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1030 Would you sell for $1.5m?
Pushkar is the founder of Aeroleads which is a bootstrap prospect generation software startup with over 20,000+ users. When not working, he likes to work on finishing his time machine!
1029 The Right Way to 18x Your Price Point With $1.2m MRR Pendo CEO
Todd Olson is CEO and Co-Founder of Pendo, a product experience platform that helps product managers deliver successful products. Before Pendo, Todd served as VP of Products at Rally Software Development which he led through its public offering. Todd joined Rally via its acquisition of 6th Sense, a company he founded and served as President and CTO.
1028 Advertisers Put $250m Through Him Last Year As Top Google, Facebook Alternative
Dan Greenburg is the CEO and co-founder of Sharethrough, a platform which powers in-feed native advertising for many of the world’s largest publishers.
1027 Finally a $10m+ PR Company Focused on Analytics!
Erik is an expert in PR analytics and big data. Before leading TrendKite, he ran Product for Sprinklr after the merger with social analytics firm Dachis Group. He brought to market Dachis Group’s platform that enables brands to optimize paid, owned and earned tactics through the lens of earned media.
1026 "Juri, would you sell to me now for $1.5m?"
1025 Expecting Mom Quits $150k+ Corporate, Launches Soap Line
1024 How He Bought Out His VC's, Won His Company Back, Now Doing $24m Annually
Nigel Shanahan set up Rant & Rave after a poor experience at a motorway service station. He believes that consumer emotions drive their behaviour and a company’s revenue. Rant & Rave is on a mission to change the world of customer feedback from dull surveys to a conversation that customers want to have
1023 Will He Win Battle For Bottom of Blog
John Lemp is an entrepreneur who has built two internet companies from the ground up into multi-million dollar businesses, and all with $0 in funding. John graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. In 2013, John Founded Revcontent, a content recommendation network. Revcontent has grown into one of the largest Native and Content Recommendation companies in the world, powering over 250 Billion Content Recommendations per month.
1022 How This Barcelona Sales Tool Grew 2x YoY, Raised $16m, Charging $200/Seat
Oscar Macia is an experienced, sales-orientated manager and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of ForceManager. ForceManager has transformed from small start-up to leading competitor in sales management in just a short space of time. This rapid growth has seen ForceManager’s impact spread globally to over 35 countries, with offices already open in Spain, London and Latin America counting with a wide portfolio of clients including several large multinationals. Maciá earned a degree in Nuclear Engineering from UPC and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
1021 How He Solved Translation Marketplace Space and Grew 7x YoY to $24m in Revenue
Entrepreneur and CEO with more than 10 years of experience in linguistic technologies and services. Now focused on building an operating and payment platform for the global translation industry, Smartcat.ai, through enabling collaborative workflow and automating hiring and settlements for all market participants.
1020 Urban Outfitters Inventory Management Tool Breaks $6m in ARR
John has spent the last two decades helping retailers, distributors, and brands optimize their omni-channel strategies and operations. Prior to Celect, John was VP of Product Management & Strategy for Oracle Commerce, coming to Oracle via the Endeca acquisition where John was VP of Marketing & Product Management. John started his career within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. John holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Boston College and received his master’s degree from the Harvard Business School.
1019 The Tool Tesla's Data Analysts Use Hits 3,000 Customers
Jack Parmer is the CEO at ploy.ly
1018 Why He's Making Leap from AdTech to Data As A Service Business Model
Kevin Tan is an accomplished entrepreneur and advertising industry technology leader with over 20 years of experience. Kevin is the co-founder and CEO of Eyeota, the global leader in audience data with more than 3.5 billion unique profiles across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
1017 The New Nielsen? $12m in Revenue Says, Maybe!
Peter Daboll has more than 25 years of experience in the science and business of advertising effectiveness. He has spent his career developing and implementing analytical models and testing systems to measure consumer response to advertising. As CEO of Ace Metrix, Peter has led the company in developing innovative metrics and methods for helping advertisers make better, more impactful video creative. Peter was also the CEO of Bunchball, Chief of Insights at Yahoo!, and president and CEO of comScore Media Metrix. He has received numerous industry awards recognizing his leadership in advertising research including a 2011 Great Mind award from the ARF, and is a regular contributor to media outlets and advertising industry associations. Peter recently wrote and published the Amazon Bestselling book, AD-Itude.
1016 How He Managed Launching 2 $100m+ Companies At Once
Vijay is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of building successful businesses delivering enterprise-class solutions. Before starting Cygilant, he founded AppIQ, an application storage resource management provider acquired by Hewlett Packard in October 2005, and WebManage Technologies, a policy-driven content delivery solution provider acquired by Network Appliance in August 2000.
1015 How He's Using $10m In AdSpend to Power New SaaS Offering
Chris Treadaway is Founder & CEO of Polygraph Media, a Facebook Marketing Partner in Ad Technology. Chris was previously Group Product Manager of Web Strategy at Microsoft in Redmond and was also a co-founder of Stratfor. He resides in Austin with his wife Kim and daughter Margot.
