Gary Swart is an investor, mentor, coach, former CEO of oDesk, and venture partner investing in technology companies.
Gary Swart is a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology and healthcare companies, out of their San Francisco office. He represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, SimplyInsured, FloQast, Falkonry, Faro Health, and Qstream. He also served on the board of CliQr (Cisco). This Episode is Sponsored By: Freshbooks invoicing and accounting software is designed specifically for small business owners. Freshbooks grows alongside your business, so you’ll always have the tools you need when you need them without ever having to learn the ins and outs of accounting. Try it FREE for thirty days, no catch and no credit card required, just go to: Hubstaff makes invoicing super easy. Hubstaff is not designed for one type of business, which is why there are over 34,000 companies using their application. To help your business get started with Hubstaff, use promo code YOLO and get 60 days FREE when you visit: On Episode 104, Eric Gilbert Williams talks about his journey from rock-bottom to building and selling a multi-million dollar business. Now, Eric is taking his business experience and coaching entrepreneurs like you, so you can increase your bottom line. For a limited time, you can book a complimentary one-on-one session with Eric to find solutions for your business, no strings attached, simply visit:   Want to Support the Show? Well we'd love for you to join our Patreon Group!  What's in it for you?  Well you'll instantly get a scheduled call from Austin, where he'll help you with your current or future business... Sign-Up Now at 😀😎😍 *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit our website: Gary Swart Interview. *** Support this Podcast via Patreon   Feedback? Questions? Comments? We would love to hear from you! Hollar at us via: Twitter (@acpeek or @millionairepod), Instagram (@millionaire_interviews), LinkedIn (@austincpeek), Facebook (@millionaireinterviews), or Email: 😎😍😀  
On this episode of The Angry Millennial, we're chatting with former oDesk (Now called Upwork) CEO + partner with Polaris VC, Gary Swart.  Be sure to subscribe on your favorite platform:iTunes | Stitcher | SoundcloudIn this episode, we chat about meeting a few years back at CreativeLive's Secrets of Silicon Valley event, what it's like working in an early-on startup, a bigger company, and even a big conglomerate, how important it is to see which is a good fit for you, the shift in the workplace to working remotely in the new gig economy of today, what it was like helping so many freelancers create more steady streams of income, having oDesk become a case study at Harvard Business School, passing up on being employee #3 at Netflix, how important his wife's support has been in embracing taking big risks, and more on this episode of The Angry Millennial.Remember to always use #theangrymillennial on social media + follow @millennialangry on Twitter to ask any questions you'd like any of the upcoming guests to answer during the show.
This week's interview is with Gary Swart, the CEO of oDesk. oDesk is like Elance except it's primarily for programmers, and it incorporates a lot of tools to make working with programmers easier. I also spoke in depth with Gary about how to hire an experienced CEO -- Gary was brought in to take over the management of oDesk.
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