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Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy

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Andrew Warner

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171
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#2004 David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group

Today I have David Rubenstein, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist. But one of the things that I’m most excited to talk to him about is his book, How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEO’s, Founders and Game Changers, where he sat down with people like Oprah, Tim Cook, and past presidents. David Rubenstein is a billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is also a co-founder The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment company based in Washington, D.C. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk...

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#2004 David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group

#2003 Failure led to massive success

One of the biggest hesitations that can keep us from starting something is how much time, work, and money goes into building something that’s likely to fail. It gets in our head. It keeps us from building. Well, joining me as an entrepreneur who failed. He created a product called tldr.io. to summarize interesting content on the internet. He put a lot of himself into it and it still closed. But because of this bad experience, he ended up learning how to create, what to create, and when to create it. Today, Charles Miglietti is the founder of Toucan Toco, a data storytelling tool that is revolutionizing enterprise analytics. Charles Miglietti is the founder of Toucan Toco, a data storytelling tool that is revolutionizing enterprise analytics. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of optio...

--2 d ago
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#2003 Failure led to massive success

#2002 Edtech Series: Eruditus

Joining me is a guy who went to Harvard Business School and said, “This is really helpful, but it’s available to a limited number of people.” So he decided to make online top tier education available to more people. He created a company called Eruditus which makes really high quality education more affordable and accessible. It’s backed by people who don’t just throw money at things and hope they work–including the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. My guest today is Ashwin Damera. He previously founded TravelGuru which he sold to Travelocity. We’ll talk about that experience and why he’s taking such a different direction with his current company. Ashwin Damera is the co-founder of Eruditus, which offers executive education programmes from world’s top Business Schools. Sponsored byTrainual – Trainual is a SaaS that helps businesses automate their onboarding and training by documenting every process, policy, and procedure in one simple, searchable, teachable system. Trainual is on...

--4 d ago
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#2002 Edtech Series: Eruditus

#2001 She legitimized online videos

At the time my guest launched her company, online videos were full of crap. But she somehow managed to get huge names like Richard Branson and Elon Musk to appear in videos on her platform. I want to find out how she did that. I also want to talk about her new book which I read cover to cover, Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur.My guest today is Victoria Montgomergy-Brown. She is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Victoria Montgomergy-Brown is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world...

--1 w ago
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#2001 She legitimized online videos

#2000 How Levels got a 37,000-person waitlist

Today I’m talking to the founder of Levels, Sam Corcos. He created a device that people actually want to wear. It tracks your glucose in real time so you can maximize your diet and exercise. I want to know what he did to get people to even know that Levels exists and how he got so much freaking demand. I’ll ask about his previous company which went through Y Combinator, raised some money and sold. Sam Corcos is the founder of Levels, which tracks your blood glucose in real time, so you can maximize your diet and exercise. Sponsored byLinkedin – How can you ensure the people you want to target are going to be in the right mindset to receive your message? The answer is LinkedIn. When you market on LinkedIn, your message reaches people who are ready to do business and that means your advertising campaign will work as hard as you can. Over 62 million decision makers are on Linkedin and they’re thinking about their business when they’re on the platform. Do business where business ge...

--1 w ago
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#2000 How Levels got a 37,000-person waitlist

#1999 Getting audience feedback before you build

Joining me is a listener who has started a company that I think is just phenomenally useful. I think when you hear how he came up with his idea, it’ll actually help you think of better products to create for your audience too. His name is John Li and he’s the founder of Pickfu, a do-it-yourself consumer research platform. John Li is the founder of Pickfu, which allows you to get feedback from your target market in minutes. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. ...

--1 w ago
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#1999 Getting audience feedback before you build

#1998 This founder opens up finally

Joining me is Martin Martinez. I know him as the founder of Alfred, which lets you market to people on LinkedIn. If I wanted to expand my network to know every founder in San Francisco, Alfred would allow me to find all those founders, add them on LinkedIn and then send them messages. And then if they do add me on LinkedIn, I could follow up with them both in InMail, which is LinkedIn’s email system or with regular email. And Martin said, “I’m going to let people decide how they’re going to communicate with people on LinkedIn.” So it got him into a little bit of trouble with LinkedIn, but he found a way out of it. I want to find out about all that in this interview. Martin Martinez is the founder of Alfred, which automates daily tasks on LinkedIn. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovat...

