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The new way of raising capital: equity crowdfunding

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Jul 16, 2018
A while back we had a sponsor called StartEngine and I was really excited about it. The reason was because it was a new way to raise money. But what really got my attention was the bio section of the founder. His background was fascinating. I invited him here to talk about the revolutionary...

iFart creator Joel Comm tells me I need to chill out and have more fun

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Jul 13, 2018
Today’s guest created an app that got my attention years ago. It was called iFart. I’m not really into fart humor but the reason I downloaded it is because everyone else was freaking downloading it and I wanted to see what it was. I tried it a couple of times and it felt inauthentic...

Can the headache of outsourcing be solved?

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Jul 11, 2018
Today’s guest runs a company called The Virtual Hub, outsourcing simplified. Here’s why outsourcing needs to be simplified. Like many of the people who I’ve interviewed, I read “The 4-hour Workweek” where Tim Ferriss talks about how to hire outsourcers. And he makes...

The business behind online reputations

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Jul 9, 2018
Today’s guest is someone who had an experience with a client and it changed his life. I’ll let him tell you what happened in this interview that led him to create a company. Jason Dolle is the founder of Testimonial Tree, which helps businesses get positive online reviews and...

How a bootstrapper pivots against obsolescence

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Jul 6, 2018
I’ve got Macs all over my office and they all come with Keynote for creating presentations FOR FREE! And still, today’s guest decided he wanted to get into the space even though he’s be competing with one of the best software creators in the world. Payman Taei is the founder of Visme, a...

How Open Listings is becoming the Instagram for real estate

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Jul 4, 2018
Today’s guest was looking to buy a house. And when he did, he looked at his broker and thought, “What the hell do I need him for?” That realization gave him an idea for a new business. He built it and it’s now changing the way people buy homes. Within three years, he’s done over $10M...

The story of how Typeform was built

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Jul 2, 2018
I noticed something happening online a few years ago. Instead of people using the old forms that were out there, instead of embedding a form on their sites, people just went to Typeform. I started noticing it more and more and I thought it was interesting. The forms were one line, one question...

How Skybell founder defeated his counter mind.

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Jun 29, 2018
I am especially excited about today’s guest. The reason is that he’s a guy who admits to having depression, admits to having what I’ve called a counter mind. But he has accomplished so much by breaking free of those limitations. I want to talk about how he did it. Andrew Thomas...

Scott Gerber of YEC returns to Mixergy

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Jun 27, 2018
I’m constantly worried about my own reputation, and here’s what scared me about today’s guesy. Scott Gerber sent me this sizzle reel that made him look so good. I go, “This is a guy who’s really good at being on the news, but I don’t even fricking know his...

The company you’ve never heard of whose software you’re probably using

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Jun 25, 2018
You won’t recognize the company we’re talking about in today’s interview but you will recognize many of the apps that use their software to get more insight on their users. Today’s guest is Gil Dudkiewicz. Gil is the founder of StartApp which builds solutions for app...

Case Study: A business idea that could only exist in the chat space

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Jun 22, 2018
I’ve been looking for a big success in the chat space to bring on Mixergy. I asked Nir Eyal about it and he said, “What about Swelly?” Nir introduced me to the founder and he agreed to do an interview. Today’s guest came up with an idea that couldn’t exist outside...

The completely scrappy way to build a two-sided marketplace

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Jun 20, 2018
Today’s guest caught a Mixergy interview, sent the transcript to a friend, and that’s what informed them how to start the business we’re going to talk about today. That’s the circle of Mixergy. Mark Hughes is the cofounder of Tutorful, a marketplace where users can find and book tutors....

Rand Fishkin’s Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

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Jun 18, 2018
Today I’ve got Rand Fishkin, the co-founder of Moz. He’s also the author of a book that I’ve really been enjoying “Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World.” Rand is known for giving people really actionable, useful, effective advice on...

Opening up about cofounder issues

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Jun 15, 2018
Today we’re going to talk about something that I’ve never been able to get another founder to talk about. Cofounder issues. We’ve seen it break up so many companies. We’re going to talk about it in this interview. Ben Fox is the cofounder of Site5, a hosting company built for designers...

How to be ballsy to create opportunity (even if you have no experience)

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Jun 13, 2018
I am not about to build a shoe company; I am not about to do anything like today’s guest has done but I’m still in awe of what he’s been able to do. He’s created dress shoes that are as comfortable as sneakers and a business that he’s built from scratch. Justin Schneider is the...

How Codementor is connecting developers with mentors

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Jun 11, 2018
I remember when today’s guest posted on Hacker News that he has launched this new thing. It’s called Codementor, instant one-on-one mentoring. If you’re a developer or someone learning to code, you want a pro to just look over your shoulder and give you feedback. And so, I...

Using software to improve an antiquated business process

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Jun 8, 2018
One thing that I haven’t really explored in these interviews is that it’s not just finding a pain but often finding new technology to address the pain. There’s a reason why the pain hadn’t been addressed in the past, and often it’s the technology wasn’t there...

Two New Zealand founders bootstrap a software for boarding schools

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Jun 6, 2018
Today’s guests started a business based on an understanding they had about boarding schools. They thought boarding schools had a problem that was big enough for them to solve with software. They are here to talk about how they did it. Kurt Meyer and Paul Organ are the founders of Boardingware...

How a property manager looking to save time launched Rentec Direct

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Jun 4, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who owned some property, managed that property by himself, and used Excel to do it all manually. Then he said, “There’s got to be a better way. I can’t keep dealing with this is, especially if I start buying more properties.” So he...

How software is helping smaller e-commerce players grow their businesses

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Jun 1, 2018
I’ve got to be honest with you that before this interview started, I thought, “I’m about to present my audience with yet another Amazon e-commerce business.” And then I said, “It’s okay. It’s actually imperative that I interview more entrepreneurs in...

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