June 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26176.mp3 [caption id="attachment_8795" align="alignright" width="150"] Jon Soberg[/caption] Jon Soberg - Co-founder and General Partner, Expansive Ventures - Highlight Here Jon Soberg is the Co-founder and General Partner at Expansive Ventures, a new global early stage venture fund. Their goal is to bring Silicon Valley investment to the world. He specializes in financial technologies, enterprise software, and global markets, and has been an active investor, having led a large portion of the investments over the past 4 years at Blumberg. Jon is a board member for 22 companies and an observer for another 13 across 5 continents. Some of his investments include Addepar, Any.DO, Coverhound, Credorax, Kreditech, Cyvera, Trulioo, FeeX, Fundbox, Paymill, Cambrian Genomics, Vaurum Labs and SocietyOne. Most coolly, he has participated in several exits including Hootsuite (made 52 times investment), an IPO exit at Adforce, and Cyvera ($200MM valuation in 18 months). He Lectures at Wharton where he is a Palmer Scholar. Don't get a much better guest than this!      David Goldenberg - CoFounder of Lyricle and Wall Street Journal Columnist - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_8797" align="alignright" width="150"] David Goldenberg[/caption] David Goldenberg saw an opportunity to change trivia and built a really cool business out of it. Instead of writing tons of questions, he built a program to search huge databases and automatically create questions using technology. His first game is a music lyric challenge that's in bars and serves up more 30 million impressions each month! The company creates customized pop culture trivia games, but with a twist. It doesn't just ask a question; it asks for all the movies Kevin Bacon starred in from 1989, in order.  They're releasing multi-player Android and iOS apps soon. David also writes a weekly column called Statshot for the Wall Street Journal. He also serves as an editor for Gelf Magazine.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26175.mp3 Trevor Doerksen - CEO and Founder, Mobovivo - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_8802" align="alignright" width="150"] Trevor Doerksen[/caption] Trevor Doerksen is so cool he has his own Wikpedia page! Trevor set out to change the way TV operates, and he soon settles on the second screen as his way of changing the game. His company, Mobovivo, ‘gamifies’ TV viewing and makes it interactive. Deloitte, PWC, and TechRev selected the company as one of Top 10 Tech companies to watch. And Mobovivo was named to the Top 10 TV Disrupter list by MIPTV. Prior to starting Mobovivo, Trevor produced snowboarding films and a national science television series. He did graduate studies into content repurposing, wrote a chapter for a widely published textbook, was awarded entrepreneur of the year, and was featured in New York Times. Mobovivo's customers include every big name in content, and you can play along with the World Cup right now.      [caption id="attachment_8805" align="alignright" width="150"] Wendy Capland[/caption] Wendy Capland - Owner of Vision Quest Consulting Corporate Training, Team Facilitation, Author & Speaker - Highlights Here Wendy Capland has built one of the most successful coaching firms we have seen. Vision Quest Consulting has 45 employees and has helped Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs develop their leadership talent and grow their business enterprises. Her team helps individuals attain their personal best through Executive Coaching, Corporate Training, Team Facilitation, and personal development programs. Wendy is very active in women's issues and speaks at conferences around the US. She recently shared the stage with Hillary Clinton. Her new book, Your Next Bold Move for Women, will help (even men!) learn to take bold steps towards your goals. As she says, your thoughts are your actions! Great stuff!         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26160.mp3 [caption id="attachment_7133" align="alignright" width="200"] Beate Chelette[/caption] Beate Chelette - CEO at Chelette Enterprises, Inc.  - Highlight Here Beate Chelette has been a long time friend of the show. Beate was an editor of the German Elle magazine, and then sold a business to Bill Gates. Today she is with us to introduce us to the Myers Briggs personality assessment tool. Entrepreneurs need to know their areas of weakness, and this assessment will show you what you are good at, and what you need to work on. If you have never taken the assessment before, this show is a must listen for you! As mentioned in the audio, here is the link to the Beate's site and the Myers Briggs assessment in case anyone of your listeners wants to take it.            ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26149.mp3 Ryan Turner - Founder & CEO at Unsukay Community of Businesses (Muss & Turner's, Local Three, Common Quarter) - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_8808" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Turner[/caption] Ryan Turner is founding partner of the Unsukay Community of Businesses. He opened Muss & Turner's in February of 2005, Local Three in late 2010, Eleanor’s in 2012 and in October 2013 launched Common Quarter. In 2011, Ryan and his partners won Restaurateurs of the Year from the Georgia Restaurant Association. His foundation, The Giving Kitchen Initiative, serves those in the restaurant community facing hardship and crisis. He was recently named the 2014 Business Person of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC).        [caption id="attachment_7245" align="alignright" width="168"] Sean Mabey[/caption] Sean Mabey - Director of Small Business Strategy and Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank   Sean Mabey has been a frequent and great guest. He is the Director of Small Business Strategy at Wells Fargo and wakes up everyday 'always thinking about small business.' Today, Sean is with us to talk about the new $100 billion set aside by Wells Fargo for small businesses. And he talks about the Wells Fargo $25,000 Small Business contest, with a deadline soon. Apply now!!   Redskin's Trademark Wars We normally avoid politics around here like the plague! Just tell us what the rules are and entrepreneurs will play the game. We just want to know the rules. And it seems like the rules were changed last week when the US Patent and Trademark Office revoked the Redskin's Football team trademark. We have two repeat guests with us to shed some light on the story, a politics expert and a lawyer. Alan Butler is the Founder of our home network, The Liberty Express Radio Network, and hosts Butler on Business every weekday morning. Vincent Russo was on the show a week ago to talk about the Georgia crowd funding exemption law, a law he wrote himself.        ...