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Building The Future Show - Radio / TV / Podcast

AM/FM RADIO/PODCAST & TV SHOW With millions of listeners a month, Building the Future has quickly become one of the fastest rising nationally syndicated programs. With a focus on interviewing startups, entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs, and more, the show showcases individuals who are realizing their dreams and helping to make our world a better place through technology and innovation.


Ep. 566 w/ Matt Johnner President of Participate
Redefining the Landscape with Participate.At Participate, we seamlessly blend the age-old tradition of banking with the dynamic pulse of technology, revolutionizing both syndications and participations in the financial world.We Stand For...Inclusive Banking: From syndications to participations, we equip financial institutions to handle loans of all sizes, broadening their horizons and unlocking unprecedented opportunities.Democratized Lending: Whether it's a sizable syndication or a modest loan, we ensure that every transaction is executed with precision, enabling banks to expand their portfolio without limitations.Digital Prowess: Our platform's real-time, cloud-based capabilities streamline processes, ensuring efficiency without compromising on reliability.Relationships at the Core: In the age of automation, we prioritize human connections, understanding that the essence of banking is rooted in trust and collaboration.Staying Ahead: The financial realm is ever-evolving. Participate ensures institutions remain at the forefront, equipped with cutting-edge tools tailored to their needs.Community Champions: Drawing inspiration from our parent, BankLabs, we're dedicated to fortifying community-driven banking. With Participate, institutions can face modern challenges while upholding their foundational values.Embrace the future of finance with Participate – Where every loan, big or small, gets the spotlight it deserves.
42:43 3/13/24
Ep. 565 w/ Neil Vernon Chief Product and Innovation Officer at GreshamTech
Gresham Technologies plc is a global leader in mission critical software and automation solutions for financial services.Our award-winning software platform helps firms operate efficiently, manage risk, stay compliant, and focus on their customers knowing that their data and digital processes are under control. We’re proven at nearly three hundred organisations worldwide, including many of the world's largest banks, investment managers and corporates.
48:28 3/13/24
Ep. 564 w/ Tony Greenberg CEO of RampRate
I am a socially-conscious connector and innovator, transforming enterprise IT sourcing, high vibrational entities & blockchain - globally. As investor and advisor to more than 20 companies focused on maximizing social impact in healthcare, telecom and emerging markets, I mentor executive teams, build partnerships and go-to-market strategies to turn good ideas into thriving businesses.As CEO of RampRate for 20+years, we have transformed how IT services are bought and sold, saving clients hundreds of millions, improving flexibility, and optimizing supplier relationships for more than 250 top brands such as Microsoft, ATT, eBay, Nike, and Hearst, while ensuring that corporate social responsibility CSR becomes a bigger part of IT decision making. Prior, I held senior executive level positions with market-creating technology and digital media innovators including Raindance and Exodus. 
52:24 2/7/24
Ep. 563 w/ Jaap Mantel VP of Sales & Nim Nadarajah Managing Partner Part 2
Jaap MantelD&M provides Data Classification & Data Management to assist with Governance, Identification, Security, Compliance and more. I manage the expansion and oversight into the North American Market where we work with our Partners to achieve mutual success and value to our customers.D&M provides Data Classification & Data Management to assist with Governance, Identification, Security, Compliance and more. I manage the expansion and oversight into the North American Market where we work with our Partners to achieve mutual success and value to our customers. NadarajahWith a resounding legacy spanning over 27 years within the technology realm, I stand as a seasoned luminary in security and transformation leadership, specializing in fortifying the voyage of Web 2.0 and 3.0 enterprises towards secure and triumphant scaling. As the resolute Managing Partner at CriticalMatrix, I dispense the art of Leadership-as-a-Service (vCISO, vCIO), steering the realms of governance, compliance, and strategic foresight to diverse clientele spanning industries and geographies.
