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Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
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Olivier Pomel built Datadog into a $40B company while burning only $25M in capital. In our conversation, he shares the fundraising lessons, operating principles, and core insights that made this possible. He also discusses the pros and cons of building a tech company in NYC, how early-career professionals should approach learning AI tools, how Datadog is building a trusted relationship with their users around AI features, and much more(00:00) Intro(01:30) Datadog's Early Challenges and Lessons(04:32) The Core Insight Behind Datadog(05:20) Building the Right Product(07:46) Transitioning to Open Beta(09:38) Expanding Datadog's Product Line(11:26) Platform Vision and Modular Products(18:12) Empowering Product Teams(22:14) Acquisitions and Integration Strategy(33:18) Customer-Centric Approach(36:39) Bottom-Up Sales Strategy(46:04) Navigating Founder Challenges(46:37) Building a Collaborative Management Team(48:32) Staying Close to Customers(51:36) Maintaining a Culture of Discipline and Efficiency(56:26) Pricing Strategy and Market Positioning(01:01:24) Fostering a Low-Ego, High-Performance Culture(01:06:32) Hiring and Promoting for Long-Term Success(01:12:21) Fundraising and Investor Relations(01:16:03) Deciding Whether to Sell or Scale(01:18:26) The Impact of AI on Software Development(01:23:24) Choosing New York Over Silicon Valley(01:28:04) Final Thoughts and Reflections Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Steve Kaufer led Tripadvisor to multi-billion dollar success over a 20+ year run as CEO. He discusses getting acquired and spun out from IAC, becoming a public company CEO, and his biggest operating lessons from his decades-long journey. Steve also shares behind-the-scenes of his new venture, Give Freely, and reflects on his entrepreneurial path. (00:00) Intro(01:00)  Steve Kaufer's Journey with Tripadvisor(03:18) Handling Negative Reviews and Legal Issues(05:24) Psychology of Reviews and User Behavior(10:01) Impact of AI on Review Platforms(15:02) Graduation Speech and Key Lessons(16:33) Speed Wins: The Importance of Agility(22:46) Measuring Success and Embracing Change(28:40) Hard Work and Personal Growth(36:20) Management and Leadership Insights(40:23) Setting Company Culture(48:00) Adapting to Market Changes(51:45) Hiring the Right People(53:27) Identifying Red Flags in Interviews(54:51) The Importance of Self-Improvement(55:29) Curiosity and Adaptability in Candidates(56:36) Managing Through Crises: 9/11 and COVID-19(01:02:12) Lessons from Early Career and Centerline Software(01:05:02) Founding Tripadvisor and Its Growth(01:18:03) Tripadvisor's Acquisition and Integration with IAC(01:25:23) Transitioning from Tripadvisor to Give Freely(01:27:26) The Vision and Impact of Give Freely(01:37:10) Conclusion and Final Thoughts Show Notes:https://givefreely.com/  Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Since 2017, Bill Shufelt (CEO, Athletic Brewing) went from hedge fund trader to the CEO of the leading producer of non-alcoholic craft beer. Unlike the typical tech-focused chats, this one centers around a product many have fallen in love with. In the conversation, Bill tells stories of the unscalable but crucial strategies he used to build a brand, push past rejection, and redefine the non-alcoholic beer industry. (00:00) Introduction to Athletic Brewing(00:52) The Early Days and Breakthrough Moments(01:15) Celebrity Partnerships and Brand Building(03:16) The Philosophy of Brand and Movement(07:33) The Non-Alcoholic Beer Market(10:46) The Entrepreneurial Journey and Personal Sacrifices(18:22) Scaling the Business and Marketing Strategies(28:20) Navigating Regulations and Health Trends(39:07) The Importance of a Tech Co-Founder(39:31) Home Brewing Beginnings(40:13) Innovative Brewing Process(41:13) Food Safety Challenges(43:24) Raising Funds and Building a Brewery(44:24) Vertical Integration Benefits(45:33) Early Sales Efforts(46:56) Investor Relations and Accountability(51:14) Long-Term Vision and Focus(01:00:10) Cultural Differences in Non-Alcoholic Beer(01:02:35) Health Considerations and Alcohol(01:10:38) The Sensation of Drinking(01:12:50) Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Journey(01:14:46) Conclusion and Final Thoughts Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
