22 min

From Zero To One... SIX Times – Jeff Solomon The Seed – The Startup Journey

    • Entrepreneurship

One of the hardest things to do is to create something from nothing. To go from zero to one.

Today we’ll be chatting with someone who has done that SIX times – Jeff Solomon. Jeff is a 6-time serial entrepreneur with 3 exits, the most notable one being the selling of his SaaS CRM company Velocify in 2017 for $128M. Jeff also Co-Founded the accelerator Amplify.La, and he is also a high school entrepreneurship teacher! 

Okay, that's making entrepreneurship sound too easy... it's not! Jeff's first venture actually crashed and burned! Let’s explore his startup journey!



Magic Portal:

(00:38) – Have you always known you wanted to become an entrepreneur?

(01:41) – Failing Macroeconomics & Switching to English Major??

(03:23) – The first venture (crashed and burned)

(06:07) – After that failure... what did you do next?

(07:14) – What motivates you?

(08:44) – When do you decide to exit your company?

(10:45) – Most challenging part about entrepreneurship

(12:50) – Common qualities between successful entrepreneurs

(14:15) – Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

(16:14) – Advice for students interested in startups

(18:29) – This or That!



Learn more about Jeff and his companies below!

Personal Website: https://bak.me

Markup Hero: https://markuphero.com



If you'd like our weekly episodes summarized in one-minute startup droplets, subscribe at https://www.seedstartupjourney.com/


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-seed-startup-journey/support

One of the hardest things to do is to create something from nothing. To go from zero to one.

Today we’ll be chatting with someone who has done that SIX times – Jeff Solomon. Jeff is a 6-time serial entrepreneur with 3 exits, the most notable one being the selling of his SaaS CRM company Velocify in 2017 for $128M. Jeff also Co-Founded the accelerator Amplify.La, and he is also a high school entrepreneurship teacher! 

Okay, that's making entrepreneurship sound too easy... it's not! Jeff's first venture actually crashed and burned! Let’s explore his startup journey!



Magic Portal:

(00:38) – Have you always known you wanted to become an entrepreneur?

(01:41) – Failing Macroeconomics & Switching to English Major??

(03:23) – The first venture (crashed and burned)

(06:07) – After that failure... what did you do next?

(07:14) – What motivates you?

(08:44) – When do you decide to exit your company?

(10:45) – Most challenging part about entrepreneurship

(12:50) – Common qualities between successful entrepreneurs

(14:15) – Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

(16:14) – Advice for students interested in startups

(18:29) – This or That!



Learn more about Jeff and his companies below!

Personal Website: https://bak.me

Markup Hero: https://markuphero.com



If you'd like our weekly episodes summarized in one-minute startup droplets, subscribe at https://www.seedstartupjourney.com/


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-seed-startup-journey/support

22 min