45:51 2/7/24
Ep. 563 w/ Jaap Mantel VP of Sales & Nim Nadarajah Managing Partner Part 1
Jaap MantelD&M provides Data Classification & Data Management to assist with Governance, Identification, Security, Compliance and more. I manage the expansion and oversight into the North American Market where we work with our Partners to achieve mutual success and value to our customers.D&M provides Data Classification & Data Management to assist with Governance, Identification, Security, Compliance and more. I manage the expansion and oversight into the North American Market where we work with our Partners to achieve mutual success and value to our customers. NadarajahWith a resounding legacy spanning over 27 years within the technology realm, I stand as a seasoned luminary in security and transformation leadership, specializing in fortifying the voyage of Web 2.0 and 3.0 enterprises towards secure and triumphant scaling. As the resolute Managing Partner at CriticalMatrix, I dispense the art of Leadership-as-a-Service (vCISO, vCIO), steering the realms of governance, compliance, and strategic foresight to diverse clientele spanning industries and geographies.
50:47 2/7/24
Ep. 562 w/ Sarah Kauss Board Member, Compensation Committee Chair
A consumer products leader who founded S’well and started a reusable bottle movement. Also happen to be a doting mother, former CPA and advisor to the next generation of business innovators. All in on uplifting entrepreneurs, protecting mother nature and experiencing life.
45:28 2/6/24
Ep. 561 w/ Renee Russo Co-Founder at LUDO
LUDO is a next-generation loyalty software that turns passive followers into advocates by capturing the most granular online and offline customer profiles, ultimately driving sales and lower CaC. 
47:42 2/6/24
Ep. 560 w/ Nicole Sodoma Attorney and Managing Principal Sodoma Law
I am the Founder and Managing Principal of Sodoma Law. In addition to my 20+ year practice of family law, I am a parenting coordinator, collaborative attorney, speaker and published author. In 2023, we opened our fifth Sodoma Law location with the goal of continuing to help families across the North Carolina and South Carolina regions. Our firm is known for our commitment to client, community, and each other. Sodoma Law currently has over 30 attorneys working alongside fantastic support staff at each location. We know the process of separation and divorce takes a village. We are fearless advocates for our clients in all areas of Family Law, to include divorce, custody, support, alimony, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.  I am a marriage-loving divorce attorney, mom to three, ex-wife, new wife, business owner, friend to many and trusted advisor to thousands. I believe you are the only one standing in the way of your success. Choice is a powerful tool when used wisely.
45:13 11/11/23
Ep. 559 w/ Michael Cahill CEO Douro Labs
Douro Labs is building oracle tooling, products, and Web3 infrastructure that will expand the Pyth Network’s suite of decentralized data services and enhance access to real-time, once-exclusive market data for all blockchain participants.Join the Pyth mission in unlocking financial data for developers to create fairer, more transparent markets
44:05 11/11/23
Ep. 558 w/ Tom Frazier Eric Co-Founder & CEO & Appelblom Co-Founder & CSCO Redivider Story
We Are Here To Change ThingsThe data center industry faces critical challenges to meet demands over the next 10-20 years including. We addresses all three of these issues by defining the concept of 'energy as impact.'Minimizing Time to Powerto unlock new locations at an entirely new rate compared to traditional facilities Capacity Planning for the escalating demand for processing, latency, storage & securityGlobally-Aligned Sustainabilityincluding considerations for reducing carbon emissions, conserving energy, utilizing renewable energy sources, minimizing water usage, and reducing waste.
45:49 11/11/23
Ep. 557 w/ Hamish Anderson Managing Director Three Piece Marketing
I was born to solve problems. There is something I enjoy about flipping a pain point on its side and figuring out just how to crack the code. It is this approach that lead me to where i am today - Three Piece Marketing. A strategy-lead digital marketing agency. I would go so far as to say, Three Piece Marketing is a revolutionary Marketing Agency. Offering a full suite of creative and development services we do something other agencies can only talk about - Provision of top end marketing at an affordable price point. We are changing what “Where money is no object” means, as we work to produce the marketing campaigns our clients need at a fraction of the costs of other agencies, so you don’t have to pick and choose between what you can produce. We work with clients successfully in the development of offline & online marketing, customer acquisition funnels, site and app development, SEM, social management and content development.
47:45 11/11/23
Ep. 556 w/ Peeblebee Company
Pebblebee is the universal platform for businesses and consumers to Track What Matters Most™. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Pebblebee was founded in 2013 by former Boeing military asset tracking engineers with a quest to create one connected global tracking ecosystem for all to locate and manage their belongings efficiently and securely.
