Today we’re talking to Shensi, Co-Founder at Merge. We dive into the story of Shensi and the founding of Merge, explore the unique challenges and innovations in API integration, and discuss Shensi’s leadership style and team dynamics.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Shensi Ding

Shensi is the visionary founder of Merge, a company that’s redefining the landscape of API integration. With a strong background in tech and a passion for innovative solutions, Shensi has led Merge from its inception through significant growth phases. Known for a dynamic leadership style, Shensi emphasizes team cohesion and strategic thinking. Under their guidance, Merge has established itself as a frontrunner in the tech industry. Shensi’s forward-thinking approach and commitment to excellence continue to drive Merge towards new horizons in technology and business.

About Merge

Merge provides the tools to transform how B2B companies realize customer-facing integrations. With Merge’s Unified API, developers integrate just once with one API, for all integrations. Merge takes charge of the entire lifecycle of integrations and adds new platforms every week.

Merge is backed by $75 million in funding from Accel, NEA, and Addition. Merge was founded in 2020 by Shensi Ding and Gil Feig and is proudly built in San Francisco and New York City.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

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