Mission & Values - A Backstage Capital Podcast
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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.

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    S2E6. 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 heritage to achieve ambitious career goals.

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    S2E5. 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 and mission of Blendoor.

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    S2E4. 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.

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    S2E3. 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.

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    S2E2. 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.

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    S2E1. 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.

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    Season 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.

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    12. 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.

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    11. 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.

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    10. 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.

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    8. 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.

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    7. 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.

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    6. 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.

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    5. 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.

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    4. 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.

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    3. 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.

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    2. 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.

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    1. 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.

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