Founders & Friends with Scott Orn

A Startup Podcast by Kruze Consulting

Startup Podcast by Scott Orn

Hi! I'm Scott Orn, COO and Venture Debt Expert at Kruze Consulting.
On Founders and Friends, I interview top startup founders, venture capitalists, and startup advisors to share their insights on the startup journey.

All 77 podcasts

Summary

Haim Zaltzman & Ben Potter of Latham & Watkins discuss startup funding strategies including the benefits and differences between Growth Equity & Growth Debt.

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Sumeet Howe

09/04/2018

Sumeet Howe Product Management Director
at Hover
Summary

Sumeet Howe of Hover stops by to talk Startup Product Management and share her career path.

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Jennifer Saxton

07/11/2018

Jennifer Saxton Founder & CEO
at Tot Squad
Summary

Jennifer Saxton of Tot Squad talks about her on-demand cleaning for baby gear

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Ryan Shaening Pokrasso

06/27/2018

Ryan Shaening Pokrasso Founder
at SPZ Legal
Summary

Ryan Shaening Pokrasso of SPZ Legal stops by to walk us through Startup Legal Best Practices.

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Patrick Johnson

05/29/2018

Patrick Johnson VP, Tech Banking
at Silicon Valley Bank
Summary

Patrick Johnson of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) stops by to talk about Startup Banking, Venture Debt, and the other ways SVB partners with founders and and investors to support innovation.

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Blake Oliver

05/14/2018

Blake Oliver Senior Product Marketing Manager
at FloQast
Summary

Blake Oliver of FloQast stops by to discuss the latest trends in Cloud Accounting

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Maren Kate Donovan

05/08/2018

Maren Kate Donovan Founder & Managing Partner
at Recruit
Summary

Maren Kate Donovan of Recruit explains how to scale your startup’s recruiting efforts

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Matt Gunnin

05/02/2018

Matt Gunnin Founder & CEO
at Esports One
Summary

Matt Gunnin of Esports One explains the Esports phenomenon and how his company’’s computer vision powered audience experience makes it that much more enjoyable for viewing

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Kevin Busque

04/09/2018

Kevin Busque CEO
at Guideline
Summary

Kevin Busque of Guideline 401k drops by to talk Startup 401ks

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Beth Stevens

04/02/2018

Beth Stevens Head of Legal
at Opendoor
Summary

Beth Stevens of Opendoor comes by to talk about her experiences running Legal & Compliance at a Fast Growing Startup

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Shruti Merchant

03/16/2018

Shruti Merchant Co-Founder & CEO
at HubHaus
Summary

Shruti Merchant of HubHaus is pioneering long-term home sharing

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Aaron Tyler

03/05/2018

Aaron Tyler Managing Director
at TriplePoint Capital
Summary

Aaron Tyler, Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, discusses Venture Debt for Startups

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Evan Meagher

02/16/2018

Evan Meagher VP of Finance
at Logikcull
Summary

Evan Meagher, VP of Finance at Logikcull and another 2nd-time guest (!), stops by to discuss SaaS Startup life

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Eli Ceryak

01/30/2018

Eli Ceryak Senior Vice President/Commercial Real Estate Broker
at Cushman and Wakefield
Summary

Eli Ceryak of Cushman & Wakefield, our first 2 time guest on Founders and Friends, stops by to discuss the 2018 Startup Real Estate Outlook

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Rob Sadow

01/08/2018

Rob Sadow Co-Founder & CEO
at Scoop Technologies
Summary

Rob Sadow of Scoop talks about how Scoop makes commuting fun and easy

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Lee Firestone

01/08/2018

Lee Firestone CEO
at OpenReel
Summary

Lee Firestone of OpenReel makes creating video easy for businesses through OpenReel’s remote capture technology

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Ben Munoz

01/05/2018

Ben Munoz Co-Founder & CEO
at Nadine West
Summary

Ben Munoz of Nadine West discusses the entrepreneurial journey - from sleeping in his office and renting out his apartment to help fund Nadine West - to a successful subscription commerce business that is profitable and growing rapidly.

