What does it take to build a great company? How can a founder transform a personal passion or pressing problem into a powerful mission and a thriving business? What do successful entrepreneurs and investors know that every founder can apply to their own company-building journey? Each episode of Founder Forward explores all of these questions, with candid commentary and useful insights from venture capitalists and entrepreneurs at every stage of growth. Join host Kate Barrett along with leading investors like Scott Sandell, Peter Sonsini, and Rick Yang, as they talk to some of today’s boldest and brightest founders – from Patreon’s Jack Conte to Ali Ghodsi of Databricks, from Blue Ocean’s Liza Nebel to Nyakio Grieco of Thirteen Lune – about the triumphs, tough lessons and defining moments that shape their company building journeys.
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