The Startup Playbook Podcast, is a weekly series where I interview successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts within the startup and online business space to provide you with insight, practical steps and a "playbook" to give you the best chance to succeed in your own business. If you are looking to to start or grow a business, looking for funding or just want to understand the mindset of entrepreneurs and investors, this podcast is for you! Some of the guests on the show include Justin Dry (Co-CEO of Vinomofo - recently closed $25M round of funding), Shelli Trung (named as one of the "top 100 angel investors to follow on Twitter"), James and Matt from M5859 Apps (creators of App of the year for 2012 - Number 1 in 22 countries and over 500K downloads), Paul Naphtali (Co-Founder of $50M Rampersand Venture Capital Fund) and Alex McBride (Founder - The Fifth Watches) which has gained over 500,000 followers since launching 18 months ago. In these interviews we dive deep into the mindset, challenges, strategies and learnings that these successful individuals want to pass on to the next generation of startup founders and business owners. The podcast interviews are conducted by Rohit Bhargava. He is a 2 x startup founder, most recently he was the Co-Founder and CEO of StageLabel - a "crowd funding for fashion" platform that helped launch over 150 brands around the world. He now spends his time actively assisting startup founders launch, grow and fund their businesses. You can find him on Twitter @rohitbhargava7
Ep157 – David Shein (General Partner – Our Innovation Fund) on lessons from building Australia’s first unicorn
I’m delighted to be welcoming back David Shein, the Co-founder and General Partner of Our Innovation Fund, as my guest for Episode 157 of The Startup Playbook Podcast. We last spoke on the podcast a year ago, where David shared his lessons and journey as the Founder of Com Tech, a business that over 14 […]
Ep156 – Matt Browne (Co-founder & Managing Partner – Black Nova VC) on the rise of Founder VCs
My guest for Ep156 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was Matt Browne, the Co-founder & Managing Partner of Black Nova Ventures. Prior to becoming a VC, Matt was the Co-founder and CEO of DoneSafe, a cloud based safety platform that grew to over 1.5M paying users before being acquired by HSI in 2020. He also […]
Ep155 – Ash Davies (Founder & CEO – Tablo) on pivots, side hustles and self awareness
My guest for Ep155 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Founder & CEO of Tablo, Ash Davies. Tablo is one of the world’s leading book publishing platforms which allows over 100,000 authors to publish and distribute printed books at the touch of a button. But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing! In this interview, […]
Ep154 – Nick Franklin (Founder & CEO – ChartMogul) on pricing, metrics and fundstrapping
My guest for Ep154 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Founder and CEO of ChartMogul, Nick Franklin. ChartMogul is the leading subscription analytics platform for SaaS companies and Nick has had a unique approach to building the company. He launched ChartMogul in 2014 as a solo founder, has grown a globally distributed team of […]
Ep153 – Rohit Bhargava AMA on 5 years of the Startup Playbook Podcast
This week, The Startup Playbook Podcast hit the special 5 year milestone of the podcast. To celebrate we turned the mic on Rohit and got him to answer some questions for this special episode. In this Episode, Rohit answered some of the FAQs and audience submitted questions on the lessons, process and journey of the […]
Ep152 – Alister Coleman (Co-founder & Managing Partner – Folklore VC) on due diligence, focus and multigenerational funds
My guest for Ep152 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Co-founder & Managing Partner at Folklore Ventures, Alister Coleman. Alister started his career in portfolio management and banking for family offices before going on to become the Co-founder of ShippingEasy in 2011. 5 years later, ShippingEasy was acquired by stamps.com for $80M. He is […]
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As a founder I’m voracious in consuming startup podcasts; This week in start ups, recode, Y Combinator. Rohit provides the best insight on HOW to run your company rather than discussing the fluffy topics around it. The best podcast for someone wanting to know and understand best practices.