Jay is the creator of Freelancing School, which provides the training and community to help people make a living freelancing. With three courses, coaching, and community support, Freelancing School has the tools to help creatives thrive as business owners. He is also the founder of Unreal Collective, a community for founders, freelancers, and creators. The flagship product is a 12-week accelerator program. Jay hosts Creative Elements, a podcast for creatives in the trenches of building their businesses, and upside, a podcast about startup investing outside of Silicon Valley. You can connect with Jay on Twitter @jayclouse or sign up for his weekly newsletter for creatives at jayclouse.com.
Interview begins: 10:30Debrief: 45:38Mary Grove is Managing Partner of Bread and Butter Ventures. She brings nearly two decades of leadership experience in technology, early-stage investing, and startup ecosystem growth. She began her career working on the Google IPO, and went on to lead new business development partnerships, negotiating early-stage product and technology deals worldwide. Mary then served as the founding director of Google for Startups, leading the company’s global efforts to support entrepreneurs in over 100 countries. After her 15 year career at Google, Mary worked as an investment partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund where she led dozens of investments in a range of sectors including healthcare, enterprise software, and fintech. She also built the fund’s portfolio support platform and built a network of over 150 mentors and partners to guide startup growth.She is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Silicon North Stars, a nonprofit that she and her husband Steve founded in 2013 to help young Minnesotans from underserved communities pursue careers in tech.  Mary serves on the boards of Vital Voices, the Minneapolis Foundation, and the Techstars Foundation. She earned her BA and MA from Stanford University. Mary and her family moved from Silicon Valley to Minneapolis in 2018 and she loves cooking, hiking, and getting to know Minnesota through the eyes of her three-year-old twins. Mary's bread and butter is helping organizations build teams and infrastructure to operate at scale, building partnerships, and home-cooked Thai recipes.Key points:  Vantage point within Google supporting startup weekend. 14:21 Why prefer a dutch auction style IPO vs the traditional IPO. 18:43 Early days if Google for Entrepreneurs 22:59 Starting Bread and Butter Ventures 27:23 Why in Minneapolis? 29:55 Starting a venture firm in 2020 35:45 Choosing the right teammates 37:35 Dropping city names to look for 43:18 Learn more about Bread & Butter Ventures:  https://www.breadandbutterventures.com/ Follow Mary Grove: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marygrove/ Follow upside on Twitter: https://twitter.com/upsidefmThis episode is sponsored by Enterprise Rising Conference.This year, Enterprise Rising is October 20-21 and totally online. If you're an enterprise SaaS startup then this will be the best online event you could attend all year.Get your tickets here and use promo code upside to save an additional 20%.–This episode is sponsored by Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, a full-service law firm known for assisting entrepreneurs across the Heartland.Click here to learn more about Taft–This episode of upside is also sponsored by Ethos Wealth Management. Managing wealth with an eye toward the future demands vigilance and skill in today’s global economy. Over the years, Ethos Wealth Management has worked with clients and their other professional advisors – including attorneys and accountants – to create comprehensive wealth management plans designed to make the best use of their wealth today and help ensure its endurance for future generations.They can do the same for you. Visit upside.fm/ethos to learn more.–Want to share information about your company, or an opportunity with the upside audience?Book a classified advertisement and your advertisement will be read in an upcoming episode of the show.Classified ads are priced at $100, and are: read by Jay and/or Eric on upside linked from the show notes linked from this website, upside.fm
Ryan Robinson is a full-time blogger, podcaster and content marketing consultant. His blog teaches people how to start a blog and grow a profitable side business. Ryan's site attracts more than 500,000 visitors per month and earns more than $450,000 in affiliate income per year. In this episode we talk about starting his blog, his process for creating headlines and outlines, ranking for search, and how great Planning allows him to consistently publish and compete for search traffic. Enroll in Ryan's Built to Blog courseJoin our community on Facebook Transcript and show notes can be found here. Brought to you by The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview begins: 11:02Debrief: 53:06Matt Valeo is the founder and CEO of Documo. Documo creates document workflow solutions that make working with documents easy, more secure, and better for the planet. Their product suite includes mSign, mFax, and mDrive.Documo was founded in 2017 and based in Las Vegas, Nevada.Key points:  Poker as a profession 11:21 Moving to San Diego 17:41 What keeps faxing around 22:17 Rebranding 26:39 Documo and Bootstrapping 28:05 Documo's Niche 30;29 What does Documo offer 35:22 Documo culture 45:13 Learn more about Documo: https://www.documo.com/ Follow Matt Valeo:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattvaleo/ Follow upside on Twitter: https://twitter.com/upsidefm---This episode is sponsored by Enterprise Rising Conference.This year, Enterprise Rising is October 20-21 and totally online. If you're an enterprise SaaS startup then this will be the best online event you could attend all year.Get your tickets here and use promo code upside to save an additional 20%.–This episode is sponsored by Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, a full-service law firm known for assisting entrepreneurs across the Heartland.Click here to learn more about Taft–This episode of upside is also sponsored by Ethos Wealth Management. Managing wealth with an eye toward the future demands vigilance and skill in today’s global economy. Over the years, Ethos Wealth Management has worked with clients and their other professional advisors – including attorneys and accountants – to create comprehensive wealth management plans designed to make the best use of their wealth today and help ensure its endurance for future generations.They can do the same for you. Visit upside.fm/ethos to learn more.–Want to share information about your company, or an opportunity with the upside audience?Book a classified advertisement and your advertisement will be read in an upcoming episode of the show.Classified ads are priced at $100, and are: read by Jay and/or Eric on upside linked from the show notes linked from this website, upside.fm
Eric Jorgenson is the author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness (also called Navalmanack). The Almanack is a collection of insight from Naval Ravikant that Eric curated from from Twitter, Podcasts, and Essays over the past decade. In this episode we talk about Eric’s process of creating the book, how he created his own constraints, how he managed to make progress while doing this as a side project, and why he believes Curation opens the door for more books like this.Join our community on Facebook Transcript and show notes can be found here. Brought to you by The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Birthdate
Jul 10th, 1991
Location
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Episode Count
191
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
1 week, 21 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 968366