Growth Journeys


“Growth Journeys” is a podcast series from TCV, one of the largest growth equity firms, which has been backing private and public technology companies since 1995. Listen to founders, CEOs and other innovators as they unpack the lessons and patterns from their personal and professional journeys in building and scaling high-growth businesses to category leadership. The statements, views, and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of TCMI, Inc. or its affiliates (“TCV”). TCV has not verified the accuracy of any statements by the speakers and disclaims any responsibility therefor. This interview is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase an interest in any private fund managed or sponsored by TCV or any of the securities of any company discussed. The TCV portfolio companies identified, if any, are not necessarily representative of all TCV investments and no assumption should be made that the investments identified were or will be profitable. For a complete list of TCV investments, please visit For additional important disclaimers, please see “Informational Purposes Only” in the Terms of Use for TCV’s website, available at

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    Selling Success: Secrets of Sales Leadership from Planning and Recruiting to Enduring Customer Satisfaction
  2. 2.
    A Lesson to Remember: How Newsela Transformed K-12 Education with Customized Content That Delights Teachers and Their Students
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    Never Waste a Crisis: How Varsity Tutors Accelerated Product Development to Keep Children Educated During the Pandemic and Beyond
  4. 4.
    Starting from Scratch: Strategies for Success from Netflix and Spotify, for CEOs and CFOs Everywhere
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    New CEO, New Normal, and High Demand for Online Giving – How GoFundMe is Mastering All While Staying True to its Mission
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    Ride to the Mountaintop: How Peloton Re-Invented the Fitness Industry with a Revolutionary Business Model
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    Citizen Safety: How Rave is Transforming Emergency Communication for Business, Education, and Government
  8. 8.
    From Entrepreneur to Investor and Back Again: A Founder’s Journey to Virtual Design Pioneer
  1. 9.
    The Most Important Relationship in Business: Best Practices for Board Directors and the CEOs They Advise
  2. 10.
    Software-Defining the Pathway to 5G: How a Hardware Player in Cellular Networking Transformed Its Business Model (Twice!)
  3. 11.
    Building a Global Platform Out Of New Zealand: A Conversation with Xero Founder Rod Drury and TCV General Partner David Yuan About Building a Category Leader in Accounting Software
  4. 12.
    Strategies for SaaS, Scaling and Cycles: A Conversation with David Yuan, General Partner at TCV, and Harry Stebbings of SaaStr
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    Is the Cloud Safe? Reducing Business Risk While Securing the Advantages – A Conversation with Tim McAdam of TCV and Hitesh Sheth, CEO of Vectra
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    Evolving from SaaS to Marketplace -- Key Lessons for Tech Leaders: A Conversation with Brian Rothenberg of Defy Partners, Former VP & GM at Eventbrite, and John Burke, EVP at TCV
  7. 15.
    Capturing Whitespace and Category Leadership the Zillow Way: A Conversation with Jeremy Wacksman, CMO of Zillow, and Dave Yuan, General Partner at TCV
  8. 16.
    Scaling the Unicorns: Woody Marshall, General Partner at TCV, Shares Lessons From Leading Investments in Airbnb, Spotify and Other Unicorns with “Twenty Minute VC” Host Harry Stebbings
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    Making the Mundane Sexy: How Intuit Turned SMB Bookkeeping and DIY taxes into Massive Business Lines -- A conversation with Daniel Wernikoff, former EVP and GM of Intuit’s small business and consumer tax units, and Tim McAdam, General Partner at TCV
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    Brands with a Purpose: Lessons in the Power of Purpose-Driven Brands from Master Marketer Jonathan Mildenhall, in Conversation with TCV GP David Yuan
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    Scaling a B2B Mobile SaaS Company -- Without Sales Reps: A Conversation with SafetyCulture CEO and Founder Luke Anear and TCV GP Dave Yuan
  12. 20.
    Creating and Nurturing a High-Performance Culture -- Lessons from Netflix for Businesses of All Sizes: A Conversation with Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, and Jay Hoag, General Partner at TCV
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    SaaS in Indianapolis -- The ExactTarget Growth Journey: A Conversation with Scott Dorsey, Former CEO of ExactTarget, and David Yuan, General Partner at TCV

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