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03/27/2017

James Schramko  
Founder & CEO
SuperFastBusiness

Summary

James Schramko of SuperFastBusiness discusses building productive habits both personally and professionally.

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03/04/2017

Rene Lacerte  
Founder & CEO
Bill.com

Summary

Rene Lacerte is Founder & CEO of Bill.com, the leading online business payment provider and one of Kruze Consulting's favorite software tools.

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03/03/2017

Tye DeGrange  
Founder
Round Barn Labs

Summary

Tye DeGrange of Round Barn Labs talks startup growth marketing. Tye takes a data driven approach to marketing. It's all about performance for Round Barn Labs.

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02/19/2017

Peggy Chang  
CEO
Activity Hero

Summary

Peggy Chang, Co-Founder & CEO of Activity Hero, explains how she came up with the idea of building a one-stop shop website to find and book kids camps and classes.

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02/13/2017

Vincent Turner  
Founder & CEO
Uno Home Loans

Summary

Vincent Turner of Uno Home Loans is a Fintech pioneer in Australia & the US. Vincent's latest company, Uno Home Loans, is dramatically simplifying the Australian mortgage process by making it completely digital.

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02/06/2017

Mark MacLeod  
Founder
SurePath Capital

Summary

Mark MacLeod founded SurePath Capital after serving as Startup CFO for Shopify and Freshbooks. Mark was also a VC at Canada's Real Ventures.

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01/29/2017

Augie Rakow  
Partner
Orrick

Summary

Augie Rakow of Orrick is one of the best startup lawyers in the Valley.

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01/23/2017

Steve Gillan  
Chief Financial Officer
Azure Capital Partners

Summary

Steve Gillan of Azure Capital Partners discusses his firm's strategy of investing in Post Seed Stage Startups.

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01/15/2017

Healy Jones  
Head of Marketing
ForUsAll

Summary

Healy Jones of ForUsAll discusses Startup 401k's, including why startups should offer them and how to make them cost effective for employers and employees.

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01/11/2017

Josh Reeves  
CEO
Gusto

Summary

Josh Reeves of Gusto shares his vision and people first values. Gusto is the premier payroll system for startups and a huge Kruze Consulting partner.

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01/05/2017

Haje Jan Kamps  
Contributor
TechCrunch

Summary

Haje Jan Kamps of TechCrunch comes by to explain How to Get Your Startup Covered (https://medium.com/@Haje/how-to-get-your-startup-covered-in-the-news-7c7e89c63abf#.cwo4elq1t).

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12/30/2016

Matt Ziser  
VP of Operations
Tobi

Summary

Matt Ziser of Tobi (www.tobi.com/) stopped by to talk about running Operations at a fast growing eCommerce startup. Tobi is an online retailer that compares to Forever 21. The company has successfully bootstrapped into a large eCommerce business.

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12/19/2016

Jacob Colker  
Chief Marketing Officer
Lighter Capital

Summary

Jacob Colker of Lighter Capital (www.lightercapital.com) discusses startup funding and how to minimize dilution through Lighter Capital's startup loans.

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12/16/2016

Ed Aten  
Founder & CEO
Merchbar

Summary

Ed Aten of Merchar (www.merchbar.com)shares his experiences building the leading ecommerce site for all things music merchandise.

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12/14/2016

Aaron Moskowitz  
Enterprise SEO Executive
SEO Expert

Summary

Aaron Moskowitz, an Enterprise SEO Executive, stops by to share his best Startup SEO Tips. Aaron has tons of experience in online marketing and SEO. He also shares what not to do so your startup won't end up in the penalty box. :)

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12/08/2016

Sonja Hoel Perkins  
Founder
Project Glimmer and Broadway Angels

Summary

Sonja Hoel Perkins shares her passion for two women centric organization she has founded, Project Glimmer and Broadway Angels.

Project Glimmer (http://www.projectglimmer.org/) inspires girls to believe in themselves.

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12/05/2016

Steve Walker  
Founder
Cobaltix

Summary

Steve Walker, Founder of Cobaltix (http://www.cobaltix.com), coaches us through how startups can outsource their IT systems. Cobaltix works with hundreds of startups and knows all the best practices.

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11/27/2016

Glen Evans  
Recruiting
Slack

Summary

Glen Evans runs Recruiting at Slack. Before Slack, Glen managed a large recruiting organization at Facebook. Glen retraces his career in recruiting and the lessons he learned along the way.

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11/16/2016

Evan Meagher  
Chief Compliance Officer and VP of Operations
SigFig

Summary

Evan Meagher of SigFig came by to share the lessons he has learned helping SigFig scale. Evan is Chief Compliance Officer and VP of Operations so he's seen it all.

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11/10/2016

Eli Ceryak  
Commercial Real Estate Broker
Cushman & Wakefield

Summary

Eli Ceryak Cushman & Wakefield stops by Kruze Consulting to talk about the Startup Real Estate Market. Eli specializes in the San Francisco Bay Area but we covered some of the other big startup hubs as well.

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11/07/2016

Steve Bennet  
Angel Investor & Entrepreneurship Professor
Bodega Partners

Summary

Steve Bennet is an active Angel Investor, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at San Jose State University, and consults as a Startup CFO.

