Previously, Beerud founded Elance, which is now Upwork, pioneering online freelancing. Twelve or so years ago, he noticed a key insight, in that the mobile revolution was happening all around. Within this, the lowest common denominator was text messages, in that not everyone had a smart phone. This got him asking the question – how interesting can these experiences be?
This is the creation story of Gupshup.
While Greg was working for a company making a transactional email API, he realized that they didn’t have a good way to interact with said API. There needed to be an easy way to interact with the solution as a customer, as a developer, etc. His tool, which ended up taking off, was born out of trying to solve this problem.
This is the creation story of Insomnia.
Bryon and his co-founders have created a massive, open community for data. Users can sign up for free, bring their data catalogue, and analyze any data outside of that. In doing so, they have seen traction of nearly a million users in the eco-system, along with enterprise users with a private, internal data eco-system – all based in the cloud, and fully integrated.
This is the creation story of data.world.
The evolution of FinTech has come an impressively long way in a short period of time, but the transformation is far from over. In today’s episode, Yieldstreet’s CTO Hrishi Dixit and Noah Labhart, Co-Founder and CTO at Veryable, discuss the evolution of finance through technology, from updating archaic systems to blockchain hype and the impact of legislation on this developing industry.
Troy’s worked on several startups as a VP of Engineering and CTO. At one point he was building a collaboration tool, and he was trying to mimic the hierarchy of Slack notifications. He figured it out it was not only difficult to build… but every developer was recreating this in their solution. He decided to build it one last time.
This is the creation story of Courier.
Rens was a strategy consultant for 10 years, but then he hit a wall at one point and decided to move on to something new… and that new thing was AI. When he attempted to break into the space and become educated, he had to manually string together courses and content by himself. As he went through this process, he thought this process can be optimized, or done in a better way.
This is the creation story of KIMO.
After working for Dell, Rick grew tired of not moving the needle much, no matter how hard he worked. So he started a company called Nuvola Networks, innovating around e-learning. While doing this, he noticed how manual the flow of information was between antiquated systems for larger companies and enterprises. He thought – why don’t we automate this?
This is the creation story of Cloudsnap.
When he was a sophomore in college, Cameron Moreau ran a group at UTA and organized hackathons. He started to kick around an idea to give people access to a truck when they need it – to enable them to move & deliver large items.
This is the creation story of Gozova.
As he was a grad student doing his PHD, Arjun Narayan came across a set of papers written by his co-founder – about a more capable, incremental compute engine. After several years of persuasion, Arjun convinced him that they needed to start a company to commercialize the solution.
This is the creation story of Materialize.
As the COVID pandemic decimated live music events, Steve was caught in a related riff. He found himself networking for his next gig, and while doing so, started to chat with his now co-founders about a new opportunity… where musicians could interact with fans in new ways.
This is the creation story of Mandolin.
After listening to How I Built This for some time, I realized that tech people could really benefit from having a show that was like HIBT, but bent towards tech. So Code Story was born.