Founder Real Talk

From GGV, this is Founder Real Talk, where we get real about the challenges that founders and startup executives face, and how they’ve grown from tough experiences. Hosted by Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner at GGV Capital.


Episode 52 - Thierry Schellenbach, Co-founder & CEO of Stream, on Scaling Fast in a Remote Environment
Thierry Schellenbach is the Co-founder and CEO of Stream, a scalable API platform that’s growing rapidly. After the acquisition of his previous company, Fashiolista, Thierry set out to help create a scalable API for chat and activity feeds that can keep up with company growth. Thierry founded Stream in 2014 in his home country of […]
Episode 51 - Dev Ittycheria, President & CEO of MongoDB, on Making The Changes That Build Credibility
Dev Ittycheria is the President and CEO of MongoDB, the maker of the world’s most popular general purpose database. Built on open source, MongoDB has had an enviable run since its 2017 IPO. Dev joined MongoDB in 2014 and has steered the company through some of its highest-growth years. Before taking the helm of MongoDB, […]
Episode 50 - Daniel Schreiber, Co-founder & CEO of Lemonade, on Creating A Vision That Others Can Adopt
Daniel Schreiber is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lemonade, the AI-powered insurance company with a commitment to making a positive social impact, that has risen to the top of the industry in less than five years. Founded in 2015, Daniel and his Co-founder, Shai Wininger set out to change the way we use insurance and […]
Episode 49 - Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy: "Every Job I've Had Was A Job No One Wanted"
This is a crossover episode between Founder Real Talk and Evolving for the Next Billion and is co-hosted by GGV Managing Partners, Glenn Solomon and Hans Tung. Josh Silverman has been the CEO of Etsy since 2017. Etsy is an innovative online marketplace that connects millions of creative sellers and buyers around the world. Etsy’s […]
Episode 48 - Israel Series Part 5: Oren Kaniel, Co-founder & CEO of AppsFlyer, on Investing in Customer-Obsession and Yourself
The Founder Real Talk Israeli Entrepreneur Series is back with a fifth episode. These episodes are dedicated to getting to know Israeli founders and their companies. Known as Startup Nation, Israel creates more companies per capita than any other country, with one startup for every 1,400 people. Read more about GGV’s commitment to funding and supporting the […]