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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Courtney Reum. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Courtney Reum, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Courtney Reum. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Courtney Reum, often where they are interviewed.

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Paris Hilton Interviewed by Courtney Reum | Upfront Summit 2020

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Paris Hilton talks with M13's Courtney Reum about being the CEO of a billion dollar brand; balancing her entrepreneurial efforts including product lines, properties, retail outlets and entertainment; her start as the first "influencer" and connecting with fans; the differences between her public and private personae; and the leaders and advice that have inspired her career.
Mar 31 2020 · 29mins
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Courtney Reum -- M13

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M13 is a $200M LA-based brand development and venture capital firm. Courtney is a co-founder of M13 and an investor in Pinterest, Ring, Lyft and much more. This is a fun one!

Feb 24 2020 · 31mins

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196. Creating Unfair Advantages, Surviving Founder Burnout and Driving Successful Exits (Courtney Reum)

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Courtney Reum of M13 joins Nick to discuss Creating Unfair Advantages, Surviving Founder Burnout and Driving Successful Exits. In this episode, we cover:

  • Backstory/path to venture
  • Tell us about your experience being an investor at Goldman Sachs and working with brands like Procter & Gamble, Under Armour and Vitamin water. What are some takeaways you got from that experience that influence you today? 
  • You and your brother founded VEEV Spirits which became the first line of organic ready-to-drink cocktails. VEEV received the Technomic Fast 50 Award and was named an Inc. Magazine 500 Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S. What are some key factors that helped you establish such a successful brand? Tips for founders?
  • Tell us about the approach you used to raise capital for Veev?
  • Tell us the story behind founding M13. What was your vision for the firm early on? 
  • What is your current focus/thesis at M13? Tell us about your “repeatable playbook” approach. 
  • You took some big risks investing early in companies like Lyft, Ring, and Slack, which of course has paid off. Can you share with us some key points as to why you invested and how you were able to get conviction so early on?  
  • I want to switch gears and talk a bit about your book that you and your brother, Carter, wrote “Shortcut Your Startup.” The book is focused on separating yourself from the pack and flipping traditional startup advice on its head to provide an empowering toolkit for founders. Can you dive into that toolkit and a brief summary of the book? 
  • The benefits and biggest challenges to working with your brother?
  • One of the topics in the book I thought was interesting was “obsessively take advantage of your unfair advantages” tell us about what this means and how founders can implement it. 
  • Another topic I want to ask you about was “Success doesn’t equate to a successful exit” - What does lead to a successful exit and how do you gauge that you're on the right track? 
  • You also talk about “getting into the trenches” and “knowing if you're a speedboat or a sailboat” in the book. Can you give us some insight on these topics and why they’re important? 
  • From your experience, what do you think contributes most to founder burnout and how do you avoid it? 
  • What advice would you give CEOs or other C-suite executives to keep employee morale high and help their employees thrive? 
  • What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced as a founder and that you commonly see founders face today?
  • You have a passion for startups that are thinking about what consumers don't even know they want -- maybe for 10-20 years. Yet, in the future can't imagine living without. How do you vet a startup investment with such nascent consumer demand?

To listen more, please visit http://fullratchet.net/podcast-episodes/ for all of our other episodes.

Also, follow us on twitter @TheFullRatchet for updates and more information.

Oct 16 2019 · 39mins
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Grit, Moxie, and a Good Idea with Courtney Reum, Co-Founder of M13 and Veev Spirits

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Welcome to the fifth episode of Stairway to CEO! In this episode, I interviewed Courtney Reum, the Co-Founder of M13, a consumer product-focused, brand development, and venture capital firm based in Los Angeles. Along with angel investing and building an impressive portfolio packed with top startups including Pinterest, Lyft, Ring, SpaceX, and Thrive Market, just to name a few, he also Co-Founded Veev Spirits with his brother Carter and is a best-selling author of the book “Shortcut Your Startup." Courtney shares how he went from working at Goldman Sachs to building Veev Spirits from a 2-person startup to one of the fastest growing independent liquor brands in the US which was acquired in 2016. He talks with us about his biggest failures, what he learned from it, what it was like to get his company acquired and how he thinks about managing burnout.

