Ep 91: From VC to Operations - Experiential Learning, Imposter Syndrome, and Giving Value with Randall Crowder - COO of PhunWare (NASDAQ: PHUN)

Yoni Kozminski
October 25, 2022
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This week's episode is with Randall Crowder, COO of Phunware (NASDAQ: PHUN). Phunware (NASDAQ: PHUN) is reimagining the way brands engage consumers in a mobile-first world that is quickly becoming mobile-only. They're also the first publicly traded company to issue its own cryptocurrency with PhunToken and PhunCoin as they work to commercialize a truly decentralized data economy.

Randall is passionate about new venture creation and the innovative spirit that fuels entrepreneurs and advances technology. Before getting involved in venture and entrepreneurship, Randall was a Captain in the United States Army and is both Airborne and Ranger qualified. He served over six years active duty and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions during combat operations.

Topics & Timestamps:

00:00 Guest Introduction

02:41 Episode Start

03:41 The buckets of Randall's career journey

06:42 "Well Cadets, you're all going to war"

08:16 Lessons in the army that lead to Entrepreneurship

15:01 Fellowship in Silicon Valley

18:23 Pain of Discipline or Pain of Regret

24:30 The conflict & importance of delegating to be able to scale

27:53 Breaking into Venture Capitals, approaching it and the process towards it

37:33 Wisdom in giving value to people

51:03 Reaching out to Randall

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Episode Transcript

Yoni Kozminski
Founder & CEO - Escala & MultiplyMii

The host of Successful Scales by night and the CEO of Escala & MultiplyMii by day with a burning desire to solve the problems that exist in scaling businesses.