Posts in Interviews
Max Makeev on Entrepreneurship, Remote Work, Startups and More

Max Makeev is the Co-Founder of Owl Labs and the creator of Meeting Owl -- a smart 360° video conferencing camera that aims to serve as a bridge between the 40 million office conference rooms around the world. Owl Labs is disrupting the way firms get things done, and is taking connectivity to a new level.

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Democratizing Investing in India: Prateek Swain on GreenTiger’s (YC S’19) Founding Journey

Prateek Swain is the co-founder and CEO of GreenTiger, a startup that seeks to provide Indian citizens with the ability to invest in US capital markets with zero commission trades. In this exclusive interview, Prateek shares how the idea came together and advice for other student entrepreneurs looking to apply to Y Combinator and break into the startup world.

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Marissa Alden in Creating Sawyer as a Modern Approach to Parenting

Marissa Evans Alden is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and founder with more than a decade of experience in startups. She currently serves as CEO and Co-Founder of Sawyer, which connects children, parents, and providers of the best enriching childhood experiences through a suite of industry-leading technology solutions with a goal to ensure every child has the opportunity to discover their own love of learning.

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Shawn Nelson on Building a Retail Company, Adapting to the Trade War, and What Keeps Him Up in the Morning

From selling bean bags in college to debuting his company on the stock market, Shawn Nelson, the founder and CEO of Lovesac, talks about Lovesac’s commitment to making consumers buy better, the implications of the US-China trade war on retail, and the importance of grit in entrepreneurship.

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Investing with Mark Baumgartner, CIO at the Institute for Advanced Study

“The key is not to avoid risks, it’s to control them and manage them to the extent possible. That’s the art of investing.” Mark Baumgartner is Chief Investment Officer at the Institute for Advanced Study, an endowment supporting a community of scholars in Princeton, New Jersey. 

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An Interview with Orthogon Partners: Investing in Esoterics and Building Human Capital

“Don't confuse the kinds of things that a firm is doing with the skills that you are acquiring“ - Rishi Ganti and James Lavelle of Orthogon Partners on economics, esoterics, and career.

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Breaking into Business School with Shaifali Aggarwal (CEO and Founder of Ivy Groupe)

Shaifali Aggarwal is the Founder/CEO of Ivy Groupe, a boutique MBA admissions consulting company whose mission is to help clients tell their story to business schools so that they can achieve their dreams and impact the world.

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Karen Raskopf on Innovation at Dunkin’ and Advice for Students

Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer at Dunkin’, talks about being proactive on the job, building an authentic brand, and promoting sustainability in Dunkin’ stores and coffee.

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The Era of Women’s Financial Independence

Sallie Krawcheck’s professional mission is to help women reach their financial and professional goals, thus enabling them to live better lives and unleashing a positive ripple effect for our families, our communities and our economy.

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Interview with Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a platform that helps modern parents find local daycare, preschool, and more. Winnie is growing fast with over 2M users in 10K cities across the United States. Prior to Winnie, Sara held product leadership roles at Postmates, Twitter, YouTube and Google.

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Interview with Carl Ferenbach, Co-Founder of Berkshire Partners and Chairman of High Meadows Foundation

Carl Ferenbach is the Co-Founder of Berkshire Partners and the Chairman of High Meadows Institute. Berkshire Partners is a private equity firm with $16 billion worth of assets. High Meadows Foundation is a Boston-based think tank and policy institute.

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Interview with Rob Woollen

Rob Woollen is the current CEO and co-founder of Sigma Computing. After graduating from Princeton University with an engineering degree in computer science, Woollen began working at BEA. Woollen then worked at Salesforce as the CTO for the Salesforce Platform and Work.com, as well as Sr Vice President in product management.

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