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Michael Piacente

12/15/2017

Michael Piacente Co-Founder and Managing Partner
at Hitch Partners
Summary

Michael Piacente discusses his firm, Hitch Partners, the leading Executive Search Firm for Security Professionals

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Matt Miller

12/06/2017

Matt Miller Founder & CEO
at Embroker
Summary

Matt Miller of Embroker comes by to discuss his companies efforts to automate insurance for startups

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Chuck Pettid

12/01/2017

Chuck Pettid Partner, Deal Team Manager
at Republic.co
Summary

Chuck Pettid discusses Republic’s unique brand of crowdfunding equity investments for startups

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Josh Lowy

10/24/2017

Josh Lowy Co-Founder & CEO
at Hugo
Summary

Josh Lowy discusses Hugo’s software which makes documenting meeting insights easy and sharing with your team even easier

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Will Hawthorne

09/27/2017

Will Hawthorne Managing Director
at Code Advisors
Summary

Will Hawthorne of Code Advisors discusses M&A for Startups

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Leslie Sagalowicz Barber

09/07/2017

Leslie Sagalowicz Barber Business & Marketing Lead, QuickBooks Community
at Intuit
Summary

Leslie Sagalowicz Barber of Intuit’s Quickbooks discusses Quickbook’s excellent online software package including the newly launched QB Community

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Kaushik Ranchod

08/21/2017

Kaushik Ranchod Founder
at Ranchod Law Group
Summary

Kaushik Ranchod of the Ranchod Law Group stopped by to outline the H1B Visa Process for Startups

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Zack Blum

08/14/2017

Zack Blum CEO
at Fleetsmith
Summary

Zack Blum joins us to discuss Fleetsmith’s new Cloud Based Mac Management Software

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Raphael Crawford-Marks

08/07/2017

Raphael Crawford-Marks Co-founder and CEO
at Bonusly
Summary

Raphael Crawford-Marks has built a next generation employee recognition service called Bonusly

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Reilly Brennan

07/25/2017

Reilly Brennan Founding Partner
at Trucks Venture Capital
Summary

Reilly Brennan of Trucks VC invited us over to discuss early stage transportation startups

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Devon Tivona

06/28/2017

Devon Tivona CEO, Co-Founder
at Pana
Summary

Devon Tivona of Pana discusses how Pana combines mobile app technology and virtual travel assistants to make travel easy

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Sarah Schaaf

05/31/2017

Sarah Schaaf CEO
at Headnote
Summary

Sarah Schaaf of Headnote retraces her journey from Google Lawyer to legal industry startup founder

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Jesse Freese

05/24/2017

Jesse Freese Senior Business Consultant
at Sequoia Consulting
Summary

Jesse Freese of Sequoia Consulting Group discusses the PEO approach for employee benefits at startups

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Jeron Paul

05/18/2017

Jeron Paul CEO
at Capshare
Summary

Jeron Paul of Capshare stops by to talk about Cap Table Management for Startups

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Laurie Lumenti-Garty

05/09/2017

Laurie Lumenti-Garty Senior Vice President
at Square One Bank
Summary

Laurie Lumenti-Garty of Square One Bank joins Founders & Friends to explain the services that every startup should receive from its bank

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Peter Lai

05/03/2017

Peter Lai Co-Founder & CEO
at Emburse
Summary

Peter Lai joins Founders & Friends to discuss his new company, Emburse

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Mike Lederman

04/24/2017

Mike Lederman Region Director
at Bridge Bank
Summary

Mike Lederman runs the West Coast Region for Bridge Bank, one of the premier banks that serves startups

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Ronjini Joshua

04/11/2017

Ronjini Joshua Founder
at The Silver Telegram
Summary

Ronjini Joshua is the founder of The Silver Telegram, a PR agency for startups and crowdfunding campaigns

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James Schramko

03/27/2017

James Schramko Founder & CEO
at SuperFastBusiness
Summary

James Schramko of SuperFastBusiness discusses building productive habits both personally and professionally

