Jennifer Tejada is the CEO of PagerDuty. In a world that’s always on, PagerDuty is the leading platform for real-time operations for IT and DevOps. In this conversation, Jennifer discusses the early days, how she was recruited to become an outside CEO and the path toward PagerDuty’s successful IPO. Plus, Ethan Kurzweil, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, joins the conversation and talks about how he led the Series B investment in PagerDuty in 2014.
Aaron Levie is the founder and CEO of Box, the cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. If you work in the modern business world, then you have almost certainly used Box to save and share documents. In this episode, Byron and Aaron talk about how he and his co-founders first built the company in 2004, why they decided to serve enterprises over consumers, and insights on building an a C-Suite, culture, and transitioning into being a CEO of a public company.
Dan Springer founded Responsys in 2004 and after a successful exit, he took four years off to be a stay at home dad. In 2017, Dan Springer joined DocuSign as their CEO. In this episode of Cloud Giants, Byron Deeter talks to Dan about transitioning back to work, how to be a good leader, setting boundaries, and how Dan increased DocuSign's value by $14 billion during his time as CEO.
Join Byron Deeter and Jeremy Levine from Bessemer Venture Partners as they bring together three resilient founders who built their startups during the immediate aftermath of the 2008 Recession. In this conversation, we talk to Jeff Lawson, CEO and co-founder of Twilio, Tobi Lütke, CEO and founder of Shopify, and Ben Silbermann, CEO and co-founder of Pinterest.
Jeff Lawson is the co-founder and CEO of Twilio, founded in 2008. Twilio allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages. As a customer, anytime you call or text your Uber driver, you are using Twilio! Today Byron will talk with Jeff about his career leading up to founding Twilio, how they built the company and the challenges along the way to their IPO.
Adam Miller is the founder & CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. He started Cornerstone in 1999 in his one-bedroom apartment to help people realize their professional potential. Under his leadership, Cornerstone has grown to over $500 million in revenue and is one of the largest cloud computing companies in the world.
Bessemer Venture Partners launches a new podcast, Cloud Giants, hosted by Byron Deeter. The show features intimate conversations with entrepreneurs, founders and great leaders who have built world changing cloud platform companies.