--2 w ago
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#1998 This founder opens up finally

#1997 Braintrust guts the marketplace model

Joining me is Adam Jackson, a guy who has been building marketplaces for years–starting with one where he went door to door here in the San Francisco Bay area and signed up users. He’s developed most of his businesses here and still, he told me before this interview that he would like to challenge the Bay Area mindset. This is a guy who’s benefited from it so I want to find out what he’d like to change. We’re going to find out about how he built his businesses, including his latest company, Braintrust, a user-controlled talent network. Adam Jackson is the founder of Braintrust, a user-controlled talent network. Sponsored bySEMrush – If you’re doing content marketing of any kind, you need to know about SEMrush. Explore 40+ SEMrush tools and reports to find the best solution to your challenges. Find and fix SEO issues, track your daily ranks for any keyword, manage your editorial planning, discover the top content in your niche, and so much more. Mixergy listeners get to try th...

--2 w ago
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#1997 Braintrust guts the marketplace model

#1996 He copied Screenhero

Years ago there was this app that allowed developers to see each other’s screen, to interact with the screen at the same time to talk to each other. It was called Screenhero. It had a fan base that was just rabid in the developer community. But Screenhero got bought out by Slack and ultimately closed it down. The developers who loved it were upset, but here’s the beauty of that business. Instead of just being upset, today’s guest actually jumped in to do something about it. Ben Orenstein is the founder of Tuple, a remote pair programming app. Ben Orenstein is the founder of Tuple, a remote pair programming app. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect...

--2 w ago
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#1996 He copied Screenhero

#1995 LifterLMS: A Learning Management System for the rest of us

If I tell you today’s guest boostrapped a learning management system that works with WordPress, I feel like I’m not communicating why it matters or what it’s features are great for. If you’re creating a course, or have a membership site, or develop training programs for enterprise companies, you’re going to care about what today’s guest has built. Chris Badgett is the founder of LifterLMS, a WordPress LMS plugin for online learning websites. We’ll find out how he did it in this interview. Chris Badgett is the founder of LifterLMS, a WordPress LMS plugin for online learning websites. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world...

--3 w ago
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#1995 LifterLMS: A Learning Management System for the rest of us

Latest Episodes

#2004 David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group

Today I have David Rubenstein, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist. But one of the things that I’m most excited to talk to him about is his book, How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEO’s, Founders and Game Changers, where he sat down with people like Oprah, Tim Cook, and past presidents. David Rubenstein is a billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is also a co-founder The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment company based in Washington, D.C. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk...

--19 h ago
Comments
#2004 David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group

#2003 Failure led to massive success

One of the biggest hesitations that can keep us from starting something is how much time, work, and money goes into building something that’s likely to fail. It gets in our head. It keeps us from building. Well, joining me as an entrepreneur who failed. He created a product called tldr.io. to summarize interesting content on the internet. He put a lot of himself into it and it still closed. But because of this bad experience, he ended up learning how to create, what to create, and when to create it. Today, Charles Miglietti is the founder of Toucan Toco, a data storytelling tool that is revolutionizing enterprise analytics. Charles Miglietti is the founder of Toucan Toco, a data storytelling tool that is revolutionizing enterprise analytics. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of optio...

--2 d ago
Comments
#2003 Failure led to massive success

#2002 Edtech Series: Eruditus

Joining me is a guy who went to Harvard Business School and said, “This is really helpful, but it’s available to a limited number of people.” So he decided to make online top tier education available to more people. He created a company called Eruditus which makes really high quality education more affordable and accessible. It’s backed by people who don’t just throw money at things and hope they work–including the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. My guest today is Ashwin Damera. He previously founded TravelGuru which he sold to Travelocity. We’ll talk about that experience and why he’s taking such a different direction with his current company. Ashwin Damera is the co-founder of Eruditus, which offers executive education programmes from world’s top Business Schools. Sponsored byTrainual – Trainual is a SaaS that helps businesses automate their onboarding and training by documenting every process, policy, and procedure in one simple, searchable, teachable system. Trainual is on...

--4 d ago
Comments
#2002 Edtech Series: Eruditus

#2001 She legitimized online videos

At the time my guest launched her company, online videos were full of crap. But she somehow managed to get huge names like Richard Branson and Elon Musk to appear in videos on her platform. I want to find out how she did that. I also want to talk about her new book which I read cover to cover, Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur.My guest today is Victoria Montgomergy-Brown. She is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Victoria Montgomergy-Brown is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world...

