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Founders Episodes

January 13, 2022

Future of Work: Transforming Customer Service with Human-Centered AI and Navigating a Rapidly Growing Distributed Team, with Deon Nicholas of Forethought

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Deon Nicholas (@dojiboy9), CEO and Co-Founder of Forethought, the 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt winner that is transforming the customer support experience through human-centered AI.

Future Of Work Founders

January 11, 2022

Future of Work: Making Learning Culture Pervasive in the Workplace with Ted Blosser, CEO and Co-Founder of WorkRamp

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Ted Blosser (@TedBlosser), CEO and Co-Founder of WorkRamp, the leading end-to-end training platform for educating employees and customers at scale.

Future Of Work Founders

December 30, 2021

Future of Work: Leveraging Technology to Provide a Better Employee Experience and Cultivate Healthy Company Culture, with Claire Schmidt of AllVoices

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Claire Schmidt (@clairecaveny), Founder and CEO of AllVoices, an employee feedback management platform that empowers employees to anonymously provide feedback, ask questions, share positive input, and report har

Future Of Work Founders

December 21, 2021

Angel Investing: Alexandra Zatarain, Co-Founder of Eight Sleep, on Brand Repositioning, Storytelling as a Growth Strategy, and Angel Investing as a Way of Giving Back

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Alexandra Zatarain (@a_zatarain), co-founder and VP of Brand and Marketing at Eight Sleep, the world's first sleep fitness company. Eight Sleep designs tech-enabled products, content and services that make peopl

Angel Investing Startup Investing Founders

December 19, 2021

Startup Investing: From VC-Backed Founder to Partner at Gradient Ventures with Wen-Wen Lam

In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Wen-Wen Lam ((@wenwen)) Partner at Gradient Ventures. Former CEO and co-founder of NexTravel (YC15)- acquired by Travelperk in 2020. Advisor/Investor in awesome early-sta

Angel Investing Startup Investing Founders Investors

December 07, 2021

Future of Work: Providing Childcare as a Benefit with Jessica Chang of WeeCare, the Largest Childcare Network in the U.S.

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Jessica Chang (@jessicajchang) Co-founder and CEO at WeeCare, a childcare network that provides access to affordable, high-quality childcare while supporting childcare providers in operating sustainable businesses through technology.

Future Of Work Founders

August 02, 2021

Kai Han | Co-Founder of Pallet | Episode #012

Kai Han is the Co-Founder of Pallet. Pallet is building an infrastructure for modern hiring through tools designed for communities and creators. Founded in 2020, Pallet has raised 7 million in funding over 2 rounds.

Future Of Work Founders

July 15, 2021

Wes Kao, Co-Founder of Maven | Episode #011

Wes Kao is the Co-Founder of Maven, a platform for cohort-based and community-driven courses. Maven partners with the world's best instructors to deliver a live and online student experience at scale. Prior to Maven, Wes was the co-founder of the altMB

Future Of Work Founders

July 08, 2021

Austen Allred, Co-Founder & CEO at Lambda School | Episode #010

Austen Allred is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Lambda School, an online coding school that invests in the students by offering free tuition. Founded in 2017, the Lambda School is currently helping graduates land jobs at Fortune 500 companies to some of the

Angel Investing Founders Investors

June 03, 2021

Allison Robinson, Founder & CEO of The Mom Project | Episode #007

Allison Robinson is the Founder and CEO of the Mom Project, a digital talent marketplace and community that connects professionally accomplished women with world-class companies. Founded in 2016, The Mom Project is changing the way women work and redef

Future Of Work Founders

May 20, 2021

Amanda DoAmaral, Co-Founder & CEO of Fiveable | #005

Amanda DoAmaral is an educator, activist, and co-founder of Fiveable - a social learning network for students. She spent half a decade teaching high school history in Oakland, CA, where her passion for creating equitable educational opportunities was igni


May 13, 2021

Ryan Haynes, Co-Founder & CTO of Osmosis | #003

Ryan Haynes is the Co-Founder and CTO of Osmosis ( https://www.osmosis.org/ ) a company whose mission is to empower the world’s clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible. They have a comprehensive library of 1,800+ videos, 2


May 05, 2021

Taylor Nieman, Co-Founder & CEO of Toucan | #001

Taylor Nieman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Toucan, the free Chrome extension that helps you learn a language without even trying. Previously, she worked on business development and strategic partnerships at Headspace, Science, and Fair.