"Life has no limitations, except the ones you artificially put on yourself."
CEO of Venailance
James Luxton is the CEO of Venailance, the largest software company in the education industry for working professionals. Under his leadership, Venailance has grown from 10 employees to over 200 employees with over $150 Million in revenue last year.
CEO & Co-founder
Niji Sabharwal is the CEO & Co-founder of AgentSync, an insurtech company he co-founded with his wife Jenn that grew from a valuation of $22M to $220M in just 8 months. AgentSync’s growth has caught the attention of well-known investors Marc Benioff, David Sacks, and Elad Gil who are now all investors in the company.
Last week we hit our 10th interview! In celebration of that milestone and going into a holiday weekend we are sharing the best advice so far. Enjoy and have a wonderful Independence Day!
Devin Eldridge is the COO of RADAR, a blockchain company that is laser focused on reshaping the financial industry. In just three short years, RADAR has helped users in over 175 countries trade $300M+ worth of digital assets. Prior to joining RADAR, Devin founded STOW IT where he is a board member.
Managing Partner, SpringTime Ventures
Matt Blomstedt is the Managing Partner of SpringTime Ventures, an $8M seed fund focused on startups in the Mountain Region where they have invested in over 20 companies. Prior to founding SpringTime, Matt worked in M&A in Oil & Gas for over 9 years in Texas.
Dan Kasper is the CEO of Wishlist, an employee recognition software company, where he has overseen 345% growth in the last three years.
Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Virta Health
Amit Shah is the Chief Clinical Operations Officer at Virta Health, a tech company that has reached a $2B valuation by creating a new method for diabetes care and is on track to reverse diabetes in 100 million people. Prior to the role with Virta, Amit held numerous operations roles including being the Market Leader & VP Operations of Everside Health which recently filed for their IPO.
VP, Mainsail Partners
Phil Stern is a Vice President at Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm that has raised over $1.2B and invested in over 50 growing companies. Phil is an expert in growing software companies and prior to his current role in leading the Sales Center of Excellence at Mainsail he was the Head of Payroll Sales at Gusto and General Manager at Zen Planner.
COO & Co-Founder, Cipher Skin
Shaka Bahadu is the COO & Co-Founder of Cipher Skin, a high-tech company that revolutionizes the way data is collected and analyzed on the human body or any physical object. Shaka is an experienced operator and also holds degrees from Harvard, an MBA from Stanford, and a M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College.
Nicole Kennedy is one of the youngest female CFO's in Colorado and has found a niche in high growth technology companies. She currently serves as part of the executive team at FluentStream, a private equity backed communications company.
CEO & Founder, TrueCoach
CEO & Co-Founder of TrueCoach, a technology platform built for gym owner's and coaches which was recently acquired by TSG, an Advent portfolio company.
Vice President Thoroughbred Holdings
Alysha Cooke is the VP of Finance for Thoroughbred Holdings, an investment firm that has quietly invested $400M spread across five portfolio companies over the last 15 years in the energy sector. In her role as VP, Alysha has overseen $60M in acquisitions since joining the firm and sits on six corporate boards as part of her responsibilities within the company.
CEO, Tattered Cover
Kwame Spearman is the CEO & Co-Owner of Tattered Cover Bookstore where he is reinventing what a bookstore means in today's world. Prior to Tattered Cover, Kwame ran real estate expansion for Knotel, was a consultant at Bain & Company, and has degrees from Columbia, Yale, and Harvard.
CEO & Co-Founder, PolyPort
Chloe Kettell is the CEO & Co-Founder of PolyPort, a cybersecurity company that has won numerous awards at SXSW and are setting themselves apart in the industry. Chloe has also served in the military as a Marine, was a previous fitness entrepreneur, and is now an avid skier and Olympic lifter.
CEO, Western's SmokeHouse
Ben Rudman is the CEO of Western’s Smokehouse, a portfolio company of Charis Consumer Partners where Ben is the Managing Director and Founder. Prior to starting his own private equity firm, Ben worked in investment banking for 8 years at SDR Ventures.