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An iTunes 5-star podcast! The ONLY show that takes you inside the minds of successful entrepreneurs who share the strategies, processes, and mindsets to help your startup grow up, and become a company you're proud of.
NEW FOR 2019: Introducing #HYPETALKS -- In addition to our usual weekly guest conversations, Startup Hypeman Founder and host RajNATION brings you short 5-10 minute mini episodes throughout the season, talking through different strategies and concepts to help your sales, marketing, and investor pitch STAND OUT.
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    • 5.0 • 82 Ratings

#startups #saas #tech
An iTunes 5-star podcast! The ONLY show that takes you inside the minds of successful entrepreneurs who share the strategies, processes, and mindsets to help your startup grow up, and become a company you're proud of.
NEW FOR 2019: Introducing #HYPETALKS -- In addition to our usual weekly guest conversations, Startup Hypeman Founder and host RajNATION brings you short 5-10 minute mini episodes throughout the season, talking through different strategies and concepts to help your sales, marketing, and investor pitch STAND OUT.
Want episode bonuses like blog posts written by each week's guest expanding on their topic? Join our tribe at startuphypeman.com and get notified of new episodes each week, plus more strategies and stories from Startup Hypeman to help grow your startup.
If you like what you hear please leave a review! Guest inquiries to media@startuphypeman.com
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    S17E12: Establishing A Partner-Sales Ecosystem with The Peak Beyond COO Jen Dye (Season Finale!)

    S17E12: Establishing A Partner-Sales Ecosystem with The Peak Beyond COO Jen Dye (Season Finale!)

    When you think about sales you typically think about generating your own leads, you and your team selling directly to the customer, and your entire sales operation being an in-house effort.
    Jen Dye has a different approach.
    She believes selling can and should be a team effort.
    Not just with your internal team members, but alongside external partners.
    The Peak Beyond's founding team has been able to reach nearly $1 million in ARR — without a single dedicated sales hire — by building a Partner-Sales ecosystem that helps ensure the majority of their leads come through warm referrals or as part of a larger sale alongside other companies' products.
    All season long we're talking exclusively with clients from the Startup Hypeman portfolio, and we had the honor of working alongside The Peak Beyond for their Series A round.
    In our season finale, Jen shows us how partnerships have helped them grow inside the budding Cannabis retail industry.
    Find Jen online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferldye/
    Find MORE online:
    Website: https://www.thepeakbeyond.com/

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    • 42 min
    S17E11: Building Relationships with Hard-To-Reach People with MORE Founder Bambi Weavil

    S17E11: Building Relationships with Hard-To-Reach People with MORE Founder Bambi Weavil

    Trish Stratus. Kurt Angle. Lita. Larry Zbysko. Jeff Jarrett. The Steiner Brothers. Penta El Cero Miedo.
    These are LEGENDARY names in pro wrestling with accomplishments like headlining stadiums around the world, performing on national television, appearing at Wrestlemania in front of 75,000 fans, and getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
    So what would make them even take a phone call from a startup independent wrestling league?
    That's what Bambi Weavil, Founder of MORE Wrestling (Masters of Ring Entertainment), has figured out in her years in the business.
    Similar to trying to get on the radar of a VC, or crack into an enterprise account, pro wrestling is historically a closed-door industry where oftentimes you have to be 'born in the business' to even hold someone's sweat towel.
    If you think that Silicon Valley investor is hard-to-reach, try getting in touch with someone who literally has Vince McMahon on speed dial.
    In this week's episode, Bambi steps to the mic to share how she's not only broken into the business and gotten on people's radars but built RELATIONSHIPS with some of the hardest-to-reach people there are.
    Find Bambi online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bambiweavil/
    Find MORE online:
    Website: https://mastersofringentertainment.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mastersofringentertainment/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mastersofring1

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    • 43 min
    S17E10: Landing Investors When You DON'T Have Revenue with New Age Meats COO Derin Alemli

    S17E10: Landing Investors When You DON'T Have Revenue with New Age Meats COO Derin Alemli

    The hardest thing to do during the capital raise journey is convince investors that your startup is a risk worth taking.
    It's even harder to do if you don't have any revenue behind your name but you're still saying, "Just trust me."
    Sustainable meat company, New Age Meats hasn't generated a dollar in revenue yet, but they've raised $32 million to date across Seed, Bridge, and Series A rounds.
    All season we're talking exclusively with clients from the Startup Hypeman portfolio, and we had the honor of working with New Age Meats on their pitch as they ultimately raised $25 million for their Series A.
    Their COO Derin Alemli steps to the mic this week to dish out what you need to know at each phase of the investment journey, and how to make bank when you're not yet making bank.
    Find Derin online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalemli/
    Find New Age Meats online:
    Website: https://newagemeats.com/