In the midst of meme stock craziness, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev shared his most eye-opening insights from running the company that transformed the game for retail investors. He talks about Robinhood’s new Gold Card, his views on crypto, the media side, how artificial intelligence could change finance, and more. (00:00) Intro(03:27) The Origin of the Name 'Robinhood'(08:43) Navigating the GameStop and Meme Stock Saga(10:52) Rebuilding Trust and Brand Impact(19:10) Crisis Communication and Leadership Lessons(23:54) Industry Insights and Future of Trading(31:00) AI and Financial Services(33:34) Crypto and Regulatory Challenges(40:14) The Viral Launch of Robinhood(47:01) The Gold Card Launch and Customer Strategy(50:08) The Vision Behind Robinhood's Credit Card(53:50) Building vs. Buying: The X1 Acquisition(56:12) Integrating X1 into Robinhood(57:11) The GM Structure and Its Benefits(58:42) Challenges and Trade-offs of Decentralization(01:01:08) Financial Modeling and Customer Economics(01:04:48) Navigating Remote Work and Returning to the Office(01:09:14) Managing Stock Price Expectations(01:13:23) Hiring and Retaining Talent(01:17:11) Fundraising and Investor Relations(01:31:09) Launching Sherwood Media(01:38:56) Reflections and Future Aspirations Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
On the day of the ChatGPT-4o announcement, Sam Altman sat down to share behind-the-scenes details of the launch and offer his predictions for the future of AI. Altman delves into OpenAI's vision, discusses the timeline for achieving AGI, and explores the societal impact of humanoid robots. He also expresses his excitement and concerns about AI personal assistants, highlights the biggest opportunities and risks in the AI landscape today, and much more. (00:00) Intro(00:50) The Personal Impact of Leading OpenAI(01:44) Unveiling Multimodal AI: A Leap in Technology(02:47) The Surprising Use Cases and Benefits of Multimodal AI(03:23) Behind the Scenes: Making Multimodal AI Possible(08:36) Envisioning the Future of AI in Communication and Creativity(10:21) The Business of AI: Monetization, Open Source, and Future Directions(16:42) AI's Role in Shaping Future Jobs and Experiences(20:29) Debunking AGI: A Continuous Journey Towards Advanced AI(24:04) Exploring the Pace of Scientific and Technological Progress(24:18) The Importance of Interpretability in AI(25:11) Navigating AI Ethics and Regulation(27:26) The Safety Paradigm in AI and Beyond(28:55) Personal Reflections and the Impact of AI on Society(29:11) The Future of AI: Fast Takeoff Scenarios and Societal Changes(30:59) Navigating Personal and Professional Challenges(40:21) The Role of AI in Creative and Personal Identity(43:09) Educational System Adaptations for the AI Era(44:30) Contemplating the Future with Advanced AI Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
After 18 years leading Guidewire (~$10B), Marcus Ryu made the transition from CEO to partner at Battery Ventures. In the episode, Marcus shares his journey of co-founding Guidewire in 2001, steering the company through its IPO in 2012, and building one of the largest vertical software businesses in the world. He shares his insights on how to build a durable company in troubling times, what he looks for in entrepreneurs, the future of vertical software, and much more. (00:00) Intro(01:31) The Philosophical Approach to Investing and Strategy(03:27) Unpacking the Strategy: Diagnosis, Market Definition, and Execution(04:31) The Intricacies of Investment Decisions and Entrepreneurial Insight(10:39) From Philosophy to Silicon Valley: A Personal Journey(12:29) The Dot-com Bubble and Lessons Learned(26:19) Guidewire's Founding: Identifying a Niche in the Insurance Industry(37:13) The Early Days: Building from Scratch(37:34) The Founder's Balance Sheet: Energy, Time, and Market Demand(37:54) Starting with Nothing: The Humble Beginnings of a Startup(38:14) The Power of Insight and Precision in Startup Success(39:58) Product Development and Market Strategy: The Binder's Role(40:37) The Brutal Reality of Go-to-Market: Rejection and Resilience(42:59) The Parable of the Horse: Navigating Startup Highs and Lows(45:23) Overcoming Legal Battles and Finding a Moral Purpose(48:37) The CEO Transition: Learning from Leadership Changes(50:49) Foundational Principles for Sustaining Founder Relationships(53:41) Cultivating a Company Culture Based on Core Values(01:01:31) The Journey from Founder to Investor: A New Chapter(01:03:53) The Role of a Board and Achieving Founder-Investor Alignment(01:08:25) Managing Founder Psychosis and Scaling as a Leader(01:12:52) The Founder's Journey and Commitment(01:13:27) The Philosophical Underpinnings of Insurance(01:14:03) Insurance: A Civilizational Necessity(01:15:01) The Impact of Insurance on Society and Innovation(01:19:32) Navigating the Complexities of Insurance Regulation(01:21:07) The Dark Side of Ad Tech and Its Societal Impact(01:28:41) The Challenge of Communication and Leadership(01:31:46) The Future of Software: Vertical Specialization(01:42:05) Evaluating Founders and the Essence of Entrepreneurship(01:45:56) Emerging Opportunities and the Specificity of Markets(01:48:53) Concluding Reflections on Authentic Leadership Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
