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Private Equity Value Creation Podcast

Get behind-the-scenes access to the minds shaping the world of Private Equity and hear captivating stories about transactions and investments. Learn about the innovative approaches leading investors, operators, advisors and bankers employ to drive sustainable growth and create enterprise value.

Whether you're looking to enhance your investment acumen, grow your PE-backed business, or simply stay informed about the latest trends in private equity, this podcast is your gateway to 
the intricate art of value creation.

Featuring guests from companies including:


Ep.28: Mark Buffington of BIP Capital

What Makes a Startup Ready for Investment

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Ep.29: Anna Talerico of Corporate Finance Institute

How to Find the Right Human Capital for Bootstrapped Companies

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Ep.30: Chip Baird of GreyLion Capital

Optimizing Companies With the LIFT Strategy

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Ep.25: Dan Cremons of Accelera Partners

Winning the First 100 Days After an Investment

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Ep.26: Matthew Stevens of Stevens.VC

Helping Early Stage Companies to Professionalize and Add Value

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Ep.27: Adam Solomon of Thoma Bravo

How to Identify and Scale High-Quality Software Companies

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Episode 22: Ripan Kadakia of ZMC

How to Be of Service to Your Portfolio Companies

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Ep.23: Joanna Arras of Baird Capital

How To Succeed in the Current Venture Market

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Ep.24: Chirag Shah of Wavecrest Growth Partners

How to Increase Enterprise Value with
Organic Growth Levers

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Ep.19: Narbe Alexandrian of Define Capital

An Essential Guide to the Capital Stack and Choosing Investors

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Ep.20: Kevin Mosley of Jurassic Capital

How to Use SaaS Benchmarks to Build a Better Business

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Ep.21: Dirk Sahlmer of

A Long-Term Approach to Profitable SaaS Company Growth

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Ep.16: Lauren Bonner of MBM Capital

The¬†Value of Steady Growth in a ‚ÄėUnicorn or Bust‚Äô VC Environment

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Ep.17: Legal, Tax and Accounting Panel

Essential Guide To Preparing for a Successful Founder Exit

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Ep.18: Highlights From the 2023 Season

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Ep.13: Krista Morgan of Stage Fund

How Companies Can Rebound By Refocusing on Profitability

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Ep.14: Andrew Pierno of XO Capital

How to Leverage the Opportunity in Micro SaaS Investments

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Ep.15: Sunil Grover of True Blue Partners

How to Help Companies Grow With a Corporate Finance Perspective

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Ep.10: Allen Duan of B Capital Group

5 Pillars of Value Creation for Minority Investors

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Ep.11: Cody Lee of Summit Partners

What You Need to Know About Marketing in Portcos

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Ep.12: Justin Johnson of Camber Partners

Maximizing Returns of PLG Software Investments

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Ep.7: Vinny Prajka of JMI Equity

How to Use ICPs and Segmentation as a Foundation for Scale

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Ep.8: George Rossolatos of CBGF

How to Build Sustainable Growth with a Long Term Investment Approach

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Ep.9: Matt Gallagher of Hg Capital

How to Increase Sales Efficiency with Data and Strategy

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Ep.4: Zane Tarence of Founders Advisors

What Makes a Business Investment-Grade  

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Ep.5: Mariza Warshawsky of Assembly Group

How to Hire the Right Team To Grow Your Portfolio Companies

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Ep.6: AJ Gandhi of Marlin Equity Partners

6 Needle Movers for Organic Growth

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Ep.1: Daniel Pianko of Achieve Partners

How to Stand Out in the War for Capital with Talent Development


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Ep.2: Bryce Youngren of Polaris Growth Fund 

How to Deliver Big Returns on Small Companies with a Founder-Friendly Approach

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Ep.3: Mike Devine of Fortra

How Marketing Needs to Evolve for a High-Growth Company  

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Hosted by

Shiv Narayanan

Shiv is the Founder and CEO of How To SaaS. As an advisor, consultant, and fractional CMO, Shiv has helped Private Equity investors and CEOs generate hundreds of millions of dollars in enterprise value with marketing and demand gen.

Prior to How To SaaS, Shiv was the CMO of Wild Apricot, which was acquired by Personify and Rubicon Technology Partners in October 2017 and eventually flipped to Pamlico Capital in August 2018.

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