--1 w ago
Comments
#2001 She legitimized online videos

#2000 How Levels got a 37,000-person waitlist

Today I’m talking to the founder of Levels, Sam Corcos. He created a device that people actually want to wear. It tracks your glucose in real time so you can maximize your diet and exercise. I want to know what he did to get people to even know that Levels exists and how he got so much freaking demand. I’ll ask about his previous company which went through Y Combinator, raised some money and sold. Sam Corcos is the founder of Levels, which tracks your blood glucose in real time, so you can maximize your diet and exercise. Sponsored byLinkedin – How can you ensure the people you want to target are going to be in the right mindset to receive your message? The answer is LinkedIn. When you market on LinkedIn, your message reaches people who are ready to do business and that means your advertising campaign will work as hard as you can. Over 62 million decision makers are on Linkedin and they’re thinking about their business when they’re on the platform. Do business where business ge...

--1 w ago
Comments
#2000 How Levels got a 37,000-person waitlist

#1999 Getting audience feedback before you build

Joining me is a listener who has started a company that I think is just phenomenally useful. I think when you hear how he came up with his idea, it’ll actually help you think of better products to create for your audience too. His name is John Li and he’s the founder of Pickfu, a do-it-yourself consumer research platform. John Li is the founder of Pickfu, which allows you to get feedback from your target market in minutes. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. ...

--1 w ago
Comments
#1999 Getting audience feedback before you build

#1998 This founder opens up finally

Joining me is Martin Martinez. I know him as the founder of Alfred, which lets you market to people on LinkedIn. If I wanted to expand my network to know every founder in San Francisco, Alfred would allow me to find all those founders, add them on LinkedIn and then send them messages. And then if they do add me on LinkedIn, I could follow up with them both in InMail, which is LinkedIn’s email system or with regular email. And Martin said, “I’m going to let people decide how they’re going to communicate with people on LinkedIn.” So it got him into a little bit of trouble with LinkedIn, but he found a way out of it. I want to find out about all that in this interview. Martin Martinez is the founder of Alfred, which automates daily tasks on LinkedIn. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovat...

--2 w ago
Comments
#1998 This founder opens up finally

#1997 Braintrust guts the marketplace model

Joining me is Adam Jackson, a guy who has been building marketplaces for years–starting with one where he went door to door here in the San Francisco Bay area and signed up users. He’s developed most of his businesses here and still, he told me before this interview that he would like to challenge the Bay Area mindset. This is a guy who’s benefited from it so I want to find out what he’d like to change. We’re going to find out about how he built his businesses, including his latest company, Braintrust, a user-controlled talent network. Adam Jackson is the founder of Braintrust, a user-controlled talent network. Sponsored bySEMrush – If you’re doing content marketing of any kind, you need to know about SEMrush. Explore 40+ SEMrush tools and reports to find the best solution to your challenges. Find and fix SEO issues, track your daily ranks for any keyword, manage your editorial planning, discover the top content in your niche, and so much more. Mixergy listeners get to try th...

--2 w ago
Comments
#1997 Braintrust guts the marketplace model

#1996 He copied Screenhero

Years ago there was this app that allowed developers to see each other’s screen, to interact with the screen at the same time to talk to each other. It was called Screenhero. It had a fan base that was just rabid in the developer community. But Screenhero got bought out by Slack and ultimately closed it down. The developers who loved it were upset, but here’s the beauty of that business. Instead of just being upset, today’s guest actually jumped in to do something about it. Ben Orenstein is the founder of Tuple, a remote pair programming app. Ben Orenstein is the founder of Tuple, a remote pair programming app. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect...

--2 w ago
Comments
#1996 He copied Screenhero

#1995 LifterLMS: A Learning Management System for the rest of us

If I tell you today’s guest boostrapped a learning management system that works with WordPress, I feel like I’m not communicating why it matters or what it’s features are great for. If you’re creating a course, or have a membership site, or develop training programs for enterprise companies, you’re going to care about what today’s guest has built. Chris Badgett is the founder of LifterLMS, a WordPress LMS plugin for online learning websites. We’ll find out how he did it in this interview. Chris Badgett is the founder of LifterLMS, a WordPress LMS plugin for online learning websites. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world...

--3 w ago
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#1995 LifterLMS: A Learning Management System for the rest of us
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