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Karl Alomar – Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Managing Partner at M13 | Building Structured Success

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Karl Alomar is a serial entrepreneur turned investor with extensive experience in starting, developing, and selling high-growth businesses in various market segments. Karl co-founded two successful ventures of his own, followed by 6 years as COO at DigitalOcean helping build the company from the ground up to $250MM ARR.

Karl currently holds the position of Managing Partner at venture firm M13, whose notable investments include Ring, Mud/Watr, Lyft, Shake Shack & Tonal.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 — Intro
  • 02:23 — Karl’s Journey Begins
  • 07:17 — Choosing Entrepreneurship Over VC
  • 09:35 — Betting on DigitalOcean
  • 14:24 — Scaling Without Experience
  • 18:28 — Lessons from DigitalOcean’s Growth
  • 24:45 — Hiring the Right Talent
  • 27:18 — M13’s Unique Edge
  • 34:53 — Sponsor: The Ops Authority Podcast
  • 35:38 — Value of Operator-Investors
  • 38:07 — Successes and Missed Opportunities
  • 48:38 — Future Vision for M13
  • 54:12 — Connect with Karl Online
  • 54:48 — Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenge
  • 56:23 — Most Influential Person
  • 57:50 — Karl’s Book and Podcast Picks
  • 58:48 — Advice to Younger Self
  • 59:49 — Defining Success

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