Founder's Corner

Founder's Corner

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Founder’s Corner brings you bite-size lessons and relatable tales from today’s premier founders and CEOs so you can get ahead of tomorrow’s roadblocks and build a great company faster than ever before.
Tim Chen, Founder and CEO of NerdWallet
Oct 9 • 19 min
Tim Chen is the founder and CEO of NerdWallet, a company that helps consumers evaluate credit cards and financial products and aims to be tomorrow’s everyday GPS for money matters. On this episode of Founder’s Corner, host and Omidyar Network…
Yancey Strickler, Cofounder of Kickstarter
Sep 25 • 14 min
Kickstarter has revolutionized the way businesses and entrepreneurs build communities, launch products, and raise crowdfunded capital. On this episode of Founder’s Corner, Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler recounts the origin story of the…
Reid Hoffman, Entrepreneur, Product Strategist, and Investor
Sep 11 • 20 min
Renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman joins the Founder’s Corner podcast for a lively conversation on management, product strategy, and the hard lessons he learned early in his career. Reid is a partner at Greylock and sits…
Jeremy Johnson, Cofounder and CEO of Andela
Aug 22 • 22 min
Jeremy Johnson is the cofounder and CEO of Andela, a startup that is revolutionizing talent distribution in engineering by finding and placing Africa’s brightest developers to help tech giants build better products faster than ever. In today’s…
Scott Heiferman, Founder and CEO of Meetup
Aug 7 • 18 min
Scott Heiferman is the founder and CEO of Meetup, home to the world’s largest network of local community groups. In this episode, Scott speaks with Rob Veres, venture partner at Omidyar Network, about the origins of Meetup, running a later stage…
Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO and President of DreamBox Learning
Jul 24 • 19 min
Jessie Woolley-Wilson is the CEO and president of DreamBox Learning, a startup aimed at reimagining learning for kindergarten–8th grade students in mathematics. Jessie has led a remarkable career serving in executive positions at leading EdTech…
Gina Bianchini, Founder and CEO of Mighty Networks
Jul 10 • 11 min
Gina Bianchini is the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, a startup empowering organizations and individuals to create their own interest-focused, branded social networks and communities on mobile and web. Gina joins the show to share why enabling…
Andy Rachleff, Cofounder and CEO of Wealthfront
Jun 19 • 13 min
Andy Rachleff is the cofounder and CEO of Wealthfront, a startup dedicated to democratizing access to investment management. In this episode, Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh chats with Andy about how he came to start Wealthfront and the…
Make Your Customers Successful | Sean Behr, founder and CEO of STRATIM
Dec 12, 2016 • 45 min
Some founders have had an entrepreneurial spirit …
Don’t Overthink It | Leonard Speiser, Co-Founder and former CEO, Clover
Dec 6, 2016 • 36 min
Don’t overthink things. If you don’t have the tea…
Don’t Be Blinded By Passion | Steve Spinner, RevUp
Nov 29, 2016 • 27 min
As the first person to use social media for fundr…
Don’t Be Afraid to Dream Bigger | Thomaz Srougi, dr.consulta
Nov 22, 2016 • 30 min
Entrepreneurs start companies for a variety of di…
You’re Not at Your Best Yet | Sidharth Kakkar, Front Row
Nov 14, 2016 • 36 min
Hiring the right person for your team is like dra…
Work With People Who Love Your Passion, Not You | Nancy Lublin, Crisis Text Line
Nov 8, 2016 • 29 min
To build successful companies and work with great…
Build for Long-Term Success | Turo
Oct 31, 2016 • 40 min
“Do what you’re passionate about,” is the mantra …
Combining Company & Product Growth | Skillshare
Oct 20, 2016 • 42 min
Part of what makes an entrepreneur successful isn…