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Innovation and Leadership with Jess Larsen

A daily Business and Entrepreneur podcast featuring Jess Larsen
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Elle Lanning is the Managing Director of Camino Partners, an investment and business-building platform that partners with entrepreneurs to build lasting value with values. Their team was behind the successful growth of KIND Snacks, taking them
Bob Moesta is a founder, innovator and professor. He is a pioneer of the Jobs to Be Done Theory, a framework for making innovation more predictable and successful. With over 25 different methods and tools, he has helped create and launch over 3
Mo is a character, in a good way. He is also a co-founder of V School is a career preparation academy that offers coding and design bootcamps with a focus on practical skills and industry readiness. They have a Responsive Learning model that in
In this episode, we welcome Nicole Jensen, an expert in digital marketing with years of experience at Avalaunch Media. Nicole shares her insights on project management, creative services, social media/PR, and web development. She also talks abo
Saturn Five is a company that helps entrepreneurs launch new businesses from scratch and also helps to purchase existing successful businesses to help them grow even stronger over time. They define their success by the value they generate, the
In this episode, we welcome Tom Satterly, a highly decorated combat veteran who served in the Army for 25 years, including 20 years in the elite Tier One unit, Delta Force. He fought in and was portrayed in the Oscar Winning 2001 film: Black H
Aura Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in technology companies that have the potential to define their industry. The firm was founded in 2009 by Eric Chan and Calvin Ng during the Global Financial Crisis, starting out as a corpora
Tony shares with Jess how his personal experience allowed him to found Chipper as a way to provide transparency, help those who applied for student loans take action and make progress. They also discuss the importance of iteration and finding p
Dingus and Zazzy is an unlimited marketing subscription that clients subscribe to, month-to-month and contract-free, for less than the cost of a full-time employee. Becca shares with Jess how the business grew 1800% in the first year and also h
In this episode, Retired Tier One Special Operations veteran Kyle Lamb is interviewed by Jess and Special Co-Host, Al Buford, who is also a retired Tier One Operator. They talk about leadership, business, charities and life in Special Operation
The word “orphan” probably doesn’t mean what you think it does. Social Impact Consultant Lindsay Hadley addresses how this misconception has turned well-intentioned charity into part of the problem. Everyone has an instinctual need for belongin
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Chris shares lessons learned during 17 years in venture capital, how partnering with portfolio companies accelerated innovation and how he looks at 1500 deals a year and chooses the top 15. Chris and Jess also discuss 3D printed rocket engines,
Mel Torrie Founder & CEO of Automated Solutions (ASI) began his career at NASA, but if that's not impressive enough he went on to found ASI which has built $200 million worth of robots that drive millions of miles a year, haul millions of tons
Navid Alipour is Co-founder and managing partner at Analytics Ventures, a global venture studio providing end to end infrastructure to ideate, plan, form, launch, fund and validate brand new ventures in Artificial Intelligence. To learn more a
Shane Snow joins Jess Larsen and gives the backstory history of his film technology company ShowRunner and how it started his relationship with Scott Greenberg. Scott talks about his hotels and how he includes entertainment to innovate and pro
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Sankaet is the CEO of Synapse, a fin tech company that reached a $1 billion valuation last year. In this episode he and Jess discuss appetite for risk and tech in its renaissance, product market fit, the importance of becoming an expert in your
Gaurav has built 2 companies from 0 to $500 million and invested as an early stage venture capitalist in 20 businesses that went public for over a billion each and 2 others who were acquired privately for over a billion each. He has appeared o
George shares his experience managing a Fund from Chicago that has a portfolio of companies across multiple continents ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Software, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering Services, Investment Banking
After originally co-founding and growing to $100m in annual recurring revenue, Kaz has now rejoined Treasure Data as CEO, together with Hironobu Yoshikawa (Chairman) and Dan Weirich (COO/CFO). On the journey to scale the company to $1b ARR, as
Brendan authored the best selling books One Million Followers: How I Built a Massive Social Audience in 30 Days and Hook Point: How to Stand out in a 3-Second World He most recently developed The Hook Point Guide to Going Viral and talks to Jes
Chip’s entrepreneurial and apparel career began on the West Coast in 1979 as Founder & CEO of Westbeach Snowboarding Ltd. After selling Westbeach in 1997, he founded lululemon athletica inc. in 2018, creating an entirely new category of technic
Jason Turbow is the bestselling author of four books. His most recent, Still Alright, released in June, is a collaborative autobiography of Kenny Loggins.  His other three are They Bled Blue about the LA Dodgers; Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic
Starting her career as an Oakland Raiderette, professional NFL Cheerleader, Anjelah Johnson pursued her dream of acting and became an internet sensation with over 100 million views of her viral video, “Nail Salon” which led to many stand-up, te
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