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Forward Thinking Founders is a podcast where Mat interviews high potential founders with early stage companies. This allows us to see inside the brain of genius founders before the rest of the world knows they even exist. On this show, you'll learn all about how to start a startup, pros and cons of different verticals, and learn the backstory and vision of tomorrow's billion-dollar companies, straight from the founders. With guests coming from Y Combinator, The Thiel Fellowship, Pioneer, and the Growthmeter network, you're sure to get a sneak peek at world-class founders at work, every day. This is Forward Thinking Founders.

Forward Thinking Founder‪s‬ Mat Sherman

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

Forward Thinking Founders is a podcast where Mat interviews high potential founders with early stage companies. This allows us to see inside the brain of genius founders before the rest of the world knows they even exist. On this show, you'll learn all about how to start a startup, pros and cons of different verticals, and learn the backstory and vision of tomorrow's billion-dollar companies, straight from the founders. With guests coming from Y Combinator, The Thiel Fellowship, Pioneer, and the Growthmeter network, you're sure to get a sneak peek at world-class founders at work, every day. This is Forward Thinking Founders.

    546 - Conor Gleeson (Sacra) On Building a Backchannel Into The Secondary Markets

    546 - Conor Gleeson (Sacra) On Building a Backchannel Into The Secondary Markets

    Conor Gleeson is on the founding team of Sacra. Sacra gets you the data and research you need to be a better private markets investor.

    • 14 min
    545 - Vernita Brown (Natalist) On making fertility and pregnancy products with a net-zero plastic footprint

    545 - Vernita Brown (Natalist) On making fertility and pregnancy products with a net-zero plastic footprint

    Vernita Brown is on the founding team (and is CEO) of Natalist. Natalist is everything you need to increase your chances of conceiving and kick-start a healthy pregnancy.

    • 27 min
    544 - Rian Mc Donnell (FloWaste) On Creating a Food Waste Analytics Platform

    544 - Rian Mc Donnell (FloWaste) On Creating a Food Waste Analytics Platform

    Rian is the cofounder of FloWaste. Bringing downstream analytics to the food supply chain… Starting with cafeterias.

    • 9 min
    543 - David Bromberg (Sellerant) On Building A Platform That Optimizes Upselling Customers

    543 - David Bromberg (Sellerant) On Building A Platform That Optimizes Upselling Customers

    David Bromberg is the cofounder of Sellerant. Sellerant is an AI-enabled Customer Success Platform built to optimize upsell opportunities.

    • 7 min
    542 - Vahan Melkonyan (Cauldron) On Bypassing The Resume in the Hiring Process

    542 - Vahan Melkonyan (Cauldron) On Bypassing The Resume in the Hiring Process

    Vahan Melkonyan is the cofounder of Cauldron. Cauldron is software that redefines the job application process and lets you meet the best candidates in shortest time.

    • 12 min
    541 - Anastasia Logvinenko (Pudding.ai) On Building a Platform to Understand Your Ad Performance

    541 - Anastasia Logvinenko (Pudding.ai) On Building a Platform to Understand Your Ad Performance

    Anastasia Logvinenko is the cofounder of Pudding.ai. Pudding.ai manages a complete view of all your ad creatives & performance across multiple platforms - visuals, videos, and copy

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

launchpad vc ,

Highly recommend

Great podcast to learn the journeys of early stage founders. A must to listen to!

Gerads ,

favorite new podcast

Loving this podcast. I’ve been on a marathon running through episodes and it’s really getting the creative juices going. Great see so many diverse ideas at the early stages, helps me predict where the puck is headed in the future of tech.
Hoping to be worth interviewing one day.
Thanks for the terrific podcast Mat! 🙏
Best,
Gerald @ GrepMed

Mjpablo23777 ,

Very insightful

I enjoy listening to this broadcast a lot. Mat is able to find very interesting stories and founders to talk to. I enjoy hearing about all the ideas that the various founders have

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