12 episodes

Spanx, Facebook, Apple, Starbucks - we know their stories like the back of our hand. But what about the innovative companies that are changing the world without us even knowing it? Founder Stories delves into their trials, tribulations, and routes to success. This is your chance to peek behind the curtain of organizations, enterprises, entrepreneurs, and brands who are on the precipice of changing lives and disrupting the status quo. In the founder's own words you will gain inspiration and insights into exactly what goes into becoming a household name.

Founder Stories is hosted by Mesh Lakhani and is a production of Lola Media.

Founder Stories Lola Media

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Spanx, Facebook, Apple, Starbucks - we know their stories like the back of our hand. But what about the innovative companies that are changing the world without us even knowing it? Founder Stories delves into their trials, tribulations, and routes to success. This is your chance to peek behind the curtain of organizations, enterprises, entrepreneurs, and brands who are on the precipice of changing lives and disrupting the status quo. In the founder's own words you will gain inspiration and insights into exactly what goes into becoming a household name.

Founder Stories is hosted by Mesh Lakhani and is a production of Lola Media.

    Creditbook: Transforming Lives of Mom and Pop Shops Through Fintech

    Creditbook: Transforming Lives of Mom and Pop Shops Through Fintech

    We are now at the season finale of Founder Stories, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with more insightful stories soon! And to mark our last episode of the season, we couldn’t be more excited about our guests. Our founders today are bringing optimism back to small businesses. Both Hasid Malik and Iman Jamal grew up in Pakistan, studied in the UK, and returned home to start their FinTech business which focuses on digitizing small mom and pop shops in Pakistan. This couple’s dedication to their business stems from the belief that even mom and pop shops should have access to affordable financial services. This is the story of Creditbook.
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    • 41 min
    Gratsi & Bellhops: From College Bookie to Creating Sustainable Bag-in-Box Wine Delivery

    Gratsi & Bellhops: From College Bookie to Creating Sustainable Bag-in-Box Wine Delivery

    Today’s founder is always looking for inspiration. Steven Vlahos has built two companies from the ground up. His philosophy? Dive in and learn along the way. Steven struggled to find anything motivating about selling municipal bonds or underwriting loans for businesses so he decided to take a leap and start his own business. What he discovered would lead him to the next business and what really matters, good wine, food, and family. This is the story of Bellhops and Gratsi wine.
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    • 44 min
    All the Hacks: Points Maestro Chris Hutchins Wants to Optimize Your Life

    All the Hacks: Points Maestro Chris Hutchins Wants to Optimize Your Life

    Our founder today may sound familiar to those of you who listen to his podcast. Chris Hutchins is a money optimizer who has spent a lifetime building products. He inspired his friends and family by traveling the world on a shoestring budget. He never thought his tricks for getting the most bang for his buck would lead him to being a popular podcast host. His goal? Make your money go farther than you thought possible. This is the story of All the Hacks.
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    • 46 min
    The Well: How Messy Situations Helped Me Find Wellness

    The Well: How Messy Situations Helped Me Find Wellness

    Today’s founder knew success at a young age by talking to the right people at the right time. Kane Sarhan burned the candle at both ends working long hours as a personal assistant becoming a jack of all trades. From opening bars, working in tech and launching one of the most successful new hotel brands. With the right connections and a lifelong entrepreneurial spirit Kane partnered with experts to create a wellness retreat in the heart of New York City. With locations around the world it’s becoming an operating system for wellness. This is the story of The Well.
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    • 55 min
    Anonymoux: One of the Top NFT Collectors in the World

    Anonymoux: One of the Top NFT Collectors in the World

    Where there is art, there is a collector. Today’s founder is a big name in the NFT space. And even though we don’t know his real name, he’s well respected as an investor, an advocate and a fan of digital art. With a background in investment management, online poker, and fantasy sports, this collector knows a lot about knowing how to play their cards right. But when they started collecting NFTs they found more than just high risk, high reward - they found a family. This is the story of Anonymoux. 
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    • 44 min
    Jason Scott: From Hollywood Mailroom to Launching a Namesake Clothing Line

    Jason Scott: From Hollywood Mailroom to Launching a Namesake Clothing Line

    Our founder today is bred by resilience and persistence. And on his chosen path – through the notoriously unforgiving fashion industry – he needs both. Having celebrities wear his eponymous line is a thrill, but his real success, he says, stems from the fiercely loyal customers who love his brand. With immense competition and a constantly changing retail landscape, the greatest currency is care and conviction. This is the story…of Jason Scott.
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    • 38 min

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Everything that I love about storytelling and founder stories coming together. Such a fresh perspective in the business financial space!

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