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Vivek Ravisankar On Raising $60 Million To Remove The Resume From Developer Hiring
September 19, 2019

Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and co-founder of HackerRank, a company that is on a mission to match every developer to the right job  based on skills, not pedigree. The company has raised $60 million from investors like SV Angel, Khosla Ventures,

Ashish Thusoo On Building Facebook‘s Groundbreaking Data Infrastructure And Raising $87M To Deliver Deep Learning at Scale
September 17, 2019

Ashish Thusoo is the co-founder and CEO at Qubole which delivers a Self-Service Platform for Big Data Analytics built on Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Oracle Clouds. The company has raised $87 million from top investors like Charles River Ventures,

Vijay Balasubramaniyan On Building A $600 Million Business By Preventing Fraud In Calls
September 15, 2019

Vijay Balasubramaniyan is the co-founder and CEO of Pindrop which is a pioneer in voice security and authentication. The company has raised to date over $200 million from top tier investors such as Andresseen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Redpoint,

Jennifer Fitzgerald On Building A $130 Million Business That Is Taking On The $500 Billion Insurance Industry
September 12, 2019

Jennifer Fitzgerald is the co-founder and CEO of Policygenius which has developed an easier way to compare and buy insurance. Policygenius has raised to date over $50 million from top investors like Norwest Venture Partners, Revolution, Susa Ventures,

Saeju Jeong On Raising Over $100M For An App That Helps You Lose Weight And Overcome Psychological Barriers
September 10, 2019

Saeju Jeong is the cofounder and CEO of Noom which provides mobile health coaching, focused on combating chronic and pre-chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. The company has raised over $100 million from investors such as Kle...

Jonathan Cherki On Raising Over $100M To Track With AI How You Interact With Brands
September 08, 2019

Jonathan Cherki is the founder and CEO of Contentsquare which provides a solution for mobile & web customer experience optimization. Jonathan Cherki has raised over $120 million for Contentsquare from investors such as Canaan Partners,

Rajaie Batniji On Raising $430M To Disrupt The $1.2 Trillion Health Insurance Industry
September 05, 2019

Rajaie Batniji is the cofounder of Collective Health which is a company providing an alternative to traditional health insurance. The company has raised over $430 million. Their lineup of tier-one investors includes Softbank, DFJ Growth,

Steve Loughlin On Selling His Business To Salesforce For $390M And Now Investing From A Billion-Dollar Fund In AI Startups
September 03, 2019

Steve Loughlin is a partner at Accel Partners where he focuses on AI, collaboration, and Sass startups at an early stage. Prior to Accel Partners, Steve Loughlin cofounded RelateIQ which offered a relationship intelligence platform that allows teams to...

Ara Mahdessian And Vahe Kuzoyan On Building A $1.6B Business By Helping Their Parents Address Their Biggest Struggle As Immigrant Plummers
September 01, 2019

Ara Mahdessian and Vahe Kuzoyan are the cofounders of ServiceTitan which is a service management software that helps leading home services businesses generate more leads and close more sales. The company has raised over $370 million at a $1.

Michael Serbinis On Working With Elon Musk, Taking On Amazon And Selling A Company For $3B
August 29, 2019

Michael Serbinis is the co-founder and CEO of League which is a digital health platform that connects people to a comprehensive network of health services and benefits. The company has raised over $70 million from Omers Ventures, BDC Venture Capital,