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37 EpisodesProduced by Elaine ZelbyWebsite

From scrap metal to timber, estate planning to freight pooling, this show is a meandering exploration of just how sexy unsexy industries can be. Host Elaine Zelby, investor at SignalFire and eternally curious human being uncovers the stories of niche and esoteric markets understanding the history an… read more

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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Alek Vernitsky - Co-Founder and CEO, Portside

September 29th, 2022

31:36

In this episode, I speak with Alek Vernitsky, Co-founder and CEO of Portside, a next generation financial management platform for private aviation. We discuss how large the private aviation space actually is, who owns …

Dan Josebachvili - Founder & CEO, Silvertree

September 16th, 2022

34:44

In this episode, I speak with Dan Josebachvili, Founder and CEO of Silvertree, a wearable wellness device for active adults. We discuss his …

Melissa Kwan - Founder & CEO, eWebinar

September 1st, 2022

29:12

In this episode, I speak with Melissa Kwan, Founder and CEO of eWebinar, a platform Helping companies scale demos, lead gen, and customer success by automating webinars with videos. We discuss why webinars still work …

Sheridan Clayborne - Co-founder, Lendtable

August 25th, 2022

34:52

In this episode, I speak with Sheridan Clayborne, Co-founder of Lendtable, a company that provides cash advances so employees can take advantage of employer benefits. We discuss his life growing up with entrepreneur …

Garrett McCurrach, Co-founder and CEO, Pipedream Labs

August 18th, 2022

43:46

In this episode, I speak with Garrett McCurrach, Co-founder and CEO of Pipedream Labs, a company building a network of underground tubes that offers near-instantaneous delivery of objects to and from homes and …

Jeremy Hermanns - Co-founder & CEO, Dockworks

August 11th, 2022

41:10

In this episode I speak with Jeremy Hermanns, Co-founder and CEO of Dockworks, a cloud-based dockside solution that helps simplify and automate …

Rob Forsythe - Co-Founder and CEO, Milk Moovement

August 4th, 2022

32:44

In this episode, I speak with Rob Forsythe, Co-Founder and CEO of Milk Moovement, a company focused on getting the right milk to the right place at the right time. They build cloud software to provide actionable …

Joyce Zhang - Co-founder and CEO, Alariss

July 14th, 2022

33:18

In this episode, I speak with Joyce Zhang, Co-founder and CEO of Alariss, a premier Global Expansion Marketplace, connecting international high-tech companies with top local sales, business development, and general …

Rob Wurth - Founder and CEO, Lift AI

July 7th, 2022

48:07

In this episode, I speak with Rob Wurth, Founder and CEO of Lift AI, a company that is bringing the world’s elevators online. We discuss Rob's experience growing up in the elevator business, tons of fun tidbits about …

Gavin Nachbar - Co-founder, Column Tax

June 28th, 2022

35:09

In this episode, I speak with Gavin Nachbar, Co-founder of Column Tax, a company whose mission is to democratize access to tax and finance advice to …

Ralf Schonherr - Co-Founder, Neatleaf

June 16th, 2022

32:18

In this episode, I speak with Ralf Schonherr, Co-Founder of Neatleaf, a first-of-its-kind robotic platform for indoor and greenhouse cultivation …

Yaniv Altshuler - MIT Research Fellow & Co-Founder, Metha.ai

June 2nd, 2022

39:05

In this episode, I speak with Dr Yaniv Altshuler, 20+ year AI research veteran who has been serving as a Research Fellow at MIT Media Lab, has …

John McElhone - Co-founder and CEO, CropSafe

May 19th, 2022

31:33

In this episode I speak with John McElhone, Co-Founder and CEO of CropSafe, a company that is bringing affordable, reliable and accessible crop analytics and prediction models to farmers across the world. We discuss his …

Adam Lawrence - Co-Founder & CEO, Boom & Bucket

May 12th, 2022

28:13

In this episode, I speak with Adam Lawrence, co-founder and CEO of Boom & Bucket, a marketplace that is transforming how $300B of heavy equipment gets traded every year. We discuss how heavy equipment is bought and …

Roxanne Petraeus, Co-founder and CEO, Ethena

May 3rd, 2022

34:37

In this episode, I interview Roxanne Petraeus, Co-founder and CEO of Ethena, a modern compliance training platform with informative, cringe-free content delivered through innovative methods, that actually works. We …

Sam Tyagi - Founder and CEO, KlearNow

April 28th, 2022

33:36

In this episode, I speak with Sam Tyagi, founder and CEO of KlearNow, Interview with Sam Tyagi, founder and CEO of KlearNow, a company transforming B2B supply chains with their smart Logistics-as-a-Service platform …

Brian Nolan - Co-Founder and CEO, BookOutdoors

April 21st, 2022

26:14

In this episode, I interview Brian Nolan, Co-founder and CEO of BookOutdoors, a company whose mission is to reimagine and transform how people travel …