After last week’s announcement that IBM is acquiring HashiCorp for $6.4B, HashiCorp co-founder Armon Dadgar discussed a few behind-the-scenes elements of the acquisition and HashiCorp’s full journey from the early days. Armon shares some of his biggest lessons from the journey, from fundraising to community building and more. (00:00) Intro(01:17) Explaining HashiCorp: Simplifying Cloud Infrastructure for Enterprises(03:24) Navigating the Acquisition: Emotions, Expectations, and the Future with IBM(09:01) The Founding Story: Choosing the Path of a Venture-Backed Business(10:59) Challenging Silicon Valley Wisdom: HashiCorp's Multi-Product Strategy(17:54) The Importance of Being Pragmatic: Adapting Products to Market Needs(32:27) Customer Trust and Commitment: The Foundation of HashiCorp's Success(36:27) Organizational Evolution: Adapting Structure to Strategy at HashiCorp(38:36) Exploring Product Verticals and Team Structures(39:16) The Evolution of Product Portfolio(40:46) Strategic Product Development and Market Fit(41:51) Transitioning from Product Expansion to Monetization(43:27) The Impact of Docker on Fundraising and Strategy(50:31) Navigating the Challenges of Multi-Product Strategy(55:33) The Significance of Branding and Product Naming(01:00:46) Understanding User vs. Buyer Dynamics in Open Source Monetization(01:09:17) The Founders' Journey: From University to HashiCorp(01:16:39) Navigating Leadership and Hiring Challenges(01:17:14) The Search for the Right Leadership: A Journey of Discovery(01:17:57) Realizing the Need for Specialized Roles(01:18:24) The Turning Point: Hiring Key Executives(01:19:57) Overcoming the Ego: Embracing Change for Company Success(01:21:18) The Final Decision: Bringing in New Leadership(01:22:45) Reflecting on the Hiring Process and Its Impact(01:28:27) Building a Culture of Execution and Communication(01:50:51) The Importance of Airline Loyalty for Busy Executives Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Before Andrew Bialecki took Klaviyo public and scaled the company to $6B, he bootstrapped it to over $1M in ARR. In our discussion, Andrew reveals his philosophies around fundraising, finding the best talent, cultivating entrepreneurship inside Klaviyo, scaling culture, and more. (00:00) Intro(01:13) Klaviyo's Bootstrap Beginnings(09:37) The Strategic Pivot to E-commerce and Retail(15:02) Narrow Focus as a Catalyst for Growth(25:48) Building a Culture of Learning and Growth(34:02) The Entrepreneurial Path: From Engineer to Founder(37:09) The Commute to Innovation: A Startup Journey(37:57) From Performable to HubSpot: A Tale of Acquisition and Growth(39:26) Building Klaviyo: Lessons in Entrepreneurship and Team Building(40:40) Scaling a Startup: The Challenges of Leadership and Hiring(47:04) Fostering a Culture of Experimentation and Entrepreneurship(53:15) The Art of Hiring: Identifying Entrepreneurial Spirit(58:39) Chronological Resumes and the Power of Storytelling in Interviews(01:06:16) Embracing the Unsexy: The Philosophy of 'Eating Your Vegetables'(01:13:33) Klaviyo University: Training Future Founders and Leaders(01:15:25) Cultivating a Culture of Learning at Klaviyo(01:16:17) The Genesis of Klaviyo University(01:17:05) Core Curriculum and Electives: A Deep Dive(01:20:46) Adapting Learning Programs in a Remote World(01:21:56) The Art and Science of Effective Business Writing(01:28:35) Recruitment and Onboarding: Strategies for Success(01:38:05) Building and Sustaining Company Culture(01:41:28) Leveraging Boston's Ecosystem for Growth(01:47:06) The Future of Software: Productivity vs. Output(01:52:33) Closing Thoughts and Acknowledgements Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
After 23+ years in venture capital, Jeremy Levine has thrived in many eras, taking risks on now-iconic companies like LinkedIn, Shopify, Yelp, Pinterest, and more. In our discussion, Jeremy shared stories behind these investments and the mindsets he’s developed along the way. We also explored how the VC landscape has evolved over the last 20 years and where the industry may head next. Plus, Jeremy shares insights from his journey into VC, along with foundational advice and principles that anyone aspiring to succeed in the industry may find valuable. Overall, an in-depth discussion for anyone who wants to nerd out on venture capital with us. (00:00) Intro(01:03) Exploring the Personal Motivations Behind Venture Capital(01:41) The Impact of Technology on Venture Capital(03:11) The Reality of Venture Capital Impact(06:45) The Ideal Venture Investment: The Donut Company Metaphor(07:30) Operator vs. Career Investor: The Best Venture Capitalists(09:57) The Dynamics of Choosing a Venture Investor(14:03) The Unique Paths to Success in Venture Capital(17:04) Authenticity and Adaptability in Venture Capital(26:33) Navigating the Complexities of Venture Capital Careers(34:11) Jeremy Levine's Journey to Bessemer Venture