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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Bo Ren (@Bosefina), Director of Early Stage Startups at Silicon Valley Bank. Bo is a liberal arts thinker, PM turned investor, and incubation partner. She marries deep tech expertise (5G, edge, AI) with consumer applications (strong interest in AI apps). …

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Juan Jaysingh (@JuanJaysingh), President and CEO at Zingtree (https://zingtree.com/), leading the company’s mission to transform complex processes into clear actions for businesses around the globe. Since becoming CEO in January 2020, Juan has focused on …

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Ruben Harris (@rubenharris), Co-Founder and CEO of Career Karma, which is helping over 1 million workers navigate their careers every month through advice and coaching. By offering free coaching and peer mentorship, Career Karma has grown to over 150,000 …

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Justin Gordon (justingordon212) talks with Heather Hartnett (@HeatherHartnett), General Partner and CEO of Human Ventures, where she and her team have created one of New York’s premiere startup studios, incubators and early stage venture funds. Prior to founding Human, Heather’s venture capital car…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Mac Conwell (@MacConwell), Managing Partner at RareBreed Ventures. Mac is a former software engineer and two-time founder. One of Mac's companies failed, the other went on to a successful exit.

RareBreed Ventures is a pre-seed fund that invests in excep…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Anoop Gupta (@anoopxgupta), CEO and Co-Founder of SeekOut, the AI-powered Talent 360 platform. SeekOut provides companies with a comprehensive view of internal employees and external talent with analytics, predictive insights, and action recommendations t…

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Justin Gordon (justingordon212) talks with Jordi Hays (@jordihays), Co-Founder and CEO of investing platform Party Round. Party Round is building better tools for founders, starting with an automated fundraising tool. Generate & send docs, collect signatures, and receive funds, automating your rais…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Katie Shea (@katiesheasays), Managing Partner at Divergent Capital, a first check investor for startups commercializing unique technological and scientific innovations coupled with a nontraditional business model beyond SaaS and enterprise. Katie has spen…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Deon Nicholas (@dojiboy9), CEO and Co-Founder of Forethought, the 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt winner that is transforming the customer experience by infusing human-centered AI at each stage of the customer support journey. With Forethought, organizations can …

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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. Founded in 2015, WorkRamp empowers every professional to reach their full potential through learning. As le…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Trace Cohen (@Trace_Cohen), Managing Director of New York Venture Partners, where he manages over 50 direct early stage startup investments. NYVP is a Family Office that invests in early stage startups that provides an ecosystem of financing, mentorship a…

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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 harassment, bias, or culture issues directly to…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Romeen Sheth (@RomeenSheth), who runs $50M bootstrapped business Metasys Technologies, angel invests regularly, and hosts his own podcast, Square One.

Romeen is the President of Metasys Technologies, a workforce management advisory firm based in Atlanta…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Eva Ho (@eva_ho), General Partner at Fika Ventures, an LA-based boutique seed fund that invests in founders solving meaningful, systemic problems through the use of data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation.

Prior to Fika, Eva was a founding …

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Ellen DaSilva (@ellenjdasilva), who is an active angel investor and scout with Sequoia Capital, focusing on Seed and Series A consumer tech companies. Until recently, she was the Head of Business Development at Hims & Hers. A graduate of Harvard Business …

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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 people sleep fit.

In 2017, Alexandra was named b…

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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-stage tech/e-commerce companies including Runwa…

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Justin Gordon (https://twitter.com/justingordon212) talks with Hunter Walk (https://twitter.com/hunterwalk) Partner at Homebrew (https://homebrew.co/) - Providing early-stage investment, assistance & love to entrepreneurs building companies for the Bottom Up Economy. Investments include ShieldAI, P…

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Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with David Chang (@changds), an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 70+ companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepren…

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In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (https://twitter.com/justingordon212) talks with Jessica Chang (https://twitter.com/jessicajchang) Co-founder and CEO at WeeCare, a childcare network that provides access to affordable, high-quality childcare while supporting childcare provider…

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In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Anne Dwane (@adwane) Co-founder and Partner at Village Global ( https://www.villageglobal.vc/ ) - an early-stage venture fund backed by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. From how they invest in sta…

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In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Andrew Gluck (@irrvrntVC) the GP of irrvrntVC ( https://www.irrvrnt.com/ ), a firm focused on early-stage companies in the DTC, AdTech, and NextGen Commerce areas. He especially loves partnering with first-time fou…

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In this episode of The Vitalize Podcast, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Stella Garber (@startupstella) former Head of Marketing at Trello and Anger Investor. Stella invests in the future of work and serves as an advisor for Origin Ventures and OpenView. She has invested in 4 women-led …

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In this episode, Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Gale Wilkinson (@galeforceVC) Founder and Managing Partner of Vitalize Venture Capital, a $16M seed-stage fund, and 300+ member angel investing community called Vitalize Angels based in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. While Gale …

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