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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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#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.
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    S18E3: The 6 Qualities To Look For In A CTO with TechSpeak Founder Nelly Yusupova

    S18E3: The 6 Qualities To Look For In A CTO with TechSpeak Founder Nelly Yusupova

    "We're looking for a CTO, so if you know anyone please let me know!"
    Does that sentence sound familiar?
    Whether it's getting the initial product built, or taking an MVP and turning it into a scalable product, "I need a CTO!" is something I hear founders say all the time.
    Nelly Yusupova is a seasoned CTO with 18 years of experience.
    As Founder of TechSpeak, she trains startups on how to effectively create and run their product development strategy.
    She knows exactly what to look for in a CTO, and can tell you if what you need is truly a CTO or just a developer.
    She steps to the mic in this week's episode to share exactly how to find the right person for the job.
    She also shares her powerful personal story of coming to the U.S. as a war refugee, not knowing any English, and signing up for a computer science class thinking it would teach her how to USE a computer!
    Find Nelly online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/digitalwoman/
    Find TechSpeak online:
    Website: https://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/
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    • 51 min
    S18E2: Building A Hot Investor Pipeline with FounderSuite CEO Nathan Beckord

    S18E2: Building A Hot Investor Pipeline with FounderSuite CEO Nathan Beckord

    What if you could not only have a great pitch but a lineup of investors eager to get time on your calendar??
    It's not only possible but there's a completely practical way to make it happen.
    Nathan Beckord's company, FounderSuite, brings structure, speed, and efficiency to capital raising with its funding tech stack to over 2500 startups worldwide.
    He's personally supported hundreds of founders through the capital raise journey and knows how to line 'em up and knock 'em down.
    He steps to the mic in this week's episode to share how to accelerate your fundraising timeline by filling up your calendar with investor meetings.
    He also shares how climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Himalayas is just like running a startup.
    Find Nathan online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanbeckord
    Find Foundersuite online:
    Website: https://foundersuite.com/

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    S18E1: The Most Effective Channels To Scale Your ICP with Postie CEO David Fink

    S18E1: The Most Effective Channels To Scale Your ICP with Postie CEO David Fink

    The podcast is officially back for Season 18! What are we talking about in this week's episode?
    ICP! ICP! ICP!
    These 3 letters are the refrain for any startup breaking into the market — find your Ideal Customer Persona/Profile.
    But what happens once you do find that ICP, and how do you a) know if there are enough of them to keep pursuing, and b) if yes, keep finding more of them? David Fink has grown Postie to 5 consecutive years of profitability, with customers ranging from midsize to publicly traded, across multiple industries.
    He's figured out firsthand the channels that make the most sense to target, segment, and expand based on where your company is today, and how you're trying to grow it.
    He steps to the mic in our season premiere to share his journey in scaling up Postie.
    He also shares how starting his career as a social worker prepared him to lead a company.
    Find David online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlfink/
    Find Postie online:
    Website: https://postie.com/

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    • 1 hr
    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/

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    • 42 min

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