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How Nikolay Piriankov turned custom engagement rings into an online business

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Feb 10, 2017
Today I’ve got a guest who tried to get rich fast and instead, he lost a bunch of money. It’s one of those things that’s easier to smile about in retrospect, but at the time was painful. But today he’s running a company where he’s trying to get rich and the speed is...

Chatbot?! with Dmitry Dumik of ChatFuel

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Feb 8, 2017
Instead of an interview, this ended up being a conversation about the future of chatbots. I got so passionate about how messaging bots will change business that my voice became a bit hoarse. My guest, Dmitry Dumik is the founder of ChatFuel, the platform for building chatbots. I’ll have...

Proven marketing tactics from Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula

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Jan 25, 2017
Today I’ve got an author which may seem a little different but it’s really not. I used to think that authors don’t actually make money from their books. I thought they built up a reputation and make money selling consulting services but that the books are kind of a loss. And then I met...

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 to run a done-for-you service company without going crazy

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Dec 30, 2016
What today’s guest does is say to companies, Look, you hate handling all these email systems, landing page platforms, right? His company handles it all for them. I know everyone like me who uses marketing automation has a different goal and different set of software. Well, the company that...

How Iconfinder founder Martin LeBlanc built a marketplace for icons

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Dec 14, 2016
There was a day where I needed an icon for Mixergy so I Googled how to find one and that’s when I saw Iconfinder. I bought the icon I needed and it was so freaking easy. And it was just $1. I finally realized I knew who the founder was—I had been emailing with him since 2009. Today I’m...

How navigation app Skobbler beat Google Maps to the market

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Dec 5, 2016
The guest you’re going to meet today had this idea for a map company and the company, in many ways, beat Google Maps. You’ll hear how Google came in and became a harsh competitor. You’ll hear how today’s guest still ended up doing so well the company ended up being acquired. It’s an...

The Indian developers making a fortune selling plugins

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Oct 5, 2016
If you setup an online store, you might have noticed that you can install plugins to give your shop extra functionality. Webkul, a company you probably never heard of, is quietly developing a big business by making those plugins. We invited Vipin Sahu, the founder, to talk about how he built a...

How Spokeo is taking on Whitepages by bringing social data to people search

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Sep 9, 2016
I remember back in the mid-2000s the VCs and people in the tech community were really excited about the idea that just like Google searches for web pages, there were going to be these new search engines for people.  They were so hopped up about it. That’s the thing that was going to be...

How Kosta Gara survived an Iranian prison at age 13 and became a multimillionaire by 33

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Sep 7, 2016
I’ve got an interview here that I’m going to be honest with you, I can’t really wrap my head around it. There’s so much going on. I’m not sure what to make of it. Here’s the way that my team put it together here. I ask everyone on my team when they suggest a...

How Sprinklr became a billion dollar unicorn

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Jul 29, 2016
What you’ll notice when you look out into the entrepreneurial landscape is that most people don’t even see changes as they happen. It’s not until years later that they realize there’s been a big shift in the market. Well, today’s guest saw the big shift. One that went from email...

The story behind one of the biggest exits in Spain in 2015

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Jul 15, 2016
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who tried to order some food and it didn’t work out so well. He had very few options, it wasn’t a good experience, and he decided he could do it better. And he did. He did way better. Jose del Barrio started a company called La Nevera Roja—“The Red...

How Peter Muhlmann built a profitable review site

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Jul 8, 2016
In this interview, I’m going to be interviewing someone whose company I’m seeing a lot now. When I research companies, I often see that they have this little logo on their sites. It’s the Trustpilot logo. And I’ll be honest with you, when I first heard about this company,...

How a project management software found a gap in a crowded market

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Jun 29, 2016
I almost wasn’t going to do this interview. I just couldn’t believe that yet another project management software company could be doing well. I thought we had all the project management software apps that we needed. But then I saw who recommended today’s guest, a guy named...

How an Italian startup is helping brands connect with influencers

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Jun 27, 2016
I was talking to one of my customers recently and I said, “How are you getting your customers?” He and his cofounder had a line of makeup. I said, “How do you compete in the makeup space? Where are you getting your customers?” And he said Instagram. I said, “So,...

How Mitchell Harper built a $100,000,000 company, failed, and got back up

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Jun 22, 2016
I hope that decades from now people go back to these interviews to learn from this crop of entrepreneurs. And one I’ll be most proud is my interview with Mitchell Harper of BigCommerce. He’s a guy who started out bootstrapping, who built an incredible company, and who came on to talk about...

DesignCrowd founder doesn’t do interviews (except for this one)

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Jun 20, 2016
A few months ago we had a sponsor named DesignCrowd that I talked about a couple of times in interviews. But in private, my team and I were saying, “Those guys are making bank.” But we couldn’t really figure out how big they were. The more we looked into it, the more impressed...
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How to build a location independent team

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Jun 14, 2016
Alvaro Oliveira is the VP of Talent Operations at Toptal, an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers and designers in the world.

Timo Rein on growing Pipedrive from 1,000 customers to over 30,000

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Jun 3, 2016
There’s a piece of software that I use that’s built by the entrepreneur you’re about to meet today. It’s called Pipedrive. You’ve heard me talk about it forever because it changed our whole business. We used to struggle keeping track of all the potential...

How to use SEO hacks to get proof of concept

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Apr 27, 2016
Joining me today is a Mixergy fan was working at Amazon and had this crazy idea—why not create a product and sell it on Amazon? So he ran a test—which I think is really interesting—and when the test was successful he went for it. He built the business and now Joerg Kundrath is the...

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