I was on the phone with Mike Alfred when he told me how his young company is growing sales and landing big customers, like Lockheed Martin. I thought he had some interesting techniques, so I invited him to Mixergy to teach sales.
Remember when I interviewed the founder of Ideal Bite about about how she sold her email newsletter business for a reported $20 million?
Jason Baptiste saw it and told me that Vital Juice is backed by the same investor (Pilot Group) and already has a bigger mailing list. So I invited Vital Juice’s co-founder Amanda Freeman to do an interview and teach how she built her business and why you should consider giving email more attention.
In 1999, life seemed great for Nihal Mehta. He raised money for an internet-based city guide after doing little more than scribbling an idea for a dotcom on a napkin. Those were heady days in the business.
There’s a shocking moment towards the end of this interview when I ask Jason Jacobs what kind of internet connection he’s on, and he says he’s “technically illiterate” and doesn’t know. The guy founded RunKeeper whose app has been installed on millions of mobile phones because it automagically lets runners track and share their runs. How did he do it if he’s technically illiterate and can’t code?
Adarsh Pallian saw a New York Times article about a loudmouth hedge fund manager who was starting to make a name for himself online. So he called him up, told him his site sucked and offered to help him fix it. They ended up working out a deal…