Story in a Bottle

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Have a drink with us as we hear the strange & varied life journeys of the most fascinating people in tech.

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Have a drink with us as we hear the strange & varied life journeys of the most fascinating people in tech.
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🇬🇧 English
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2019-05-02 06:07
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2019-05-01 15:00
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Leah Finnegan

Leah Finnegan’s journalism journey reads like the resume of someone decades in, which makes what she’s accomplished even more impressive. She first discovered her passion for journalism while working on the newspaper at the University of Texas and parl...
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Adam Levin

Adam Levin has lead five different lives or at least had five different careers. From consumer protector to politician to real estate investor to digital entrepreneur to best selling author. And there’s even more beyond that. Over glasses of Laphroaig ...
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Nicole Wilke

Growing up on the Hawaiian island of Kauai may not seem like a place where technology takes the forefront, but for Nicole Wilke it was a ubiquitous part of her life. Taking her lifelong education around design and computer science with her from the isl...
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Nicholas Carlson

When Nick Carlson started at Business Insider, he was a young reporter coming off stints at Gawker Media and Internet News, putting his faith in a fledgling media startup. Today, he’s the Global Editor-in-Chief of BI and oversees 250 plus reporters and...
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Taylor Lorenz

The genre of political and social journalism has spawned a plethora of new voices over the past few years and Taylor Lorenz has emerged as a notable voice, most recently as a staff writer for The Atlantic. Her origin story starts in New York City, wher...
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Taylor Lorenz

The genre of political and social journalism has spawned a plethora of new voices over the past few years and Taylor Lorenz has emerged as a notable voice, most recently as a staff writer for The Atlantic. Her origin story starts in New York City, wher...
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Hamish McKenzie

From a young age in New Zealand, Hamish McKenzie always had a passion for writing and he knew he was pretty good at it! He pursued an English degree and eventually earned a graduate degree in journalism. Hamish went on to be a reporter and wrote for Pa...
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Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and was always a big fish in a little pond. After earning a degree in English from Notre Dame, she began a career in finance, a path she quickly realized was not her destiny. And it was the Gawker Media ru...
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Lucas Arzola

Lucas Arzola is a man with many different titles. He is an entrepreneur, educator and innovation ecosystem builder. Originally from Puerto Rico, Lucas ventured to University of California, Davis for college and wound up staying to coordinate strategic ...
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Beth Schoenfeldt & Megan Hannum

Beth Schoenfeldt and Megan Hannum are experts at understanding the needs of startups. As business partners, they compliment each other with Beth running the operations side of their company, FundedBuy, and Megan handling the networking. Together they a...
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Dave Malouf

Dave Malouf is a man who comes from many different career paths, but the one course he has stayed on through and through is the almighty Internet. He originally graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology, but he soon discovered he loved s...
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Glynnis MacNicol

At her core, Glynnis MacNicol has always known writing was her passion. She still remembers her first journal from when she was only 6 years old. Glynnis has translated that fierce need for independence into her role as the co-founder of TheLi.st, a wo...
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Ross Asdourian

Ross Asdourian spends his day to day solving problems. According to him, that is one of the main qualities that makes a great producer. From starting as a freelance producer after college, to getting his first big break as the NBC News Creative Digital...
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Stephanie Vaughan

Every choice you make in life can be a calculated decision. For Stephanie Vaughan, that is the way she let her career evolve. She was originally in the United States Marine Corp after attending the Naval Academy where she studied quantitative economics...
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Zach Mack

Zach Mack’s original dream of working in the world of media has finally come to fruition, but not in the way he expected. Zach moved to New York right after he graduated college, in hopes of becoming a writer and even though he did have gigs at places ...
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Melody Koh

When you start your career in a complicated industry and are able to realize how much experience you don’t have in order to do it well, that’s admirable. To actually gather that knowledge and then come back is exemplary; that is exactly what Melody Koh...
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Chris Maddern