52:31 11/11/23
Ep. 555 w/ Mona Akmal CEO Falkon AI
Falkon CEO and Co-founder Mona Akmal is a product and engineering veteran who builds resourceful, kind, and output-driven teams that create and scale success-enabling products. With a passion for crafting elegant solutions to technically difficult problems, she has grown teams, businesses, and many products at Microsoft, Amperity,, and Zulily. The impact of Mona’s work includes ramping from $0 to $11M in ARR and 15 household brands as happy customers at Amperity; from 10M to 100M students learning computer science on the Code. org platform; and from 1M to 1B docs in the cloud with OneDrive and Office.
47:51 11/8/23
Ep. 554 w/ Andrew Smith Founder at VRRB
VRRB is a startup that is building a new, innovative, computationally lightweight block mining and consensus algorithm known as Proof of Claim. Proof of Claim allows for fast, decentralized, fair validation of transactions and block mining. Due to the lightweight nature of the algorithm, launching and running a node will simply be accessible to anyone with a computer. Proof of Claim is a consensus algorithm that aims to solve many of the issues currently present with both Proof of Work and Proof of Stake.
53:52 7/3/23
Ep. 553 w/ Sri Solur CEO of Kenmore
Kenmore® and Brands represents the wholesale and licensing products and services with our Kenmore® and DieHard® brands, as well as product bundling options with industry leaders.Kenmore® has the spirit, tenacity, and agility of a start-up paired with decades of experience in innovation and trusted product performance only legacy brands can bring. It’s a name customers already know and know they can trust. And its is backed by a robust team of tech-forward, climate-conscious, operationally-excellent everyday Americans ready to change the world.Our mission is to help our customers live more by providing innovative, inspirational and affordable solutions that enhance daily living and promote longevity. We prioritize reliability and quality craftsmanship in every artfully designed product, empowering our customers to live more with confidence.
48:34 7/3/23
Ep. 552 w/ Burhan Fatah Chairman & CEO at Sivoo
Founded in 2000, Sivoo, Inc. was a video streaming pioneer, implementing a content network with on-demand multicultural entertainment over the Internet. Looking forward, with millions of users in over 150 countries, serving telcos and mobile operators globally, Sivoo will offer video and data enabled AI services across their global network, SivooCloud®, including their proprietary video platform providing both ad-supported and subscription streaming of thousands of content hours to connected, enabled devices.
50:32 7/3/23
Ep. 551 w/ Feras Bashnak CEO & Founder at Ferla Bikes
At Ferla Bikes we are changing the reality of Street Vending Business. Our revolutionary & innovative Mobile Electric Coffee Bikes, Cold Brew Bikes, Ice-Cream Bikes, and Promo Bikes are perfect for young entrepreneurs and experienced business moguls who want to grow and expand.
51:47 7/3/23
Ep. 550 w/ Lili Eva Bartha Founder & CEO GN3RA
A symbol for self-expression, GN3RA’s mission is to enable creators to explore and express their virtual identity within the Metaverse, online virtual worlds and games through the power of digital fashion. GN3RA has developed an immersive direct-to-avatar design studio that champions creativity, collaboration and individuality. The possibilities for creation are limitless, with regular drops of new outfits, digital fabrics, virtual effects and cutting-edge features. Players can easily become co-creators by unlocking outfit templates to hyper-personalise, share and trade in-platform and across the Metaverse.
47:13 5/26/23
Ep. 549 w/ Tarun Gupta Partner at Jump Capital
Jump Capital is a thesis-led, sector-focused, and operating-centric venture capital firm specializing in Seed/Series A.Jump invests in data-driven technology companies within the FinTech, B2B SaaS, IT/Data Infrastructure, and Media sectors. With offices in Chicago and New York, Jump provides advocacy and support through a platform of institutional-level resources for entrepreneurs. Learn more at:
49:43 5/26/23
Ep. 548 w/ Patrik Berglund CEO & Co-founder Xeneta
Powered by big data analytics, the Xeneta platform provides unprecedented ocean and air freight rate transparency changing the underlying business processes of the industry, which up until Xeneta's grand entrance, have been suffering from the scarcity of proper business intelligence, market rates and metrics.Xeneta is the leading ocean and air freight price benchmarking and market analytics platform transforming the shipping and logistics industry. Xeneta’s easy-to-use yet powerful reporting and analytic platform provides shippers and freight forwarders the data they need in real time to compare their shipping prices against the world's largest database of contracted rates. Xeneta reports in real time on market average and low/high movements with over 280 million short and long-term contracted rates in its database covering over 160,000 global trade routes. Xeneta helps make informed decisions with actionable intelligence optimizing companies’ freight procurement.We’re enabling smarter decisions based on facts. In the end, it’s all about enlightening the people running the business, and ultimately positively affecting the global economy.
