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Mileage Matters: Episode 5

This week we are encouraged by a company focused on implementing women and minorities in leadership roles, as well as a Netflix show that spurs us to stop waiting around for inspiration and just dive right in.

We also discuss Mark Suster’s survey which found that some of the best management performers in the past decade have been firms developed in new markets outside of Silicon Valley. To counter, we consider that not everyone shares the same excitement and faith in these new markets as we do. We reflect on the crazy things companies do to build their teams in Silicon Valley and the perception challenge of drawing people away from the epicenter to the Midwest.

Other musings include developing applications using services instead of servers and debating whether or not this will allow for more or less creativity, the importance of qualifying your company as a tech based company, and the flip in infrastructure regarding open source software.

Listen in below as we openly discuss the best opportunities of the week. We’ll see you next Friday.


Mileage Matters is recorded live at the start of every Drive Capital Partner meeting. We kick off our week with a discussion of the things that caught our attention over the past seven days. We’re going to begin sharing these musings in the form of a short podcast. Our goal is to give entrepreneurs a glimpse into how we think about the markets we cover (and more). We’d love to hear from you, and learn what’s catching your attention these days too. Let us know what you think on Twitter or drop us a line.

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