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The Foundr Podcast with Nathan Chan

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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.… read more

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489: Creating Humanized Automations Using AI with Nat Choprasert of Future AI Lab

December 8th, 2023


Nat Choprasert, founder of Brand Nat and Future AI Lab, is an AI and automation specialist for businesses on a mission to demystify AI. After …

488: Crafting Virality on TikTok with Talia Datt of The Social CliQ

December 1st, 2023


Talia Datt returns to the podcast to share how her agency uses AI to produce viral content on TikTok. Talia Datt is the CEO and founder of The Social …

487: Why Ambassadors are Better Than Ads with Brittany Stewart of BURST Oral Care

November 24th, 2023


Brittany Stewart returns to the podcast to share how she’s building one of the fastest-growing ecommerce businesses in the United States using a stalwart ambassador program. Stewart co-founded BURST Oral Care, which …

486: What AI Will NOT Replace in Business with Michael Fenech of SKUdrop

November 17th, 2023


Michael Fenech is ready to give back. After decades of building ecommerce businesses and getting mentorship from top executives, he’s passing on his wisdom to people like you. Fenech is an Australian entrepreneur, …

485: How to Use AI to Source Products Faster and Better with Kian Golzari

November 10th, 2023


Sourcing specialist Kian Golzari returns to the podcast to share how to use AI tools when sourcing and developing products. Golzari has sourced over …

484: Replicating Ecommerce Success Using AI with Tony Matusiak of Velocity

November 3rd, 2023


Why start from scratch when you replicate what’s already working? Tony Matusiak is the founder of Velocity, an AI ecommerce savant with over a …

483: How to Interrupt an Audience with Shark Tank’s Sabri Suby

October 27th, 2023


Sabri Suby returns to the podcast to share what’s working in digital marketing right now and his advice for early-stage ecommerce founders taking the first steps in digital marketing. Suby is the founder of Australia’s …

482: TikTok’s Royal Family: The D’Amelios

October 20th, 2023


The D’Amelio family—Marc, Heidi, Dixie, and Charli — have taken their social media fame and passion for content creation and parlayed it into a lifestyle media empire. The family members have a combined Instagram …

481: Find the Right Partners, Influencers, and Co-founders

October 13th, 2023


Today, instead of listening to one guest, you’re going to hear from multiple renowned founders about a specific challenge that we all face on our …

480: Co-Founders Formed on Friendship with Chris Savage and Brendan Schwartz of Wistia

October 6th, 2023


If you’re young and looking to start a business with a friend, here’s the pathway to do it successfully. Chris Savage and Brendan Schwartz were …

479: These Founders Failed. Learn How They Bounced Back.

September 29th, 2023


Today, instead of listening to one guest, you’re going to hear from multiple renowned founders about a specific challenge that we all face on our …

478: Why Hope Is a Strategy with Brad Pedersen of Pela and Lomi

September 22nd, 2023


Brad Pedersen says the best gifts come wrapped in ugly paper. And he’s seen some ugly paper. From going bankrupt three times to getting fired from his company after a merger, Pedersen has persevered through eras of …

477: Why Consistency Beats Recessions with Evan Goldberg of Oracle NetSuite

September 15th, 2023


Evan Goldberg is the founder of the very first cloud software company, NetSuite. After his first failed attempt at a tech startup, he invested $2,000 …

476: Design Slow to Go Fast with Phillip Fierlinger of Upstock

September 8th, 2023


For over 25 years, Philip Fierlinger has created digital products and experiences that have set new design, business, and technology standards. He …

475: TikTok Content Recipe for Founders with Talia Datt

September 1st, 2023


Are you camera shy? Talia Datt says if you’re a founder, you need to be in front of the camera because it’s the most effective way to build an audience is on social channels like TikTok. In her new foundr course, she’ll …

474: Why Market Uncertainty Is Good for Founders with Sebastian Siemiatkowski of Klarna

August 25th, 2023


Sebastian Siemiatkowski says financial uncertainty is the best thing that can happen to you. Siemiatkowski is the CEO and co-founder of Klarna, the world’s biggest “buy now pay later” company, bringing consumers a …

473: From Internet Sensation to Category Contender with the Co-founders of HiSmile

August 18th, 2023


In just nine years, Nik Mirkovic and Alex Tomic built their smile care brand into a category disruptor on track to earn over a billion in annual revenue by next year. Mirkovic and Tomic don’t want shortcuts, so they’ve …

472: Feel Worthy of Your Business with Amy Porterfield

August 11th, 2023


Amy Porterfield’s first two years of starting her own business were brutal. She was burnt out, confused, and contemplating going back to her job working for Tony Robbins. 14 years later, her marketing business has …

471: Why Entrepreneurs Will Benefit from AI with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT

August 4th, 2023


Linden Tibbets believes that with each new tech wave, problems will arise for entrepreneurs to solve. He says the recent AI frenzy will create …

470: Why Passion Is Your Advantage with Holly Thaggard of Supergoop!

July 28th, 2023


Holly Thaggard is passionate about sun protection. That passion drove her to create her multimillion-dollar skincare company, Supergoop!, which …

469: How to Beat a Monopoly with James Chin Moody of Sendle

July 21st, 2023


James Chin Moody became an entrepreneur by accident. While on sabbatical from his engineering career, he developed a donate marketplace inspired by trying to donate outgrown baby clothes to those in need. While …

468: How to Fall in Love with a Problem with Uri Levine of Waze

July 14th, 2023


There are not many interviews where Nathan Chan is speechless, but this is one of them. If you want to learn how to find product market fit, build a …

467: Accelerate Your Marketing Efficiency with Manuel Mueller of Emma

July 7th, 2023


Manuel Mueller started his first mattress company when he was 19 years old, and since then, he has never stopped iterating to create the perfect …

466: Reshape Free Products into Revenue-Generators with Ali Ghosdi of Databricks

June 30th, 2023


Ali Ghosdi was a reluctant founder. He planned to become an academic researcher and professor, not lead a successful tech startup. In 2013, alongside …

465: The State of Podcasting with Ex-Spotify Executive and Parcast Founder Max Cutler

June 23rd, 2023


If your business or brand has a podcast, listen up. In this episode, we’re diving into the current state of podcasting with Max Cutler, Parcast …

464: Silicon Valley Outsider Michelle Zatlyn on Building a Tech Disruptor

June 17th, 2023


Michelle Zatlyn and her co-founders were outsiders when they moved to Silicon Valley to launch their web security startup. It was 2009, in the middle of a recession, but the team knew their visceral early-user feedback …

463: Why Small Customers Matter with ​​Immad Akhund of Mercury

June 9th, 2023


Since 2006, Immad Akhund has been investing in and building startups. But he always struggled with working with traditional banks to run his …

462: Why Subscription Products Need Purpose with Jessica Rolph of Lovevery

June 2nd, 2023


Your first product won’t always be your best seller. Jessica Rolph’s organic baby food business Happy Family Organics failed twice before finding …

461: Adrian Grenier’s Evolution from Movie Star to Social-Impact Entrepreneur

May 26th, 2023


Adrian Grenier was a rebellious artist before he was known for his acting roles in Entourage, Devil Wears Prada, and Clickbait. Now he’s a rebellious …

460: 4 Stories. 4 Founders. 4 Lives Changed.

May 19th, 2023


For ten years, we've interviewed hundreds of elite entrepreneurs who’ve started and grown the world's most successful businesses. The reason we …

459: Forging Meaningful Business Partnerships with Jean Oelwang of Virgin Unite

May 12th, 2023


Partnerships can be tricky, especially when you’re starting a business. For ​​Jean Oelwang, creating meaningful partnerships has been her focus for …

458: Break One Rule and Break It Hard: David Lester of OLIPOP PBC

May 5th, 2023


David Lester learned a lot from his first venture. After spending a decade in the beverage marketing industry, he teamed up with his co-founder Ben …

457: Why This Generation Will Be the Strongest Founders with David Shein of OHF Ventures

April 28th, 2023


David Shein was an entrepreneur before it was in vogue. For over three decades, he’s founded, mentored, and invested in exceptional startups. He sold …

456: How to Build an Unbeatable Business with Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey

April 21st, 2023


Jim McKelvey was a glassblower when he created the idea for the payment platform Square (now Block, Inc.). He was furious that he couldn’t accept …

455: How to Use the Metaverse for Your Business with Kirin Sinha of Illumix

April 14th, 2023


Kirin Sinha never wanted to run a startup. She was on a secure path in academics when her research into augmented reality (AR) showed her a vision of …

454: How Founders Can Buy Back Time with Dan Martell of SaaS Academy

April 7th, 2023


Have you felt the pain yet? Eventually, all founders face a battle with burnout or anxiety. So, where do you go when the momentum is drained? How do you stop treading water every day? In this episode, Nathan Chan and …

453: How to “Biohack” a Supplement Business with Roland Peralta of Nutrafol

March 31st, 2023


Roland Peralta was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2010. So, he researched a botanical that could keep his symptoms at bay and inadvertently …

452: Growing a Sustainable Business (and Relationship) with Great Wrap Co-Founders Jordy and Julia Kay

March 24th, 2023


How can you build a sustainability-driven business? By solving a global problem. Jordy and Julia Kay’s former careers in winemaking and architecture …

451: Burnout, Scaling, and Going Global: Nathan Chan on Foundr's 10-Year Anniversary

March 17th, 2023


Ten years ago, Nathan Chan started Foundr Magazine to discover what it takes to build a successful business. A decade on, he’s learned the sacrifice, …

450: Write Your Own Rules with Kathryn Finney of Genius Guild

March 10th, 2023


Kathryn Finney started her first business at age nine, selling friendship bracelets to her older brother’s friends. She’s a Yale graduate and started …

449: Moving Beyond “That Brand on Instagram” with Jess Hatzis of frank body

March 3rd, 2023


Jess Hatzis is the co-founder of frank body, the world's leading coffee-based skincare company, and ad agency Willow & Blake. In 10 years, Jess has built frank body from “that brand on Instagram” to a global beauty …

448: Create a Brand People Can Trust with Brian Littlefield of JOCKO FUEL

February 24th, 2023


Brian Littlefield is the co-founder and chief product officer of JOCKO FUEL, which creates nutritional supplements and beverages in partnership with retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink. Littlefield and his business partner …

447: How Suneera Madhani Trusted Her Intuition and Built Stax into a Unicorn Startup

February 17th, 2023


Suneera Madhani is the CEO and founder of the all-in-platform transaction platform Stax. She’s listed on Fortune’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list, a …

446: How to Use SEO for Ecommerce with Ronnie Teja of Branzio

February 10th, 2023


Is advertising spending sucking your business dry? Ronnie Teja knows the feeling. He is a self-taught digital marketer, entrepreneur, and founder of Branzio watches. In 2018, Teja lost $2 million because of a freeze on …

445: How to Build a Phenomenal Team with Garie Dooley

February 3rd, 2023


Leadership doesn’t have to be complicated. Garie Dooley has over 15 years of experience helping founders and business leaders build phenomenal teams. …

444: How to Become a Full-Time YouTube Creator with Aaron DeBevoise of Spotter, Inc.

January 27th, 2023


Aaron DeBevoise used to count YouTube views by hand. Now he’s helping creators like Mr. Beast, Dude Perfect, and Jordan Matter have the financial freedom to grow their businesses. After a disappointing start to his …

443: Why Simon Sinek Says There’s No Winning in Business

January 20th, 2023


Meet the business behind the name. In 2009, Simon Sinek gave a TED Talk that has since become one of the most-watched videos of all time on, with 37 million plus views. His talk spurred NY Times best-selling …

442: How to Lead a Mission-Driven Business with KeepCup Co-Founder Abigail Forsyth

January 12th, 2023


After running a small cafe chain for over a decade, Abigail Forsyth experienced firsthand the amount of packaging waste used in the food and beverage industry. So, in 2008 she co-founded KeepCup and created the world’s …

441: How to Build Life-Changing Business Relationships with Dr. Adam Bandelli

January 6th, 2023


Do you want to be a great leader? Do you want to build life-changing relationships with your team, customers, and colleagues? Then this is the …

440: Foundr's BEST of 2022

December 23rd, 2022


This past year, we've interviewed our most diverse selection of founders ever. So, as a special year-end treat, we're bringing together their best lessons, stories, and business advice in one final episode for 2022. 

