At 27, Sara Blakely was selling fax machines and desperate to reinvent her life. So she came up with Spanx — hosiery that eliminates panty lines — and set to work building her business.
The newsletter company Mailchimp made an impressive $700 million dollars in revenue in 2019 and, after 20 years, it’s still owned and operated by co-founders, Ben Chestnut and Dan Kurzius. On this episode, Ben shares his tactics for staying foc
Never put a limit on your first idea. It could span your entire career. Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter and Medium (and before that: Blogger), shares what he learned in every iteration of his grand vision to connect the world’s brains. A rem
This week we are launching a new series centered on product-led growth. It only seems natural that our first guest is Blake Bartlett from OpenView Venture Partners. Blake has been on the frontlines of this term helping define it and advocating
Cole Raven has spent many years in Indiana. Immediately out of college, he started a business that failed quickly - but early on, he knew he wanted to do his own thing. His wife and he just moved to Hawaii... they have been a full time travelli
A chance encounter with a stranger gave Joe Gebbia an idea to help pay his rent. That idea turned into Airbnb — a company that now has more rooms than the biggest hotel chain in the world.
Alex Blumberg made his early career by helping build two of the most successful shows in radio and podcasting: Planet Money and This American Life. In 2014, convinced that podcasts could make money, he walked away from the safe umbrella of publ
Steve Huffman is the Co-Founder & CEO @ Reddit, home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection. To date, Reddit has raised over $550m in funding from some of the world's leading investors including Sequoi
John Willmoth is the Managing Partner at Poplar Ventures where he invests in many of Kentucky's most successful software companies. Before getting into the venture capital space, John helped grow the communications giant, Nextel, from just a fe
Episode 131: Bradley Davis, Co-Founder and CEO of Podchaser, talks about launching a start up, fundraising, and his evolving views on money. Guest Biography Podchaser is a Venture Capital-backed podcast database company founded in 2016 and led