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Stephanie Olson talks about resilience in life and leadership and turning trauma into triumph! Stephanie has learned through her own journey of abandonment, addictions, eating disorders, and sexual and domestic violence. Through conversation with guests and open discussions she will help you live a life of resilience. Stephanie Olson is a speaker, an author, worship leader, and the Chief Executive Officer of The Set Me Free Project, a prevention education organization on human trafficking, s ...
 
Who Needs Instructions is a community of men who laugh, take the p*ss out of each other and who look out for their mates. Every show we'll be talking to interesting guests who will impart wisdom, talk rubbish and hopefully make us laugh. You can connect with us via our website or on social media https://www.whoneedsinstructions.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhoNeedsInstructions Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoneedsinstructions/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/W_N_Instruction L ...
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
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cityCURRENT, Jeremy C. Park, Andrew Bartolotta

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The ChangeMakers Podcast presented by cityCURRENT shares personal stories and insights from those who are giving back and making a difference so we can learn and do the same. We cover life lessons, business advice, passion, and purpose. Share the ways you're making a difference using #changemakers.
 
Financing Social Entrepreneurs is a weekly podcast interviewing people who fund and support social innovation in different ways, grant providers, impact investors of various kinds, angel investors, foundations, family offices and more. They talk frankly about how they work, how they make investment, grant and funding decisions, what they will invest in, or support, and what they cannot— they talk about the pros and cons of different sources of funding, share lessons and insights, and provide ...
 
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Stephanie Olson talks to Yolanda Harden about her story of trauma, life in the foster care system and overcoming. Yolanda Harden joined the fight against human trafficking in 2017 in Iowa while working directly with youth services, foster youth, and child abuse prevention. Her life experience and personal passion have consistently served underprivi…
 
George Kurtz is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and services. Prior to Crowdstrike's incredibly successful IPO in 2019, George raised funding from the likes of Accel, General Atlantic, CapitalG, IVP and Warburg Pincus to name a few. Before founding Crowdstrike, G…
 
Ayinde Alakoye, Founder of Nēdl, Brings Black Creatives to The Table With Live Audio Platform. Create Your Own Live Call-In Radio Show That Transcribes, Amplifies & Monetizes Your Words As You Speak. Website: Nedl Subscribe to Black Entrepreneur Experience Podcast mailing list to receive weekly updates and enter to win in our Monthly Drawinghttps:/…
 
Chris Sacca is the Founder and Chairman @ Lowercase Capital, one of the best performing funds in the history of venture capital with a portfolio including Uber, Stripe, Twitter, Instagram, Twilio, Docker and many more. Despite this incredible success, in 2017, Chris and his wife, Crystal announced they would be stepping back from day to day investi…
 
Anthony Casalena is the Founder & CEO @ Squarespace, the company that allows you to create a website, sell anything and market your business. To date, Anthony has raised over $948M for the company from the likes of General Atlantic, Index Ventures, Tiger Global; culminating in their IPO in May 2021. Despite the incredible size and scale of Squaresp…
 
Stephanie Olson talks to Marie Gould. Marie Gould is a mother, author and Inspirational speaker from Omaha, Nebraska who through life’s twists and turns has learned the value of embracing your life journey so you can heal, grow and live the life you desire. She was adopted as an infant and grew up in a middle-class community, but somehow never felt…
 
Life Empowerment Coach and author, Sheronda L. Barksdale launched her YouTube channel “AYELIVE!” (https://linktr.ee/Sheronda) to empower her followers who may be struggling during the pandemic. Subscribe to Black Entrepreneur Experience Podcast mailing list to receive weekly updates and enter to win in our Monthly Drawinghttps://bit.ly/34LALts.You …
 
Anton Levy is Co-President, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Technology sector. Anton has led General Atlantic’s investments in the likes of Alibaba, CrowdStrike, Facebook, Slack and Snapchat and co-led investments in Adyen and Bytedance. As a result, Anton has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top investors each year fr…
 