In …

439: Why You Should Spend Decades on a Problem with Gusto Co-founder Josh Reeves

December 14th, 2022


Josh Reeves and his fellow co-founders wanted to tackle a problem they could spend decades fixing. But they didn’t want to solve something for …

438: How Nick Mowbray Built ZURU into a Multibillion-Dollar Toy Company

December 10th, 2022


Mowbray is the co-founder of ZURU Toy Co., ZURU Edge, ZURU Tech, and Rhodes Pet Science. In 2018, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in his home country, New Zealand, and he’s listed in the World Entrepreneur Hall of …

437: The Product Development Playbook with Kian Golzari

November 30th, 2022


Sourcing specialist Kian Golzari returns to the podcast to discuss how to develop a product from research to launch. Golzari is one of the world’s …

436: Why It’s OK to Quit with GrubHub Founder Mike Evans

November 23rd, 2022


If you don’t know Mike Evans, you’ve probably used his first business when the craving for takeout hits you on a Saturday night. Evans started GrubHub in 2002 as a hobby and built it into one of the largest food …

435: How to Create High-Converting Webinars with Casey Zeman of EasyWebinar

November 18th, 2022


If you've hosted a webinar or live event that fell flat, then this episode is for you. Casey Zeman is the CEO and founder of EasyWebinar, a …

434: Building a Beauty & Community Empire with Trinny Woodall

November 10th, 2022


Following a 20-year career in media, Trinny Woodall established herself as the expert in all things style, skincare, and makeup. Inspired by her …

433: How to Create Momentum with Magnus Grimeland of Antler

November 7th, 2022


After graduating from Harvard Business School alongside future tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg, Magnus Grimeland traveled the world as a consultant …

431: Breaking Down Barriers Led to Billions with Alex Bouaziz of Deel

October 28th, 2022


Some might say Alex Bouaziz, cofounder and CEO of Deel, was simply in the right place at the right time. Deel, an international payroll, compliance, …

432: How “Recovering Accountant” Guy Pearson Built the Shopify for Services

October 26th, 2022


At 24, Guy Pearson turned down a partnership to start an accounting firm. His early clients were digital companies, and Pearson was jealous that there wasn’t an online commerce system for his industry. So in 2013, he …

430: Not All Leads Are Created Equal with B2B Sales Maverick AJ Cassata

October 14th, 2022


Does the word “sales” make you squeamish or intimidated? If so, then this episode is for you. AJ Cassata is a maverick B2B sales consultant who helps …

429: Why the Impossible Is Fun with Brian Scudamore of O2E Brands

October 7th, 2022


33 years ago, Brian Scudamore was sitting in a McDonald’s drive-thru when he saw his future–a beat-up pickup truck filled with junk. Scudamore …

428: Why Your Business Assumptions Are Wrong with Tim Fung of Airtasker

September 28th, 2022


Airtasker is Australia's #1 marketplace for local services. Over the past decade, they've acquired more than 4.3M registered users, built a worth of $255M, created a $1.7B value of job opportunities, and went public. …

427: How to Pick a Winning Product with The Oodie Founder Davie Fogarty

September 21st, 2022


Davie Fogarty created Australia's fastest-growing ecommerce brand, The Oodie, which sells wearable blankets and accessories. But success didn't …

426: How to Open Talent Doors with Jen Proctor of Cultivated Entertainment

September 14th, 2022


Jen Proctor loved being a performer. But when her dream to be a professional singer ended, she pledged to be a good person in the entertainment industry, something she knew wasn't a given. So in 2015, she launched her …

425: Why Kendra Scott Risked Everything on the Customer Experience

September 7th, 2022


Kendra Scott started her self-titled billion-dollar jewelry business out of failure. Her first business failed after 5 years, and she started selling …

424: How Dragons' Den Star Michele Romanow is Removing Funding Barriers

September 1st, 2022


Michele Romanow joined the cast of CBC's Dragons' Den in 2014 after successfully selling her digital coupon business SnapSaves to Groupon. At 28 …

423: Making Work Work for Humans with Oyster’s Tony Jamous

August 26th, 2022


After his first startup went public in 2016, Tony Jamous took time off to align what he does with what he believes in. In his previous company, Nexmo, he saw the power of distributed hiring worldwide and how it changed …

422: How to Put Your Audience First with Lauryn Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential

August 18th, 2022


In 2011, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick was in college and looking for a community. When a sorority came knocking, Lauryn turned to blogging instead, asking …

421: Why People Pay for Time Not Software with Rishi Mandal of Future

August 10th, 2022


What's the secret to sustain healthy behaviors like exercise, diet, and stress management? Coaching. 


Rishi Mandal discovered this while researching the challenges of America's health crisis. So, he started Future, an …

420: Starting a Multi-Million Dollar Swimwear Movement with Erin Deering of Triangl

August 4th, 2022


In 2014, Erin Deering gifted Triangl swimwear to relatively unknown legacy celebrities Hailey Bieber ( Baldwin) and Bella Hadid. Their friend, Kendall Jenner, loved the products and reached out to Erin directly to get …

419: Why You Need TikTok Ads with Gerardo Perez of Marketing&

August 4th, 2022


Are you ready to leverage the popularity of TikTok to grow your business? Gerardo Perez is the founder of Marketing&, one of the world's leading …

418: Shopify President Harley Finkelstein on Building the World’s #1 Ecommerce Platform

July 29th, 2022


Harley Finkelstein is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and president of Shopify. Harley was store #137 when he started on Shopify as a merchant in 2009. …

417: Why Going Off-Script Led to a Billionaire Business with Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics

July 21st, 2022


Jamie Kern Lima spent 2 years pitching QVC for a segment to promote her business, IT Cosmetics. She was about to go bankrupt when she finally got her shot on the network. But moments before going on air, she went …

416: The Power of One More with Author and Entrepreneur Ed Mylett

July 13th, 2022


How did Ed Mylett gain 3 million social media followers without spending a dollar on ads? Authenticity. Ed is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, …

415: Unplugging Fees and Amplifying Fans with Phil Hutcheon of Dice

July 6th, 2022


Everyone kept telling Phil Hutcheon “that's just how it is” when it comes to the absurd processing fees for concert tickets. That's why Phil started Dice, a platform for fans to see the musicians they love in the most …

414: How BURST Oral Care Turned Dentists into Raving Fans with Cofounder Brittany Stewart

July 1st, 2022


Brittany Stewart is the cofounder of BURST Oral Care, one of the fastest-growing ecommerce businesses in the United States. She met her cofounder, Hamish Khayat, through a mutual friend, and it was a match made in …

413: How Shipt Founder Bill Smith is Serving a New Generation of Renters

June 22nd, 2022


Bill Smith asked for a briefcase on his 5th birthday, and it’s been all business since. After dropping out of school at age 16, Bill started, built, …

412: How Zeb Evans Faced Death and Built Clickup into Tech Disruptor

June 15th, 2022


After multiple near-death experiences, Zeb Evans decided to build a business that was net positive on the world. However, he didn’t realize that a …

411: Dream and Data Fundraising with Marco Zappacosta of Thumbtack

June 9th, 2022


Marco Zappacosta's only professional job has been the cofounder and CEO of Thumbtack. Marco started the home services matchmaking website straight …

410: From Office Space Mushrooms to a Gardening Revolution with the Cofounders of Back to the Roots

June 1st, 2022


Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez started Back to the Roots by asking the same question in their business class–how can you grow mushrooms from used coffee grounds? So instead of taking their jobs in investment baking, …

409: Dying to Ego and Embracing Failure with Toni Ko of Bespoke Beauty Brands

May 25th, 2022


Toni Ko's first beauty brand, NYX Cosmetics, made $4 million in year 1, and eventually exited to L'Oréal for $500 million. Craving a new purpose, she started a sunglasses business. It failed after 3.5 years—and Ko says …

408: How to Build Your Personal Brand DNA with Rory Vaden of Brand Builders Group

May 18th, 2022


Did you know that 74% of Americans say they are more likely to trust someone if they have an established personal brand? If you want to build a personal brand that will influence more people, this episode is for you. So …

407: Overcoming Negative Self-Talk with Lisa Bilyeu of Impact Theory

May 11th, 2022


Lisa Bilyeu and her husband built Quest Nutrition into a billion-dollar company, but she never expected to be an entrepreneur and business …

406: How “What If?” Started a Product Revolution with Daniel Flynn of Thankyou

May 4th, 2022


Daniel Flynn started his mission-driven business with the simple question of “what if?” 13 years later and $13M donated, Thankyou is changing the way suppliers and consumers select products. From the early days of …

405: From $0 to $250K a MONTH in One Year | Dee Deng’s Story

April 27th, 2022


Dee Deng, cofounder of Right Hook, returns to the podcast to discuss his new foundr course Ignite Your Digital Agency. In the new course, Dee will share his blueprints on how to serve a small group of high-paying and …

404: How Scooter Braun Learned to Reclaim Himself

April 21st, 2022


Scooter Braun is the music-business mind behind the world’s biggest music stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato. Now he’s opening up about his entrepreneurial journey and how he’s reclaimed himself. 


403: Princess Diana’s Former Trainer Talks Productizing Skills and Starting Body Fit Training

April 6th, 2022


In a saturated and notoriously competitive industry, Cameron Falloon used his fitness training experience with celebrities and pro sports teams to start Body Fit Training. BFT's program uses the same fitness strategies …

402: Earning $30M per Year from Temporary Tattoos with Tyler Handley of Inkbox

March 30th, 2022


Tyler Handley and his brother started Inkbox to discover if they could make temporary tattoos better. After a research trip to Panama, a successful …

401: Streetwear Icon Bobby Hundreds on the Fear of NFTs and Building a Healthy Brand Culture

March 23rd, 2022


Bobby Hundreds started his entrepreneurial journey by creating a purpose and community through The Hundreds streetwear brand. Now, Bobby is taking …

400: From $700K in Debt to $100M in Revenue with Mary Ruth Ghiyam of MaryRuth Organics

March 16th, 2022


After her family's failed business left her in $700K in debt, Mary Ruth Ghiyam used client feedback from her private nutrition practice to develop a …

399: Billionaire Marc Lore Chats Diapers, Buying the Timberwolves, and Creating the Next Generation of Restaurants

March 9th, 2022


Marc Lore has been a successful entrepreneur since he sold baseball cards as a kid. Now he’s tackling society’s biggest challenges using the skill …

398: Advanced Email and SMS Strategies with Dylan Kelley of Wavebreak

March 2nd, 2022


Ready to learn how email and SMS can grow your business? 


Dylan Kelley started his career cold calling and building landing pages for …

397: Backed by Mark Cuban and Taking on Banks with Jason Wilk of Dave

February 23rd, 2022


After 125 failed pitch meetings in 6 months, Jason Wilk was almost out of funding and running on fumes. Then one investor wrote him a $10 million check because he believed Jason's team. 


Jason Wilk is the cofounder of …

396: How Erik Huberman Built the Fastest-Growing Marketing Agency in America

February 16th, 2022


After working years as an entrepreneur and consultant, Erik Huberman realized that the entire marketing ecosystem was broken. So he started his …

395: Building a Ten-Figure Brand Empire with Emma Grede of Good American, Safely, and SKIMS.

February 10th, 2022


Emma Grede is the marketing and business mind behind a global fashion and lifestyle brand empire. She’s the CEO and cofounder of the first fully …

394: Treating Businesses as Machines with Karl Alomar of M13

February 2nd, 2022


Success seems to follow Karl Alomar wherever he goes. He doesn’t attribute this to magic or luck but to identifying repeatable business patterns that …

393: How to Start a Digital Agency with Dee Deng of Right Hook

January 26th, 2022


Dee Deng believes that there's no better time to start a digital agency than now. After a failed startup sent him on a journey of discovery, Dee met his future cofounder in a Neil Patel Facebook group. Together they …

392: It’s Not Too Late for YouTube with Justin Brown of Primal Video

January 19th, 2022


Justin Brown says it’s not too late to start and grow YouTube channel. Justin is a video strategist and, alongside his brother, built the YouTube channel Primal Video, which recently broke the 1 million subscriber mark. …

391: Reid Hoffman on The PayPal Mafia, Selling LinkedIn, and Master of Scale

January 12th, 2022


Reid Hoffman needs little introduction. He’s the cofounder of LinkedIn, former PayPal executive, author, podcaster, mentor, and all-around standout personality in the entrepreneurial world. His podcast Masters of Scale

390: What Ankur Nagpal Looks for in a Startup Worth Investing In

January 5th, 2022


We’re kicking off 2022 with one of our favorite returning guests, Ankur Nagpal, founder of Teachable and Vibe Capital. After selling Teachable last year for $150 million, Ankur created Vibe Capital, a global early-stage …

389: Foundr’s BEST of 2021

December 22nd, 2021


This year, we’ve conducted our best interviews EVER. In this epic roundup episode, we took our favorite moments from every interview this year and combined them to create: Foundr Best of 2021!

That’s right, in this very …

388: How Dany Garcia Operates Her Multi-Industry Empire

December 16th, 2021


Want to build an empire? Then start studying Dany Garcia. 


The founder of The Garcia Companies is living proof that it’s possible to run multiple …

387: Why You Should Sell Less and Build an Undeniable Offer with Author and Entrepreneur Alex Hormozi

December 8th, 2021


Get ready for a crash course in bootstrapped sales, investing, and crafting an undeniable offer. 


Alex Hormozi sold everything and left a consulting …

386: Scaling and Exiting an Amazon Brand with Melisa Vong and Bryce Alderson

December 1st, 2021


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 …

385: How to Build a Profitable Manufacturing Relationship with Sourcing Specialist Kian Golzari

November 24th, 2021


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 …

384: How Melisa Vong Earned $1 Million in Her First Year Selling on Amazon

November 17th, 2021


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 …

383: Collaborating with Mr. Beast and Creating a Winning YouTube Formula with Derral Eves

November 10th, 2021


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 …

382: Building a Community of Knowledge with Quora Cofounder Adam D’Angelo

November 3rd, 2021


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 …

381: From Producing Batman to Investing in AI with Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures

October 27th, 2021


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 …

380: Believing in Your Community with JSHealth’s Jessica Sepel and Dean Steingold

October 20th, 2021


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 …

379: Surviving a Flightless World with Brian Kidwell of Scott’s Cheap Flights

October 13th, 2021


Running a travel company in the middle of a global pandemic is not something Brian Kidwell would suggest for aspiring entrepreneurs. But Brian and …

378: Hosting Steve Jobs and Birthing Giants with Scaling Up’s Verne Harnish

October 6th, 2021


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 …

377: Billionaire Investor Tim Draper on Bitcoin, Tesla, and Anticipating the Future

September 29th, 2021


Tim Draper, one of the most successful venture capital investors on the planet, thinks all entrepreneurs should read science fiction. He believes …

376: $1 Billion in Exits and Still Hungry with Catch of the Day’s Gabby Leibovich

September 22nd, 2021


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 …

375: How to Get a Million YouTube Subscribers with Alpha M’s Aaron Marino

September 15th, 2021


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. 


374: Finding the Glam “Gap” for Magnetic Eyelashes with Glamnetic’s Cofounders

September 8th, 2021


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 …

373: Unlocking YouTube’s Audience with Ad Pro Tom Breeze

September 1st, 2021


Want to create successful YouTube ad campaigns? Of course you do! 

YouTube boasts an audience of two billion (yes, billion) monthly users. The right …

372: Biotech Billionaire Anne Wojcicki, Cofounder and CEO of 23andMe

August 25th, 2021


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 …

371: Straight Talk on Selling via Amazon with BuyBoxer’s Scott Needham

August 18th, 2021


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 …

370: How to Build a Billion-User App

August 11th, 2021


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 …

369: How Deputy is Scaling to Reach 1 Million Workplaces Spending $30k on a Website Domain: Ashik Ahmed of Deputy

August 4th, 2021


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 …

368: The Billion Dollar Blueprint: Ray Dalio

July 28th, 2021


Labeled the “Steve Jobs of Investing”, Ray Dalio is easily one of the most successful investors of our time. The Principles: Work & Life author …

367: How to Hire Brilliant People & Other Rules for Business | Kayak’s Paul English

July 21st, 2021


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 …

366: Sock It to Me: How the Cofounders of Bombas Became eCommerce Millionaires

July 13th, 2021


What do you get when you mix Daymond John, cozy toes, and a charitable mission? 




