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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.

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.