Jerrod is the CEO of Codecov, a platform that is scaling the world's leading code coverage solution. Codecov is used by over 1 million developers from leading open source projects to the Fortune 100.
Before Codecov, Jerrod was the first venture hire at FundersClub, where he led the venture team. While in FundersClub, he was awarded the Forbes 30 under 30 in the venture capital category.
Jerrod is here today to share some of his amazing professional experiences with us. I'm sure you guys will like this episode.
In my conversation with Jerrod we discussed his childhood, his decision to go to Wharton, his experience working at FundersClub and being a CEO at Codecov.
Here are some of the questions I asked Jerrod during our conversation:
How were you as a kid, were you a shy kid or an extrovert?
How did you make the decision to go to Wharton? What made you think that would be the best decision for the beginning of your career?
You consider yourself to be the re-founder of Codecov. Can you give us more context about what that means?
Before the pandemic hit you were in the Bay Area, living the perfect venture-backed founder life, where everyone around you is in tech. And then, the pandemic hits and the world goes remote. When thinking about decentralization of innovation, do you believe a tech founder living outside of the Bay Area can be as successful as a founder living there?
When I got into FundersClub I learned a lot of things from you. Things that made me a better person and that I will always be thankful for. Compared to other venture firms, what do you think was different in FundersClub that made it so special at the time?
I don't want to get too deep into Alan Watts' illusion of money, but capital is just a tool. Thinking of capital, what are your thoughts on stage financing for your company? How do you see the difference between traditional firms versus individuals when it comes to funding?
How did you get to know about Codecov being an opportunity for you to become its CEO?
What changed in your life from before and after being a CEO? How did you prepare for that challenge, and what do you do to make sure you are a good CEO?
What do you think is going to happen after you achieve success building Codecov?
I have some rapid-fire questions for you. What's an ideal morning routine for you, if you have any?
What's something that you started doing recently that you felt that significantly improved your routine. It can be something that you bought as well.
Jerrod, thank you for being here on this podcast. It's wonderful to see you and catch up with you.