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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and ...
 
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Melisa Vong returns to the Foundr Podcast with her business partner Bryce Alderson to discuss Orphic Nutrition. Bryce is a former professional soccer player, and Melisa is a serial entrepreneur and cofounder of 2 multi-million dollar ecommerce brands. Four years ago, a catch-up over coffee led to the idea of building a nutrition business together. …
 
Your relationship with a supplier is one of the most important aspects of running a business. That’s why we’re chatting with Kian Golzari, a sourcing specialist who has designed, developed, sourced, and manufactured over 2,500 products. Kian has manufactured products for the NBA, United Nations, Olympic Games, Ministry of Defense, and top athletes …
 
Melisa Vong believes that if you’re running an ecommerce business, you can’t ignore Amazon. Melisa started and sold 2 multi-million dollar brands using Amazon FBA’s infrastructure. Now she’s taking her successful strategies and sharing them on the Foundr platform with a new course on how to sell on Amazon. Listen to Nathan and Melisa discuss: How s…
 
If you’ve never heard of Derral Eves, you’ve probably watched one of his hundreds of viral videos on YouTube. Derral currently owns 19 YouTube channels with “Gold Play Buttons” and collaborates with record-breaking YouTubers like Mr. Beast. Eves is a lifelong learner and created VidSummit 8 years ago as a conference specialized for YouTube professi…
 
Adam D'Angelo was on the frontlines of the internet-startup boom. A passion for programming, which began in middle school, led him to work at Facebook in 2005 and launch Quora in 2009. Quora is a question and answer site that has 300 million visitors a month. He's experienced the highs and lows of the ever-evolving industry but is still motivated t…
 
Thomas Tull didn’t know anything about Hollywood when he started Legendary Pictures. However, he did know how to build a financial model and reach the untapped market of comic book fans. Legendary Pictures has produced films such as The Dark Knight, The Hangover, and 300. Under Thomas' leadership, they became a disruptor in the film industry by foc…
 
JSHealth is one of the fastest-growing companies in Australia and sells a bottle of vitamins every 20 seconds. But for founder Jessica Sepel, JSHealth’s success is defined by how its products and philosophy change the lives of its customers. JSHealth began as a health and recipe blog Jessica started at university while studying nutrition. The blog'…
 
Running a travel company in the middle of a global pandemic is not something Brian Kidwell would suggest for aspiring entrepreneurs. But Brian and his team were able to endure by trusting their product market fit and member base. Scott’s Cheap Flights started in 2015 when Brian teamed up with his cofounder, Scott Keyes, to build a flight-tracking t…
 
After growing up around a failed family business, Verne Harnish was determined to use his experience to help young entrepreneurs succeed. 40 years later, he’s helped startups across the world scale to become multi-million dollar businesses and worked with some of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time. Verne, known as the "Growth Guy,” founded t…
 
Tim Draper, one of the most successful venture capital investors on the planet, thinks all entrepreneurs should read science fiction. He believes anticipating what the world needs in 15 years is critical to creating an innovative business idea. As the founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and Draper University, Draper has been an early investor in Tes…
 
Gabby started Catch of the Day in a garage with his brother in 2011. Within 4 years they were Australia’s most viewed online shopping site. Since then, Gabby and his brother have invested in 20 startups and are hungry for more opportunities. In this interview, Foundr CEO Nathan Chan sits down with Gabby to discuss: Starting his entrepreneurship jou…
 
After going bankrupt and losing his business, Aaron Marino launched a men’s lifestyle YouTube channel in 2008. Now he has over 6 million subscribers and is building his channel through sponsorships and ecommerce. ​​Aaron is obsessed with optimizing his videos for YouTube and continues to test and tune to grow his audience. Now he’s ready to share w…
 
