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Why Finding Your ‘Career Fit’ Is Better Than Your Dream Job, featuring The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew

5/2/2018
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Kathryn Minshew didn't know what she wanted to do with her life, so she created a company to help others figure out their career fit. Minshew is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Muse, a careers platform that lets candidates peek into companies before they apply through photos and videos. Companies pay to have profiles on The Muse to stand out from competitors on text-heavy job boards and source candidates who understand their values before they step through the door. In this episode, we...

Duration:00:29:02

Live Interview: What the Internet Can Teach Us About the Real World, with Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman

4/9/2018
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Scott Heiferman created Meetup in 2002 to "use the Internet to get people off of the Internet." Now, over 35 million members use the platform to meet nearby people with similar interests. At the end of 2017, WeWork — the company best known for its trendy co-working spaces — acquired Meetup. In this live podcast recording at the UX + Data Meetup, we explore: -Heiferman's time as a McDonald's employee. -The lessons from the Internet that Meetup applies offline. -How Meetup measures its...

Duration:00:37:05

Can Data Build the Perfect Pizza Shop? Featuring Olo CEO Noah Glass

3/21/2018
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One day in 2003, Noah Glass was fed up with waiting in line for coffee. There must be a better way, he thought. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Olo, which provides order-ahead technology for 200 restaurant brands, including sweetgreen, Chipotle and Shake Shack, across 40,000 locations. Olo has raised over $63 million and says that when brands add digital ordering to their restaurants, they see on average a 25 percent increase in ticket size. In this episode, we explore: -How delivery...

Duration:00:31:04

Your AI-Powered Assistant Has You Covered: A Futuristic Conversation with x.ai CEO Dennis Mortensen

3/7/2018
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X.ai has raised $44 million to tackle a really big small problem: scheduling emails. You might have encountered one of their AI-powered assistants without even knowing it. When emailing to set up a meeting, a user simply copies amy@x.ai or andrew@x.ai to take over the logistics. These bots process natural language in order to set up a meeting the way a human assistant would — but for much less money. On this episode, Dennis Mortensen, the CEO and Co-Founder of x.ai, talks about what a...

Duration:00:52:02

How ClassPass is Disrupting the Fitness Industry with Data, Featuring Founder Payal Kadakia

2/20/2018
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Payal Kadakia created a business that is transforming the way people work out. But that’s not what she first set out to do — she got there by following the data. When Payal created Classtivity in 2011, she wanted to provide a way for adults to rekindle their love for old hobbies and easily find and book classes online. After analyzing customer feedback and platform usage, Kadakia pivoted the company to launch a new platform called ClassPass. Today, ClassPass has facilitated over 40 million...

Duration:00:33:50

Unlocking New Markets with Data and Machine Learning, as told by Smartling CEO Jack Welde

1/23/2018
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Jack Welde helps companies make more money by speaking their customers' language — literally. Welde is the Co-Founder and CEO of Smartling, a disruptive translation services company that uses a combination of human and machine translation to help companies enter new markets faster. This episode was produced and edited by Lauren Feiner and Esmeralda Martinez. Our music is "Is That You Or Are You You" by Chris Zabriskie. This podcast is sponsored by Indicative, the leading behavioral...

Duration:00:44:01

Is Entrepreneurship in Your DNA? Featuring Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi

1/7/2018
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Can we boil down an entrepreneur’s future success to their DNA? Adeo Ressi, Founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, says yes. This startup accelerator determines acceptance into its prestigious launch program in part based on a series of psychometric tests they claim to determine if a candidate has “Entrepreneur DNA.” On the show, we find out how it really works. This episode was produced and edited by Lauren Feiner and Esmeralda Martinez. Our music is "Is That You Or Are You You" by...

Duration:00:35:31

The Big Data Behind Short URLs, with Bitly CEO Mark Josephson

12/17/2017
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You probably know Bitly as those short links you see on social media. But Bitly's real business revolves around Big Data. On this episode, co-hosts Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy interview Bitly CEO Mark Josephson about how the company's short links reach billions of users each month. This episode was produced and edited by Lauren Feiner and Esmeralda Martinez. Our music is "Is That You Or Are You You" by Chris Zabriskie. This podcast is sponsored by Indicative, the leading behavioral...

Duration:00:24:42

How Big Data and AI Will Change Your Life, According to Matt Turck of FirstMark Capital

11/21/2017
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Will Artificial Intelligence lead to a third world war? Can Big Data cure cancer? Co-hosts Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy learn the answers to these questions in an interview with Matt Turck, Managing Director at FirstMark Capital, who invests in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning startups. Matt also runs monthly events, Data Driven NYC and Hardwired NYC. This episode was produced and edited by Lauren Feiner and Esmeralda Martinez. Our music is "Is That You Or Are...

Duration:00:32:35

Coming Soon: Deciding by Data

11/8/2017
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Ever wonder how the world’s most innovative companies make decisions? In this new podcast series, serial entrepreneurs and Indicative co-founders Andrew Weinreich and Jeremy Levy interview business leaders about how they use data to guide their companies. Subscribe today to be the first to get the inside scoop on the magic behind successful businesses. Sign-up for our newsletter to be notified of our weekly episodes and the latest data news: https://goo.gl/forms/dJFKiGDhkk7pG0g42 Follow us...

Duration:00:00:42

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