Series A - The Podcast

Series A - The Podcast


Latest Episodes

#15 – EXCLUSIVE & IN-DEPTH: CHICAGO TECH TITAN HOWARD TULLMAN
April 15, 2018

Plenty of people are called industry leaders, tech titans, ground breakers and pioneers.  But few have earned the moniker like Chicago tech visionary Howard Tullman.  The serial entrepreneur has helmed a variety of successful companies,

#14-FINDING NEEDLES IN A TRADE SHOW HAYSTACK – SUMMITSYNC
April 11, 2018

Many business people will tell you there are few things worse than attending a crowded trade show like CES or NRF in hopes of connecting with a potential customer, only to find it nearly impossible to find the needle in a haystack.

#13 – AI IN LA – CITY OF ANGELS AT THE EPICENTER
April 03, 2018

When you think of business in LA, artificial intelligence isn’t likely to come to mind. But it turns out a number of leading entrepreneurs and academics have made the City of Angels an epicenter of AI. Some of those leading minds came together recently...

#12 – SMARTER CITIES/AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES – PAUL VALCHEFF-METROTECH
March 22, 2018

Atlanta startup enabling  air traffic control for autonomous cars, smarter cities A tragic fatality involving an autonomous Uber vehicle in Arizona this week again underscored the challenges facing the burgeoning industry.

#11 – CONNECTING SALES AND MARKETING – PIYUSH SAGGI – SALESTING
March 16, 2018

Why would anyone leave a highly successful sales career after a decade at Microsoft with all the benefits that come with it? "One day I just realized sometimes you have to step out of the picture to actually see the picture clearly," says Piyush Saggi,

#10 – 3D PRINTING FOR THE MASSES – JOHN DOGRU – 3DPRINTEROS
March 12, 2018

From the time he was a kid, John Dogru was always tinkering with electronics, taking them apart and trying to put them back together again.  So it's little surprise he would one day become CEO and co-founder of 3DPrinterOS,

#9 – OVERHAULING INSURANCE – COLE WINANS – FLYREEL
March 06, 2018

When it comes to the founding of insurance industry upstart Flyreel, there's been nothing quick or easy. "Everyone reads the TechCrunch article about so and so raising $5 million and it just seems so effortless.

#8 – STARTUPS & MICROSOFT DISRUPTING INSURANCE INDUSTRY
February 26, 2018

When it comes to innovation, some old-school industries aren't exactly the epitome of transformation.  But thanks to a number of exciting new partnerships between Microsoft and some cutting edge startups, dramatic change is coming to the insurance ind...

#7 – INTEGRATING ALL ASPECTS OF WEDDING PLANNING – VISHAL JOSHI – JOY
February 15, 2018

What do you do when a friend asks for help with her wedding? If you're veteran Microsoft engineer Vishal Joshi, you hack an app. And before you know it, you’re CEO and co-founder of a burgeoning startup disrupting a $90 billion industry.

#6 – AI AND STARTUPS – JUSTIN BRONDER – MICROSOFT
February 09, 2018

Regardless of the business, artificial intelligence has become the holy grail for just about any startup. There’s been plenty of buzz but we’ve barely scratched the surface, according to Microsoft Applied Machine Learning Scientist Justin Bronder.