Ann McFerran met Kevin Gould at a photoshoot in LA and immediately connected on his shared passion to start a brand. Together they launched Glamnetic in 2019, which sells magnetic and fake eyelash extensions. In their second year, they went from $1 million to $50 million in annual revenue. In this episode of the Foundr podcast, learn how a seemingl…
 
Want to create successful YouTube ad campaigns? Of course you do! YouTube boasts an audience of two billion (yes, billion) monthly users. The right ads can help you reach a big audience, build relationships with prospects, and enjoy a stellar return on ad spend (ROAS). If you need help getting started, this episode of the Foundr podcast will empowe…
 
You’ve heard data has the power to make or break a business. Nobody knows this more than Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of biotech giant 23andMe. After 15 years of leveraging data to build a game-changing company, Wojcicki made headlines this summer when she became the latest self-made billionaire in the United States. In this episode of the Foundr podc…
 
It’s time to get the facts straight on how you can make money selling on Amazon. Scott Needham, founder of SmartScout and co-founder of BuyBoxer, shares how he built a top 25 worldwide Amazon seller and what practical steps you can take to grow your business on the platform. In this episode of the Foundr podcast, Nathan Chan chats with Scott to dis…
 
Prerna Gupta is a serial entrepreneur who entered the tech spotlight when her Songify app hit #1 in the app store. She’s gone on to co-found several startups focused on music, dating, and short stories, and in 2011 Fast Company named her one of the most influential women in technology. She hasn’t slowed down since. Gupta is currently the CEO of Tel…
 
Ashik Ahmed doesn’t like the term “tech unicorn.” As the CEO and cofounder of Deputy, a homegrown workforce management solution, Ashik’s priority is creating impact for their customers. To date, the company has partnered with 250,000 workplaces across 100 countries. Ashik is aiming for more. In this episode of the Foundr podcast, Nathan Chan chats …
 
Labeled the “Steve Jobs of Investing”, Ray Dalio is easily one of the most successful investors of our time. The Principles: Work & Life author is the larger-than-life mentor we all need in our day-to-day life. It’s incredible to learn that the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world's biggest hedge fund firm which manages roughly $150 billion…
 
Full of wonderful ideas but don’t know how to make them a reality? Our next guest had the same problem…until he managed to turn them into MULTIPLE startups, most of which he’s sold. Paul English bought and sold his first business Boston Light Software for $33.5 million, within just 7 months of its founding. Paul went on to co-found the popular trav…
 
What do you get when you mix Daymond John, cozy toes, and a charitable mission? Bombas. That's right, you get the world's best sock company. Foundr CEO Nathan Chan recently sat down with Randy Goldberg and David Heath to learn how Bombas went from a growing ecommerce business to a Shark Tank sensation. Randy and David talk about growing Bombas from…
 
What does a savvy entrepreneur do when she sells her startup for $125 million? She starts another business, of course. Radha Agrawal, cofounder of Thinx, has launched another passion project: Daybreaker. Daybreaker is a wellness community that offers sober dance parties in 100 countries around the world. With events at the top of the World Trade Ce…
 
How do you raise capital for your startup? Well, if you ask the co-founder of Airbnb Joe Gebbia, he’ll tell you what worked for him: Cereal. That’s right, the company that started with a single air mattress and grew to a $100 billion empire was kept afloat by selling custom cereal boxes. It was bizarre but it worked. Gebbia muses in this episode of…
 
Tommie Powers is a legend in digital paid advertising. He's consulted on $100+ million in ad spend, including $30 million on YouTube ads alone. So when Tommie talks about paid YouTube ad strategies, we listen. In a recent interview on the Foundr podcast, Tommie talked with us about everything from diversifying ad spend to crafting a powerful messag…
 
Inc. Magazine called her the most important entrepreneur on the planet. Fast Company called her the "brand whisperer." Emily Heyward of Red Antler is a master at helping a brand stand out from the crowd. Heyward has elevated some of the biggest brands on the planet, including Casper, Yumi, Four Square, BirchBox, and All Birds. In this episode of th…
 
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