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Chat bots: How to get clients

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Oct 13, 2017
I’m so freaking obsessed with chat bots because I think it’s the future of online engagement. We’re spending more time in chat apps than we are in email and even social media. The guest I have for you today was running a successful businesses but he too became so obsessed with chat bots...

How to increase conversions with quizzes

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Oct 2, 2017
Today’s guest is Jeremy Ellens. He is the founder of LeadQuizzes, which helps you generate leads and sales using quizzes. He found a product that he wanted to build and a lot of services companies that try to build products fail, but he succeeded. He actually made it work. This product is...

How Testlio brought the power of a marketplace to the product testing space

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Sep 25, 2017
You’d think after 1,500 interviews I’d understand where all the interesting businesses are, where all the revenue is, but I still don’t. I’m still surprised by pockets of opportunity. Today’s guest is a perfect example. Joining me is Kristel Kruustuk. She’s...

Does the world need another freelancer marketplace? Freeeup founder says “Yes”

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Sep 22, 2017
If you’re an entrepreneur listening, chances are you’ve checked out some of the freelance sites looking for help with your website or app. In my case, I was looking for a researcher to get more info on my guests. You might have had the same experience that I did—the results I got back...

How a guy with no money launched a startup on Craigslist

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Sep 8, 2017
Imagine you’ve got no money, but you want to start a company. How would you do it? Well, today’s guest is a guy who was in that situation and decided he was going to start with nothing but a Craigslist ad. You’re about to hear how that took off. Michael Georgiou is the...

Case Study: Hiring a salesperson

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Aug 25, 2017
There’s a pattern that I noticed and I want to understand it a little bit better. The pattern is that successful entrepreneurs start out by understanding a specific customer pain, often by experiencing that pain themselves. Then they create a solution in the form of software that solves...

Selling on Amazon? Don’t miss this interview.

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Aug 23, 2017
A few weeks ago, I interviewed an entrepreneur who sells cups on Amazon. He’s making a killing so I interviewed him to find out how he grew his business. When the interview was done, he shot me an email and said, “Andrew, if you really want you to understand how we know what to sell....

Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, Changing the World

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Aug 21, 2017
When I first planned to do this interview, it was about today’s guest’s book and I said, “Great, another bullshit book by a software entrepreneur.” So I read this book within five minutes to prepare and I said, “Andrew, you made a big mistake. This is maybe the...

Can’t find a pain point? There’s another way to find your biz idea…

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Aug 18, 2017
I’ve noticed entrepreneurs will see a big problem in the world and they’ll create a business to address the pain point and capitalize on it. Today’s guest says he explicitly did not do that. He put down a list of criteria for what he wanted in a business and started thinking...

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 did Adii Pienaar launch Conversio and generate $2M in revenue in 2 years?

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Jul 28, 2017
What if you could build on your customer relationships simply by offering more attractive and functional email receipts? Adii Pienaar is the founder of Conversio which is an all-in-one marketing dashboard for eCommerce stores. Conversio helps eCommerce sites improve their relationships with...

How Kyle Racki persevered with building Proposify even when he didn’t have enough money to pay a toll

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Jul 19, 2017
How did Kyle Racki persevere with building Proposify even when he didn’t have enough money to pay a toll? Kyle Racki is the Founder of Proposify, which allows companies to make better proposals faster to win more business. Kyle Racki launched Proposify in 2013 and he and his co-founders...

How to look for a deep customer pain and address it

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Jul 10, 2017
How do you address a deep customer pain? Brandon Bruce is the Founder of Cirrus Insight, which makes it easier for sales people to log their information in Salesforce without ever leaving their email. Brandon was able to address such a deeply felt pain that he had customers lining up for Cirrus...

How a startup can win the trust of potential customers

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Jun 26, 2017
Imagine you are the Chief Marketing Officer of a publicly traded company and someone comes to you and says “Trust us with all of your data”. Would you trust them? Nadim Hossain Founder of BrightFunnel was able to gain the trust of potential customers and landed big enterprise...

How I launched, validated and got customers for Bot Academy

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Jun 21, 2017
I was just interviewed by another entrepreneur for another podcast where I was asked what you’re probably wondering…Why am I launching this thing called Bot Academy and what’s with this bot obsession? If you want to understand how I launched my business, validated it, and got my early...

How YouSendIt evolved to Hightail to adapt to a changing world

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Jun 9, 2017
I get shivers as I think about today’s guest, because I remember when I first used his software to send files before I even started Mixergy. The company did really well but they really needed to evolve because the world changed. It became easier and easier to send large files. Big companies...

The future of chat (and interacting with your customers)

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May 26, 2017
About a year ago I realized that no matter how much effort we’ve put into my email list, I could never double the response rate. We kept growing it, but people were not using email much. So I started looking around for solutions and I started looking at bots. Bots are basically software...

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 a former DJ and club owner built a profitable medical software company

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May 10, 2017
We’ve got weapon sales coming up in this interview. We’ve got entrepreneurial depression that nearly led to suicide. We’ve got partner issues that listeners in my audience need to know about. We’ve also got a real business with millions in sales. The guest you’re about to meet is Saud...