When Chris Maddern discovered his passion for technology, he knew he was hooked. His addiction to it lead to a career that started with pioneering the early days of app development with his company AppLaunch, but quickly lead to a passion that has perm...
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Melanie Cristol

Melanie Cristol has always let her passions drive her career. Those passions led her to become a lawyer and, now, to become an entrepreneur. As a founder, she’s launched her most personal product yet: Lorals. Lorals are lingerie worn during oral sex, f...
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Andrew Fleming

We all have a lost feeling after college life, even astrophysicists! Andrew Fleming originally went to Michigan Tech for physics and then took it one level higher to study astrophysics at Columbia University in New York. He realized before he was offic...
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Courtney Boyd Myers

Courtney Boyd Myers has always been a multitasking mover. She was born in Connecticut and grew up playing in multiple sports at one time, and in a family that moved around a lot. Both of those qualities has molded her into the person she is today. Cour...
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Courtney Boyd Myers

Courtney Boyd Myers has always been a multitasking mover. She was born in Connecticut and grew up playing in multiple sports at one time, and in a family that moved around a lot. Both of those qualities has molded her into the person she is today. Cour...
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Daniel Kibblesmith

Daniel Kibblesmith grew up loving comedy and always found himself gravitating towards writing, but it took him awhile to realize he was actually writing comedy as a career. Starting off his career in Chicago after college, Daniel worked for Groupon as ...
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Daniel Kibblesmith

Daniel Kibblesmith grew up loving comedy and always found himself gravitating towards writing, but it took him awhile to realize he was actually writing comedy as a career. Starting off his career in Chicago after college, Daniel worked for Groupon as ...
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Cheryl Wischhover

The challenge of totally changing your career path after dedicating years to one industry is immense in and of itself. But to do it due to the emotional toll the first one took on you is at another level. Cheryl Wischhover started off her career as a p...
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John Knefel

“Politics” should be John Knefel’s middle name. Growing up in Iowa, a swing state, he understood the political world at a very young age, and that has stuck with him to today. At age 35, he has used his passion for politics as a through line through th...
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Caitlin Thompson

Tennis has always been a passion for Caitlin Thompson, and now she is able to hone in on that passion with her own magazine, Racquet. From a young age, she knew being on the tennis court and telling stories were two things that just came natural to her...
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Ilir Sela

Growing up in the Albanian community of New York, Ilir Sela was poised to continue the age-old tradition of owning and operating a local pizza shop. But simply following suit was not enough, and, as he grew and advanced in his technical skills, Ilir be...
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Kate Gardiner

It goes without saying that the more connected we’ve become – the world, and the events reported around it, have changed; with information traveling the fastest it ever has, the role of storytellers has evolved and there’s nothing that stands in the wa...
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9.11.2017

Michael Ceveris

It’s safe to say that while the entertainment industry is so ingrained in our daily lives, it’s inner workings and the lives of those in it are elusive to most. Over drinks at Fool’s Gold, Michael Ceveris gave us a glimpse behind the scenes including a...
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3.11.2017

Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright began her career – with a passion and innate skill for writing – and during a time when content on the web was hitting critical mass, allowing personality and perspective to shine through unlike any time before. She boasts experience wi...
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13.10.2017

Ben Hill

Ben Hill was a student not unlike many others; getting into school and choosing a path that seemed to make sense and not questioning why. It’d only make sense that when he graduated from Pitt with a degree in Communications he was left wondering what t...
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5.10.2017

Kristen Hawley: Part Two

When Kristen Hawley set out to create her newsletter, Chefs + Tech, she had years of publishing and tech experience under her belt (spending time at Hearst, Pop Sugar, and Twitter in her early days). As such, as a founder, she always dreamt C+T would b...
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25.09.2017

Anthony Batt

Anthony Batt, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of VR company Wevr, obviously spends much of his time thinking about future innovations. However, it’s this curiosity that has been a driving force through much of his life and career – leading to...
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18.09.2017

Christina Heller

Christina Heller is the Chief Development Officer of VR Playhouse, a creative production studio based in LA which is dedicated to creating great content for virtual reality experiences; a company she co-founded in 2014. It’s an industry she’s found by ...
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8.09.2017