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11/03/2016

Jeff Samuels  
VP of Sales
Founder Shield

Summary

Jeff Samuels of Founder Shield (http://foundershield.com/) joins us to talk Insurance for Startups. We discuss General Liability, Errors & Omissions, Workers Comp, and Benefits.

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10/30/2016

Jeff Smith  
Product Designer
Facebook

Summary

Jeff Smith of Facebook joins us to discuss Facebook.Design (http://facebook.design/), the company's initiative that gives back to the design community with free GUI tools and much more to come.

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10/23/2016

Brian Sterz  
Principal
Miracle Miles Advisors

Summary

Brian Sterz of Miracle Mile Advisors (www.miraclemileadvisors.com/our_team/brian-sterz/) talks personal money management for startup founders and team members.

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10/19/2016

John Pettus  
CEO
Fiskkit

Summary

John Pettus is the Founder & CEO of Fiskkit, which is developing a better way to discuss the news. Fiskkit is a social enterprise that has created a commentary and fact checking system for the Internet.

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10/17/2016

Amber Merrigan  
Real Estate Professional
Avison Young

Summary

Amber Merrigan of Avison Young talks Startup Real Estate in Oakland. Amber has covered Oakland for years and it's startup ecosystem is exploding.

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10/11/2016

Lynn Perkins  
CEO
UrbanSitter

Summary

Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter is the Co-Founder and CEO of UrbanSitter. UrbanSitter makes finding a babysitter easy. The mobile service lets parents view the reputations and experience of sitters.

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10/04/2016

Matt Rissell  
CEO
TSheets

Summary

Matt Rissell is the Co-Founder & CEO of TSheets (www.tsheets.com/). He shares a great story from his last company that led to the founding of TSheets Time Tracking Software.

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09/30/2016

Robert Kohler  
Founder
Kohler Law Group

Summary

Robert Kohler started Kohler Law Group to provide outsourced in-house counsel for startups. Robert is an entrepreneur himself, having started his own firm and a series of restaurants in San Francisco.

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09/25/2016

Jamie Ceglarz  
Director of Growth
The Sourcery

Summary

Jamie Ceglarz of The Sourcery came by to talk about recruiting for growth stage startups. The Sourcery is an outsourced recruiting solution for early stage startups. As the startup scales, so does the relationship with the Sourcery.

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09/22/2016

Matt Belloni  
Executive Editor
Hollywood Reporter

Summary

Matthew Belloni is the Executive Editor of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. In this episode, Matt talks about the evolution of his own career from entertainment lawyer to journalist and editor.

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09/20/2016

Patrick Sullivan  
Co-Founder and COO
2600hz

Summary

Patrick Sullivan is the Co-Founder & COO of 2600hz. Patrick shares his thoughts on bootstrapping to startup success. 2600hz is a cloud telecom company gives developers and businesses access to cloud telecom services.

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09/12/2016

Monica Ohara  
Co-Founder
Datascore

Summary

Monica Ohara & Hannah Russin of Datascore came on the podcast to talk Growth Marketing for Startups. Monica & Hannah are all about the data.

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09/08/2016

Kathy Woeber Gardner  
Managing Partner
Montgomery Pacific Law Group

Summary

Kathy Woeber Gardner is Managing Partner of Montgomery Pacific Law Group and has spent her career as a lawyer working with startups. Kathy began at Orrick and then moved to Montgomery Pacific.

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09/06/2016

Mike Barash  
Co-Founder
Codeword

Summary

Mike is the founding partner at Codeword (formerly Knock Twice), a hybrid PR, content, advertising, branding and design agency that puts start-ups on the map and builds campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world.

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09/02/2016

Ashish Desai  
Chief Product Officer
99designs

Summary

In this episode, Ashish talks about how a failed Internet venture (with me :)) helped him recognize the opportunity at 99designs.

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09/01/2016

David Bergeron  
Real Estate Advisor
T3 Advisors

Summary

David Bergeron of T3 Advisors walks us through the San Francisco Startup Real Estate Market. David shares his 3 Tips every startup should know when negotiating a new real estate deal.

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08/26/2016

Jen O'Neal and Jeff Manheimer  
Co-Founders & CEO's
Tripping.com

Summary

Jen O'Neal and Jeff Manheimer founded Tripping.com to make finding a vacation home anywhere in the world easy. Tripping is like Kayak for the vacation home market.

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08/22/2016

Bill Growney  
Partner
Goodwin Procter

Summary

Bill Growney is a Partner at Goodwin Procter, one of Silicon Valley's leading startup law firms.

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08/19/2016

Brian Mullen  
VP Global Connectivity & Mobility
Twilio

Summary

Brian Mullen of Twilio was the company's first business hire. He's a Business Development guru.

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08/19/2016

David Barrett  
CEO
Expensify

Summary

David Barrett is the Founder & CEO of Expensify, the world's best expense management software. The Company's motto is Expensive Reports That Don't Suck. Expensify is backed by Redpoint & Openview Partners and the Company is growing rapidly.

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08/17/2016

Rod Drury  
CEO
Xero

Summary

Rod Drury is the Founder & CEO of Xero, a multi-billion publicly traded accounting software company. Xero began in New Zealand and is going head to head with Intuit's Quickbooks across the globe.

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