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.
The statements, views, and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of TCMI, Inc. or its affiliates (“TCV”). TCV has not verified the accuracy of any statements by the speakers and disclaims any responsibility therefor. This interview is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase an interest in any private fund managed or sponsored by TCV or any of the securities of any company discussed. The TCV portfolio companies identified, if any, are not necessarily representative of all TCV investments and no assumption should be made that the investments identified were or will be profitable. For a complete list of TCV investments, please visit For additional important disclaimers, please see “Informational Purposes Only” in the Terms of Use for TCV’s website, available at RSS Feed URL

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Title: Never Waste a Crisis: How Varsity Tutors Accelerated Product Development to Keep Children Educated During the Pandemic and Beyond -- A conversation with Heidi Robinson, CPO of Varsity Tutors, and Beth Knuppel, Principal at TCV for Portfolio Operations

Citizen Safety: How Rave is Transforming Emergency Communication for Business, Education, and Government -- A conversation with Todd Piett, CEO of Rave Mobile Safety, and Kapil Venkatachalam, General Partner at TCV

June 22nd, 2020

Todd Piett joined a start-up called Rave Wireless to lead marketing and, on his way to becoming CEO in 2017, helped the company pivot from higher education… Go to Episode

From Entrepreneur to Investor and Back Again: A Founder’s Journey to Virtual Design Pioneer -- A conversation with Shanna Tellerman, Founder and CEO of Modsy, and Tina Hoang-To, Executive Vice President at TCV

February 25th, 2020

Shanna Tellerman is a two-time Founder and CEO. Her current company, Modsy, is a virtual interior design service that provides 3D photorealistic renderings… Go to Episode

The Most Important Relationship in Business: Best Practices for Board Directors and the CEOs They Advise

January 25th, 2020

A conversation with TCV’s Beth Knuppel and Tayloe Stansbury about how effective board members work together and with their CEOs to build trust and increase… Go to Episode

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

December 16th, 2019

Cellular connectivity today allows for an always-on world, connected by voice, text, apps, and the internet.  In contrast with consumers, businesses… Go to Episode