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#34・

🌊 Maximizing Users' Growth > User Growth

🎧 Prefer to listen? Check out Emmanuel's full interviewEmmanuel started Bubble nine years ago with a vision of empowering non-technical founders to build their product without engineers. Not "projects," but real businesses with real products:I want someone to…

 
#33・

🌊 Working Hard Doesn't Always Solve The Problem

🎧 Prefer to listen? Check out Victor's full interview hereLuma isn’t Victor’s first project. And thanks to his past side hustles, he’s learned a valuable startup lesson:If you’re someone who likes to work hard and prides yourself on that, you need to remember…

 
#32・

🌊 How To Build a Moonshot

Check out the Full Interview Transcript or Podcast Episode.First off, how is Garrett able to work on his dream company? It's because he's done years of planning. It started when he was a kid:I fell in love with this idea that you could make something and then…

 
#31・

🌊 Build For Yourself

What was your motivation to go from selling website templates to building your own site builder?So interestingly, there wasn't a straight line between doing the site template thing to building an actual site builder. In fact, what really kicked off the whole …

 
#30・

🌊 Automate Yourself

🎧 Click Here For the Audio and Full Transcript 🎧Johnny's story starts when he was running operations at Bebo: I was still in school and wasn't around 24/7. With a scaling startup, you need a 24/7 ops team. I realized that the only way we were going to be able…

 
#29・

🌊 Learn a Language Without Studying

🎧 Click Here For the Audio and Full Transcript 🎧Fluent is part of a new generation of venture-scale businesses growing on Chrome's extension platform. Gavin talks about how this trend has progressed:Honey and Grammarly, the giants in our space have proven tha…

 
#28・

🌊 Its About Who You Pitch

🎧 Click Here For the Audio and Full Transcript 🎧My favorite highlights, starting with one about coming up with sales ideas:We drafted teams kickball style, basically lined everybody up and picked teams. We gave each team a thousand dollars and we basically sa…

 
#27・

🌊 The Third Internet Age

You spend more time than almost anyone else looking at tech news stories. What is your favorite story in tech from the last year and why?The so called rise of the creator economy. Marc Andreessen has this theory that there were three ages of the Internet so f…

 
#26・

🌊 Ending Gender Violence

What is SafeUp's ultimate vision?Our ultimate vision is for every woman in the world to feel safer in their everyday life. We want SafeUP to create powerful networks of women safety guardians in every community, so women can be comfortable everywhere and anyw…

 
#25・

🌊What Does Finding a New Job Cost?

Before you get too deep into the strategy of your job search, it's important to understand your personal finances and allow them to guide your search. Your personal finances will dictate whether you can be more flexible, and take your time searching for your …

 
#24・

🌊 Being Your Best Self

Before you read the interview, check out Kilo's OnePager to get background on Amanda’s company. OnePager is a tool for founders to consolidate and share their startup’s information. With OnePager, founders can bring together their company overview, team info,…

 
#23・

🌊 Killing Zoom and Useless Meetings

Before you read the interview, check out Yac's OnePager to get background on Jordan’s company. OnePager is a tool for founders to consolidate and share their startup’s information. With OnePager, founders can bring together their company overview, team info, …

 
#22・

🌊 Quit Your Job and Build Your Dreams

Before you read the interview, check out 1v1ME's OnePager to get background on Anthony's company. OnePager is a tool for founders to consolidate and share their startup’s information. With OnePager, founders can bring together their company overview, team inf…

 
#21・

🌊 Landing Your Dream Job

Thinking about launching a startup? You need Get To Traction - a newsletter tailored for first time founders. From idea to your closed seed round!Get To Traction

 
#20・

🌊 Being Great for Specific People

Thinking about launching a startup? You need Get To Traction - a newsletter tailored for first time founders. From idea to your closed seed round!Get To Traction

 
#19・

🌊 You Don't Need College

Thinking about launching a startup? You need Get To Traction - a newsletter tailored for first time founders. From idea to your closed seed round!Get To Traction

 
#18・

🌊 Influencer Marketing 101

How did you get into social media and how did you get involved with SeatGeek? I went to Colby College in Maine. I was going to be a political science major but realized that I had no interest in political science halfway through my senior year. I convinced th…

 
#17・

🌊 Cutting Out the Real Middleman

How do you think differently about the future of e-commerce? There are two things that are interesting about the way we approach the industry. The first is how we approach the problem at large and then where we think the industry is going. On the first end, w…

 
#16・

🌊 Drag-n-Drop Engineers

Do you think there will be more or fewer developer jobs 10 years from now? How does the no/low-code movement contribute to that?Way more! I think it could go two ways. First, we might see the typical ‘developer’ job specification broaden right out to include …

 
#15・

🌊 Turning Chicken Into an Egg

What's your ultimate vision with PocketList? Over a hundred million Americans are renting the place that they're sleeping tonight. People spend vast amounts of money renting, and yet, renting from a customer experience standpoint is atrocious, opaque, and com…