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Welcome to the Silicon Valley Startup Podcast, hosted by us here at Founders Floor - an immersive coworking accelerator that mentors and backs startups right here in San Jose. On every episode, we have new investors and founders sharing their wisdom on how to create that truly successful startup company. Our main rule on this podcast is to tell it like it is so that you can use the candid advice we share to help grow your own company.

Latest Episodes

Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 2)

This episode is Part 2 of a Workshop with well-known Silicon Valley investor, Bill Reichert. Bill illustrates exactly how entrepreneurs can be the three ‘c’s to impress investors - clear, compelling and credible. He also covers a really important part of investor discussions - the lies, or white lies, a founder should never tell to an investor!

31 MIN2019 AUG 23
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Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 2)

Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 1)

In this episode, well-known Silicon Valley investor, Bill Reichert runs a startup workshop for founders. Bill is the Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, which he co-founded with early Apple employees, Guy Kawasaki. This is Part 1 of a 2-part workshop, where Bill teaches entrepreneurs how to ‘wow’ investors. In his signature unorthodox fashion, he covers what he thinks about storytelling, templates for pitches and reports, and how to reach an investor’s heart.

33 MIN2019 AUG 12
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Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 1)

Investor Series | Andrew Filev, Wrike (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this 2-part episode, we talk to Andrew Filev, the founder and CEO of Wrike, a cloud-based work management platform and one of the fastest growing companies in North America. Andrew discusses: - How the company behaved differently post-funding rounds - Pitfalls founders should look out for after they raise a funding round - How he approaches attracting and retaining quality employees - The future of collaborative work management with increasing numbers of remote workers

26 MIN2019 JUL 29
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Investor Series | Andrew Filev, Wrike (Part 2)

entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, investors, news, startup, startups, tech

In Part 1 of this 2-part episode, we talk to Andrew Filev, the founder and CEO of Wrike, a cloud-based work management platform and one of the fastest growing companies in North America according to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List in 2017. Andrew discusses: - The reason for Wrike’s growth - The immigration path from Russia to Silicon Valley - How he came up with the idea for Wrike - How and why he decided to bootstrap the company and how successful that was. Among many others.

28 MIN2019 JUL 22
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entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, investors, news, startup, startups, tech

Investor Series | Nick Triantos, Ignition Partners & Jim Connor, Sand Hill Angels

In this episode, we talk to Silicon Valley investors, Jim Connor, currently with Sand Hill Angels and Nick Triantos, an investor at Ignition Partners, with 20 years experience in the industry, from being a successful technical founder right through to his current role as an investor. Our investors discuss: - The characteristics that make a successful entrepreneur - What’s involved in the sometimes harsh but rewarding reality of being a startup founder - The best way to reach out to investors

28 MIN2019 JUL 9
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Investor Series | Nick Triantos, Ignition Partners & Jim Connor, Sand Hill Angels

Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our 2 part episode with Santi Subtovksky, investor at Emergence Capital. Santi has recently experienced a lot of success as one of the early investors in Zoom. Santi discusses: - Critical metrics - Going from seed to Series A - The ideal CEO profile - Future trends for B2B and SaaS startups - The factors that make startups stand out - Thoughts on how startups can approach valuation - Patterns with pricing models If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe!

25 MIN2019 JUN 24
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Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 2)

Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 1)

In this episode, we talk to Santi Subotovsky, investor at Emergence Capital, in Part 1 of a 2-part episode. Santi has recently experienced a lot of success as one of the early investors in Zoom. Santi discusses: - how he reached his successful position - his immigration path to the US from Argentina - transitioning from entrepreneur to investor - spotting the best companies like Salesforce.com - what metrics to focus on If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe!

20 MIN2019 JUN 10
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Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 1)

The Weekly Roundup | April 19, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on April 19, 2019, we cover: What AI bias means for the future The difference between a true marketplace and a ‘managed marketplace’ How Colossus, the robot, saved the day An easy breakdown of IPO week If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe - we really appreciate your support! For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

7 MIN2019 APR 19
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The Weekly Roundup | April 19, 2019

The Weekly Roundup | April 12, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on April 12, 2019, we cover: - Coinbase launching a new debit card - Israel - the ‘startup nation’ - Typical traits of programmers - Using a startup’s space for more productivity, and - Yes, we are being listened to... If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe - we really appreciate your support! For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

10 MIN2019 APR 13
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The Weekly Roundup | April 12, 2019

The Weekly Roundup | April 5, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on April 5, 2019, we cover: - Technological barriers to flying cars - Dealing with startup failures - Andreessen Horowitz shifts the VC model - Patagonia's refusal to stock certain companies with a 'power vest' uniform, and - Our latest startup event has just been announced If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe - we really appreciate your support! For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

8 MIN2019 APR 5
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The Weekly Roundup | April 5, 2019

Latest Episodes

Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 2)

This episode is Part 2 of a Workshop with well-known Silicon Valley investor, Bill Reichert. Bill illustrates exactly how entrepreneurs can be the three ‘c’s to impress investors - clear, compelling and credible. He also covers a really important part of investor discussions - the lies, or white lies, a founder should never tell to an investor!

