Month: April 2017

Venture Capitalist Wayne Kimmel Chats with Positive Phil Podcast, Top Business Show

Wayne Kimmel is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, tireless networker, and the author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.

Philadelphia Magazine named Wayne a Top Innovator.

He is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital firm he founded in 1999, and has invested in over 40 startup technology and healthcare companies, including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub), Take Care Health Systems and NutriSystem.

Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!

He is on the Boards of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Einstein Healthcare Network, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
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VP of Marketing for Incapsula and Author of the Professional Marketer and the SAAS Marketing Handbook Tim Matthews is on the Positive Phil p

VP of Marketing for Incapsula and Author of the Professional Marketer and the SAAS Marketing Handbook Tim Matthews is on the Positive Phil podcast. Incapsula reduces costs and simplifies operations by consolidating multiple appliances or services into a single service that is designed to meet the needs of small and large enterprises.

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Product Engagement Platform Pendo.io Founder and CEO Todd Olson is On the Podcast

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Sendgrid Co-Founder & Entrepreneur Isaac Saldana is on the Positive Phil Podcast

SendGrid recently closed a $33 million Series D funding round and now boasts more than 350 employees and a brand new, state-of-the-art office in downtown Denver. However, SendGrid’s humble origins stem from three passionate founders, Isaac Saldana, Tim Jenkins, and Jose Lopez, who set out to solve the problem of email deliverability in 2009.

I had the opportunity to sit down with Isaac Saldana, one of SendGrid’s three co-founders, and the first CEO of the company, to discuss how the business was started. During our in-depth conversation, we discussed Isaac’s past as an entrepreneur, his motivations for starting SendGrid, finding initial product-market fit and the keys to SendGrid’s ultimate success. The story and glimpse into Saldana’s mindset that follows are sure to be invaluable for aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals alike.

Before There Was SendGrid…

For such a successful founder, Saldana is extraordinarily humble and attributes much of his success to luck.

“This thing is hard and it’s not going to be given, but consider that a lot of it is luck and just part of the process. So, if you never create a successful startup, it doesn’t mean anything. It just means you didn’t get as lucky as the other person.”
Isaac Saldana

While luck was certainly part of the equation, Saldana’s goal was to objectively identify why SendGrid’s founders were able to succeed in spite of the unfavorable odds facing startups. For Saldana, curiosity and persistence were instrumental in identifying a challenging, widespread problem and forming the right team to build a solution.

Consider that SendGrid was Saldana’s fourth startup. To put that into perspective, Saldana had worked on “failed” startups for six years before even beginning on SendGrid, which doesn’t sound lucky in hindsight. While all of those businesses failed from a financial standpoint, they provided invaluable experience that would lead to SendGrid’s success for a number of reasons.

Saldana developed meaningful working relationships in running startups with SendGrid co-founder Jose Lopez and SendGrid’s 5th employee, Elmer Thomas.
Saldana, Lopez, and Thomas learned from mistakes they had made in previous businesses.
Saldana encountered a recurring pain point of email deliverability in all of his previous startups, which would eventually drive him to found SendGrid. from https://www.sendgrid.com

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Influential Tech Entrepreneur Jason Nazar,CEO & Founder of Comparably

Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles”​ by the LA Business Journal. He’s also a popular and regular writer on Forbes, WSJ, and BusinessInsider.

Jason Lawrence Nazar is an active tech entrepreneur, investor, and writer. Jason is the Co-founder and CEO of Comparably, the online platform to understand compensation and culture. He was the co-founder and CEO of Docstoc (Acquired by INTUIT), the premier content site to start, grow and manage small businesses. Docstoc hosts the best quality and widest selection of professional documents and resources including articles, videos, & productivity tools to make every small business better. Docstoc has over 50 million registered users.
Jason is also the creator and host of Startups Uncensored, the longest running and most widely attended technology gathering in southern California, which regularly brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, techies and investors.
Before starting Docstoc, he was a partner in a venture consulting firm in Los Angeles where he worked with dozens of startups. He holds a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities. Jason was named one of the “Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles”​ by the LA Business Journal. He’s also a popular and regular writer on Forbes, WSJ, and BusinessInsider.

