296 episodes

Become the GOAT To Market!
This is the go-to show for founders to learn go-to-market strategy from other Founders, CXOs, VCs, and Creatives.
Every episode our guest unpacks a specific and tactical strategy they've deployed to grow and scale their venture (and sometimes they share what didn't work so you don't make the same mistake!).
Hosted by Startup Hypeman founder & Chief Pitch Artist, RajNATION.
New episodes on Sundays.
Want to go behind-the-scenes and get 1-on-1 time with our guests? Every week our guests run an Ask Me Anything inside of GOAT To Market Club, Startup Hypeman's exclusive founder community. Join the Club and Become The GOAT at startuphypeman.com/gtm-club.Subscribe to our GTM newsletter at startuphypeman.com. 

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Become the GOAT To Market!
This is the go-to show for founders to learn go-to-market strategy from other Founders, CXOs, VCs, and Creatives.
Every episode our guest unpacks a specific and tactical strategy they've deployed to grow and scale their venture (and sometimes they share what didn't work so you don't make the same mistake!).
Hosted by Startup Hypeman founder & Chief Pitch Artist, RajNATION.
New episodes on Sundays.
Want to go behind-the-scenes and get 1-on-1 time with our guests? Every week our guests run an Ask Me Anything inside of GOAT To Market Club, Startup Hypeman's exclusive founder community. Join the Club and Become The GOAT at startuphypeman.com/gtm-club.Subscribe to our GTM newsletter at startuphypeman.com. 

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    GTM 3-7: Mastering Event-led Growth with Sales Assembly CRO Matt Green

    GTM 3-7: Mastering Event-led Growth with Sales Assembly CRO Matt Green

    What if instead of rushing to social media, paid ads, or even a traditional outbound sales motion, you used live events as a customer acquisition strategy?
    You immediately provide value to your target customer, created a shared experience, and get valuable face time with them.
    Sales Assembly has bootstrapped to 7-figure annual revenue, growing 300% from 2020 - 2024.
    The secret to their success? EVENTS. Ahead of all other GTM channels, live events have been the backbone of their customer acquisition.
    Their CRO Matt Green steps to the mic in this week's episode to share exactly how they concept their events, curate the guest list, build intentional content, and follow up with purpose to flip an audience into a customer base.
    Matt also gives us the rundown on how he got into sales in the first place, plus shares the story behind his favorite tattoo.

    He steps to the mic in this week's episode to share how to invest wisely in your brand, position yourself for growth, and the difference between an influencer and influential strategy.
    Find Matt online:
    LinkedIn

    Find Sales Assembly online:
    Website

    Matt is also hopping into our member community, GOAT to Market Club, for an Ask Me Anything this week. Got Q's you want to ask Matt personally? Join for free today!

    This episode is brought to you by our friends at ActiveCampaign, the GOATs of marketing automation. EVERY kind of business needs a newsletter. After 10 years using Mailchimp, Startup Hypeman is now a proud ActiveCampaign user, and from setup to 'send', every newsletter we've published has been a 10x easier experience since switching. Tons of integrations, automations made simple, and actually supportive customer support (not an annoying chatbot). Get your FREE 2-week trial here!(affiliate link)
    This episode is also brought to you by our friends at AKAVA, the GOATs of software development. I've seen too many startups get screwed over by offshore or budget dev shops. Those groups are order takers and do the bare minimum, which often means software with gaping holes, or being forced to pay hidden 'release fees' to claim ownership of your code. Then there's Akava, who actually builds strategically for scale from day 1, helps you make product decisions, and gives you full ownership of your code by default. Want to become the GOAT to Market? Partner with the GOATs of software dev. Get GOATed at akava.io.

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    • 53 min
    GTM 3-6: How to Build a Lasting Brand with The Squeeze Cofounder Sarah Sitz

    GTM 3-6: How to Build a Lasting Brand with The Squeeze Cofounder Sarah Sitz

    If you're a CPG or retail brand, you know by default the importance of brand.
    It's what people buy into as much as the product itself.
    There's a reason why you choose to pay more for a Nike shirt when you could reasonably buy the same shirt without the logo.
    Brand is a promise.
    It's a value system. It's a marker of trust for your community and customers that signals an understanding and expectation of the product experience.
    In the software world, brand tends to get pushed to the side.
    It doesn't matter as long as the product is good.
    But if you want to worry less about competition, have more control over pricing, and get customers to move with you when you make pivots, your best served making brand-led decisions.
    Sarah Sitz knows exactly what this looks like, having spent time as employee #14 at Foxtrot helping grow the company from Series A to C and launching their private-label brand, and now as Cofounder of brand GTM agency The Squeeze.
    She steps to the mic in this week's episode to share how to invest wisely in your brand, position yourself for growth, and the difference between an influencer and influential strategy.
    Find Sarah online:
    LinkedIn

    Find The Squeeze online
    Website
    Instagram

    Sarah is also hopping into our member community, GOAT to Market Club, for an Ask Me Anything this week. Got Q's you want to ask Sarah personally? Join for free today!