That's right, you get the world's best sock company. 


365: How to Build a Community of Raving Fans with Radha Agrawal of Daybreaker

July 6th, 2021


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 …

364: The $100B Cereal Entrepreneur: Joe Gebbia of Airbnb

June 29th, 2021


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: 




That’s right, the company that started with a single air mattress and grew …

363: Everything I've Learned Spending $30M on YouTube Ads | Tommie Powers Interview

June 22nd, 2021


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 …

362: How to Build a Brand People Love: Red Antler

June 15th, 2021


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 …

361: The Near-Death Experience That Fuelled Omaze’s Matt Pohlson

June 8th, 2021


In this episode of the Foundr podcast, we speak with Omaze’s Matt Pohlson to discuss how a near-death experience taught him a powerful lesson about …

360: A Proven Formula For Finding Trending HOT Products with Jeremy Gutsche from TrendHunter

June 1st, 2021


As the CEO and founder of TrendHunter, Jeremy Gutsche is at the forefront of trendspotting, innovation, and creating the future. In this ground-breaking interview, the New York Times Bestselling author reveals …

359: The Secret To Scaling Million Dollar Brands MULTIPLE TIMES: Harry’s Jeff Raider & Andy Katz-Mayfield

May 26th, 2021


In this episode of the Foundr podcast, Nathan Chan speaks with Jeff Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield to find out how they scaled Harry’s into a $20 …

358: Pro-Product vs. Pro-Marketing: How Heidi Zak of ThirdLove Faced Off With Victoria’s Secret

May 18th, 2021


Quitting her promising job at Google, Heidi Zak decided to take the plunge and launch ThirdLove, an ecommerce brand for women’s underwear. Today, …

357: My Hobby Resulted In A 9-Figure Exit: Jaime Schmidt of Schmidt Naturals

May 11th, 2021


This week’s podcast is a deep dive with Schmidt Natural’s co-founder, author, and investor Jaime Schmidt. Building her brand from a side hobby to a 7-figure annual income didn’t happen overnight, but Schmidt refused to …

356: Why The Creator Economy Is The Next Big Movement: Joseph Einhorn of Loot

May 4th, 2021


Joseph Einhorn is no stranger to entrepreneurialism. With almost 25 years of startup experience under his belt, Einhorn knows the ins and the outs of the game. 


In this interview with Nathan Chan, Einhorn discusses his …

355: How Jimmy Choo Found Its Footing As A Global Disrupter: Tamara Mellon

April 27th, 2021


As someone who always knew they had a passion for fashion, Tamara Mellon has come a long way from working in a PR firm. As founder of luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo, founder of a new direct-to-consumer brand bearing her …

354: What Yoni Assia Of eToro Learned During Dinner with Warren Buffett

April 20th, 2021


In this episode of the Foundr podcast, CEO and founder of eToro Yoni Assia sits down to discuss how he built his empire, getting dinner with Warren Buffett, and how he scaled the world's largest social media investment …

353: Turning Your Side-Hustle Into A $1B Empire: Shutterstock’s Jon Oringer

April 13th, 2021


After launching 9 companies, Jon Oringer didn’t really think that his 10th company Shutterstock would be the one to stand out from the crowd. Started …

352: The Music Industry Disrupter: How Ola Sars Helped Build A $3 Billion Start-Up

April 6th, 2021


In this digital age, music streaming and subscriptions have quickly become the norm. This week at Foundr, we were lucky enough to speak to an entrepreneur who was there for the rise of streaming and the music-tech …

351: 0- $100m In 3 Years: How Gail Becker, Founder of CAULIPOWER Changed The Game

March 30th, 2021


In this delicious interview, Nathan Chan sits down with CAULIPOWER founder Gail Becker to find out how she took her ecommerce company from $0 to $100M in just 3 years. 


Becker takes us on her tasty food brand journey, …

350: How Joe Foster of Reebok Raced His Brand In Front Of The Competition

March 23rd, 2021


Coming from a long line of shoemakers, it seemed only natural that Joe Foster follow in his family’s footsteps, but instead Foster decided to push …

349: 1 Billion Downloads, Kim Kardashian, and The Future Of AI: PicsArt’s Hovhannes Avoyan

March 16th, 2021


When his 10 year old daughter was upset by negative comments posted about her artwork, Hovhannes Avoyan decided to do something about it. Almost a …

348: 15 Power Ups You Need To Build A Successful Business With Eric Siu Of Single Grain

March 9th, 2021


Power up, level up, and get ready to take your business to the extreme, with this incredible interview with Single Grain’s Eric Siu. 


A former pro-gamer, Siu has been on the quintessential entrepreneur’s journey. He’s …

347: Undaunted: How Kara Goldin Denied Self-Doubt To Launch A $200m Beverage Company

March 2nd, 2021


How does someone launch a $200 million beverage company with zero experience and four children under the age of six? Just ask super-mom, author, and …

345: $15B Payments Processed A Year: GoCardless’ Hiroki Takeuchi

February 16th, 2021


In 2011, Hiroki Takeuchi launched his first business GoCardless with his co-founders. Just under one decade later, they are processing over $15b in payments every year!


Takeuchi’s first business began as a service to …

344: How Colin Darretta Built A 1m Person Mailing List In 1 Year

February 9th, 2021


Building partnerships and mailing lists as an entrepreneur can be one of the trickiest and most elusive parts of the game. Targetting the right people, understanding brand identity - it’s all a delicate ecosystem to …

343: How To Find The Next Big Business Idea with Nextdoor Co-Founder Sarah Leary

February 2nd, 2021


For Sarah Leary, entrepreneurship has always been in her blood. Growing up in a household of small-business owners including her grandmother who was …

342: How Alli Webb Turned Drybar Into A $100m Empire

January 26th, 2021


When Alli Webb founded Drybar in 2010, it started as one small salon in Brentwood, California that was designed to do one thing and do it well: blowouts. 

Today, her brand has grown to over150 stores in 33 states, a hair …

341: Pushing Your Limits with Mental Toughness King and Spartan CEO Joe De Sena

January 19th, 2021


If you want to start a business, you sure as hell better be made of the right stuff. Because Joe De Sena is here to tell you that in business, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”, and you need to be mentally …

340: How Gabi Lewis dominated a $40 billion industry

January 12th, 2021


Gabi Lewis, Co-Founder, The Magic Spoon

In this yummy episode, Gabi Lewis, Co-Founder of The Magic Spoon, sits down with Nathan Chan to discuss his …

339: How GT Dave Started A $1Billion Kombucha Empire From His Bedroom

January 5th, 2021


In this interview, Nathan Chan sits down with GT Dave, Founder and CEO of GT's Living Foods. GT discusses how he built a $1B empire from his bedroom and his journey of being the first seller of Kombucha in the United …

338: Foundr BEST OF 2020

December 30th, 2020


In this epic roundup episode, we took our favorite moments from every interview this year and combined them to create our most jam-packed episode yet: Foundr Best of 2020!

That’s right, in this very special episode, …

337: What A Future Billion Dollar Business Looks Like: With Google’s Lead Investor, David Lawee

December 15th, 2020


Ever wondered what traits and characteristics Google looks for in a founder?

Wonder no more, because in this interview, Nathan Chan sits down with CapitalG Founder, David Lawee, to discuss the journey of finding the next …

336: Starting a Business During a Crisis with the founder of Alpha and Strata, Thor Ernstsson

December 8th, 2020


Meet Thor Ernstsson.

The founder of global giants such as Alpha, Strata, and lead architect for Zygna responsible for Farmville, Ernstsson knows business and products. 

In this interview, Nathan sits down with Ernstsson …

335: From 0 to $65m: With Farmgirl Flowers' Christina Stembel

December 1st, 2020


Faced with 104 rejections, zero-funding, and the prospect of launching a new business during an economic downturn, Christina Stembel has not only grown her company Farmgirl Flowers to a $65m empire, she has also done it …

334: What This Tech Pioneer Is Betting On Next | Matt Mullenweg Of Wordpress

November 24th, 2020


As someone who has pioneered the tech industry with his open-source software, and boasts 38% of the internet using his product, Matt Mullenweg is …

333: The Top Mistakes to Avoid when Managing Remote Teams with Fibre HR Foundr Lisa Spiden

November 17th, 2020


In this week’s Foundr podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with Lisa Spiden, CEO of Workforce Analytics and Foundr of Fibre HR to discuss everything a team leader needs to embody in order to help their team do their …

332: $16 million a month: The Secret To Success Using Facebook Ads with Nick Shackelford

November 10th, 2020


Ever wondered how the elite pros do Facebook ads? This week’s interview with course instructor Nick Shackelford is just that: a no-holding back, all …

331: Mastering Your Mindset and Achieving Success with Andy Frisella of 1st Phorm

November 3rd, 2020


Mental toughness isn’t something you’re born with, it’s something you learn and practice and develop over time. And Andy Frisella is living proof of that. 

The Founder of 1st Phorm, the “Real AF podcast host”, 75Hard …

330: The 4 Questions You Need To Be Asking To Make Better Decisions: Kickstarter Co-Founder and Author Yancey Strickler

October 27th, 2020


Yancey Strickler, Author and Kickstarter Co-Founder

In this inspiring podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with Kickstarter co-founder and author Yancey Strickler to discuss his 'Bento Box' method for making better …

329: Why You Don't Need a Mentor & Key Traits EVERY Successful Founder Should Have with Kamal Ravikant

October 20th, 2020


Kamal Ravikant, Author and Founder, Venture Capitalist

In this special podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with renowned author and founder Kamal Ravikant to discuss his thoughts on mentorship, entrepreneurs, and …

328: Building a $50M Underwear Empire off $20K with Joanna Griffiths from KNIX

October 13th, 2020


Joanna Griffiths CEO Knixwear

CEO of global intimates brand Knixwear Joanna Griffiths sits down with Nathan Chan to reveal how she took $20k to and …

327: How to Outlearn ANYONE & Become the Best with Ulrich Boser of the Learning Agency

October 6th, 2020


Ulrich Boser, CEO, The Learning Agency

Founder and CEO of The Learning Agency, best-selling author, and Foundr course Instructor Ulrich Boser sits down for an in-depth discussion on becoming a better learner, the …

326: How Skillshare Co-Founder Malcolm Ong Has Transformed Multiple Industries—From Education To Media

September 29th, 2020


Malcolm Ong has never shied away from change. In fact, his ability to adapt is what has given him a front-row seat to multiple business …

325: How Whole Foods Market Co-Founder and CEO John Mackey Leads By Example

September 22nd, 2020


John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market

Right now, every company needs strong leadership to guide them through these challenging times. …

324: How Vital Proteins’ Kurt Seidensticker Generated Insane Consumer Demand For Collagen

September 15th, 2020


Kurt Seidensticker, Former NASA Engineer & Founder and CEO, Vital Proteins

How did Kurt Seidensticker go from being a NASA engineer to the founder of one of the biggest protein brands in the world? Believe it or not, …

323: How To Take A Profit-First Mindset During A Pandemic, According to Mike Michalowicz

September 8th, 2020


Mike Michalowicz, Author & Co-Founder, Profit First Professionals

Right now, every entrepreneur has the same question on their mind: how do I recover or maintain my company’s profit levels during Covid-19?


That’s why …

322: The Rise Of Messenger Marketing, With ManyChat Co-Founder and CEO Mikael Yan

September 1st, 2020


Mikael Yan, Co-Founder and CEO, ManyChat

When Mikael Yan launched ManyChat in 2015, other messaging apps were trying to impress investors with their …

321: Birchbox’s Katia Beauchamp On Scaling Relationships, Building Trust, And More

August 25th, 2020


In 2010, only 2% of beauty products were being sold on the internet. When Katia Beauchamp and her Harvard Business School classmate, Hayley Barna, …

320: Why Hinge’s Justin McLeod Decided To Rebuild His Dating App From The Ground Up

August 18th, 2020


It’s not easy to rebuild an entire company—especially when things are going well. But that’s exactly what Justin McLeod did with his dating app, Hinge.

After Hinge first launched in 2012, it saw exponential growth. …

319: Chase Dimond Teaches You How To Crisis-Proof Your Email Marketing Strategy

August 11th, 2020


Email marketing is one of the most powerful tools that brands can leverage during the pandemic. With face-to-face interactions still being limited …

318: Global SaaS Powerhouse ActiveCampaign CEO Jason VandeBoom Talks About the Importance of Following Your Instincts

August 5th, 2020


Founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign Jason Vandeboom sits down with Foundr’s Nathan Chan to discuss his journey from launching a small part-time business to running a global SaaS empire.

An email marketing, …

317: Rich20Something’s Daniel DiPiazza On Why You Need To Start A Side Hustle

July 28th, 2020


From working as a server at Longhorn Steakhouse, to multiple successful startups, making millions in his 20s, to publishing a best selling book, …

316: Legendary Investor Ben Horowitz Talks Moving Culture, Enforcing Values, And His Favorite Rap Album

July 21st, 2020


Ben Horowitz is one of the most widely recognized names in the world of entrepreneurship. Not only is he the co-founder of the famous venture capital fund, Andreessen Horowitz, but he's also a respected author and …

315: From Elaborate Events to a Major Ski Resort: How the Summit Brand Expanded Into A Global Empire

July 14th, 2020


In 2008, Jeff Rosenthal and his co-founders Elliott Bisnow and Brett Leve convinced 19 people they admired to go on a ski trip with them to Park City, Utah. They wanted to spend one-on-one time with this small group of …

314: From Stay-At-Home Mom to an $845M Acquisition: How Drunk Elephant’s Tiffany Masterson Made The Leap

July 7th, 2020


When Tiffany Masterson was a stay-at-home mom, she was always looking for ways to make a little extra money. So when the opportunity came around to start selling a brand of bar cleanser as a side hustle, she didn’t …

313: Surviving a Failing Startup and Thriving in the Midst of Crisis, With Rippling Founder Parker Conrad

June 30th, 2020


Parker Conrad is no stranger to hard times.

