startup podcasts

#1938 The REALLY big problem with being an early employee at a startup (and how to fix it)

I remember talking to a friend in San Francisco who told me he was running into a problem with his employees that is...

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#1822 Marathon Series: The Estonian bike sharing startup

I’m embarrassed to admit that I was surprised to learn that Estonia is one of the most technologically advanced...

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#1873 Case Study: Leaving an impressive corporate career to launch a data startup

Joining me is an entrepreneur from Italy who wanted to start a business so bad that he was doing it even as a child....

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#1681 How a founder must change as the company grows from startup to IPO

Joining me today is an entrepreneur who was working on a startup during the dot com boom and he was shaped by the...

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#1690 Can startup methodologies find life in the corporate world?

I’m fascinated by the company today’s guest started. You know how you see these amazing startup ideas and then you...

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#1704 How StyleKick co-founder had the confidence to switch from fashion to insurtech startup Cover

Joining me today is a guest who said before we started the interview: “Push my buttons.” He doesn’t want a weak...

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#1727 How Bubble is keeping software startups relevant in an age if Instagram stars

When I first started Mixergy, the entrepreneurial dream was to start a software company. Today people care more about...

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#1728 Marathon Series: A conversation 500 Startups VC Santiago Zavala

I don’t typically interview VCs because I’m not that interested in the financing of companies. But even people who...

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#1789 Inside the $100M dollar scooter sharing startup Spin

Today’s guest runs one of many companies that I think are not just changing my life, but changing the lives of...

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#1808 Marathon Series: The Singapore telco company with the heart of a SaaS startup

Today for my marathon series has brought me to Singapore. Abhishek Gupta is the co-founder of Circles Life, which...

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#1809 The startup with a social mission of solving the payday loan problem

Today’s guest looked around at the payday loans space, saw how many people are going to get payday loans at...

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#1887 Inside Google from startup stage to IPO

Today’s guest was one of the first 500 hires at Google. She stayed with Google for 10 years—all the way to IPO. But...

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#1990 HeyZap cofounder launches bank for startups

Four years ago today’s guest sold HeyZap for $45M. It was a long journey which we’ll talk about in this...

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#1991 Leveraging Upwork to launch your startup

Joining me is someone who essentially launched his business on Upwork and made over $1M dollars on the platform. I...

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Chris Guillebeau On Why You Need A Side Hustle (Even If You Love Your Job)

“If you’re worried about life-work balance, something is probably wrong with your life or your work. Instead of...

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SPI 316: The Art of Scaling with Nathan Chan from Foundr

How do you take an idea and grow it into a six-figure business, a multiple six-figure business, and then scale it to...

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SPI 317: Make Money with Your Skills—Creating Awesome with Roberto Blake

Let’s go back in time to the day after I lost my architecture job. What would you say to me? That’s the...

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SPI 318: Modern Mindfulness with Melissa Monte—An SPI Student and Her Successful Start

I’ve had a lot of requests for episodes like this, so we’re doing something a little different today....

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SPI 319: How to Work Less & Make More with James Schramko

James Schramko is as passionate about surfing as he is about working less, earning more, and helping people learn how...

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