Deciding by Data

Deciding by Data

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Ever wonder how your favorite businesses use data…
Never Do Laundry Again: How Rent the Runway is Creating a ‘Closet in the Cloud’
Jul 30 • 27 min
Rent the Runway is a business that’s dressed as a fashion company but has the bones of a tech startup. Their service allows customers to rent clothes for special occasions or everyday wear. Rent the Runway aspires to give customers the freedom to create a…
Using Data to Work Smarter, Not Harder: Lessons from Collective[i] CEO Tad Martin
May 31 • 25 min
When Tad Martin first joined Overstock.com in 2000, he entered a company with a lot of valuable data waiting to be used, but lacking the technology to use it. As COO, Tad led a lengthy and pricey big data overhaul to get the company up to speed. After he…
Why Finding Your ‘Career Fit’ Is Better Than Your Dream Job, featuring The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew
May 2 • 29 min
Kathryn Minshew didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life, so she created a company to help others figure out their career fit. Minshew is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Muse, a careers platform that lets candidates peek into companies before they…
Live Interview: What the Internet Can Teach Us About the Real World, with Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman
Apr 8 • 37 min
Scott Heiferman created Meetup in 2002 to “use the Internet to get people off of the Internet.” Now, over 35 million members use the platform to meet nearby people with similar interests. At the end of 2017, WeWork — the company best known for its trendy…
Can Data Build the Perfect Pizza Shop? Featuring Olo CEO Noah Glass
Mar 21 • 31 min
One day in 2003, Noah Glass was fed up with waiting in line for coffee. There must be a better way, he thought. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Olo, which provides order-ahead technology for 200 restaurant brands, including sweetgreen, Chipotle and…
Your AI-Powered Assistant Has You Covered: A Futuristic Conversation with x.ai CEO Dennis Mortensen
Mar 7 • 52 min
X.ai has raised $44 million to tackle a really big small problem: scheduling emails. You might have encountered one of their AI-powered assistants without even knowing it. When emailing to set up a meeting, a user simply copies amy@x.ai or andrew@x.ai to…
How ClassPass is Disrupting the Fitness Industry with Data, Featuring Founder Payal Kadakia
Feb 19 • 33 min
Payal Kadakia created a business that is transforming the way people work out. But that’s not what she first set out to do — she got there by following the data. When Payal created Classtivity in 2011, she wanted to provide a way for adults to rekindle…
Building a Community Around Data at MongoDB, with Senior Director of Sales Operations Meghan Gill
Feb 6 • 22 min
As employee No. 8 and the first non-technical hire at MongoDB, Meghan Gill was charged with growing a community around the open source database. On this episode, she dives into how she launched many of the company’s first demand generation programs, and…
Unlocking New Markets with Data and Machine Learning, as told by Smartling CEO Jack Welde
Jan 23 • 44 min
Jack Welde helps companies make more money by speaking their customers’ language — literally. Welde is the Co-Founder and CEO of Smartling, a disruptive translation services company that uses a combination of human and machine translation to help…
Is Entrepreneurship in Your DNA? Featuring Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi
Jan 7 • 35 min
Can we boil down an entrepreneur’s future success to their DNA? Adeo Ressi, Founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, says yes. This startup accelerator determines acceptance into its prestigious launch program in part based on a series of psychometric…
The Big Data Behind Short URLs, with Bitly CEO Mark Josephson
Dec 16, 2017 • 24 min
You probably know Bitly as those short links you see on social media. But Bitly’s real business revolves around Big Data. On this episode, co-hosts Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy interview Bitly CEO Mark Josephson about how the company’s short links…
How Big Data and AI Will Change Your Life, According to Matt Turck of FirstMark Capital
Nov 21, 2017 • 32 min
Will Artificial Intelligence lead to a third world war? Can Big Data cure cancer? Co-hosts Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy learn the answers to these questions in an interview with Matt Turck, Managing Director at FirstMark Capital, who invests in Big…
How Analytics is Shaking Up Angel Investing, with Gust CEO David S. Rose
Nov 12, 2017 • 31 min
David S. Rose, one of the most prominent angel investors in New York, says angel investing is about to change for good. David has founded half a dozen companies, but his latest, Gust, is a SaaS platform connecting entrepreneurs to early-stage investors.…
Coming Soon: Deciding by Data
Nov 8, 2017 • 0 min
Ever wonder how the world’s most innovative companies make decisions? In this new podcast series, serial entrepreneurs and Indicative co-founders Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy interview business leaders about how they use data to guide their companies.…