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Episode 106: Disrupting Dental Insurance

When you think of insurance, customer service excellence and innovation might not come to mind. Now though, a new generation of insurtech companies is changing this. In this episode of the Georgian Impact podcast, Jon Prial is joined by Alex Frommeyer, CEO of Beam Dental. Beam is creating a winning ...

Episode 105: You Will Be Breached

You’re always faced with trade-offs. Cleaning up technical debt or adding new features. Hiring more sales reps or investing in customer success. You have to make these decisions. But what about security? Threats are constantly evolving and solutions are too. Is it ever worth the trade-off? In thi ...

Episode 104: Understanding Quantum Computing and its Use Cases

Quantum computing will revolutionize your approach to a whole array of business problems. But it won’t solve everything single-handedly. Your task as CEO is to know where quantum will make a difference and make sure you’re ahead of your competition. In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcas ...

Episode 103: A Wall Street We Can All Trust

When Brad Katsuyama was working on Wall Street, he saw that the stock exchanges were giving an unfair advantage to high-frequency traders that was costing his clients – pension funds, mutual funds and hedge funds. Worse still, the exchanges were making huge profits from selling this advantage. Hi ...

Novel vs. Good Enough: Focus on Results, Not the Technology

There is an undeniable allure to adopting cutting-edge technology. Here at Georgian, we are big fans of new technologies because they offer very real competitive advantages when applied appropriately. That certainly doesn’t mean you should adopt new technologies blindly. So what is the best way t ...

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How IEX Built the World’s Most Trusted Stock Exchange

IEX Group is a fintech company on a mission to combat inequities in markets and industries beyond, using a combination of innovative technology and radical thinking. Georgian Partners’ recent investment IEX is our first in a company that has been built from the ground up to be trust-first. While ...

Episode 102: Even with AI, Great is the Enemy of Good Enough with Adam Drake

We’re all tempted by the newest, shiniest technology when looking for a solution to a problem. But often the best results come from proven techniques, so it’s wise to find a fast, pragmatic solution to your problem, whatever the technology. How do you know what’s the right choice for your bus ...

Canada’s Venture Capitalists: A Gender Gap

Female Funders, a program within the venture capital company Highline BETA, with offices in both Canada and the United States, has produced a new Women in Venture report, which works with data gathered from more than 300 VC firms and corporate venture arms in both countries “to try to paintRead Mo ...

Episode 101: A Conversation on Trust with Alex Manea

Alex Manea joined our team as Chief Security and Privacy Officer last year to lead our trust thesis and its adoption. In this episode, Jon Prial and Alex have a wide-ranging chat covering risk, privacy, different types of security attacks and how to protect your business. They also discuss how a bu ...