14 episodes

Perry Ogwuche who was previously a YC founder talks to other founders from the YC community and beyond with inactive companies to learn from their stories and unique experiences with running a business that they eventually had to shut down. Lessons from a failed startup podcast focuses on the stories of entrepreneurs who have started businesses that are among the 95% of businesses that don’t quite make it to the finish line.

Lessons From A Failed Startup Perry Ogwuche

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Perry Ogwuche who was previously a YC founder talks to other founders from the YC community and beyond with inactive companies to learn from their stories and unique experiences with running a business that they eventually had to shut down. Lessons from a failed startup podcast focuses on the stories of entrepreneurs who have started businesses that are among the 95% of businesses that don’t quite make it to the finish line.

    Will investors invest in a founder who has had a failed startup? w/Nathan Lustig of Magma Partners

    Will investors invest in a founder who has had a failed startup? w/Nathan Lustig of Magma Partners

    Nathan Lustig, the managing partner of Magma Partners, a seed stage investment fund, shares his perspective on how he views founders with a failed startup under their belt.

    Learn more about Nathan:
    - Blog: https://www.nathanlustig.com/about/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/nathanlustig
    - Magma Partners website: https://www.magmapartners.com/
    - Crossing Boarders podcast with Nathan Lustig: https://latamlist.com/crossing-borders-with-nathan-lustig/
    - Episode with Alejandro Freund: https://latamlist.com/alejandro-freund-the-path-to-shutting-down-a-latin-american-startup-ep-132/

    • 35 min
    The importance of building your company for customers and not investors w/Praful Mathur

    The importance of building your company for customers and not investors w/Praful Mathur

    Praful Mathur shares his experience with building a YCombinator company and loosing his  co-founders and biggest investor in the process. 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/prafulmathur/

    • 52 min
    Getting back to the workforce after shutting down a company w/Ayush Kumar of Vitrix Health

    Getting back to the workforce after shutting down a company w/Ayush Kumar of Vitrix Health

    Ayush Kumar shares his experience with shutting his company and trying to get back into the workforce afterwards. 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akumar0630/

    • 44 min
    Shutting down one company and getting an acquisition offer the next day w/Peer Richelsen

    Shutting down one company and getting an acquisition offer the next day w/Peer Richelsen

    Peer and I talk about his experience with shutting down his company Mage and getting an acquisition offer for his newer company Lean Hire, from On Deck, the very next day, which was when we recorded this episode. 

    Peer now serves as the head of product at On Deck. 

    Lean Hire Acquisition: https://www.beondeck.com/post/lean-hire

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why Glio, the first Latin American company in YC shut down with João De Paula

    Why Glio, the first Latin American company in YC shut down with João De Paula

    João De Paula previous co-founder and CTO of Glio, the Amazon market place for Latin America shares his story about building the company and having to shut it down after 6 plus years of running it. 

    • 58 min
    Shutting down a growing business at it's peak with Gaurav Maken of Mylk Guys

    Shutting down a growing business at it's peak with Gaurav Maken of Mylk Guys

    Gaurav Maken, previous co-founder of YCombinator's Mylk Guys shares his experience with building a growing business that he had to shut down at the height of their growth. Gaurav talks about the importance of focusing on what matters for your business and the importance of learning from the successes and failures of founders.

    https://twitter.com/gauravmaken
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaurav-maken/

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

dr. chandler chang ,

Important and useful for founders

Really enjoyed listening to these honest, vulnerable, useful accounts of founders going through the most feared outcome and reflecting on that journey. Thank you.

BeastedMode245 ,

Excellent podcast

As an entrepreneur, it’s incredibly useful to hear both what failed and succeeded to inform my decisions. Keep it up!

amathew8 ,

Invaluable Information

Awesome to hear first hand experiences from the field!

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