Interview Archive

Messenger: Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder AngelList and Co-Maintainer Venture Hacks.  Former Founder Epinions. Investor in Twitter, Foursquare, DISQUS, and (by Naval’s own admission) “a lot of...

Interview: Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder AngelList and Co-Maintainer Venture Hacks

Messenger: Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder AngelList and Co-Maintainer Venture Hacks.  Former Founder Epinions. Investor in Twitter, Foursquare, DISQUS, and (by Naval’s own admission) “a lot of other companies you have never heard of” Dharmesh Shah, Founder of HubSpot and of OnStartups, recently published a great post entitled, Raising Money On AngelList, which offers insights germane to my conversation with Naval. I recommend you first review Dharmesh’s article and then listen to Naval’s thoughts. You can watch my interview with Naval below or on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkuXQAvaKgY   What follows is a summary which paraphrases Naval’s responses. For his exact quotes, watch the video. Value Prop Twitter Style: AngelList is the productization of raising startup funding.
Messenger: Paige Craig, CEO BetterWorks, Angel Investor, former Marine I implore you to listen to the interview below. Paige is a gifted communicator and my...

Interview: Paige Craig, CEO BetterWorks

Messenger: Paige Craig, CEO BetterWorks, Angel Investor, former Marine I implore you to listen to the interview below. Paige is a gifted communicator and my summary does not do him justice. He offers a number of worthwhile tips and tricks that I was not able to capture in the textual summary, so the 14-minute audio file is well worth your time. Play it in the background while you otherwise remain productive (or listen to it while you update your FB page, your call). Click here to listen to the Audio File What follows is a summary which paraphrases Paige’s responses. For his exact quotes, listen to the interview. Value Prop Twitter Style: BetterWorks is the better way to manage employee perks
Messenger: Rob Duva, Co-Founder, COO RingRevenue, prior Director of Customer Acquisition, CallWave Value Prop Twitter Style: “Ringrevenue's call performance marketing platform enables ad networks, agencies,...

RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel

Messenger: Rob Duva, Co-Founder, COO RingRevenue, prior Director of Customer Acquisition, CallWave Value Prop Twitter Style: “Ringrevenue's call performance marketing platform enables ad networks, agencies, advertisers & publishers to generate more inbound sales calls.”
Messenger: Benjamin Satterfield, Co-Founder & CEO TestFlight, Founder Rootdown and Twiddla. Value Prop Twitter Style: TestFlight helps developers build better apps. You can watch the...

Interview: Benjamin Satterfield, Co-Founder & CEO TestFlight

Messenger: Benjamin Satterfield, Co-Founder & CEO TestFlight, Founder Rootdown and Twiddla. Value Prop Twitter Style: TestFlight helps developers build better apps. You can watch the videos below or on YouTube here: PART I and PART II: What follows is a summary which paraphrases Ben’s responses. For his exact quotes, watch the videos.
Messenger: Jason Lehmbeck, Co-Founder and CEO of DataPop, former VP of Emerging Ad Products at Overture Services and Yahoo! Value Prop Twitter Style: DataPop simplifies the lives...

Interview: Jason Lehmbeck, Co-Founder and CEO of DataPop

Messenger: Jason Lehmbeck, Co-Founder and CEO of DataPop, former VP of Emerging Ad Products at Overture Services and Yahoo! Value Prop Twitter Style: DataPop simplifies the lives of marketers and gives them the tools they need to build ads that people love to click on You can watch the video below or on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7G5tCp08sQ What follows is a summary which paraphrases Jason’s responses. For his exact quotes, watch the video.
Value Prop Twitter Style: Ad.ly helps brands start conversations with target audiences on Twitter. Our celebrity influencers drive awareness and inspire engagement. You can watch...

Interview: Arnie Gullov-Singh, CEO of Ad.ly

Value Prop Twitter Style: Ad.ly helps brands start conversations with target audiences on Twitter. Our celebrity influencers drive awareness and inspire engagement. You can watch the video below or on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLwHvslMzac What follows is a summary which paraphrases Arnie’s responses. For exact quotes, watch the videos.
Value Prop Twitter Style: “Ranker is a social site/platform for ranking anything, powered by semantic technology that aggregates opinions into ‘wisdom of crowds’ rankings” Clark...

Interview: Clark Benson, Founder & CEO of Ranker.com

Value Prop Twitter Style: “Ranker is a social site/platform for ranking anything, powered by semantic technology that aggregates opinions into ‘wisdom of crowds’ rankings” Clark Benson is the Founder and CEO of Ranker.com. Prior to Ranker, Clark founded four other successful companies, including eCrush, which he sold to the Hearst Corporation in 2007. Ranker helps Internet users find the most appropriate answers to questions that benefit from the wisdom of crowds. It does this by providing simple tools which facilitate crowed sourced lists. Such lists are constantly evaluated and refined by the millions of users who visit Ranker.com each month, resulting in a repository of objective, unbiased consumer rankings.
Article first published as Isaac Garcia - Taking Down Microsoft on Technorati. Messenger: Isaac Garcia, Co-Founder and CEO of Central Desktop, former Co-Founder of Upgradebase....

Interview: Isaac Garcia of Central Desktop

Article first published as Isaac Garcia - Taking Down Microsoft on Technorati. Messenger: Isaac Garcia, Co-Founder and CEO of Central Desktop, former Co-Founder of Upgradebase. Central Desktop was founded in 2005 to provide an easy-to-use, SaaS collaboration solution to the SMB market. The company initially focused on self-serve users who purchased the solution online, competing with the likes of Basecamp and GoPlan. However, over the past several years, Central Desktop's collaboration software has increased in functionality such that it is now a credible competitor to Microsoft's SharePoint. In the interview below, Co-Founder and CEO of Central Desktop, former Co-Founder of Upgradebase, discusses this transition and what it feels like to be in Microsoft's crosshairs. You can watch the video below or watch it on YouTube by clicking here: What follows is a summary which paraphrases the interviewee's responses. For exact quotes, watch the video. Value Prop Twitter Style:  Central Desktop is: "a cloud-based social collaboration platform for businesses."
This article originally appeared on Technorati: You can watch my 14-minute interview with Jason Nazar, Founder and CEO of Docstoc below. If you prefer to...

Interview: Jason Nazar of Docstoc

This article originally appeared on Technorati: You can watch my 14-minute interview with Jason Nazar, Founder and CEO of Docstoc below. If you prefer to read a summary of Jason's responses, they are included below. If you have questions for Jason, please include them in the comments section. Messenger: Jason Nazar, Founder and CEO, Docstoc. Value Prop Twitter Style: Docstoc's mission is to: "Make every small business better"
Messenger:  Angie Hicks, Co-Founder Angie’s List

Interview: Angie Hicks of Angie’s List

Messenger:  Angie Hicks, Co-Founder Angie’s List
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