1014 Zoom CEO on Killing His Old WebEx Baby With $150m+ in ARR
1013 Guess How This Data Tool Will Break $100m In 2018
With over 20 years growing and leading technology companies, Frank Bien built his career on nurturing strong corporate culture and highly efficient teams.. Prior to Looker, Frank was SVP of Strategy for storage vendor Virsto (acquired by VMware) and VP of Strategic Alliances at big-data pioneer Greenplum, leading their acquisition by EMC (now Pivotal). He led Product Marketing and Strategy at early scale-out data warehousing company Sensage and was VP of Solution Sales at Vignette/OpenText. Earlier in his career he held executive roles at Dell and the Federal Reserve.
1012 SquareSpace CEO Tried Acquiring First, Now King of SMB Data
Dane is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on technology, data, and small business. He has been CEO of a dozen companies like SumAll and Squarespace, mentors of far too many others and had the pleasure of building the careers of thousands will creating billions in equity value and sometimes losing millions.
1011 How He Drove $1.4m in ChatBot PreSales
Travis Stephenson is a software entrepreneur and marketing coach that specializes in all things Facebook and Instagram. Travis has been a soloprenuer for 8 years and has branched out recently to start a SaaS platform called Chatmatic.
1010 The Boston Poker Player Turned B2B Advertiser Breaks $10m Revenue Mark
1009 The Argument for Shutting Down and Launching With 100% Control
Justin Kline is the co-founder and COO of Markerly, an influencer marketing company focusing on influencer identification and tracking for some of the world’s largest and most rapidly growing consumer brands. Markerly partners with brands and infleuncers to create original and authentic content. Influencers share this content to their social media communities to inspire interest, engagement, and to drive purchases. Check out markerly.com to learn more...
1008 WePay CEO on $1b+ in Transaction Volume Helping Your Favorite Online Platforms Process Payments
1007 How Outbound.io Grew to $30k MRR Before Exiting to ZenDesk
Josh is founder and director of go-to-market at Outbound, customer communication technology acquired by Zendesk in May 2017. Josh challenges businesses to rethink communication with customers by centering marketing, sales and service teams on the human relationships they can build using customer data.
1006 How To Get Rich Bootstrapping to $1m in Revenue
NathanLatka.com/Patreon exclusive! Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur with a calling to build enterprise marketing software. He currently is the Co-founder and CEO of Pulse Insights, which uses innovative technology to help enterprises understand customer needs and to efficiently collect user information to deliver richly personalized experiences. Prior to Pulse Insights Jeremy founded UberTags Tag Management system to help companies instantaneously deploy marketing and analytics tags on websites. In 2013 he sold UberTags to [x+1] and stayed on to lead client mgmt and product management teams. Prior to UberTags, Jeremy grew up managing digital experiences at American Express including leading acquisition and product management teams. Prior to that he co-founded Buzz Wireless, which was sold to Vaultus in 2000. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a double degree from Oberlin College in Electronic Music Composition and Economics.
1005 How She's Managing 4+ Business Models at Once
Heidi Yu is the founder and CEO of Boostinsider, one of the Silicon Valley’s hottest startups that focuses on using advanced technology to help brands to boost on social media through influencer marketing including SocialBook.io, SocialSaaS.io, SocialAdwords.io, and SocialSDK.io. She is a fashionable nerd, a passionate business woman, and a serial entrepreneur. Miss Yu holds an MBA from Seattle University, and is a well-connected real-life influencer.
1004 Can sharing team size hurt your growth?
Mani Iyer is CEO of Kwanzoo, a leading provider of Account-Based (ABM) Advertising and Retargeting solutions for mid-to-large B2B enterprises. Mani previously founded a software business acquired by Oracle/PeopleSoft. Mani is a serial entrepreneur, industry speaker on account-based marketing, demand generation, B2B marketing and advertising, and a startup adviser.
1003 With $150m Raised, He's Sold 3m "Weird" Domain Names
1002 How He Makes $10m+ Speaking Every Language on Earth
"Jack is a technology early-adopter, serial entrepreneur, software patent-holder, product evangelist, and combat-decorated Air Force pilot. Before founding Smartling, he served as SVP of Product at eMusic and COO/CTO at SheSpeaks and RunTime Technologies. He also co-founded Trio Development, a software company that created the first personal information manager, which was acquired by Apple in 1993. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied linguistics and interned with Professor William Labov, and an MBA from Cameron University in Germany. Jack was named one of Fast Company’s “Who’s Next” in 2011, and was named a 2013 NYC Venture Mentor by the New York City Economic Development Corporation."
1001 Why People Pay Him 30% of Spend For His AdTech Platform
"David Benoliel has spent the past 25 years at the intersection of technology and marketing as a software designer, marketer, salesman, project manager, executive and whatever else it took to keep things running. As a startup junky, he enjoys participating in the creation of things that did not exist before, and working with passionate, smart and committed people who feel the same way that I do. Today he works with leading brands and publishers to deliver high performing, content-driven advertising solutions through a company that he founded in late 2014 called The Real Content Network."
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