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The podcast show that teaches you how to build a successful startup. Listen to fascinating interviews with industry leaders and learn how they did it. Hosted by William Channer.

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The podcast show that teaches you how to build a successful startup. Listen to fascinating interviews with industry leaders and learn how they did it. Hosted by William Channer.

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50 Ratings
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Excellent Interviews

By bombaci31 - Oct 11 2017
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Very inspiring guests, I've listened about 5 interviews today.

The Charlie Rose of Tech Interviews

By Hkamara - Apr 09 2017
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I think that about sums it up.

iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
3
3
0
1

Excellent Interviews

By bombaci31 - Oct 11 2017
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Very inspiring guests, I've listened about 5 interviews today.

The Charlie Rose of Tech Interviews

By Hkamara - Apr 09 2017
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I think that about sums it up.

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Dorm Room Tycoon (DRT)

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The podcast show that teaches you how to build a successful startup. Listen to fascinating interviews with industry leaders and learn how they did it. Hosted by William Channer.

Setting the Right Goals with Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia

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In this interview, Gary Vaynerchuk gives a rare insight into setting goals and what it takes to be successful. He also explains why entrepreneurs need to build awareness into everything they create.

Apr 09 2015

25mins

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Focusing on Industry Waves with Mike Maples, Floodgate

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In this interview, Mike Maples explains why only a few select ideas are worth pursuing. He reveals what he personally looks for in a startup and why founders should focus on spotting waves.

Dec 11 2011

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On Writing Well with Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker

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In this interview, Malcolm Gladwell explains his writing process and where good ideas come from. He reveals what makes a great writer and why making mistakes is normal. He then outlines the importance of editing and being self-critical.

Sep 02 2015

38mins

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How to Lead a Team with Simon Sinek, Author

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In this interview Simon Sinek explains what it means to be a good leader and why people don't want to be managed. He also outlines how to create a thriving culture where teams trust each other and work in harmony for the greater good.

Dec 11 2014

24mins

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Taking Small Smart Steps with Andrew Wilkinson, MetaLab

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In this interview, Andrew Wilkinson explains why people initially fail and why you should design a business around what you want. He also outlines how to get more clients, build the right team and create successful products.

Jan 31 2014

45mins

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Creating Great Experiences with Brian Solis, Altimeter

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In this interview, Brian Solis explains why experiences are everything, and why businesses must create experiences that mean something. He emphasises the importance of listening and observing customer insights.

Jul 15 2013

22mins

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How to Build a Business with Jon Callaghan, True Ventures

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In this interview, Jon Callaghan explains the basics of running a business and why it's all about creating value for the right customer. We talk about customer acquisition, laying the right foundation and raising money from the right investors and managing expectations.

Sep 16 2017

1hr 8mins

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How to Acquire Users with Sean Ellis, Qualaroo

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In this interview, Sean Ellis reveals why focusing on customer acquisition too early is a bad thing. He gives tips on how to improve conversion and what tools he uses when testing. In the second half he explains what made Dropbox successful.

Aug 20 2011

23mins

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The Right Metrics for Startups with Suhail Doshi, Mixpanel

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In this interview, Suhail Doshi explains what it means to be data driven, what goes into tracking metrics and why you should do it from the get go. We talk about the difficulties of fundraising and why growth can be a double edge sword.

Feb 20 2017

51mins

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Why Marketing is Everything with Mike McDerment, Freshbooks

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In this interview, Mike McDermont explains what it takes to build a big business and why marketing is the key driver to success. We also talk about distribution, understanding your customer and thinking differently when it comes to finding acquisition channels.

May 22 2017

38mins

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How to do Anything with Justin Kan, Y Combinator

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In this interview, Justin Kan explains why breaking problems down is the key to building a successful startup. We also explore the importance of focus, being a coder, talking to your customers, and why worrying about competitors is unproductive.