Partners(40:00) Navigating the Venture Capital Landscape: Insights and Strategies(40:30) The Competitive Edge in Early 2000s Venture Capital(43:26) Reflections on Career Paths and the Role of Serendipity(47:04) The Intricacies of Decision Making in Venture Capital(52:37) Evaluating Investment Opportunities: The Price Sensitivity Debate(55:22) Learning from Success and Failure: The Jet.com Story(01:08:26) The Evolution of Successful Entrepreneurs: Insights from Shopify and Yelp(01:16:22) The Strategic Advantage of Repeat Entrepreneurs in the Startup Ecosystem(01:19:38) Navigating Market Dynamics: Insights and Analogies(01:20:09) The Evolution of a Venture Capitalist: From Ideas to Impact(01:21:22) Pioneering User-Generated Content: A Venture Success Story(01:23:36) Exploring E-Commerce and the Power of Advertising(01:24:59) Innovative Investment Strategies: SaaS and Payment Processing(01:34:53) Bessemer's Legacy and Venture Capital Evolution(01:39:57) Expanding Horizons: Bessemer's Global and Diverse Investment Approach(01:52:35) Cultivating Talent and Embracing Industry Dynamics(02:02:36) Navigating Budgets and Investment Strategies in Venture Capital(02:03:55) The Importance of Accountability and Decision-Making Records(02:05:46) Investment Memo Strategies: Beyond Templates(02:08:43) The Dynamics of Voting and Decision Making in VC Firms(02:16:19) The Evolution of Venture Capital: Trends and Predictions(02:21:13) Building a Successful Venture Capital Firm: Culture and Operations(02:29:57) Mentorship and Individual Growth in Venture Capital(02:39:40) Navigating the AI Investment Landscape(02:41:36) The Debate on Announcing Funding Rounds(02:44:20) Closing Remarks  Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Garrett Langley is the CEO of Flock Safety, a $4B company helping solve 10% of US crimes with AI-powered tech. Garrett offers an in-depth look into Flock Safety’s ambitious vision to eliminate crime in America and all the operating lessons he’s learned along the way, including how to build a strong and motivated team, keep people accountable, and leverage PR for rapid growth. (00:00) Intro(01:03) The Mission to Eliminate Crime with Innovative Tech(01:54) The Genesis of Flock Safety: A Response to High Crime Rates(07:48) The Evolution of Flock Safety's Crime-Fighting Technology(24:37) Impact Stories: How Flock Safety is Changing Lives(31:00) Navigating the Balance: Safety, Privacy, and Community Impact(36:58) Exploring the Universal Appeal of Safety Across America(37:38) The Role of Community Decisions in Public Safety(39:02) Addressing Misinformation and Enhancing Safety with Technology(39:58) Collaboration and Data Sharing Among Cities(41:26) The Impact of Technology on Policing and Public Safety(43:24) Innovative Solutions to Modern Policing Challenges(49:18) Flock's Vision for the Future of Public Safety(56:05) Building a Business on Solving Crime(56:38) The Importance of Team and Culture in Business Success(01:10:45) Navigating Growth and Maintaining Culture in a Scaling Company(01:12:33) Cultivating a Strong Remote Work Culture(01:12:46) The Power of Cultural Norms in Business(01:13:01) Building Accountability and Responsiveness(01:14:16) The Importance of In-Person Interactions in a Hybrid Company(01:14:50) Assessing Substantive Work Over Managing Up(01:17:50) The Strategy of Being a Macro Optimist and Micro Pessimist(01:20:16) Celebrating Milestones and Focusing on Impact(01:21:58) The Unique Dynamic of Working with Family(01:30:42) Reflections on Early Success and the Drive to Build Meaningful Companies(01:37:58) Overcoming Fundraising Challenges and Understanding Market Dynamics(01:46:55) Concluding Thoughts and the Future of Flock Safety  Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
In less than 8 years, Sanjit Biswas scaled Samsara from 0 to over $1B ARR. In our latest conversation, Sanjit shares all the lessons he’s learned about running a hyper-growth organization, including all the changes he’s made since growing and selling his first company Meraki to Cisco for $1.2B and going on to scale Samsara to $20B. A great episode for anyone who wants to continuously reinvent themselves within a rapidly changing workplace. (00:00) Intro(01:28) Samsara's Journey: From Startup to Billion-Dollar Valuation(06:50) The Evolution of Samsara's Product Line: From Temperature Sensors to AI(12:48) The Impact of ELD Mandate on Samsara's Growth(14:16) Expanding Horizons: Samsara's Multi-Product Strategy(29:41) Leadership Lessons: Scaling a Company and Rehiring Yourself(38:07) Insights on Hiring: Finding the Right Fit for Growth(40:56) Maintaining High Hiring Standards in Rapid Growth(42:21) Innovative Hiring Practices: Talent Calibrators and Bar Raisers(43:12) Embracing a Flexible Workplace Post-Pandemic(43:20) Navigating the Shift to Remote Work and Its Impact on Talent Acquisition(45:06) Evaluating Employee Performance and the Keeper Test(46:42) Lessons from Legendary Venture Capitalists and Building Board Relationships(50:16) Samsara's Journey: Building a Billion-Dollar Business(50:34) From Academic Project to Commercial Success: The Meraki Story(54:35) The Power of Direct Sales and Learning from Customer Interactions(01:14:24) Reflecting on Growth, Culture, and the Future of Samsara(01:24:08) Closing Thoughts and Advice for Future Founders Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
