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Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

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A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software. Each week thoughtbot's Chad Pytel (CEO) and Lindsey Christensen (CMO) are joined by the people who build and nurture the products we love.

Latest Episodes

Data - Nurse-1-1

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss using data to drive a better customer experience, some of the regulations around data management in healthcare, and advice for health-tech startups. Join us on Sept 24th at 12pm ET for the Your path to digital health startup success, a digital health-tech event! This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Hover: 10% discount on all new purchases! Nurse-1-1 Michael on Twitter Nurse-1-1 on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.Sponsored By:Hover: 10% discount on all new purchasesScout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

55 min4 d ago
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Data - Nurse-1-1

Data

Data drives the world, and so this month we'll be talking about common pitfalls of building a business around data, laying out a tandem roadmap to drive forward both data and product, the importance of insight over raw data, when does it makes sense to reach for machine learning, tooling, and thoughts on the ethics & future legislation of data collection. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! GDPR Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

41 min2 w ago
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Data

Fundraising - Nurse-1-1

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss vetting your investors, his experience with fundraising, maintaining your reputation, his mindset while negotiation with investors, lessons learned while building and funding startups, the importance of establishing a founding team, and involving the team in the fundraising process. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Nurse-1-1 Michael on Twitter Nurse-1-1 on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

50 min3 w ago
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Fundraising - Nurse-1-1

Fundraising - ShearShare

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, to discuss their acceptance into the first cohort of Google for Startups' Black Founders Accelerator, speaking the language of investors, preparing for series A, how they think about an exit, and equity for the team. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! ShearShare Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders Backstage Capital Jaylon Smith Minority Entrepreneurship Institute Capital Fund ShearShare on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: ShearShare.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

71 minAUG 24
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Fundraising - ShearShare

Fundraising - Teikametrics

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing early days of community building online, geography in relation to investors, his history with VC, the importance of relationship building, when & how much money to raise, time investment of a CEO for fundraising, and sharing financials with the team. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! FusionAuth - Use it for free today and get a free t-shirt, or upgrade to their paid editions and get 25% with promo code GIANTROBOTS Teikametrics BigCommerce files to go public Alasdair on LinkedIn Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Teikametrics.Sponsored By:FusionAuth: Use it for free today and get a free t-shirt. Or, upgrade to their paid editions and get 25% with promo code Promo Code: GIANTROBOTSScout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

42 minAUG 17
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Fundraising - Teikametrics

Fundraising

This month we'll be talking about all things fundraising! The discussion covers investors vs bootstrapping, crowd-funding, differences between the various levels of fundraising, accelerators, and the expectations of taking venture capital. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Wistia on Giant Robots Term Sheet Grader- Pillar VC Backstage Capital It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage- Arlan Hamilton Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

33 minAUG 10
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Fundraising

Work-Life Flow - Nurse-1-1

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss figuring out the summer and working from home during Covid and beyond, his approach to feature rollout, pings, & to-dos, as well as keeping the team on a unified path, and his personal motivations to keep going. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Nurse-1-1 Michael on Twitter Nurse-1-1 on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

39 minAUG 3
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Work-Life Flow - Nurse-1-1

Work-Life Flow - ShearShare

Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about the offset schedule of the beauty industry, an unexpected source of inspiration, the importance of a routine, and supporting the betterment of their team & community. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! ShearShare Your First Million Podcast Les Brown Greatness Radio The ShearShare "Concoction" ShearShare on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: ShearShare.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

46 minJUL 27
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Work-Life Flow - ShearShare

Work-Life Flow - Teikametrics

Chad and Lindsey catch up with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, as they head into the second half of the year discussing finding balance (especially when you love your work), examining 'what's our role' to make an impact in responding to national and global events, the importance of exercise in his life, and staying engaged with the product even as one's focus shifts more broadly in the company. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Teikametrics The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business- Patrick M. Lencioni Measure What Matters- John Doerr Alasdair on LinkedIn Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Teikametrics.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

38 minJUL 20
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Work-Life Flow - Teikametrics

Work-Life Flow

Lindsey and Chad discuss work-life flow, both in general and during quarantine, their schedules, hobbies, and methods to preserve personal time like time-boxing, prioritization, and calendar blocking. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! We need to stop striving for work-life balance. Here’s why Calendly AllTrails Dungeons & Dragons Online table.party Pivoting to Antiracism Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