His first startup, Wikinvest, failed to take off during the seven years he was with the company. He then had a falling out with his co-founder, which caused him to leave and …

312: How HubSpot’s Dharmesh Shah Challenged The Cold Call And Introduced An Entirely New Approach To Marketing

June 23rd, 2020


It’s not every day that an entrepreneur creates an entirely new industry category and a nine-figure company at the same time. But that’s exactly what Dharmesh Shah did when he started HubSpot.

Before the company launched …

311: How InCountry’s Peter Yared Turns Ideas Into Companies That Sell For Millions

June 22nd, 2020


Peter Yared has a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur. Not only has he built and sold six different B2B enterprise companies (making more than …

310: How To Convert Your Passion Into A Profitable Online Course, With Teachable’s Ankur Nagpal

June 16th, 2020


What does it take to create, market, and sell a profitable online course?

This question is likely on the minds of many people⁠, especially now that the pandemic is pushing people to turn to online courses as a way to …

309: Mighty Networks Founder is Fueling the Passion Economy by Creating Opportunities for Online Course Creators

June 10th, 2020


Gina Bianchini has always loved working with creators. That’s why she co-founded Ning, an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks, with Marc Andreessen in 2005. Even after leaving …

308: How Henrik Werdelin Built a 9-Figure Subscription Box Business for Dogs

June 9th, 2020


Henrik Werdelin has never been about chasing money, power, or fame. Instead, his focus has always been on creating cool things with people he enjoys …

307: Basecamp’s David Heinemeier Hansson On What A Productive Workplace Should Look Like

June 2nd, 2020


As we start thinking about re-opening our businesses and offices after Covid-19, many people are wondering what the new “normal” will look like.

While co-founder of Basecamp David Heinemeier Hansson doesn’t know for sure …

306: From Myspace To Jam City: Chris DeWolfe Breaks Down His 25 Years Of Experience As An Entrepreneur

May 26th, 2020


Chris DeWolfe excels at creating massive user bases—a skill he has demonstrated with two companies you’ll likely recognize: Myspace and Jam City.

305: Dropbox’s Drew Houston on Continuous Learning, Decision Making, and Fixing the Way We Work

May 19th, 2020


By now, the story is legend. When Drew Houston boarded a bus from Boston to New York and discovered that he had—yet again—forgotten to bring his thumb drive, he was frustrated. So frustrated that he sat down and began …

304: Alex Osterwalder On Why Products, Technology, And Price Aren’t Enough To Keep Your Company Competitive

May 19th, 2020


Alex Osterwalder is primarily known for developing the Business Model Canvas, a template that helps startups develop and document new or existing business models.

In this interview, Osterwalder shares his best insights …

303: Ballsy’s Adam Hendle Talks Community Engagement, Customer Acquisition, And Leaning Into The Pandemic

May 12th, 2020


Adam Hendle’s company, Ballsy, is eye-catching and humorous, which are some of the most defining characteristics of the brand.

But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t take his business seriously. On the contrary, Hendle is …

302: Serial Ecommerce Entrepreneur Rory Boyle On How He Survived (And Thrived) During The Pandemic

May 11th, 2020


All three of Rory Boyle’s ecommerce businesses were negatively impacted by Covid-19.

But thanks to his strategic—and insanely fast—pivot, two of his companies are now making double the revenue they were before and one …

301: 8-Figure Ecommerce Founder Reveals His Best Insights For Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Struggling Through Covid-19

May 5th, 2020


Today, we’re excited to share another valuable interview to help you overcome business challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We had the opportunity to pick the brain of Ashwin Sokke, the founder of WOW Skin Science. …

300: [Special 300th Episode] Rich20Something’s Daniel DiPiazza And Foundr’s Nathan Chan Dive Deep Into the World of Instagram

April 29th, 2020


The latest installment of the Foundr podcast is a landmark—our 300th episode! So to mark the occasion, we’ve got something a little different for you today.

Daniel DiPiazza, the founder of Rich20Something, was on the …

299: From $0 To $20M In 2 Years: How Happy Skin Co. Founder Dylan Mullan Went Viral

April 21st, 2020


Dylan Mullan took an extremely unconventional path to entrepreneurship.

While he was in school, Mullan was convinced he wanted to be a lawyer, until …

298: Serial Entrepreneur Josh Snow’s Approach to Influencers, Recurring Revenue, and Paid Ads During a Pandemic

April 15th, 2020


Josh Snow always finds ways to thrive in difficult situations.

Growing up, his family didn’t have a lot of money, and he wanted to help them cover …

297: Steve Blank’s 3-Step Process to Help Businesses Cope With COVID-19

April 7th, 2020


Steve Blank is a legend in Silicon Valley. In addition to launching eight startups in 21 years, he’s also a well-known author and educator at …

296: How Invitation Homes CEO Dallas Tanner Scaled a Multibillion-Dollar Home Rental Company at Breakneck Speed

March 31st, 2020


CEO Dallas Tanner on the breakneck creation and growth of multibillion-dollar home rental company Invitation Homes.

Like a lot of successful …

295: How 12RND Fitness Founder Tim West Beat His Competitors to the Punch

March 25th, 2020


Believe it or not, there are many parallels between the world of boxing and the world of entrepreneurship. Tim West is familiar with both.

As the founder of the fastest-growing global boxing franchise, 12RND Fitness, …

294: Responding to COVID-19: What Entrepreneurs Should Be Doing Right Now

March 21st, 2020


As a founder, you’re likely feeling a lot of stress and anxiety around the current situation with COVID-19. While we hope your business isn’t being too heavily impacted, we want to let you know that we’re always here …

291: X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Talks About Creating a Blueprint For The Future

March 3rd, 2020


When Peter Diamandis was a kid, there were two life-changing moments that shaped him into the person he is today: the launch of the Apollo space …

288: Catena Media’s Erik Bergman Talks IPOs, Affiliate Marketing, And Finding Meaning In Life

February 12th, 2020


Erik Bergman’s entrepreneurial journey started with trading hockey cards on the playground.

When Bergman realized that owning coveted sports memorabilia made him feel valued and won him friends, he became obsessed. As he …

287: How July Founder Richard Li Grew His Luggage Company From $0 to $5 Million in 1 Year

February 4th, 2020


Richard Li puts customer service above all when it comes to his luggage company, July.

This unfaltering commitment is why he personally makes house …

286: How Annex Products Co-Founder Rob Ward Used the Power of Prediction to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Company

January 28th, 2020


Rob Ward always seems to be one step ahead.

Before Kickstarter took off, Ward and his co-founder Chris Peters launched two successful campaigns on the …

285: The Art of Mind-Blowing Open Rates, Email Flows, and Authentic Email Marketing, With Boundless Labs’ Chase Dimond

January 22nd, 2020


At 27, Chase Dimond is already considered a marketing veteran. In addition to overseeing the marketing teams of various companies, Dimond has also founded many of his own ventures, such as Soundjuice and ZenPup.

His most …

284: Mastering the Art of Paid Media: Spending Over $85M on Facebook, With Structured Social Co-Founder Nick Shackelford

January 15th, 2020


Nick Shackelford used to be a goalie for the American pro soccer team, LA Galaxy II. So how did he end up being an expert in the online ad space?

After leaving the soccer league at the end of 2015, Shackelford felt …

281: Spartan Race’s Joe De Sena on Being in the Industry of Barbed Wire, Blood, and Bruises

December 18th, 2019


Joe De Sena, like many of us, is a fitness fanatic. But his approach to fitness is a bit more...intense than most.

De Sena used to participate in countless obstacle course races, Ironman events, and marathons around the …

280: From Online Poker Affiliate to Referral Marketing Mogul: Ambassador’s Jeff Epstein Shares His Journey

December 10th, 2019


Jeff Epstein paid off his law school student loans in an unconventional way.

When he and a couple of friends noticed the booming online poker sites in …

271: Fighting Food Waste and Growing Fast, With Ben Chesler of Imperfect Foods

October 9th, 2019


Ben Simon showed up at his college classmate Ben Chesler’s door with a giant, ugly sweet potato, plopped it down in front of him, and declared, “This …

270: Using Licensing To Make Billions in Sales, With Beanstalk Co-Founder Michael Stone

October 1st, 2019


If you’ve ever bought a bottle of Jack Daniels BBQ sauce or Febreze kitty litter, you’ve seen Michael Stone’s powerful approach to brand licensing in …

267: How TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Blazed a Trail for Social Entrepreneurs

September 10th, 2019


Blake Mycoskie had a number of hits and misses as a young entrepreneur, but it was a trip to Argentina that inspired the idea that would become his …

263: From Food Writer to Digital Entrepreneur: Ed Levine’s Journey to Launching an Award-Winning Culinary Website

August 14th, 2019


In business, everyone wants to win.

But sometimes it’s the people who refuse to lose who end up finding success. This is the mindset that food writer, author, and founder of the website Serious Eats carried with him …

262: A Deep Dive Into What Makes or Breaks Habits, With Nir Eyal

August 6th, 2019


When Nir Eyal has a burning question (which he frequently does), he goes on the hunt for an insightful answer.

That curiosity is what led Eyal to …

254: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at How Foundr CEO Nathan Chan Built A Global Brand

June 12th, 2019


Success doesn’t happen overnight.

This is something Foundr CEO Nathan Chan knows all too well. Before he started his business, Nathan was in a common predicament: he hated his job and he had no idea what career path to …

253: How Refinery29 Defied Critics and Became a Digital Media Pioneer, With Co-Founders Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi

June 4th, 2019


“I think about how little we knew, but how—I believe—how courageous we were,” says Christene Barberich, reflecting on the early days of Refinery29.

Before she and co-founder Piera Gelardi were the women at the helm of …

243: The 5 Traits That Help Founders Go From Dreamer to Doer, With Kim Perell of Amobee

March 26th, 2019


When Kim Perell landed a job at a hot new internet startup in 1998, she thought she had hit the jackpot.

She loved her job and learned a lot, but when the dot-com bubble burst, the startup went bankrupt. What was once a …

240: How to Use Excellent Customer Support to Stand Out in a Crowded Market, With Ross Paquette of Maropost

March 5th, 2019


When Ross Andrew Paquette founded email service provider Maropost in 2011, he never expected it to take off.

“The plan was to have 10 customers and …

239: The Importance of Being Bold in Business, With Real Estate Mogul Dottie Herman

February 25th, 2019


You don’t become the richest self-made woman in American real estate by playing it safe. Dottie Herman has proved time and time again that bold moves …

237: Find Your ‘Talk Trigger’ to Spark Powerful Word-of-Mouth, With Jay Baer of Convince & Convert

February 12th, 2019


Jay Baer was born to be in business. As a seventh-generation entrepreneur, he always knew he’d start his own company one day.

Over the years, his ventures have run the gamut—from an early internet company to a design …

236: Bootstrapping a $300M Cinema Company, With Grant Petty of Blackmagic Design

February 5th, 2019


“I don’t think CEOs should be able to be CEOs if they can’t code,” says Grant Petty, founder and CEO of Blackmagic Design.

That’s a bold statement, …

235: Sell Like Crazy: Psychology, Sales Funnels, and Paid Ads, With Sabri Suby of King Kong

January 30th, 2019


These days, Sabri Suby reigns supreme as the founder of King Kong, Australia’s fastest-growing digital marketing agency. But he’s come a long way since his first job, selling ink cartridges over the phone, which he …

232: Create a Company Culture That’s Healthy and Profitable, With David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp

January 10th, 2019


Eighteen years ago, David Heinemeier Hansson was a college student sitting in his little apartment in Copenhagen when he stumbled across a blog post …

230: Startup Legends Talk Hiring, Branding, and Core Values, With Oli Gardner of Unbounce and Ryan Deiss of DigitalMarketer

December 18th, 2018


Most of Foundr’s podcast episodes are one-on-one chats, usually focusing on a particular foundr or their business. This time around, we were …

229: Mastering Copywriting and Finding Your Flow With Arman Assadi of Project EVO

December 11th, 2018


NEW COURSE ALERT: Entrepreneur, we wanted you to be the first to know that we’ve collaborated with Arman Assadi to bring you our brand new …

228: A Serial Founder’s Fight for Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrencies, With Alex Mashinsky of Celsius

December 4th, 2018


Serial founder and VOIP pioneer Alex Mashinsky has founded eight companies and raised more than a billion dollars in collective funding since his …

227: From a $20M Business to Starting Over With a New Vision, with Erika Geraerts of Fluff

November 27th, 2018


Frank Body co-founder Erika Geraerts left her $20 million coffee scrub company to invent a new category within the beauty industry.

She's now on a mission to empower young girls everywhere to feel more comfortable with …

225: New Founders Doubled Business and Hit Their First $10K Month (Consulting Empire Spotlight: Part 2)

November 13th, 2018


Welcome to part two of our two-part podcast series that’s shining the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs who hail right from our very own Foundr …

224: Gavin Symes Scales His Consulting Business to $50K/Month in 3 Months (Consulting Empire Spotlight: Part 1)

November 7th, 2018


The Foundr community is full of passionate people from all walks of life, in the trenches daily doing what it takes to make their startup dreams a …

223: How WPBeginner’s Syed Balkhi Rocketed to Success, Aiding Millions of Wordpress Users

October 30th, 2018


New to the US from Pakistan, Syed Balkhi was a lonely and isolated 12-year-old. Unable to speak English fluently, he took to communicating with new …

222: From Canines to Co-Working: Tobi Skovron’s Journey to Creating Two Revolutionary Products

October 22nd, 2018


 Tobi Skovron, Founder,

Dog toilets and co-working spaces? An unlikely pairing. But if you talk to Tobi Skovron, you'll find they have one thing in common—they inspired him to create two passion-filled …

221: Zero to $9 Million in 4 years: How Chris Peters & Rob Ward Built Quad Lock From a Kickstarter Campaign

October 16th, 2018


Welcome to our newest podcast format, video interviews! You can expect more of this format in the coming months. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here to be notified when we publish new videos.