In This Episode You'll Hear About:

  • How skipping class senior year actually lead him to pursue an Ivy League education at Columbia University in New York City.
  • How he sharpened his selling chops pushing Lingonberry pancakes at IHOP.
  • How life is all about options and how important it is to keep yours open.
  • How he ended up moonlighting as a card-carrying food critic and founding Zagat’s first internship program.
  • How a fateful injury ended his dreams of being a pro-athlete, but spurred his journey into finance and on to become a successful entrepreneur.
  • How Kevin Plank from Under Armour helped him decide to become a founder.
  • How he came up with the name for Veev, why he decided to start a spirits company, and the challenges he faced branding a “healthier” alcohol.
  • The unusual approach he used to raise capital for Veev.

  • The biggest challenges they faced and the importance of focus as a founder.

  • Some of the most useful tips from his best-selling book: Shortcut Your Startup.
  • His exit strategy from Veev and his advice on strategies for getting your company acquired. (Hint: pre-court your buyers).
  • Re-inventing the wheel — the creation of his investment firm and platform M13.
  • His take on founder burnout and how to keep employee morale high.
  • His biggest takeaway and his number ONE piece of advice for new startups!

To Find Out More:

https://www.m13.co/

Quotes:

"Life's just about options and so the more options you have the better it'll probably turn out."

“I was not the person who always knew what he wanted to do.”

"If you're starting a company and you think you might want to sell it, make every decision from the beginning with that in mind.”

“Always balance getting in the trenches with analysis paralysis.”

"You're doing things you've never done before. You either have this incredible gut or really good people around you because being asked to do things that you've never done every day is really tricky.”

“Do what you do best and outsource the rest.”

“Being an entrepreneur is like being a hopeless romantic — it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”

Dec 14 2018 · 45mins

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How To Speak Like A Man, with Courtney Reum

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On this episode of It's Complicated, we’ve got best selling author and entrepreneur Courtney Reum in to help us learn how to speak like a man and skip a few steps to get to "I Do," we play our game False Start Me Up and cheers with our nightcap The Shortcut to Drunk (double shot of Tito's and La Croix)!

Shortcut with Courtney:

Twitter - @courtney_reum

Instagram - @courtneyreum

Want to shortcut your way to startup success? Learn how to at http://amzn.to/2nz3xKK

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@jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @complicatedshow

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May 10 2018 · 45mins
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How To Speak Like A Man, with Courtney Reum

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On this episode of It's Complicated, we’ve got best selling author and entrepreneur Courtney Reum in to help us learn how to speak like a man and skip a few steps to get to "I Do," we play our game False Start Me Up and cheers with our nightcap The Shortcut to Drunk (double shot of Tito's and La Croix)!

Shortcut with Courtney:

Twitter - @courtney_reum

Instagram - @courtneyreum

Want to shortcut your way to startup success? Learn how to at http://amzn.to/2nz3xKK

Holler at Jen & Lauren

@jenifergolden, @laurenleonelli, @complicatedshow

https://www.patreon.com/itscomplicated

May 10 2018 · 45mins
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Top 5 Shortcuts To Scale Your Brand, an updated conversation with M13's Courtney Reum

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We’re currently experiencing a golden age for startup brands. It’s easier today to launch, build, and scale a consumer brand than perhaps any other time in history.

But that’s not to say it’s easy.

Startup brands still face obstacles, old and new, including how to stand out from the glut of new brands, how to adapt to the constantly shifting landscape of retail, and how to best leverage the wide array of data and tools now available at their fingertips.

Luckily for us, Courtney Reum is here to answer those questions.

Courtney and his brother Carter are the authors of the best selling new book Shortcut Your Startup, and he shares some of the top insights with us in this updated episode.

