SPOS #703 – Brett Hurt On Entrepreneurship And Starting Up

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Welcome to episode #703 of Six Pixels of Separation.

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #703 – Host: Mitch Joel. He’s an old friend and someone who has experienced a tremendous amount of success in the technology and startup world. While many know his name… most do not. Let’s change that. Brett Hurt is the CEO and co-founder of data.world (of which I am an advisor), a Public Benefit Corporation focused on building the modern catalog for data and analysis as well as the world’s largest collaborative public data catalog. data.world helps you tap into more of your company’s collective brainpower—everyone from data scientists to nontechnical experts—so you can achieve anything with data, faster. Brett is also the co-owner of Hurt Family Investments (HFI), alongside his wife, Debra. HFI are involved in 72 startups and counting, mostly based in Austin. HFI are also invested in 21 VC funds and multiple philanthropic endeavors. Brett founded and led Bazaarvoice as CEO from 2005-2012, through its IPO (it hit over one billion dollars), follow-on offering, and two acquisitions (PowerReviews and Longboard Media). Prior to Bazaarvoice, Brett founded and led Coremetrics, which was rated the #1 Web analytics solution by Forrester Research and, like Bazaarvoice, expanded into a global company and category leader. Coremetrics was acquired by IBM in 2010 for around $300m. A three time winner in the startup and entrepreneurship world, Brett is also the author of the freely available, The Entrepreneur’s Essentials. Enjoy the conversation…

Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #703 – Host: Mitch Joel.

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