Building the Machine

Building the Machine

A show about people building the "machine" inside organizations to help grow their businesses. Whether a founder solving a need, an operator focusing on the fundamentals of a company, or employees scaling product, design, engineering, and other machines - we interview great people on their journeys and lessons learned.


August 18, 2021 47 min

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  • Evan Walden, CEO of
  • Deep dive into where the business started
  • Where they ended up, powering the job boards and growing revenue from VC firms

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    Show notes for Alex MacCaw & Eric Friedman interview diving deep into Clearbit and how he is Building The Machine.

  • How the leadership and 1:1s run via Notion
  • Origin of the company and how the team was formed - now at 100 (SF + distributed across US)
  • Understanding the leadership team + structure + going remote so early
  • What tools, services, and software stack are used inside Clearbit?
  • Diving deep into Asana, Slack, Zoom, ...
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    Thanks for joining this journey, I am excited to welcome you to a series of interviews with real operators standing up key pillars within organizations. Sometimes its hearing directly from the founder, other times its the unsung heroes within a startup building the machine that makes the flywheel spin. I am embarking on interviewing folks behind the scenes, who don't usually crave the spotlight, to hear how its done, whats work...

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