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Esteban Reyes is a serial b2b tech founder and investor. In Antifragile he interviews interesting startup people about their “hardest moments”, with the objective of contributing useful, actionable content to the startup community. We discuss untold, “make it or break it” moments startup founders had to overcome when building their companies, and explore how-to avoid the early-stage death traps.

Esteban Reyes is a serial b2b tech founder and investor. In Antifragile he interviews interesting startup people about their “hardest moments”, with the objective of contributing useful, actionable content to the startup community. We discuss untold, “make it or break it” moments startup founders had to overcome when building their companies, and explore how-to avoid the early-stage death traps.
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Esteban Reyes is a serial b2b tech founder and investor. In Antifragile he interviews interesting startup people about their “hardest moments”, with the objective of contributing useful, actionable content to the startup community. We discuss untold, “make it or break it” moments startup founders had to overcome when building their companies, and explore how-to avoid the early-stage death traps.

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Episodes

Jason Mendelson: dodging death traps at Foundry Group, how to improve board dynamics, EQ in startups, and more!

4/9/2019
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Welcome to another episode of Antifragile. I am joined by Jason Mendelson – general partner and co-founder of Foundry Group. Jason is going to talk about the awesome story of Foundry Group and the interesting ecosystem of boards, investors and founders. The thing that a great functioning board can do is be the CEO's partner Tired of dysfunctional boards and overbearing investors? It is time to turn those “bored” meetings into productive board meetings. In this episode, Jason share...

Duration:00:23:49

Brad Feld: dodging death traps at Interliant, Harmonix, and more

3/12/2019
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Welcome everybody to another episode of Antifragile. Joining us today is Brad Feld – author, entrepreneur and investor. Brad is going to share about venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. I focus my investment approach not on being the boss, but being someone who is of service to the CEO Being one of the most successful VC investors, Brad has a lot of insights for us on how he was able to attract and work with top entrepreneurs, citing the interesting success story of Harmonix...

Duration:00:28:18

Ben Metcalfe: dodging deathtraps at Ridge Ventures, and more

2/27/2019
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Welcome to another episode of Antifragile. Joining us today is Ben Metcalfe – entrepreneur, investor and community builder. Ben co-founded WPEngine and is currently into venture capital at Ridge Ventures. Today, he is going to share his experiences as a founder/investor and the dynamics of sales and marketing team. Founders should motivate the sales team, and make sure that growth is occurring Seeing the opportunity to help more founders, Ben shifted into venture capital. He shares...

Duration:00:25:24

Rodrigo Teijeiro: dodging death traps at RecargaPay, and more

2/13/2019
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What’s up everybody! I am with Rodrigo Teijeiro on our Antifragile episode today. Rodrigo is a tech entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of RecargaPay Inc. Companies don't go out of business because they ran out of cash, but because founders just give up When it comes to business, Rodrigo believes that resilience and perseverance matter. Challenges are inevitable, especially on the financial aspect, but raising capital is not always the solution. As entrepreneurs, you need to see what...

Duration:00:17:25

Albert Santalo: dodging deathtraps at CareCloud, and more

1/23/2019
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What’s up everybody! Another episode of Antifragile and joining us today is Albert Santalo. He is a computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur and angel investor. Albert has founded CareCloud, Avisena, and is currently Founder/CEO of 8base. I think grit is probably the number one thing an entrepreneur has to have With the passion of designing products and building companies, Albert shares his experiences and his key strength being an entrepreneur. He mentioned the critical challenge of...

Duration:00:22:47

Toby Rush: dodging death traps at ZOLOZ, and more

1/9/2019
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Hello everybody! Today, we have Toby Rush from Zoloz. Toby is also the Founder/CEO of EyeVerify which became the platform for ZOloz. He also founded Rush Tracking Systems and enabled forklifts to optimize warehouse labor and increase inventory accuracy. As a CEO it's our responsibility: we make sure to keep first things first Toby shares his journey from when he started Rush Tracking Systems in 2003, until he came across the idea of computer vision which led to the creation of...

Duration:00:19:41

Mark Goldenson: escaping startup death at Breakthrough, and more

12/19/2018
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Welcome everybody! We have Mark Goldenson on the show today. Mark is a founder at VentureKit, and Network Leader at Village Global. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and community builder. The challenge is, “wanting to create something but not having the resource” For Mark, the hardest thing that founders deal with is fundraising. Most founders think that everybody is an investor, but startup founders must make sure that they are targeting the right investors, and in order to do...

Duration:00:29:49

Hiten Shah: dodging death traps at KissMetrics, FYI, and more

12/3/2018
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Welcome to another Antifragile episode. Joining us today is Hiten Shah. Hiten started multiple SaaS companies since 2005 and is an active advisor and investor. He is a co-founder of Product Habits, Crazy Egg and FYI. The conversation is very basic: if there is a problem, how are we going to deal with it Talking about challenges, there is nothing more monumental for Hiten than the lawsuit that the company had to deal with. Hiten shares how he and his co-founder were able to work...

Duration:00:23:34

Micah Baldwin: overcoming death traps at Current Wisdom, and more

11/19/2018
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Welcome to another episode of Antifragile. Today, we have Micah Baldwin as our guest. Micah has 20+ years of experience as a founder and investor. Currently he is the Executive Director of Create33 which we will be talking about in this episode. Moreover, we will have valuable discussions about founders, CEOs and investors. Most founders, especially young founders, are afraid to ask questions Micah shares that the common problem of young founders is the fear of asking questions. Most...

Duration:00:22:25

David Cummings: Overcoming death traps at Pardot

11/2/2018
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Hey everybody! In this episode, we have David Cummings as our guest. David is the co-founder of Pardot, the marketing automation platform acquired by ExactTarget, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner. He is also one of the 100 most influential Atlantans by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He works at General Partner at Atlanta Ventures, and the founder/CEO at Atlanta Tech Village. We shifted from leads provider to software provider David and I talk about how he shifted...

Duration:00:27:16

David Cummings: Overcoming death traps at Pardot

11/2/2018
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Hey everybody! In this episode, we have David Cummings as our guest. David is the co-founder of Pardot, the marketing automation platform acquired by ExactTarget, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner. He is also one of the 100 most influential Atlantans by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He works at General Partner at Atlanta Ventures, and the founder/CEO at Atlanta Tech Village. We shifted from leads provider to software provider David and I talk about how he shifted...

Duration:00:27:16

Freddy Vega: Overcoming startup death traps at Platzi

10/18/2018
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Hello everybody! Today, we have Freddy Vega from Platzi. This is a very special episode for me because Freddy and I are both from Colombia and I am a big fan of Platzi. Freddy is the creator of Cristalab, he was also a university teacher; and the Founder and CEO of Platzi. In today’s episode, we’re going to explore Freddy’s journey at Platzi. We wanted to create a totally different online learning experience that could change the world. Platzi was created because of the collaborative...

Duration:00:29:56