75F The Reluctant CEO with Deepinder Singh
On Episode 6 Kevin McArdle, owner of SureSwift Capital and Jac Stark, community manager of Tech.MN welcome Deepinder Signh on The Tech.MN Podcast to talk about space heaters under your desk in the dead of summer, lego masters, and the number three reason employees quit.
Deep shares the story of why 75F was started, the early days, and where the company is going after a raising $18M. A lot of impressive analogies are presented to explain the genius that is 75F. We discuss how the humbling experience of becoming the CEO of a startup venture for the first time vs. being ‘the tech guy.’ We also dive into the concept of comfort as a value proposition.
As Deep takes us through the journey that has been 75F he shares his experiences with finding advisors, investors, PR brought on by startup competitions, and the woes of fundraising. The conversation caps off with 75F’s latest news and why they chose Minnesota.
Every episode we ask our guest to name drop someone doing cool things in the tech community. Deep gives a shout out to power couple Mary and Steve Grove. Mary is a Partner on Rise of the Rest. Steve is the Commissioner of MN DEED. Together they founded Silicon Valley North Stars.
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75F – Learn more about 75F here.
Tech.MN Article – 75F Raises $18M Led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Oil & Gas Climate Initiative
Angel Tax Credit – Deep talks us through how they took advantage of the Angel Tax Credit.