One of the most preeminent AI founders, Aravind Srinivas (CEO, Perplexity), believes we could see 100+ AI startups valued over $10B in our future. In the episode, we discuss why Perplexity decided to compete with Google and Aravind shares predictions for the utopian future of artificial intelligence. He also discusses the differences between working at both DeepMind and OpenAI, why personalized knowledge on demand could be a trillion-dollar opportunity and more. (00:00) Intro(01:34) The Evolution of Search Engines(04:01) Perplexity: Bridging the Gap Between Google and Wikipedia(05:04) The Philosophy Behind Perplexity and Its Unique Approach(06:33) Redefining Search: The Shift from Links to Answers(09:02) The Business Model Dilemma: Google's Challenge with Innovation(13:46) The Importance of Aligning Shareholder and User Interests(27:00) The Complexities of Building a Competitive AI Talent Pool(33:33) Perplexity's Business Model and Subscription Strategy(39:54) The Future of Search: Personalization and Real-Time Data(44:21) Enhancing User Engagement with Suggested Next Questions(48:10) Key Success Metrics and the Importance of Daily Queries(50:21) The Challenge of Gaining User Trust(50:48) Personalizing Products for User Engagement(50:55) Navigating the AI Model Landscape(51:40) The Strategic Decision Against Building Own Models(52:22) Leveraging Open Source Models and Infrastructure Efficiency(53:37) The Business Model and Value Proposition(58:12) AI's Potential to Transform Work and Empowerment(01:03:11) The Future of AI: More Compute or Breakthroughs?(01:05:39) The Startup Ecosystem and AI's Billion-Dollar Potential(01:07:26) AI Safety and Regulation: A Founder's Perspective(01:08:15) Inspirations and Influences: Learning from Larry Page(01:20:51) Building a User-Centric Product: The Perplexity Journey(01:36:13) The Future of Perplexity and Changing User Habits Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
This week, Tracy Young launched her second startup, TigerEye, from stealth mode. After selling PlanGrid to Autodesk for $875 million and working with YC for a couple of years, Tracy and her husband/co-founder decided to build the software they wished they’d had while building PlanGrid. In our conversation, Tracy unmasks her vision for TigerEye and shares everything she learned as a first time CEO that she’s bringing into her second company.(00:00) Intro(01:39) The Shift in Market Dynamics and PlanGrid's Response(07:07) The Importance of Addressing Multiple Stakeholders in Product Development(09:08) From PlanGrid to TigerEye: Tracy Young's New Venture(11:39) The Significance of Organizational Structure and Team Dynamics(15:03) The Evolution of Sales Strategy and Team Structure(17:28) The Decision to Sell PlanGrid and Its Aftermath(24:17) The Genesis of TigerEye and Its Mission(31:09) Cultivating a Purposeful Company Culture at TigerEye(39:29) Recruitment Strategies and the Value of Reference Calls(45:42) Product Development Insights and Market Focus(49:39) The Importance of Customer Tracking for Startups(49:57) The Challenges of Scaling with CRM and ERP Systems(51:55) Navigating the Tough Decisions of Firing Employees(57:08) The Journey from Construction Engineering to Tech Entrepreneurship(57:42) The Birth and Growth of PlanGrid(01:01:24) Navigating Personal and Professional Growth(01:05:50) The Emotional Journey of Losing a Co-Founder(01:17:34) From Stealth Mode to Market Impact with Tiger Eye(01:18:31) Embracing Remote Work and Building a Diverse Team(01:30:15) Reflections on Fundraising and Board Meetings(01:34:28) Finding Work-Life Balance in Startup Culture Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Zach Weinberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Curie.Bio, which has raised over $500 million to combine early-stage investing in biotech and drug discovery copiloting. He is also the co-founder of Flatiron Health, which sold to Roche for $1.9B, and Invite Media, which sold to Google when he was 21.In the episode, Zach dives into the current venture market landscape, private company valuation and funding trends, and the art of reshaping company culture. Zach unveils his unique blueprint for interviewing top-tier candidates and holding them accountable, as well as the case study tactics he uses to make more confident hires. (00:00) Intro(00:44) The Art of Hiring: Strategies for Building a Winning