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#1641 How do you recover from being booted out of your own company? (Aug 24th, 2018)

Today’s entrepreneur started a business and I’m impressed by what they built. But he was booted out.
I don’t know how he dealt with it but he picked himself up and started a new business.
That’s what we’re here to talk about.
Matt Cyrankiewicz is the Founder of HooKooeKoo which is a branding, UX and UI design consultancy company.

Matt Cyrankiewicz is the Founder of HooKooeKoo which is a branding, UX and UI design consultancy company.


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#1640 Is there room for parking tech in a future with autonomous vehicles? (Aug 22nd, 2018)

Today’s guest is a Mixergy listener who moved to San Francisco and is the founder of multiple companies.
His latest is NOSON, a technology company that makes it easy for travelers to park at the nearest airport. I have questions about the future of this company considering things like autonomous vehicles, UBER and other alternatives.
Still, he’s built this company incredibly quickly and built the revenue up. I want to talk about how he did it.

Patrick Murray is the founder of NoSon, a company wh...

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#1639 How to win hard-to-get clients (like pharmaceutical companies) (Aug 20th, 2018)

Today’s guest was in medical school when he noticed something was very broken in how patients were receiving information about their health.
It was a big enough problem that he left his passion to create a company to solve the pain.
Dr. Rami Cohen is the founder of Telesofia which makes medical information clear for patients.
I want to find out how the business is doing and how he’s getting medical clients in board. They are not the easiest clients to get; I want to find out how he’s doing it...

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#1638 How to reinvent an old fashioned shopping experience like wedding dress shopping (Aug 17th, 2018)

Today’s guest recognized that the wedding dress shopping experience could use a refresh.
But what makes her different is that she had the guts to create a brand new way of doing something old fashioned. Straight from the factory to the bride.
Leslie Voorhees Means is the co-founder of Anomalie which brings customized wedding dresses straight to the consumer.
I want to find out how she built this business.

Leslie Voorhees Means is the co-founder of Anomalie which brings customized wedding dress...

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#1637 The startup that launched the horse race of online mattress companies (Aug 15th, 2018)

Today’s guest is a Mixergy listener and I’m excited to have him on to talk about his business.
JT Marino is the founder of Tuft and Needle, an e-commerce mattress company.
If you are starting to see online ads for mattresses and on podcasts, I believe today’s guest started all that.
I invited him here to learn how he knew there was a problem with buying mattresses, how he started this business and where it is today.

JT Marino is the founder of Tuft and Needle, an e-commerce mattress company.


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#1636 Is heart-led entrepreneurship good for business? (Aug 13th, 2018)

Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who figured out email marketing for businesses back when people were just using email to connect with their friends and co-workers.
He understood that email marketing can be highly personalized for relationship building that is timely, relevant and valuable.
He started with a consulting company and it took off and he sold it for millions pre-IPO and exit to Oracle for $1.6 billion. Then he burned out. We’ll hear the story in this interview.
Barry Stamos is a co-f...

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#1635 How running a truck accessory company with an e-commerce culture led to $100M ARR (Aug 10th, 2018)

I’ve never been in a pickup truck my entire life. But that’s no excuse to not know about the company today’s guest built and sold.
Scott Bintz is the founder of RealTruck, an e-commerce pickup truck accessory company. He sold it to TruckHero.
In the e-commerce space, we can learn a lot from a company who is selling large, unwieldy, physical things like truck accessories.
I invited him here to talk about how he did it.

Scott Bintz is the founder of RealTruck, an e-commerce pickup truck accesso...

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#1634 How Sachit Gupta helps podcasters like me grow profitable platforms (Aug 9th, 2018)

This interview is a little different. Today’s guest is with the guy who has been selling ads here at Mixergy.
He took this thing that never worked, that I never cared about, and turned it into something that really matters.
As an experiment I wanted to show you who we are here at Mixergy and how we operate so I invited him here to talk about selling ads and how we’ve evolved as a podcast.
Sachit Gupta helps entrepreneurs like me grow profitable platforms.

Sachit Gupta helps entrepreneurs, pod...

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#1633 The making of a $5 Billion dollar company (Aug 6th, 2018)

I always thought that once you build a successful company that everything just ends up working out for you. I thought the world would beat a path to your door to give you money, work for you, and buy your product.
Well, it turns out that’s not the way that always works. Today’s guest came up with an idea, brought it to life and took it public. It recently sold for $5 billion dollars.
And yet when he sought funding for his next business idea, his past actually worked against him.
Gaurav Dhillo...

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#1632 Why smart entrepreneurs are paying attention to “boring” infrastructure companies (Aug 3rd, 2018)

Today’s guest is the founder of Easyship, which gives e-commerce sellers the ability to ship worldwide.
His name is Tommaso Tamburnotti and his business is the invisible part that keeps other businesses going. I find that infrastructure companies like Easyship often outlast the businesses that are built on them.
We have to study the companies that are invisible to most people and that’s what today’s interview is about.

