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a founder podcast that isn't boring, maybe.

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The Dock with Omar Waseem Omar Waseem

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a founder podcast that isn't boring, maybe.

馃幀 by Founders, Inc.

    He Turned A College Project Into a Million Dollar Company

    He Turned A College Project Into a Million Dollar Company

    Zuhayeer is the founder of Levels.fyi, a platform that lets you compare salaries across big tech companies. This is the story of how he turned Levels.fyi from a side project into a million dollar startup.

    Help us start companies from scratch in the Studio: https://f.inc/devs

    Links:
    路 Zuhayeer: https://twitter.com/zuhayeer
    路 Omar: https://twitter.com/omarwasm
    路 Levels.fyi: https://www.levels.fyi

    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    1:19 - Meeting his cofounder
    8:41 - How they monetized
    20:03 - Shifting from growth to company building
    21:58 - Why they built a mobile app
    27:29 - What's next marketing-wise
    30:06 - Will Devin kill engineers?
    37:44 - How to land a job in tech
    40:56 - What's Levels.fyi built on
    43:34 - Are you hiring?

    • 46 min
    He Built The Fastest Growing AI Company In The World

    He Built The Fastest Growing AI Company In The World

    Evan is the founder of The SF Compute Company, a cloud computing company that sells GPU clusters for AI models. This is the story of how he became one of the fastest growing AI companies in less than a year by betting the entire company every month.

    Help us start companies from scratch in the Studio: https://f.inc/devs

    Links:
    路 Evan: https://twitter.com/evanjconrad
    路 Omar: https://twitter.com/omarwasm
    路 The SF Compute Company: https://twitter.com/sfcompute

    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    1:12 - Betting the company every month
    7:59 - $1M in profit in 6 months
    9:36 - Getting their first customers
    14:33 - SF founders and politics
    19:08 - Is SaaS dying?
    29:20 - Managing time as a founder
    31:44 - Joining YC because of exposure therapy (crazy)
    35:32 - What to prioritize in a startup
    41:20 - Mitigating risk

    • 45 min
    The Deepfake Expert: How to Protect Yourself From AI Scams

    The Deepfake Expert: How to Protect Yourself From AI Scams

    Aman is the founder of Deeptrust, an AI deepfake detection startup that's helping you trust what you see and hear on the Internet. We talked about OpenAI's new text to video model SORA , the terrifying success rate of AI fraud, and how to (theoretically) scam someone for $1M using AI.

    Help us start companies from scratch in the Studio: https://f.inc/devs

    Links:
    路 Aman: https://twitter.com/amanmibra
    路 Omar: https://twitter.com/omarwasm
    路 Deeptrust: https://twitter.com/deeptrustAI

    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    4:26 - OpenAI SORA
    12:09 - Fighting deepfakes
    17:10 - Election fraud
    18:34 - How Deeptrust helps
    23:15 - AI scams to look out for
    30:33 - How to scam $1M
    35:56 - Managing priorities as a founder
    37:34 - How to trust what you see

    • 42 min
    This AI Startup Will Destroy the Language Barrier

    This AI Startup Will Destroy the Language Barrier

    Prady is the founder of Sync Labs, an AI research company that鈥檚 building real time lip-syncing. This is the story of how he used viral Twitter marketing to build a deep tech research startup.

    Help us start companies from scratch in the Studio: https://f.inc/devs

    Links:
    路 Prady: https://twitter.com/therealprady
    路 Omar: https://twitter.com/omarwasm
    路 Sync Labs: https://synclabs.so/

    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    3:04 - Going viral on Twitter
    12:00 - YC, F.inc, and Buildspace
    15:29 - How will AI impact communication?
    19:20 - Will AGI replace us?
    22:09 - AI lifehack as a founder
    27:04 - Making content for your personal brand
    30:02 - Synthetic humans are coming
    33:11 - What鈥檚 the longterm plan?

    • 38 min
    How He Made $1M in 3 Months Out of His Garage

    How He Made $1M in 3 Months Out of His Garage

    Dylan is the founder of Evergreen, a crypto mining hardware company that he started out of his dad's garage. This is the story of exactly how he growth hacked his way to over $3.5 million in revenue.


    Help us start companies from scratch in the Studio: https://f.inc/devs

    Links:
    路 Dylan: https://twitter.com/dylanmrose
    路 Omar: https://twitter.com/omarwasm
    路 Evergreen: https://evergreenminer.com/

    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    11:31 - How they went to market
    17:33 - The hard thing about hardware
    25:04 - Building the team
    28:15 - Learnings from big tech
    33:01 - Will we run out of energy?
    38:27 - The future of consumer electronics
    40:07 - How to get into crypto mining

    • 48 min
    How Lexica Grew to 1 Million Users with 0 Employees

    How Lexica Grew to 1 Million Users with 0 Employees

    Sharif is the founder of Lexica, a Midjourney killer that he grew to 1 million users with basically 0 zero employes. This is the story of how he went from couch surfing to building one of the most popular AI image generators.

    We're on Skool: https://skool.com/thedock

    Help us start companies from scratch in the Studio: https://f.inc/devs

    Links:
    路 Sharif: https://twitter.com/sharifshameem
    路 Omar: https://twitter.com/omarwasm
    路 Lexica: https://lexica.art/
    路 Founders, Inc.: https://f.inc

    Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    7:38 - Pivoting from his last startup
    19:53 - The future of AI content creation
    25:08 - Why the team has 0 marketers
    28:16 - Moving to SF (Furqan鈥檚 couch)
    35:36 - How far is AGI?
    46:07 - Will the Vision Pro replace our phones?

    • 53 min

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