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Today we have a great interview between our founder Derek Andersen and the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products, Nir Eyal. Nir’s book was also recently named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014” and “one of the best business books of the year” by Goodreads. Nir has founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business.

Nir is also an advisor to several Bay Area startups, venture capitalists, and incubators. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir is a contributing writer for Forbes, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. 

 

Lets listen into Nir interviewed at Startup Grind San Francisco, earlier this Summer. 

 

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

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Hey there and welcome to Monday’s episode the Startup Grind Podcast. Today we have a conversation with the CEO & Co-founder of Deliveroo, William Shu from our first regional conference, Startup Grind Europe in June of this year. Will is really on a mission to transform the way the world thinks about takeaway food. He founded Deliveroo in August 2013 after becoming fed up with London's poor quality and slow food delivery options. Prior to starting the company, he worked in banking at Morgan Stanley, ESO Capital and SAC Capita. Deliveroo is now in over 50 cities across the world and has attracted $200m worth of investment from some of the world's leading investors, including Index Ventures, Accel and DST Global.

Let’s listen into Wiliam Shu on-stage at Startup Grind Europe in June of this year. 

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Today we are featuring a truly inspiring presentation from the founder of charity: water, Scott Harrison closing out our first big conference in London, Startup Grind Europe in June of this year. Scott’s journey to founding charity: water is remarkable. He spent spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, Africa as a volunteer photojournalist. Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non-profit organization charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the one billion people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue. In six years, with the help of more than 400,000 donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $93 million and funded over 8,000 water projects in 21 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 3.2 million people with clean, safe drinking water. Scott was recently recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, and the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list. He is currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He lives in New York City with his wife, Viktoria.

 

Lets listen  into Scott harrison presenting on stage across from westminster abbey in the heart of london earlier this year. 

 

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

Direct download: scott_harrison.mp3
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Today we have a great interview with one of the founders of the legendary technology Company Skype, Niklas Zennstrom. After Skype, Niklas created his VC fund Atomico in 2006 to help entrepreneurs primarily outside Silicon Valley to scale their businesses domestically and globally. 

Atomico has invested in more than 50 companies on four continents. 

In 2005, Skype was sold to eBay Inc for $3.1bn, the largest European venture capital exit to date. 

He also co-founded Kazaa, Joost and Joltid. In 2007, he co-founded Zennström Philanthropies, to combat climate change, improve the state of the Baltic Sea and encourage social entrepreneurship. Mr. Zennström holds dual degrees in Business and MSc Engineering Physics/Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden, and he spent his final year at the University of Michigan.

Let’s listen into Niklas Zennstrom interviewed at Startup Grind Europe by Stu Woo of the Wall Street Journal. 

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

Direct download: niklas.mp3
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Today we have a conversation from the Futurecast Series produced in partnership between the ATT Foundry & Ericsson. It features Kenny Lauer, VP of Digital & Marketing for the Golden State Warriors moderated by Digital Thought leader Andrew Keen. Kenny Lauer leads the day-to-day management of marketing, digital, and game experience for the Golden State Warriors. He has over 25 years of customer strategy experience with companies such as Apple and KPMG, remains an active member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences where he judges the EMMYs for Interactive Media, and serves as an Advisory Board member to the SXSW Interactive Festival.

 

Lets listen into Kenny Lauer interviewed by Futurecast Moderator Andrew Keen in San Francisco earlier this summer. 

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Today we have a conversation with Mike Maples and early investor in Twitter, Chegg, Digg, and other great companies through his firm Floodgate VC

Mike Maples Jr has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and was also named one of "8 Rising Stars" by FORTUNE Magazine. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was involved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back startup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (IPO TIVS, acquired by IBM) and Motive (IPO MOTV, acquired by Alcatel-Lucent.) Some of Mike's investments include Twitter, Twitch.tv, ngmoco, Weebly, Chegg, Bazaarvoice, Spiceworks, Okta, and Demandforce. Mike is known for coining the term "Thunder Lizards," which is a metaphor derived from Godzilla that describes the tiny number of truly exceptional companies that are wildly disruptive capitalist mutations. Mike likes to think of himself as a hunter of the "atomic eggs" that beget these companies. He received his BS, from Stanford University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School. His hobbies include shooting clays, cinematography, and calligraphy.

