounder of inVia Robotics which provides next-generation robotics warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce distribution centers and supply chains. The company has raised $30 million from Point72 Ventures, Upfront Ventures, and Embark Ventures to name a few. Prior to this, Lior Elazary sold his first business for $20 million and his next one for $400 million.

Sujai Hajela and Bob Friday On Selling Their AI-Powered Startup To Juniper Networks For $405 Million

Sujai Hajela and Bob Friday On Selling Their AI-Powered Startup To Juniper Networks For $405 Million

Sujai Hajela and Bob Friday are the cofounders of Mist Systems which is leading the transition to AI-driven IT, making Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable by providing visibility and proactive automation to the user experience across the AI-driven enterprise. The company raised $90 million from Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. Ultimately the company got acquired by Juniper Networks in a deal worth $405 million. 

Stuart Landesberg On Building A $1 Billion Business By Selling Natural Home Care Products

Stuart Landesberg On Building A $1 Billion Business By Selling Natural Home Care Products

Stuart Landesberg is the co-founder and CEO of Grove Collaborative which has an owned direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform for natural home and personal care products. The company has raised over $200 million at a $1B+ valuation from investors like Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, General Atlantic, Marc Bell Ventures, Greenspring Associates, Nextview Ventures, and Bullpen Capital to name a few. 

Sanjay Shah On Going From Zero To $250 Million In Revenue Without Taking Any Outside Investment

Sanjay Shah On Going From Zero To $250 Million In Revenue Without Taking Any Outside Investment

Sanjay Shah is the founder and CEO of Vistex which is an enterprise software company, providing solutions to drive customer growth and partner relations. The company was bootstrapped to $250 million in revenue without outside investment. Recently the company raised $65 million from Accel-KKR.

Vivek Ravisankar On Raising $60 Million To Remove The Resume From Developer Hiring

Vivek Ravisankar On Raising $60 Million To Remove The Resume From Developer Hiring

Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and co-founder of HackerRank, a company that is on a mission to match every developer to the right job  based on skills, not pedigree. The company has raised $60 million from investors like SV Angel, Khosla Ventures, Battery Ventures, JMI Equity, and ZenShin Capital.