Growth Journeys


“Growth Journeys” is a podcast series from TCV, one of the largest growth equity firms, which has been backing private and public technology companies since 1995. Listen to founders, CEOs and other innovators as they unpack the lessons and patterns from their personal and professional journeys in building and scaling high-growth businesses to category leadership.
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Software-Defining the Way to 5G: How a Cellular Networking Player Transformed Its Business (Twice!) -- A conversation with Cradlepoint CEO George Mulhern, TCV Vice President Matt Robinson and TCV Venture Partner Doug Gilstrap

Cellular connectivity today allows for an always-on world, connected by voice, text, apps, and the internet.  In contrast with consumers, businesses have been slow to adopt cellular for primary internet connectivity given cost and reliability concerns. This is changing quickly, however, with continued improvement in both quality and affordability as the world moves to 5G. Cradlepoint is the market-leading innovator helping businesses move from a wired to wireless world utilizing Cradlepoint’s software-defined wireless products to connect people, places, and things with enterprise-class visibility, security, and control. In this podcast, board members Matt Robinson and Doug Gilstrap from TCV explore Cradlepoint’s growth journey with CEO George Mulhern, as he talks through the opportunities, tough decisions, and lessons learned to become the global leader in cellular connectivity for business.