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The Fear of Founding | Peter Mahoney from Plannuh

Taking that leap into entrepreneurship can be terrifying. It often involves giving up a secure job, and committing personal finances and resources to follow a dream that has a reasonable chance of dying.

So how do you finally make the decision? For Peter Mahoney, he had to tell thousands of people he was doing it. Only then was it real.

In this edition of UpTech Report, Peter talks about finally overcoming the fear of taking that plunge and how he confronted the challenges awaiting him on the other side.

More information: https://www.plannuh.com/


Peter is the founder and CEO of a Boston-based, venture-backed SaaS marketing software firm called Plannuh.  Plannuh is the first AI-based marketing leadership platform and is used by marketing professionals to build, manage, optimize, and collaborate on their marketing plans and budgets.

Before founding Plannuh in early 2017, Peter spent nearly 30 years in executive roles at several leading technology companies in the Boston area.  Most recently, Peter spent 13 years at Nuance Communications, a $2B public company where he was the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Dragon voice recognition software business.

Peter is also a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and has spent much of his professional career working with accessible technologies.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board Emeritus of Easter Seals Massachusetts.

Peter grew up in Boston, graduated from Boston Latin School and earned degrees in Physics and Computer Science from Boston College. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and three young-adult children.


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