Great podcast from Numbers & Narrative on Lowell Putnam the Co-founder and CEO of our portfolio company, Quovo. In the podcast Lowell explains how and why he created Quovo.
Numbers & Narrative is a longform, interview-based podcast with data analysts who tell good stories, and great storytellers who love numbers.
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/a/f/2/af2674d2bfb789c9/Putnam_Final.mp3?c_id=8663076&expiration=1429891715&hwt=5bc959e0394fab1d11b5271fc89fdaca Summary: How to build a data science startup for investment data Interview Timeline – Introduction to Quovo and basic terminology – (08:00) What gave birth to Quovo after the crisis? – (16:50) How Quovo uses data and could use other types of data – (21:10) Security – (23:01) How Putnam got interested in numbers – (26:15) Putnam as a self-taught developer and managing Quovo – (37:30) Communicating with investors – overconfidence – (38:40) Startups, disruptors, and big business – (40:30) Reflections on the current economy and predictions for the future – (47:10) Where has your peer group moved? – (50:15) Hiring, recruiting, and retaining