    This week's episode is sponsored by Oribi — a marketing analytics tool that shows you what your website visitors actually do while on your site, without using any code. Start your free trial at oribi.io/today and use code HYPEMAN at checkout for 20% off.
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    • 42 min
    S17E9: Driving 85% Retention Through Unforgettable Customer Experiences with Swish House CEO Jonathon Dues

    S17E9: Driving 85% Retention Through Unforgettable Customer Experiences with Swish House CEO Jonathon Dues

    The single greatest customer experience I've ever had is at Swish House. Swish House is the first-ever Basketball Fitness Class.
    The first time I took a Swish House class I was so in love that immediately after leaving I called 4 friends because I HAD to tell them.
    Whether you sell fitness classes or software, your customer experience should be so good that people can't help but talk about it in their circles.
    Swish House didn't get here by accident.
    Every component from when you walk in the doors all the way to the final whistle is intentionally designed to deliver their specific brand pillars so that the customer leaves with a smile on their face.
    This attention to detail has driven an 85% retention rate — in the midst of a pandemic.
    All season on the podcast we're interviewing clients from our portfolio (and it's worth noting that my first Swish House experience was so impactful that I walked right up to the CEO, Jonathon Dues, and said "We need to work together.") Fresh off a $500k raise, Jonathon takes us inside the Swish House customer experience playbook.
    Find Jonathon online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathon-dues-aa773b4/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swishhousefamily/
    Find Swish House online:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swishhousefit/
    Website: https://www.swishhouse.com/
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    S17E8: Minimizing Startup Chaos with HonestGame CEO Kim Michelson

    S17E8: Minimizing Startup Chaos with HonestGame CEO Kim Michelson

    Everyone talks about how startup life is crazy.
    At any given point you're working on 5 different things.
    Decisions made an hour ago might change an hour later.
    What you thought you were doing yesterday might not be what you're doing tomorrow.
    In a weird way, we're kind of obsessed with the chaos, and we tend to glorify it.
    But operating from chaos doesn't help you grow a company.
    As unsexy as it might sounds, you need discipline and structure.
    This season of the podcast exclusively features guests from the Startup Hypeman client portfolio, and this week HonestGame CEO Kim Michelson steps to the mic to shares their EOS (Entrepreneur Operating System), and how that's helped them grow from 2 cofounders to 14 employees, over $2 million in funding, 188% YoY revenue growth, and partnerships with the likes of the Chicago Bulls and others.
    Find Kim online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimmichelson
    Find Honest Game online:
    Website: https://honestgame.com/
    This week's episode is sponsored by Oribi — a marketing analytics tool that shows you what your website visitors actually do while on your site, without using any code. Start your free trial at oribi.io/today and use code HYPEMAN at checkout for 20% off.

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    • 46 min
    S17E7: Going from NO Brand to KNOWN Brand with Blueboard COO Kevin Yip

    S17E7: Going from NO Brand to KNOWN Brand with Blueboard COO Kevin Yip

    When you bring new technology to market or a new approach to the old way of doing things, you face a fundamental problem of trying to educate the market while also having no brand equity or credibility yet.
    So why should anyone listen to you?
    That's the fundamental problem experiential rewards platform Blueboard faced when they launched in 2013.
    But since launch, they've scaled from 2 cofounders all the way 200+ employees, $16 million raised, over $50 million in annual revenue, and a recognized name in their industry.
    This season of the podcast exclusively features guests from the Startup Hypeman client portfolio, and this week Blueboard's Cofounder and COO Kevin Yip steps to the mic to share they've built their brand from nothing to something.
    Find Kevin online:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kvnyp/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinyip/
    Find Blueboard online:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blueboardinc/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blueboard-inc/
    Website: https://www.blueboard.com/

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Dave Holtzmuller ,

Entertaining Pod with Serious Insights

Great podcast with a fantastic host. Raj is super talented. Don’t miss this one!

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Believe the hype!

Startup Hypeman is the podcast that I tell all my friends about! With incredible guests, high-quality information, and captivating conversations, every single episode is an A+. Raj is a rockstar!

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You gotta listen to this podcast!

Raj has such an infectious energy and style, and brings amazing guests who share extremely helpful ways to run startups! The stories are phenomenal, the questions are thought provoking and the content is a “must consume”!

He can also spit bars and rap better than most! He’s quite the entertainer!

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