Built in Seattle with Adam Schoenfeld

By Adam Schoenfeld

Interviews with Seattle's top entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders. Hear how they think, how they operate, and how they're building in Seattle. Hosted by Adam Schoenfeld.

  1. 1.
    Jessica Eggert (Founder & CEO at LegUp) on redefining success, creating a category, and saying yes
    35:17
  2. 2.
    Gordon Hempton (Co-Founder & CEO at Spot.xyz) founder lessons from Outreach to Spot, establishing culture, and remote work
    35:08
  3. 3.
    Laura Clise (Founder & CEO at Intentionalist) on building partnerships, managing change, and lessons from small business owners
    46:31
  4. 4.
    Katie Curnutte (Founding Partner at KMG, Former SVP at Zillow) on data-driven PR, patience, and startup marketing
    40:56
  5. 5.
    Dave Rigotti (Inflection CEO & Co-Founder) on the path from marketer to founder, managing energy, and asking the right questions
    33:44
  6. 6.
    Omri Mor (Routable Co-Founder & CEO) on customer discovery, fundraising, and avoiding assumptions
    35:29
  7. 7.
    Robert Wahbe (Highspot CEO & Co-Founder) on category definition, listening harder, and thinking from first principles
    46:09
  8. 8.
    Rebekah Bastian (OwnTrail CEO & Co-Founder) on opening to possibility, assessing risk, and blazing your own trail
    39:28
  1. 9.
    Nick Martin (Joe Coffee CEO & Co-Founder) on avoiding sameness, overcoming anxiety, and connecting with the work
    34:04
  2. 10.
    Michael Lagoni (Stackline CEO) on profitable growth, living on the frontlines, building trust, and thinking in bets
    37:39
  3. 11.
    Heather Redman (Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Flying Fish) on the psychology of investing, the power of community, and lessons in diversity, equity, and inclusion
    38:26
  4. 12.
    Howard Behar (former Starbucks President) on servant leadership and building Starbucks from startup to icon
    44:31
  5. 13.
    NBA legend Detlef Schrempf on winning cultures, lifelong learning, and giving back
    41:07
  6. 14.
    James Coyle (RealSelf CEO) on taking risks, mentors, transitioning from Amazon to startups, and learning to listen
    42:23
  7. 15.
    Peter Hamilton (former TUNE CEO) on profitable growth, team vs family, and his path from CMO to CEO and $80M ARR
    46:16
  8. 16.
    Maria Colacurcio (Syndio CEO, Smartsheet Co-Founder) on category creation, leadership lessons from parenting, skills over experience, and the power of focus
    44:03
  9. 17.
    [Cross-Post] Me on Revenue Diaries with Kyle Lacy - habits, ice cream, tidiness, and managing stress
    19:33
  10. 18.
    Elissa Fink (Board Director, Former Tableau CMO) thinking in bets, teams that last, and building brand
    40:03
  11. 19.
    Grant Goodale (Convoy co-founder & CTO) on facing complexity, thinking bigger, and innovating deliberately.
    41:54
  12. 20.
    Themes, Thanksgiving, and what's next
    18:46
  13. 21.
    Galen Ward (Founder, Former CEO at Estately) profitable growth, getting acquired, and finding the next idea
    39:10
  14. 22.
    Kristen Hamilton (2x founder, SVP at Guild) on the value of inquiry, overcoming fear, and honesty in the struggle
    33:29
  15. 23.
    Joe Heitzeberg (Crowd Cow CEO) on picking the right idea, validating with strangers, and scaling a marketplace
    41:45
  16. 24.
    Juliana Stancampiano (Oxygen CEO) on the turnaround, sales hiring, publishing her book, and managing energy
    38:58
  17. 25.
    Kelly Breslin Wright (Board Director, Former Tableau EVP) on making values work, the missionary sale, and what really matters
    46:21
  18. 26.
    Kirby Winfield (Ascend VC) on shifting mindset, investing in founders, and finding love in the game
    39:52
  19. 27.
    Matt McIlwain (Madrona) on lessons from 20 years of VC investing, traits of top entrepreneurs, and building a bigger pie
    45:37
  20. 28.
    Yadhu Gopalan (Esper CEO) on changing strategy, following passion, and the builder's mindset
    43:38
  21. 29.
    Sidney James (Inyore Founder) on discrimination in hiring, rethinking feedback, and early stage user research
    44:08
  22. 30.
    Vetri Vellore (Ally.io CEO) on context over control, betting on human potential, and finding an uncommon insight
    40:32
  23. 31.
    Leslie Feinzaig (Female Founders Alliance CEO) on the business of FFA, finding market fit, and authenticity as an advantage
    39:43
  24. 32.
    Craig Unger (Hyperproof CEO) on how to bring rigor to startup founding, market selection, and hiring
    41:54
  25. 33.
    Liz Pearce (Fresh Chalk CEO) on how to avoid unhealthy comparison, leading as a connector, and building trust with co-founders
    33:32
  26. 34.
    Prem Kumar (Humanly.io CEO) on fundraising during COVID, standing out with honesty, culture as a product
    40:30
  27. 35.
    Ambika Singh (Armoire CEO) on pitching friends, building a dream closet, and learning from others
    48:24
  28. 36.
    Aaron Bird (Bizible CEO) inside the acquisition - how Bizible sold to Marketo
    50:20
  29. 37.
    Emily Carrion (Rubica CMO) on startup marketing, beginners mind, and how to talk to customers
    45:01
  30. 38.
    Matt Oppenheimer (Remitly CEO) on finding things that piss you off, willful ignorance, taking the road less traveled, and COVID-19
    42:00
  31. 39.
    Dan Shapiro, 5x founder, on how Glowforge and Robot Turtles set crowdfunding records, contrarian segmentation, and following curiosity
    52:13
  32. 40.
    Julie Sandler (PSL) on how humanity & mental health are driving business decisions in this crisis
    39:48
  33. 41.
    Aviel Ginzburg on navigating early stage companies during the COVID-19 pandemic
    38:16
  34. 42.
    Sara Itucas on serving immigrants and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic
    25:39
  35. 43.
    Michel Feaster on running toward fear, 7-figure deals, and category creation at Usermind & Apptio
    43:04
  36. 44.
    Joe Davy on bootstrapping Banzai to a multimillion-dollar, 50-employee business
    43:54
  37. 45.
    Sandi Lin on how Skilljar raised $16.5M with her car breaking down on Sand Hill Road
    33:33
  38. 46.
    Glenn Kelman on humility & leadership in Redfin's 14-year journey
    39:38
  39. 47.
    Daniela Luzi Tudor on solving the $440B substance abuse problem that she experienced first-hand
    49:43
  40. 48.
    Manny Medina on how Outreach.io pivoted from near death to a $1B+ unicorn
    45:09

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