Mission & Values - A Backstage Capital Podcast
By Backstage Capital
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A podcast about the why and how behind remarkable startup cultures. Hear one-on-one interviews with CEOs and founders sharing their company's mission, vision, and core values, and dive into what it's really like to work at a high-growth startup. Learn about leadership and find where you belong. This isn't about growth hacking, life learning, or venture capital funding - it's about humans, emotions, and trying to make the world 10x better. It's your life, so make your work matter. A production of Backstage Capital. Hosted and Produced by Bryan Landers.
||CleanS2E6. BeVisible - Andrea Guendelman||Andrea Guendelman, Co-founder + CEO of BeVisible, takes us inside the company culture of a startup driving change in the Latinx professional community, empowering men and women to embrace the strengths, and transcend the limitations, of their cultural h||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E5. Blendoor – Stephanie Lampkin||Blendoor is a startup using technology to overcome the disadvantages of unconscious bias in hiring to help employers find the best candidates, independent of race, gender, (dis)ability, military history or sexual orientation. Learn more about the origin||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E4. Astral AR - Leah LaSalla + Josè La Placa Amigò||Astral AR builds drones you can fly with your mind to save lives in dangerous situations. They're also building a remarkably supportive and inclusive company culture. Listen in to learn more about their mission and values.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2E3. Seed&Spark – Emily Best||Emily Best, Co-Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, leads a company culture where you don’t check your humanity at the door and women’s bodies aren’t unprofessional, and it’s changing the landscape of diversity in entertainment.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E2. CareAcademy - Helen Adeosun||Helen Adeosun, Co-Founder and CEO of CareAcademy, shares the story behind the mission of a startup setting the standard in education for caregivers. A Backstage Capital podcast.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E1. Kairos - Brian Brackeen||Brian Brackeen, Founder and CEO of Kairos, shares about how technology can help us better understand humanity, the startup scene in Miami, and the influence Steve Jobs and Apple on company culture. A Backstage Capital podcast.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Preview||Learn what's coming soon in Season 2 in this preview with special guest Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. TaskUs - Jaspar Weir||Jaspar Weir, President and Co-founder of TaskUs, shows us how well-tested core values can scale a thriving startup culture around the world.||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Backstage Capital - Arlan Hamilton||Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, seeks to level the playing field of venture capital and win by betting exclusively on underrepresented founders.||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. Inventure - Shivani Siroya||Shivani Siroya, CEO and Founder of Inventure, teaches us to find the human story in data and how a mission can give a voice to billions of people in emerging markets.||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. Techstars Healthcare Accelerator 2016||Meet the 11 CEOs of the mission-driven startups in Techstars Healthcare Accelerator's first batch.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Laurel & Wolf - Leura Fine||Leura Fine, CEO and Founder of Laurel & Wolf, gives us a look inside the creative and collaborative company culture of the best online interior design marketplace.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Level - Dan Miller||Dan Miller, CEO and Co-founder of Level, gives us a look at culture formation in an early-stage healthcare tech startup.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. Drift - David Cancel||David Cancel, CEO and Co-founder of Drift, shows us how customers and team mean everything in startups and how learning keeps you growing.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. WayUp - Liz Wessel||Liz Wessel, CEO and Co-founder of WayUp, leads us into battle with fierce values and inspiring stories about a team fighting to democratize hiring for students and employers.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. RadPad - Jonathan Eppers||Jonathan Eppers, CEO and Co-founder of RadPad, talks about co-founders risking everything to start up and growing a team dedicated to excellence and making magical experiences.||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. HelloTech - Richard Wolpert||Richard Wolpert, CEO and Co-founder of HelloTech, talks about creating a service marketplace and why you won't get rich quick in startups.||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. Gumroad - Sahil Lavingia||Sahil Lavingia, CEO and Founder of Gumroad, reveals how being uncomfortable is crucial to staying motivated and how feedback is the secret ingredient for moving fast while retaining quality.||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. Zapier - Wade Foster||Wade Foster, CEO and Co-founder of Zapier, shares insights on how to manage culture in a startup with a 100% remote team.||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great companies + great host
I love the cross-section of interviewees and the format. Studying mission & values is a fresh way to analyze companies and even think of ways to improve your own workplace. Plus the host is kind and great a guiding the interviews. Definitely one to subscribe to.
Inspiring peeks into startups
Each ep is an inspiring look into a different startup and what drives them. The focus on mission and values helps bring out what makes each company unique, and how much of that comes from the founders and their perspectives. Bryan is a great interviewer and always on his toes.
The episode with Brian Brackeen is AMAZING!!!!