The only pod covering the intersection of talent and technology

@Maren Kate has candid conversations with founders, investors, business leaders, and talent professionals in the tech space and beyond. Gain valuable insights into the latest trends in startup culture, hiring, growth strategy, and employee benefits in a radically evolving employment landscape.

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Actionable advice and strong stories to help level up your work

Tianna Johnson
Head of Talent @ Notion

Tianna talks about how to create a holistic hiring process, how to navigate startup based talent ops, and shares her favorite tips and tricks for both talent professionals and candidates.

Atli Thorkelsson
Director of Talent Networks @ Redpoint Ventures

Tianna talks about how to create a holistic hiring process, how to navigate startup based talent ops, and shares her favorite tips and tricks for both talent professionals and candidates.

Malinda Coler
Co-Founder & CEO of LessonsUp

Malinda talks about building communities, connecting companies with diverse talent, and helping job seekers stand out in a competitive job market.

Johnathan Tamblyn
Head of Talent @ Gemini

Hear how Jonathan has developed the talent function at Gemini with a focus on transparency, structure, and attribute and value-based interview methods. He also shares his advice for technical and non-technical professionals wanting to break into the web3 and crypto space.

Ronit Avni
Founder & CEO of Localized

Listen in as Ronit talks about her founder’s journey, her views on remote work & global hiring, and her experiences working with VC firms.

Mike Del Ponte
Co-Founder of Studio HQ

Mike shares his journey to building a robust network and becoming a serial entrepreneur. He advises on the importance of authenticity and purpose in branding for early-stage startups and candidates within a competitive job market.

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What we're talking about

Startups

Founders and investors talk about the challenges, successes, and lessons learned building and growing early-stage companies.

Hiring

Talent professionals share insights into hiring trends and share strategies for hiring, creating a great candidate experience, and more.

Remote-first culture

Business leaders from all levels discuss the pros and cons of remote work and the evolution of remote-first company culture.

Future of Work

Learn more about topics like proof-of-work, decentralized work, and what the employment landscape may look like in a blockchain-native world.