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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.

    #2176 The story behind Artlist

    #2176 The story behind Artlist

    Today I’m talking to Ira Belsky, the founder of Artlist.
    Ira was a filmmaker and recognized a really painful problem with licensing and sourcing creative materials. I want to find out how he transitioned from filmmaker to bootstrapped entrepreneur.
    Artlist provides royalty-free music and SFX for video creators.

    Ira Belsky is the founder of Artlist, Royalty-Free Music and SFX for Video Creators.

    Sponsored by
    Gusto – Gusto’s people platform helps businesses like yours onboard, pay, insure, and support your hardworking team. Payroll, benefits, and more. Their customizable onboarding checklists were built to keep you organized. Gusto offers employee benefits made to fit your budget. If you’re not sure where to start, Gusto’s licensed advisors can help you choose the right health benefits for your team.


    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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    #2175 Connecting content creators and brands

    #2175 Connecting content creators and brands

    Keren Sachs is the founder of The Luupe, a marketplace for brands to connect with and hire diverse photographers.
    I want to find out how she came up with the idea and how she used grit to launch a marketplace with very little tech experience or outside funding.

    Keren Sachs is the founder of The Luupe, a marketplace for brands to connect with and hire diverse photographers.

    Sponsored by
    Gusto – Gusto’s people platform helps businesses like yours onboard, pay, insure, and support your hardworking team. Payroll, benefits, and more. Their customizable onboarding checklists were built to keep you organized. Gusto offers employee benefits made to fit your budget. If you’re not sure where to start, Gusto’s licensed advisors can help you choose the right health benefits for your team.


    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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    #2174 Solving the e-commerce problem for alcoholic beverage brands

    #2174 Solving the e-commerce problem for alcoholic beverage brands

    My guest today has found a way to solve a very frustrating problem: buying alcohol online. It’s frustrating for consumers who can order basically anything else with one click and it’s frustrating for creators who have to use old channels to sell their products.
    Adi Pal is the founder of Barcart, which allows you to sell alcohol directly from your existing website, and leverage our proprietary purchase data to reach targeted shoppers in your product category.
    I invited him here to find out how he did it.

    Adi Pal is the founder of Barcart, which allows you to sell alcohol directly from your existing website, and leverage our proprietary purchase data to reach targeted shoppers in your product category.

    Sponsored by
    Gusto – Gusto’s people platform helps businesses like yours onboard, pay, insure, and support your hardworking team. Payroll, benefits, and more. Their customizable onboarding checklists were built to keep you organized. Gusto offers employee benefits made to fit your budget. If you’re not sure where to start, Gusto’s licensed advisors can help you choose the right health benefits for your team.


    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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    #2173 The upside of naivety when you have a big idea

    #2173 The upside of naivety when you have a big idea

    When I interviewed the founder of Tradeshift ten years ago, he had a very simple idea: Facebook for businesses. I don’t think even he could have imagined the complex problems he would encounter along the way. Things like global tax compliance, cloud security and enterprise integrations.
    But he figured it out and today Tradeshift is a unicorn with some very wide moats protecting it. I’ll ask him about all of it in this interview.
    Christian Lanng is the founder of Tradeshift, a network and platform for supply chain payments, marketplaces, and apps.

    Christian Lanng is the founder of Tradeshift, a network and platform for supply chain payments, marketplaces, and apps.

    Sponsored by
    Gusto – Gusto’s people platform helps businesses like yours onboard, pay, insure, and support your hardworking team. Payroll, benefits, and more. Their customizable onboarding checklists were built to keep you organized. Gusto offers employee benefits made to fit your budget. If you’re not sure where to start, Gusto’s licensed advisors can help you choose the right health benefits for your team.


    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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    #2172 Bringing tech to hospitality

    #2172 Bringing tech to hospitality

    I’ve been feeling the pain that today’s guest is out to solve. Since moving to Austin, my wife and I still haven’t found a place to buy. So we’ve been jumping from Airbnb to Airbnb and we’re going a little crazy.
    Well, Luca Zambello found a way to make those check-in processes a little smoother and I want to find out how he did it.
    Luca is the founder of Jurny,  hospitality tech company offering SaaS-based management solutions designed to accommodate the evolving needs and expectations of the modern traveler.

    Luca Zambello is the founder of Jurny,  hospitality tech company offering SaaS-based management solutions designed to accommodate the evolving needs and expectations of the modern traveler.

    Sponsored by
    Gusto – Gusto’s people platform helps businesses like yours onboard, pay, insure, and support your hardworking team. Payroll, benefits, and more. Their customizable onboarding checklists were built to keep you organized. Gusto offers employee benefits made to fit your budget. If you’re not sure where to start, Gusto’s licensed advisors can help you choose the right health benefits for your team.


    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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    #2171 Using entrepreneurship to protest

    #2171 Using entrepreneurship to protest

    For years, I thought protesting was a waste of time. To me, the only thing that works is to actually come up with something better. So I’m really excited that today’s guest John Laster, somebody who had been out there protesting and finally said, “You know what? Why are we protesting? Why aren’t we doing something about it?”
    And he decided he was going to do something about it. John Laster created an app called Blapp, which is a marketplace of black owned local businesses. I invited him here to find out how he did it.

    Jon Laster is the founder of Blapp, which helps users discover black-owned businesses.

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