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Andrew asks challenging questions, which leads to real stories behind how startups made it.

Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy Andrew Warner

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Andrew asks challenging questions, which leads to real stories behind how startups made it.

    #1971 How the founder of Quack and YouMail is making voicemail sexy again

    #1971 How the founder of Quack and YouMail is making voicemail sexy again

    Joining me is an entrepreneur who back in the very first internet boom said, “You know what? It doesn’t have to just be about computers.”
    What if we could take all this knowledge that’s being generated by the internet and make it available to people by phone?” I feel like he was one of the reasons people were excited about the future of technology back then.
    Alex Quilici is the founder of Quack, a voice portal company founded in July 1999 that was sold to AOL in August 2000. He’s also the founder of YouMail, visual voicemail and Robocall blocking software.

    Alex Quilici is the founder of YouMail, visual voicemail and Robocall blocking software.

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    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    Delighted – Delighted is a turnkey customer experience platform, built for startups. It’s so easy to set up, you’ll have customer feedback in minutes. Start gathering actionable feedback from your customers today at Delighted.com/mixergy. No technical knowledge required. Pus, Mixergy listeners can claim a free lifetime Delighted account, complete with a complimentary advisory session with a Delighted Concierge to make sure you get set up right (>$1k value), at Delighted.com/mixergy

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    #1970 If you’re someone who’s looking to start a business and hasn’t, this is the model for you

    #1970 If you’re someone who’s looking to start a business and hasn’t, this is the model for you

    I know that some of you who are listening are probably thinking of yourselves as wantrepreneurs. Well,  joining me today is an entrepreneur who maybe would’ve considered himself that as well.
    But one day he said, “There’s something about just listening to entrepreneurs tell their stories. Eventually you start to realize, wait, I don’t have to just listen. I could be the person doing this.”
    Gajan Retnasaba is the founder of Spiralyze, full-service conversion optimization and performance pricing. We’re going to talk about how he came to see himself as an entrepreneur. And if there’s someone out there who’s looking to start and hasn’t started, this is a model for you.

    Gajan Retnasaba is the founder of Spiralyze, full-service conversion optimization and performance pricing.

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    #1969 I talk to an American entrepreneur living in China about life in Shenzhen

    #1969 I talk to an American entrepreneur living in China about life in Shenzhen

    I invited today’s guest because I’m so freaking fascinated by China. I see the future opportunity there. I see that it’s on the rise and I want to learn more about what’s going on there.
    My guest today is Brian Miller. Brian is the founder of Easy China Warehouse, a global fulfillment warehouse for e-commerce sellers.
    I invited him here to talk about how he built up his business and what life is like in China today.

    Brian Miller is the founder of Easy China Warehouse, a warehouse and 3PL logistics solution for eCommerce and Amazon FBA sellers.

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    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.


    Delighted – Delighted is a turnkey customer experience platform, built for startups. It’s so easy to set up, you’ll have customer feedback in minutes. Start gathering actionable feedback from your customers today at Delighted.com/mixergy. No technical knowledge required. Pus, Mixergy listeners can claim a free lifetime Delighted account, complete with a complimentary advisory session with a Delighted Concierge to make sure you get set up right (>$1k value), at Delighted.com/mixergy

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    #1968 How it was built: Push notification software OneSignal

    #1968 How it was built: Push notification software OneSignal

    Today’s guest founded software that you have no doubt used a bunch but you might not know about the company behind it.
    Well, the person behind the company is George Deglin. He is the founder of OneSignal, software for Mobile Push Notifications, Web Push, and In-App Messaging. OneSignal makes it really easy for companies of all sizes to re-engage users across all messaging channels.
    We’ll find out how he built this business by solving his own problem, his own pain, and then now helping so many other businesses.

    George Deglin is the founder of OneSignal, software for Mobile Push Notifications, Web Push, and In-App Messaging.

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    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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    #1967 Entrepreneurship born out of the Soviet Union

    #1967 Entrepreneurship born out of the Soviet Union

    If you’re buying ads, you might relate to what today’s guest does. Here’s a use case: Imagine you’re buying Facebook ads and Google ads, and you’ve got data coming in from Google analytics. It tells you what’s happening on your site with traffic, and maybe you want to figure out if your subscriber number growing.
    To know all that, you might have to go to Facebook ad manager and then your Google analytics and other places. It becomes a bit of a hassle.
    Well, today’s guest noticed that people were doing this and he said, “I think software should just be able to go pull in all that data, create a dashboard for people and enable marketers to have one spot that they get all the data that they need.”
    That’s the company he built. I invited him here to talk about how he did it and how it ended up doing well after a previous failure.
    Daniel Kravtsov is the co-founder of Improvado, an automated marketing data pipeline.

    Daniel Kravtsov is the co-founder of Improvado, an automated marketing data pipeline.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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    #1966 How Sam Parr built an eight-figure newsletter (and his audience is obsessed with it)

    #1966 How Sam Parr built an eight-figure newsletter (and his audience is obsessed with it)

    Joining me is Sam Parr. I’ve watched him build The Hustle over the years, which started out as an email newsletter with a few thousand subscribers.
    And it just became massively successful because he targeted an audience of entrepreneurs.
    But at some point last year, he said, “We need to add a new element to our business.” And he came out with a subscription service called Trends, which picks up on trends that lead to new products that could lead to new businesses.
    I want to find out how he built up his business, how much revenue it’s generating, and how the whole thing started with a basic email newsletter.

    Sam Parr is the founder of The Hustle and Trends.co, which picks up on trends that lead to new products that lead to new businesses.

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    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
473 Ratings

473 Ratings

TomGMartin ,

Mixergy and Andrew Warner Rock!!

Andrew Warner is a rock star! Been a long time listener of Mixergy. Andrew has a knack for teasing out the value for listeners from entrepreneurs’ origin stories. If you’re in business or want to be, listen to this podcast. Good luck freedom fighters!

MyNameIsPatsy ,

Going downhill

Interviewer interrupts his guests, is disconnected on social media, and only seems to interact with his audience if he is selling a program.

I used to really enjoy this podcast, but it feels like Andrew just likes hearing himself talk sometimes. It’s embarrassing to hear the way he asks a question, and then ploughs over the person trying to answer.

Andrew, hear your reviews. Listen to us, you are turning away old fans because it’s just getting insufferable and painful to listen to you interrupt.

Rpmayer4 ,

LET THEM TALK

If you have these people on your show to interview THEM, you should probably let THEM talk a bit more. Don’t ask them a question and the continuously cut them off partway through their answers. It’s insufferable. Unfortunately I just have to unsubscribe because there are plenty of the same type of podcasts out there with respectful hosts.

There really is some good info and great guests though, would give 2.5 stars if I could. Too bad the host is so terrible.

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