On this week's podcast, I'm joined by Renée Jones, all the way from Texas in the USA! 🇺🇸 Renée has spent 40 years on yo-yo diets, so she's been there, seen it and DONE IT. But, in 2012, she finally came to terms with her diet by tackling her Emotional Eating, and has managed to maintain a healthy weight ever since. She says, "when you aren’t eating…
 
Keith Rabois is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most successful venture firms of the last decade with home runs in the likes of SpaceX, Palantir, Stripe, Anduril, Facebook, Airbnb, Nubank and many more. As for Keith, he led the first institutional investments in DoorDash, Affirm and has also led investments in Ramp, Trade Republic, Fa…
 
Cash flow is a huge factor in the success of small businesses. A U.S. Bank study found that 82% of failed businesses cited it as one reason they went under. Octavia Conner was one of those failed entrepreneurs, having left her corporate accounting job to start a business, only to find that the skills that made her employers millions of dollars didn…
 
Ralf Wenzel is the Founder & CEO @ JOKR, a global platform for instant retail delivery at a hyper-local scale. To date, Ralf has raised over $170M for the company from the likes of GGV Capital, Balderton, Softbank and Kaszek, just to name a few. Prior to JOKR, Ralf spent close to 7 years as the Founder & CEO @ foodpanda as well as enjoying roles as…
 
Vikki is a superstar. She has a Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology which she uses to make people happier, which is awesome. A self-confessed brain geek, Vikki makes understanding the stuff that goes on inside our heads, easier. In this episode, Vikki gives us a whole bunch of tips about how to make ourselves happier. She also tells us a…
 
Ayana was inspired to write this story after a trip to Ghana to explore her roots as an African-American woman, and she was mesmerized by the people, architecture, and culture there; combined with her love of fantasy novels and with a goal of adding more Black characters and stories to the genre, her debut BEASTS OF PREY was born. BEASTS OF PREY is…
 
Casey Winters is the Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite where he leads the PM, product design, research, and growth marketing teams. Prior to Eventbrite, Casey spent close to 3 years at Pinterest where he led the growth product team. At Pinterest, Casey turned SEO into a scalable acquisition strategy, increasing conversion to signups 5x. Before Pi…
 
About Jen Alessandra: Jen Alessandra joined Frontdoor, Inc. in March 2019 as senior vice president and chief people officer. Alessandra brings significant depth and breadth of experience as an HR leader in both public and private companies, has an impressive track record for helping businesses and employees navigate change, and in implementing stra…
 
Hans Tung is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital, one of the leading venture firms of the last 2 decades with a portfolio including Alibaba, Xiaomi, Peloton, Airbnb, Slack, and many more. As for Hans, he has been named to the Forbes Midas list nine consecutive years from 2013-2021, most recently ranking #3. His portfolio includes 18 unicorns includin…
 
After completing a degree in Psychology, Natasha went on to become an employment solicitor and found that she was using her degree more and more when dealing with men, in senior positions, who are going through a redundancy, for example. They would open up to her like never before, and to cut a long story short, this led her to write and publish a …
 
Nazim Salur is the Founder & CEO of Getir, one of the leading rapid delivery service providers that distribute over 1,500 everyday items within minutes. With an established status in Turkey, where the company trends towards a super-app, and a London launch behind it, Getir has further European and US expansion plans on the horizon. To fuel this exp…
 
Dr. Richards talks with Nick Abraham about how Elevaate Leads helps you grow your business with next-level lead generation and connect you with your ideal customers. They are a LinkedIn SaaS solution using reliable business data and powered by human intelligence. Connect with Nick linkedin.com/in/nick-abraham…
 
Solo is a relentless, unwavering Black business leader who exited Wall Street to make his mark in the cryptocurrency revolution by launching Calaxy: a blockchain-backed, social media ecosystem that just closed $7.5M in funding from an array of high-level investors and A-list celebs that believe in his vision for a decentralized future. Website: htt…
 
Doug Leone is the Global Managing Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s most renowned and successful venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Google, Airbnb, Whatsapp, Stripe, Zoom and many more. As for Doug, he joined Sequoia over 33 years ago and has led investments in Nubank, Meraki, ServiceNow and TradeRepublic to name a fe…
 