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Rene Lacerte

03/04/2017

Rene Lacerte Founder & CEO
at Bill.com
Summary

Rene Lacerte is Founder & CEO of Bill.com, the leading online business payment provider and one of Kruze Consulting’’s favorite software tools

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Tye DeGrange

03/03/2017

Tye DeGrange Founder
at Round Barn Labs
Summary

Tye DeGrange of Round Barn Labs talks startup growth marketing

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Peggy Chang

02/19/2017

Peggy Chang CEO
at Activity Hero
Summary

Peggy Chang, Co-Founder & CEO of Activity Hero, explains how she came up with the idea of building a one-stop shop website to find and book kids camps and classes

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Vincent Turner

02/13/2017

Vincent Turner Founder & CEO
at Uno Home Loans
Summary

Vincent Turner of Uno Home Loans is a Fintech pioneer in Australia & the US

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Mark MacLeod

02/06/2017

Mark MacLeod Founder
at SurePath Capital
Summary

Mark MacLeod founded SurePath Capital after serving as Startup CFO for Shopify and Freshbooks

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Augie Rakow

01/29/2017

Augie Rakow Partner
at Orrick
Summary

Augie Rakow of Orrick is one of the best startup lawyers in the Valley

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Steve Gillan

01/23/2017

Steve Gillan Chief Financial Officer
at Azure Capital Partners
Summary

Steve Gillan of Azure Capital Partners discusses his firm’s strategy of investing in Post Seed Stage Startups

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Healy Jones

01/15/2017

Healy Jones Head of Marketing
at ForUsAll
Summary

Healy Jones of ForUsAll discusses Startup 401k’s, including why startups should offer them and how to make them cost effective for employers and employees

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Josh Reeves

01/11/2017

Josh Reeves CEO
at Gusto
Summary

Josh Reeves of Gusto shares his vision and people first values

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Haje Jan Kamps

01/05/2017

Haje Jan Kamps Contributor
at TechCrunch
Summary

Haje Jan Kamps of TechCrunch comes by to explain How to Get Your Startup Covered

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Matt Ziser

12/30/2016

Matt Ziser VP of Operations
at Tobi
Summary

Matt Ziser of Tobi stopped by to talk about running Operations at a fast growing eCommerce startup

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Jacob Colker

12/19/2016

Jacob Colker Chief Marketing Officer
at Lighter Capital
Summary

Jacob Colker of Lighter Capital discusses startup funding and how to minimize dilution through Lighter Capital’s startup loans

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Ed Aten

12/16/2016

Ed Aten Founder & CEO
at Merchbar
Summary

Ed Aten of Merchar shares his experiences building the leading ecommerce site for all things music merchandise

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Aaron Moskowitz

12/14/2016

Aaron Moskowitz Enterprise SEO Executive
at SEO Expert
Summary

Aaron Moskowitz, an Enterprise SEO Executive, stops by to share his best Startup SEO Tips

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Summary

Sonja Hoel Perkins shares her passion for two women centric organization she has founded, Project Glimmer and Broadway Angels

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Steve Walker

12/05/2016

Steve Walker Founder
at Cobaltix
Summary

Steve Walker, Founder of Cobaltix, coaches us through how startups can outsource their IT systems

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Glen Evans

11/27/2016

Glen Evans Recruiting
at Slack
Summary

Glen Evans runs Recruiting at Slack

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Evan Meagher

11/16/2016

Evan Meagher Chief Compliance Officer and VP of Operations
at SigFig
Summary

Evan Meagher of SigFig came by to share the lessons he has learned helping SigFig scale

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Eli Ceryak

11/10/2016

Eli Ceryak Commercial Real Estate Broker
at Cushman & Wakefield
Summary

Eli Ceryak Cushman & Wakefield stops by Kruze Consulting to talk about the Startup Real Estate Market

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Steve Bennet

11/07/2016

Steve Bennet Angel Investor & Entrepreneurship Professor
at Bodega Partners
Summary

Steve Bennet is an active Angel Investor, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at San Jose State University, and consults as a Startup CFO

