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309th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Fred Guelen, Planon

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 12th 2017

Fred Guelen, CFO and President of North America for Planon Group, along with his brother have built Planon to over $100M in revenue from the Netherlands. This is a very encouraging discussion for our global entrepreneurs.

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317th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Kean Graham, MonetizeMore

Posted on Saturday, Jul 1st 2017

Kean Graham, CEO of MonetizeMore, started his company with the stated goal of being able to travel while building his business. Listen to how he realized this goal.

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315th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Jason Cohen, WP Engine

Posted on Saturday, Jul 1st 2017

Jason Cohen is Founder of WP Engine, his fourth company. He has bootstrapped all four, and with the most recent one, he has bootstrapped first, then raised substantial money. Jason shares his learnings across all his ventures.

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247th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Chris Gladwin, Cleversafe

Posted on Saturday, Jul 1st 2017

Chris Gladwin, CEO of Cleversafe, has built a highly valuable company using a unique and impressive IP strategy in the enterprise storage space. We discuss fat startups, valuation of patent portfolios, and more.

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251st 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Ratmir Timashev, Veeam

Posted on Saturday, Jul 1st 2017

Ratmir Timashev is CEO of Veeam. This is Ratmir’s second venture, so he had some money to bootstrap with. Consequently, Veeam avoided taking any venture capital and grew organically till about $200 million in revenue. Today, Ratmir has taken some money, but only to give himself and his co-founder some liquidity, and access a network to find adjacent product lines. Ratmir also discusses how he has structured the investment such that the company doesn’t need to exit. Very interesting!

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333rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Ernie Bray, ACD

Posted on Saturday, Jul 1st 2017

Ernie Bray, Founder, Chairman and CEO at Auto Claims Direct, Inc. (ACD), has built a 50-person team with 80% of the organization working virtually from different parts of the US. The company does over $15 million in revenue.

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328th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Stephanie Leffler, OneSpace

Posted on Friday, Jun 23rd 2017

Stephanie Leffler, CEO of OneSpace, has done a prior successful, bootstrapped venture from St. Louis and exited it. This time round, she has bootstrapped to about $350k in revenue and then raised venture capital from Highland Capital and others. Stephanie is a damn compelling entrepreneur.

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290th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Jana Francis, Steals.com

Posted on Friday, Jun 23rd 2017

Jana Francis, Founder and President of Steals.com, has experienced significant challenges in building her bootstrapped company from Utah. She candidly discussed these challenges, and her experiences are eye-opening and inspiring.

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269th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge

Posted on Friday, Jun 23rd 2017

Betsy Corcoran, Founder and CEO of EdSurge, is an authority on the subject of educational technology.

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284th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with JT O’Donnell, Work It Daily

Posted on Friday, Jun 23rd 2017

J.T. O’Donnell, a top 20 LinkedIn Influencer, and CEO of Work It Daily (formerly Careerealism and CareerHMO), shares what she is seeing from the career coaching perspective. Our observations about this gigantic trend of people starting companies while holding onto their full-time jobs, is from the entrepreneurship perspective. J.T. is in the middle of the decision-making process as people are trying to decide how to play their careers and when to become entrepreneurs.

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329th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Janet Kosloff, InCrowd

Posted on Friday, Jun 23rd 2017

Janet Kosloff, Co-Founder and CEO at InCrowd, has bootstrapped her company, then raised about $2.5 million in funding and hit $10 million in revenue in 2016. She shares insights from her journey.

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353rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Heidi Jannenga, WebPT

Posted on Friday, Jun 23rd 2017

Heidi Jannenga, Co-founder and President at WebPT, yet another scrappy entrepreneur who managed to bootstrap to over $1M ARR and THEN raised the first million in angel funding.

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358th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Sash Sunkara, RackWare

Posted on Friday, Jun 23rd 2017

Sash Sunkara, Founder and CEO at RackWare, is a rare example of a female startup CEO who has built a sizable venture funded technology company in hardcore tech. She shared her journey and the discussion was enlightening.

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259th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Amit Gupta, InMobi

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21st 2017

Amit Gupta, Co-Founder of InMobi, knowing my aversion to ‘Valuation Without Revenue’ Unicorns, starts off by telling us that InMobi’s valuation is firmly anchored in revenues. He goes on to discuss InMobi’s strategy for going global, and highlights the unorthodox nature of the journey.

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314th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Arjun Arora, ReTargeter

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21st 2017

Arjun Dev Arora, Founder of ReTargeter and currently Venture Partner at 500 Startups, has a great deal of domain expertise in AdTech, and we spent most of the discussion on that topic.

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