Dallas Hogensen - Co-founder and CEO, Felux

April 12th, 2022

30:45

In this episode, I speak with Dallas Hogensen, the co-founder and CEO of Felux, a B2B marketplace for steel and aluminum solving commerce & …

Jesse Solomon - Co-founder, Mickey

May 12th, 2021

31:11

In this episode I speak with Jesse Solomon, the Co-founder of Mickey, a B2B commodities marketplace that manages supply, freight bookings, and …

Lejjy Gafour - Co-founder and CEO, Future Fields

May 7th, 2021

25:58

In this episode, I speak with Lejjy Gafour, Co-founder and CEO of Future Fields, a company creating the future of food by developing custom custom …

Tyler Ellison - Founder and CEO, ChemDirect

April 6th, 2021

28:08

In this episode I speak with Tyler Ellison, the Founder and CEO of ChemDirect, a digital marketplace for the chemical industry connecting hundreds of thousands of products from vetted and reputable manufacturers with …

Cliff Fetner - Founder and CEO, Soil Connect

March 24th, 2021

31:33

In this episode we go down the rabbit hole of dirt! I speak with Cliff Fetner, the Founder and CEO of Soil Connect, a digital marketplace that …

Alex Naoumidis - Co-founder and CEO, Mindset Health

March 11th, 2021

29:08

In this episode, I speak with Alex Naoumidis, Co-founder and CEO of Mindset Health, a company building mobile hypnotherapy programs to help people with chronic conditions manage and improve their health, without drugs …

Tim Henry - Co-founder and CEO, Haul

February 26th, 2021

28:31

In this episode, I speak with Tim Henry, Co-founder and CEO of Haul, a platform that allows truck drivers to find flexible CDL jobs without owning …

Jordan Taylor - Co-founder and Head of Product, SESO

January 27th, 2021

34:51

In this episode, I speak with Jordan Taylor, Co-founder and Head of Product at SESO, a company building a better labor marketplace for agriculture. …

Kevin Gibbon - Co-founder & CEO, Airhouse

January 15th, 2021

42:57

I speak with Kevin Gibbon, Co-founder and CEO of Airhouse, a modern, all-in-one e-commere operations platform that helps direct-to-consumer companies get orders from their factory to your front door. Kevin is no newbie …

Chris Herd - Founder and CEO, Firstbase

December 22nd, 2020

29:33

In this episode I discuss all things future of remote work with Chris Herd, the Founder and CEO of Firstbase. We discuss why remote work is here to stay and what benefits employees and companies get from enabling their …

Stephen Greenwood - Founder and CEO, Ballast VR

December 9th, 2020

40:26

Who doesn't love a water park? Now imagine you're going down the water slide but with a VR headset on! That is what Stephen Greenwood, the CEO and Founder of Ballast VR is creating with his first-of-its-kind virtual …

Matteo Francheschetti - Founder and CEO, Eight Sleep

November 23rd, 2020

28:57

In this episode, Matteo Francheschetti, Founder and CEO of Eight goes deep into the world of sleep. We discuss how he got obsessed with fitness, …

Eran Ben-Shmuel - Founder and CEO, Juganu

November 11th, 2020

30:18

In this episode, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Founder and CEO of Juganu sheds some light on light! Juganu is revolutionizing the world through light and we …

Rema Matevosyan - Founder and CEO, Near Space Labs

November 3rd, 2020

30:38

In this episode, I speak with Rema Matevosyan, Founder and CEO of Near Space Labs. Her company provides timely wide-scale imagery from the stratosphere at down-to-earth prices. Essentially they send high-tech balloons …

Yi Chao - Founder and CEO, Seatrec

October 21st, 2020

31:57

In this episode, Yi Chao, founder and CEO of Seatrec and one of the most fascinating humans I've ever met discusses his journey from theoretical physics to deep sea exploration. A self-proclaimed armchair oceanographer, …

Dr. Casey Means - Co-Founder, Levels Health

October 6th, 2020

45:19

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Casey Means, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Level's Health and Stanford educated physician who spent 4 …

Cody Barbo - Founder and CEO, Trust & Will

September 3rd, 2020

34:45

In this episode, Cody Barbo, the Founder and CEO of Trust & Will walks through the history and nuances of estate planning. This often overlooked industry is incredibly important for wealth preservation, avoiding …

Jenny He - Founder and CEO, Ergeon

August 27th, 2020

33:39

In this episode, Jenny He, the Founder and CEO of Ergeon explains all things outside-the-home construction. Having grown up in a family of civil engineers next to one of the largest construction site in the world, she's …

Oren Zaslansky - Founder and CEO of Flock Freight

August 2nd, 2020

50:33

In this episode, Oren Zaslansky, the Founder and CEO of Flock Freight explains all things logistics. He discusses all of the steps involved in …

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