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GroupMe founder on his $80M exit (and why he’s building his new company differently)

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Dec 6, 2017
I’m so excited about today’s guest. Years ago he created a software that allowed a group of people to talk to one another over text. It was called GroupMe and it felt like as soon as I even heard about the company it was sold in a life-changing exit. I always admired how they did it....

How to look at the data behind your startup

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Dec 4, 2017
My hesitation for you about this interview is once you find out what today’s guest does, you’re kind of going to feel a little bit like my mom did the first time I took her to an Apple Store. She was completely intimidated by the technology. Sometimes the things we’re a little...

How William Moore built a company so good Ross Perot wanted to buy it

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Oct 27, 2017
Today’s guest created a company and sold it to Ross Perot—Ross Perot! It’s called Rothwell International. It’s a contract programming company focused on object technology and, of course, we’re going to talk a little bit about the company that he’s got now. William...

Building a food company with tech startup methods

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Sep 13, 2017
Today’s guest took all the ideas that have made tech companies into phenomenal, fast-growing businesses–things like minimum viable product and customer development–and he applied them to the food industry. He created a brand that I see in stores all the time. Jon Sebastiani is...

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...

Why sell a profitable company to take a risk on a new one?

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Jul 31, 2017
David Rogenmoser finally had a profitable business. PayFunnels, which allowed businesses to offer hassle free, fast, online payments. How did he do it? And, more strangely, why did he sell it take a risk on a new company, Proof? Proof allows you to boost your website conversions with intelligent...

How Roman Kirsch sold Casacanda 9 months after launch and turned around and built an even bigger company with Lesara

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Jul 17, 2017
How Roman Kirsch sold Casacanda 9 months after launch and turned around and built an even bigger company with Lesara. Roman Kirsch is the founder of Lesara, which is an ecommerce site that sells clothes at a deep discount. Roman Krisch created Lesara back in 2013 and within three years had over...

How did Rhythm Superfoods top $10M in sales in less than 10 years?

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Jul 5, 2017
How did Rhythm Superfoods crush the healthy snack food market and top $10M in sales in less than 10 years? Scott Jensen is a Co-Founder of Rhythm Superfoods which is a healthy snack food brand that offers vegetarian, vegan, non-GMO and organic superfoods. Rhythm Superfoods was launched in 2009...

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...

Elite Daily acquired this week. Founder is on Mixergy now.

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Apr 17, 2017
How do you make a real business out of content? I can see how it can help advance a mission but as far as a real business, it seems like software is better way to go. So I’m always shocked when I hear someone has built a successful media company. Today’s guest is Gerard Adams. In 2011 he...

How Craig Malloy built and sold Lifesize for $405M (and then bought it back)

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Apr 12, 2017
Joining my today is a man who started a company, sold it, and is now running it again. Craig Malloy is the founder of Lifesize which provides enterprise and business class audio, video and web conferencing solutions. I invited him here to tell me how he built it and why it succeeded.

How getting burned by a developer inspired SD Squared Labs

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Feb 21, 2017
Joining me today is Sachin Dev Duggal. I know him as the guy who created Nivio, a company that actually let you get Windows apps on your freaking iPad, and it was all legal. It was this beautiful thing. People loved it. And he sold it. I thought we were going to do an interview about that and...

How a jerky founder learned to lead with emotional intelligence

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Jan 16, 2017
Today’s guest says that at one point in his life, he was a real ass. He says he was pushy and insistent on his approach until he discovered a better way. I initially invited him here just to talk about his business but I had no idea he’d be open to talking about that and the issues he had...

I enter the ring with Empire Flippers founder Justin Cooke

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Jan 13, 2017
Today’s guest is Justin Cooke, the founder of a marketplace where people go and buy and sell websites. I spent 25 minutes talking to people in his industry to make sure that he wasn’t just a nice guy who happens to have been a long-term Mixergy listener who is going to take...

How Attractive World founder sold a “hard-to-exit” dating site

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Jan 11, 2017
A few weeks ago today’s guest sold his company but one of the fascinating things to me is that it was a dating company. Andrew Chen wrote an article about why investors don’t fund dating sites. They have built in churn because once you match someone they no longer need the site, dating has...

How Chip Baker got into the business of marijuana

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Dec 12, 2016
Before I tell you about today’s guest, I want to tell you that I was watching the election results and saw that marijuana was legalized in California. I didn’t sit back and say, “Great, now I can smoke.” I said, “Great. I wonder who is building a business that is going to profit from...

What changes after a $50,000,000 cash exit?

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Nov 23, 2016
Back in 2013 I got an email from Jason Nazar announcing that his company DocStoc was being acquired by Intuit. But what was interesting to me was how he started the company back in 2006 as a site that helped you embed your documents on other sites, like MySpace. But the world changed and...

How Kit became a pioneer in the bot revolution

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Nov 18, 2016
Check out this scenario for today’s interview. Imagine you have a Shopify store and you want to sell more of your product. So you grab your phone, but instead of opening up an app, you actually text Kit. And you’ll get a response with a few options: Market a new or existing product, run a...

How Drip started as a widget and was acquired by Leadpages for a life-changing sum

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Nov 2, 2016
I’m really excited to have today’s guest on. This is a guy who has started things like MicroConf and Micropreneur Academy and he’s just been plugging away, bootstrapping from his house. The stuff he creates is high quality, the people he works with love him and have life-changing...

How to stay competitive when Elon Musk and Peter Thiel are gunning for you

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Oct 31, 2016
Matt Gillin, the guy you’re about to meet, started a business and very quickly had two big competitors—people who you already know. Elon Musk and Peter Thiel. And both of those guys came gunning for him. The way he dealt with that onslaught and the way he created his company allowed him to...

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