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

Startup Stories - Mixerg‪y‬ Andrew Warner

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

    #2053 Running a startup with your dad

    #2053 Running a startup with your dad

    In this interview you’re going to hear me bust the chops of today’s guest.
    Sam Ovett is the co-founder of Mobile Pocket Office, a consulting company that helps clients automate sales and lead generation.
    He started the company with his dad. I want to find out about that and how he built it up.

    Sam Ovett is the co-founder of Mobile Pocket Office, a consulting company that helps clients automate sales and lead generation.

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    #2052 Ray J – Nearly broke to $116 million earbud business

    #2052 Ray J – Nearly broke to $116 million earbud business

    Ray J, the musician and TV star, wanted to be a tech entrepreneur like you.
    He launched an electric bike, but it didn’t go as well as planned. “I wasn’t listening to anybody,” he says of that time. His finances suffered from unfruitful startup attempts.
    Then he teamed up with Ray Lee, whose family was in the electrics business, and opened himself up to helpful advice.
    Today, he makes RAYCON earbuds. Not only is the company generating real revenue, but it’s products are loved by both celebrities and YouTube tech reviewers.

    Ray J and Ray Lee are the founders of Raycon, a wireless audio brand.

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    #2051 How do you know if you’re failing?

    #2051 How do you know if you’re failing?

    Joining me is an entrepreneur who’s been in the news quite a bit because he raised a bunch of money.
    But before all that, the company failed on many ways with many early customers. Today’s guest is willing to talk openly with me about that.
    Vivek Sharma is the founder of Movable Ink which activates any data into real-time, personalized content in any customer engagement. Over 700 of the world’s most innovative brands rely on Movable Ink to accelerate their marketing performance.

    Vivek Sharma is the founder of Movable Ink which activates any data into real-time, personalized content in any customer engagement. Over 700 of the world’s most innovative brands rely on Movable Ink to accelerate their marketing performance.

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    #2050 John Lee Dumas opens up about PTSD

    #2050 John Lee Dumas opens up about PTSD

    Joining me is another guy who interviews entrepreneurs about how they’ve built their businesses.
    John Lee Dumas has done over 3000 interviews as the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs.
    He’s got a book now about how he built his business and what you can learn from his experience. It’s called The Common Path to Uncommon Success. I invited him here to talk about the details.

    John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs.

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    #2049 Monetizing empty retail space?

    #2049 Monetizing empty retail space?

    Tristan Pollock is the co-founder of Storefront, which allows vendors to find and book pop-up shops, showrooms, galleries, and other event venues.
    It was a great freaking idea. He ended up selling. I want to ask him about that, his AngelList syndicate, and why, after founding and selling a company, he ended up working for CTO.ai.

    Tristan Pollock is the co-founder of Storefront, which allows vendors to find and book pop-up shops, showrooms, galleries, and other event venues.

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    #2048 Authentic branding through street art

    #2048 Authentic branding through street art

    I’m usually a cynical person, but sometimes I see these beautiful murals that incorporate some branding and it just looks so cool.
    Well, it turns out there’s a company behind those branded murals.
    Tricia Binder is the co-founder of Muros, an art activation agency to create impactful spaces, experiences and outdoor mural advertising campaigns.

    Tricia Binder is the co-founder of Muros, an art activation agency to create impactful spaces, experiences and outdoor mural advertising campaigns.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

@jay_richards_ ,

Excited to be a guest one day!

Really grateful for Andrew asking the questions we all want to hear the answers to. Revenue, exit amounts and the challenges faced while growing.

Very excited to talk with him once we exit one day in the next few years.

One of 3 podcasts that I have to listen to every single week.

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Interesting podcast but took her free 1st lesson and it was a lot of hard sell blah-blah

mradaniels ,

This helped me start my first startup

Thanks to Andrew and the team for pumping out great content all these years! Definitely one of the most entertaining podcast hosts that make tech interviews a whole lot exciting!

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