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Jeff Samuels

11/03/2016

Jeff Samuels VP of Sales
at Founder Shield
Summary

Jeff Samuels of Founder Shield joins us to talk Insurance for Startups

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Jeff Smith

10/30/2016

Jeff Smith Product Designer
at Facebook
Summary

Jeff Smith of Facebook joins us to discuss Facebook.Design, the company’s initiative that gives back to the design community with free GUI tools and much more to come

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Brian Sterz

10/23/2016

Brian Sterz Principal
at Miracle Miles Advisors
Summary

Brian Sterz of Miracle Mile Advisors talks personal money management for startup founders and team members

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John Pettus

10/19/2016

John Pettus CEO
at Fiskkit
Summary

John Pettus is the Founder & CEO of Fiskkit, which is developing a better way to discuss the news

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Amber Merrigan

10/17/2016

Amber Merrigan Real Estate Professional
at Avison Young
Summary

Amber Merrigan of Avison Young talks Startup Real Estate in Oakland

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Lynn Perkins

10/11/2016

Lynn Perkins CEO
at UrbanSitter
Summary

Lynn Perkins of UrbanSitter is the Co-Founder and CEO of UrbanSitter

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Matt Rissell

10/04/2016

Matt Rissell CEO
at TSheets
Summary

Matt Rissell is the Co-Founder & CEO of TSheets www.tsheets.com

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Robert Kohler

09/30/2016

Robert Kohler Founder
at Kohler Law Group
Summary

Robert Kohler started Kohler Law Group to provide outsourced in-house counsel for startups

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Jamie Ceglarz

09/25/2016

Jamie Ceglarz Director of Growth
at The Sourcery
Summary

Jamie Ceglarz of The Sourcery came by to talk about recruiting for growth stage startups

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Matt Belloni

09/22/2016

Matt Belloni Executive Editor
at Hollywood Reporter
Summary

Matthew Belloni is the Executive Editor of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard

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Patrick Sullivan

09/20/2016

Patrick Sullivan Co-Founder and COO
at 2600hz
Summary

Patrick Sullivan is the Co-Founder & COO of 2600hz

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Monica Ohara

09/12/2016

Monica Ohara Co-Founder
at Datascore
Summary

Monica Ohara & Hannah Russin of Datascore came on the podcast to talk Growth Marketing for Startups

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Summary

Kathy Woeber Gardner is a Partner at Montgomery Pacific LLP and has spent her career as a lawyer working with startups

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Mike Barash

09/06/2016

Mike Barash Co-Founder
at Codeword
Summary

Mike is the founding partner at Codeword (formerly Knock Twice), a hybrid PR, content, advertising, branding and design agency that puts start-ups on the map and builds campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world

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Ashish Desai

09/02/2016

Ashish Desai Chief Product Officer
at 99designs
Summary

In this episode, Ashish talks about how a failed Internet venture (with me :)) helped him recognize the opportunity at 99designs

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David Bergeron

09/01/2016

David Bergeron Real Estate Advisor
at T3 Advisors
Summary

David Bergeron of T3 Advisors walks us through the San Francisco Startup Real Estate Market

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Jen O'Neal and Jeff Manheimer

08/26/2016

Jen O'Neal and Jeff Manheimer Co-Founders & CEO's
at Tripping.com
Summary

Jen O’Neal and Jeff Manheimer founded Tripping.com to make finding a vacation home anywhere in the world easy

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Bill Growney

08/22/2016

Bill Growney Partner
at Goodwin Procter
Summary

Bill Growney is a Partner at Goodwin Procter, one of Silicon Valley’s leading startup law firms

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David Barrett

08/19/2016

David Barrett CEO
at Expensify
Summary

David Barrett is the Founder & CEO of Expensify, the world’s best expense management software

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Brian Mullen

08/19/2016

Brian Mullen VP Global Connectivity & Mobility
at Twilio
Summary

Brian Mullen of Twilio was the company’s first business hire

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Rod Drury

08/17/2016

Rod Drury CEO
at Xero
Summary

Rod Drury is the Founder & CEO of Xero, a multi-billion publicly traded accounting software company

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