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March 26, 2018

The VentureFizz Podcast: Ellen Rubin - Co-Founder & CEO of ClearSky Data

For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Ellen Rubin, Co-Founder & CEO of ClearSky Data.

Ellen is a serial entrepreneur.  She has been a co-founder of three companies and was an early employee at Netezza, a company that went public and was later acquired by IBM for approximately $1.7B.  

ClearSky Data is backed by “A” list investors like General Catalyst, Highland, Polaris, and Akamai.

Ellen is a very active member of the Boston tech scene and she is also a board member at the New England Venture Capital Association.

In this podcast, we cover a ton of great topics like:

  • The Netezza journey from stealth to IPO
  • How CloudSwitch (a prior company) was an early pioneer of cloud computing for enterprise
  • The story behind ClearSky Data

We also surface some great advice for entrepreneurs, like:

  • How to validate your idea in the market
  • How to land your first early adopter customers
  • And lots more!
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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.

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