Courtney gives a glimpse into the book with a few of his shortcuts -

  1. Role of brand in frictionless scaling.
  2. How to make sure you don't miss out on a key insight.
  3. Why it's important to know whether your brand is a “speedboat” or a “sailboat.”
  4. The power of “heart-based” momentum.
  5. Why success doesn’t necessarily equate to an exit.

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Apr 17 2018 · 57mins
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Top 5 Shortcuts To Scale Your Brand, w/ M13's Courtney Reum

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We’re currently experiencing a golden age for startup brands. It’s easier today to launch, build, and scale a consumer brand than perhaps any other time in history.

But that’s not to say it’s easy.

Startup brands still face obstacles, old and new, including how to stand out from the glut of new brands, how to adapt to the constantly shifting landscape of retail, and how to best leverage the wide array of data and tools now available at their fingertips.

Luckily for us, Courtney Reum is here to answer those questions.

Courtney and his brother Carter are the co-founders of M13, a brand development and investment company that accelerates businesses at the nexus of consumer products, technology, and media.

I.e., Courtney is perfect for Brand Builder.

With brands like Lyft, Pinterest, Snapchat, Chomps, and Sambazon, M13’s portfolio is downright impressive.

Courtney and Carter recently compiled their brand building expertise in a best-selling book called Shortcut Your Startup, and he shared a few of these top tips in this week’s episode.

Prior to M13, Courtney’s main focus was building VEEV, the first acai infused vodka in the world and one of the fastest growing spirits in the US. Not surprisingly, VEEV was snatched up and acquired in 2016.

Courtney gives a glimpse into the book with of his shortcuts -

  1. Role of brand in frictionless scaling. 11:55
  2. How to make sure you don't miss out on a key insight. 17:45
  3. Why it's important to know whether your brand is a “speedboat” or a “sailboat.” 22:45
  4. The power of “heart-based” momentum. 24:47
  5. Why success doesn’t necessarily equate to an exit. 26:09

Have an idea for the show? Drop us a line! Brandbuilder@snacknation.com.

Brand Builder is a co-production of SnackNation and ForceBrands.

Apr 09 2018 · 29mins
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TM94: Shortcut Your Startup: Guidance From The Trenches with Courtney Reum

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Courtney Reum and his brother Carter are former Goldman Sachs investment bankers, entrepreneurs, operators, and investors. Courtney and Carter started their careers working on deals ranging from Under Armour to Vitamin Water and have since left to pursue careers as both Entrepreneurs and new age VCs.

After co-founding and eventually successfully selling VEEV Spirits, Courtney and Carter started M13, a 21st century investing platform that seeks to affect outcomes for founders, partners, and investors by institutionalizing the process of scaling consumer-centric brands. Courtney and Carter currently live in Los Angeles, where they run day-to-day operations at M13.

Courtney discusses his and Carter's book “Shortcut Your Startup” (an Amazon #1 best-seller) and ways to turn traditional advice on its head for better startup success. Listen for these action items you can use to take advantage of and help shape your business today!

Courtney and I discuss;

  • The influence of their father
  • Learning valuable lessons on Wall Street
  • The show Hatched
  • Criteria in looking for investment opportunities
  • Why this (another) business book...'Shortcut Your Startup'
  • Speedboat vs. Sailboat

and much more!

Other Links:

Book 'Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success with Unconventional Advice from the Trenches'

INC Articles: https://www.inc.com/author/carter-and-courtney-reum

Mar 26 2018 · 29mins
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136: Shortcut Your Startup with Courtney Reum

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Episode 136 - Courtney Reum discusses his book "Shortcut Your Startup" (an Amazon #1 best-seller) and ways to turn traditional advice on its head for better startup success. Courtney is a former Goldman Sachs investment banker turned entrepreneur, and one of the stars of the syndicated television show, Hatched.

Host, Kevin CraineEveryday-MBA.com

Jan 27 2018 · 24mins
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