Tommaso Tamburnotti is the founder of Easyship, which gives e-commerce sel...

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#1631 Can selling domains and logos be a million dollar business? (Aug 1st, 2018)

I don’t understand how today’s guest has generated so much revenue with his business. Michael Rader is a Mixergy listener and his company is Brandroot.
Brandroot helps entrepreneurs name their company, service or product.
I invited Michael here to find out how he did it.

Michael Rader is the founder of Brandroot, which helps entrepreneurs name their company, service or product.


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#1630 Are users wincing at your site? There’s a way to know (Jul 30th, 2018)

I can’t tell when a user is wincing while looking over my website. I can’t tell because I’m not in the room with that person.
Today’s guest created a set of tools that allows websites to understand how a user is experiencing a page.
He encountered a few failures before finally getting it right with his current business. We’ll find out about that and so much more in this interview.
David Darmanin is the founder of Hotjar, analytics and feedback tools that allow you to see how your site is bein...

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#1629 The woman behind the soap you’re probably using (Jul 27th, 2018)

The beauty industrial complex has never spoken to me but I found a shampoo that I freaking love.
I’ve been told when I interview founders I really admire, my questions can lose their edge and I don’t push as hard. I don’t want to do that today.
Today’s guest is Susan Griffin-Black, the co-founder and Co-CEO of EO Products which is a collection of body and hair products made with active botanicals and pure essential oils.

Susan Griffin-Black is the co-founder and Co-CEO of EO Products which is a...

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#1628 Do the worst employees make the best founders? (Jul 25th, 2018)

Today’s guest was fired and he told our producer he was actually proud of it. He said he deserved it.
As a result he went on to start his own company. His business has a lot of competitors, many of whom I’ve interviewed before.
I want to understand how he’s doing as well as he is with all the competition he has.
Fred Stevens-Smith is a Co-Founder and CEO of RainforestQA which offers modern testing for web and mobile apps.

Fred Stevens-Smith is a Co-Founder and CEO of RainforestQA which offers ...

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#1627 PopSockets Case Study: Creating a product people freaking love (Jul 23rd, 2018)

A while back I got the iPhone 7 Plus because I wanted the big screen. The problem was it was so big it was difficult to use.
I started doing research to see what cases I could get to make it easier to use. And then I found the Popsocket.
Well, today I have the founder of the company that created a product I freaking love. David Barnett is the founder of Popsockets, which makes expanding device grips and mounts.
I want to find out how he did it and how he got what seems like every celebrity to ...

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#1626 Respect-based marketing explained (Jul 20th, 2018)

Today’s guest is someone I originally turned down for an interview. Well, he emailed me back and told me how he was building respect-based sales funnels.
I like respect. I like funnels. So I invited him here to tell me how he’s doing it.
Bastian Ernst is the founder of Wild Audience, which offers respect-based funnels.

Bastian Ernst is the founder of Wild Audience, which offers respect-based funnels.


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#1625 Is there room for a competitor in the home-sharing industry? (Jul 18th, 2018)

The entrepreneur you about to meet is Parker Stanberry. He is the founder of Oasis which is a competitor to Airbnb in the home-sharing industry.
Instead of looking for the cheapest place or the nicest place on one of these cheap sites for home sharing, he has a highly curated marketplace for short-term rentals. They actually will do excursion booking for you; they will fully stock your fridge; They will find your local restaurant. Companies are using it and high net worth individuals are using...

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#1624 The new way of raising capital: equity crowdfunding (Jul 16th, 2018)

A while back we had a sponsor called StartEngine and I was really excited about it. The reason was because it was a new way to raise money.
But what really got my attention was the bio section of the founder. His background was fascinating.
I invited him here to talk about the revolutionary way his company is enabling entrepreneurs to raise money as well as his previous companies.
Howard Marks is the CEO and Co-Founder of StartEngine which is an equity crowdfunding platform, connecting inves...

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#1623 iFart creator Joel Comm tells me I need to chill out and have more fun (Jul 13th, 2018)

Today’s guest created an app that got my attention years ago. It was called iFart. I’m not really into fart humor but the reason I downloaded it is because everyone else was freaking downloading it and I wanted to see what it was.
I tried it a couple of times and it felt inauthentic to me but I admired how this little app got to the top of the charts.
I took a look at the founder and his name was Joel Comm and this wasn’t his first success. He’s a guy who had an online game site that he sold ...

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#1622 Can the headache of outsourcing be solved? (Jul 11th, 2018)

Today’s guest runs a company called The Virtual Hub, outsourcing simplified. Here’s why outsourcing needs to be simplified. Like many of the people who I’ve interviewed, I read “The 4-hour Workweek” where Tim Ferriss talks about how to hire outsourcers. And he makes it sound like such a revolutionary concept that I had to go and use one of the companies he mentioned.
And, man, it was frustrating. It was so frustrating. They didn’t get anything done. Well, today’s guest had the same problem an...

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