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David Cancel - Founder and CEO of Drift

David Cancel - Founder and CEO of Drift

David Cancel is the CEO and Founder of Drift. They help businesses know, grow, and amaze their customers. David has a long and impressive tech resume. In 1996 he was on the founding team of and then went on to be CTO at Firezone (acquired by Reid Elsevere) and next he cofounded Compete (now owned by massive ad agency conglomerate WPP)

David founded two other startups, the second of which was acquired by Hubspot, where he moved into the VP product role, at the then small startup back in 2011. He stayed at Hubspot for just over three years before starting his current company Drift in the Fall of 2014. Lots of folks recognize David as being amazingly talented when it comes to early-stage startups. During our conversation we talked about:Why being a founder is crazyWhat it’s like being an introverted technical founder and how it’s changedThe broken sales/lead processHis (uncommon) opinion on hiring non-PMs as PMsListen to the episode he