Bridging the Tech Skills Gap: Udacity CEO Gabriel Dalporto
In this episode we chat with Gabriel Dalporto, the CEO of Udacity, the market leader in digital talent transformation. Udacity works with the world’s leading companies to teach labor forces critical tech skills through its powerful and flexible digital education platform.
Gabe was previously at the helm of LendingTree having led one of the biggest and most successful turnaround and growth stories of a public company in the past decade. He earned graduate and undergraduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and the University of Florida, respectively.
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23:03In this episode we speak with Sean Behr, CEO of Fountain. Founded in 2014, Fountain started with a vision to transform the hiring of hourly workers. The company’s purpose-built solution is designed to help companies hire high volumes of workers, faster by combining the power of automation with a data-driven applicant tracking system. The company is backed by B Capital Group, Softbank, DCM Ventures, and Y Combinator, among others. Sean joined Fountain as CEO in 2020. Prior to joining the company, he served as CEO and Founder of Stratim (acquired by KAR), an intelligent mobility and fleet infrastructure platform powering the future of transportation. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show. If you like the episode, click to subscribe.
Infrastructure’s Boldest Investor: SIP’s Jonathan Winer
21:57In this episode, we speak with Jonathan Winer, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP). SIP was formed in 2019 and is backed by Alphabet, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and StepStone Group as its anchor partners. SIP’s mandate is to transform infrastructure by harnessing the power of technology. Jonathan has led three private equity platforms and personally led investments of over $3B with a focus on the application of technology to real assets. Previously, Jonathan was Head of Investments for Alphabet’s urban innovation platform. Earlier in his career, Jonathan worked at the D. E. Shaw group where he built the private equity team across venture capital, growth equity, and structured finance. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show. If you like the episode, click to subscribe.
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Focus Breeds Excellence: Blackstone Growth Global Head Jon Korngold
21:26In this episode, we speak with Jon Korngold, Global Head of Blackstone Growth (BXG) and Global Co-Head of Technology Investing. We chat about the macro growth equity picture, BXG’s focus areas and its key developments over the last two years. I’ve met hundreds of private equity and growth equity investors over the past two decades and Jon is someone truly unique, not just because of his professional accomplishments, which are many, but because of his insights, thoughtfulness and humility. Blackstone Growth is Blackstone’s dedicated growth equity investing platform. It is backed by the scale, operating expertise, and global reach of the world’s largest alternative asset manager. Blackstone has $975 billion in assets under management and includes investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show. If you like the episode, click to subscribe.
A Next Generation Private Investment Platform: Opto Investments’ CEO Mark Machin
20:38In this episode, we speak with Mark Machin, Co-Founder and CEO of Opto Investments. Opto Investments’ platform provides financial advisors with expert insights and tools to help them discover, execute, and service private investment strategies, such as private equity, real estate, and venture capital, that help their clients build long term wealth. The company is backed by Tiger Global, 8VC, and MSD Capital, among other notable investors. Prior to joining Opto Investments, Mark was the President & CEO at CPP Investment Board, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing institutional investors with net assets over $520 billion. Mark spent the first twenty years of his career with Goldman Sachs investment banking culminating in his role as Asia Ex-Japan Head of Investment Banking and Vice Chairman. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show. If you like the episode, click to subscribe and drop us a comment.
Creating Sustainable Value for Innovative Companies: Norwest’s Sonya Brown
17:14In this episode, we speak with Sonya Brown, General Partner and Co-Head of Growth Equity at Norwest. Norwest is a leading venture and growth equity investment firm managing more than $12.5 billion in capital. Since its inception, the firm has invested in more than 650 companies and currently partners with over 200 active companies in its venture and growth equity portfolio. Sonya is focused on growth equity and buyouts investing across a wide range of sectors including consumer, retail, internet, education and business services. Her current investments include Babylist, Forum Brands, Jolyn, Junk King, Kendra Scott, Madison Reed, Senreve, and SmartSign. Before Norwest, Sonya was at Summit Partners for almost a decade. Sonya was recognized by GrowthCap as one of the Top Women Leaders in Growth Investing of 202. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show. If you like the episode, click to subscribe and drop us a comment.
Full Stack AgTech: Absolute Founder and CEO Agam Khare
20:03In this episode, we speak with Agam Khare, Founder and CEO of Absolute, a bioscience company leveraging the best of nature, science and innovation to build a better future for people and the planet. The company’s AI-driven operating system can be implemented across vertical farms, greenhouses, open farms, and other areas, enabling farmers to grow crops without using synthetic enzymes and GMOs. Based in Delhi, India, Absolute operates across 16 countries and is backed by Sequoia, Tiger Global, and Alpha Wave. Prior to Absolute, Agam ran India's leading Industrial Robotics & Factory Automation company working across various sectors - Food & Beverage, Pharma, Auto, Oil & Gas, Steel & Cement. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show. If you like the episode, click to subscribe and drop us a comment.
Delivering A Better Healthcare Experience: Everside Health CEO Chris Miller
17:55In this episode, we speak with Chris Miller, CEO of Everside Health, one of the largest direct primary care providers in the U.S., operating over 375 health centers in 34 states. Chris is a recognized leader and entrepreneur known for building and scaling companies. He offers a unique blend of business acumen, strategic vision and service delivery to achieve organizational success. Everside Health, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, offers patients direct and convenient, 24/7 access to their physicians by combining increased physician involvement with a data-driven approach focused on delivering better health outcomes. The company started as four companies that came together to create a different kind of healthcare experience. It is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Oak HC/FT, Alta Partners, Greenspring Associates and other strategic investors. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show. If you like the episode, click to subscribe and drop us a comment.
Investing in Human Capital: Two Sigma Impact’s Warren Valdmanis
19:29In this episode, we speak with Warren Valdmanis, Partner at Two Sigma Impact, the impact investing business of Two Sigma exclusively focused on workforce impact. Two Sigma Impact combines active, principled ownership and data science with the goal of achieving superior returns and positive social outcomes. It invests in industries that rely heavily on human capital such as education and training, healthcare, consumer, and business services. They believe improving employee engagement and creating more good jobs can improve business performance and create a model for other companies to emulate. Previously, Warren was a Managing Director at Bain Capital, where he helped launch the firm’s first dedicated social impact fund and develop the firm’s strategic approach to social impact investing. Warren worked at Bain Capital from 2005 to 2019. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show.
The Finance Platform for SaaS Founders: Arc Technologies’ Don Muir
19:42In this episode, we speak with Don Muir, Co-Founder and CEO of Arc Technologies. Founded in 2021, Arc provides a better way for software startups to raise capital without incurring costly dilution and risky debt. Arc converts a startups’ future revenue into upfront capital, provides a cash management account to store, manage and spend funds, and delivers financial analytics to drive growth. The Company is backed by Left Lane Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, NFX and Atalaya Capital, among others. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show.
Unlocking the Power of Big Data to Transform Mobility: INRIX’ Bryan Mistele
16:51In this episode, we speak with Bryan Mistele, Co-Founder and CEO of INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and mobility analytics. The Company is at the forefront of connecting cars to smarter cities in more than 60 countries around the world. Founded in 2004, INRIX pioneered the practice of managing traffic by analyzing data not just from road sensors, but also from vehicles. Prior to INRIX, Bryan was an executive at Microsoft. He built HomeAdvisor into the #1 ranked business-to-business and business-to-consumer company in both the online mortgage and real estate industries. The company was a joint venture between Microsoft and five leading mortgage banks. I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show.