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Phil and Jacob both learned business at a young age. Phil sold coffee beans door to door as a teenager in the Middle East, and Jacob began ringing up customers at his dad’s grocery store in the Mission district of San Francisco when he was 10. In 2003, Phil decided to transform his grocery store into the first Philz Coffee. Jacob began running Philz Coffee full-time at 18 years old with the help of his dad. Today, Philz Coffee has become one of the most successful small coffee chains in the Bay Area, with 15 locations in NorCal and one location in SoCal. Philz Coffee now has 300 team members and caffeinates more than 15,000 people a day.

Direct download: Phil__Jacob_Jaber_Philz_Coffee.mp3
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Thomas Korte is the founder of AngelPad, a startup accelerator based in San Francisco and New York. AngelPad was named by MIT's 2014 Accelerator Research as #3 U.S. Accelerator and Forbes Magazine called AngelPad a "TOP 5 Global Accelerator" in 2012. AngelPads exits include Mopub ($350m to Twitter), Adku (Groupon), Astrid (Yahoo) among others. Prior, Thomas worked at Google for 7 years staring in 2002. 

Direct download: Thomas_Korte_AngelPad_.mp3
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Manu is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is the founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, a technology-focused micro-VC fund based in Palo Alto, California. K9 invests in teams of technical founders Silicon Valley, who are creating new technology or opening new markets, with a direct revenue model. Manu was the founder of SneakerLabs (acquired by Octane/E.piphany), iMeet (merged with Netspoke, acquired by Premiere Conferencing), CardMunch (acquired by LinkedIn), a founding advisor to Lytro, and is the co-founder of eShares. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering with University Honors and a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford with a distinction in teaching

Direct download: Manu_Kumar_k9.mp3
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Chris Wanstrath is a software developer and entrepreneur who co-founded GitHub in 2008 to make it easier to share software code and collaborate on software projects, both in the open source community and within companies. Today, GitHub is the largest code host in the world, with a community of 6M people building software together. As the CEO of GitHub, Chris is focused on leading the company, defining GitHub's vision and strategy, and working with the leadership team to realize GitHub's most ambitious goals. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2014, Chris was leading product development for GitHub. Before founding GitHub, Chris ran a Ruby on Rails consultancy where he helped launch startups, scale websites, and identify the problems that GitHub would eventually solve. He also worked as an engineer at CNET Networks.

Direct download: Chris_Wanstrath_GitHub.mp3
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Dr. Magid Abraham co-founded comScore Inc. in 1999, an Internet Market Intelligence company and is the go-to provider of internet customer behavior for some of the biggest technology publication. The company provides marketing intelligence for companies in the CPG, internet media, media, retail, telecom, and other industries, spanning 6 continents and 41 countries.  He is also the father of Jack Abraham who is the cofounder of Milo (aquired by Ebay for $75M).

Direct download: comScore_.mp3
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Since 2008, Burton M. Goldfield has served as president and CEO of TriNet, a strategic partner to small businesses for payroll, HR, benefits, employment law compliance and risk reduction. Burton has more than 25 years of experience in sales, operational, and technology leadership positions and is known for driving product innovation and business growth. Since joining TriNet, Burton has transformed the company into the largest independent cloud-based HR provider and Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Direct download: Burton_Goldfield_TriNet_.mp3
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This episode features Ryan Carson. Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Treehouse an online technology school that teaches you how to code, how to start a business, how to make websites, iPhone/iPad apps and Android apps. Previously Ryan founded Carsonified (acquired 2011) and DropSend (acquired 2008). Ryan was interviewed at our startup grind portland chapter director. 

Direct download: Ryan_Carson_Treehouse_.mp3
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This episode features ali partovi. Ali is an angel investor, startup advisor, and serial entrepreneur. He co-founded and sold two high-profile startups: iLike, acquired by MySpace in 2009, and LinkExchange, acquired by Microsoft for $265 million in 1998. Ali is also a co-founder of computer education non-profit Code.org. His portfolio as an investor / advisor has included such successes as Zappos, Ironport, and Facebook, as well as newer ventures such as DropBox, Viagogo, and OPOWER. Ari is interviewed at our startup grind san francisco chapter.

Direct download: Ali_Partovi_Code.Org.mp3
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