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Or Weis has been a programmer or engineer since the age of 5. He started playing with DOS commands super early in his life. He made a significant leap in his professional skills when he was joined the IDF, as a reverse engineer. Post that, he worked for a startup to build containers (before they were commonplace), followed by co-founding Rookout, a company who defined the production debugging space. You might recognize that name, as I interviewed his co-founder, Liran, on a recent episode. Outside of tech, he is married to another software engineer, and dabbles in writing science fiction. He hopes to publish one day soon. Or hopes to eventually write a book that overlaps with his professional interests as well, kind of like the Phoenix Project. While he was building his startups, Or quickly found himself annoyed with having to build and rebuild permission sets, or authorization, into every solution he made. Since he couldn't find someone doing it, he decided to create a permissions solution... for the last time. This is the creation story of Permit. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Stephanie Florio's journey to tech started in the world of advertising. She always knew that she wanted to be an entrepreneur, but didn't really know what it was. Outside of tech, she has a young family. In fact, when recording the episode, she was near her due date for her second child. For fun, she loves to go out for dinner and hang out with her friends and family. Pasta and pizza are the favorites but she is open to trying new things. As mentioned, Stephanie didn't know what sort of business she wanted to start. That was until her brother got frustrated with looking for a job, and together, they figured out there must be another way. They did some research, and used their knowledge of popular dating apps, to create a simple, swipe-able platform. This is the creation story of Swob. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
If you would have told Girish Redekar while he was in college that he would eventually be writing software, he would have been shocked. His studies focused on electrical engineering, and post school, he was a hard core analyst. After some time, he and his friend decided to do the whole start up thing - they tried a bunch of ideas, and taught themselves to code. He remembers in his previous company he was the top contributor to the codebase until it was finally sold. Outside of tech, he is a movie buff - but bent towards the obscure movies that most haven't heard of... so obscure that he couldn't remember the name of the last one he saw. In his prior startup, he went through the painstaking process of becoming SOC2 certified. This experience stuck with him - so much so, that when he and his co-founder ventured out to start something new, they decided to create something to make this easier. This is the creation story of Sprinto. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Austin Parker started out at a young age with computers, writing programs in BASIC and hanging out on bulletin boards. Prior to his tech career, he held many other jobs - as a short order cook, waiting tables, and taking tickets at a theater. When he stepped into this industry, he started out in test automation, followed by getting involved in open source communities, which is how he got into Developer Relations. What he likes about this arena is that DevRel is taking your companies story of a product, and making it harmonize with what everyone else is singing in the market. He has a young family, which occupies most of his time these days. But he likes to do photography, tinkering with electronics, and building model aircraft. Back in the day, he experienced the glory days of Radio Shack where you could grab electronic components on a whim. Austin Parker has been at his current company for 4 years, right after stealth mode ended. He has helped enable the company to support developers through their innovative tech stack, built by industry experts. This is Austin's creation story of Lightstep. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Stephen Mathai-Davis grew up in a family where he was expected to go into the buy side of Wall Street. Originally, he rebelled against this, pursuing professional kickboxing and even running his own dojo in New York. Fun fact, he has 8 black belts, and has started teaching his kids how to box. In his late 20's he came back to wall street, and experienced the 2008 crash and rebound. Along his journey, Stephen realized that his friends didn't have access to the same money management tools and strategies that institutional investors had. He became inspired to offer these types of investment tools to the average person. This is the creation story of Q.ai. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jimmy Jacobson grew up in Snoqualmie, about 45 minutes east of Seattle, Washington. He graduated from college in 2020, as the pandemic was breaking - but, directly correlated with the pandemic, he didn't actually get to walk and receive his diploma. His first job out of school was the startup he is building now. Outside of tech, he rides mountain bikes, digging the trails at Tiger Mountain or back home in Snoqualmie. Around Seattle, he likes to hang out at parks and throw the frisbee, or chilling on the beaches with a late night bonfire. Post graduation, the job Jimmy had lined up got cancelled. Last minute, he joined some alumni slack channels and sent a cold message to his now co-founder. He found himself fascinated by the idea of giving cash back to people for paying their rent. This is the creation story of Stake. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Outside of technology, Lars Grønnegaard is an avid cyclist. He stats that if you've been to Copenhagen, where his from, you would know that a lot of people do cycling. He is into road or mountain biking, along with Alpine Skiing - but he does the latter outside of Denmark, in Norway or South Austria. He is a family man, with 3 kids, and he takes his kids cycling with him. Along side of this, he likes to cook for his family. He claims he has a full life, between a startup, family, children and hobbies - and he needs no more. Prior to his current venture, Lars was primarily a product guy. And in running product, he cared deeply about the impact that strategic business moves made on the business. He also saw that claiming revenue was less empirical, creating human error and bias. After not finding a solution to solve his problem, he decided to create a platform to find out the truth around revenue data. This is the creation story of Dreamdata. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jack Naglieri grew up in Ohio, but moved to Virginia when he was 10. He had a normal east coast family up-bringing, but he focused on tech early on, even as a kid. Eventually, he went to George Mason to study Cyber Security. Outside of tech, he is into cooking and fitness. He focuses a lot on making sure that his body and brain are in a good state, through exercise, meditation, sleep and healthy eating. Jack was working as an incident responder previously, and during that time, he figured out that AI based models for breach detection don't work as well as intuitive humans, as often times there isn't enough signal for them. Along with using antiquated sets of data, he decided that there must be a way to leverage the cloud and build a solution to solve the pain points within this process. This is the creation story of Panther Labs. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
