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#1684 A former stand-up comic builds a hair care company for children (Dec 5th, 2018)

You guys know I have two kids. Well, it seems like every six months I get a letter from their school telling me their is a lice outbreak. It’s a total pain for a parent.
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who said she didn’t want parents to just live with that pain. She was going to do something about it.
Risa Barash is the co-founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care, a professional line of hair care for children.

Risa Barash is the co-founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care, a professional line of hair care fo...

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#1683 Founder of Google Docs takes on a big problem (Dec 3rd, 2018)

You may not know Steve Newman, but you probably regularly use the software he created. In 2005 he launched Writely, a pioneer online word processor which sold to Google and became the basis for Google Docs.
At Google he noticed a massive problem. Catch this interview to see what it was and how it led him to found Scalyr, which does log analysis to help DevOps teams solve problems faster.

Steve Newman is the founder of Scalyr which is a blazing fast log management platform for the DevOps front l...

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#1682 How to work through leadership growth pains (through writing) (Nov 30th, 2018)

Today’s guest is Dave Hanley. Dave Hanley is the founder of Tomorrow.me, an app that allows people to create a trust with a free will, and then back it up with just the right amount of insurance.
Prior to Tomorrow, he helped build Shelfari which was acquired by Amazon. He followed that up with success after success.
I invited him here to talk about how a guy who didn’t even want to get into entrepreneurship built this track record of success.

Dave Hanley is the founder of Tomorrow.me, an app tha...

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#1681 How a founder must change as the company grows from startup to IPO (Nov 28th, 2018)

Joining me today is an entrepreneur who was working on a startup during the dot com boom and he was shaped by the foolishness of that era.
Bob Tinker was the founding CEO of MobileIron which helps companies enable their employees to choose the best devices and best apps they want to do their work and he took the company public.
 

Bob Tinker was the co-founder of MobileIron which helps companies enable their employees to choose the best devices and best apps they want to do their work.


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#1680 How SalesHacker founder pulled off profitable conferences (Nov 26th, 2018)

Joining me today is a founder who had a job at Udemy when he heard Gagan Biyani do a Mixergy interview.
Max Altschuler is is today’s guest and I’m freaking fascinated by the business he went on to build after Udemy. He was able to make money off of meet ups. Then he got into running conferences around sales.
Then something happened that totally changed his business. He could have closed the company but that’s not what he did. He found a way to continue to grow it.
We’ll hear the entire story ...

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#1679 Case Study: Building a video platform startup (Nov 21st, 2018)

Today’s guest recognized that remote teams need video to communicate effectively.
He built a company to help others communicate better via video.
Sean Higgins is the co-founder of VidGrid, video communication for sales, training, education and support.
I want to find out where he came up with the idea and how he got his first customers.

Sean Higgins is the co-founder of VidGrid, video communication for sales, training, education and support.


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#1678 How to scale your startup from 10 to 10,000 people (Nov 19th, 2018)

Today I have one of my longterm listener whose business I have admire for years.
Elad Gil has founded several companies. He’s written a book called High Growth Handbook.
I invited him here to talk about his career and how he built so many phenomenal companies.

Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they’ve grown from small companies into global brands.


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#1677 Skully founder opens up about failure (and tells me what he learned) (Nov 16th, 2018)

How many times have you seen a motorcyclist with his phone strapped to his bike?
Well today’s guest thought that was too distracting and knew there had to be a better way.
Marcus Weller is the founder of Skully Technologies, an Augmented Reality motorcycle helmet.
He raised a bunch of money on IndieGoGo and he was really good at marketing. But he got into some trouble and we’re going to get into all of that in this interview.

Marcus Weller is the founder of Skully Technologies, an Augmented Rea...

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#1677 Skully founder opens up about failure (and tells me what he learned) (Nov 16th, 2018)

How many times have you seen a motorcyclist with his phone strapped to his bike?
Well today’s guest thought that was too distracting and knew there had to be a better way.
Marcus Weller is the founder of Skully Technologies, an Augmented Reality motorcycle helmet.
He raised a bunch of money on IndieGoGo and he was really good at marketing. But he got into some trouble and we’re going to get into all of that in this interview.

Marcus Weller is the founder of Skully Technologies, an Augmented Rea...

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#1676 What Seth Godin wants you to know about marketing (Nov 14th, 2018)

One of my first interviewees was Seth Godin who I interviewed about his book Tribes.
Today, every time I see someone like Elon Musk motivate his tribe with a single Tweet, I know that Seth Godin was right when he talked about tribes.
I invited him back to talk about his new book This is Marketing. I want to find out how people like me and people like you can apply the principles from the book.
Seth Godin is the author of This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See

Seth Godin is th...

