May 5, 2014
Tech in Boston Podcast - Ben Jabbawy, Privy

Tech In Boston is a podcast where I interview people doing interesting things in the Boston tech & startup community.  We discuss topics like building a company, recruiting, fundraising, product, marketing and more, with the goal of sharing their story and the things they’ve learned along the way.  We're excited to bring this content to you through VentureFizz!  We'll be featuring a new podcast every Tuesday, so keep an eye out!

My first guest is Ben Jabbawy, the Founder & CEO of Privy, a venture backed startup located in Boston’s Leather District.  Full disclosure - I'm part of the business develompent team at Privy, so hopefully I don't mess up my first podcast... as that would have some major negative implications for my career moving forward (ha!).

In this first episode, Ben talks about:

*  Growing a team and the importance of making the right hiring decisions.
*  Privy’s time at MassChallenge and later getting accepted to 500 Startups and spending time out in San Francisco - and why they decided to bring the company back to Boston. 
*  How he’s able to balance family life
*  Advice for those that think they want to join an early stage startup: would you invest your own money in the company?


Dave Gerhardt is the Founder of the Tech in Boston podcast and he is also the Head of Accounts at Privy.  You can follow Dave (@davegerhardt) on Twitter by clicking here.