For Itiel Schwartz, it's hard to remember life before his current venture. He studied computer science and psychology in school, and during that time he started working for Ebay. He's 32 years old (he thinks), and is married with a young family. Outside of hiking and binge watching TV, he is a big fan of coffee and bakeries. In spending a lot of time in the infrastructure world, he found out that in the world of DevOps troubleshooting, there is a lot of chaos to sift through. He thought it would be amazing to build a tool to impact Kubernetes, and the entire infra ecosystem. This is the creation story of Komodor. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
From the time he was very young, Todd Larsen was always interested in technology. However, he ended up studying audio engineering so found his way to tech through teaching himself how to code. He gained a ton of experience at companies like Groupon and Digit.co. Outside of tech, he is a father to a 5 year old daughter, and musician, which both things occupy his time outside of business. Having gained fantastic experience in advertising space, at Groupon, and then at Digit, he learned how to execute on longer term initiatives, but balanced with fast delivery on top of a strong foundation. All of this experience was hard fought, and as he started consulting, he thought... how can I scale myself? This is the creation story of Tech Leaders. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Marin Smiljanic was born and raised in Croatia. He attended a local math school, which actually got him into tech. Post attending college, his first experiences of the industry were through internships and startup involvement. Outside of tech, he likes to hike, swim, winter sports, being outdoors, etc. - and he lives in Vancouver now, which gives him great access to all of the above. He says the main difference between Vancouver and Croatia comes down to food. Croatia contains a bit more traditional cuisine - seafood close to the water, and meat based dishes inland. During his Amazon years, Marin was hitting a few problems on a regular basis, having to sift through dense training content on a daily basis. And the training format was all over the map - video, audio, text, etc. After brainstorming with his now cofounder, they decided to build an MVP, starting with an API. This is the creation story of Omnisearch. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Aaron Bromberg is living the Dad life outside of tech. His kids are 11 and 13, so he wants to spend as much time with them before they get too cool to hangout with their parents. He likes to cook, and during the pandemic, he got really into pizza making, even to the point of calculating dough hydration ratios. Previously, he was working as a management consultant, but spending his time reading about electronics. He took that as a sign that he was more of a gadget guy, and joined Bose. Post that he, worked on the product lines at Amazon, like tablets and smart speakers. Aaron put together a dream team of Neuroscientists to execute a sleep study lab for 3 years. After that time, what they realized was that with a short brain stimulation session before bedtime, they can drastically improve the time it takes to go to sleep, and the entire sleep time itself. They charged ahead to build a product to make this happen, and do so in a personalized way. This is the creation story of StimScience, and Somnee. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Joe Pettersson is quite the renaissance man, with many interests and ventures he is a part of. He's also had an interesting path to tech. He was originally a lawyer many years go... funny enough, because he thought that after the dot com bubble burst, he didn't think people were going to make money writing software again. He hated it though, and left the legal profession as soon as he could. He is a collector by nature, with over 100 pairs of sneakers (most of which are Jordans), and several mechanical keyboards. Along side these hobbies, he has started a few non profit organizations - one around equipping young men, and another around educating people in the digital world. Finally, he is writing a book, around scaling engineering teams, which is actually going to be given away free. It should be published in June or July of this year, 2022. In January 2020, Joe joined his current venture prior to raising a seed round. Having gotten regulated in the UK, they were ready to deploy the first product and find their market fit. And in doing so, he went about optimizing team, process, and built a platform strategically ready for change - in the payment space. This is the creation story of Banked. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dan Langevin grew up in Madison, CT - east of New Haven. He had a good size family, with his Dad being an engineer and Mother being a teacher. He grew up around computers, and learned how to build websites in High School. When he went to college, he didn't think he wanted to be in tech and struck out in consulting. It was during this time that he taught himself how to code, built a portfolio, and switched careers into tech. He's married, with a 2 year old and another baby on the way. So free time doesn't really exist for him. But when he can, he likes to spend time outdoors, reading and exercising. Dan and his co-founder started out building credentialing software, a sort of deep background check on Doctors. In creating a way to scrape & pull in accepted insurance, they recognized a broader need for data to be more fluid in the space. It became obvious that a company needed to solve this problem for the space. This is the creation story of Vericred. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