Stock & options trading coach Dr. Laquore Meadows, CEO & Co-Founder of Invest2Give, LLC. Inspired by a generous donation of 5.3 million dollars to an organization that she leads, Laquore began her trading career with the aspiration to be independently wealthy. Her why -- to someday gift a financial legacy that would be the answer to someone else’s …
 
Fran is the first lady to appear on the Podcast... and what a guest she is! All the way from Brisbane in Australia 🇦🇺, Fran joined us to talk about having the confidence to talk to your mates and how to start that conversation. With a background in performing, Frances experienced a loss of self-confidence after a relationship breakdown, but soon de…
 
Ed also talks about forming the Gillentine Group in 2008 to focus on legacy planning and philanthropic strategies to help families have a more significant impact on the world. He shares the story of writing his book, "Journey to Impact: A Practical Guide to Purpose-Driven Investing," and talks about some of the lessons and steps that have helped hi…
 
Sameer Gandhi is a Partner @ Accel, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Dropbox, Atlassian, Hopin, Spotify and more. As for Sameer, he led investments in Crowdstrike, Dropbox, Flipkart, Spotify and more. Prior to Accel, Sameer spent close to 10 years as a Partner @ Sequoia. In Today’…
 
Marcelo Claure serves as CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group Corp., the world’s largest tech investor. At Softbank, Marcelo oversees the company’s strategic direction and its portfolio of operating companies, including WeWork, SB Energy, Fortress, Boston Dynamics, as well as SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile U.S. He also spearh…
 
Frank Rotman is a founding partner of QED Investors, one of the leading fintech-focused venture firms investing today with a portfolio including the likes of Klarna, Kavak, Quinto Andar, Credit Karma and more. As for Frank, prior to QED, Frank was one of the earliest analysts hired into Capital One and spent almost 13 years there helping build many…
 
Tracey Pugh, Owner of Socially Wize, a social-skills coaching service for kids that is all about building confidence! She is an entrepreneur, author, teacher, and mother. Social Skills & Academic Coaching, Social Skills help you connect the dots on relationships and development. Info: https://www.sociallywize.com…
 
Emilie Choi is the President and Chief Operating Officer @ Coinbase, the easiest place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Prior to their IPO earlier this year, Coinbase raised funding from some of the best in the business including USV, a16z, Initialized and Ribbit to name a few. As for Emilie, before Coinbase she was Head of Corporate Development for…
 
Angela Strange is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Github, Slack, Airbnb, Asana and more. As for Angela, she largely focuses on investments in financial services and a16z has made significant investments in LATAM in the likes of Loft, Jeev…
 
“In a typical year, black business owners are rejected for loans from traditional sources two and half times more often than Caucasian business owners. We want to do our part to stabilize this important economic sector in the communities we serve,” said Lorenzo Clark, Vice President of Inside Sales for Kinetic and president of the Windstream Black …
 
In Her Words: Founder Alicia Garner, Kulture Elevation Inc. came to me in a dream when I lived in the St. Thomas Virgin Islands about five years ago. In that dream, I saw a logo. I didn't know what the symbol meant or what the company's name was going to be, but I knew one day I would embark on the journey of being an Entrepreneur. Generational wea…
 
Nicolas Szekasy is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Kaszek Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in Latin America with a portfolio including the likes of Nubank, Notco, Creditas, Bitso and more. Before Kaszek, Nicolás was CFO for 10 years at MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), Latin America’s largest online commerce and payments platform, where h…
 
Ann Miura Ko is the Co-Founding Partner @ Floodgate, one of the leading early-stage firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Twitter, Twitch, Lyft, Okta, Outreach and more. As for Ann, not only did she lead the round for Lyft but in the last 12 months has led rounds for 2 of the hottest companies in the valley; Popparazzi an…
 
Bianca Banks, actress and former star of Bravo’s Invite Only Cabo, who has now started her own podcast platform titled The MND Show which is streamed through Dash Radio. Bianca hosts the show alongside her daughter, Jasmine Shannon. Jasmine is a professional dancer and choreographer who has danced for the NBA, and alongside stars like Kanye West, L…
 
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