52:53 4/20/23
Ep. 547 w/ Jamie Bianchini Co-Founder & COO at Purpose In Expenses
Purpose In Expenses, or PIE, transforms essential operating expenses into recurring donations to the cause you love with no additional cost to your company. Learn more and request a 15-minute strategy call at
46:54 4/20/23
Ep. 546 w/ Bill Capuzzi CEO Apex
Apex Fintech Solutions is a fintech powerhouse enabling seamless access, frictionless investing, and investor education for all. Apex’s suite of scalable solutions fuel innovation and evolution for hundreds of today’s market leaders, challengers, change makers, and visionaries. The Company’s digital ecosystem creates an environment where clients with big ideas are empowered to change the world. Apex works to ensure its partners succeed on the frontlines of the industry via bespoke custody & clearing, advisory, institutional, digital assets, and SaaS solutions through its Apex Clearing™, Apex Advisor Solutions™, Apex CODA Markets™, Apex Pro™, Apex Crypto™, and Apex Silver™ brands.For more information, visit
55:14 4/20/23
Ep. 545 w/ Ben Peer Founder & CEO at Memory Gardens
At Memory Gardens, we are revolutionizing the way we preserve and share our memories. As the Founder and CEO, I have played a key role in designing, architecting, and leading the development of our platform from the ground up.Our platform, Memory Gardens, offers a unique solution for creating interactive and immersive photo and video albums, utilizing cutting-edge Web3 technology to provide unparalleled security and trust for our users. I have led the development of our platform, overseeing a team of developers and ensuring the successful launch of our product.As a visionary entrepreneur and leader with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, I have a deep understanding of the latest technology trends and how to utilize them to build successful startups. My experience in blockchain technology and my leadership skills have been instrumental in bringing Memory Gardens to life and positioning it for long-term success.Our goal is to give users the ability to share and preserve their memories for generations, and I am confident that Memory Gardens will be the go-to platform for this purpose. I am excited to continue leading the development and growth of Memory Gardens, and I invite you to learn more about our platform and how it can help you preserve your memories for generations to come.
45:21 4/20/23
Ep. 544 w/ Joe Tolzmann CEO at RocketPlan Technologies
RocketPlan is a project management software for property restoration contractors who are plagued with paperwork. RocketPlan digitizes the process so they can save time, have predictable estimates to stakeholders, and a simplified process to submit their insurance claims.
40:39 4/20/23
Ep. 543 w/ Robert Reinhardt video solutions architect, contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine
I specialize in end-to-end video solutions and excel at optimizing production and delivery strategies to improve efficiency and quality. I am as a trusted advisor for tech startups, digital agencies, government institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.✅ My signature highlights are the following:➤ Contributing Editor for Streaming Media Magazine for nearly a decade, writing monthly columns as "The Video Doctor" for the print and online versions of the imprint.➤ Instructor for, Art Center College of Design, Portland State University, Carleton University, and Wieden/Kennedy. Regular speaker and trainer at Streaming Media East and West.➤ Author of best-selling books for Wiley Publishing, Adobe Press, and Macromedia Press.✅ Below are some highlights of my professional experience:➤ What makes me stand out are my solid skills in high production value and end-to-end video processing from image acquisition to compression-storage-distribution-digital rights management (DRM) to PPV systems. ➤ I have a diversity and depth of experience with clients in a broad range of service sectors. I won't say I've seen it all, but I've seen enough to confidently say I can solve almost any problem and deliver customized video streaming experiences that create value for clients by matching business requirements with efficient technical strategy.➤ I am an innovative and creative professional, demonstrating strong organizational and prioritization skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively.✪ My Technical Proficiencies ✪FFmpeg Custom BuildsBento4 SDK IntegrationWowza Streaming Engine Java API module development 2K / 4K Video GearAdobe Creative Cloud Applications VMix / Wirecast / OBS Applications✅ I am looking for new challenges and opportunities to employ my technical skills and experiences at a higher strategic level.☛ If you are interested in learning more about my skillset and experience, please contact me on LinkedIn or email me at
57:35 4/20/23
Ep. 542 w/ Farzad Rashidi Lead Innovator at Respona
Build Backlinks with authorityThe link-building outreach platform built for B2B SaaS and agencies to increase organic traffic from Google.
