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Episode 33: Nathan Beckord, founder & CEO at Foundersuite on building tooling for startups, becoming a tech founder with a banking background, and how to raise successfully

In today's episode, we talk to Nathan Beckord, founder and CEO at Foundersuite (foundersuite.com). Foundersuite provides a host of tools for founders, including a comp...

Minimally Viable Episode 32: Colin Zarzou, founder at Koii on legal aspects of building a token startup, and his experience as a non-technical founder

In today's episode we talk to Colin Zarzou, co-founder at Koii, about his experience as a founder in the web3 space. We discuss his previous experience in the legal sp...

Minimally Viable Episode 31: Smriti Tomar, Founder at Stack on the Founding Journey and Creating India’s First Automated Investing App

In today’s episode of Minimally Viable, we talk with Smriti Tomar, Founder of Stack, India’s first automated investing app. She shares how her work at Citibank and inv...

Minimally Viable Episode 30: Thomas Mueller, CEO of Evan GmbH, on the Intersection of the Digital World and Traditional Enterprise World with the Emergence of Web 3.0.

In today’s episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Thomas Mueller, CEO of Evan GmbH. Thomas shares his 20-year tech journey and passion for bringing tech into the real...

Minimally Viable Episode 29: Talentdrop Co-Founders Madeleine Nguyen and Janelle Tiulentino on Solving the Age-Old Problem of Recruiting with a Modern Twist.

In today’s episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Madeleine Nguyen and Janelle Tiulentino, Co-founders of Talentdrop. Madeleine and Janelle talk about their backgroun...

Minimally Viable Episode 28: Chase Bonhag, Founder of FirstIgnite on Bridging the Gap of Academia and Industry

In today’s episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Chase Bonhag, founder of FirstIgnite. He shares about his start at Illinois Ventures, the venture capital arm of the...

Minimally Viable Episode 27: Nawaz Ahmed, New Zealand Investor and Advisor on His Journey into Tech and the Future of DAOs and Crypto

In today’s episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Nawaz Ahmed, an investor, and advisor from New Zealand. We talk about our shared experience of gaining a science bac...

Minimally Viable E26- Jannick Bendtsen, PipeBio Co-founder and CEO on doing YC as a biotech founder and the intersection of tech and biotech

In today’s episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Jannick Bendtsen, Co-Founder, and CEO of PipeBio. PipeBio is an innovative biotech cloud-based platform that enables...

Minimally Viable E25 - Scott Absher, Founder and CEO of ShiftPixy, on the gig economy, going public via SPACs, and tech in Miami

In today’s podcast, we talk to Scott Absher, CEO of ShiftPixy (https://shiftpixy.com/). ShiftPixy is a revolutionary gig economy platform that serves as an all-in-one ...

Ali Jamal, Founder of First Check Ventures on His Journey into Investing, LATAM and emerging markets, and early stage investing

In today’s episode, we talk to Ali Jamal, product and growth expert and founder of First Check Ventures. Ali has invested in over 150 companies over the years. He hold...

Minimally Viable E23 - Russ Heddleston, Founder at DocSend on being a serial entrepreneur, his learnings from multiple successful exits, and fundraising successfully

In today's episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Russ Heddleston, Head of Commercial at DropBox for DocSend. Russ initially co-founded DocSend in 2013 focused on hel...

Minimally Viable E22 - Samuel Bosch, founder of Assist-o on founding a company during the pandemic and building it while pursuing a PhD simultaneously

In today's episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Samuel Bosch, PhD candidate at MIT and founder of Assist-O. Assist-O is a company for remote staffing. It offers rem...

Minimally Viable E21 - Mark Thomas, founder and CEO at ZenSports on being a serial entrepreneur, acquiring a comprehensive skillset, and building a blockchain startup

In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to Mark Thomas, serial entrepreneur and founder of ZenSports. ZenSports is a mobile sports betting app, in which custome...

Minimally Viable E20 - Niklas Bretschneider, VC investor and MBA candidate on moving from consulting to investing, how to ace the MBA applications, and types of VC investing

In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to Niklas Bretschneider. Niklas is a venture capitalist with a focus on early stage startups and growth equity. He curre...

Minimally Viable E19 - James O'Brien, first hire at AltoIRA on investing your retirement money in alternative assets, the future of investing, and the Nashville startup scene

In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to James O'Brien, first hire at AltoIRA and currenlty VP of Business Development and Crypto there. AltoIRA offers an eas...

