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About CEO Coach

Everything you need to do business on the web. From funding to finance, setup to staffing, branding to biz-dev, co-hosts Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy have between them, more than 50 years of success in nurturing businesses to become global brands. Gillian co-founded Moz and serves on boards on four continents. Anne was a founding board member of Helium.com and guided numerous Internet start-ups, including Zillow. Together, and with occasional guest experts, they break down the art of small business from the ground up.

Latest Show Episodes & Updates

Securities Law Update with John Myer
Air Date: October 13, 2014

0 Before you raise that first round, listen to our guest Seattle securities lawyer John Myer explain how to stay clear of problems in raising capital — crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and raising capital through accredited investors. Recent changes in the funding ecosystem are requiring new input from regulators, and some of that is not entirely clear […]



Tribal Speak of The Funding World – Part 2
Air Date: October 6, 2014

0 Indeed, the lingo of start-up funding is so extensive that we couldnt fit it into just one episode. Gillian and Anne continue with more real funding world terms every start up CEO needs to know. Voting rights and dilution. Taxes on stock and options, plus taking an 83B election. Plus, options pools, why you […]



Tribal Speak of the Funding World, Part 1
Air Date: September 22, 2014

0 Most industries have their own set of terminology, and the tribal speak  of venture capital and funding has theirs too. Even though you are heads down getting your start up off the ground, if you are looking for money — and who isnt? — you need to know the lingo. Gillian and Anne un-box […]



From the Front: Mergers and Crowdfunding
Air Date: September 15, 2014

0 Guest Alejandro Cremades CEO of Onevest and founder of Rock the Post equity crowd-funding — now merged with OneVest — tells us how to talk to investors, and how to develop effective strategies for raising equity capital. Podcast: Play in new window | Download



How to Prepare for an Analysts Briefing
Air Date: September 8, 2014

1 Guest Rebecca Lieb of Altimeter explains what analysts do and how they can be of benefit to entrepreneurs. Most importantly, she details what every start up needs to know about preparing for that all-important briefing. Podcast: Play in new window | Download



Life inside a Tech Incubator
Air Date: August 25, 2014

0 Tech incubators have served as launch platforms for many startups. Guest Gene Ehrbar directs on at ISITE DEsign on  Portland, Oregon. He explains how the incubator environment serves entrepreneurs and what start ups need to do to get involved. Podcast: Play in new window | Download



Security Issues for Start Ups
Air Date: August 18, 2014

0 Just when you thought it was safe to launch, our guest expert Raj Shah of Palo Alto Networks explains how to protect your company and your IP, including some tips you may find surprising. Podcast: Play in new window | Download



Transparency and Optimizing Communication
Air Date: August 11, 2014

0 Communicating your companys information the right way is critical to efficiency and effectiveness. Gillian and Anne lay out a plan for what to communicate and how for maximum performance. Podcast: Play in new window | Download



What Every Start-up CEO Should Know About Investing
Air Date: August 4, 2014

0 Marie Moore of Moore Group at Morgan Stanley in Dallas tells us what everyone starting a company needs to know about investing  . . . and you don’t need to wait for the Big Cash Out. In fact, you need to start planning from the beginning and build a relationship with a trusted advisor. […]



Forget Personas – Market to Real People and Build Brand Communities
Air Date: July 28, 2014

0 Gillian and Anne discuss how critical it is to market to real people, not just personas. What ways must you find to engage your customers where they are to build your brand community, your essential element for success in21st century marketing. Podcast: Play in new window | Download