How to Lead a Startup

by Jordan Paris December 9th, 2020

In episode 11 of Unstack's Zero to a Million, CEO Grant Deken and VP of Sales and Marketing Zach Rego talk with the CEO of Flipside Crypto Dave Balter about how to lead a startup.

Dave Balter is the author of The Humility Imperative, and the original article featured in Inc. by the same name.

Currently, dave is CEO of Flipside Crypto, which provides business intelligence to blockchain organizations.

Previously, Dave was co-founder and CEO of Smarterer, a skills assessment company acquired by Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS) in 2014. Post-acquisition, Dave was Head of Transactions at Pluralsight and served as a Board Observer.

In 2001, Dave founded and was CEO of BzzAgent, a social media marketing company, which was acquired by dunnhumby, a division of Tesco, in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, Dave sat on the Global Executive Team at dunnhumby, where he led all M&A activity and founded and led their investment arm, dunnhumby Ventures.

Dave is Venture Partner Emeritus at Boston Seed Capital; personally, he is an investor or advisor to more than 75 technology organizations. A lifelong fan of the arts, Dave sits on the advisory board at Berklee Music Online, and is Vice Chair for Boston's Boch Center for the Performing Arts.


Connect with Dave on LinkedIn, and listen to the conversation in its entirety on Spotify or Apple today!

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