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Mission & Values - A Backstage Capital Podcast

Mission & Values - A Backstage Capital Podcast

By Backstage Capital
A podcast about the why and how behind remarkable startup cultures. Hear one-on-one interviews with CEOs and founders sharing their company's mission, vision, and core values, and dive into what it's really like to work at a high-growth startup. Learn about leadership and find where you belong. This isn't about growth hacking, life learning, or venture capital funding - it's about humans, emotions, and trying to make the world 10x better. It's your life, so make your work matter. A production of Backstage Capital. Hosted and Produced by Bryan Landers.
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S2E3. Seed&Spark – Emily Best
Emily Best, Co-Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, leads a company culture where you don’t check your humanity at the door and women’s bodies aren’t unprofessional, and it’s changing the landscape of diversity in entertainment.
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S2E2. CareAcademy - Helen Adeosun
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Learn what's coming soon in Season 2 in this preview with special guest Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital.
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12. TaskUs - Jaspar Weir
Jaspar Weir, President and Co-founder of TaskUs, shows us how well-tested core values can scale a thriving startup culture around the world.
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11. Backstage Capital - Arlan Hamilton
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10. Inventure - Shivani Siroya
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9. Techstars Healthcare Accelerator 2016
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8. Laurel & Wolf - Leura Fine
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June 20, 2016
7. Level - Dan Miller
Dan Miller, CEO and Co-founder of Level, gives us a look at culture formation in an early-stage healthcare tech startup.
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6. Drift - David Cancel
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5. WayUp - Liz Wessel
Liz Wessel, CEO and Co-founder of WayUp, leads us into battle with fierce values and inspiring stories about a team fighting to democratize hiring for students and employers.
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4. RadPad - Jonathan Eppers
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3. HelloTech - Richard Wolpert
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2. Gumroad - Sahil Lavingia
Sahil Lavingia, CEO and Founder of Gumroad, reveals how being uncomfortable is crucial to staying motivated and how feedback is the secret ingredient for moving fast while retaining quality.
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