Lets listen into Mike Maples interviewed in Silicon Valley by Startup Grind’s founder Derek Andersen. 

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

Direct download: mike_maples.mp3
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Martin Hosking, Co-founder & CEO of the commerce site Redbubble. Previously he had served as Senior Vice President of Product at Aconex Limited. since July 1998. He was instrumental in the development and subsequent listing on the NASDA Q of search company, LookSmart. Prior to that he served as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He served with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a Diplomat in Egypt and Syria and held various senior posts in Canberra, Australia. Hosking holds a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Melbourne, and an Australia MBA (with Distinction) from the Melbourne Business School. 

Lets listen into Martin Hosking interviewed at our Startup Grind Melbourne Chapter Earlier this Year.

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Today we have an interview with with Michelle Zatlyn, Founder of CloudFlare. Michelle co-founded & heads up user experience at CloudFlare, a web performance and security company. Today CloudFlare accelerates and protects more than 2 million web properties. Previously, she worked at Google and Toshiba, and launched two successful startups. CloudFlare was selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Most Innovative Internet Technology company two years running, and named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a minor in management, with distinction, from McGill University. She also holds her MBA from Harvard Business School and was awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship.

Let’s listen into Michelle Zatlyn interviewed by Startup Grind’s DC Chapter Director Brian Park at our Global Conference in Silicon Valley earlier this year. 

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

Direct download: zatlyn.mp3
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Today we have a great interview with the CoFounder & CEO of 23andMe Anne Wojcicki from our 2016 Global Conference. Anne has a 10-year background in healthcare investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. Ms. Wojcicki worked at Andor Capital Management as a Healthcare Analyst, Ardsley Partners as a Healthcare Analyst and Investor AB as Senior Healthcare Analyst. 

Wojcicki also worked at the National Institute of Health as a Research Associate in Oncology and Hematology. She worked at the Weizmann Institute as a Research Associate in Biochemistry and at Yale University as a Research Associate in the Biochemistry Department. She serves as a Member of Advisory Board at QB3. Anne received her B.S. from Yale University in 1996.

Let’s listen into Anne Wojcicki interviewed by the Editor of The Atlantic, Steve Clemons at Startup Grind 2016. 

Direct download: wojcicki.mp3
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Today we have a special conversation with the legendary Silicon Valley Angel Investor Ron Conway. 

Ron Conway has been an active angel investor for over 20 years. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) whose investments included: Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, Good Technology, Opsware, and Brightmail. 

Ron was recently named #6 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top deal-makers in 2008 and is actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. He is the Vice Chairman of the UCSF Medical Foundation, Board Member of The Tiger Woods Foundation, and SF Homeless Connect, and on the Benefit Committee of Ronald McDonald House, College Track, and the Blacked Eyed Peas-PeaPod Academy Foundation. Ron is also featured in Gary Rivlin's book _The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ronald Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, described as 'the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley.

Lets listen into Ron Conway interviewed by Startup Grind’s founder Derek Andersen at our Global Conference Earlier this year. 

This podcast is brought to you by HBX ­ Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative. Introducing “Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen,” an engaging and interactive online learning experience from Harvard Business School’s HBX. Learn to create winning strategies to position your organization for long­term success by applying proven disruption and innovation theories from world renowned strategist Clay Christensen. Disruptive Strategy encourages active learning and peer collaboration, and requires a commitment of approximately thirty hours over six weeks. Applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts in August and October. To learn more, visit disruptivestrategy.org

Direct download: conway.mp3
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