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How smart brands are using better data to personalize their message

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Apr 16, 2018
Today’s guest is a hustler. I could find research online to show it, but instead I’m going to tell you a story that he doesn’t know that I know about. He’s a guy who recognized that there’s a lot noise in the ad world. He came up with a great solution for it. Eric...

How to bootstrap a company while fully employed

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Apr 6, 2018
I’m excited to have today’s guest because he’s the kind of person who’s been on all those forums that I’ve been on forever, building his company quietly and making it into something really big. He did it without ever having that big TechCrunch moment where they say,...

Mark Cummins couldn’t get a job at Google…so he built a search engine so good that they acquired it

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Apr 4, 2018
Today we’ve got an entrepreneur who created a search engine and sold it to Google about 18 months later. He took some time off and in his off time he invested in some companies, learned the other side of the entrepreneurial journey, and now he is back with a brand new business. The...

How to spinoff a technology from an agency (successfully)

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Mar 30, 2018
Wait until you hear the story my guest today has to tell. I can’t believe that I didn’t know about this. Brandon Evans is a guy who started a company and sold it. Frankly, that alone would make for an interesting interview. But then started another company and was fired from it....

AppDynamics from idea to a $3.7 billion company

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Mar 28, 2018
It all started with a realization. Two, actually. Jyoti Bansal noticed that more of the software that controls our lives will be in the cloud, and that it would all eventually break. So he decided to create a company to help the people who make software understand what was going wrong so they...

Building a digital marketing agency from nothing

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Mar 21, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur I have known for 8 years. His name is Ross Hudgens and he’s the founder of Siege Media, a digital marketing agency with a focus on SEO. Here’s the thing that blew my mind about his story: I thought agencies could only grow so big and Siege Media has grown...

How to build a remote recruitment agency

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Feb 28, 2018
This interview is about how to build an online recruitment agency, which enables businesses to find remote IT employees. What I’m trying to figure out is how today’s guest is competing in a world with so many recruitment companies that are so deeply venture backed. How is he getting...

Enterprise sales done right

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Feb 26, 2018
Today’s guest helps executives and CEOs drive more predictable execution at their company. I want talk to him about that. I also want to talk to him about also NetQoS, which is the company that he founded. It was a developer of network and application performance management software which...

How 50 Cent, KISS, and Aerosmith are using Messenger marketing

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Feb 9, 2018
I am so frickin’ fascinated by chatbots and it’s because I recognized that reaching my audience via email was a losing proposition. No matter how much effort we were putting into better headlines, better copy, whatever, people just don’t love email. The benefit of Messenger is...

Bots for Business (and my big announcement)

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Feb 7, 2018
This interview is completely different from any other interview on Mixergy. Here’s why–A couple years ago, I invested in a company called Assist that went through a bunch of different iterations, but eventually, it became one of the first Facebook Messenger chatbot makers. I loved...

The story behind Formspring and Formstack

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Feb 2, 2018
I’ve been looking to understand today’s guest for years. He created one of the first form software on the Internet, the kind of form that you could put into your website. He created it, he built it up, he monetized it, and it went really well. And then, he comes up with this thing...

ActiveCampaign founder on keeping a SaaS relevant

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Jan 31, 2018
I’m fascinated by companies that endure leave a legacy. The truth is though that most software companies don’t really end up leaving a legacy. Which is why I was fascinated when I found out that ActiveCampaign was not just still around but growing and getting better and better. And...

How to do your own PR right

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Jan 24, 2018
I’ve noticed a problem, as today’s guest will tell you from his own experience, that most entrepreneurs are really crappy at getting PR. I’m shocked to hear him say it because I’ve known him for years and years and years. He’s got such a good touch and still he says...

How a chain of gyms inspired a software company

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Jan 15, 2018
Today’s guest had a job and came across a problem that was so painful he decided to solve it. As a result, Mike Brown is the founder of FISION which is sales enablement and marketing asset management tool. It gives salespeople all the digital assets they need to close more sales. He went all...

Solving the problem of lifecycle engagement

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Jan 12, 2018
It’s not that hard to get downloads for your app. What is hard is to get people to remember to keep coming back and using your it. The retention is so hard. Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who understood that pain long before other app makers and digital brands understood it. He created a...

A food delivery lifestyle business pivots to solve a bigger problem for grocery stores

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Jan 8, 2018
About six years ago I interviewed the entrepreneur you’re about to meet. He started a snack delivery service called Madtown Munchies and he built it up from one guy with a bicycle to a $380k business. We stayed in touch after that interview but recently I’ve been wondering what happened to...

The business behind hosting companies

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Jan 5, 2018
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who had a hosting company. They had a challenge with hosting videos on their site and they thought, “Let’s create a product that solves it.” And they did. And then it failed. But then they kept talking to their customers and understanding...

Building a company for legacy instead of exit

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Jan 1, 2018
Personally I think the importance on how fast a company can exit is the wrong way to think about business. More valuable than the exit is the legacy you leave behind and the impact your company has on the world. That’s why I’m so proud to have today’s guest on. He started back in the days...

How to systemize idea validation

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Dec 27, 2017
If you want to launch a new product but you want to figure out if it will even work before you launch it, today’s guest has found a way to help. Thor Ernstsson is the founder of Alpha which helps teams make better decisions based on users, products, and new markets. Here’s what that...

Case Study: How to get customer insights

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Dec 22, 2017
When I heard that the founders of LessAccounting sold their company I was completely surprised. They sold to another accounting software company that I’d never even heard of. Well, today I have founder of that company. Uday Koorella is the founder of Qount, which provides accounting...

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