    This episode is brought to you by our friends at ActiveCampaign, the GOATs of marketing automation. EVERY kind of business needs a newsletter. After 10 years using Mailchimp, Startup Hypeman is now a proud ActiveCampaign user, and from setup to 'send', every newsletter we've published has been a 10x easier experience since switching. Tons of integrations, automations made simple, and actually supportive customer support (not an annoying chatbot). Get your FREE 2-week trial here!(affiliate link)
    This episode is also brought to you by our friends at AKAVA, the GOATs of software development. I've seen too many startups get screwed over by offshore or budget dev shops. Those groups are order takers and do the bare minimum, which often means software with gaping holes, or being forced to pay hidden 'release fees' to claim ownership of your code. Then there's Akava, who actually builds strategically for scale from day 1, helps you make product decisions, and gives you full ownership of your code by default. Want to become the GOAT to Market? Partner with the GOATs of software dev. Get GOATed at akava.io.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    GTM 3-5: How to Make a Community Actually Work with Be The Stage Founder Pablo Gonzalez

    GTM 3-5: How to Make a Community Actually Work with Be The Stage Founder Pablo Gonzalez

    Everyone wants to have a community.
    Everyone says they have a community.
    But just having a Slack or WhatsApp group doesn't actually mean you have community.
    Community is more about the interactions than the medium.
    And investing in community means playing the long game.
    Which is why so many brands don't think it's worth the effort.
    My friend Pablo Gonzalez has cracked the community code with a playbook that accrues short-term high-impact wins while waiting for the long game to play out.
    Through a process he calls Experiential Content Marketing, his company, Be The Stage, generated a $40M revenue channel from scratch for one of their customers.
    I've wanted to interview him for a while, and the stars finally aligned.
    He steps to the mic in this week's episode to share how you should reframe your community approach, how anyone can create community regardless of brand size, the metrics to track, and how losing his brother unexpectedly 9 years ago turned into an epiphany moment.
    Find Pablo online:
    LinkedIn
    Find Be The Stage online:
    Website
    Pablo is also hopping into our member community, GOAT to Market Club, for an Ask Me Anything this week. Got Q's you want to ask Pablo personally? Join for free today!

    This episode is brought to you by our friends at ActiveCampaign, the GOATs of marketing automation. EVERY kind of business needs a newsletter. After 10 years using Mailchimp, Startup Hypeman is now a proud ActiveCampaign user, and from setup to 'send', every newsletter we've published has been a 10x easier experience since switching. Tons of integrations, automations made simple, and actually supportive customer support (not an annoying chatbot). Get your FREE 2-week trial here!(affiliate link)
    This episode is also brought to you by our friends at AKAVA, the GOATs of software development. I've seen too many startups get screwed over by offshore or budget dev shops. Those groups are order takers and do the bare minimum, which often means software with gaping holes, or being forced to pay hidden 'release fees' to claim ownership of your code. Then there's Akava, who actually builds strategically for scale from day 1, helps you make product decisions, and gives you full ownership of your code by default. Want to become the GOAT to Market? Partner with the GOATs of software dev. Get GOATed at akava.io.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    GTM 3-4: Becoming a Household Brand Name with Foxtrot CEO Mike LaVitola (Live from Startup Grind Chicago!)

    GTM 3-4: Becoming a Household Brand Name with Foxtrot CEO Mike LaVitola (Live from Startup Grind Chicago!)

    What does it take to turn an idea for a boutique 7-11 into a tech-driven consumer market, into a national brand that merged with one of the biggest names in grocery?
    Enjoy this special episode, a replay of my interview with Foxtrot CEO & Cofounder Mike LaVitola live from the Startup Grind Chicago 4th Annual Great Chicago Food Bash in January 2024.
    Mike shares overcoming rejection for his crazy idea in the early days, to raising nearly $200M and scaling up nationally.
    He talks about the importance of optimizing for brand experience, identifying adjacencies in customer behavior, and why data actually isn't everything.
    Original interview date: January 18, 2024
    Find Mike online:
    LinkedIn
    Find Foxtrot online:
    Website

    This episode is brought to you by our friends at ActiveCampaign, the GOATs of marketing automation. EVERY kind of business needs a newsletter. After 10 years using Mailchimp, Startup Hypeman is now a proud ActiveCampaign user, and from setup to 'send', every newsletter we've published has been a 10x easier experience since switching. Tons of integrations, automations made simple, and actually supportive customer support (not an annoying chatbot).
    Get your FREE 2-week trial here! (affiliate link)
    This episode is also brought to you by our friends at AKAVA, the GOATs of software development. I've seen too many startups get screwed over by offshore or budget dev shops. Those groups are order takers and do the bare minimum, which often means software with gaping holes, or being forced to pay hidden 'release fees' to claim ownership of your code. Then there's Akava, who actually builds strategically for scale from day 1, helps you make product decisions, and gives you full ownership of your code by default. Want to become the GOAT to Market? Partner with the GOATs of software dev. Get GOATed at akava.io.

