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Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. Executive editor Jon Fine and regular participants include: Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, staff writer Emily Canal, staff reporter Lu Gonzales and more.

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Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. Executive editor Jon Fine and regular participants include: Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, staff writer Emily Canal, staff reporter Lu Gonzales and more.

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109 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
12
15
8
11

Excellent

By Raterade7777 - Oct 13 2017
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Love the Inc. Uncensored crew.

Great Production!

By bkaudiolovers - Oct 11 2017
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Kudos to producer for putting together a great show!

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Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. Executive editor Jon Fine and regular participants include: Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, staff writer Emily Canal, staff reporter Lu Gonzales and more.

#223 From Near-Failure to $1B: Trek Bicycles

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Inc.'s writers and editors explore the rise, and near-fall, and rise of an iconic American bike brand. Plus: How angel investing really works, and an interview with the founder of Happy Howie's All Natural Dog Treats.

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May 31 2019

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#54: Hackers Are Coming For Your W-2s

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The Inc. team talks about this year's tax fraud epidemic and how hackers are stealing tens of thousands of W-2s through email phishing scams. They also discuss how Casper and other mattress manufacturing startups are going after Sleepy's and 1-800-Mattress, and how a Bronx-based pharmacy turned into a $70 million business selling everyday items on Amazon.   

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Mar 05 2016

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#110: The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

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This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss Anna Hensel’s feature in the April issue exploring the daily habits of successful entrepreneurs, like Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Then we talk about how, in the wake of the recent Westminster attacks, the UK government is accusing encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp of providing terrorists with a “hiding place." Lastly, the crew interviews a former Inc. staffer, Laura Rich, co-founder and CEO of the media and events company Street Fight, about selling to Brandify and how her background in business reporting helped her as an entrepreneur.

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Mar 31 2017

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#244 The New Instagram Mentors

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Unpacking WeWork’s $9.5 billion rescue package and what it means for the co-working industry. Plus, highlights from Shark Tank’s season 11 and the new way entrepreneurs are broadcasting their best business advice. 

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Oct 25 2019

37mins

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#50: This Startup Is Going After Internet Service Providers

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This week, Inc. editors and writers Jim Ledbetter, Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz talk about how entrepreneur Chet Kanojia launched new startup Starry that is set to disrupt the monopolies of Internet Service Providers, how Under Armour is getting into the wearable game, and how serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is starting a new class at Stanford that brings real military battlefield problems to grad students to solve and build products to sell the military.

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Feb 05 2016

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#211 Life Hacks From Inc.'s Superstar Entrepreneurs

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Inside the Google pay study, life hacks and great advice that fueled business success, and the scrappiest, most innovative toy companies. Plus more from the writers and editors of Inc. magazine.

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Mar 08 2019

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#177 The Middle Class Cannot Afford America Anymore

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This week, journalist Alissa Quart talks about her new book “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America,” which chronicles the demise of the middle class. Inc. editors and writers also talk about how a personalized vitamin startup launched a fake company on Facebook to test its technology before going to market and the group also explores this year’s most popular hacking methods. 

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Jul 13 2018

35mins

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#243 Radical Candor With Kim Scott

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Hey, boss: Strike the sweet spot between obnoxiously aggressive and ruinously empathetic. Also, Inc.'s editors discuss the highlights from the annual Inc. 5000 conference and gala.

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Oct 18 2019

33mins

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#207 Everything You Need to Know About Money When Starting a Business

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Inc.'s writers and editors discuss Maria Aspan's new book, Startup Money Made Easy, how fancy parental perks are helping retain talent, and three young companies trying to take a slice of the men's health-care market (what could go wrong?).

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Feb 08 2019

34mins

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#220 These Women Started Companies—While Starting Their Families

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Inc.'s writers and editors go inside the inspirational stories founders of startups who built their company while they were also starting families. Plus: inside the story of the White House clearing a plan to issue 30,000 extra seasonal-worker visas for this summer. And, the true impact of a tweet: What happens when your tiny company goes viral?

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May 10 2019

41mins

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#106: For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Leap in Space Travel

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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Snap Inc.’s initial public offering, and whether the young social media company will be able to live up to the hype. Then the crew discusses Elon Musk’s announcement that next year SpaceX will transport two private citizens into deep space for a trip around the moon. And finally, our Exit Interview features Paul Danner, the CEO of Alliance MMA, a mixed-martial arts promotion company, on taking Alliance MMA public and being the only publicly-traded company of its kind.

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Mar 03 2017

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#78: A Look Inside the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.

