Founder Stories

Landed founder is connecting blue-collar workers to better jobs while helping employers decrease turnover

Welcome back to Found where we tell you the stories behind the startups. This week we talk to Landed founder and CEO Vivian Wang who is on a mission to connect blue-collar workers with high-quality jo

Found celebrates one year by bringing on four founders in a roundtable episode

Found is officially one year old and we’ve got a brand new look! To celebrate we decided to have back four founders who made us think, laugh and have generally stuck with us since we talked with

Founders should be honest about their failures according to Forage CEO

Welcome back to Found, the weekly TechCrunch podcast where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Jordan talked with Justin Intal from Forage on Found Live. He talks about how p

Venus Aerospace CEO is making flying faster and greener without sacrificing family time

This week on Found, we are talking to the co-founder and CEO of Venus Aerospace. Sassie Duggleby is leading the team at Venus Aerospace to develop a spaceplane that could go from LA to Tokyo in an hou

Everly Health founder discusses leading a startup through two acquisitions

Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Found. The podcast in which we get into the stories behind the startups. This week, Everly Health founder and CEO Julia Cheek is talking about taking

Deadline extended: Apply to Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021

When you’re head-down and nose to the grindstone — I’m looking at all you hard-working early-stage startup founders — it’s easy to miss a deadline for an outstanding opportunity. Case in poi

Veeva defied detractors when it launched a cloud life sciences biz a decade ago

It’s safe to say that Veeva is not a household name, but 10 years ago this month the company launched the first of a set of enterprise tools, like content management and CRM, designed for the un

Robinhood co-founder Baiju Bhatt to talk fighting the establishment at Disrupt NY

When an app wins an Apple Design Award and has hundreds of thousands of people on its waiting list, people are going to want to know how exactly the founders did it. So, TechCrunch is excited to

Founder Stories: For Matt Tucker, A Life’s Work In Building Jive Software

Jive‘s CTO, Matt Tucker, is a pretty unassuming guy. If you didn’t know him, you’d never know Tucker is a co-founder of the 13-year old company, which he helped launch from his colle

Founder Stories: When It Comes To Open-Source Technologies, Reverb’s Tony Tam Has A Word For It

Have you ever watched a TED talk and thought, "That should be a company!" Well, that's happened a few times, I'm sure, and one of them is right here in Silicon Valley. Years ago, wordsmith <a target="

Founder Stories: Kakul Srivastava On How Tomfoolery Will Make Our Work More Social And Fun

Mobile messaging and mobile communications tools have grown like a weed on the consumer side -- but what about in a work context? With more and more people buying better and better smartphones, taking

Founder Stories: The Struggle of Entrepreneurship Is An A/B Test

It’s cliché to point out that most overnight successes in technology actually take years of work, yet in the case of Optimizely, we have yet another example of such a phenomenon. Earlier this y

Founder Stories: Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk On Being The Only Engineer For The First Year

This week on Founder Stories, I sat down with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.airbnb.com/">Airbnb</a> co-founder <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/nathan-blecharcyk">Nate

Founder Stories: Bradford Cross Of Prismatic On Running His Startup

<em>Our TCTV show, Founder Stories, returns with a new West Coast host, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-abbott">Michael Abbott</a> <a target="_blank" href="https://t

(Founder Stories) Angie’s List: Angie Hicks On Jumping Into The Startup World, Tackling Big Markets & More

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.angiehicksbowman.com/">Angie Hicks</a> is the co-founder and Chief Marking Officer of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/angies-list">Angie'

(Founder Stories) Aereo’s Chet Kanojia Urges Entrepreneurs To “Go For The Difficult Problems” [TCTV]

In the latest installment of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon">Chris Dixon's</a> <em>Founder Stories</em>, the Hunch co-founder sits down with <a target="_blank"

(Founder Stories) Aereo’s Chet Kanojia On How His Company Is “Putting A Wedge” In Video Delivery [TCTV]

Founded by <a target="_blank" href="https://aereo.com/press">Chet Kanojia</a> and backed by Barry Diller's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.iac.com/About-IAC/">IAC</a>, <a target="_blank" href=

(Founder Stories) Send The Trend’s Gugnani & Chris Dixon Discuss M&A

In episode II of <a href="http://www.sendthetrend.com/about-us">Divya Gugnani's</a> <em>Founder Stories</em> interview with host Chris Dixon, the two dive into M&A, a topic that both founders know

(Founder Stories) Send The Trend’s Gugnani On Seizing An Idea, Surviving A Crash & Being Acquired By QVC

<a href="http://www.sendthetrend.com/about-us">Divya Gugnani</a> is the co-founder of <a href="http://www.sendthetrend.com/main">Send the Trend</a>, a New York based startup that was recently <a href=

(Founder Stories) Kayak.com’s Paul English: On Hiring Athletes, Design Simplicity & Angel Investing [TCTV]

In part II of his <em>Founder Stories</em> interview with host <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon">Chris Dixon</a>, <a href="http://www.kayak.com/about">Kayak.com’s</a> co-founde
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