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#1561 The bleeding edge of content creation and promotion (Feb 19th, 2018)

You are about to hear from an entrepreneur who is creating the next generation of monsters. Jack Davis is the founder of Crypt TV, which creates monster stories that change culture and bring the world closer together.
They’re creating the next generation of monsters. They just happen to be using social sites like YouTube and Facebook to create and promote them.
I feel like this is the future. I invited him here to talk about how he’s doing this, why he’s doing this, and can he really take on Ho...

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#1560 How to build a translation company (Feb 16th, 2018)

Today’s guest created a translation service that he built into a really incredible company. Because of it, he got lots of other opportunities. He’s doing Startup Grind in Europe; he is even investing in other startups.
Sergiu Matei is the founder of TRAVOD, an online or professional translation service.
Basically, he’s got one of these really successful companies that’s giving him a lot of freedom to do a lot of things including travel to San Francisco where I met him.
I invited him here to ta...

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#1559 Cameron Herold coaches me on hiring (so I don’t collapse at my desk) (Feb 14th, 2018)

Hiring has been a huge issue for me. And in a past interview with Cameron Herold, I brought it up because he’s the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s leading network for the second in command.
I don’t get embarrassed by a lot of stuff. If you heard my interviews, you hear me get pretty frank about my flaws, my mistakes. But this issue is something I was embarrassed about. I think if I don’t hire somebody to be the second in command at Mixergy, I am probably going to collapse.
So, that’s w...

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#1558 How Mark Goldenson brought therapy online (Feb 12th, 2018)

The guy you’re about to meet in today’s interview started an online therapy business, which years ago I would have said, “Who wants to do that? That seems a little bit impersonal.”
But over the years I realized that therapy stinks. Every therapist that I’ve been to in person was either crappy or good, but I don’t have the time to see them because they’re so good that I can’t get on their calendar. I’ve tried online therapy and I’ve had bad experiences with bad companies.
I’m especially intere...

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#1557 How 50 Cent, KISS, and Aerosmith are using Messenger marketing (Feb 9th, 2018)

I am so frickin’ fascinated by chatbots and it’s because I recognized that reaching my audience via email was a losing proposition. No matter how much effort we were putting into better headlines, better copy, whatever, people just don’t love email.
The benefit of Messenger is we don’t write long messages, we write short messages that will reach them and they actually check it.
Well, today’s guest is the founder of a Messenger marketing platform that helps e-commerce companies connect with cust...

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#1556 Bots for Business (and my big announcement) (Feb 7th, 2018)

This interview is completely different from any other interview on Mixergy. Here’s why–A couple years ago, I invested in a company called Assist that went through a bunch of different iterations, but eventually, it became one of the first Facebook Messenger chatbot makers.
I loved the whole idea of chatbots as a platform, but I felt that a lot of people didn’t get it.
Well, Scott Oldford and Katya Sarmiento are here to tell you how they started a business called Bots for Business. And I’ve got ...

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#1555 Roger Ver is here to talk about BitCoin (Feb 5th, 2018)

In the early days of Bitcoin when most people didn’t understand it or believe in its future, today’s guest decided that he was going to accept it as a real way for people to pay.
As a result he got into Bitcoin before most people even knew about it. He has built up a reputation and businesses in the Bitcoin world.
Roger Ver is the founder of Bitcoin.com, where you can go to learn about Bitcoin and get a free wallet.

Roger Ver is the founder of Bitcoin.com, where you can go to learn about Bitco...

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#1554 The story behind Formspring and Formstack (Feb 2nd, 2018)

I’ve been looking to understand today’s guest for years. He created one of the first form software on the Internet, the kind of form that you could put into your website. He created it, he built it up, he monetized it, and it went really well.
And then, he comes up with this thing called Formspring. It was a site where anyone could ask questions and get answers, and it just became this huge social network. And it went away, almost as fast as it started.
I’ve gotten in trouble with entrepreneur...

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#1553 ActiveCampaign founder on keeping a SaaS relevant (Jan 31st, 2018)

I’m fascinated by companies that leave a legacy. The truth though is that most software companies don’t really end up enduring.
Which is why I was fascinated when I found out that ActiveCampaign was not just still around but growing and getting better and better.
And so I’ve been trying for months and months and months to get the founder on here to do an interview.
Jason VandeBoom is the founder of ActiveCampaign which lets you send out smart email and automate your interaction with customers.

Ja...

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#1552 Is wine app Vivino going to be a unicorn? (Jan 29th, 2018)

Today’s guest had an experience with wine that left him feeling stupid. Instead of feeling defeated by the experience he decided it was something he wanted to fix.
And he did fix it. He created a solution called Vivino. It’s what many analysts are now calling a unicorn.
Heini Zachariassen is the founder of Vivino, the most popular wine community and marketplace.

Heini Zachariassen is the founder of Vivino, the most popular wine community and marketplace.