31 MIN2019 AUG 23
Comments
Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 2)

Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 1)

In this episode, well-known Silicon Valley investor, Bill Reichert runs a startup workshop for founders. Bill is the Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, which he co-founded with early Apple employees, Guy Kawasaki. This is Part 1 of a 2-part workshop, where Bill teaches entrepreneurs how to ‘wow’ investors. In his signature unorthodox fashion, he covers what he thinks about storytelling, templates for pitches and reports, and how to reach an investor’s heart.

33 MIN2019 AUG 12
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Workshop Series | Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Venture (Part 1)

Investor Series | Andrew Filev, Wrike (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this 2-part episode, we talk to Andrew Filev, the founder and CEO of Wrike, a cloud-based work management platform and one of the fastest growing companies in North America. Andrew discusses: - How the company behaved differently post-funding rounds - Pitfalls founders should look out for after they raise a funding round - How he approaches attracting and retaining quality employees - The future of collaborative work management with increasing numbers of remote workers

26 MIN2019 JUL 29
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Investor Series | Andrew Filev, Wrike (Part 2)

entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, investors, news, startup, startups, tech

In Part 1 of this 2-part episode, we talk to Andrew Filev, the founder and CEO of Wrike, a cloud-based work management platform and one of the fastest growing companies in North America according to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List in 2017. Andrew discusses: - The reason for Wrike’s growth - The immigration path from Russia to Silicon Valley - How he came up with the idea for Wrike - How and why he decided to bootstrap the company and how successful that was. Among many others.

28 MIN2019 JUL 22
Comments
entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, investors, news, startup, startups, tech

Investor Series | Nick Triantos, Ignition Partners & Jim Connor, Sand Hill Angels

In this episode, we talk to Silicon Valley investors, Jim Connor, currently with Sand Hill Angels and Nick Triantos, an investor at Ignition Partners, with 20 years experience in the industry, from being a successful technical founder right through to his current role as an investor. Our investors discuss: - The characteristics that make a successful entrepreneur - What’s involved in the sometimes harsh but rewarding reality of being a startup founder - The best way to reach out to investors

28 MIN2019 JUL 9
Comments
Investor Series | Nick Triantos, Ignition Partners & Jim Connor, Sand Hill Angels

Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our 2 part episode with Santi Subtovksky, investor at Emergence Capital. Santi has recently experienced a lot of success as one of the early investors in Zoom. Santi discusses: - Critical metrics - Going from seed to Series A - The ideal CEO profile - Future trends for B2B and SaaS startups - The factors that make startups stand out - Thoughts on how startups can approach valuation - Patterns with pricing models If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe!

25 MIN2019 JUN 24
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Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 2)

Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 1)

In this episode, we talk to Santi Subotovsky, investor at Emergence Capital, in Part 1 of a 2-part episode. Santi has recently experienced a lot of success as one of the early investors in Zoom. Santi discusses: - how he reached his successful position - his immigration path to the US from Argentina - transitioning from entrepreneur to investor - spotting the best companies like Salesforce.com - what metrics to focus on If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe!

20 MIN2019 JUN 10
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Investor Series | Santi Subotovsky, Emergence Capital (Part 1)

The Weekly Roundup | April 19, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on April 19, 2019, we cover: What AI bias means for the future The difference between a true marketplace and a ‘managed marketplace’ How Colossus, the robot, saved the day An easy breakdown of IPO week If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe - we really appreciate your support! For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

7 MIN2019 APR 19
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The Weekly Roundup | April 19, 2019

The Weekly Roundup | April 12, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on April 12, 2019, we cover: - Coinbase launching a new debit card - Israel - the ‘startup nation’ - Typical traits of programmers - Using a startup’s space for more productivity, and - Yes, we are being listened to... If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe - we really appreciate your support! For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

10 MIN2019 APR 13
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The Weekly Roundup | April 12, 2019

The Weekly Roundup | April 5, 2019

In this week's The Weekly Roundup of tech and startup news on April 5, 2019, we cover: - Technological barriers to flying cars - Dealing with startup failures - Andreessen Horowitz shifts the VC model - Patagonia's refusal to stock certain companies with a 'power vest' uniform, and - Our latest startup event has just been announced If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe - we really appreciate your support! For a full list of sources, head to FoundersFloor.com/podcasts

8 MIN2019 APR 5
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The Weekly Roundup | April 5, 2019
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