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Chief Creation Cultivator at Creation Speak, Founder Erica Warren Chats with Positive Phil About What Makes Her Happy

Erica Warren is the Chief Creation Cultivator at Creation Speak. A company born from her frustration at marketing tactics over true engagement. She is passionate about impact not just results. And Creation Speak is her impact in the world.

Prior to launching Creation Speak, Erica was the Director of Brand, Marketing and Communications (BMC) for Advisory Services – Americas at EY. In addition, she also managed Internal Communications globally for Advisory Services. In her Americas role for the 10,000-person practice across 11 regions Erica managed go to market campaigns, public relations/ advertising/ analyst relations, client events, leadership communications and communications channels. In her global advisory role she managed communications engagement across all channels including leadership, social and digital for the 40,000 person practice across 29 regions.

Erica has been working in marketing communications for 15 years. Prior to her current role Erica was

the BMC leader for the Southeast region at EY. Prior to her time at EY she spent half of her career building an impressive portfolio of communications and marketing work at global services firms including Accenture, Deloitte and Assurant. At Accenture she worked on both the client side and as a marketing manager. On the client side she was a communications consultant on large IT implementations; on the marketing side she managed high profile marketing programs that have garnered recognition in Fortune and Forbes magazines.

The other half of Erica’s career has been spent as a freelance marketing strategist helping high growth startups develop marketing plans, positioning and collateral. This blend of freelance and corporate experience has given Erica a unique ability to build new programs fusing a creative edge with consulting analytical skills. This strategic skill set allows her to work across organizations to drive mobilize change and drive innovation.

https://www.creationspeak.com

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Life is Good Kids Foundation, Founder Steve Gross is on the Positive Phil Podcast

Steve Gross – expert in social work and founder of the Life is Good Kids Foundation. Steve Gross has devoted his career to the service of our most vulnerable children. A pioneer in utilizing exuberant, joyful play to promote resiliency in children and their caregivers, and a leader in the field of psychological trauma response, Gross is committed to the healthy development of children facing the most challenging circumstances. The vision of the nonprofit he founded is a world where all children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful. In order to make this vision a reality, the Life is good Playmakers partners with frontline professionals – such as teachers, social workers and child life specialists – who dedicate their lives to helping children overcome poverty, violence and illness. These Playmakers use the power of play to build healing, life­changing relationships with the children in their care.

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Jigar Shah is a Clean Energy Entrepreneur in Creating Market-driven Solutions and Eliminating Market Barriers to address Climate Change.

Positive Phil Podcast Welcomes Clean Tech Entrepreneur Jigar Shah “Impact to me means $1 trillion,” says Jigar Shah, president and co-founder of Generate Capital, https://www.generatecapital.com a new specialty finance company that works with project developers and technology manufacturers to finance what he calls “the resource revolution.”

We are excited to announce our special guest on the Positive Phil Show. It gives us great pleasure to announce Jigar Shah to the Positive Phil Podcast. A perfect guest to celebrate our 300th episode.

Jigar Shah, a Clean-Tech Entrepreneur and Visionary Genius.

In the podcast interview, Jigar discusses bits about his past, present, and future.

Click here to listen to Podcast Episode, Episode 300

In creating market-driven solutions and eliminating market barriers to address climate change. Shah has recognized this as “Creating Climate Wealth.”

Check Out Jigar’s Book

Shah maintains that Climate Wealth is created when mainstream investors team up with entrepreneurs, corporations, mainstream capital, and governments at scale to solve the big problems of our time while generating compelling financial returns – not concessionary returns.

Past business initiatives

From 2009 to March 2012, Shah served as the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, the global organization founded by Richard Branson and Virgin United that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship to deploy solution technologies at scale.