Today I had the pleasure …

220: Building Community as the Foundation for a Successful Content Business, With Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg of theSkimm

October 9th, 2018


Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg started their business as good friends on a couch, with nothing but their laptops and a healthy dose of hustle. Today, their millennial women-focused media company theSkimm serves seven …

219: From Bankrupt to Bestseller: How Mike Michalowicz Used His Own Failures to Empower Other Entrepreneurs

October 2nd, 2018


Mike Michalowicz appeared to have everything an entrepreneur could want—big companies and lots of revenue coming in. But things aren’t always as they …

218: Slow Growth and Risk Aversion Wins the Entrepreneurial Race, With Aytekin Tank of JotForm

September 25th, 2018


“It took me 10 years [to create my own business], because I didn’t have the courage to start. But I still had this belief that one day I would start …

217: Mastering the Messy Middle and Finishing Strong, With Scott Belsky of Behance

September 18th, 2018


Scott Belsky, Behance founder, investor, and author of the new book The Messy Middle, is a strong believer in putting in the hard work and then finishing strong. His nine-figure exit from Behance is a testament to this …

216: The Art of Creating High-Converting Landing Pages, With Oli Gardner, Co-Founder of Unbounce

September 11th, 2018


“Ninety-eight percent of landing pages are just plain bad.”

This is what Unbounce founder Oli Gardner declared when he began his public speaking …

215: Navigating the Unpredictable Journey From Failure to Triumph, With Stuart McKeown, Co-Founder of Gleam

September 5th, 2018


Stuart McKeown started his entrepreneurial career as a college dropout, had a short-lived stint as a DJ, and then lost thousands of dollars on his …

214: Nailing Product-Market Fit and Building a Successful Startup, With Legendary VC and Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachleff

August 30th, 2018


Andy Rachleff is not just a product expert; he literally coined the term “product-market fit.”

Wealthfront CEO, former VC backing companies such as …

213: Overcoming Depression and Starting Over: Behind the Scenes With Rand Fishkin, Moz Founder

August 22nd, 2018


You may know former Moz CEO Rand Fishkin from his characteristic curly mustache, Whiteboard Friday videos, or his SEO mastery. But this interview isn’t about linking, Google rankings, or gray-hat practices. Or mustaches.

212: Behind the Scenes With 3 Start & Scale Ecommerce Success Stories

August 16th, 2018


We are always blown away by the success stories within the Foundr community, and we take every opportunity we can to shine the spotlight on them.

In today's podcast, I am thrilled to present to you three of our Start …

211: Contently’s Shane Snow on Building a Content Empire and Then Returning to His Writing Roots

August 9th, 2018


While he always had a passion for entrepreneurship, Shane Snow started his career as a freelance journalist, and during that time noticed how many of his peers were struggling to market themselves and find work. This …

210: How to Create a Multimillion-Dollar Software Product the Market Actually Wants, With Crazy Egg’s Hiten Shah

August 1st, 2018


Hiten Shah has a killer track record when comes to creating software products. He and his co-founders have built several multimillion-dollar …

209: How Two Fintech Entrepreneurs Found Stable Ground in a Volatile Space, With CoinJar’s Asher Tan and Ryan Zhou

July 25th, 2018


It only took six hours for Asher Tan and Ryan Zhou to put together the incubator pitch for CoinJar, a vision for a next-gen personal finance account …

208: How a Charitable Mission and Influencer Marketing Sparked Massive Growth, With Griffin Thall of Pura Vida

July 19th, 2018


For Pura Vida co-founders Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman, a chance meeting with two Native jewelry artisans on a beach in Costa Rica sparked an idea …

207: BigCommerce Co-Founder Talks Scaling to $100M While Minimizing Risk and Stress

July 11th, 2018


I’m excited to share a very special interview with you today! Mitchell Harper has been my long-time mentor and coach and a driving force behind Foundr’s success. I’m thrilled to share his story with you so you can glean …

206: From Animator to Tech Educator, Lynda Weinman Reflects on a $1.5B Exit and Her New Career

July 5th, 2018


Lynda Weinman sold her 20-year company to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion. What is she doing now? She is reinventing herself and enjoying her new …

205: Finding a Mission and Making the World a Healthier Place, With Munjal Shah of Health IQ

June 28th, 2018


A health crisis that landed Munjal Shah in the ER turned out to be the catalyst for his next mission: making the world a healthier place. On the day Munjal Shah started running a 10K race back in 2010, he was on top of …

204: Taking the Road Less Traveled to Build the Business of Your Dreams, With Mike Dillard of Self Made Man

June 21st, 2018


In business, in life, and even behind the wheel of his actual race car, Mike Dillard goes from zero to 60 in the blink of an eye.

In stark contrast to his calm voice and introverted nature, Dillard is a pioneer willing …

203: The One-Two Punch for Sustainable, Consistent Startup Growth, With Dmitry Dragilev of JustReachOut

June 14th, 2018


Dmitry Dragilev has a typical entrepreneurial story, but maybe a little more extreme. Bored in his dead-end, corporate job, he was fearful of ending …

201: Zero to $10 Million in 4 Years: How King Kong’s Sabri Suby Went from Work-at-Home Consultant to Booming Agency Founder

May 30th, 2018


To Sabri Suby, business is a jungle and only the strong survive. To be successful, you need to dominate the digital landscape and crush the …

200: Foundr’s Story: How a Humble Side Project Became a Global Brand, with CEO Nathan Chan [Special 200th Episode]

May 23rd, 2018


I refuse to lose.”

It's the mantra that has guided Foundr CEO Nathan Chan through the highs and lows of becoming an entrepreneur. It helped him resist the naysayers, and confront deep insecurities and self-doubt, to …

199: From Passion To Profit: How Payal Kadakia Turned Her Love of Dance into a Global Enterprise

May 16th, 2018


As a lifelong, accomplished dancer, Payal Kadakia never thought she would become an entrepreneur. But it was that very love of dance that compelled …

198: How This Breakdancer Built a 6-Figure Instagram Business and Travels the World for Free (Instagram Domination Student Spotlight)

May 9th, 2018


In today’s podcast, we are shining the spotlight on one of our successful Instagram Domination students, Zach Benson. This driven entrepreneur is in …

197: Technology and Tacos—From Fired Facebook Employee to Eight-Figure Founder, With Noah Kagan of Sumo

May 2nd, 2018


At 24 years of age Noah Kagan got tired of being fired. After getting the boot from Facebook and other companies, Kagan decided to create his own job …

196: Fueling Massive Growth by Adopting a Culture of Experimentation, With Dan Siroker Of Optimizely

April 25th, 2018


Dan Siroker has always believed in the power of data and experimentation. A former project manager at Google and director of analytics under …

195: From Pro Skateboarder to Running a Brand-Building Empire, With Rob Dyrdek of Dyrdek Machine

April 18th, 2018


Growing up as a fanatical skateboarder first in Ohio and then moving to California as a teen to pursue skating professionally, many of his friends …

194: From Zero To $20 Million, A Story Of Courage And Relentless Discipline, with Steve McLeod of Fire And Safety Australia

April 11th, 2018


Former firefighter Steve McLeod turned his passion for helping people into a nationwide business, scaling his Fire and Safety Australia company to eight figures in 10 years. In addition to running a profitable company, …

193: The Power of Empathy in Workplace Leadership, With Gary Muller of The Mill House Inn

April 4th, 2018


Gary Muller’s company is thriving. His Mill House Inn in East Hampton, New York has been in business for 20 years and recognized by Travel + Leisure …

192: Best of Foundr: Gary Vee, Tony Robbins, and More Talk Hustle, Mindset, and GSD (Foundr 5th Birthday Special Episode)

March 28th, 2018


Welcome back to our “Best of Foundr” podcast series!

To celebrate Foundr’s 5th birthday, we put together a series of special edition podcast episodes …

191: Best of Foundr: 4 Superstars on Investing, Sales, And Scaling Your Business (Foundr 5th Birthday Special Episode)

March 21st, 2018


Welcome to our special “Best of Foundr” edition of the podcast!

To celebrate Foundr’s 5th birthday, we put together a series of special edition …

190: Best of Foundr: 4 Superstars on Building An Epic Online Presence (Foundr 5th Birthday Special Episode)

March 14th, 2018


Welcome to our special “Best of Foundr” edition of the podcast!

To celebrate Foundr’s 5th birthday, we put together a series of special edition …

189: Foundr Community Member Shifts His Business Into High Gear With Help From Mentors [Foundr’s 5th Birthday Special Episode]

March 7th, 2018


Welcome to Foundr's fifth birthday celebration!

Over the past five years, we’ve been blessed to interact with an awesome community of passionate entrepreneurs who are making it happen and turning their dreams into …

188: Stop Trying And Start Crushing It: Our In-Depth Interview With Gary Vee

February 28th, 2018


“I’m not crippled with being perfect. I’m crippled with not doing,” Gary Vaynerchuk says, and that about sums up the philosophy that propels him ahead in life and business—avoiding hesitation and seizing the moment at …

187: Fighting Global Poverty by Breaking Entrepreneurial Rules, With Jacqueline Novogratz of Acumen

February 21st, 2018


Key Takeaways

- Acumen's trailblazing vision on global poverty eradication - Why it's better to invest in people first, then ideas - The companies Acumen has invested in and the depth of impact they have made - Key …

185: How Defying Silicon Valley Culture Landed 400K Clients, with Melody McCloskey of StyleSeat

February 8th, 2018


Melody McCloskey is the founder of StyleSeat, a San Francisco-based SaaS company that has raised $40 million in funding, powers billions in transactions and is recognized in 82% of American cities. StyleSeat provides …

184: The Unconventional Approach That Built an Online Education Empire of 3M Students, With Ajit Nawalkha of Mindvalley

January 31st, 2018


Unlike most entrepreneurs, Ajit Nawalkha doesn't focus on profit, revenue, sales, or customer surveys to grow his company. He's also been known to abandon some of his products, even when they're highly profitable, if …

183: Husband-and-Wife Founders Share Two Decade's Worth of Game-Changing Entrepreneurial Advice

January 24th, 2018


Key Takeaways

  • Lessons learned from more than 20 years of experience as entrepreneurs
  • The defining action that tripled their conversions and led to …

182: Eric Ries on Pioneering the Lean Startup Movement and How to Grow Any Company to Scale

January 18th, 2018


Key Takeaways

  • The hard-earned lessons Ries learned that ultimately led to the creation of his renowned book, The Lean Startup, and ushered in a …

181: Running a 7-Figure Business On 5.5 Hours a Day, With Ari Meisel of Less Doing

January 11th, 2018


Entrepreneurs find inspiration in all sorts of places. But for Ari Meisel, founder, bestselling author, and productivity expert, desperation was the …

180: How a Made-Up Idea for a Business Became the Second-Largest Expense Reporting Company, with Expensify’s David Barrett

January 3rd, 2018


What if you could stumble upon a game-changing idea without spending time and money on validation, industry research, or prototypes? And then grow …

179: How Kiva's Jessica Jackley Turned a Simple Idea into $1B in Microloans

December 20th, 2017


Jessica Jackley, co-founder of the game-changing microlending site Kiva, never played the typical role from entrepreneurial stories we're accustomed …

178: How 17-year-old Justin Kemperman and Brandon Monaghan Scaled to $500K in 3 Months (Start & Scale Student Spotlight – Part 3)

December 13th, 2017


Welcome to the final installment of our three-part podcast series that’s shining the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs who hail right from our …

177: How Shannon Willoughby Turned Her Passion Into a $30K/Month Business (Start & Scale Student Spotlight – Part 2)

December 6th, 2017


Welcome to part two of our three-part podcast series that's shining the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs who hail right from our very own Foundr …

176: Gamal Codner Scales His Ecommerce Business to $60K/month In 3 Months (Start & Scale Student Spotlight - Part 1)

November 30th, 2017


The Foundr community is full of passionate people from all walks of life, in the trenches daily doing what it takes to make their startup dreams a …

175: How a Navy Seal-Turned-Entrepreneur Scaled His Company From Zero To 8 Figures

November 23rd, 2017


As a former Navy Seal, Brandon Webb is no stranger to life’s roller coaster of adversities and triumphs. In the military, pressure is a constant, and …

174: How to Start a Social Change Movement with 100 Million People, with Ben Rattray of

November 16th, 2017


Anyone, technically, can build a business. But it takes real skill to convert an audience into die-hard followers who will stick with you no matter …

173: How to Predict The Future with Kevin Kelly

November 8th, 2017


If you don't know Kevin Kelly's name, you undoubtedly know his work. Staying mostly behind the scenes, Kelly has quietly influenced the world as we …

172: Finding A-Grade Talent on a Bootstrapped Budget with Cyan Ta'eed of Envato

November 1st, 2017


For any startup to be successful, it's going to need an amazing team. It's why Fortune 500 companies are willing to pay their executives so much, and …

171: Shark Tank's Janine Allis Shares Her Secrets for Growing a Startup With Zero Funding

October 13th, 2017


Despite being a prolific investor as one of the judges on Australia's Shark Tank, Janine Allis would rather sell her family home than seek investor …

170: Building a Multimillion-Dollar Startup on Amazon Sales, with Jungle Scout’s Greg Mercer

October 13th, 2017


Greg Mercer built an entire lifestyle business without having to build his own products, distribution network, or even an online store.

Instead of creating his first business from scratch, Mercer took advantage of the …

169: Billionaire Business Lessons with Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban

October 11th, 2017


Mark Cuban is a very busy man. As one of the star judges of the hit show Shark Tank, Cuban has invested in nearly a hundred different startups that have appeared on the program. That's not even mentioning the …

168: How Owning Less Can Reward You With More. Redefining Success With Joshua Fields Millburn

October 4th, 2017


Often as entrepreneurs, we envision success as owning more objects, like a fancy watch, a big house, or a fast car. But what if there were a more …

167: How Entrepreneurs Can Change the World, with Leila Janah of Samasource

September 27th, 2017


Great entrepreneurs have that rare ability to take risks that others find crazy, coupled with a single-minded determination that allows them to bring their visions to life. But some of us want to do much more with that …

166: How to Build a Billion Dollar Mobile Gaming Company From Scratch, with Holly Liu of Kabam

September 21st, 2017


Ask yourself, just how many hours have you sunk into that palm-sized rectangle of plastic, metal, and glass known as the smartphone?