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    • 55 min
    GTM 3-3: Building & Investing in AI with Techstars MD Tricia Martinez-Saab (Live from Startup Grind Chicago!)

    GTM 3-3: Building & Investing in AI with Techstars MD Tricia Martinez-Saab (Live from Startup Grind Chicago!)

    I think we can all agree AI is seemingly everywhere.
    But what does that actually mean for a startup?
    Enjoy this special episode, a replay of my interview with Techstars Managing Director Tricia Martinez-Saab live from the Startup Grind Chicago AI Showcase in November 2023.
    Tricia leads the AI and deep-tech verticals at Techstars and shares her perspective on the good and bad of AI's permeation, how to approach integrating AI into your product, the ethics behind an AI-powered future, and how she makes investment decisions for AI startups at Techstars.
    Find Tricia online:
    LinkedIn
    Find Techstars online:
    Website
    Tricia is also hopping into our member community, GOAT to Market Club, for an Ask Me Anything this week. Got Q's you want to ask Tricia personally? Join for free today!

    This episode is brought to you by our friends at ActiveCampaign, the GOATs of marketing automation. EVERY kind of business needs a newsletter. After 10 years using Mailchimp, Startup Hypeman is now a proud ActiveCampaign user, and from setup to 'send', every newsletter we've published has been a 10x easier experience since switching. Tons of integrations, automations made simple, and actually supportive customer support (not an annoying chatbot).
    Get your FREE 2-week trial here! (affiliate link)
    This episode is also brought to you by our friends at AKAVA, the GOATs of software development. I've seen too many startups get screwed over by offshore or budget dev shops. Those groups are order takers and do the bare minimum, which often means software with gaping holes, or being forced to pay hidden 'release fees' to claim ownership of your code. Then there's Akava, who actually builds strategically for scale from day 1, helps you make product decisions, and gives you full ownership of your code by default. Want to become the GOAT to Market? Partner with the GOATs of software dev. Get GOATed at akava.io.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    GTM3-2: Expanding Your TAM to Increase Revenue with Cardio Diagnostics CEO Meesha Dogan

    GTM3-2: Expanding Your TAM to Increase Revenue with Cardio Diagnostics CEO Meesha Dogan

    The 3-letter acronym every startup obsesses with is TAM.
    But what is your TAM comprised of, and specifically WHO makes up your TAM?
    When you go to market, you may think your target is one group, but then find it includes others you weren't previously considering.
    That was the case for Cardio Diagnostics, who built a solution with a clear end user but involved multiple ancillary decision makers and economic buyers, and alternative use cases.
    This forced them to expand their TAM in order to successfully penetrate the market and grow revenue.
    And with a team of just 10 they've managed to go public on the NASDAQ.
    Their Co-founder & CEO, Meesha Dogan, steps to the mic in this week's episode to share how they have strategically charted their market and TAM to win the big deals that take a long time to close, and the small deals that turn around quickly.
    Find Meesha online:
    LinkedIn
    Find Cardio Diagnostic online:
    Website

    This episode is brought to you by our friends at ActiveCampaign, the GOATs of marketing automation. EVERY kind of business needs a newsletter. After 10 years using Mailchimp, Startup Hypeman is now a proud ActiveCampaign user, and from setup to 'send', every newsletter we've published has been a 10x easier experience since switching. Tons of integrations, automations made simple, and actually supportive customer support (not an annoying chatbot). Get your FREE 2-week trial here!(affiliate link)
    This episode is also brought to you by our friends at AKAVA, the GOATs of software development. I've seen too many startups get screwed over by offshore or budget dev shops. Those groups are order takers and do the bare minimum, which often means software with gaping holes, or being forced to pay hidden 'release fees' to claim ownership of your code. Then there's Akava, who actually builds strategically for scale from day 1, helps you make product decisions, and gives you full ownership of your code by default. Want to become the GOAT to Market? Partner with the GOATs of software dev. Get GOATed at akava.io.

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    • 49 min

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85 Ratings

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The Hype Is Real

While other podcasts feel like a hodgepodge of interviews, this one has a purposeful structure and deliberate calendar for delivering takeaways for me as a listener.

The entertainment value doesn’t hurt either!

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One of the must listens

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