Founder Forward is a new podcast from NEA that explores the company-building journey with candid commentary and useful insights from entrepreneurs and investors at every stage of growth. Join host Kate Barrett as she talks with rising founders about solving big problems, from making healthcare equitable to powering our planet sustainably. Each episode weaves in a featured conversation between an NEA investor and a founder they support at some of the firm’s most exciting portfolio companies.
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Webiny & Databricks: Accelerating Adoption, Customer-Guided Growth, and Forging Powerful Partnerships
In this episode, Webiny Co-Founder Sven Al Hamad speaks with host Kate Barrett about his path to founding the serverless CMS startup, gaining traction in a massive market, and solving real problems for users. Throughout the conversation, Databricks Co-Founder Ali Ghodsi and NEA's Pete Sonsini discuss the early challenges, big wins and defining moments that have shaped Databricks' ascent, sharing some great stories and sound advice from their decade-plus journey together.
Tune in to hear these founders talk about building open-source solutions that truly meet the needs of the communities and enterprises they serve, and how listening to customers can shape a company's path in unexpected and important ways.
Episode 3 03/22/23
Webiny & Databricks: Accelerating Adoption, Customer-Guided Growth, and Forging Powerful PartnershipsView Episode
Episode 2 03/01/23
BlueOcean & Cloudflare: Defying Expectations, Radical Prioritization and “Scaling” CultureView Episode
Episode 1 02/15/23
WeaveGrid & GoodLeap: Passion, Purpose and a Path to ProfitabilityView Episode
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