December 2, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Keith Frankel - Co-Founder and CEO of Parlor

For the 149th episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Keith Frankel, Co-Founder & CEO of Parlor.

Keith’s professional journey has not been a linear one. It has been the exact opposite. It’s been one that has taken lots of interesting twists and turns. From producing reality television shows to running creative & design for software companies, he has never been afraid to stretch outside of his comfort zone.

Keith and his co-founders are now focused on tackling a problem which surprisingly, hasn’t been solved. Parlor, which recently closed a round of funding led by Bain Capital, is an all-in-one Discovery platform designed to help product teams validate the impact of all the features they're thinking about building, so that you are actually building the stuff that your customers actually want. 

In this episode of our podcast, we cover:

  • Keith’s backstory in terms of how he got to Boston and ended up being the captain of a touring stepping dance squad and brought him to MTV.
  • Why he made the transition to the software industry and how he worked his way into a creative and design leadership role, including his experience at HubSpot.
  • The a-ha moment that led the founding team at Parlor to start the company and the details on how they are solving this problem.
  • The unconventional method that Parlor used to raise funding.
  • And so much more.

We just published the December edition of Career Forward. It has over 100 of the hottest jobs across the Boston tech scene. There are positions listed across all levels of experience and all functional areas like sales, product management, software engineering, and more. Go to to start exploring.

Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.