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Early-Stage Founder 23: Christoph Engelhardt on Doubling Your MRR with Email Marketing

Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m doing something a little bit different as I gear up for MicroConf in April. MicroConf was started by Rob Walling and Mike Taber and is an amazing conference for self-funded software companies that I look forward to every year because the community is great and […]

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Early-Stage Founder 22: Collin Davis on Fueling Growth with Tradeshows and Partnerships

Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Collin Davis, the CTO of the automotive video tech company, WheelsTV, where he launched Dealer Video Showroom, a startup within a startup as he calls it. In our chat, we cover everything from how he got early validation for the product to how […]

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Early-Stage Founder 21: Rob Walling on Life After Acquisition

Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Rob Walling, whose resume is hard to cover in this short intro, but I’ll do my best. He was most recently the founder of Drip, a lightweight marketing automation tool that was acquired by LeadPages in 2016. Before that, he bought, grew, and […]

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Early-Stage Founder 20: Christopher Gimmer on Bootstrapping to $20k MRR in One Year

Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Christopher Gimmer, the co-founder and CEO of Snappa, a SaaS tool that lets marketers and entrepreneurs create graphics in seconds. Chris has only been in the startup world since 2014, but in that time he built a Bootstrap theme store up to $10k/mo […]

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Early-Stage Founder 19: Randy Rayess on Building a Startup by Scratching Your Own Itch

Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Randy Rayess, the Co-Founder of Outgrow, a growth marketing platform that enables marketers to build interactive content/tools to increase customer engagement and boost demand generation.  Outgrow is Randy’s second startup, and in our chat today we cover how the idea for Outgrow came […]

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Early-Stage Founder 18: Andrew Dymski on Becoming an Authority by Podcasting

Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Andrew Dymski, the CEO and Co-Founder at DoInbound, a company that provides the software, processes, and training to grow your inbound agency. I spoke with Andrew’s co-founder, Gray MacKenzie on Hubstaff’s Agency Advantage Podcast, and absolutely loved what they were doing to help […]

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Early-Stage Founder 17: Kai Davis on Growing Your Startup With a Podcast Tour

Subscribe on iTunes Today, I’m talking with Kai Davis, the founder of Double Your Audience, a consultancy that helps business owners manage their most valuable relationships, build new ones, and promote their business. In our chat, Kai shares how to grow your startup by going on a podcast tour. A lot of founders are wising […]

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Early-Stage Founder 16: Drew Sanocki on The 3 Ways to Grow Your SaaS Startup

Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Drew Sanocki, the CMO of Teamwork, a SaaS company that creates business management apps to help streamline processes, connect with customers, and collaborate with your team. Soon after getting his MBA from Stanford, Drew founded an online design retailer and quickly grew it […]

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Early-Stage Founder 015: Pat Bhava on How to Break into the Challenging EdTech Market

Subscribe on iTunes Today, I’m talking with Pat Bhava (LinkedIn), the Founder and CEO at PikMyKid, a technology company established with the goal of streamlining the student dismissal process in a safe, secure, and expeditious manner. Since launching in 2013, Pat’s team has grown and so has the product which now serves as a platform […]

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Early-Stage Founder 014: Len Markidan on Building a $5mm+ ARR Startup with Content Marketing

Subscribe on iTunes Today, I’m talking with Len Markidan, the Head of Marketing at Groove, a SaaS startup that makes hassle-free customer support and engagement software for small businesses.  Len has been with Groove since the very beginning and he attributes much of their success today to their execution of an effective content marketing strategy.  […]

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