The Daily Bolster is a quick-hitting podcast for startup leaders scaling their businesses.
Every day, Matt Blumberg, Co-founder and CEO of Bolster, is joined by experienced operators and industry experts who share their real-world experiences and practical advice. Together, we discuss professional development, venture capital, startup strategy, and tips and tricks for executive growth. It’s the actionable insight you need to scale—in under 10 minutes.
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Deep Dive with Kristian Andersen
On today’s episode, Matt is diving deep with Kristian Andersen, who is a partner at High Alpha (a B2B SaaS venture studio), a designer, and a seed investor. Kristian knew he wanted to be a designer from a young age—and if he’d had the knowledge and vocabulary, he probably would have described his dream job to be pretty similar to what he does today.
Tune in to walk through Kristian’s career, from the start of Studio Science and how it morphed into venture and business incubation, to the vision behind High Alpha. He and Matt talk about what makes Indianapolis great, and Kristian shares the question Matt asked that he still thinks about every day.
Secrets to Maximize Your Productivity with Josh Silverman
Tune in as Josh Silverman, the CEO of Etsy, shares his top tips for maximizing productivity and time.
👁️ Focus on the vitals
👥 Plan purpose for meetings
⌚️ Prioritize team time
You won’t want to miss the valuable advice in this episode.
The Worst Advice a Founder Can Receive with Jeremy Swift
On The Daily Bolster, we often ask people for their best advice for founders and CEOs. Today’s episode is different.
Today, Jeremy Swift shares the worst advice he ever received. Tune in to learn which common expression eliminates vulnerability, slows empathy, and is at odds with a growth mindset.
Marketing to Gen Z with Chris Epple
Tune in as Matt interviews Chris Epple, consumer marketing expert, about how marketing is changing with Gen Z.
⭐️ Personalization is key
⌚️ Timing is everything
💡 Authenticity and transparency matter
Matt and Chris also discuss how companies will transform if they want to reach Gen Z as they come of age and enter the workforce. Don’t miss the episode!
How to Hire People Better than You with Carolyn Everson
Today on The Daily Bolster, Carolyn Everson shares the best recruiting advice she ever received: hire people better than you. Tune in as she and Matt talk about how to put that advice into practice.
Carolyn is a longtime media sales executive—her notable experience includes time leading Facebook’s advertising business—and a board member. Don’t miss this valuable episode!
Deep Dive with Josh Baer
Today on The Daily Bolster, Matt welcomes Josh Baer, the founder of Capital Factory, the largest active early-stage investor in Texas. Josh shares about starting Capital Factory, his love for entrepreneurs, and chasing opportunity.
They also chat about his career, which began as a founder in a college dorm room (or, depending on your definition, as a grocery store bagger). Tune in to hear Josh’s perspective on becoming an early email expert, handling acquisition as a CEO, and more.
Great concept! Matt your efforts to help startups is awesome. I have received great value from your work, and from your newest venture Bolster. Great company! Difficult to find the right level of help when bootstrapping. You were right there for us. Highly recommend this company!
Time to learn from one of the best
Matt’s one of the smartest and most insightful startup CEOs out there - looking forward to learning more from him and his team through this podcast