Episode: Brian Watson

2017-07-07T02:10:04+00:00July 2nd, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

Brian Watson is the Director of Partnerships at Visual Supply Company – the makers of the hit photo app VSCO Cam. On this episode, we discuss the Detroit tech scene, Paul Judge quotes, and the need for external validation. […]

Episode: Richard Kerby

2017-07-07T02:09:35+00:00June 25th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

Richard Kerby joined Venrock in 2012. He focuses primarily on identifying and evaluating early-stage investments. Prior to joining Venrock, Richard was an Associate at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), where he focused primarily on identifying and evaluating later-stage investments. While at IVP, Richard worked with IVP portfolio companies such as Dropbox, Klout, Twitter, Shazam, Sugar, and Yext. Prior to joining IVP, Richard worked in the Investment Banking Division of [...]

Episode: Dwayne Reeves

2017-07-07T02:09:13+00:00June 12th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

Dwayne Reeves is a software engineer at Facebook. He’s a computer science graduate from MIT. On this episode, we discuss Christian Hip Hop, his journey to Facebook, and imposter syndrome. […]

Episode: Ashley Nelson-Hornstein

2017-07-07T02:08:08+00:00June 4th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

Ashley Nelson-Hornstein is an iOS developer at Dropbox. She fell in love with the iOS platform at Apple, and later developed a passion for crafting intuitive user interfaces as a lead at a news startup named Circa. Since joining Dropbox, Ashley has worked to make the app more accessible and also implemented state restoration. She lives and works in San Francisco, and tries really hard not to let [...]

Episode: Frederick Hutson

2017-07-07T02:07:58+00:00May 29th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

Frederick Hutson is the CEO of Pigeonly, a technology company that builds solutions driven products for those who need it most, underserved communities. A born entrepreneur, he launched and sold his first business at the age of 19. His desire to attain the American dream on his terms took him down the wrong path and at 23, he was indicted for distributing over 3,000 kg of marijuana. It [...]

Episode: Aston Motes

2017-07-07T02:07:44+00:00May 21st, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

Aston Motes was employee #1 at the unicorn startup, Dropbox. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science from MIT, and he’s a drummer for They Fight Bears. In this episode, we talk a lot about his upbringing and what drew him to software engineering, Black music, and competition. […]

Episode: Grant Oladipo

2017-07-07T02:06:56+00:00May 14th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

Grant is the mobile lead at Medium, the online publishing and distribution platform founder by former Twitter CEO and co-founder Evan Williams. Much like a few of my other guests, he’s a computer science major from MIT. We discuss his favorite music, his responsibilities at the fast-growing Medium, and the unglamorous startup life. […]

Episode: Baratunde Thurston

2017-07-07T02:06:38+00:00May 8th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

From Baratunde.com: Baratunde Thurston is a supervising producer at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. There, he oversees digital expansion and contributes to the overall comedy goodness of that American treasure. A New York Times best-selling author, activist, comedian, and entrepreneur, Baratunde has an uncanny ability to crack the shell of any uncomfortable topic through a personal, accessible, and intelligent point of view. With an [...]

Episode: Kathryn Finney

2017-07-07T02:05:58+00:00March 5th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

In 2013, Kathryn received the Champion of Change Award from the White House for her work increasing inclusion in the tech industry. She’s also received the New York Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award, SXSW Black Innovator Award, The Grio 100 and Ebony Power 100 List of the Most Influential African Americans, and the Black Enterprise “40 under 40” list. From 2012-2014, she’s served as Editor-At-Large at BlogHer, [...]

Episode: Paul Judge

2017-07-07T02:05:37+00:00March 5th, 2015|OF10PODCAST|

This was an incredible interview for me as I got a chance to talk in-depth with one of my heroes in technology, Paul Judge, Ph.D. Paul lives in Atlanta, a city I love and lived in for two years while I was following interests in the music business, and he is the ultimate tech entrepreneur, inventor, investor, and engineer. He has founded several companies that grew and resulted [...]

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