Paul Haynes, CEO at eSentire, shares his company’s journey in building a mid-market Cyber Security company from Canada. He also gives an overview of the Toronto-Waterloo corridor and its startup activities.
Rob Hull, Founder and Chairman of Adaptive Insights, shares in-depth insights on how he raised $4.5 million to get the company off the ground, as well as what he would do differently today.
Guy Mucklow, President and Co-founder of PCA Predict, has bootstrapped PCA from London to $20 million in 2016 revenue. He also turned down a $100 million acquisition offer in 2015.
Alexander Zacke, Founder and CEO of Auctionata, discusses his online auction house business and how he has built a quintessential Web 3.0 business taking advantage of the web’s building blocks: commerce, community and content in the context of online auctions.
Ashik Ahmed, CEO, CTO and Co-founder at Deputy, discusses how he bootstrapped his venture from Australia to $10 Million in revenue and then raised $25 Million in financing from the US.
Christian Blume, CEO and co-founder of Cleverbridge, from Germany, offers an European perspective to the question: “Is entrepreneurship only about the exit?”
Dan Dillon, Owner at CleanItSupply.com, shared his wonderful story of building a niche e-commerce business with just $50,000 of personal money to $11 million in annual revenue in 2016.
Raj De Datta is co-founder and CEO of e-commerce personalization technology firm, BloomReach. The company bootstrapped to over $5M in revenue before raising its first financing. Raj speaks of sensible fundamentals as opposed to irrational exuberance around Unicorn mania.
Ricky Joshi, Co-founder at Saatva, shares the story of growing his company from 0 to over $150 million in seven years. This is pretty much venture-scale growth. The best part of the story is that the company has raised no VC money at all. Wonderful conversation about a capital-efficient, deeply disciplined company.
Fred Guelen, CFO and President of North America for Planon Group, along with his brother have built Planon to over $100M in revenue from the Netherlands. This is a very encouraging discussion for our global entrepreneurs.
Kean Graham, CEO of MonetizeMore, started his company with the stated goal of being able to travel while building his business. Listen to how he realized this goal.
Jason Cohen is Founder of WP Engine, his fourth company. He has bootstrapped all four, and with the most recent one, he has bootstrapped first, then raised substantial money. Jason shares his learnings across all his ventures.
Chris Gladwin, CEO of Cleversafe, has built a highly valuable company using a unique and impressive IP strategy in the enterprise storage space. We discuss fat startups, valuation of patent portfolios, and more.
Ratmir Timashev is CEO of Veeam. This is Ratmir’s second venture, so he had some money to bootstrap with. Consequently, Veeam avoided taking any venture capital and grew organically till about $200 million in revenue. Today, Ratmir has taken some money, but only to give himself and his co-founder some liquidity, and access a network to find adjacent product lines. Ratmir also discusses how he has structured the investment such that the company doesn’t need to exit. Very interesting!
Ernie Bray, Founder, Chairman and CEO at Auto Claims Direct, Inc. (ACD), has built a 50-person team with 80% of the organization working virtually from different parts of the US. The company does over $15 million in revenue.