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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 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...

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....

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...

How a bot solved the pain of scheduling

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May 30, 2018
Today’s guest started a company with the understanding that it’s hard for people to schedule meetings with each other. So he did what many people did before, which is he created an app. And like many people before him, the app that he created didn’t do so well. Then he turned...

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.

The risk and reward of chat as a platform

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Apr 20, 2018
I’ve been noticing that there’s a new platform and the new platform is chat. And today’s guest is a guy who said, “This is the perfect platform for what I have in mind,” which is a way for two people to connect with each other based on their interest or...

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 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...

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...

How Bubble founders are making coding obsolete

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Mar 23, 2018
Today’s guest says that his company is going to make coding obsolete. If anything, they’re going to probably be building or teaching people how to build using his creation. Emmanuel Straschnov is the cofounder of Bubble, a visual programming language for web and mobile...

How car-sharing GoGet was bootstrapped to $30M

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Mar 12, 2018
You guys are going to recognize the business model today’s guest created. It’s not laughable the way it was when he started out. People in the U.S. raised millions for that idea, he did not. It had to be bootstrapped. He built it from scratch and kept growing and growing and growing...

Meet the founder who’s taking on Shopify

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Mar 2, 2018
Today’s guest is a guy who has software that allows people to create online stores. The minute I heard about this idea, I said, “Whoa, he’s going to get crushed.” There are competitors already in the space who are really, really big. I’m talking about Amazon and...

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...

How to build a translation company

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Feb 16, 2018
The article Matei wrote on Startup Grind: https://www.startupgrind.com/blog/how-to-4x-your-revenue-with-one-inexpensive-hack/

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...

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