Most people you know are barely fully autonomous, what makes you think cars are anywhere close? This industry is so new, so dynamic and so clever, even our heavy hitter guests can’t agree on how things will develop. The premier episode of Growth Stage brings Noam Barden and Eric Paley into the octagon to help enlighten us on just how much is a play with the next generation of transportation. First episode jitters? With an opener like this…psssshh.
OPERATOR Noam Bardin | CEO, Waze
Noam Bardin has served as CEO of Waze since March 2009, building the company to become one of the world's most talked-about startups through its acquisition by Google in June 2013. Noam continues to lead the global Waze team within Google to help Wazers around the world enjoy faster, safer drives.
Hailed as one of Business Insider's 100 Stars of Silicon Valley, Noam previously co-founded Deltathree inc., a leading international VoIP service provider, where he worked in senior leadership for 10 years in a variety of positions including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and VP of Operations. Prior to Deltathree, Noam served as CEO of Intercast Networks. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Hebrew University and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
INVESTOR Eric Paley | General Partner, Founder Collective
GP, Founder Collective
Eric Paley is a Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund.
Eric led Founder Collective's investments into numerous companies including
Uber, Cruise Automation, Makerbot, FormLabs, Bookbub, Integral Ad Science,
and The TradeDesk (Nasdaq: TTD).
Previously, Eric founded Brontes Technologies, a 3D imaging company, which was acquired in 2006 by 3M. In 2016 and 2017, Eric was named to the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists. Eric has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and is a frequent contributor to Techcrunch.
Click here to download a full transcript of Episode 1 with Noam and Eric and check back soon, a full web transcript is on it's way!