Team(01:22) Market Dynamics: A Deep Dive into Valuations and Trends(06:29) The AI Revolution: Impact on Valuations and the Future of Tech(08:26) Cultural Shifts: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Startup Culture(31:36) The Accountability Framework: A Blueprint for Success(38:50) The Importance of Third-Party Hiring Reviews(40:19) Cultivating a Culture of Accountability and Skill Testing(41:23) Insights on Case-Based Interviewing and Its Impact(43:07) Navigating the Complexities of Hiring for Unique Roles(43:50) The Art of Case Design in Interviews(49:52) Leveraging Take-Home Assignments for Deeper Insights(58:40) The Challenges of Remote Work and Building Credibility(01:00:39) Adapting Hiring Practices for Remote and Hybrid Models(01:03:27) The Value of References and Real-World Testing in Hiring(01:12:59) The Foundational Role of People in Business Success(01:16:11) Reflecting on the Journey and Looking Ahead Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/ @RedpointAI   🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Tooey Courtemanche has been the CEO of Procore for over two decades, bringing the company from $0 to over $1B ARR and a $11B+ valuation today. In my latest episode, we explore how Tooey built the #1 Construction Management Software company, including his strategies for maintaining a talented team, his mindsets for tough times, lessons from mentors like Satya Nadella, Tooey’s advice for founders, and much more.(00:00) Intro(01:22) Valuation and Investor Relationships: A Founder's Perspective(04:57) Procore Explained: Revolutionizing Construction Management(06:07) The Early Struggles and Breakthroughs of Procore(06:40) Surviving the Global Financial Crisis and Pivoting to Success(17:53) Cultural Shifts and the Importance of Hiring Right(31:26) The Power of Being a Platform: Procore's Technical Edge(33:42) The Unconventional Path to Success(34:19) Navigating Early Business Challenges(35:31) The Power of Partnership and Mentorship(36:14) Securing Investment and Scaling the Business(38:12) Leadership and Organizational Growth(41:40) Evolving with the Business: A Founder's Journey(45:43) Maintaining Employee Engagement and Motivation(49:07) Strategic Capital Allocation and Product Innovation(53:53) Expanding Internationally: Lessons and Strategies(56:14) Decision-Making and Leadership Style(58:03) Balancing Growth and Profitability(01:01:30) Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs(01:05:37) Rethinking Education and Career Paths(01:11:56) Reflecting on Societal Transformation(01:13:11) From Encyclopedias to AI(01:13:56) AI's Impact on the Construction Industry(01:17:13) Personal Journey: From Carpentry to Tech Entrepreneur(01:19:45) The Genesis of Procore: Merging Construction and Technology(01:26:11) Mentoring Entrepreneurs(01:31:47) The Therapeutic World of Lego Building(01:38:16) Lessons from Lego Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Niraj Shah is the Co-founder and CEO of Wayfair. In this episode, Niraj shares Wayfair’s journey from a collection of 250 sites generating $500 million in revenue to a single, unified brand achieving over $10 billion in online sales of home goods and furniture.He explains the challenges of overseeing a vast e-commerce platform with more than 10,000 employees, managing a complex supply chain with over 7 million products, and maintaining relationships with suppliers. The conversation offers detailed insights into Wayfair's strategic growth, effective talent acquisition practices, and the pivotal rebranding effort that propelled the company forward.(00:00) Intro(00:13) The Journey of Wayfair(01:02) Understanding the Market and Competition(01:45) The Genesis of Wayfair(03:11) The Strategy Behind Niche E-commerce(05:40) The Challenges of Inventory Management(06:18) The Evolution of E-commerce(07:26) The Growth and Expansion of Wayfair(09:59) Understanding the Retail Market(15:53) The Decision to Rebrand(18:24) The Challenges of Rebranding(20:22) Building the Wayfair Brand(25:22) The Importance of Logistics and Delivery(32:10) The Complexity of Final Mile Delivery(33:17) Investing in Advertising and Marketing(33:23) Building a Brand: Lessons and Insights(33:56) The Power of Branding and Customer Loyalty(34:47) The Journey of Building a Brand: The Apple Example(35:36) The Role of Independent Brands in Business(37:56) The Importance of High-Quality Images in Online Retail(39:49) The Role of Generative AI in Business(41:41) Building a Culture of Incremental Improvements(44:52) The Importance of Hiring for Specific Traits(01:02:19) Navigating Public Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories(01:05:47) Competing in the Market: A Focus on the Customer(01:11:08) Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Journey  Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