Minimally Viable E18 - RoninDojo founders on full node bitcoin wallets, privacy through blockchain, and becoming a tech founder with no formal tech education

In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to S2 and Zelko, founders of RoninDojo. RoninDojo is a full node bitcoin wallet focused on privacy and user friendliness...

Minimally Viable E17 - Chris Duffus, founder and CEO at Fonbnk on building a blockchain-based fintech startup, being a serial founder, and hiring in emerging markets

In today's episode of Minimally Viable I talk to Chris Duffus, founder and CEO of Fonbnk. Fonbnk allows a frictionless, financial onramp for frontier and emerging mark...

Minimally Viable E15 - Drew Elliott, founder and CEO at RoundlyX, on being a founder with a military background, tokenized assets, crypto startups, and building a remote team

In today's episode, we talk to Drew Elliott, founder and CEO at RoundlyX. RoundlyX allows you to invest your spare change from everyday transactions into crypto on you...

Minimally Viable E14 - Sarah Hum, founder and CEO at Canny on building a bootstrapped company, finding PMF at an early stage, and building a remote-first startup

In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to Sarah Hum, founder and CEO at Canny. Canny helps SaaS companies build better products by being better at listening to...

Minimally Viable E13 - Matt Lerner, former Partner at 500 Startups and founder at Startup Core Strengths on his takeaways seeing hundreds of startups fail and succeed, and what it takes to succeed at early-stage growth

In today's episode of Minimally Viable we talk to Matt Lerner, previous 500 Startups Partner and founder and CEO of Startup Core Strengths. Matt started his startup ca...

Minimally Viable E12 - Ben Metcalfe, Founder and Managing Partner at Monochrome.vc about war time stories from his time at Uber, becoming an early-stage investor, and getting traction as a B2B SaaS company

In today's episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Ben Matcalfe, Founder and Managing Partner at Monochrome.vc. Ben has spent time at Uber, was one of the founders of ...

Minimally Viable E11 - Nitesh Agrawal, founder and CEO at letsdive on trends in remote work, preventing burnouts and maintaining work/life balance, and mapping features against specific KPIs

In today's episode of Minimally Viable, we talk to Nitesh Agrawal, founder and CEO at letsdive. Nitesh started letsdive after meeting remote workers while traveling in...

Minimally Viable E9 - Petar Ojdrovic, founder and CEO at Yada.ai on early PMF, scaling an early team, conversational AI, and building a startup in the competitive AI space

On today's episode we discuss Yada.ai with Petar Ojdrovic. We discuss how Yada focused on early product market fit and building a minimally viable product. Petar talk...

Minimally Viable E8 - Max Azarov, co-founder and CEO at Novakid on his experience as a serial entrepreneur, trends in the EdTech space, and building a remote-first startup

In this episode, we talk to Max Azarov, co-founder and CEO at Novakid, about his experience as a serial founder, his thoughts on the EdTech space, and how he grew the ...

Minimally Viable E7 - Victor Vatus, co-founder at Makesales on how to write great outbound sales emails, trust in co-founders, and his thoughts on how to make a side project the main focus

In this episode, we talk to Victor Vatus, co-founder at Makesales on how his career in sales led him to found a sales startup. He also talks about the importance of fi...

Minimally Viable E6 - Johannes Radig, founder at Leadsie and previous 500 Startups advisor on his step-by-step approach for early-stage growth, common mistakes in startups, finding PMF, and building a startup as a digital nomad

In this episode, we chat with Johannes Radig, founder at Leadsie. He previously advised startups at 500 Startups, led growth at an early-stage startup, and got his sta...

Minimally Viable E5 - Ahmed Khairy, co-founder and CEO at Gameball, on gamification as a SaaS play, going from consulting into tech, startups in the Middle East, and early-stage founder challenges

Ahmed Khairy is founder and CEO at Gameball, a 500 Startups-backed startups that brings turns gamification into a SaaS play. In this episode, he talks about his experi...

Minimally Viable E4 - Robert McLaws, founder at Burnrate, on managing finances at the early stages, timing and approach to fundraising, and best practices on iterating on PMF in the early stages

Robert McLaws is founder and CEO at Burnrate.io, a platform that helps founders manage their finances and combine operational and financial data to manage their run ra...

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