By Will Lucas
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of10podcast is a 10-episode series hosted by Classana co-founder and CEO Will Lucas. The podcast features interviews with prominent minorities in technology, and discussions on startups and education.
||CleanSeason 5 Advance Episode: 1/10 Marlon Nichols (Cross Culture Ventures)||Marlon Nichols is a co-founder and managing partner at Cross Culture Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with a focus on cultural investing.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/10 Mandela SH Dixon (Founder Gym): How to get your startup funded, Networking hacks, and Love languages||Mandela SH Dixon is co-founder at Founder Gym, an online training center that teaches underrepresented founders how to build successful tech startups. We discuss how to get funding for your startup, wealth creation, and networking hacks.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9/10 Jason Mayden (Super Heroic): Black people are super heroes, Competing with himself, and What he learned from Michael Jordan||Jason Mayden is the co-founder and CEO at Super Heroic, an activewear brand designed to enrich the lives of kids through play. He was previously the global design director for Nike’s Jordan brand where he designed shoes for Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8/10 Danielle Leslie (Growth Marketer): Personal Branding, Why Your Online Marketing Isn't Working, and 4:44||Danielle Leslie is an online course creator and growth strategist for startups and personal brands. She has created 4 courses that have over 50k people enrolled around the world.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7/10 - Emeka Anen (THRONE): Tech and VC for the Culture, Startups Outside of Silicon Valley, and Lil Yachty||Emeka Anen is the founder at Instasneaks, known today as THRONE, an online community built for the sneaker and streetwear ecosystem.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6/10 Jessica Matthews (Uncharted Play)||Jessica Matthews is the founder and CEO at Uncharted Play, the hardware technology firm that’s providing off-grid power for the developing world. On this episode, we discuss her mothers influence on her business sense, and international opportunities||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5/10 Tyler Scriven (Techstars Atlanta)||Tyler Scriven is the managing director at Techsters Atlanta, where he helps find and prep startups for the big stage. In this episode, we discuss investment banking, should you get an MBA, and getting into Techstars.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4/10 Dave Salvant (Squire)||Dave Salvant is co-founder at Squire, and app that enhances the barbershop experience for both customers and barbers - allowing customers to book and pay for their cuts at the push of a button. I originally met Dave when we were shooting an episode for||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/10 Rodney Williams (LISNR)||Rodney Williams is the co-founder and CEO at LISNR, which is a communication technology that sends data over audio - think Bluetooth on steroids. He's a TechStars alum, Adage 40 under 40, Jet Magazine 40 under 40, and a lot more. He has two bachelor deg||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2/10 DIVINE (BLAK Group, a16z)||DIVINE is Founder and CEO at The BLAK Group, and "The Official Andreesen Horowitz Rapper", certified by super venture capitalist, Ben Horowitz. His fintech (Financial Technology) startup aims to help minorities who've been shut out of the financial syst||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1/10 Alexia Clincy (Capitalize Social)||Alexia Clincy is a research-oriented social media consultant and trainer now based in Los Angeles. On this episode we discuss her history in as a social media consultant, daily goal writing, and strategies to build a social media following. This episode||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/10 William Crowder (Comcast Ventures)||William Crowder is a venture capitalist at Comcast and DreamIt Ventures. We discuss diversity, startups, and building outside the norm. This episode is brought to you by Classana.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9/10 Kyle Bailey (Uber)||Kyle Bailey is an engineer at Uber where he's deeply involved in diversity efforts and outreach to HBCUs. This episode is brought to you by Classana.com.||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8/10 Ruben Harris (Honor)||Ruben Harris works in Partnerships & Leads at Honor, and is advisor to AltSchool. We discuss his journey, his Young and Cultured project, and an article he wrote titled Breaking into Startups.This episode is brought to you by Classana.com.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7/10 Ryan Smith (Magic Johnson Enterprises)||Ryan Smith is Director at Magic Johnson Enterprises where he analyzes investment opportunities for the Hall of Fame NBA Star and business phenom. We discuss Impact Investing and Magic's success. This episode is brought to you by Classana.com.||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6/10 Rodney Sampson (TechSquare Labs)||Rodney Sampson is the Chief of Diversity + Inclusion at TechSquare Labs in Atlanta. He's also responsible for casting Troy Carter on Shark Tank and worked on Mel Gibsons Passion of the Christ. This episode is brought to you by Classana.com.||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5/10 Mark Daniel (Strut)||Mark Daniel is CEO at Strut, a mobile app that aims to serve as your guide to style. We discuss education, existential crises, and the desire to be great. This episode is brought to you by Classana.||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4/10 Ruth Mesfun (POCIT)||Ruth Mesfun is a co-founder at POCIT which stands for People of Color in Tech. They run features on minority tech personalities from Founders, Engineers, and Marketers. This episode is brought to you by Classana.||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/10 Kristy Tillman (Society of Grownups)||Kristy Tillman is design director at Society of Grownups, a company offering financial services. We discuss opportunities for Blacks in technology, design, and IDEO.||12/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2/10 Everette Taylor (MilliSense)||Everette Taylor was CMO at Sticker Mule and he's founder at MilliSense, a marketing firm HQ'd in Los Angeles. We discuss how students can break into marketing for startups, and tips for startup teams to get to Product Market Fit.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1/10 Angela Benton (NewMe)||#SZN3 begins with founder and CEO at NewMe Accelerator, Angela Benton. We discuss diversity in tech, the "Black Mark Zuckerberg", and what makes founders successful.