37 minJUL 13
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Work-Life Flow

Latest Episodes

Data - Nurse-1-1

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss using data to drive a better customer experience, some of the regulations around data management in healthcare, and advice for health-tech startups. Join us on Sept 24th at 12pm ET for the Your path to digital health startup success, a digital health-tech event! This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Hover: 10% discount on all new purchases! Nurse-1-1 Michael on Twitter Nurse-1-1 on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.Sponsored By:Hover: 10% discount on all new purchasesScout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

55 min4 d ago
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Data - Nurse-1-1

Data

Data drives the world, and so this month we'll be talking about common pitfalls of building a business around data, laying out a tandem roadmap to drive forward both data and product, the importance of insight over raw data, when does it makes sense to reach for machine learning, tooling, and thoughts on the ethics & future legislation of data collection. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! GDPR Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

41 min2 w ago
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Data

Fundraising - Nurse-1-1

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss vetting your investors, his experience with fundraising, maintaining your reputation, his mindset while negotiation with investors, lessons learned while building and funding startups, the importance of establishing a founding team, and involving the team in the fundraising process. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Nurse-1-1 Michael on Twitter Nurse-1-1 on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

50 min3 w ago
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Fundraising - Nurse-1-1

Fundraising - ShearShare

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, to discuss their acceptance into the first cohort of Google for Startups' Black Founders Accelerator, speaking the language of investors, preparing for series A, how they think about an exit, and equity for the team. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! ShearShare Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders Backstage Capital Jaylon Smith Minority Entrepreneurship Institute Capital Fund ShearShare on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: ShearShare.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

71 minAUG 24
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Fundraising - ShearShare

Fundraising - Teikametrics

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing early days of community building online, geography in relation to investors, his history with VC, the importance of relationship building, when & how much money to raise, time investment of a CEO for fundraising, and sharing financials with the team. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! FusionAuth - Use it for free today and get a free t-shirt, or upgrade to their paid editions and get 25% with promo code GIANTROBOTS Teikametrics BigCommerce files to go public Alasdair on LinkedIn Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Teikametrics.Sponsored By:FusionAuth: Use it for free today and get a free t-shirt. Or, upgrade to their paid editions and get 25% with promo code Promo Code: GIANTROBOTSScout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

42 minAUG 17
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Fundraising - Teikametrics

Fundraising

This month we'll be talking about all things fundraising! The discussion covers investors vs bootstrapping, crowd-funding, differences between the various levels of fundraising, accelerators, and the expectations of taking venture capital. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Wistia on Giant Robots Term Sheet Grader- Pillar VC Backstage Capital It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage- Arlan Hamilton Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

33 minAUG 10
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Fundraising

Work-Life Flow - Nurse-1-1

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss figuring out the summer and working from home during Covid and beyond, his approach to feature rollout, pings, & to-dos, as well as keeping the team on a unified path, and his personal motivations to keep going. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Nurse-1-1 Michael on Twitter Nurse-1-1 on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

39 minAUG 3
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Work-Life Flow - Nurse-1-1

Work-Life Flow - ShearShare

Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about the offset schedule of the beauty industry, an unexpected source of inspiration, the importance of a routine, and supporting the betterment of their team & community. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! ShearShare Your First Million Podcast Les Brown Greatness Radio The ShearShare "Concoction" ShearShare on Instagram Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: ShearShare.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

46 minJUL 27
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Work-Life Flow - ShearShare

Work-Life Flow - Teikametrics

Chad and Lindsey catch up with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, as they head into the second half of the year discussing finding balance (especially when you love your work), examining 'what's our role' to make an impact in responding to national and global events, the importance of exercise in his life, and staying engaged with the product even as one's focus shifts more broadly in the company. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Teikametrics The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business- Patrick M. Lencioni Measure What Matters- John Doerr Alasdair on LinkedIn Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Special Guest: Teikametrics.Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

38 minJUL 20
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Work-Life Flow - Teikametrics

Work-Life Flow

Lindsey and Chad discuss work-life flow, both in general and during quarantine, their schedules, hobbies, and methods to preserve personal time like time-boxing, prioritization, and calendar blocking. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM. Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! We need to stop striving for work-life balance. Here’s why Calendly AllTrails Dungeons & Dragons Online table.party Pivoting to Antiracism Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!Sponsored By:Scout: Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy.Support Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

37 minJUL 13
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Work-Life Flow
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