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Silicon Valley Startup Podcast

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Startup Podcast, hosted by us here at Founders Floor - an immersive coworking accelerator that mentors and backs startups right here in San Jose. On every episode, we have new investors and founders sharing their wisdom on how to create that truly successful startup company. Our main rule on this podcast is to tell it like it is so that you can use the candid advice we share to help grow your own company.
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Jul 29, 2019

In Part 2 of this 2-part episode, we talk to Andrew Filev, the founder and CEO of Wrike, a cloud-based work management platform and one of the fastest growing companies in North America according to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List in 2017.

Andrew discusses:

  • How the company behaved differently post-funding rounds
  • Pitfalls founders should look out for after they raise a funding round
  • How he approaches attracting and retaining quality employees
  • The future of collaborative work management with increasing numbers of remote workers
  • How they coped with migrating to new technologies to keep up
  • How he balanced his own product vision with customer feedback

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you more investors!

Jul 22, 2019

In Part 1 of this 2-part episode, we talk to Andrew Filev, the founder and CEO of Wrike, a cloud-based work management platform and one of the fastest growing companies in North America according to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List in 2017.

Andrew discusses:

  • The reason for Wrike’s growth
  • The immigration path from Russia to Silicon Valley
  • How he came up with the idea for Wrike
  • How and why he decided to bootstrap the company and how successful that was
  • Strategies Wrike employed as a company that led to early success
  • How he dealt with the psychological and company pressures that early startups face
  • The thought process behind raising Series A and Series B rounds

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you more investors!

Jul 9, 2019

In this episode, we talk to Silicon Valley investors, Jim Connor, currently with Sand Hill Angels and Nick Triantos, an investor at Ignition Partners, with 20 years experience in the industry, from being a successful technical founder right through to his current role as an investor.

Our investors discuss:

  • The characteristics that make a successful entrepreneur
  • What’s involved in the sometimes harsh but rewarding reality of being a startup founder
  • The best way to reach out to investors

If you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe so that we can keep bringing you more investors!

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