32 episodes

If you want to learn what it takes to build and run a highly successful startup - this is the podcast for you. Host Tomer Federman is a Stanford-educated entrepreneur, angel investor, and ex-Facebook executive. Join Tomer as he talks with the most prominent entrepreneurs and investors who are building and funding the companies that transform our world.

Breakout Startups Tomer Federman

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If you want to learn what it takes to build and run a highly successful startup - this is the podcast for you. Host Tomer Federman is a Stanford-educated entrepreneur, angel investor, and ex-Facebook executive. Join Tomer as he talks with the most prominent entrepreneurs and investors who are building and funding the companies that transform our world.

    #32 Rahul Vohra, CEO of Superhuman: How to Make Your Product Go Viral

    #32 Rahul Vohra, CEO of Superhuman: How to Make Your Product Go Viral

    EPISODE 32:
    Guest: Rahul Vohra, CEO of Superhuman.
    What they do: Superhuman is not just another email client. Their goal is to provide users with the fastest email experience ever made.
    Funding amount: Over $50M.
    Key insights shared by Rahul: How did they generate so much traction and buzz for an email product? What are their 3 core pillars of growth? How did they determine pricing? What are the major differences between game design and gamification and why one is more important than the other?


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    • 54 min
    #31 Stephanie Dua, President of Homer: The Power of Subscription Businesses

    #31 Stephanie Dua, President of Homer: The Power of Subscription Businesses

    EPISODE 31:
    Guest: Stephanie Dua, President of Homer.
    What they do: Homer's apps and early learning program is aimed primarily at young kids. Their reading apps are currently the most popular for children under age five in the U.S. App Store.
    Funding raised: More than $100M.
    Key insights shared by Stephanie: How did she transition from running NYC's Fund for Public Schools to becoming an entrepreneur and building a VC-backed company? Why does she distinguish between the user and the consumer? What did they do early on to generate earned marketing? What's so special about subscription businesses? How did they acquire their first set of customers and built a partnership with Apple?


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    • 46 min
    #30 Konstantin Richter, CEO of Blockdaemon: How They Grew 5x Monthly Recurring Revenue

    #30 Konstantin Richter, CEO of Blockdaemon: How They Grew 5x Monthly Recurring Revenue

    EPISODE 30:
    Guest: Konstantin Richter, CEO & Founder of Blockdaemon.
    What they do: Blockdaemon helps orchestrate networks across multiple clouds and datacenters. They offer a network management tool that can deploy nodes and connect them to blockchains within minutes.
    Funding amount: $11M.
    Key insights shared by Konstantin: How they grew monthly recurring revenue 5x this year? Why he built a fully-remote team from the very beginning? Why institutions are entering the blockchain space?


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    • 49 min
    #29 Evan Kuo, CEO of Ampleforth: Addressing Digital Assets Correlation Problem

    #29 Evan Kuo, CEO of Ampleforth: Addressing Digital Assets Correlation Problem

    EPISODE 29:
    Guest: Evan Kuo, Founder and CEO of Ampleforth.
    What they do: Ampleforth develops digital currency that adjusts supply daily based on market conditions. They operate at the intersection of technology and economics.
    Funding amount: $18M.
    Key insights shared by Evan: What’s the biggest challenge in the crypto ecosystem and how is Ampleforth trying to address that? Could Bitcoin replace the US dollar in the future? What surprised him about the fundraising process?


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    • 52 min
    #28 John Linden, CEO of Mythical Games: New Business Models in Gaming

    #28 John Linden, CEO of Mythical Games: New Business Models in Gaming

    John Linden, the Co-Founder and CEO of Mythical Games, talks with Tomer about what makes the gaming industry different from other industries, why gaming isn’t about one size fits all, and the opportunity to create new game economies via digital assets. Plus, John explains how they raised $35M from venture capitalists in just over 2 years, why blockchain technology is a core component of their company strategy, and shares his thoughts on how the “new normal” might look like for startups post-pandemic.


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    • 55 min
    #27 Emin Gun Sirer and Kevin Sekniqi of Ava Labs: The Digitization of Assets

    #27 Emin Gun Sirer and Kevin Sekniqi of Ava Labs: The Digitization of Assets

    The Co-Founders of Ava Labs, Emin Gun Sirer (CEO) and Kevin Sekniqi (COO), talk with Tomer about how Ava differs from Bitcoin and Ethereum, why their team is focused on digitization of assets that are not yet on the blockchain, Ava's consensus algorithm and their approach to building a developer ecosystem around their protocol. Plus, they discuss the opportunities and challenges of working remotely and what compelled them to jump from academia to entrepreneurship.


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11 Ratings

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Great niche STO and Blockchain content

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