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Founded and Funded

Jul 20, 2021

Starting a company is a lonely business. Finding co-founders can be the solution to this – but what if you don’t know anyone who fits the bill?  Linda Lian of Common Room set out to build a company and recruited her co-founders one by one.  Hear her story and theirs.  Viraj Mody, Francis Luu, Linda Lian...


May 11, 2021

Investor Matt McIlwain speaks with CEO of Accolade, Rajeev Singh.  Rajeev is the CEO of Accolade, a healthcare advocacy company, but this is not his first time leading.  Matt and Rajeev talk about learning resilience, how it's not about directing but more about convincing employees of the road ahead, and how the role of...


Apr 9, 2021

In this episode of Founded and Funded, Anu Sharma continues her deep dive into commercial open source projects and talks to Jeremiah Lowin, the founder and CEO of Prefect, a dataflow automation platform that is trusted to build, run, and monitor millions of data workflows and pipelines. Jeremiah talks about how he and...


Mar 31, 2021

Going back to the archives to bring forward one of our most popular episodes which is a deep dive on Hope Cochran’s journey to investor, public board member and colleague.  She tells the story of being overlooked at her first job which spurred her to take a post in a small European country in her early 20s to take...


Mar 16, 2021

Knock was on the verge of raising their B round and then Covid hit. Co-founder and CEO Demetri talks with Madrona investor, Scott Jacobson, about how they successfully navigated 2020, including an inside round, and came out even stronger.  Knock raised in early 2021 from a new outside investor and is a crucial...