Wayne Chang and Jeff Seibert are the cofounders of Crashlytics, which Twitter acquired in 2013. Today, as angel investors, they see dozens of entrepreneurs every quarter, and they’ve joined the show today to help us answer some tough questions: How should you structure communication with your cofounder? How do you work through difficult decisions, especially […]
In a World of Startup How-Tos, What About Bucking the Trend? [Traction #37: Chad Laurans, SimpliSafe]
Chad Laurans is the CEO of SimpliSafe, a large and growing tech company located in the Boston area. Years ago, in the span of 30 days, three of Chad’s friends were robbed. The companies that should serve them well in those moments were anything but helpful, comforting, and simple to work with. That led to […]
Dan Reich is the CEO and co-founder of Troops, a company bringing artificial intelligence to your sales team’s workflow, right in Slack. (Disclosure: NextView is an investor in Troops.) Today, we discuss Dan’s smart process hiring his early technical talent — both leadership and front-line developers. Subscribe to the NextView blog for future episodes and […]
Kristen Craft is VP of business development and marketing at Ovia Health. For this episode, Jay sat down with Kristen while she was head of biz dev at video platform company Wistia. They talk about what business development roles actually do for their companies, and when and why a founder would hire someone to lead […]
New tech ecosystems often benefit from entrepreneurs who will dive in blind and figure out their direction along the way.
On August 9, we released the first episode in a series together with Reboot, which helps educate and coach entrepreneurs on communication, leadership, and well-being.
I’m excited to officially roll out the first of several Traction podcast episodes in partnership with Reboot.
On this episode of Traction, we go inside the thinking behind a $16B startup — worth more than Twitter, Pinterest or Dropbox as of this recording.