In this memorable episode from our podcast archives, we revisit our conversation with Parker Conrad, Co-Founder of Rippling and former CEO of Zenefits. Parker opens up about his entrepreneurial path, detailing everything from fundraising challenges to his departure from Zenefits and the founding of Rippling. We also discuss the dynamics between VCs and founders, including what founders really value from investors, as well as the many entrepreneurial lessons Parker has gained from growing four companies (including two that reached unicorn status).This episode was originally aired in May 2022.(00:00) Intro(01:25) Parker's Early Life and Education(02:08) Parker's Experience at Harvard and Early Career(05:21) Parker's Journey to Entrepreneurship(08:27) The Founding of Sigfig and Challenges Faced(10:15) The Birth of Zenefits and its Rapid Growth(13:13) The Downfall of Zenefits and Lessons Learned(19:12) Parker's Perspective on Media Narratives and VC Involvement(35:48) The Power of Investors and Branding(37:22) The Influence of Media on Investment Success(38:42) The Role of Venture Capitalists and Founders(39:39) The Impact of Social Media on Business(40:48) The Rise of Andreessen Horowitz(41:18) Introducing Rippling: A New Approach to Business Software(41:32) The Power of Employee Data in Business Software(49:47) The Advantages of Compound Companies(56:13) The Role of Founders in Business Units(01:09:20) The State of San Francisco and the Tech Industry Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Filip Kaliszan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Verkada, one of the fastest-growing private companies out there today. In the episode, Filip discussed many of the first principles decisions he has made in growing Verkada into a $3.5B business that employs over 2000 people. He also dives deep into their 2021 hack, what it was like dealing with that crisis and communicating with all their customers, as well as the many other unconventional lessons he’s learned from rapidly scaling Verkada. (00:00) Intro(00:40) Understanding Verkada and its Growth(02:12) Exploring Verkada's Product Lines(03:29) Filip’s Early Fascination with Cameras(05:51) The Genesis of Verkada(06:59) Verkada's Approach to Physical Security(09:21) Privacy and Innovation in Verkada's Products(14:10) The Journey to Verkada's Access Control Product(16:49) The Challenges and Successes of Building Verkada(21:21) The Future of Verkada and its Products(37:51) Empowering Teams to Innovate(38:04) Maintaining Product Consistency Across Teams(39:16) The Importance of Autonomy in Team Structure(40:02) Sales Team Structure and Strategy(40:37) Challenges of Scaling a Diverse Product Portfolio(42:09) The Impact of Internal Sales on Product Success(43:17) The Evolution of Customer Perception and Demand(44:07) The Importance of Integration in Business Systems(44:26) Traits of Successful Product Leaders(45:22) The Role of Passion in Product Development(45:26) The Importance of Passion and Depth in Hiring(47:58) The Role of Sales in a Diversified Product Company(48:38) The Challenges and Rewards of Rapid Company Growth(52:31) Maintaining a Unified Company Culture in a Decentralized Structure(53:08) The Balance Between Conventional Wisdom and First Principles(01:01:17) The Impact of On-Site Work Culture on Company Growth(01:12:25) The Importance of Adaptability in a Rapidly Growing Company(01:15:55) The Role of Leadership Presence in a Growing Company(01:18:23) Building Trust and Early Startup Challenges(01:18:53) The Importance of Hiring the Right People(01:19:02) The Need for a CFO and Strategic Finance(01:20:48) The Value of In-House Counsel(01:23:14) Building Company Culture: The 3-3-3 Program(01:25:01) The Importance of Getting Hiring Right(01:33:27) The Journey of CourseRank and Verkada(01:33:29) Handling a Security Breach(01:50:55) The Early Days and Challenges of Verkada(01:54:45) The Importance of Storytelling in Fundraising Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
Mike Volpi is a top AI investor and GP at Index Ventures, where he’s invested in companies such as Confluent, Scale AI, Sonos, and many others. In our discussion, Mike reveals the frameworks he uses for making investment decisions and his predictions on the trajectory of the AI wave. He also shares stories from his early career at Cisco, what made him lean in early into machine learning, how he views his role as a board member, and much more.