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What big media taught Lin Dai about running a startup

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May 21, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who came from a part of the world and in a time when entrepreneurship was actually not encouraged. In fact in some ways it was an insult to say that you were entrepreneurial and capitalist minded. Throughout the years he kind of got closer and closer to...

How a Tinder Hack inspired a networking startup for women

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May 8, 2018
Today’s guest started out as a reporter when a Tinder hack led to a business idea for connecting women. She’s a pro at getting media attention and I want to learn how she does it. Pamela Newenham is the cofounder of GirlCrew, a platform for women to make new friends.

How stress affects a founder’s performance

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Apr 2, 2018
Today’s guest hit on an interesting issue. You’ve probably felt it but most of us don’t know what to do about it. Stress. Jane Smorodnikova is the founder of Welltory, an app that lets you measure your stress and be more aware of what’s going on in your body so you can understand...

La Biblia Reina Valera case study: How to build and sell a profitable app

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Mar 9, 2018
One of the things that I noticed living in San Francisco is every app seems to be built for the same group of people in Silicon Valley who all seem to be the same. But I also believe that there are fortunes to be made outside of the Silicon Valley mindset that the rest of the world might...

Is wine app Vivino going to be a unicorn?

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Jan 29, 2018
Today’s guest had an experience with wine that left him feeling stupid. Instead of feeling defeated by the experience he decided it was something he wanted to fix. And he did fix it. He created a solution called Vivino. It’s what many analysts are now calling a unicorn. Heini Zachariassen...

How a salesperson turned founder (by solving a pain for other salespeople)

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Nov 24, 2017
Today’s guest was a salesperson who was working in the field–he was driving around, talking to customers. And he noticed a pain. He was having trouble finding out where people were, how to get to the right people at the right time, and said, “You know what? There ought to be a...

How a partner at Sequoia thinks about startups

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Aug 16, 2017
This is what I love about San Francisco: I was out with my son and I met another father who was a founder. He was telling me about his new startup but what amazed me was the way he thought about it and how he thought about entrepreneurship in general. Today’s guest is a guy who thinks the...

How Master of Code is building chatbots for heavy-hitter clients

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Aug 11, 2017
I’ve been really obsessed with chatbots—I think it’s the future of company-to-human interaction. The more curious I got about the space the more I found out about the company Master of Code. At first I just thought of them as chatbot makers for heavy-hitter brands, but they do way more...

How Nowait modernized the restaurant waitlist (and sold to Yelp for $40M)

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Aug 2, 2017
I hate when I go to restaurants and I get one of those little plastic things that vibrates when my table is ready. I hate them because they don’t fit in my pocket, and I have to stand outside like a schmuck holding this thing in my hand. So when I heard that someone allowed restaurant...

How did a former emu rancher build a successful mobile app development company and sell it?

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Jul 21, 2017
How did a former emu rancher build a successful mobile app development company and sell it? Jordan Bryant is the Founder of ChamberDS which is a mobile app development company. Jordan Bryant went from being an emu rancher to helping customers build mobile apps despite not being a pro developer...

What didn’t kill Colin Hodge made him stronger

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Jun 30, 2017
In 2013 Colin Hodge was one of the most written about startup founders, because of his company’s suggestive name, Bang with Friends, and because of his masterful use of PR. Then Zynga sued him. Apple banned his app. And he had to lay off everyone on his team. This is the story of how he...

How Jo Overline kept SwingDev from being a one hit wonder

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May 12, 2017
How does a startup founder keep his company from being a “one hit” wonder? A few years ago, five actually, I did an interview with today’s entrepreneur, Jo Overline of SwingDev. A few weeks ago, Jo emailed me and said, “Andrew, we did it! We used to be a two person...

How Michael Acton Smith built profitable meditation site Calm.com

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Mar 8, 2017
I’m really proud to have today’s guest on. Partially because he has this calm sense of being I want to understand. But partially because he cofounded Calm.com and the numbers he shared with me are unbelievable. But he also has a long history of successes. We’ll dive into those in this...

Is a startup that’s trying to “boil the ocean” destined to fail?

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Oct 28, 2016
Today’s guest is a guy who had a grand vision. If you’re listening to me, you might also have one—but his seems even bigger. So big in fact, that his investors though he might have been high. They said he was trying to boil the ocean. Do way too much. Well, it turns out that it actually...

How a 17-year-old dropped out of high school to “burn his ships” and become an entrepreneur

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Oct 7, 2016
Seventeen minutes of my life were spent looking at the financials of today’s guest before this interview. His story seemed a little too good to be true. His name Chris Kelsey and he’s the founder of Appsitude, an app and web development firm. His revenue for the first also seemed too good...

How list-making app Workflowy got 1,000,000 registered users

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Feb 1, 2016
I recently got an email from a Mixergy fan named Utsab Saha that said, “You’ve got to check out the founder of this company. Back when he was in high school, he created this neat little business.” Then Utsab told me that this founder is now working on a company called...

How to run with giants like Bill Gates and Elon Musk

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Dec 2, 2015
I invited him here to talk about that and about what he's working on now...

Brian Wong talks battle scars and the building of Kiip

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Nov 16, 2015
Six years after I got an email from Mixergy fan Brian Wong, he's here to tell us how he built his company...

How an app built for Stripe lost its users

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Nov 2, 2015
One of the things I'm so proud of about Mixergy is that we don't just feature people who've built unicorns, billion-dollar businesses...

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