Sep 04 2013

36mins

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The Art of Selling with Daniel Pink, Author

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In this interview, Daniel Pink shares his insights on how to sell ideas and products. He outlines why we’re all in sales now, and why uncovering latent problems is one of the most effective ways to move others.

Mar 17 2014

36mins

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The Pursuit of Happiness with Derek Sivers, Wood Egg

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In this interview, Derek Sivers explains the importance of building a business around your needs and the mistakes startup founders make. He outlines the importance of focus, living a distraction free life, and developing a technical understanding of the web.

Sep 16 2013

43mins

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When to Fundraise with Scott Belsky, Benchmark

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In this interview, Scott Belsky reveals what it was like to sell Behance to Adobe and why it makes sense for certain startups to pursue funding. We talk about building a community and the importance of having empathy with your users.

Jul 27 2016

36mins

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How to Communicate with Andrew Warner, Mixergy

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In this interview, Andrew Warner explains step by step how you can be more persuasive and what is needed to get a yes from people, even if you are unknown.

May 30 2011

23mins

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How to Solve Big Problems with Max Levchin, HVF Labs

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In this interview, Max Levchin explains what it means to improve lives by extracting insights from the vast quantities of recordable information around us. He also reveals the importance of vision and how to enter new industries.

Jul 30 2014

44mins

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Bootstrapping your Startup with Ryan Carson, Treehouse

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In this interview, Ryan Carson takes us behind the scenes and shows us how we can successfully run a web start up on a low budget. We also touch on how to market your web app for free.

Jun 10 2011

26mins

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How to Pitch your Startup with Robert Scoble, Rackspace

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In this interview, Robert Scoble explains the best way to get the attention of journalists and investors. He reveals how to craft your story, the importance of social proof and why working the system to your advantage is necessary to succeed.

Sep 24 2013

41mins

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How to Grow your Startup with Josh Elman, Greylock

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In this interview, Josh Elman defines what it means to grow and why it all starts with building a habit around your product. We also delve into the importance of onboarding and how to get users.

Dec 23 2015

40mins

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Making the Right Choices with Danielle Morrill, Mattermark

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In this interview, Danielle Morrill reveals what it was like pivoting to work on Mattermark. We then explore why founders should take a long term approach and be committed to an idea. We also delve into acquiring customers, pricing and raising money effectively.

Jan 27 2016

31mins

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How to Be an Effective Leader with Claire Lew, Know Your Company

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In this interview, Claire Lew talks about leadership, how to keep your team motivated and the things leaders should avoid. We also talk about the importance of building relationships with your customers and the real reasons why people buy from you.

May 25 2018

1hr 8mins

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Stoicism for Startup Founders with Bill Irvine, Wright State University

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In this interview, Bill Irvine explains what it means to be a stoic. We discuss how to evaluate and pursue worthy goals and how to keep perspective during challenging times. We examine the necessity of failure in the pursuit of greatness and uncover the value of setbacks.

May 08 2018

48mins

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How to Create a Company with Soul with James Freeman, Blue Bottle Coffee

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In this interview, James Freeman reveals what it was like starting Blue Bottle Coffee. He explains the importance of pursuing simplicity and creating an overarching experience. We also talk about building a business that stands for something and what he does to find inspiration.

May 02 2018

50mins

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Why Building a Startup is Hard with Keith Rabois, Khosla Ventures

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In this interview, Keith Rabois explains the importance of hard work and turning your startup into a smooth machine. We discuss management styles, the downfall of remote working and how to go about hiring talented people.

Apr 22 2018

44mins

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How to Take a Company Public with Geoff Donaker, Yelp

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In this interview, Geoff Donaker explains the details involved in taking a company public, from hiring a CFO through to collaborating with an accounting firm. We examine the job of the COO, the role of experimentation in the shaping of business models and the principles of scaling. We finish with a discussion of his investing strategy.

Jan 30 2018

52mins

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The Art of Product Management with Michael Sippey, Medium

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In this interview, Michael Sippey explains each stage of his product management process; research, idea validation and product iteration. We discuss the evolution of Medium and how to go about defining one’s vision and strategy.

