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We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time,… read more


#14 - Alex Brown - Raising money on crowdfunding

 Alex Brown is an ecommerce entrepreneur, crowdfunder, speaker and active consultant with countless success stories under his belt. After building The Beard Club to $10M in its first year, his passion for startups and helping companies grow led him to share his knowledge through advisory work and on multiple stages all around the world.

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  • 00:30 - Intro
  • 04:30 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey
  • 08:00 - The college experience
  • 10:20 - Meeting a business partner
  • 11:20 - Raising money on crowdfunding
  • 16:20 - How to have a successful campaign
  • 20:05 - What to do before launching
  • 22:35 - The most important drivers behind pre-launch in today’s age
  • 24:30 - The Dollar Beard Club
  • 28:22 - Getting funding and cash flow
  • 31:50 - Selling in the USA, Canada and globally
  • 35:00 - Focus on encouraging consumption
  • 34:50 - Don’t overcomplicate things
  • 40:00 - Subscriptions aren’t always the best strategy
  • 41:23 - The importance of social and environmental consciousness in brands
  • 44:30 - You don’t have to be perfect
  • 51:18 - Stepping back from the day-to-day operation
  • 57:52 - The Mastermind event
  • 01:01:16 - Rapid fire question round
  • 01:01:18 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits?
  • 01:05:07 - How do you get into a state of flow?
  • 01:06:37 - What silly thing should people do more of?
  • 01:07:24 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with?
  • 01:09:45 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school?
  • 01:12:29 - What books had the biggest impact on your life?
  • 01:14:07 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired?
  • 01:15:05 - What’s the best advice ever given to you?
  • 01:16:17 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses?
  • 01:17:22 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do?
  • 01:19:13 - What makes you happiest?
  • 01:22:00 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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