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This week, Inc. editors and writers take us inside America's fastest-growing companies that topped this year's Inc. 500 list. Hear about a family chocolate company that made treats for politicians in Washington D.C., find out how a company that teaches groups how to paint scaled to a $55 million business, and get introduced to a specialty pharmacy in Pittsburgh that grew its revenue by over 13,000 percent by focusing on "orphan drugs" that treat patients with rare diseases.

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Aug 19 2016

33mins

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#191 How a Scrappy Vape Startup Grew to $15 Billion--Amid Wild Controversy

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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss Juul, the San Francisco startup that inherited the tobacco industry’s baggage. Plus, they explore how innovative startups are rethinking the future of malls and why Mark Cuban invested in a founder who kept her day job

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Oct 19 2018

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#79: The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on the West Coast

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This week, Inc. editors and writers reveal which city is home to the most start-ups on this year’s Inc 500 list, delve into the concept of universal basic income, and provide insight into Inc’s exclusive interview with Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist.

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Aug 26 2016

45mins

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#109: The Founder of Thinx Revolutionized Periods, but Was She Too Extreme for Her Own Company?

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This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss Thinx founder Miki Agrawal's controversial leadership style, and the numerous employee complaints it has sparked. Then the crew recaps SXSW and, in particular, the attention paid to the subject of artificial intelligence during the conference. Finally, we interview Kenneth Ziegler, the CEO of Logicworks, on the company's recent partnership with Pamplona Capital, and the transition from being an Amazon competitor to a collaborator.

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Mar 24 2017

44mins

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#105: The Legal Battle Brewing Between a TV Star and a Coffee Entrepreneur

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This week, Inc. writers and editors talk about Europe's explosion of entrepreneurial activity, and how one small, post-Communist country, in particular, is becoming a hotspot for entrepreneurship. The crew also discusses the legal battle between Marcus Lemonis, the star of the TV show “The Profit,” and Chicago coffee entrepreneur Phil Tadros. Lastly, serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber recounts what he's learned from launching and selling multiple companies, with varying degrees of success, and the advice he would give to his younger self.

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Feb 24 2017

39mins

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#76: Hacking The Opioid Crisis

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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Meghan Whitman has put her support behind Hillary Clinton, the battle between Uber and Didi Chuxing over China's car-hailing market, and how a pharmaceutical company is trying to help fix the opioid epidemic in the U.S.

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Aug 05 2016

43mins

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Ep 34: LSD, The Perfect Headache Cure

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Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about how Playboy will stop publishing nude photos, how B Corps are trying to save the world while still making big bucks, and how a renaissance of psychedelic research has found incredible applications for non-toxic drugs once thought to be deadly.
 
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Oct 16 2015

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#75: The Next Thing In Office Trends: Bullet Proof Cubicles

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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Ballistic Furniture Systems, a company that is making bullet-resistant panels for office furniture and public space to help protect people during mass shootings. During this week's Serious Business debate, Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter hosts a debate between Ed Ireland, from the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, Bud Weinstein, Southern Methodist Universioty's Maguire Energy Institute; Ledbetter; Charlie Hemmeline, from the Texas Solar Power Association, Shalini Ramanathan, from wind and solar project developer RES Americas, about if businesses should receive renewable energy subsidies. Lastly, Jonathan Zweig, founder of AdColony, talks about how he sold his company to Opera for $350 million. 

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Jul 29 2016

1hr 6mins

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#232 This Company Wants To Buy your Home—Now

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Inside the company flipping America. Plus: Your vanishing $125 from Equifax, and how ClassPass finally found a sturdy business model. 

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Aug 02 2019

32mins

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#249 Mead, Weed, Gambling, and Ice Cream

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Inside look at the rise of mead, the medieval drink made out of fermented honey. Plus, a little history about the Museum of Ice Cream and the underground world of vice investing.

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Nov 29 2019

32mins

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#248 Warby Parker, Beyond Glasses

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How the direct-to-consumer pioneer is growing, and counterintuitively. Plus: Inc.'s writers and editors discuss a new social network's curious launch, and a radical statement on funding women.

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Nov 22 2019

39mins

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#247 Why Silicon Valley Just Can’t Kill TikTok

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The Chinese social media app’s red-hot rise has ruffled some American feathers. Plus, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd’s newest gig and a fascinating update on the food delivery wars.

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Nov 15 2019

34mins

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#246 He Wanted to Be a Priest. Now He's 3-D Printing Homes.

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How a tiny Austin-based startup is changing the world, one 3-D printed home at a time. Plus, the gender equity gap and how tech giants are helping solve California’s housing crisis. 

