Founder Stories is a podcast by Gaurav Khanna, @gvkhna covering chats with founders and their stories.
Founder Stories: Sachin Rekhi, Co-Founder & CEO at Notejoy
Big thanks to Sachin Rekhi, Co-Founder & CEO at Notejoy for a great discussion. Sachin previously successfully sold his last company to LinkedIn. He started Notejoy afterwards and now has 1000's of paying customers along with over 10,000 users.
We discussed a range of topics including his thoughts on fundraising, bootstrapping, engineering and infrastructure, where Notejoy is headed, and of course design tools.
Josh Pigford, Founder at Baremetrics
Humbled to get a chance to speak with Josh Pigford recently, Founder of Baremetrics. Baremetrics is a revenue analytics company started by Josh Pigford founded in 2013, also pioneering the open startup concept. By giving you not just simple revenue analytics but many metrics from a wide variety of other services you probably use, baremetrics is the leader in providing a dashboard for your startup growth.
We discussed some recent trends around openly sharing information in the startup community, recent attempt and decision around selling the company, and what the future looks like. Also some background on Josh's content marketing decisions, past startup attempts and other anecdotes. Huge Thanks!
Justin Potts, Co-Founder at Avenify
Huge thanks to Justin Potts, Co-Founder of https://avenify.com/. Avenify is a fintech startup that has created a marketplace for ISA's. They connect investors to students who are looking to fund their tuition and fees through Income Sharing Agreements once they have a job. In some cases that includes boarding and living expenses.
We talked about the model, progress and their recent funding. I was really excited to speak with him and it was a great chat about such an interesting and innovative company that is mostly bootstrapping with huge success.
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Jonathan Siddharth, Co-Founder at Turing
Huge thanks to Jonathan Siddharth for this opportunity. Previously co-founded Rover (acq'd). Now is co-founder of Turing, which he describes as AWS for vetted engineers. They provide you engineers that have gone through rigorous qualification tests from around the world for a fraction of the cost of hiring in Silicon Valley.
Future of hiring in Silicon Valley
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Ali Shah, Founder Tapebook
Had a great chat with Ali Shah, Founder of Tapebook. You can learn more about it at http://tapebook.page.link. It's an app for recording short conversations with friends easily and quickly. I liked the experience, unfortunately each segment was limited to 5 minutes so we recorded several and you'll hear some pauses in between.
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