Hello! Welcome to the monthly review of Code Story. In November, we went LIVE with releasing 1 episode a week! This month, we interviewed Eric Sharp of Degreed, Bernard Worthy of LoanWell, Ben Milne of Dwolla, and Omri Mor of Routable.
Code Story – E11: Eric Sharp, Degreed — codestory.coEric Sharp grew up with a unique background. With vivid memories of growing up in poverty, he recalls being distinctly inspired towards education when his mother went back to school to be a teacher. She instilled in him curiosity and a desire to learn, which made a big difference in changing his life trajectory. Using this passion, he and his co-founders were motivated to build the vision for a SaaS learning platform called Degreed – enabling learners and businesses to build the skills they need for the future.
Code Story – E12: Bernard Worthy, Loan Well — codestory.coBernard Worthy loves to travel the world with his wife, spend time with his family and stay connected with his friends. Born and raised in Atlanta, he is a long time entrepreneur and technologist, spending many years in consulting and startups. Through some research and discovery, he figured out that community lenders were using multiple disconnected systems to accomplish important tasks . He set out to solve this problem – to bring all of these systems under one piece of software to make the loan origination process more efficient. This solution would eventually be called Loan Well.
Code Story – E13: Ben Milne, Dwolla — codestory.coBen Milne grew up in a small town, and has had a pretty normal life. Raising a family, riding a stationary bike and funding startups through selling music gear, he has been in the tech world for a good while. His second startup started as a consumer product that you downloaded to move money between banks… without using credit cards or paying hefty fees. What he discovered was the thing they were best at was payment processing infrastructure… So he changed his business to focus on being a high performing, white label solution for enabling others to process ACH payments – and started phase two of his company, known as Dwolla.
Code Story – E14: Dennis Steele, Podium — codestory.coAlong with being a startup founder, Dennis Steele is a family man and a triathlete. A non-tech grad from BYU, he went through a software development bootcamp – called DevMountain – to enable him with practical dev skills. He took the base knowledge, and he and his co-founder built Podium – a way for businesses to manage their online reputation, through one single platform.
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