Ben Jackson

Ben Jackson has made a career in tech from figuring things out on his own. He got an early start with technology – tinkering around and teaching himself different coding languages – which lead to a series of IT jobs and the rest is history. Over beers ...
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24.08.2017

Adi Levanon

As VC who invests in early stage companies – Adi Levanon of Symmetrical Ventures embraces the opportunity to help grow companies from the ground up. In fact, growing up in Silicon Valley with visionary-type parents, she was poised from an early age to ...
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16.08.2017

Alexander Reyna

Alexander Reyna is the Creative Director, Games and VR at MLB Advanced Media – whose primary role is to help bring to life the most innovative ways to put baseball content into the hands of its passionate fans. It’s a role that suits him well, as it in...
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9.08.2017

Emily White

Emily White is the co-founder of Dreamfuel and Whitesmith Entertainment, two companies helping musicians and athletes achieve their goals. However, she began her professional career as a competitive swimmer. Born into a family of athletes, it only made...
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2.08.2017

Phillip Bowden

Phillip Bowden has spent over the last decade entrenched in the world of tech; arguably the most evolutionary period in the industry’s history. What’s more, he’s experienced its growth from several key vantage points. From his earliest experience with ...
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26.07.2017

Jess Brown

When Jess Brown got her start with computers she spent her time designing for fun and trolling chat rooms online – seemingly a world away from a career in the then fledgling user experience industry. In fact, it was her love of math and the practical a...
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19.07.2017

Khayyam Wakil

Khayyam Wakil boasts a career with an unbelieveable trajectory – all thanks his ability to identify and capitalize on trends. From Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, he rose to Twitter fame in the early 2000s, but what he didn’t know at the time was that...
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12.07.2017

Bianca Bosker

Bianca Bosker is a journalist and nonfiction author whose body of work truly runs the gamut; from bowling to covering tech for HuffPo and spending a decade plus becoming an expert in Chinese “duplitecture” and beyond – it’s a career that appears to hav...
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6.07.2017

Preston Pesek

In the startup community – from founders to investors to customers and employees – the first question that should be asked is “does this product solve a real problem?” Enter Preston Pesek, the founder of Spacious, a coworking company that aims to answe...
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28.06.2017

Beth Newell & Sarah Pappalardo

Often times in our increasingly divided and contentious society, for better or worse, comedy is the only and best way to actually be heard. It’s something that Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, co-founders of Reductress.com, know first hand. Dubbed the...
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21.06.2017

Sutian Dong

Sutian Dong, Partner at Female Founders Fund has spent much of her career in the Venture space – getting her start in Business School at NYU Stern and early experience at First Mark Capital thereafter. However, it’s a path that was not always so clearl...
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15.06.2017

Jacob Lewis

Jacob Lewis spent much of his early career in publishing – at the helm of the New Yorker and Conde Nast – during one of the most transitional times in the industry’s history. It was a vantage point that revealed a bird’s eye view of evolving processes ...
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7.06.2017

Brad Lauster

With the major growth of the tech industry it’s never been easier to become a specialist; from hardware to software, design and development, bootcamps and formal degrees there are no shortage of avenues to take to lead you into your career. This is muc...
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10.05.2017

Jo Piazza

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist and writer – known for her approach to covering the behind the scenes perspectives of the world’s most taboo or inaccessible topics. From fiction to non- she’s explored a lot of unchartered territory; the world ...
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3.05.2017

Bart Mroz

As the tech industry has evolved there is one thing that has separated those who have been successful from those who were not – and that is their adaptability to change. This is a quality that Bart Mroz, CEO of SUMO Heavy Industries, has exuded nearly ...
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26.04.2017

Sehreen Noor Ali

At the height of the information age, emphasis on education is also at an all-time high and conversations about the best approach and paths to success are in abundance. Sehreen Noor Ali, VP, Business Development at Kaplan, not only confronts this from ...
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