47 episodes

The entrepreneurship podcast for young people. We highlight scrappy founders on the rise and the bold tactics underdogs need to win in business. Hosts Michael Sikand and Simran Sandhu don’t just talk about the hustle, they live it – they sold their media startup to Morning Brew shortly after graduating college. Listen on any podcasting platform or watch it on YouTube.

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

The entrepreneurship podcast for young people. We highlight scrappy founders on the rise and the bold tactics underdogs need to win in business. Hosts Michael Sikand and Simran Sandhu don’t just talk about the hustle, they live it – they sold their media startup to Morning Brew shortly after graduating college. Listen on any podcasting platform or watch it on YouTube.

    These Childhood Friends Are Sam Altman's Worst Nightmare

    These Childhood Friends Are Sam Altman's Worst Nightmare

    In #48, Michael Sikand and Simran Sandhu discuss mid-twenties founders Edward Tian and Alex Cui, the co-founders of AI detection startup GPTZERO which has raised $13.5M and is already profitable. They explore the dynamics of shows like Shark Tank and the success of startups that didn't secure deals. The conversation shifts to the importance of distribution in the success of AI tools. They also touch on the potential of AI in education, citing examples like RapStudy and StudyBuddy. The episode concludes with a debate on the merits of building cashflow businesses versus pursuing big, impactful ventures, emphasizing the diverse paths to success in entrepreneurship.
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    • 33 min
    How We Sold Our Bootstrapped Startup In 2 Years

    How We Sold Our Bootstrapped Startup In 2 Years

    After nearly 50 episodes, in #47 Michael Sikand and Simran Sandhu share their own entrepreneurial journey, from starting their media company Our Future to getting acquired by Morning Brew. They discuss the lessons they've learned, the strategies they employed, and challenges faced along the way.

    0:00 Intro & Cold Open
    2:07 Michael and Simmy's first idea: Jet Coffee
    03:16 Being scrappy and lessons learned in scaling the business
    5:13 Importance of starting a podcast and building a network
    6:07 Strategy of leveraging podcasts for networking and opportunities
    8:01 Discussion on the accessibility of media as a starting point for entrepreneurs
    9:17 Importance of building relationships with potential co-founders
    10:09 Emphasis on having a clear goal and being open to pivoting
    12:37 Importance of being delusional and confident in pitching oneself
    17:48 Transition to discussing the acquisition by Morning Brew
    23:55 Importance of being cautious with potential acquirers and their agendas
    26:02 Advice on handling acquisition discussions and maintaining focus on business growth
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    • 42 min
    This 23-Year-Old Is Worth $100M From Police Drones

    This 23-Year-Old Is Worth $100M From Police Drones

    Inn #46, Michael Sikand and Simran Sandhu delve into the stories of two young founders, Blake Resnick and Mohak Nahta. Blake Resnick, a 23-year-old entrepreneur, has built a police drone startup called Brinc. He's raised $80M from investors like Sam Altman and Peter Thiel and the company is now valued at over $300M. Next up is Mohak, the founder of Atlys, who has created a platform to expedite the visa application process, allowing users to complete the process in minutes by simply taking a selfie, scanning their passport, and answering a few questions. He's raised over $16M from investors like a16z.

    00:00 - Introduction and Podcast Overview
    00:11 - Episode Preview: Young Founders and Their Ventures
    00:35 - Michael's Sales Pitch Anecdote
    01:06 - Daily Office Rentals Business Idea
    02:05 - Blake Resnick's $300M Police Drone Startup
    05:31 - Public Perception and Privacy Concerns
    08:01 - Surveillance Technology and Public Backlash
    10:49 - Challenges in Selling to Public Service Departments
    17:28 - Second Story: Atlys - Expediting Travel Visas
    24:47 - Pay for Passport Programs and Government Revenue Strategies

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    • 31 min
    How This 28-Year-Old Built A $1M Lead Gen Business for Real Estate

    How This 28-Year-Old Built A $1M Lead Gen Business for Real Estate

    In #45, Michael Sikand (@michaelsikand) and Simran Sandhu (@simmy) discuss the founders of Folk and ConvertWire. First up is Simo Lemhandez, a late-twenties entrepreneur from France, who is building Folk, a next-gen CRM designed to manage all types of relationships—sales, recruiting, partnerships, and investors. With a sleek, Notion-like UI, Folk has raised millions from top investment firms like Accel and has even won product of the year on Product Hunt. Next is Jack Sory, a 28-year-old entrepreneur who runs ConvertWire, a lead generation business for real estate. Jack's business model focuses on providing high-quality leads through a team of cold callers based in the Philippines. By emphasizing quality over quantity, Jack has built a subscription-based service that generates between half a million and a million dollars annually.
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    • 33 min
    He Raised Millions To Make TV Shows Shoppable

    He Raised Millions To Make TV Shows Shoppable

    In #44, Michael Sikand (@michaelsikand) and Simran Sandhu (@_simmy_) discuss the founders of Diddo and Fina. Founded by NYU grads, Diddo has raised $2.8M to let you shop for products featured in your favorite TV shows and movies. Using AI, Diddo identifies the clothing worn on screen and allows viewers to purchase exact items or lookalike products. Next up is Clay Ratterman, the co-founder of Fina, which is best described as Notion for personal finance. The platform is bootstrapped and has already amassed 10,000 users, filling a void in the market for a highly customizable personal finance application.

    0:00: Intro
    1:00: Story of Diddo
    19:10 Story of Fina

    #startups #podcast #entrepreneurship
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    • 34 min
    He Made Millions Predicting Your Grocery Order

    He Made Millions Predicting Your Grocery Order

    In #43, Michael Sikand (@michaelsikand) and Simran Sandhu (@_simmy_) discuss the founders of Halla and DeepScribe. Founded by mid-twenties entrepreneurs Henry Michaelson, Spencer Price, and Gabriel Nipote, Halla is the only human preference engine built for groceries. In other words, the trio raised $10M to build a white-labelled recommendation algorithm that powers the e-commerce storefronts of some of the world's largest grocery chains. A few months ago, Halla was acquired by Wynshop for an undisclosed amount. Next up is DeepScribe, an AI-powered clinical documentation platform started by Akilesh Bapu and Matthew Ko which has saved doctors millions of minutes taking notes when treating patients. The company has raised over $35M from investors like Scale AI CEO Alexandr Wang and Figma CEO Dylan Field.

    0:00 Intro
    01:14 Story of Halla
    18:04 Story of DeepScribe

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    • 35 min

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15 Ratings

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Amazing content for Gen Z Entrepreneurs

As a young Gen-Zer just starting my own journey as a cofounder, this podcast does a great job of examining what it takes to be grow a business successful in todays day and age. While other podcasts do a great job of examining what made businesses like Apple and Google grow into the behemoths they are today, this Podcast excels at taking the new content-focused world we live in and dissecting what young entrepreneurs have leveraged various strategies to standout in the crowd and started building the billion dollar companies of tomorrow.

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