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Jonas Overgaard, CEO of Anyday.io: $4M Raised to Transform the Buy Now Pay Later Market

In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Jonas Overgaard, CEO of Anyday — a next-generation buy now pay later (BNPL) platform with more than $4 million in seed funding.   Topics discussed: What Anyday does  How Anyday differentiates from all the other BNPL solutions on the market today.  What an ethical installment plan is  How… Continue reading Jonas Overgaard, CEO of Anyday.io: $4M Raised to Transform the Buy Now Pay Later Market

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EP 14: Rob Carpenter, CEO of Valyant AI: $15M Raised to Tackle the Labor Shortage at Quick Serve Restaurants with Conversational AI

 In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Rob Carpenter, CEO of Valyant AI — a conversational AI platform that integrates into existing mobile, web, call ahead, kiosk and drive-thru platforms. Currently, the company is focused on the quick-serve restaurant (QSR) market with bold ambitions to expand to many different verticals.  Topics discussed:… Continue reading EP 14: Rob Carpenter, CEO of Valyant AI: $15M Raised to Tackle the Labor Shortage at Quick Serve Restaurants with Conversational AI

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EP 13: Jason Lavendar, CEO of Electives: $10M Raised to Redefine Corporate Training

Jason Lavender is the CEO and Co-Founder at Electives, a corporate learning platform that recently raised over $10M in funding. Corporate trainings don’t have a reputation for being particularly exciting, but Electives is looking to change that. They are creating a platform full of rich trainings that can help corporate employees grow as people and… Continue reading EP 13: Jason Lavendar, CEO of Electives: $10M Raised to Redefine Corporate Training

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EP 12: Yardin Shaked, CEO, and Co-Founder at Varos: $4M Raised to Revolutionize Competitive Analytics and Break Data Silos

Yardin Shaked is the CEO and co-founder at Varos, a data analytics platform that recently raised $4M in funding. Varos has participated in YCombinator, so Yardin shares the experience and takeaways from that experience. Varo is carving out a new category, so Yardin shares some of the struggles and opportunities that come from that journey. … Continue reading EP 12: Yardin Shaked, CEO, and Co-Founder at Varos: $4M Raised to Revolutionize Competitive Analytics and Break Data Silos

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EP11: Daniel Sokolovsky CEO and Founder of WARP: $2M in Funding to Solve the Middle-Mile Fright Problem

Daniel Sokolovsky, CEO and founder of WARP, a middle-mile freight platform that recently raised more than $2M in funding. A lot of attention is placed on the first and last mile deliveries, but Daniel founded WARP to give logistics companies opportunities to scale better by bridging the gap. In the episode, he discusses the opportunities… Continue reading EP11: Daniel Sokolovsky CEO and Founder of WARP: $2M in Funding to Solve the Middle-Mile Fright Problem

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EP 10: Rob Whalen, CEO of PTO Exchange: $5M Raised to Empower Companies to Rethink Paid Time Off

Rob Whalen is the CEO and founder of PTO Exchange. PTO Exchange is a benefits platform that turns unused paid time off into retirement, student loan payments, and more. He founded the company after noticing how much paid time off goes unused, and they have raised $5.4 million in funding.  Topics discussed: About Rob and… Continue reading EP 10: Rob Whalen, CEO of PTO Exchange: $5M Raised to Empower Companies to Rethink Paid Time Off

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EP 9: Douglas Ver Mulm, CEO at Stable: $3.7 Million in Funding to Insure Rideshare Drivers

 Douglas Ver Mulm is the CEO at Stable, an insurance tech company that has raised $3.7 million in funding. The primary product at Stable is insurance for rideshare and carshare owners. Douglas is an attorney who saw a gap between what rideshare owners needed and what traditional insurance companies were able to provide.    Topics… Continue reading EP 9: Douglas Ver Mulm, CEO at Stable: $3.7 Million in Funding to Insure Rideshare Drivers

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EP 8: Teladoc Founder Michael Gorton on the Early Days of Pioneering the Telemedicine Category (And What’s He’s Up to Next)

In 2002, Michael Gorton founded Teladoc — the telemedicine company with a current market cap of over $6 billion.  Like all truly game-changing innovations, Michael and his team had to overcome tremendous resistance and opposition in the early days of taking their idea to market.  From being raided by the DEA to being threatened with… Continue reading EP 8: Teladoc Founder Michael Gorton on the Early Days of Pioneering the Telemedicine Category (And What’s He’s Up to Next)

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EP 7: Tom Trowbridge, co-founder of Fluence Labs: $9 Million Raised to Build the Future of P2P Computing

Tom Trowbridge is the co-founder of Fluence Labs, a Web 3 native computing platform that’s raised over 9 million in funding. Web 3 is one of our only chances to not live in a dystopian world controlled by heavily centralized organizations and Tom shares how this important technology will play a significant role in a… Continue reading EP 7: Tom Trowbridge, co-founder of Fluence Labs: $9 Million Raised to Build the Future of P2P Computing

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Ep 6: Chandler Malone, Founder of Bootup: $2 Million Raised to Solve the Tech Talent Crisis

Chandler Malone is a three-time entrepreneur who is now building Bootup, an educational and labor marketplace that has raised over $2 million in funding. Bootup solves the huge talent gap that exists in the tech industry. It is an educational labor marketplace that helps individuals get their first jobs in tech regardless of their background. … Continue reading Ep 6: Chandler Malone, Founder of Bootup: $2 Million Raised to Solve the Tech Talent Crisis

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