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

Startup Stories - Mixergy Andrew Warner

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

    #2218 How Bankless launched their DAO

    #2218 How Bankless launched their DAO

    I’ve got another web3 interview for you today. Today’s guest is Lucas Campbell. He was working at a publishing company called Bankless, which has been evangalizing web3 as the future.
    Bankless was doing well based–a little over a million a year–for a company of about 5 people. That’s when Lucas had the idea to launch a DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization.
    I want to know why.

    Lucas Campbell is the Senior Editor at Bankless, the world’s most popular daily crypto email.

    Sponsored by
    Origami – If you’ve heard about DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) and you want to find out how to set one up for yourself, go to JoinOrigami.com. Even if you’re just interested in how these things work and want to learn more, the Origami blog is a great place to start.

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    #2217 The glamping startup that sold for over $100 million

    #2217 The glamping startup that sold for over $100 million

    My guest today created a company that I’ve watched from a distance. It’s  called Under Canvas and what they do is put up these gorgeous, beautiful tents near national parks that let you be part of nature but without having to go full-blown camping. It was an ecotourism company that was facilitation glamping before glamping was really a thing.
    She sold that company for over $100 million in 2018. I want to find out how she did it.
    Sarah Dusek is currently the founder of Enygma Ventures, a venture firm that invests in women in Africa.

    Sarah Dusek is the founder of Enygma Ventures, a venture firm that invests in women in Africa.

    Sponsored by
    Origami – If you’ve heard about DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) and you want to find out how to set one up for yourself, go to JoinOrigami.com. Even if you’re just interested in how these things work and want to learn more, the Origami blog is a great place to start.


    Lemon.io – Why squander time and money on developers who aren’t perfect for your startup? Let Lemon match you with engineers that can transform your vision into reality — diabolically fast. Go to Lemon.io/mixergy for a 15% discount on your first 4 weeks with one of their devs.

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    #2216 A look at Web3’s art market

    #2216 A look at Web3’s art market

    Some of you are going to love what today’s company sells and others are going to not just hate it, but hate me for even talking about it.
    John Crain is the founder of SuperRare, a marketplace to buy and sell NFTs from the world’s top artists.
    And still, despite the fact that you could right-click and save the art to your computer, they’ve sold over a quarter billion dollars worth of digital art in their marketplace.
    I wanted to understand how so I invited the founder here to talk about it.

    John Crain is the founder of SuperRare, a marketplace to buy and sell NFTs from the world’s top artists.

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    #2215 LivePerson’s Robert LoCascio is back after 10 years

    #2215 LivePerson’s Robert LoCascio is back after 10 years

    It’s been 10 years since I interviewed Robert LoCascio, founder of LivePerson. Last time we talked about therapy and the founder mindset. This time we talk about AI and the public market’s impact on the company.

    Robert LoCascio is the founder of LivePerson, which enables meaningful, personalized connections with your customers while delivering real outcomes for your business.

    Sponsored by
    Lemon.io – Why squander time and money on developers who aren’t perfect for your startup? Let Lemon match you with engineers that can transform your vision into reality — diabolically fast. Go to Lemon.io/mixergy for a 15% discount on your first 4 weeks with one of their devs.


    Origami – If you’ve heard about DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) and you want to find out how to set one up for yourself, go to JoinOrigami.com. Even if you’re just interested in how these things work and want to learn more, the Origami blog is a great place to start.

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    #2214 The story behind Boomerang

    #2214 The story behind Boomerang

    Today I’m talking to the founder of one of the OG email marketing tools, Boomerang.
    I remember they even created the email game to make getting down to inbox zero fun. They were playing around with this stuff and it was clever. It was ahead of its time and I feel like in many ways they were neglected because they weren’t part of Silicon Valley the way others were.
     

    Aye Moah is the founder of Boomerang, which allows users to schedule an email to be sent later and create easy email reminders.

    Sponsored by
    Lemon.io – Why squander time and money on developers who aren’t perfect for your startup? Let Lemon match you with engineers that can transform your vision into reality — diabolically fast. Go to Lemon.io/mixergy for a 15% discount on your first 4 weeks with one of their devs.


    Sendinblue – Sendinblue is the smartest and most intuitive platform for growing businesses. They will guide your business with the right marketing & sales tools and help you reach the right people and produce the right content. Mixergy listeners who sign up will get one month free with 100,000 emails by entering the coupon code SIBMIX at checkout.

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    #2213 Tackling the issue of subscription churn

    #2213 Tackling the issue of subscription churn

    Joining me today is someone I’ve really wanted to interview. His name is Baird Hall and the dude is a 4x SaaS founder–all bootstrapped.
    I invited him here to talk about his latest company Churnkey, which handles subscription business’ retention efforts.

    Baird Hall is the founder of Churnkey, which handles subscription business’ retention efforts.

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    Sendinblue – Sendinblue is the smartest and most intuitive platform for growing businesses. They will guide your business with the right marketing & sales tools and help you reach the right people and produce the right content. Mixergy listeners who sign up will get one month free with 100,000 emails by entering the coupon code SIBMIX at checkout.

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Andrew’s guests share incredible stories from the world of start-ups! Andrew leads meaningful conversations with his guests who bring so much to the table. Highly recommend this show - you will NOT be disappointed!

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