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Ben Jabbawy, Founder & CEO, Privy | EP 198

Jun 12 • 21:12
Ben Jabbawy is the Founder of Privy, a suite of tools designed to help marketers and ecommerce businesses increase their marketing conversions.

Ben has a background in Industrial Engineering, but moved into a few technical roles, before really diving into startups.

Ben joins us to share his story, how he got into startups, his advice for raising capital, how Privy has approa...

Kimberly Kalb, Head of Marketing & Growth, Houseparty | EP 197

Jun 5 • 22:59
Kimberly Kalb is the Head of Marketing & Growth at Houseparty, an app that takes the group chat to the next level with group video chat.

Kimberly has a background in entertainment media technology, having worked with brands like NBCUniversal, HBO, Tumblr Entertainment and now Houseparty.

There her role has really grown from partnership, to leading more aspects of growth, mar...

Joshua Brewer, Co-Founder & CEO, Abstract | EP 196

May 29 • 33:55
Josh Brewer is the Co-founder & CEO of Abstract, a platform for modern design teams to work together.

Josh’s career in design started off with teaching - but quickly lead to him diving into the emerging web and mobile product design industry. He eventually joined Twitter where he became a Principal Designer.

Josh joins us to share his story, how he got into design, what it’s...

Ben Pines, CMO, Elementor | EP 195

May 15 • 20:18
Ben Pines is the CMO of Elementor, the most advanced Drag & Drop page builder for WordPress. Design beautiful professional websites faster and without code.

Ben shares what it’s been like building an open source, visual, drag & drop theme editor for Wordpress - and the challenges in scaling it to over 800,000 active installs worldwide - all in less than 2 years!

Ben joins us...

Waqas Ali, Co-founder, Markhor (YC15) & Atoms | EP 194

May 8 • 32:34
Waqas Ali is the co-founder of Atoms, one & only shoe for every day.

Waqas started building a startups and businesses after discovering the internet and realizing you could sell products online.

While there were a ton of insurmountable challenges, Waqas and his co founder Sidra persevered - launching a custom dress shoe company called Markhor.

They eventually made it to the ...

Vibhu Norby, Founder & CEO, B8ta

May 1 • 19:50
Vibhu Norby is the co-founder & CEO of B8ta, a new store designed for discovering, trying, & buying the latest tech products, as well as a new platform called “Built by B8ta”, which aims to power the future of physical retail experiences.

Vibhu moved to silicon valley after college to join a startup. He was eventually fired from the job, but then joined another startup whic...

Sam Mallikarjunan, Executive Strategist, Hubspot

Apr 24 • 35:52
Sam Mallikarjunan is an Executive Strategist at HubSpot.

He hustled his way into the organization with a landing page and ads - and ended up leading the Experimental Marketing team, the Ecommerce Marketing team, the South American internationalization team, Hubspot Labs and more.

Today, Sam also teaches Digital Marketing at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and th...

Asher Hunt, Founder & CEO, Overnight

Apr 10 • 30:52
Asher Hunt is the Founder & CEO of Overnight, a platform to book homes from people you trust.

Asher comes from a visual arts and music background, but got into tech through product design and is driven by a passion for learning.

He was Product Designer at Chill, a viral video sharing platform, and then he launched a product of his own,, which was later acquired by L...

Sonja Jacob, Content Strategy Team Lead, Drift | EP 190

Apr 3 • 26:02
Sonja Jacob is the Content Strategy Team Lead at Drift.

Sonja kicked off her career in marketing by blogging years back. She quickly realized the power of content and decided to launch her own business as a copywriter and marketing freelancer.

Over the years, Sonja helped create or lead marketing and content efforts for companies like Hubspot, KISSmetrics, Zenefits, and DocS...

Mari Sheibley, Product Desginer Instagram | EP 189

Mar 27 • 29:46
Mari Sheibley is a Product Designer at Instagram.

Mari has a background in fine arts, before she transition into graphic design. When she first moved to New York, she took a bunch of odd jobs to make ends meet.

She eventually met Denis Crowley and Naveen, who were working on an idea that would become Foursquare. Mari was super passionate about the idea and started by design...

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