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Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung

Named a top 27 business podcast by Fortune, upside examines startup investing outside of Silicon Valley. Every Wednesday, we speak with an early... more

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Sam German of SPMB // recruiting upper management and board members to startups across the country [CC082]

Samantha (Sam) German is a Client Partner in SPMB’s Emerging Markets Practice. SPMB is one of the fastest-growing retained executive search... more

15 Sep 2021 · 31 minutes
[REWIND] Firebrand Ventures // Closing a new $40M for the merged fund [RE007]

John Fein and Chris Marks are the managing partners of Firebrand Ventures. John started Firebrand Ventures in 2016, and we interviewed... more

08 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Republic // helping anyone invest in private companies [CC081]

Interview Begins 8:02 Debrief 50:00 Kendrick (Ken) Nguyen is the co-founder and CEO of Republic. Republic empowers everyone to invest in the future... more

01 Sep 2021 · 56 minutes
SavvyCal // taking the awkwardness out of scheduling and making it easy [UP092]

Interview Begins 8:16 Debrief 54:58 Derrick Reimer is the founder and CEO of SavvyCal. SavvyCal wants to take the friction and awkwardness out... more

25 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
[REWIND] Rootine // Personalized daily health using DNA, blood levels, and lifestyle data [UP076]

Interview begins: 6:52 Debrief: 44:32 Rachel Sanders is the co-founder and CEO of Rootine. Rootine was founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2018 and... more

18 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Vint // invest in equity shares of wine collections [UP091]

Vint is the first fully transparent platform for anyone to invest in fine wine and spirits. They democratize this high-returning... more

11 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
BIG NEWS: We're on Product Hunt!

Today we are launching the upside network on Product Hunt! We've put a ton of work in preparing for this... more

03 Aug 2021 · 8 minutes
Victor Gutwein of M25 // A conversation 200 episodes in the making [CC080]

M25 is an early-stage venture firm based in Chicago, investing solely in tech startups headquartered in the Midwest. Since they... more

28 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
AireXpert // Keeping planes in the air with real-time synchronization for maintenance, tech ops, and flight crews [UP090]

Interview Begins 8:09 Debrief 48:37 Andy Hakes is the founder and CEO of AirExpert. AireXpert offers maintenance control, quality assurance, base, line and... more

21 Jul 2021 · 1 hour,
Jack Greco of Buffalo Bridge // the co-founder of Buffalo’s first unicorn on giving back to build the ecosystem [CC079]

Interview Begins : 7:37 Debrief: 45:43 Jack Greco is the co-founder of ACV auctions. ACV auctions is an online marketplace for used cars.... more

14 Jul 2021 · 50 minutes
Sam German of SPMB // recruiting upper management and board members to startups across the country [CC082]