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#1675 This founder built a profitable bot company from Siberia (Nov 12th, 2018)

Today I have a guest for you who has managed to build a chat bot company from Siberia!
Alex Kistenev is the co-founder of Standuply which is a bot that runs meetings for you within Slack.
I want to find out how he’s built this company without any funding and the clever way he’s getting users to sign up for it.

Alex Kistenev is the co-founder of Standuply which is a bot that runs meetings for you within Slack.


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#1674 How to manufacture virality for your brand (without gimmicks) (Nov 9th, 2018)

I usually focus on revenue in these interviews but I do care about other indicators of size.
So when I heard that Michael Krivicka from Thinkmodo was available to do an interview I wanted to get him on here. What Michael does is create viral videos. A lot of people use that term for videos that are popular but he had created truly viral content.
I want to talk to him about how he does it. Michael Krivicka is the co-Founder of Thinkmodo which has created some of the most watched and shared vir...

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#1673 How to build your business through relationships and social sales (Nov 7th, 2018)

When you’re building a business it’s easier to grow faster if you connect with larger businesses that already exist.
Today’s guest did that. Jon Ferrara is the founder of Nimble which is a social sales, and marketing CRM for individuals and teams.
He connected to LinkedIn and he connected with Facebook. Life was good. And then what happened to him was the danger of building your business on top of others. He got shut off.
He had to rebuild and the way he did it was through relationships. I wan...

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#1672 How to make your content site addictive (Nov 5th, 2018)

There was a while where content sites were becoming less successful than SaaS and other platforms. Well, today’s guest created an addictive experience with a content site and turned it into a real business.
Evan Varsamis is the founder of The Gadget Flow which is a product discovery platform that helps you discover, save, and buy awesome products.
I want to find out it’s profitable and how he did it.

Evan Varsamis is the founder of The Gadget Flow which is a product discovery platform that hel...

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#1671 Case Study: How to launch a successful music startup (Nov 2nd, 2018)

Joining me today is a former music industry executive who said, “The world is changing. Artists are starting to record in their bedrooms and find their audiences on YouTube and Spotify.”
He knew the music industry had to understand how to work with them in a new way and he came up with that way.
Conrad Withey is the founder of Instrumental, an online talent discover specialist which focuses on the music industry.
Frankly, I feel there are so many music startups and I want to find out how he’s ...

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#1670 The e-commerce method that can give you an edge of Amazon (Oct 31st, 2018)

One of the things I love about entrepreneurs is that they are not afraid to take on big competition. Today’s guest is someone I’ve admired for not only taking on a behemoth but also doing it well.
Jerry Hum is the co-founder of Touch of Modern which is focused on discovery of unique and noteworthy products.
I invited him here to find out how he’s continued to grow and how he’s getting all these sales.

Jerry Hum is the co-founder of Touch of Modern which is focused on discovery of unique and no...

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#1669 Authentication as a service: the company behind the companies you use (Oct 29th, 2018)

Most of us are in tech so it’s not a surprise that when we go to websites to create an account often times the login process and account management is outsourced to someone else.
And many times that outsourced company is Auth0. They are the company behind the companies you use. Eugenio Pace is the co-founder of Auth0 which is a universal authentication and authorization platform for developers, web, mobile and legacy applications.
I invited him here to find out where he came up with the idea, ...

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#1668 How this founder funded his startup by making millions through online poker (Oct 26th, 2018)

Today’s guest is Michael Jackness. He’s a guy who gave up online poker and got into e-commerce.
He did it despite the existence of Amazon.
Michael Jackness is the founder of Terran.com which owns and builds amazing brands and content sites.

Michael Jackness is the founder of Terran.com which owns and builds amazing brands and content sites.


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#1667 How to get predictable revenue and a long-term relationship with your customers (Oct 24th, 2018)

Today’s guest took e-commerce and added a subscription model to it. I’ve always been a fan of subscription because it gives you predictable revenue and a long-term relationship with your customers.
Matthew Gallagher is the founder of Watch Gang, a monthly watch club.
I’m going to ask him how he built this company, about his revenue, and so much more in this interview.

Matthew Gallagher is the founder of Watch Gang, a watch club.


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#1666 The founder who is solving the problem other founders are embarrassed about (Oct 22nd, 2018)

A thing that many entrepreneurs are embarrassed by is the fact that their bookkeeping sucks and they blame themselves.
Well, if you’re not organized, you’re not the only one. It’s an issue I’ve talked about for years. Today’s guest saw the same pain point. But instead of just talking about it, he actually set out to solve it.
Waseem Daher is the founder of Pilot which is an online bookkeeping service.

Waseem Daher is the founder of Pilot which is an online bookkeeping service.


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