Ok, I'll admit it. I have a problem. I'm a podcasthead, a podcastphile, a podcast addict.
On my way to and from work each day, I fill my brain with sage lessons from tech visionaries like James Dyson on NPR's "How I Built This," Reid Hastings on "Masters of Scale," and Arianna Huffington on "The Tim Ferriss Show." But while it's fun and exciting
The Early Stage Podcast is devoted to interviewing top entrepreneurs at the Seed and Series A stages of their startups. This project is a deep dive into the initial challenges and breakthroughs driven innovators endure as they build their MVP, launch, raise funding, grow their teams, and find product-market fit.
Early Stage is hosted by John Valentine, Manager of Technology Identification and Communications at Thales, a worldwide leader in aerospace, space, defense, transportation, and security. A two-time Founder and early employee at venture-backed mobile payments startup LevelUp, John has deep experience launching new products, building systems, and scaling. In his current role, John embraces the opportunity to support hundreds of high-growth startups each year in much the same way as the innovation ecosystem helped him.