||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/10 Gems (Season 2 Finale)||On this episode, we take a look back at the incredible adventures of the of10podcast so far. Brief moments of incredible intellectual wit, and words from the winners.||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9/10 Jewel Burks (PartPic)||Jewel Burks leads the mission at Partpic as CEO. The company builds enterprise recognition software that helps people find and identify hardware parts by merely snapping a photo.||7/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8/10 Brian Watson (VSCO)||Brian Watson is the Director of Partnerships at Visual Supply Company - the makers of the hit photo app VSCO Cam. On this episode, we discuss the Detroit tech scene, Paul Judge quotes, and the need for external validation.||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7/10 Richard Kerby (Venrock)||Richard Kerby is a venture capitalist and Vice President at Venrock, the venture firm located in Palo Alto. He's been profiled by CNN, and TheSearchLights Project, he's also been a guest contributor to TechCrunch.||6/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6/10 Dwayne Reeves (Facebook)||Dwayne Reeves is a software engineering lead at Facebook based in Menlo Park, CA.We discuss his daily responsibilities at Facebook, the lost dreams of Google, imposter syndrome and Christian hip hop.||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5/10 Ashley Nelson-Hornstein (Dropbox)||Ashley Nelson-Hornstein is an iOS engineer at Dropbox. She also evangelizes for Dropbox around the world speaking at tech conferences.||6/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4/10 Frederick Hutson (Pigeonly)||Frederick Hutson is the founder and ceo at Pigeonly. He's fresh out of Y Combinator, and ready to turn tragedy into triumph.||5/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/10 Aston Motes (Dropbox)||Aston Motes was employee #1 at the quote - unquote ‘Unicorn' startup Dropbox. We deliberate about curiosity, posit black music, and thrash out starting startups where competition is already heavy.||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2/10 Grant Oladipo (Medium)||2/10 Grant Oladipo serves as the mobile lead at Medium. On this episode, we discuss how to find your way in San Francisco, his favorite books, and keeping focus on your startup.||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1/10 Baratunde1/10 Baratunde Thurston (Cultivated Wit) Thurston (Cultivated Wit)||Baratunde Thurston is a writer, comedian, podcaster, startup founder, and New York Times bestselling author. We chatted about success and failure, as well as his startup Cultivated Wit.||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10/10 Kathryn Finney of DigitalUndivided & Paul Judge of Pindrop Security||On this episode, I chat with the incredible Kathryn Finney, a champion for black women and minorities in tech. On part 2 is Paul Judge, Ph.D., a personal hero, and serial entrepreneur.||3/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9/10 Kimberly Bryant of BlackGirlsCode & Semil Shah of Haystack Fund||On this episode, I chat with Kimberly Bryant, the renowned tech champion and founder of BlackGirls Code. Part 2 features VC Semil Shah of Haystack Ventures. We discuss his ideas on solving investment capital issues for black founders.||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8/10 Navarrow Wright of MaxLevSolutions, JJ McCorvey of Fast Company Magazine, and Maryanna Quigless of TiltFit||On this episode, I chat with Global Grind founder Navarrow Wright, Fast Company editor JJ McCorvey, and Maryanna Quigless, founder at TiltFit.||2/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7/10 Jon Gosier of Third Cohort Capital and Alaxic Smith of Communly||Part 1: I chat with the Jon Gosier, investor at Third Cohort Capital and past TED Fellow. Part 2: Alaxic Smith, co-founder at Communly, we talk his startup journey and dropping out of high school.||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6/10 Jareau Wade of Balanced & Lo Toney of Comcast Ventures||On this episode, I chat with co-founder and VP of Growth at Balanced, Jareau Wade where we chat technology and ramble a bit about our history with the music industry. Part 2, I talk to Lo Toney who is a VC at Comcast Ventures who ran Learnstreet & Zynga||2/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5/10 Erin Teague of Yahoo & Wayne Sutton of BUILDUP.vc||A refreshingly honest chat with Erin Teague of Yahoo on everything from her top 5 rappers to how gender and race affect the mindset of minorities in tech. Part 2, Wayne Sutton of BUILDUP.vc talking tech startups and diversity.||1/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4/10 Charles Hudson of SoftTech VC & Megan Rose Dickey of Kite||Part 1: I chat with the phenomenal Charles Hudson of SoftTech VC. This whole conversation is gold. Just listen to it. Part 2: Megan Rose Dickey. A rockstar personality, recovering journalist, and all around tech enthusiast.||1/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3/10 Justin Washington of Snapchat & Brian Dixon of Kapor Capital||On this episode, I chat with Justin Washington of Snapchat about startups and music, and Brian Dixon of Kapor Capital on venture capital and pitching your startup.||1/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2/10 Michael Seibel of Y Combinator & Hadiyah Muhjid of Black Founders||On this episode, I chat with Michael Seibel of YC on startups and venture capital, and Hadiyah Muhjid of Black Founders on life in Silicon Valley.||1/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1/10 Makinde Adeagbo of Pinterest||On this first episode of the show, I talk with Makinde Adeagbo, engineering manager at Pinterest. We discuss his growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, his thoughts on whether or not kids should be coding at an early age, and tips for startup growth hackin||1/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
What an awesome show!
I can't say enough great things about the show. Will is an engaging host and great interviewer, and the guests have a ton of knowledge to impart. I kinda hate there's only going to be 10 episodes!
Will is doing something important here.
Will's mission to highlight Black heroes in the tech industry is so important and so welcome. When we see that it's possible we can believe that it's possible. Also, great production value all around.
The Male Oprah of Podcasting
It is about time. Finally a show about black people in tech. It is extremely hard to find them already. Best show I have heard in a long time.
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