After 13 months of stealth, we are pleased to share our investment in Sumi Network, a decentralized storage solution aiming to provide a more private and reliable storage offering for internet applications.

When one of our LPs connected us to David Rhodus, the CEO and Co-Founder, we knew we had to be a part of his journey and became one of his largest and earliest investors.

As we have seen over the last decade, open-source software usage has exploded due to businesses searching for more open, reliable, and privacy centric offerings of apps. Storage still has the same problems as hosted, proprietary software.

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Today brings us to the final episode in the Executive Hiring Series: the VP of People & Culture.

Satbir Khanuja returns to lead the discussion. He has seen it all when it comes to building and propelling great teams. Join us as he shares insights on how to find a great candidate, and how the paradigm for this role has fundamentally changed in recent years. Sneak preview below!

If you missed prior episodes, be sure to check them out on Spotify, Apple, and the FUSE website. And stay tuned for more Operational Excellence content in the New Year…Lots more to come!

Where to listen?
- Spotify
- Apple
- FUSE Website

Where to read?
- Episode companion writeup

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Next in the Executive Hiring Series is the VP of Marketing role.

In this episode, Satbir Khanuja returns to discuss how the marketing discipline has changed over the years and the key requirements of a modern marketing leader.

Satbir speaks from his own experience as a startup founder, operator, and advisor — as well as from his own time leading Amazon’s global marketing initiatives. Check out the sneak preview below!

Also, be sure to see the companion write-up as well.

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On to the next episode in the Executive Hiring Series!

John Connors is back to lead the discussion on the VP of Finance / CFO position.

John has significant first hand experience with this role and has helped many startups build out their Finance teams. He has worked with and alongside many renowned Finance leaders throughout his career and also personally served as CFO at Microsoft.

Listen in as he unpacks key learnings for how to frame and hire for this role. It is much more far-reaching and complicated than many realize.

Check out the sneak preview below! Also, be sure to see the companion write-up linked as well.

Where to listen?
- Spotify
- Apple
- FUSE Website

Where to read?
- Episode companion writeup

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Congrats to Ryan Soskin, David Tsai and the entire GoodShip team! FUSE is thrilled to be a part of the journey. This company is changing the game for the shippers and freight carriers serving the $800 billion domestic transportation industry.

Middle mile logistics is a historically antiquated industry, with countless disparate systems and many critical workflows living in spreadsheets and email. GoodShip aims to streamline and automate the most time-intensive and inconsistent processes such as contract procurement, carrier scorecarding, shipper benchmarking, and more.

Listen in on an interview with CEO, Ryan Soskin to learn more about the company’s vision and journey so far.

GoodShip is just getting started!

Where to listen 🎙️🎙️🎙️

Where to read: https://www.geekwire.com/2022/another-logistics-startup-emerges-in-seattle-convoy-vets-land-2-4m-to-tackle-trucking-analytics/

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FUSE is a venture capital firm based in the Pacific Northwest that partners with early-stage software entrepreneurs.