12. Paul Judge – “The money I’m spending today is the result of the hard work I put in 15 years ago.”

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Paul Judge is an entrepreneur, inventor and investor who has been based in Atlanta since 1995. He is a co-founder of TechSquare Labs, Pindrop (valued at $600million as of Dec 2018), Luma (acquired 2018), and Purewire (acquired 2009), and former Chief Technology Officer of CipherTrust (acquired 2006). He has invested in over 60 technology startups to date. Paul also briefly worked with IBM and NASA. His companies have gone on to exit for hundreds of millions of dollars cumulatively.

Paul is featured prominently in Fast Company’s September 2019 Atlanta issue.

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Paul Judge

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Bonus episode 8 – “I’m Getting Married”

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Bonus episode 7 – “Office Hours: If a founder did this, I’d run the other way”

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In this bonus episode, I share audio from a recent video Office Hours series the co-working startup The Riveter held in partnership with my investment firm Backstage Capital. I address submitted questions around knowing when to fundraise, and what should send you running when considering an investor.

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton

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11. Justin Kan – “When I first heard that valuation, I fell to my knees and laughed.”

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Justin Kan is the co-founder of Twitch, a live streaming company that was acquired by Amazon for nearly $1 billion in 2014 and is currently used by more than 15 million people daily. He’s a former Y Combinator (startup accelerator) partner, and has invested in dozens of companies as an angel investor. Today he is the founder and CEO of Atrium, a legal startup for the modern age.

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Justin Kan

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton

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Bonus episode 6 – How I conquered 30 years of stage fright in 6 months!

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On this jam-packed bonus episode, I give a step by step account of how I conquered (for the most part) 30 years of stage fright in 6 months. .

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton

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10. Jewel Burks – “I sold my computer-vision company to Amazon for millions.”

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Jewel Burks Solomon is co-founder of Partpic, an Atlanta-based startup that was designed to streamline the purchase of maintenance and repair parts using computer vision technology. After Partpic was acquired by Amazon in 2016, Jewel became an angel investor and advisor to dozens of startups across the country. She is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a graduate of Howard University.

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Jewel Burks Solomon

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton

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Bonus episode 5 – Getting closer to your 1 million goal in 24 hours

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On this bonus episode, I discuss with you a common request I receive, and how you can be closer to your $1 million goal in the next 24 hours by doing something over which you have complete control.

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
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9. Keith Wasserman – “From a $5,000 loan to $1billion in real estate assets.”

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Keith Wasserman is the co-founder of Gelt, a Los Angeles-based investment firm that acquires, manages and re-positions real estate investments. Since 2008, Gelt has acquired over 10,000 units, starting with their first acquisition of 4 units. These properties are worth more than $1 billion collectively.

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Keith Wasserman

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton

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Bonus episode 4 – Being your hella gay self

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Pulling at the thread started in Irma’s episode (#8) of being your authentic self at work—in our case, hella gay—I chat about the decisions I’ve made to be unapologetically me and how that has translated to cold hard cash.

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton

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8. Irma Olguin – “I’m a Latina, and a lesbian, and I raised $27 million for my tech company.”

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Irma Olguin is the CEO and co-founder of Bitwise Industries. She oversees the company’s operations teams, as well as tech-focused training program, Geekwise Academy, and custom software development firm, Shift3 Technologies. In June 2019, Bitwise announced a $27million Series A round of funding, making Irma one of the Latinx startup founders with the largest raises in history. Having trained and inspired thousands of boot camp students, she and her partner Jake Soberal have transformed downtown Fresno and forever changed the city. With their fresh intake of capital, they’re set to take the rest California by storm.

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Irma Olguin

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Producer and Editor: Anna Eichenauer
Senior Producer: Bryan Landers
Additional audio mixing and mastering: Alfred ‘Rook‘ Hamilton
Additional production: Chacho Valadez
Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton

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