Case Study: Chat bot grows sales

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Apr 28, 2017
Wait till you see how Ezra Firestone uses chat bots to get real sales for his cosmetics company, Boom by Cindy Joseph.

How Doron Reuveni turned app testing into a $100M dollar business

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Apr 26, 2017
As a user, do you ever try a new app and come across a problem? What do you do? You probably give up on the app and go with one the competitors instead. Well, today’s guest founded a company that helps app makers identify those problems before that can happen. Doron Reuveni is the founder of...

The story behind the company that built TechCrunch’s bot

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Apr 19, 2017
I am obsessed with chatbots so the last time I had today’s guest on I asked him about chatbots instead of about his company. We even disagreed about the future of chatbots. But today I want to get into how he built his platform, Chatfuel. It’s the most popular platform for creating...

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 physical products convert to online continuity membership sales

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Apr 10, 2017
Today’s guest sells things like flashlights but apparently the big revenue doesn’t come from the flashlights but the continuity service he sells afterwards. So, you buy a flashlight and you sign yourself up for some kind of membership where he charges you on a regular basis for content he...

How do you grow from a successful business to a mega successful business?

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Apr 7, 2017
I have an interview today with a founder whose company I profiled back in 2014. The company was big back then but it’s grown and I want to know how. Origin stories are always interesting but I want to hear about growth. David Ciccarelli is the founder of Voices.com, an online marketplace...

Digging into the brilliant model behind CreativeLive

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Mar 20, 2017
Today’s entrepreneur is someone whose business model makes so much freaking sense. I wish I had done it. His name is Chase Jarvis and he’s the founder of CreativeLive, the world’s largest live-streaming education company. The thing that’s amazing about it is that he has celebrity...

Why you don’t need a million dollar idea to leave corporate life

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Mar 15, 2017
Today we’re talking to an entrepreneur who built a business helping bloggers get more readers. Dino Dogan is the co-founder of Triberr, which enables content creators to get more shares. More recently he bought MadeInNYC.com, a science lab to run business projects. It’s a virtual incubator...

How Nick Gray created a $1M business by hacking museum tours

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Feb 24, 2017
I hate to admit it, but I hesitated when someone suggested today’s guest. And you’ll see why when I tell you what he does. Today’s guest is Nick Gray. He is the founder of Museum Hack, which encourages people to explore museums in a new way. I get how that would be fun but I wasn’t sure...

Andy Rachleff on founding Benchmark & Wealthfront

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Feb 15, 2017
Joining me today is a man who founded one of the legendary firms in all of tech. He is the cofounder of Benchmark, the venture capital firm that has invested in companies such as Uber and Snap. Historically they’ve been known to have successes that go back to Ebay and here he is on Mixergy....

A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

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Jan 23, 2017
A few weeks ago I interviewed a founder and I couldn’t figure out why his company was so successful. His software was the same as his competition. The founder told me his company was using influence techniques in the way they create their content. I said, “Wow, that reminds me of this book...

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 land partnerships with big national brands

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Dec 19, 2016
Today’s guest had a problem. He wanted to give a card. He wanted to pay for a friend’s dinner remotely. He couldn’t do it and said, “I think there’s a solution here. I think I can build it.” And he built it up and my team of researchers talked to him. We...

Zapier founder on how to grow from your first user to your millionth user

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Nov 30, 2016
This interview is about how a company has grown. A few years ago I was contacted by this guy who barely had a business. But he said, Hey Andrew, I saw a problem that you have online and I have an idea for solving it. And he solved it for me. But he solved it in a pretty weird way but it was...

FreshBooks spent $10 mil to recreate software that already works

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Sep 20, 2016
I assumed Mike McDerment was doing this interview to announce he was selling FreshBooks. I’ve used FreshBooks to send out invoices pretty much since I started Mixergy.
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Create products people want (By building in increments)

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Sep 6, 2016
“We were throwing things against the wall,” says Justin Kan, founder of Justin.tv, Twitch, Exec, Socialcam, and now a Y Combinator partner. (He’s also a power-user on Snapchat, where he’s...

How a hippie raised in the woods of Maine coded (and sold) Infoactive

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Sep 2, 2016
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who really did not have a tech background. She had a hippie background that I’m so excited to talk about. But what’s even more interesting is the thing that she did to get into tech world and the startup world. It was something that shows what she’s...

Burned out on corporate bureaucracy, Elizabeth Dukes built a software to help companies run better

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Aug 29, 2016
My goal at Mixergy is to go outside of the Silicon Valley stuff that you hear over and over again, the same companies that you hear and see, and talk about. I want to introduce you to companies that you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, so that you can open your eyes to a new way of...

Three companies, three successes. Here’s how…

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Aug 5, 2016
Starting a company is really hard. Succeeding at a company is really hard. So when I find someone who’s done it three times, built three successful companies, I want to understand how he did it. That’s exactly what Travis Schneider did. Travis is the guy who first founded StarBrand...

How a techie dad built SellHack (while battling a life-changing diagnosis)

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Jul 18, 2016
We’ve got with us Ryan O’Donnell. He’s a guy who says that he and his cofounder are two techie dads who prefer to spend a coffee break in the middle of the day with their kids than with coworkers. They want to build the kind of company that they enjoy working in and that...

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,...

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