(00:00) Intro(02:49) The Genesis of AI Investments and Understanding Human Logic(03:46) The Journey of Learning and Investing in AI(05:34) The Evolution of Technology and its Impact on Investments(09:17) The Role of Optimism and Pragmatism in Venture Capital(15:43) The Influence of AI on Equity Value(21:53) The Role of Government and Private Sector in AI Regulation(25:56) Investment Strategies and Decision Making(31:50) The Art of Investing in Young Entrepreneurs(35:58) Reflections on Career and Lessons Learned(38:55) Mentorship and Nurturing Young Venture Capitalists(40:12) The Art of Mentoring in Venture Capital(41:00) Empowering Partners: A Case Study(41:35) The Power of Frameworks in Decision Making(43:19) Understanding Your Weaknesses as an Investor(44:24) The Painful Misses in Investment(46:18) Redefining Yourself for Growth(49:26) Embracing Mistakes in Venture Capital(51:46) Learning from the Titans of Venture Capital(55:18) The Value of Market Leaders in M&A(59:17) The Journey from Italy to Silicon Valley(01:11:18) Lessons from Being a CEO(01:14:28) Reflections on Personal Growth and Learning(01:15:29) Transitioning from Operator to Venture Capitalist(01:17:30) The Philosophy and Strategy of Index Ventures(01:20:20) The Role of a Board Member and Building Personal Brand(01:32:20) Lessons from Serving on the Board of Ferrari(01:38:08) Advice for Young Professionals in the Tech Industry(01:41:30) State of the Venture Capital Industry Today Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
George Kurtz is the CEO of CrowdStrike, a $65B+ public cybersecurity company. In this episode, George reveals the surprising intricacies of paying ransom and discusses how CrowdStrike is dealing with increasing cybercrime in the age of AI. We also talk about CrowdStrike’s early days, including how the company found product market fit and the operating frameworks that brought them to the forefront of cybersecurity today. (0:00) Intro(1:52) The Journey to Founding CrowdStrike(2:38) The Difference Between Stopping Malware and Stopping Breaches(3:27) Inspiration Behind CrowdStrike's Unique Approach(4:30) Challenges of Building a New Architecture in Cybersecurity(5:10) The Decision to Leave McAfee and Start CrowdStrike(8:11) Early Days of CrowdStrike: Building the Product and Offering Services(9:45) Unexpected Beginnings of CrowdStrike's Intelligence Product(10:33) The Role of Incident Response in Cybersecurity(11:16) Journey to Becoming a Software Business(14:36) Evolution of CrowdStrike's Product Offering(19:54) The Importance of Building Trust and Credibility in Cybersecurity(20:27) The Role of Nation States and Cybercrime in the Growth of Cybersecurity Threats(25:09) Experience of Handling High-Profile Cybersecurity Incidents(26:16) The Importance of Having the Right Investors and Board Members(34:08) The Strategy Behind Competing with Big Players Like Microsoft(42:09) The Importance of Having the Right Team and Leadership(43:53) The Challenges and Rewards of Scaling a Cybersecurity Company(48:49) Hiring and Retaining the Right People(49:49) Understanding Different Types of Salespeople(51:52) The Importance of Marketing and PR in Business(55:59) The Role of Nation State, E Crime, and Hacktivism in Cybersecurity(1:05:03) Impact of AI on Cybersecurity(1:09:36) The Importance of Password Security(1:10:41) New SEC Reporting Rule for Cybersecurity Breaches(1:14:48) The Role of AI in the Future of Cybersecurity(1:17:42) The Journey to Entrepreneurship(1:19:58) Importance of Timing in Starting a Business(1:25:06) Impact of Early Life Experiences on Entrepreneurship(1:26:58) The Role of Sports in Developing Leadership Skills(1:29:41) Transition from Accounting to Entrepreneurship(1:29:55) Importance of Timing and Market Readiness in Entrepreneurship(1:35:32) The Role of Teamwork in Business Success Produced: Rashad Assir & Leah ClapperMixed and edited: Justin HrabovskyExecutive Producer: Josh Machiz 🎙 Listen to the showApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the ShowLogan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes. Executive Producer: Rashad AssirProducer: Leah ClapperMixing and editing: Justin Hrabovsky Check out Unsupervised Learning, Redpoint's AI Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCUl-s_Vp-Kkk_XVyDylNwLA 🎙 Listen to the show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-logan-bartlett-show/id1606770839Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WqBqDb4br3LlyVrdqOYYb?si=3076e6c1b5c94d63&nd=1Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9zb0hJZkhWbg 🎥 Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugS0jD5IAdoqzjaNYzns7w?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Socials 📸 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theloganbartlettshow🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/loganbartshow🎬 Clips on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@theloganbartlettshow About the Show Logan Bartlett is a Software Investor at Redpoint Ventures - a Silicon Valley-based VC with $6B AUM and investments in Snowflake, DraftKings, Twilio, and Netflix. In each episode, Logan goes behind the scenes with world-class entrepreneurs and investors. If you're interested in the real inside baseball of tech, entrepreneurship, and start-up investing, tune in every Friday for new episodes.
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