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Ep. 34: Speaking Up without Freaking out with Professor Matt Abrahams

Ep. 34: Speaking Up without Freaking out with Professor Matt Abrahams

Professor Matt Abrahams is a lecturer of Organizational Behaviour at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the Co-Founder of Bold Echo LLC, a company which is well experienced in coaching Silicon Valley executives and business professionals. Tune into today’s episode to learn on how the Rising star of the Management communication Association overcame anxiety, and walk through his journey of success with us!

  • 00:01:03 Introduction of Prof Matt Abrahams
  • 00:05:47 Speaking up without freaking out
  • 00:07:36 Why is he so passionate about communication?
  • 00:11:12 Advice for students who are anxious about communication
  • 00:14:44 Changing the frame of looking at things
  • 00:19:33 Founding Bold Echo
  • 00:22:16 Anxiety and one’s functionality
  • 00:26:48 Advice for the listeners regarding communication
  • 00:28:27 End of discussion
Ep. 33: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur turned VC with Troy Henikoff

Ep. 33: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur turned VC with Troy Henikoff

Troy Henikoff is a Managing director of the venture capital firm, MATH Venture Partners and also a board member of many organizations such as JioBit, Retrium, EatStreet, CardFlight, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, and has also been a founder, founding member, or CEO of several notable companies such as SurePayroll, Onewed.com, Jellyvision and many others Tune into today’s episode to be a part of this entrepreneur turned VC life and experience.

  • 00:00:50 Introduction of Troy Henikoff
  • 00:05:35 Advise he would give to his young self
  • 00:10:04 Founding MATH Venture Partners
  • 00:14:22 Building relationships with clients of SurePayroll
  • 00:16:13 Projecting what to spend on
  • 00:19:07 Estimating the costs of running a company
  • 00:21:54 Going in the right direction
  • 00:29:44 His approach to KPIs
  • 00:33:26 Advise he would give his younger self
  • 00:34:56 Pain points in funding these companies
  • 00:39:50 Qualifying for fair advantage
  • 00:48:25 End of discussion
Ep. 32: Managing Uncertainty as a Founder with Sashee Chandran

Ep. 32: Managing Uncertainty as a Founder with Sashee Chandran

Sashee Chandran is the founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar company that creates organic, bagless teas. Tea Drops can be found in over 1,500 retail stores nationwide, has been featured on Good Morning America and Oprah Magazine as well as loved by female leaders like Chrissy Teigen, Tory Burch, and Michelle Obama. Join us on today’s episode to learn how Sashee founded Tea Drops, and her inspiration behind it.

  • 00:00:48 Introduction of Sashee Chandran
  • 00:07:38 Meditation and her upbringing
  • 00:10:05 How she manages to fit in meditation into her daily routine
  • 00:14:15 Fluctuating between the good times and the bad
  • 00:19:13 Reflecting to get better at things
  • 00;21:59 Advise she would give her younger self
  • 00:27:48 Journey behind Teea drops
  • 00:32:14 Raising money for the business
  • 00:37:21 Bootstrapping vs taking up people’s money
  • 00:44:42 End of discussion
Ep. 31: Lessons from Founder turned Stanford Professor and VC, with Federico Antoni

Ep. 31: Lessons from Founder turned Stanford Professor and VC, with Federico Antoni

Dr. Federico Antoni, the Co-founder of ALLVP has been supporting the Mexican venture capital since 2012. He has 25 investments to-date and is also a professor of Entrepreneurship and Management at the Stanford Business School Tune into today’s episode to learn Antoni’s experience throughout life when it comes to entrepreneurship as a career, and now, supporting entrepreneurship through a venture capital firm

  • 00:00:53 Introduction of Federico Antoni
  • 00:03:45 His family background
  • 00:06:46 His interests and pastimes
  • 00:15:07 Topics and themes he covers in his books
  • 00:23:55 Journey towards ALLVP
  • 00:30:45 Growing businesses through kindness and empathy
  • 00:33:43 Investing in startups 
  • 00:40:40 Understanding, solving and leading 
  • 00:46:40 Blogging- How the pandemic affects businesses and entrepreneurs
  • 00:50:21 Opportunities for innovations 
  • 00:54:46 End of discussion
Ep. 30: Founding Companies since 15 Years Old with Clinton Robinson

Ep. 30: Founding Companies since 15 Years Old with Clinton Robinson

Clinton Robinson, the CEO of Lane, a Proptech company offering a communication platform for landlords and tenants, is a serial entrepreneur, who founded his first successful company at the age of 15. He speaks on the difference of founding companies in different times of the digital world, and his journey as an entrepreneur and the lessons he learned en route. Tune into this episode to understand his journey creating these amazing startups, and get the best knowledge on entrepreneurship.

  • 00:00:40 Introduction of Clinton Robinson
  • 00:03:20 Media he consumes 
  • 00:05:55 How general understanding helps in businesses
  • 00:13:17 Other ventures he worked on
  • 00:16:28 What triggered him to sell his companies?
  • 00:27:55 Challenges faced and failures throughout the journey
  • 00:33:18 Experiences of exceeded expectations
  • 00:41:59 How the pandemic has helped his products
  • 00:46:37 End of discussion
Ep. 29: Reincarnating the Worlds Beloved Brands with Mark Thomann

Ep. 29: Reincarnating the Worlds Beloved Brands with Mark Thomann

Mark Thomann is the founder of Dormitus Brands and recently founded an early-stage health and wellness fund called Spiral Sun Ventures. He has relaunched many brands that were dear to many consumers by making them more consumer friendly, and healthy. Tune in to this episode to get hands on knowledge on entrepreneurship, and get a sneak peak on how he relaunched some of the best brands out there.