As the co-founder …

165: Marketing Guru Neil Patel on Why Building a Personal Brand Was His Biggest Mistake

September 15th, 2017


After 16 years in the game, Patel has established himself as one of the most prolific marketers in the world. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs …

164: Why You Need More Swiss Army Knives and Paratroopers on Your Startup Team, says Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite

September 7th, 2017


What separates the companies that make millions of dollars from those that never make it?

It's not the vision, or the product, or even the founder, …

163: How to Create One of The Most Visited Websites in the World With Steve Huffman of Reddit

August 31st, 2017


Change is inevitable in the startup world, and only the best entrepreneurs stay on top of the game by evolving with it. Steve Huffman, co-founder and …

162: Investors, Crowdfunding, or Shark Tank? Maneesh Sethi's Done It All and Reveals His Funding Strategies

August 24th, 2017


"How can I solve a problem in the fastest way?"

It's a question that Maneesh Sethi asks himself almost every day, and it's been the main driver behind …

161: How Jodie Fox Turned Her Passion for Shoes Into a Successful Online Business in 2 Months

August 18th, 2017


Jodie Fox loves her shoes.

But unlike your average shoe lover, Fox was able to turn that love first into a living room-based passion project, and then …

160: The Not-So Obvious, But Ridiculously Successful Strategy on Building a Business with Brian Clark of Copyblogger

August 10th, 2017


"The truth is I didn't like working for somebody else."

Most entrepreneurs start their own business because they want to take charge of their own destiny, and for Brian Clark, the CEO and founder of Rainmaker Digital, …

159: A Lifelong Founder Teaches Critical Lessons for New Entrepreneurs on Products, Investors, and Selling with Jonathan Siegel

August 3rd, 2017


Jonathan Siegel has started close to a dozen different companies—some have been hugely successful, others didn't quite go as planned, and for one, …

158: How to Build a Worldwide Iconic Brand with Brian Smith of UGG

July 27th, 2017


In the late 1970s, Brian Smith was a young Australian surfer looking for the next big thing. Little did he know that while flipping through a …

157: Grow to 400,000 Users In Just Three Years by Mastering B2B Sales With Andrew Barnes of GO1

July 20th, 2017


Andrew Barnes's company  GO1 is a Y-Combinator alum that's raised over $4 million in funding, grown to over 400,000 users, and is currently the world's largest onboarding, compliance, and professional development …

156: Lessons Learnt From Building a $300 Million Dollar Business From the Original #GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso

July 13th, 2017


Sophia Amoruso was a community college dropout, working a variety of odd jobs to support herself, when she set up a humble eBay store called Nasty …

155: Everything You Know About Content Marketing is Wrong, with Des Traynor of Intercom

July 5th, 2017


In 2011, four lads from Dublin were running a successful business that let programers and engineers know when a user encountered a problem with their …

154: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Marketing Strategies of Multi-million Dollar Companies with Clate Mask of Infusionsoft

June 29th, 2017


Every entrepreneur at some point faces the dilemma of simply not being able to pour any more hours of work into their company. As a result, they get …

153: How to Survive Entrepreneurial Failure with Steve Olsher of

June 23rd, 2017


In his lifetime as an entrepreneur, Steve Olsher has crashed, burned, and reinvented himself in the face of tremendous failure. But for Olsher, there was never any other path. If you can relate, he's got some …

152: How to Build a Business You Care About More Than Paying Your Own Bills with Adam Braun of MissionU

June 14th, 2017


Getting rich is for amateurs. A real entrepreneur, one with serious guts and vision, wants to make the world a better place.

If that's you, it's time to enter the world of social enterprise—business that seeks to make …

151: How to Build a Cult Following Tribe Resulting in 10's of Millions of Annual Recurring Revenue Russell Brunson

June 8th, 2017


Russell Brunson knows a ton about building effective marketing funnels. It's a skill he learned after spending nearly 10 years making money online by building funnels for all sorts of things, from potato guns to …

150: Becoming Masterful with Money with Tony Robbins

May 31st, 2017


Tony Robbins advises billion-dollar CEOs, celebrities, even heads of state, but today, he's going to show you how to become a master of money.

The New …

149: How to Use Influencer Marketing to Generate Millions with Gretta Rose van Riel of SkinnyMeTea

May 24th, 2017


In 2012, Gretta Rose van Riel, like most aspiring entrepreneurs, found herself spending all of her free time building a business. It was nothing more than a passion project at the time, something to do in her spare time …

148: How to Build a Successful E-commerce Business - The Foundr Incubator (Business Breakdown) with Tom Bilyeu of Quest Nutrition & Jake Mckeon of

May 17th, 2017


In this very special episode of the Foundr Podcast, we answer all the questions you've ever had about building an ecommerce business and more!

The first installment in what we're calling the Foundr Incubator series, we …

147: Lessons from the Master Growth Hacker of Dropbox, LogmeIn, Eventbrite & Many more with Sean Ellis of

May 11th, 2017


Sean Ellis is not just another marketer. In fact, he's something entirely different. He's the world's first growth hacker.

Originally selling advertising in the print industry in Budapest, Ellis found his calling when a …

146: How to Secure Guest Posts on Big Publications (Time, Fast Company, Huffington Post & Many More!) with Daniel DiPiazza of

May 4th, 2017


At 20 years old, Daniel DiPiazza was comfortable.

He wasn't making millions of dollars at his hourly wage job, but he wasn't struggling for money …

145: The Importance of Building a Culture for Growth with Mike McDerment of Freshbooks

April 26th, 2017


One of the best ways for an entrepreneur to come up with a great business idea is by scratching their own itch. If something's giving you trouble, it's likely that other people out there are feeling the same way.

That's …

144: Body Language Hacks with Vanessa Van Edwards from the Science of People

April 23rd, 2017


Many of us have a secret desire to make a living by following our passions, but not all of us have a passion quite like Vanessa Van Edwards'. Back in …

143: How to Learn Faster & Unlock Your Superpower with Jim Kwik

April 20th, 2017


When Jim Kwik was in kindergarten, he suffered a terrible fall that resulted in head trauma and a brain injury. This would come to define the rest of …

142: The Breakdown of How Gerard Adams Sold for $50 million

April 12th, 2017


At 18, Gerard Adams dropped out of college after one semester. That semester was all it took to confirm what Adams knew all along. Like all …

141: Managing People as a Fast Growth Startup with Katelyn Gleason of

April 6th, 2017


At 23, Katelyn Gleason faced, like many people in their early 20s, an existential crisis. She just didn't know what she wanted to do.

"I started thinking about jobs. I was like 'God if I'm going to have to do this for …

140: Explosive Startup Growth with Andy Fang of Doordash

April 3rd, 2017


If it seems like entrepreneurs are getting younger every year, it's because they are. More millennials are turning toward entrepreneurship as a …

139: How to Become a Master Networker to Increase Your Income, Happiness and Startup Success

March 29th, 2017


Jordan Harbinger is one of the most influential people in entrepreneurship today, thanks to his popular podcast The Art of Charm. His show recently …

138: The Power of Community & Free Challenges with Jen Hansard & Jadah Selnah of Simple Green Smoothies

March 26th, 2017


The inspiring story behind Simple Green Smoothies started on a playground, with two mothers watching their kids play together.

At the time, Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner were both first-time mothers, and they shared a …

137: How to Build a Large Startup NOT in Silicon Valley with Girish Mathrubootham of Freshdesk

March 22nd, 2017


Back in 2010, Girish Mathrubootham was a pretty successful tech guy, having risen up the ranks of a company to VP of Product Management. But that …

136: The Power of Building the Best Product in Your Market with Tenko Nikolov of Siteground

March 15th, 2017


For as long as he can remember, Tenko Nikolov has been obsessed with computers. From his very first computer at the age of 7, he fell in love with …

135: How to Fight Global Poverty with Technology with Leila Janah of Sama Group

March 8th, 2017


A lot of people can recognize an opportunity, but what separates an entrepreneur from the rest of us is the ambition and courage to seize on that opportunity.

The opportunity Leila Janah recognized was enormous. Lucky …

134: A Blueprint on How to Become a Sales Master with Matthew Kimberley

March 2nd, 2017


At his very core, Matthew Kimberley is a salesman.

Whether it's something he was born with, or a trait he picked up while growing up, Kimberley understands the art of the sale. Starting at the young age of 13, Kimberley …

133: Building a Fertile Future For All Women with Piraye Beim of Celmatix

February 27th, 2017


The phrase “game-changing” gets bandied about a lot in entrepreneurial circles. And certainly, in this era of landmark technological change, we are …

132: The Importance of Leadership for a Fast Growth Company with Timo Rein of Pipedrive

February 22nd, 2017


Before heading to San Fransisco to devote himself fully as the CEO of the wildly popular customer relationship management (CRM) tool Pipedrive, Timo …

131: Running 4000+ People Events & Building a Fast Growth Media Company with Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner

February 15th, 2017


After being unceremoniously tossed out of the corporate world 20 years ago, Michael Stelzner took a chance and turned toward entrepreneurship. In the …

130: How to Start a Social Enterprise with Scott Harrison of charity: water

February 8th, 2017


For the past 10 years, Scott Harrison has made charity his business, and he's managed to raise $250 million and bring clean drinking water in people in more than 24 countries since he began his nonprofit charity: water.

129: How Lootcrate Became the No.1 Fastest Growing Company in America with Matthew Arevalo

February 1st, 2017


Many of us have been to one of those startup events where you're divided up into teams and have to whip up a company in the span of a weekend. You make great connections and have some fun, but typically the business …

128: The Godfather of Blogging Shares How to Create Content People Love - Darren Rowse of Problogger

January 25th, 2017


The internet marketing scene is not exactly known for being grounded and humble. It's often as bombastic and self-inflated as a hip-hop rap battle. That’s why it comes as such a surprise to find that Darren Rowse, one …

127: The Psychological Triggers to Make Someone Buy with Sean D'Souza of Psychotactics

January 22nd, 2017


If you're interesting in learning how to market more effectively and land more sales, a quick Google search will bring up thousands of results, each …

126: Learn How Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan Quit Her Job to Launch One of America's Fastest-Growing Businesses

January 18th, 2017


There are many reasons people choose to become entrepreneurs. Some want to make money, others want the freedom of owning their own businesses, and some, like Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, want to make an impact. For …

125: How to Build a Distributed Team for Fast Growth with Wade Foster of Zapier

January 11th, 2017


You can't talk about fast-growing SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) companies without mentioning Zapier. In about five years, they've amassed a customer base of over 1.5 million registered users, and grown their team from …

124: What it Takes to Grow Multiple 7 Figure Online Businesses with Sol Orwell

January 4th, 2017


Over the past 20 years or so, the common understanding of what an "entrepreneur" is has undergone some massive changes.

It used to be that an entrepreneur was someone who wore a proper suit, courted investors over fancy …

123: Startup Growth Pains, Marketing Strategies, Buying & Selling Companies with Wil Schroter

December 22nd, 2016


Wil Schroter never set out to become an entrepreneur. In fact, he didn't have that much interest in business in the first place. But in 1995, he …

122: How Timbuktu Labs Created the Most Successful Publishing Kickstarter Campaign in History (Crowdfunding Series Part 6)

December 15th, 2016


After working in the children's media industry for over five years, there was something that was bothering Francesca Cavallo. She found herself asking the question: "Why does almost every princess in every classical …

121: How Willi Footwear Raised $36,232 to End Flip Flop Blowouts (Crowdfunding Series Part 5)

December 8th, 2016


A unique product snags attention. A boring product does not.

Brad Munro says crowdfunding is most successful when you have the former—something …

120: The Master of Systems (Michael Gerber) Shares How to Scale Your Business

December 1st, 2016


Thirty years ago, Michael Gerber released a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About it.

It carried within it lessons on what it means to be an entrepreneur, the importance of systems …

119: How Who Gives a Crap Raised $66,000 by Sitting on a Toilet (Crowdfunding Series Part 4)

November 24th, 2016


Simon Griffiths sat down for what he believed in and, it turned out, parking it on a toilet was an epic marketing win for a good cause.

Griffiths and the team behind Who Gives a Crap toilet paper employed a clever stunt …

118: How Canary Raised 20x it's $100,000 Goal on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Series Part 3)

November 17th, 2016


The Canary team didn’t start their company with crowdfunding. In fact, they had been working on the idea for roughly a year before turning to …

117: How the Oto-Tip Campaign Raised $77,000 to Disrupt the Cotton Swab Industry (Crowdfunding Series Part 2)

November 9th, 2016


A team of doctors and engineers wanted a safer alternative to Q-Tips, so they created it. By understanding where potential users were coming from and …

116: How Eskil Nordhaug Raised $123,000 to Change Mobile Video (Crowdfunding Series Part 1)

November 2nd, 2016


The problem Eskil Nordhaug wanted to solve for people was simple. Videos taken with smartphones or small cameras are notoriously shaky.

So he simply …

115: How to Build a Millennial Brand with 10M Monthly Visitors with Derek Flanzraich from

October 26th, 2016


There's a common thread in a lot of entrepreneurs' stories: They were facing a problem, couldn't find the solution they were looking for, so went …

114: What it Takes to Build America's Largest Wine Brand (Barefoot Wine) with Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey

October 19th, 2016


When you think about wine, you most likely imagine stern-faced sommeliers, or parties where tuxedos and hors d'oeuvres on silver platters are the …

113: Learn How to Build the Largest Car Company in The World with Robin Chase of Zipcar

October 12th, 2016


When Zipcar first started it was nothing more than a green Volkswagen beetle named "Betsy." It was parked outside of Robin Chase's house and the key …

112: The Crazy Origin Story of with Casey Fenton

October 5th, 2016


Casey Fenton, like many of us in our 20s, wasn't entirely sure where he would go in life.

Growing up in a small town in Maine, he started to think …

111: Why You Should Never Give up on Your Dreams as an Entrepreneur with Eugene Woo of Venngage

September 29th, 2016


For most entrepreneurs, the real test isn't whether or not you can grow a successful business, but how well you can bounce back from failure. For …

110: The Secret to Creating & Mastering Content at Scale with Sujan Patel of

September 21st, 2016


Every morning of every day, Sujan Patel starts his day by getting out all of his creative energy onto paper.