Prior to his tenure as Carbon War Room CEO, Shah’s founded SunEdison in 2003. The company simplified solar as a service through the implementation of the power purchase agreement (PPA) business model. That model changed the status quo, allowing organizations to purchase solar energy services under long-term predictably priced contracts and avoid the significant capital costs of ownership and operation of solar energy systems. The SunEdison business model is a recognized catalyst that helped turn solar PV into a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide.

This Entrepreneur Plans to Save the World, $1 Trillion at a Time

“Impact to me means $1 trillion,” says Jigar Shah, president and co-founder of Generate Capital, a new specialty finance company that works with project developers and technology manufacturers to finance what he calls “the resource revolution.”

First, a little background on Shah. As the founder of solar giant SunEdison, Shah cracked the code and laid the foundation for the explosive growth of not only SunEdison, now worth more than $5.5 billion, but also Elon Musk’s SolarCity and others. His no-money-down, pay-as-you-save business model unlocked the hundreds of billions in secondary financing that has driven the quadrupling of installed U.S. solar capacity in the past five years. Last year, solar and wind together accounted for more than half of new U.S. electrical generating capacity. “Impact means people follow you,” Shah adds.

Since he left SunEdison five years ago, Shah has worked through outfits such as Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, where he was founding CEO, to build the business case for scaling up other clean-tech industries.

At SunEdison, Shah helped introduce the 20-year power purchase agreements that bring together customers, investors, clean-tech manufacturers and government regulators with terms they can all understand. SunEdison would install and service the equipment, ensure it performed as expected and deliver reliable, long-term dividends to investors.

Generate Capital, launched last year by Shah and co-founders Scott Jacobs and Matan Friedman, aims to demonstrate the investment opportunities in other proven approaches in renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency. The firm already has north of $100 million to begin underwriting clean-tech projects. Though some impact-driven family offices are on board, Shah is seeking mainstream investor capital.

Shah and his team have already identified nearly $1 billion worth of project-finance opportunities in the U.S. alone — an amount, the firm says, that is growing every day. Generate targets projects of between $2 million and $20 million, offering short-term asset-based financing, equipment leasing and other forms of project finance.

“Everything we have on the planet is old right now. It all has to get rebuilt. We can either rebuild it the right way or the wrong way,” Shah says. “It’s the largest wealth creation opportunity of our lifetime.”

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Women of Denver CEO, PR and Branding Expert Krystal Covington, MBA Chats With Positive Phil

Krystal is a branding and PR expert who helps people build an influential brand, so they can get paid what they’re worth. She’s CEO of Women of Denver, a social enterprise association for women. https://www.thewomenofdenver.com

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Resident and CEO of Let Mommy Sleep, Denise Stern Is On The Positive Phil Podcast

Resident and CEO of Let Mommy Sleep, Denise Stern has been advocating for and helping parents as they bring their new babies home from the hospital for the first time since 2010.

Born from a very personal need for care when her identical twins were born and her son was just 18 months old, Denise’s company Let Mommy Sleep provides overnight care to newborns and evidence based education to their parents.

Due to the overwhelming response to her service and being the Industry Leaders in Best Practices,  Denise’s company has grown from 1 location in Washington DC to offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Jersey and is on pace to continue expansion nationwide.  

With health care and maternity/paternity leave completely up in the air right now in the US, Denise’s next goal is to make postpartum and newborn care visits a national standard of care.

Denise is also the founder of the companies sister non-profit, Mission Sleep which provides the overnight newborn care service for free to military and first responder families who have a  parent who is deployed, wounded or deceased.

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Denise was the US Chamber of Commerces’ Featured Woman in Business in 2013:
https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/blog/post/business-built-good-night-s-sleep/32250

The Associated Press wrote about our franchising efforts in 2016:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/659e893eff9d41349c3f731faf2df628/beyond-fast-food-new-franchising-ideas-draw-entrepreneurs#

We were the only newborn care providers invited to participate in the White House Summit for Working families (2014): http://letmommysleep.com/blog/2014/06/26/let-mommy-sleep-attends-white-house-summit-working-families-2014

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Denise was 2016’s Mother of the Year via Washington Family Magazine.
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