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Nov 08 2019

36mins

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#245 The Great CEO Exodus of 2019

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When SoftBank launched its $100 billion Vision Fund in 2017, it turned the venture capital model on its head. Now, several of its high-profile investments are under serious financial strain. Plus, the Great CEO Exodus of 2019 and the story behind Halloween candymaker Smarties. 

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Nov 01 2019

34mins

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#244 The New Instagram Mentors

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Unpacking WeWork’s $9.5 billion rescue package and what it means for the co-working industry. Plus, highlights from Shark Tank’s season 11 and the new way entrepreneurs are broadcasting their best business advice. 

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Oct 25 2019

37mins

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#243 Radical Candor With Kim Scott

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Hey, boss: Strike the sweet spot between obnoxiously aggressive and ruinously empathetic. Also, Inc.'s editors discuss the highlights from the annual Inc. 5000 conference and gala.

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Oct 18 2019

33mins

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#242 Why Google's Face Scanning Program Was Disturbing

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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Google's controversial "field research" program that was recently suspended. Plus, they talk about Phoenix's startup ecosystem and Inc. Editor in Chief Jim Ledbetter's conversation with Away Founder Jen Rubio ahead of the Inc. 5000 conference. 

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Oct 11 2019

23mins

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#241 An MIT Researcher’s Fascinating Take on Modern Capitalism

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Andrew McAfee thinks humanity’s latest milestone could impact economies everywhere. Plus, the growth behind one of America’s hottest skincare brands and a Florida startup’s dramatically risky approach to health care.

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Oct 04 2019

27mins

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#240 How WeWork Lost Its CEO and More Than $30 Billion in Value in Less Than 8 Weeks

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What you need to know about WeWork's IPO implosion. Plus, how GitLab maintains an 850 remote employee workforce and why people are tracking horserace sales and thinking about recession. 

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Sep 27 2019

35mins

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#239 The Story of Inc.'s Groundbreaking October Cover

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Inc.'s editors and writers discuss the making of the 2019 Female Founders 100, our historic cover featuring a visibly pregnant CEO, and fascinating haptic technology to help visually impaired individuals.

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Sep 20 2019

36mins

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#238 Here's What You Need to Know to Survive a Down Round

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What makes down rounds a really uncomfortable topic for startup founders. Plus, the state of Latinx entrepreneurship and the World's Coolest Offices in 2019.

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Sep 13 2019

25mins

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#237 Peeling Back the Curtain on the Inc. 5000

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Inside the do’s and don’ts of applying for the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Plus, one startup that’s trying to help workplaces prepare for active shooter situations and another that’s fueling its $1 billion valuation by playing Fortnite at work.

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Sep 06 2019

27mins

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#236 The Inside Scoop on the New ’Shark Tank’ Guest Judges

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These four all-star entrepreneurs each bring something to the table as investors. Plus, a mentor-mentee relationship with tangible results and a startup selling more Georgia peaches than anyone else in America.

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Aug 30 2019

31mins

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#235 The Bizarre Origin Stories of This Year’s Inc. 5000 Startups

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How Freestar, Cece’s Veggie Co., and Untappd took surprising routes to land on this year's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

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Aug 23 2019

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#234 Behind the Meteoric Rise of This Year’s Top Performing Companies and 1 Cautionary Tale

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Inc. writers and editors unpack the best stories from this year’s Inc. 5000, along with a horror story every fast-growing company founder should note.

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Aug 16 2019

34mins

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#233 Not Your Everyday Billion-Dollar Tech Startup

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On this week’s Inc. Uncensored: The surprising founder and story behind EZCater, anonline marketplace for catering valued at $1.25 billion. Plus, a look at 8chan, one of the internet’s darkest corners. 

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Aug 09 2019

29mins

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#232 This Company Wants To Buy your Home—Now

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Inside the company flipping America. Plus: Your vanishing $125 from Equifax, and how ClassPass finally found a sturdy business model. 

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Aug 02 2019

32mins

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#231 Employer Spying Is Getting Really Creepy

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Technology is giving employers unprecedented access to their employees’ lives. Plus, Miami’s startup hotspot reputation and a luxury dentistry startup with big-name clients. 

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Jul 26 2019

25mins

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#230 Inside Facebook's Cryptocurrency Fight

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This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Facebook's hearings over Libra, its proposed cryptocurrency that's making lawmakers uneasy. Plus, they talk about how Samin Nosrat, author of Salt Fat Acid Heat, aspires to be a better leader and which city in the U.S. is the best to launch a brewery. 

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Jul 19 2019

27mins

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