The process is relatively simple. He starts by recording himself talking about whatever topic he wants to write …

109: Inside the Mind of the Elvis of Advertising - Alex Bogusky

September 14th, 2016


During a creative career filled with awards and recognition, it took Alex Bogusky a while to realize that none of it mattered unless he loved the …

108: The Key Elements to Building a Successful Media Company (The Next Web) with Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

September 8th, 2016


The future of media, if not the present, probably looks a lot like The Next Web, which is odd considering co-founder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten says it’s not even really a media company.

The Next Web instead thinks of …

107: Mastering PR & Why Ego is Your Worst Enemy with Ryan Holiday

August 31st, 2016


No one ever "gives" an entrepreneur a job, they make one for themselves.

Entrepreneurs don't ask for permission, they just do. And no one exemplifies …

106: Giving People The Power to Fund Anything with James Beshara of Tilt

August 25th, 2016


In 2012 James Beshara and his co-founder officially launched Tilt, a platform that aimed to make crowdfunding not only more personal but to make the process as easy as possible. But if you ask the Y-Combinator …

105: Disrupting the Transportation Industry with Millions of Users in 4 years with Polina Raygorodskaya from Wanderu

August 18th, 2016


Something that most entrepreneurs struggle with the most is coming up with an idea for a startup. They'll study business forecasts and look at unique trends trying to find the next big thing. What most entrepreneurs …

104: How to Use Webinars to Grow & Scale Your Startup with Dave Hobson

August 10th, 2016


There are no shortcuts when it comes to good online marketing, something that Dave Hobson knows all too well.

As the resident expert on all things marketing at Foundr we give you a very special episode today about Dave …

103: Growing a Unicorn Company 57,000% in three years with Tom Bilyeu of Quest Nutrition

August 3rd, 2016


The term "unicorn company" describes a startup valued at over $1 billion that managed to get there in a relatively short period of time. Usually when we talk about unicorn companies, we're dealing with Silicon Valley …

102: How to Get up Early and Overcome Extreme Adversity with Hal Elrod

July 27th, 2016


When Hal Elrod was 19 he was involved in a car accident with a drunk driver that left him with brain damage, 11 broken bones, and doctors telling him …

101: How to Build a Service Based Business Empire with Brian Scudamore

July 20th, 2016


Brian Scudamore of O2E brands knew all along that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. Relying on that sense of determination, he's built up a sprawling …

100: 100th Episode Switch up! Nathan Chan of Foundr Magazine is interviewed by Dan Norris on the Future of Foundr, Lessons Learned & the Direction of The Company

July 13th, 2016


On November 9, 2013, I released the first episode of the Foundr Podcast. It was with Fabio Rosati, then-CEO of Elance. To be completely honest, I wasn't quite sure what I was trying to achieve by releasing a podcast. At …

99: Building a Product that People LOVE with Janna Bastow of ProdPad

July 5th, 2016


As much as entrepreneurs can go on extolling the virtues of a great marketing strategy or knowing your target customer, at the end of the day, it's …

98: Robert Herjevac - Lessons on Selling, Investing, Marketing & Building Your Company

June 28th, 2016


Today you might recognize Robert Herjavec as "the nice shark" on ABC's Shark Tank. With a pleasant smile and a reassuring tone of voice, he may seem like an odd fit in the highly competitive world of business and …

97: Learn Step by Step How to Build & Sell Your Company From Scratch with Nathan Latka

June 21st, 2016


When you think of the word "entrepreneur," the image you're likely to conjure up in your head is one of a fast-talking, brash millennial with personality and ego to spare. That's exactly the kind of entrepreneur Nathan …

96: How to Build a House Hold Well Known Brand (The North Face) with Hap Klopp

June 14th, 2016


In the late 1960s, when Kenneth "Hap" Klopp traded in his corporate aspirations for the life of an entrepreneur, the support network for such endeavors was not nearly what it is today. But Klopp knew he had what it took …

95: What Makes or Breaks a Startup with Jessica Livingston of Y Combinator

June 8th, 2016


Dubbed "the world's most powerful startup incubator" by Fast Company, Y Combinator (YC) has been plucking startups from garages, dorm rooms, coffee …

94: Building a Multi-Million Dollar Business Around Your Hobby with Alborz Fallah

June 1st, 2016


All entrepreneurs and startups are underdogs in one way or another. After all, in order to be an entrepreneur you're already going against the grain, …

93: Founder of AOL Steve Case Reveals How he Became a Billionaire & Changed The Internet as We Know it Today

May 25th, 2016


To be a great entrepreneur, you need to have a great vision. Case in point:

Back in the 80s, we were just entering the internet age. At the time, it didn't really exist beyond a few government think tanks and …

92: A Mastery Lesson on the Process of Selling ANYTHING! with Ben Chaib

May 18th, 2016


One of the greatest misconceptions you'll encounter in the startup world is the one about age. You'll hear would-be entrepreneurs constantly telling …

91: How to Rapidly Boost Conversions and Stop Losing Customers with Brian Moran of SamCart

May 10th, 2016


As the dominance of technology keeps on gaining steam, some non-techy, would-be entrepreneurs are made to feel discouraged. How can they compete with …

90: Bootstrapping Vs Raising Capital with Ankur Nagpal of Teachable

May 3rd, 2016


The closest thing Ankur Nagpal has ever had to a job was a summer internship at Amazon when he was 18. Ever since then, he's been his own boss at companies that he's built. Outside of that brief fling as an employee, …

89: The Power of Vulnerability as an Entrepreneur with Brene Brown

April 27th, 2016


Brene Brown was a meandering youth in her 20s, doing more traveling and bartending than she was building a business or focusing on school. As a …

88: How 5x Founder David Cancel Builds & Sells Companies at Record Speeds - Founder of Drift

April 20th, 2016


As the son of hardworking immigrants, David Cancel saw his parents working seven days a week to support their family. As an adult, he realized that …

87: What it Takes to Sell Your Company to Amazon for $970m with Justin Kan from

April 14th, 2016


Justin Kan doesn’t come off as the type who lives for the spotlight. Which is funny, because at one point he live-streamed his life, 24/7 for the …

86: The Secret on How Triple Your Leads, and Close 90% of Sales with Gary Tramer of LeadChat

April 7th, 2016


From a very young age, it was clear that selling was encoded in Gary Tramer’s DNA.

His aptitude for sales emerged early when he was a scrappy little kid riding his bike around the neighborhood with his friends. He and …

85: Creating a $100m+ Marketplace that Dominates Your Industry with Martin Hosking of Redbubble

March 29th, 2016


“Lean Startup” has become a popular concept in the world of entrepreneurship. All founders and founders-to-be have phrases like “pivot” and “fail …

84: How to Build a Successful Business without Startup Funding with Rob Walling of Drip

March 23rd, 2016


As a full time software developer working for a large company, Rob Walling dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur – and more than a decade later he has …

83: From Bankruptcy to $20m exit with Tim Fargo of Tweet Jukebox

March 16th, 2016


It's not easy to admit when you're wrong, but you'll rarely find a better time than when you're filing for personal bankruptcy.

That's what Tim Fargo of Tweet Jukebox had to do when he was a young man in 1991 and found …

82: The Secrets to Success & Hustle with Gary Vaynerchuk of Vayner Media

March 9th, 2016


Gary Vaynerchuk is a bona fide Internet celebrity. At last count, he was sitting pretty at 1.21 million Twitter followers, and 226,000 Instagram …

81: 15 Million+ Followers on Instagram & Counting! Interview with The Instagram Queen Gretta Rose van Riel

March 1st, 2016


Every day there’s an entrepreneur out there who believes that they’ve found the golden ticket. The one idea that is so revolutionary that it’s going …

80: How to Explode Your Local Business Using Instagram with Ramy Georgy

February 23rd, 2016


One type of entrepreneur we don't give enough credit to is the local business owner. While it seems that everyone in the startup world these days is …

79: How to use Instagram to Generate Millions of Dollars in Your Niche with Deonna Monique

February 16th, 2016


One common trait among successful entrepreneurs is a sense of urgency—spotting a need and responding without hesitation in order to address and …

78: Dominating Your Customer Acquisition Channel (SEO) with Raj Sheth

February 9th, 2016


No matter how you crunch the numbers, starting your own business is expensive.

In fact one of the first crossroads moments you'll encounter as an entrepreneur, among many, is trying to figure where you're going to get …

77: How to Own Your Story & Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb

February 3rd, 2016


In just a few short years Steve Kamb has successfully created a multimillion dollar business by orchestrating one of the most intriguing communities …

76: 8 Million Users, $233m Valuation & Rockstar Investors all in 2 Years? The Canva Story with Melanie Perkins

January 26th, 2016


Finding the right startup idea is difficult even for lifelong entrepreneurs. But when it comes down to it, the best approach is to take a long hard …

75: How to Build & Grow A Successful Blog for Your Startup with Yaro Starak

January 19th, 2016


For some, being an entrepreneur is the only life to live, and it means essentially not having a job. For others, working for yourself, always hustling and without a dependable paycheck, sounds insane.

Today's guest is …

74: Building one of the Largest Adventure Travel Companies in the World with Darrell Wade from Intrepid Travel

January 12th, 2016


Anyone can have a great idea, any entrepreneur can get lucky and make it big, but it takes something really special to turn your startup into something that lasts.

For the past 27 years that's exactly what Darrell Wade …

73: How to Build a Super Successful Online Business with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire

January 5th, 2016


There is a quintessential moment that every entrepreneur will face at some point in his or her life. It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re …

72: Internet Marketing Mastery with Los Silva

December 22nd, 2015


Carlos "Los" Silva is rightfully considered today one of the top business marketing trainers in the world.

After a 10-year entrepreneurial journey, he …

71: Mastering Social Media & Evangelism with Guy Kawasaki

December 15th, 2015


During one of Guy Kawasaki’s first marketing assignments in the early 1980s, he would knock on the doors of startup software companies across Silicon …

70: How to Manufacture a Disruptive Product (Without Selling a Kidney) with Lisa Fetterman of Nomiku

December 8th, 2015


There’s a simple rule that all entrepreneurs live by: Aim for disruptive change. Everything you need to know about being an entrepreneur lies in that …

69: How to Launch Your Startup in 7 Days and Build a $1m Business with Dan Norris of WPCurve

December 3rd, 2015


Building a startup is hard, from generating an idea, to developing an MVP, to launching a product, and eventually growing a business. It's just …

68: Building The Best Workplace in The World with Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley

November 23rd, 2015


How can you attract top talent, and create a workforce that goes the extra mile for the company? The answer – surprisingly – isn’t salary, perks or …

67: The Secret to Getting Ridiculous Amounts of Press for Your Business with Scott Jordan of SCOTTeVEST

November 19th, 2015


Scott Jordan is no wall flower. He is a force to be reckoned with – and when he became frustrated with carrying devices and wanted something better than a man bag or a fanny pack he quit his job as a lawyer at a startup …

66: How to Raise Capital for Your Startup with Brad Feld of Techstars & Foundry Group

November 12th, 2015


However great it is, entrepreneurship is hard. It can mean disappointment. It can mean exhaustion. It can mean frustration. It can mean failure. Starting a business is less smooth sailing and more stormy seas, often …

65: How to Write Copy That Converts Like Crazy with Joanna Wiebe

November 4th, 2015


Joanna Wiebe isn't someone that's focused on money, a statement that some of entrepreneurs would be horrified by. However what she is passionate …

64: 8 Startups, 4 IPO's, Lost $35m of Investors Money to Paying Them Back $1b Each! Startup Lessons From Steve Blank

October 29th, 2015


If you’re new to the startup space, Steve Blank is the biggest name in tech you haven’t heard of. A serial entrepreneur turned educator, in entrepreneurial circles he’s referred to as one of the “Godfathers of Silicon …

63: The Secret Weapon to Success is No Longer a Secret with Tony Stubblebine from

October 21st, 2015


Tony Stubblebine was not one of those 22-year-old tech startup CEOs, wearing hoodies and distributing profane business cards. He got his start as a …

62: The $100 Million Dollar Man, Chris Strode from Invoice2go

October 15th, 2015


All the most successful ideas in the world were when entrepreneurs realized that there was something about their current life that they wished could …

61: The Power of Email Marketing Automation & Why You're Missing Out Big Time if You Don't Have it in Your Business with Micah Mitchell

October 7th, 2015


Today's episode is a little different than most, but as always it is one not to be missed.


If you've ever wondered how to harness the power of Email Marketing, this one will not only be an massive eye opener of what's …

60: How to Become Financially Free with Tony Robbins

September 30th, 2015


Tony Robbins talks fast. Conversing with him is like riding Space Mountain: You get in, you hang on, and before you know it, it’s over and you’re left feeling bewildered, slightly euphoric, and wanting to smooth your …

59: How to Create an EPIC Physical Product (PAX) which is sold over 500,000+ times with James Monsees

September 23rd, 2015


PAX Labs is changing the way we look at smoking. The beautiful elegance of the product is restoring luxury to the vaping world. But, developing a …

58: 1 Billion YouTube Views & Counting With Michelle Phan

September 15th, 2015


Michelle Phan wears many hats. Or more perhaps more aptly; lipstick hues. 

YouTube pioneer, mega brand boardroom heavyweight, company founder, creative director, global beauty queen. 