S6 Bonus: Roy Ng, Bond

S6 Bonus: Roy Ng, Bond

2022-04-1343:20

Roy Ng moved to LA from Hong Kong when he was 10 years old, first with his Mother, with his Father following on a year later. His family moved to the stats to build a future for him, with education and opportunity. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, doing into finance with Goldman Sachs. He eventually made his way back to Hong Kong, to help Goldman with cool deals (like taking Baidu public). Post Goldman, he stepped into the startup world. His first startup sold to SAP, and he then went on to help Twilio grow and go public, followed by maturing the developer platform at MapBox. Roy connected with his a college friend, and now co-founder, to discuss his experience at SoFi. What they realized was that developers are having to build the "plumbing" of financial products over and over again, because there isn't a developer platform to enable them to focus on their end products. After some market validation at the Money 2020 conference, they set out to build this foundational platform. This is the creation story of Bond. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Alexander Luksidadi came to Canada in 2002 as an immigrant, with a dream to work for IBM. However, during his time in school, he had a friend that went to San Francisco, and came back "changed", as Alexander as he put it. That same friend asked Alexander to join him in his garage, and build his startup. He started to build things around analytics and AB testing, and saw the revenue impact of his work. It was this point that startups became his life. He quickly found out the power of being a developer, but also the need to have a partner on the business side of the journey. Aside from tech, he is a musician - in fact, he got into programming because his Dad wouldn't let him become a musician. He decided to do programming, because he thought building software was going to be his way back to music. He loves blues, jazz, and recording in his studio. Alexander and his co-founder attempted to build a business in the freight and logistics space, which ultimately failed. But they saw a lot more opportunity in the space, and set some goals for themselves to get funding, or get into Y Combinator. They started by building strictly broker software. This is the creation story of Rose Rocket. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Liran Haimovitch is 34 years old, and recently married. He and his wife enjoy traveling and eating delicious foods together, and of course, taking care of their awesome dog. Although it has been a while, Liran loves to scuba dive, and enjoys a great whisky, scotch or fancy cocktail now and again. He has recently gotten into trying to make them at home, or seeking out the latest bar to try something new. Just over 5 years ago, Liran and his co-founder realized that everytime you need to change the way you observe or log your application, you have to fully release that application. They applied their cyber security way of thinking, and built a platform to enable the instant change to logging and observability. This is the creation story of Rookout. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Perry Zheng graduated in 2010 from Duke University. He became a software engineer, working for big name companies like Amazon, Twitter and Lyft. During his time at Lyft, he started tinkering with Real Estate investment, buying single family dwellings here and there. Outside of tech and real estate, he likes to travel a lot, and find the best food around. When asked what was the best restaurant he'd been to, he promptly noted that Le Bernardin in New York City was top notch. Once he had a few single family dwellings in his portfolio, he decided to syndicate a deal for a multi family complex. In doing this, he quickly realized how complicated the process was to get this done. He decided to apply his tech knowledge and create something to solve his problem. This is the creation story of Cash Flow Portal. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Bobby Gruenewald is a lifelong learner, and an activator. He majored in Finance, but was always interested in entrepreneurship. In 1995, he built a website for a car dealership for $100, and then went on to build hondaparts.com. The dealer he worked for committed to investing in his future projects right then and there. Post that, he built several companies and sold them, creating a successful track record. He has been married for 26 years, and has 4 children. His 16 year old just started driving, but he claims she is a great driver... way better than the self driving mode on his Tesla. As a hobby - or addiction, as he confesses - he is a pilot but didn't stop with his pilots license. He can fly helicopters, seas planes, jets - over the past few years, he had flown 44 different types of planes. He's found it was very therapeutic to be up in the air... a great way to clear his head of all the things that occupy his thoughts. In spite of being on staff at a church, Bobby found himself not reading the bible regularly. While standing in the security line in the airport, he thought up an idea to use technology to help him read the Bible more, and grow spiritually. This is the creation story of the YouVersion Bible App. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Brandy Whalen and Ryan Estes are two different folks, joined together in a unified mission. If you look up Denver guy in the dictionary, you will see a picture of Ryan, in a flannel shirt, with a dog, a truck, and speeding off to hit up his fishing spot. He's a family guy, trains in martial arts, and previously owned an agency. Brandy is not a Denver native - in fact, she grew up in Iowa on a Turkey farm... with 30,000 turkeys. She's married with three boys, and likes to get in the mountains to hike or snowboard, during the right seasons. In their prior roles, Brandy had pitched a client to Ryan for his podcast. As Ryan describes it, she's a great networker and "instigator". When they both had the itch to do a new project, they looked to podcasting. And after some initial validation, they confirmed that they had stumbled upon a need. This is the creation story of Kitcaster, the podcast booking agency. Links Website: https://kitcaster.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandy-whalen/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/estesryan/ https://kitcaster.com/podcast-guest-list/ https://podcastcontent.studio/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Elyar Mohammadzadeh

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