46:50 4/18/23
Ep. 541 w/ Philipp Zimmerer Core Contributor at SpoolDAO
Your Gateway to Institutional-Grade DeFi.Easy access to diversified, risk-adjusted DeFi yield. For your own portfolios and for your clients.Spool is permissionless and non-custodial middleware that allows banks, fintech, funds, exchanges, custodians, treasuries, and builders to earn DeFi returns in a fully composable manner.By removing the complexity of setting up and managing DeFi portfolios, Spool partners can deploy capital, with a single deposit, in diversified yield-generating strategies, as easy as investing in an ETF.Additionally, Spool allows you to build your own yield strategies and risk models with a few clicks. Portfolios are auto-rebalanced and capital is automatically compounded. Spool minimizes transaction costs, optimizes DeFi yields and brings DeFi risk management to the next level.With Spool, you get the most out of the DeFi market and can offer superior yield opportunities to your client base, as a cost-free white-labeled solution.Yield for the World. Fuel for DeFi.
45:14 4/18/23
Ep. 540 w/ Esther Sperber Owner/Principal Architect at Studio ST Architects
Studio ST Architects is a full-service, woman-owned, architectural firm located in Manhattan. The firm believes in innovative, sustainable and responsible design. They strive to combine leading technologies with evolving environmentally-friendly design and production methods, and apply these tools in creative ways.Esther founded Studio ST Architects in 2003 after working at Pei Partnership Architects for more than five years, during which she had the privilege of working closely with Mr. I. M. Pei. Esther Sperber writes and lectures on architecture and psychoanalysis, two fields of praxis that strive to reduce human distress and widen the range of human experiences. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Lilith Magazine, The Huffington Post, among others. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel she studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa and Columbia University in New York.Studio ST Architects is working on a wide range of projects. The 22,000-sq.-ft. Jones Street multi-family apartment building finished construction in Jersey City. They are working on a number of synagogue renovations, including Ansche Chesed on the Upper West Side in NY and Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob in Skokie, IL. Studio ST Architects completed the renovation of the 14th Street Y in 2010 and plans for the Hudson Yard Synagogue – an 20,000-sq.-ft. $8 million renovation project in Manhattan. The firm has completed many residential projects ranging from high-end apartments to low budget real-estate development, including apartment buildings, duplex combinations, and single-family homes.Studio ST’s work has been published in architectural magazines and monographs in North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2008, Studio ST was selected by Wallpaper* as one of the “World’s 50 Hottest Young Architectural Firms.” The Swell House was selected by Architectural Record as “Best Unbuilt House” for 2008. In July 2009 they were selected for the best 40/40 exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel.
46:16 4/18/23
Ep. 539 w/ Sridhar Ramaswamy Co-founder at Neeva
Neeva is the world’s first ads-free, private subscription search engine powered by AI.Neeva focuses entirely on the consumer, delivering only real, high quality, trustworthy results. Neeva is leading a new AI frontier by leveraging in-house LLMs and refined training models with our full system search stack to bring authentic real-time AI search to everyone. Neeva blocks third-party website trackers, and will never sell or share customer data with anyone, especially advertisers. Neeva also makes it easy to search within personal email accounts, calendars, and cloud storage platforms surfacing the most important information from the same familiar search box. The company was founded by former executives from Google and YouTube. Learn more and start searching today at
52:18 4/12/23
Ep. 538 w/ Scott Miller Author of Media Matters
In the ever-evolving world of content creation, social media, videos, TV and radio shows, podcasts, vlogs and blogs, and search engine optimization, new media expert Scott Miller has established himself as an authority on maximizing media usage and exposure. He’s passionate about teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage media to grow their businesses and increase their reach. In this insightful and impactful book, Scott clears the way for business leaders who are confused by the changing media landscape.
54:03 4/12/23

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