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Venture Scaler

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Hi, we’re Sasha and Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re g… read more

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Startup Leader Interview: Tom Spengler PrimeGov Exec Chairman

In this interview with Tom Spengler, Executive Chairman at PrimeGov, we’re talking about how to scale your startup... Tom is PrimeGov’s, Executive Chairman. He has over 20 years of domain experience as the Co-founder and former CEO of Granicus from 1999 to 2015. Tom is passionate about improving government through technology and has helped bring several marketing leadings products to market over the past 20 years. Tom also sits on the Board of Directors for a number of technology companies including Propylon and Ascendify.

Bio: https://www.primegov.com/tom-spengler

Key talking points:

  1. Best decision their team made after their series A
  2. What to focus on 12-18 mo after raising capital OR when scaling quickly
  3. How the CEO role changes through business growth
  4. Talking through Tom's favorite stages of growth
  5. How to build a recruiting culture and the questions to find the right talent
  6. What to consider when designing compensation and diversity philosophies
  7. When to hire key executives/leaders and which executives to hire
  8. The biggest differences between company building in AZ and SF
  9. #1 piece of advice for company builders


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ABOUT VENTURE SCALER: 

👋 Hi, we’re Sasha & Jake - and this is Venture Scaler. On the show, we’re talking all things growth as it pertains to people ops and operations. Sasha is “People” (3x Head of People at VC-backed companies) and Jake is “Ops” (3x Ops/Growth Leader at VC-backed companies, Ex-Uber), and together we’re going to tell you all of our best tips on how to grow your business for things like hiring, onboarding, org planning, managing growth, scaling and MORE, if you can believe it!  

If you’re a founder, CEO or people leader, we’re going to be giving you actionable advice in areas where people tend to get stuck. So if you’re like, “Okay, we just raised a round… now what??” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty so you know exactly what to do to grow and scale your teams and your business.  

Venture Scaler: Helping founders write the playbook to scale their startup.  

Sponsored by, Trainual.

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