Do you know these people? Can you help us book them?

Hey, Alex Champagne here:

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I’m the booking producer and need some help finding a few kick-ass founders so that we can have them on the show.

If you have contact info for any of these entrepreneurs and/or could introduce them, could you email me?

Use this email: AlexBooker@mixergy.com

Here are the 5 we’re looking for this week:

  • Founder of Fiverr — Micha Kaufman
  • Founders of Guru — James Slavet
  • Founder of Huy Fong Foods Inc (Sarachi) —  David Tran
  • Founder of Answers.com — Bob Rosenschein
  • Founder of Dailymotion — Olivier Poitrey

Also, If you have any suggestions for future interviewees — let me know in the comments.

Cheers,

– Alex

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    These guys are building incredibly companies, but hardly speak in public. Those are the kinds of interviewees that will show you a new way of looking at your business.

  • Dr. Jakob Bargak

    Chad Mureta?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    What do you mean?

  • Dr. Jakob Bargak

    The guy knows how to build sustainable mobile app companies. I think, Mixergy audience can benefit from you interrogating Chad.

  • christopherjacob

    Suggestion.

    Ev Williams
    I make systems that encourage typing and thinking (Blogger, Twitter, Medium). @ev https://medium.com/about/9e53ca408c48

    His insights on online publishing and building engaging platforms would be fascinating. He is also a brilliant writer – which really makes me want to hear what he has to say in an intelligent conversation.

  • christopherjacob

    Suggestion.

    Travis Kalanick of Uber
    Disruption. Offline startup. Insane growth.

    Travis Kalanick at Startup School 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFmhPmQhXjE

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Oh. You’re right. I know he’d be a good interviewee because he was already on.

  • http://twitter.com/AdrijusG Adrijus Guscia

    I’d suggest a bit different interview guest – Dan Andrews/Ian S. from http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com – him and partner run few furniture businesses in 7 figures and also travel a lot, aren’t tied to their offices and have freedom. Not standard Startup story but it can suggest another cool path for entrepreneurs. And they aren’t usual Internet Marketing folks, many years of experience online and offline doing business.

    Guys also help ton of other business owners already with their own community website and meetups. You recently had Pat Flynn interviewed, he could introduce you to LBP folks.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Good idea. Could you intro Alex?

  • mattejames

    I would absolutely love to hear Andrew interview Elon Musk. I know he must be an incredibly hard person to get ahold of, but Andrew’s interviews always go in super interesting, non-traditional directions and I’d love to hear Elon be asked those kinds of questions.

  • eplurib

    I think that high profile entrepreneurs who are actively growing their companies are less likely to be completely frank about their direction or their mistakes. We’re not going to hear “I am blind” (loved the Jay Shapiro interview!) or “my credit card balance exceeds $125K,” except in retrospect.

  • http://www.bookcovercafe.com Anthony

    Proofreading Pal is one of my favourite interviews, because Brian has a service based business. Andrew, you referred to the difficulty of service-based businesses in the interview with Jay Shapiro, I suggest you engage James Schramko of SuperFastBusiness.com.

    Aussie service-based business owner and entrepreneur doing 7 figures, who aims to hit 8 figures by 2014. Very diversified business model and has successfully added products. I’ve heard him mention you Andrew and Mixergy a couple of times and I’m sure he would welcome an email from you.

    I think there’s many service based entrepreneurs like myself and Brian of Proofreading Pal out there who want to hear from another interviewee who has a service based business/startup.

    Btw: becoming a premium member was one of the best things I’ve done for my personal education. Thank you.

  • Ethan Carver

    I would love to see an interview with Michael Dubin who founded Dollar Shave Club.

  • yaelgrauer

    I’d love to see that interview!

  • John Hawes

    Another vote for James Schramko. Because he’s been successful at different things he’s hard to pigeon-hole. But he’s particularly good at:

    Sales. Was repeat national sales leader for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. He then went on to develop sales training systems for MB.

    Service Businesses. He made big changes to his online service businesses 18 months ago. Listeners would benefit from learning the mistakes he made and how he fixed them.

    Team Leadership. He’s managed 80 people onsite in the past and currently has a virtual team of 60+. Listeners would benefit from learning how he recruits and manages his virtual team.

    Business Strategy. He developed a customer-centric business strategy over a decade ago which he’s successfully applied to his online businesses. Jay Abraham commented that his business was one of the best he’d seen in the past year.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Cheers Adrijus, thanks for the shout!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Dan@TropicalMBA.com

    Also if you guys are interested having more physical product and service entrepreneurs on the show, I can help dig up a bunch of successful people who would probably love to be on the show but don’t do the interview circuit.

    Agreed RE: Schramko above !

  • Mort Goldman

    I love Fiverr and that is a great idea for a podcast.

  • AlexChampagne

    Hey everyone,
    First off — thanks for all the help & great suggestions!

    Secondly — I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m working through verifying all the requests and will do my best to get as many qualified guests on as possible.

    I’ll post another & more specific update soon.

    Thanks again and keep ‘em coming!

    – Alex

  • John Hawes

    There’s an interesting trend in eCommerce where founders will build businesses around very niched communities:

    Cindy Joseph & Ezra Firestone of BOOM! by Cindy Joseph:
    http://www.boombycindyjoseph.com/#
    “Pro-Age Cosmetics” for baby boomers.

    Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal:
    http://www.nastygal.com/
    “Vintage Clothing” built from an eBay store.

    James Lillis of Black Milk Clothing:
    http://blackmilkclothing.com/
    Printed leggings. A lot of it built off a Facebook fan page

    Jodie Fox of Shoes of Prey:
    http://www.shoesofprey.com/
    Online custom made shoes.

  • James

    I’d like to hear an interview with Eric Bahn of Beat The GMAT. He just had a successful exit and has a great story of building up an extremely successful business with only a blog.

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  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Great list!

    I’m about to interview one of the co-founders of Shoes of Prey.

  • AlexChampagne

    Check your inbox Dan : )

  • AlexChampagne

    We sent him a request — feel free to shoot him an email and let him know why he should be on.

  • Cody Kociemba

    Kevin Rose would be AWESOME to have interviewed. He gives a lot of interviews on Foundation, but he never talks about his own success much or what he has done. The guy went from being a tv show host to deciding how Google spends millions of dollars a year, as well as many successful start ups.