Phan has makeup tricks that will make …

57: How to Make Your App go Viral with Rameet Chawla

September 10th, 2015


Founder of Fueled and the Fueled Collective, Rameet Chawla, explains what it takes to consistently build the finest mobile apps, defines the Viral …

56: The Foundr Incubator (Business Breakdown) with Derric Haynie & Mathew Michalewicz

September 2nd, 2015


A couple of months ago we sent an invitation to all the readers of our weekly newsletter. We asked if there was anyone who would like to have a …

55: Branding 101 and What it Means to Lose it All with Daymond John of Fubu

August 25th, 2015


In the 1990s, the FUBU brand was everywhere, including on the backs of A-List celebrities like Will Smith, Janet Jackson, and LL Cool J. Like most …

54: What I Learnt From Interviewing Richard Branson

August 16th, 2015


In this weeks episode, Nathan goes through in detail the steps he took to interview Sir Richard Branson for a Foundr Magazine front cover story and …

53: From Monk to Transforming the Lives of Millions Through Meditation, The Headspace Story with Andy Puddicombe

August 5th, 2015


The trials of starting a business—even if you forget, for a moment, the typical travails of day-to-day living—often overwhelm entrepreneurs. Late nights, endless work, big choices, and extreme uncertainty can swirl …

52: $20m in Sales in 1 Year Using Instagram? - The Frank Body Story

August 3rd, 2015


Two years ago, the owner of a local coffee shop, Steve Rowley, was asked by a regular customer for coffee grounds to be used as an exfoliate. This …

51: How to Start Your Own Social Enterprise and Make a Big Impact with StartSomeGood's founder Tom Dawkins

July 11th, 2015


He was told it couldn’t be done. Social good was meant for nonprofits. Businesses were for making money. But Tom Dawkins always felt like there was a …

50: An Inside Look Into Foundr's EPIC Design with Karan Jain Behind The Scenes with Foundr Magazine's Art Director

July 10th, 2015


In this episode we go behind the curtain and shine the spotlight on someone part of the Foundr Magazine team that is an absolute superstar designer, …

49: Changing the World (Wide Web) with Dan Tocchini founder of the

July 9th, 2015


Dan Tocchini wants to change how we use the web. His website design startup The Grid have had almost 50,000 founding members and they might just pull …

48: How to Make $1m in 1 Week Online, The Secrets of a Product Launch with Ed Dale

June 21st, 2015


It is with great pleasure we bring you this interview with the one and only Ed Dale.


If it wasn't for this man, Foundr wouldn't exist. I've been …

47: The Art of Asking with Amanda Palmer

June 17th, 2015


In business, in music, or in life, there are few people you will meet as unapologetically honest as Amanda Palmer.

A lifelong nonconformist, Palmer …

46: Seth Godin on Why You Shouldn't do What You're Told

June 15th, 2015


Marketing guru and multiple New York Times bestselling author Seth Godin explains why you should focus less on doing what you're told and more on …

45: Our Top 7 Instagram Hacks To Generate 100's of Thousands of Followers

June 10th, 2015


So we've decided to mix things up a little with this podcast episode.


This one is a short bite-sized episode, detailing our top 7 hacks for Instagram. You're probably not aware, but in the past 8 months we've been …

44: How to Become a Lifestyle Entrepreneur & The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

May 29th, 2015


If, like me, you think the job Lifestyle Entrepreneur seems completely made up, you’d be right.

Lewis Howes’ title, like everything else about his career, is completely self-styled and made into reality on his own terms.

43: Inside the Mind of a Billion Dollar Startup Founder - Rod Drury of Xero Accounting

May 18th, 2015


Rod Drury conveys a palpable sense of urgency. If there’s one thing he’s picked up in his many years as an entrepreneur, it’s that having a certain velocity can make all the difference.

“Biggest thing I’ve learned in …

42: What does Snoop Dogg, Disney, Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Durant Have in Common With Shaun Neff?

May 12th, 2015


Beanies, caps, eyewear, tees and tops, watches, snow accessories, backpacks, hot tub shorts. You name it, Neff rocks it.

So how did Shaun Neff, founder and namesake of the California-based clothing company, skyrocket …

41: How to Hack Time with Tim Ferriss (not to be missed)

May 3rd, 2015


We’ve all been curious about the best way to get better at languages, sports, cooking, fitness, and of course, how to start a business. Using a grand total of four hours per week, Tim Ferriss showed us how. Ferriss …

40: The Power of Transparency & Creating a Raving Community with Pat Flynn

April 30th, 2015


Getting laid off is enough to make anyone want to crawl into a hole and hide. But Pat Flynn went the other direction. He took the opportunity to open …

39: Life in the Shark Tank with Barbara Corcoran

April 21st, 2015


Barbara Corcoran doesn’t look far past the family tree for inspiration. While many entrepreneurs seek seasoned businesspeople to learn from, Corcoran’s mentor was her mother, not because her mother managed a company—she …

38: Growth Hacking 101 and Creating Epic Courses with Mattan Griffel

April 11th, 2015


Mattan Griffel wasn’t prepared for his first job. After he graduated college, a startup company asked him to be their marketer, but he didn’t know …

37: How Justin Gold Turned His Kitchen Hobby Into a Multi-Million Dollar Peanut Butter Powerhouse

April 2nd, 2015


Some people thought entrepreneur Justin Gold was nuts for trying to disrupt the peanut butter market. A decade later, he’s been recognized by Inc.

36: How to Find Mentors and Overcome Adversity with Sean Stephenson

March 28th, 2015


Bleeding brain. Fractured skull. Concussion.

These were the effects. The event was just as sudden. One Thursday in late July, Sean Stephenson took his …

35: Cold Hard Business Advice & How to Dominate Your Goals with Multi-Millionaire Steve Mehr

March 21st, 2015


This is not your typical interview where I interview someone well known in the entrepreneurial space.


Steve Mehr is an entrepreneur, businessman, all round hustler and the founder of an Ad Agency called Webshark 360 in …

34: Epic Marketing Strategies & Customer Development 101 With Rob Rebholz of Spaceways

March 12th, 2015


A very long time ago before I even considered starting a business, I once read that the self storage industry was a brilliant business model, and a …

33: Marie Forleo Reveals How to Build an 8 Figure Business with Heart

March 4th, 2015


In the brave new world of business that has arisen with the growth of the web, there are many types of entrepreneurs. There is the planner, who plots every move from the beginning, never a scandal in sight. There is the …

32: Creating Beer that No One Will Like & One of The Largest Breweries (Stone Brewing Co) in the US with Greg Koch

February 22nd, 2015


Greg Koch doesn’t care if you don’t like Stone Brewing’s Co.’s beer. Case in point, the label on a bottle of Arrogant Ale:


This is an aggressive …

31: Buying Your Time Back With Outsourcing Guru Chris Ducker

February 13th, 2015


37,000 feet high in the air. Hurtling forward at hundreds of miles per hour.

This was it. This was the scene. This was where Chris Ducker sat when he wrote his resignation letter – a step that helped his career take off …

30: Developing One of the Largest Marketplaces Online with Collis Ta'eed

February 4th, 2015


This episode is proudly sponsored by DesignHill - The World's #1 Marketplace for Custom Designs. If you go to, foundr listeners will get $40 off the contest posting fee and $50 worth power …

29: Nathan Answers Your 5 Most Popular Questions That Entrepreneurs Are Struggling With Right Now

January 28th, 2015


This is a short episode of around 20 minutes. In this episode I answer your top 5 most popular questions.

As I'm hearing from so many of you in our …

28: The Future of Content Marketing with Chris Brogan

January 26th, 2015


“What's the relationship-minded way that we can make cool stuff happen on the web?”

“How do we use all these digital tools to be human at a distance?”

27: Curing Stress & Anxiety as an Entrepreneur with Charlie Hoehn

January 20th, 2015


Eight years ago, Charlie Hoehn had no job. He submitted application after application to no avail. Only two companies offered him employment. His choices? “Back-breaking labor and a pyramid scheme,” he says.

Today, …

26: The Eventbrite Story - Building a $1 Billion Startup with Julia Hartz

January 16th, 2015


Meet Kevin and Julia Hartz.

In 2003, Kevin and Julia were sat next to each other at the Santa Barbara wedding of mutual friends. They hit it off, and …

25: How to Get more Traffic, Users, Sales & Conversions with Derek Halpern from Social Triggers

January 13th, 2015


Forget social media. When it comes to marketing techniques, newer isn’t always better, according to marketing wunderkind Derek Halpern. 


You just started your blog. And now you’re ready to set the fiber-optic cables on …

24: Andy Sheats -The $100 Million Founder Who Didn’t Want to Start a Business

January 8th, 2015


Forget everything you know, and everything you think you know, about starting a startup.

If Andy Sheats' success with tells us anything — and let's be clear, when you're bringing in $100 million in revenue …

23: Telling Your Boss to Go Shove It & Become a Remarkable Misfit Traveling The World with AJ Leon

January 6th, 2015


AJ Leon walks backs to his corner office on the 28th floor. He closes the door behind him and walks past his $8,200 mahogany desk to his window. He surveys the stark Manhattan skyline in the winter morning sunshine. The …

22: My Startup Failed & Here is What You Can Learn From it with Nikki Durkin

January 4th, 2015


This is a story not to be missed.


So often in the startup world, we only hear about the successes, the acquisitions, and how much money this person is making.


But how about the real story of entrepreneurs? The …

21: True Hospitality in the Hamptons - What it Takes to Build a top Bed & Breakfast in the Hamptons with Gary Muller

December 31st, 2014



A life in the Hamptons, running a picturesque inn perched at the end of Long Island, sharing fine food and drink with visitors from around the world. Sounds like a version of heaven to many.


Without a doubt, Gary …

20: How Danae Ringelmann and Indiegogo Helped Start a Funding Revolution

December 30th, 2014


You can fund your baby on the Internet. That’s the world we live in. One in which a couple who wanted a child but could not conceive naturally were …

19: The Real Battle Scars of an Entrepreneur - The Brent Grundy Story

December 26th, 2014


Brent Grundy was a man with a simple business idea who built his empire from the ground up, and became living proof that someone can go from flat broke to running a business that turns over $32 million per year, in just …

17: The Science of Success & How to Become a Super Successful Entrepreneur Before It's Too Late with Matthew Michalewicz

December 21st, 2014


Where do you see yourself in ten years? And more importantly, is that where you want to be? Without a doubt, you've spent an unproductive afternoon at your desk staring listlessly out the window, listening to the …

16: Supercharge Your Business with James Schramko - Learn How to Build a 7 Figure Business and Have Systems in Place that Allows You to Work a 25 Hour Week

December 18th, 2014


Employed by Mercedes-Benz, pulling in $300,000 a year … By a lot of standards, James Schramko was doing pretty well for himself. Yet he felt stifled. …

15: Mari Smith - Social Media 101 With One of the World's Most Influential People on Social Media

December 17th, 2014


Becoming one of the world’s most influential people on social media is no small feat. Author and entrepreneur Mari Smith explains that it comes down …

14: The Art of Rejection: 100 Days of Rejection Therapy and Overcoming The Fear of Failure with Jia Jiang

December 15th, 2014


Fists clenched, hidden iPhone filming from his shirt pocket, Jia Jiang stands in a glossy-tiled shopping mall in east Texas. And, as if tugged by a magnet, he ambles towards a seated security guard. With beads of sweat …

13: How Houzz Built a Community of 450,000 active professionals and 25M Unique Visitors a Month with Adi Tatarko

December 14th, 2014


Adi Tatarko, co-founder of online home design platform Houzz, began her journey by purchasing her dream home built in 1955 – a fixer-upper – and then setting about renovating it. “Unfortunately the process itself wasn't …

12: Building a Car From Scratch and Selling it - The Tom Car Story

December 11th, 2014


David Brim never meant to get into the car manufacturing business. He initially planned to import and sell the Tomcar Australia — an Israeli military vehicle — in Australia, but as things snowballed he found himself …

11: How to Use Growth Hacking to Rapidly Scale and Grow Your Business with Bronson Taylor from

December 10th, 2014


Growth Hacker TV launched on May 1st of last year and has taken the entrepreneurial world by storm. Co-founder Bronson Taylor has suddenly provided a place where experts on startup growth reveal their secrets and we are …

10: Creating a Social Movement & Doing Work That Truly Matters with Dan Flynn - The Thankyou Group Story

December 8th, 2014


Nine hundred million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. Globally, consumers spend $60 billion on bottled water each year. In the face of these stark mathematics, most might give a …

09: Leading a Billion Dollar Company (SurveyMonkey) to Success - Entrepreneurship 101 with Dave Goldberg

December 7th, 2014


Obstacles, opportunities, and the ability to operate amid them: that's the business of business. Dave Goldberg knows. He does it every day.

After …

08: The Making of a Young Millionaire - The Neil Patel Story on marketing, content , startups and musings of a successful entrepreneur

December 4th, 2014


Neil Patel is the cofounder of two well-known and highly successful analytics companies: Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. He is based in Seattle, …

07: Reverse gears - Yaro Starak Interviews Nathan on the Story behind Foundr and creating a successful media startup

December 3rd, 2014


In this episode of the Foundr Podcast gears are reversed and Nathan invites his good friend Yaro Starak to interview him for the show.


Yaro Starak is an entrepreneur, blogger and internet marketer from Entrepreneur’s …

06: The Productivity Master Ari Miesel - Learn the latest tools, tricks and hacks from a productivity guru

December 2nd, 2014


Well before sunrise each day, Ari Meisel wakes up.


The 30-year-old serial entrepreneur, husband, and father rises at 5:30 each morning to get started …

05: The Life of Chris Guillebeau - Visiting Every Country in the World While Building a Startup with $100, a High Traffic Blog, and Making a Difference

December 1st, 2014


“Writer. Traveler. Fighter of the status-quo.” This is how Chris Guillebeau describes himself on his website. Besides that, he is also a practical …

04: Finding Investors & Purpose for Your Startup with Kamal Ravikant

November 30th, 2014


“My company fell apart. My relationships fell apart. My health fell apart,” Kamal Ravikant says. It was one of the darkest times in his life. “I was just locked in my bedroom, miserable out of my mind.”

As a tech …

03: Marianne Cantwell Shares with us Step by Step How to Escape the 9-5 and Build a Business and Life You Love Online

November 22nd, 2014


Ever wondered how you ended up working the job you’re doing? Ever felt like you sort of just, fell in to it? Ever wondered how to escape ‘the corporate cage’? Finding out what you are good at, what drives you as a …

02: Learn How to Master Any Skill with Robert Greene

November 22nd, 2014



Let’s say that through some miscarriage of justice, you find yourself locked in prison tomorrow. Browsing through the prison library, you find there is one book that is constantly requested, but hard to get your hands …

01: Elance-oDesk CEO Fabio Rosati on How to Disrupt an Industry

November 9th, 2014


How to Disrupt an Industry - The Age of working Differently. 

The Elance Story with Fabio Rosati 


It’s not every day you change the way the world works. But with Elance, Fabio Rosati did just this, altering the way …

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