Jan 26 2018

53mins

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How To Stay Focused with Cal Newport, Author

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In this interview, Cal Newport argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. He provides practical examples to escape the being caught in the frantic blur of e-mail and social media.

Jan 17 2018

58mins

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How to Get Your First Users with Wade Foster, Zapier

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In this interview, Wade Foster reveals how Zapier started and the way they got their first users. We talk about the best practices of getting customer feedback and where to find your best ideas. We also look at content strategy, the benefit of having a co-founder and managing remote teams.

Dec 14 2017

1hr 4mins

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Launching a Profitable Business with Joel Gascoigne, Buffer

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In this interview, Joel Gasgoine explains how to enter a competitive market and the importance of focus. We talk about experimenting with pricing, how pricing impacts churn and the best practices for launching multiple products. We also review his favourite ways to validate business ideas.

Dec 03 2017

1hr 18mins

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How to Make Product Decisions with Des Traynor, Intercom

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In this interview, Des Traynor reveals Intercom’s product strategy and the central role vision formation plays within his company. We discuss prioritisation and the value of saying no to new features. We conclude with a review of the jobs to be done framework and some disruptive technologies that could affect Intercom’s future.

Nov 26 2017

59mins

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How to Build Communities with Jeff Atwood, Discourse

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In this interview, Jeff Atwood reveals what led to the success of Stack Overflow and how he managed to beat the incumbents. We discuss the importance of building software iteratively and how to gather the right feedback. We also talk about the vision for his new company Discourse.

Nov 18 2017

1hr 7mins

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Building a Company on Your Terms with Chris Savage, Wistia

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In this interview, Chris Savage explains how to achieve product-market fit, and the importance of rejecting short term opportunity to build long-term value. We also discuss his principle of profitability over growth and the future of video.

Nov 12 2017

48mins

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Why Founders Need a Strategy with Brian Singerman, Founders Fund

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In this interview, Brian Singerman explains why he doesn't have an investment thesis and why he’s agnostic to both sector and stage. We also discuss business strategy and the importance of finding a unique competitive advantage.

Oct 29 2017

39mins

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How to Raise Money from Investors with Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures

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In this interview, Charles Hudson explains how seed investing has changed over the years. We talk about his process for raising money, the details of his new fund and the things founders should be cautious of when working with investors.

Oct 26 2017

42mins

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How to Find Product Market Fit with Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront

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In this interview, Andy Rachleff explains why big business opportunities are based off inflexion points and why founders shouldn’t pursue the obvious problem-solving ideas. We also discuss how CEOs can best balance personal decision making with the seeking of counsel in order to thrive in times of uncertainty.

Oct 18 2017

50mins

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How to Build a Business with Jon Callaghan, True Ventures

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In this interview, Jon Callaghan explains the basics of running a business and why it's all about creating value for the right customer. We talk about customer acquisition, laying the right foundation and raising money from the right investors and managing expectations.

Sep 16 2017

1hr 8mins

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How to Think about The Future with Kevin Kelly, Wired

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In this interview, Kevin Kelly explains why he's optimistic about the future and the inevitable technological advancements that will play a pivotal role in our lives. We also explore virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Aug 31 2017

38mins

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How to Build Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal, Author

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In this interview, Nir Eyal explains how to build a product that sticks. We explore why engagement is initially more important than growth and the importance of user narratives to simplify the product experience.

Aug 14 2017

44mins

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How to Succeed at SaaS with David Skok, Matrix Partners

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In this interview, David Skok explains effective sale strategies and how people buy. We also discuss reducing churn, increasing retention and the importance of improving your sales funnel.

Jul 18 2017

1hr 2mins

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How We Invest with Andy Weissman, USV

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​In this interview, Andy Weissmann shares the firm's investment thesis​ and ​how they spot investment opportunities. We also discuss the obstacles founder​s​ typically face when running a startup.​

May 30 2017

50mins

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