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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

Paul Judge

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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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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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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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This episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Apply for DigitalOcean Hatch here.

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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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7. Jeff Ullrich – “It was 1/3 vision, 2/3 luck.”

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Jeff Ullrich is a pioneer in the podcasting world. In 2010, he launched Earwolf, a leading comedy podcast platform that houses the shows of some of your favorite comedians. He later founded Midroll, an advertising platform that monetizes podcasts. This one-stop-shop of companies was acquired in 2015 for more than $50million. Because Jeff was not able to find any investors to believe in his vision early, he owned the majority of the company, thus making him a multi-millionaire seemingly overnight.

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Jeff Ullrich

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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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6. Dawn Dickson – “I bridge the gap between venture capital and everyday people.”

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Dawn Dickson is the founder and CEO of rollable flats, Flat Out of Heels, and high-IQ vending machine hardware and software company Popcom. In 2019 she became the first Black woman to raise $1mil in a Reg CF (security token) crowdfunding offering. She sits down with Arlan to drop bars about charting your own destiny as a founder.

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Dawn Dickson

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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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5. Roberta Lucca – “Money affords you the ability to fail forward.”

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Born in Brazil, Roberta Lucca would go on to study computer science before relocating to England. While there, she started companies—some that worked and some that didn’t —and as you’ll see some that may have just been ahead of their time.
Her break came when she co-founded Bossa Studios, a massively popular, BAFTA-award winning gaming studio that has now generated millions in revenue and raised more than $11m in venture. Today Roberta releases Youtube videos that she hopes will empower women with her special brand of practical, actionable advice!

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Roberta Lucca

Roberta Lucca

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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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4. Sophia Bendz – “I was one of the first 10 employees at Spotify.”

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Named one of the most influential investors in the Nordics, Sophia Bendz is a Swedish angel investor and partner at Atomico. As one of the first employees at Spotify, she helped the company go from product idea to millions of customers within just a few years. Sophia has been a champion of founders, investing in more than 30 as an angel investor, and launched the Angel Programme at Atomico. This episode was recorded in London at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, where Sophia was a featured speaker.

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Sophia Bendz

Sophia Bendz

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This episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Apply for DigitalOcean Hatch here.

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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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3. Liz Fong-Jones – “You *can* be successful as a trans person. I wish there were more of us.”

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Liz Fong-Jones is a Site Reliability Engineer and former high-ranking Google employee who used her talents as a coder and some strategic planning to take her out of a tumultuous early home life, and into the life of a multi-millionaire. Arlan and Liz met up in New York City to speak candidly about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Liz Fong-Jones

Liz Fong-Jones

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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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