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What It's Like Having Tom Brady as Your Boss

Episode #135 of The VentureFizz Podcast features John Burns, CEO of TB12... yes... that TB12 - the company founded by Tom Brady & Alex Guerrero.  We all know how the GOAT continues to perform at an elite level in the NFL... so, what if all of us could benefit from the same training and nutritional regimen?  Well, that is the goal of TB12 with its performance and recovery centers, digital experiences, and innovative products.  The company recently opened a new location on Boylston Street in Boston.

John Burns' career has been focused on investing and helping to build consumer companies like Lululemon, Spartan Races, Oath Craft Pizza, EverybodyFights, and others.  It was John's own personal experience at TB12 that helped him recover from a hockey injury which was the catalyst for his involvement in the company.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics:  What it’s like having Tom Brady as your boss; A discussion about the trend of professional athletes who are becoming entrepreneurs or investors; John’s background story and the details behind his investments in the consumer industry; How Tom Brady got connected with Alex Guerrero and how TB12 got its start; Lots of details on TB12 and its future plans; Great advice on building a consumer brand from the ground up and more!!!  Click here to listen:

CxO Briefing: ezCater CEO & Co-Founder Stefania Mallett
It's been a year since I interviewed Stefania Mallett, CEO & Co-Founder of ezCater, for The VentureFizz Podcast... so, I was excited to interview her for our CxO Briefing video series.  In this discussion, we get an update on the company in terms of their growth over the past year, plans ahead, hiring, culture, and more!  Click the image below to watch.  ezCater is hiring!

WE BOS (Women Entrepreneurs Boston) provides the skill-building opportunities, technical help, and networks to help women entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.  WE BOS Week 2019 is taking place this week, so there are lots and lots of great events scheduled.  Click here for the full schedule.

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LogMeIn announced the next major launch for its GoTo portfolio of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) products with a completely new experience for GoToMeeting.  LogMeIn is hiring!

Shoobx Drive 2019, on Nov 12, will open the startup fundraising black box and introduce you to a better way of raising capital. Get tickets or request a free founder pass at  Shoobx is hiring!

Maria Manrique, Chief Financial Officer at O'Reilly, was featured for our Lead(H)er Series.  Click here to read her story.

Salsify announced it has acquired Baltimore-based B2X Partners, a global B2B e-commerce consultancy for brand manufacturers. 

JRNI announced the launch of Adaptable Journeys, a powerful new addition to its platform to help customers increase highly personalized bookings.  JRNI is hiring!

Kyruus was named to the 2019 CB Insights Digital Health 150 List of the most innovative digital health startups.

Bullhorn announced that it has acquired Erecruit, a provider of applicant tracking and pay and bill solutions and a leader in candidate experience for the staffing and recruitment industry.  Bullhorn is hiring!

InsightSquared has acquired Olono, a leader in sales activity management.  InsightSquared is hiring!

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Last week's Engineering Spotlight featured DUST Identity.  We connected with several members of DUST Identity's team to get an inside look at the company's technology, various projects, and the team's culture.  DUST Identity is hiring!

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Y Combinator released a list of the top YC companies by valuation.  Two of the companies are based in Boston, including one in the top 10.  Click here to view the full list. 

MassTLC is hosting their 4th annual NewCo Boston Festival on October 17.  NewCo takes you inside the offices of the world’s most inspiring organizations.  Click here to register.  

Zoho is hosting a free, educational seminar on how you can run your entire business online! Join them on October 24th in Boston to learn how you can enhance your business' productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and amp up growth with one cloud-based platform.  Click here to register.  

Coming soon - Top Rep Boston's annual Boston Sales Summit is taking place on November 7.  Click here for details.

Join Boston New Technology and Boston AI Network on October 16 for AI Talks: Intro to AI & Machine Learning with Charis Loveland, Co-Founder, ML Assist; and How iFlip is Disrupting Wall Street Investing with Randy Tate, CEO & Co-founder at iFlip.

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