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Andrew asks challenging questions, which leads to real stories behind how startups made it.

Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy Andrew Warner

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Andrew asks challenging questions, which leads to real stories behind how startups made it.

    #1968 How it was built: Push notification software OneSignal

    #1968 How it was built: Push notification software OneSignal

    Today’s guest founded software that you have no doubt used a bunch but you might not know about the company behind it.
    Well, the person behind the company is George Deglin. He is the founder of OneSignal, software for Mobile Push Notifications, Web Push, and In-App Messaging. OneSignal makes it really easy for companies of all sizes to re-engage users across all messaging channels.
    We’ll find out how he built this business by solving his own problem, his own pain, and then now helping so many other businesses.

    George Deglin is the founder of OneSignal, software for Mobile Push Notifications, Web Push, and In-App Messaging.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


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    #1967 Entrepreneurship born out of the Soviet Union

    #1967 Entrepreneurship born out of the Soviet Union

    If you’re buying ads, you might relate to what today’s guest does. Here’s a use case: Imagine you’re buying Facebook ads and Google ads, and you’ve got data coming in from Google analytics. It tells you what’s happening on your site with traffic, and maybe you want to figure out if your subscriber number growing.
    To know all that, you might have to go to Facebook ad manager and then your Google analytics and other places. It becomes a bit of a hassle.
    Well, today’s guest noticed that people were doing this and he said, “I think software should just be able to go pull in all that data, create a dashboard for people and enable marketers to have one spot that they get all the data that they need.”
    That’s the company he built. I invited him here to talk about how he did it and how it ended up doing well after a previous failure.
    Daniel Kravtsov is the co-founder of Improvado, an automated marketing data pipeline.

    Daniel Kravtsov is the co-founder of Improvado, an automated marketing data pipeline.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


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    #1966 How Sam Parr built an eight-figure newsletter (and his audience is obsessed with it)

    #1966 How Sam Parr built an eight-figure newsletter (and his audience is obsessed with it)

    Joining me is Sam Parr. I’ve watched him build The Hustle over the years, which started out as an email newsletter with a few thousand subscribers.
    And it just became massively successful because he targeted an audience of entrepreneurs.
    But at some point last year, he said, “We need to add a new element to our business.” And he came out with a subscription service called Trends, which picks up on trends that lead to new products that could lead to new businesses.
    I want to find out how he built up his business, how much revenue it’s generating, and how the whole thing started with a basic email newsletter.

    Sam Parr is the founder of The Hustle and Trends.co, which picks up on trends that lead to new products that lead to new businesses.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


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    #1965 How Prevu turned home buying into an online shopping experience

    #1965 How Prevu turned home buying into an online shopping experience

    Today’s guest looked at the offline experience of selling real estate and thought, “This should be modernized.”
    So he tried to bring the selling experience to the internet. But it didn’t work. We’ll find out why.
    He didn’t close the business though. Instead, he changed the model. We’ll talk about what he learned about his customers that allowed him to grow. Thomas Kutzman is the founder of Prevu, a modern, full-service brokerage offering 1.5% listing agent commission.

    Thomas Kutzman is the founder of Prevu, a modern, full-service brokerage offering 1.5% listing agent commission.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


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    #1964 The $900M flip of Answers.com

    #1964 The $900M flip of Answers.com

    Joining me is an entrepreneur who bought a public company and sold it just three years later. The company he bought was Answers.com. I want to find out what he did in those three years that allowed him to sell it for over $900M.
    My guest today is David Karandish. He is currently the co-founder of Capacity, an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company focused on helping teams.

    David Karandish is the co-founder of Capacity, an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company focused on helping teams.

    Sponsored by
    Linkedin – How can you ensure the people you want to target are going to be in the right mindset to receive your message? The answer is LinkedIn. When you market on LinkedIn, your message reaches people who are ready to do business and that means your advertising campaign will work as hard as you can.

    Over 62 million decision makers are on LinkedIn and they’re thinking about their business when they’re on the platform. Do business where business gets done, get a $100 advertising credit towards your first LinkedIn campaign. Just visit Linkedin.com/mixergy

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    #1963 How to use acting techniques to get waaaaay inside your audience’s head

    #1963 How to use acting techniques to get waaaaay inside your audience’s head

    Today’s guest works with coaches, consultants, and service providers to help them get clients.  I want to find out how he turned a 3-step system into a business.
    Russell Ruffino is the founder of Clients on Demand, but he spent the first 10 years of his career as an actor. We’ll find out how that background actually helped him unlock a hidden superpower.

    Russell Ruffino is the founder of Clients on Demand, which helps coaches, consultants, thought-leaders and service pros attract the right clients, at the right price, anytime they want.

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    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


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