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#1551 How deodorant sold at Farmer’s Markets grew into a company sold to Unilever (Jan 26th, 2018)

Today’s guest has had some big news since we booked this interview. She’s sold her company!
Jaime Schmidt is the founder of Schmidt’s Natural, plant-powered odor protection with ingredients like charcoal, rose, and jasmine.
I want to find out how she built it from a product only available in Farmer’s Market’s to selling the company to Unilever.

Jaime Schmidt is the founder of Schmidt’s Natural, plant-powered odor protection with ingredients like charcoal, rose, and jasmine.


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#1550 How to do your own PR right (Jan 24th, 2018)

I’ve noticed a problem, as today’s guest will tell you from his own experience, that most entrepreneurs are really crappy at getting PR.
I’m shocked to hear him say it because I’ve known him for years and years and years. He’s got such a good touch and still he says at one point, he was crap, but he got better and better at it.
Then he started creating software and services that help entrepreneurs and small businesses now with their PR.
Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of JustReachOut.io. It’s a...

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#1549 How a serial dabbler launched The Baby Bathwater Institute (Jan 22nd, 2018)

If you guys have been listening to me, you know that I’ve been jazzed about this event coming up called Baby Bathwater.
Well, I was talking to the founder and I asked him what he was doing before and he told me he used to have a supplements company. I’ve always been intrigued by supplement companies.
Turns out there’s good money in it. I invited him here to tell us how the business works.
Michael Lovitch is the co-founder of RealDose Nutrition, a line of doctor formulated products supporting wei...

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#1548 How an insurance adjuster got out of the cubicle and modernized an industry (Jan 19th, 2018)

Today’s guest is unusual. He worked at AAA for nearly a decade.
How does a guy who worked in insurance go on to be an entrepreneur. He’s bootstrapped a profitable business. I want to find out how.
Ernie Bray is the founder of AutocClaims Direct, delivers a virtual claims workflow technology that flexes to an auto insurer’s specific business needs. 
I’ll explain what that means in the interview.

Ernie Bray is the founder of AutocClaims Direct, delivers a virtual claims workflow technology that ...

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#1547 Minibar Delivery’s insane advantage of entering a highly regulated space (Jan 17th, 2018)

I’m shocked when I hear an entrepreneur is getting into a space with a lot of regulation. But there’s a lot of value in doing it.
Not only is there a fortune to be made, you can also have a real impact on the world by going into a space many other people are afraid to enter.
That’s what today’s guest did. Lindsey Andrews is the cofounder of Minibar Delivery, a marketplace for beer, wine and spirits.

Lindsey Andrews is the cofounder of Minibar Delivery, a marketplace for beer, wine and spirits...

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#1547 Minibar Delivery’s insane advantage of entering a highly regulated space (Jan 17th, 2018)

I’m shocked when I hear an entrepreneur is getting into a space with a lot of regulation. But there’s a lot of value in doing it.
Not only is there a fortune to be made, you can also have a real impact on the world by going into a space many other people are afraid to enter.
That’s what today’s guest did. Lindsey Andrews is the cofounder of Minibar Delivery, a marketplace for beer, wine and spirits.

Lindsey Andrews is the cofounder of Minibar Delivery, a marketplace for beer, wine and spirits...

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#1546 How a chain of gyms inspired a software company (Jan 15th, 2018)

Today’s guest had a job and came across a problem that was so painful he decided to solve it.
As a result, Mike Brown is the founder of FISION which is sales enablement and marketing asset management tool.
It gives salespeople all the digital assets they need to close more sales. He went all in financially, with his reputation, and with his time. I want to find out how he did it.

Mike Brown is the founder of FISION which is sales enablement and marketing asset management tool.


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#1545 Solving the problem of lifecycle engagement (Jan 12th, 2018)

It’s not that hard to get downloads for your app. What is hard is to get people to remember to keep coming back and using your it.
The retention is so hard. Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who understood that pain long before other app makers and digital brands understood it.
He created a company to help solve that problem. Bill Magnuson is the founder of Braze, a lifecycle engagement platform empowers brands to humanize connections with customers, resulting in better experiences and retentio...

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#1544 Losing it all, suicide, depression, comeback (Jan 10th, 2018)

We didn’t talk about anything I expected to talk about in this interview. Instead we talked about suicide, alcoholism, and the illusory nature of startup goals.
I’ll interview today’s guest again about how he built his business but this interview is about the inner struggles of entrepreneurship. If you don’t want to hear me get personal with a guest, skip this interview. Go to the next one.
If you are someone who wants to know what goes on in a founder’s head, I don’t know anyone who opens up...

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#1543 A food delivery lifestyle business pivots to solve a bigger problem for grocery stores (Jan 8th, 2018)

About six years ago I interviewed the entrepreneur you’re about to meet. He started a snack delivery service called Madtown Munchies and he built it up from one guy with a bicycle to a $380k business.
We stayed in touch after that interview but recently I’ve been wondering what happened to him and his business. I invited him here to catch up.
Jeremy Neren is now the founder of GrocerKey which allows you to shop your favorite grocery store online. GrocerKey was a pivot from Madtown Munchies and...

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