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A user interview. Except that user is a NYT reporter.

A user interview. Except that user is a NYT reporter.

July 13, 2020

Holly Epstein Ojalvo is a long time media leader, writing and editing for places like USA Today, Quartz, and the New York Times.

 

Unfortunately, she was let go in May, making Holly one of Riveter's potential users. She became an even better user to interview when she wrote her popular NYT Article, How To Manage the Emotional Impact of Getting Laid Off.

 

Enjoy this as a user interview, a pleasant conversation, or a set of advice about how to thrive in unemployment.

 

@heoj

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollyepsteinojalvo/

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/smarter-living/coronavirus-laid-off-career-advice.html

An interview with our first customer

An interview with our first customer

July 9, 2020

You never know where your first customers come from. But when they find you, you hold on tight and take good care of them.

 

One of Riveter's early customers was True Talent Group, the Minneapolis - based recruiting firm. Enjoy this interview with True Talent Group CEO and Founder, Stacey Stratton.

 

http://truetalentgroup.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/true-talent-group

https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceystratton

Testing assumptions. Prepping for Press. Emotions around pivots.

Testing assumptions. Prepping for Press. Emotions around pivots.

June 25, 2020

How we test assumptions. And what it feels like - both good and bad - to do a pivot.

Pivot and go big

Pivot and go big

June 18, 2020

A small pivot. A big ambition. A new hire. 

My best week ever- recruiting as sales, measuring new customers, and personal battles

My best week ever- recruiting as sales, measuring new customers, and personal battles

June 11, 2020

Sharing the story of my week- how to recruit our 4th employee, what we're doing with our newest customer, and some big personal news!

First, Sell to Yourself

First, Sell to Yourself

June 2, 2020

It's a podcast about sales at startups. Except this time, the startup is my own. Let's talk about where to find I found my first customers.

I’m starting my own thing

I’m starting my own thing

May 27, 2020

Two months ago, I founded a company. I'll talk about how I'm approaching sales at this startup- what's going well, what's hard, what works, and what doesn't.

 

This episode is about the early customer research phase, learning about the problem before building a product to solve it. 

Mary D’Onofrio, Sales Lessons from Bessemer & Thoughts on Cloud

Mary D’Onofrio, Sales Lessons from Bessemer & Thoughts on Cloud

April 29, 2020

Mary D'Onofrio joined Bessemer in 2018 to start the firm’s growth investment practice. She primarily focuses on cloud software and developer platforms, with recent investments including LaunchDarkly, HashiCorp, and BigID. Mary also developed Bessemer’s Cash Conversion Score and is one of the key architects behind the BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index (^EMCLOUD), which serves as a benchmark for public cloud companies.

Previously, Mary worked in Equity Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. She holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and graduated cum laude with a politics degree from Princeton University.

 

www.linkedin.com/in/mary-d-onofrio-a125b2154/

@mcadonofrio

Thoughts on COVID: Making opportunity out of turmoil

Thoughts on COVID: Making opportunity out of turmoil

April 18, 2020

A recorded version of a toast I gave at my family's Passover Seder about what we can learn from plagues past, and why we should all strive towards in these difficult times.

Nicole Alvino, Mastering Crises with Learnings From Enron & 2008

Nicole Alvino, Mastering Crises with Learnings From Enron & 2008

April 15, 2020

Nicole Alvino is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of SocialChorus, a company that has raised >47m to build better employee communication and engagement platforms for companies like AT&T, AB Inbev, Dow Chemical, and more.

Nicole started her career at Enron, and founded SocialChorus right before the 2008 market crash, so she's no stranger to dealing with macro challenges and coming out on the other side stronger than ever.

@SocialChorus

http://socialchorus.com/

@nalvino

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolealvino/