15 episodes

Welcome to the StartupStudios.co Podcast, featuring people who build startups!

Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space. Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams.

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Welcome to the StartupStudios.co Podcast, featuring people who build startups!

Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space. Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams.

    Ep 14 - Rand Owens (1hr 28mins)

    Ep 14 - Rand Owens (1hr 28mins)

    This week, Raj and Saif interview Rand Owens.

    Rand is a digital marketing & sales wizard who's helped multiple VC-backed startups grow their user bases from nothing to millions. Previously a co-founder of Spartups accelerator, getcompass.co & NestOffer, Rand has built growth & user acquisition channels at companies like HappyCo (previously HappyInspector), Motive (formerly KeepTrucking), and PolymerSearch. We discuss everything from the effects of AI on marketing and sales, to collecting data and running constant experiments with new technologies.

    Thank you Rand for sharing your story with us! Watch or listen wherever you prefer at www.startupstudios.co/podcast/ep-14-rand-owens

    Every other Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building startups in an unfiltered space.

    Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams. Many of them are part of your favorite entrepreneurship communities and can accelerate your growth.

    StartupStudios also organizes free and paid resources, credits, programs, and office-hours for early-stage Founders. Like a concierge for your startup, we'll understand your needs before matching you within our community. Use office hours for personalized support or visit the directory to contact people on your own.

    Brought to you by Pangea.app - Access high quality talent to grow your startup with industry-leading professionals. Discover the perfect fit & hire with confidence! For startups - Use the link https://www.about.pangea.app/r/startup-studio to save $250 off your annual subscription to hire as many people as you need. If you’re looking to work at a startup, create your talent profile for free at https://pangea.app/createAccount

    We're here to help!

    www.startupstudios.co

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 13 - Lior Klisman (1hr 52mins)

    Ep 13 - Lior Klisman (1hr 52mins)

    This week, Raj and Saif interview Lior Klisman.

    Raised in Israel, Lior's early life was shaped by his parents' government security work, which instilled in him an interest in technology and security. He later traveled extensively, including a transformative trip to India, and worked in various countries before landing in the US. His entrepreneurial journey involved overcoming numerous challenges, and he emphasizes the importance of perseverance, networking, and mentorship in business. Lior's story is one of resilience and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through diverse experiences and a willingness to learn and adapt. Hear him talk through the lessons he learned through his first acquisition, and how he uses those lessons to invest in immigrant Founders today.

    Thank you Lior for sharing your story with us! Watch or listen wherever you prefer at www.startupstudios.co/podcast/ep-13-lior-klisman

    Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space.

    Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams. Many of them are part of your favorite entrepreneurship communities and can accelerate your growth.

    StartupStudios also organizes free and paid resources, credits, programs, and office-hours for early-stage Founders. Like a concierge for your startup, we'll understand your needs before matching you within our community. Use office hours for personalized support or visit the directory to contact people on your own.

    Brought to you by Pangea.app - Access high quality talent to grow your startup with industry-leading professionals. Discover the perfect fit & hire with confidence! For startups - Use the link https://www.about.pangea.app/r/startup-studio to save $250 off your annual subscription to hire as many people as you need. If you’re looking to work at a startup, create your talent profile for free at https://pangea.app/createAccount

    We're here to help!

    www.startupstudios.co

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Ep 12 - Kalsoom Lakhani (1hr 43mins)

    Ep 12 - Kalsoom Lakhani (1hr 43mins)

    This week, Raj and Saif interview Kalsoom Lakhani.

    Kalsoom shares her journey and insights as a trailblazing entrepreneur and co-founder/General Partner of i2i Ventures, Pakistan's first female-founded VC fund. Established in 2019, i2i Ventures empowers young entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of their ventures. Raised in a business-oriented family, Kalsoom embraced innovation and entrepreneurship, carving her own path and inspiring her siblings to do the same. Through i2i Ventures, she unlocks Pakistan's potential, investing in groundbreaking startups and nurturing the next generation of innovators. Her dedication extends to social impact, with involvement in the Atlantic Council and the American Pakistan Foundation. Recognized as a global tech changemaker, Kalsoom inspires with her belief in small wins and commitment to positive change.

    Thank you Kalsoom for sharing your story with us! Watch or listen wherever you prefer at www.startupstudios.co/podcast/ep-12-kalsoom-lakhani

    Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space.

    Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams. Many of them are part of your favorite entrepreneurship communities and can accelerate your growth.

    StartupStudios also organizes free and paid resources, credits, programs, and office-hours for early-stage Founders. Like a concierge for your startup, we'll understand your needs before matching you within our community. Use office hours for personalized support or visit the directory to contact people on your own.

    Brought to you by Pangea.app - Access high quality talent to grow your startup with industry-leading professionals. Discover the perfect fit & hire with confidence. Use the link https://www.about.pangea.app/r/startup-studio to save $250 off your annual subscription. If you’re looking to work at a startup, sign up for free at https://pangea.app/createAccount

    We're here to help!

    www.startupstudios.co

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ep 11 - Nicholas Ayala (1hr 36mins)

    Ep 11 - Nicholas Ayala (1hr 36mins)

    This week, Raj and Saif interview Nicholas Ayala!!

    Nick shares his journey and insights as a college student exploring various ventures, to co-founding his first startup QMi, to building operations at early-stage startups like Clubhouse, Legion Technologies, and Fair Square Medicine. Nicholas talks about the challenges faced by first-generation entrepreneurs and emphasizes the significance of small wins in motivating a team. His experiences offer valuable insights into the early days of startups and the lessons learned along the way.

    Thank you Nicholas  for sharing your story with us! Watch or listen wherever you prefer at www.startupstudios.co/podcast/ep-11-nicholas-ayala

    Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raja and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space.

    Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams. Many of them are part of your favorite entrepreneurship communities and can accelerate your growth.

    StartupStudios also organizes free and paid resources, credits, programs, and office-hours for early-stage Founders. Like a concierge for your startup, we'll understand your needs before matching you within our community. Use office hours for personalized support or visit the directory to contact people on your own.

    We're here to help!

    www.startupstudios.co

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Ep 10 - Donna Loughlin Michaels (1hr 48mins)

    Ep 10 - Donna Loughlin Michaels (1hr 48mins)

    Welcome to the StartupStudios.co Podcast, featuring people who build startups!

    This week, Raj and Saif interview Donna Loughlin Michaels.

    Donna was once known as the "She-Devil of Silicon Valley" for being a PR juggernaut for some of the areas best tech companies. An award-winning storyteller, PR influencer, and podcast host, Donna works with visionaries changing how we live in the future with her firm LMGPR. Hear Donna share her story from starting out in the family business, traveling the world as a journalist, to working with renowned tech companies and startups before they made it big. In her own words, she has "proven experience in consumer and business to business and dozens of markets including automotive/transportation/mobility/aviation, and transportation, AI, augmented reality, agriculture tech and sustainability, consumer electronics, compliance, cyber security, food and beverage, B2B infrastructure, IoT, robotics, lifestyle, wellness and more. Pretty much anything in your home, pocket or office!"

    Thank you Donna for sharing your story with us!

    Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space.

    Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams. Many of them are part of your favorite entrepreneurship communities and can accelerate your growth.

    StartupStudios also organizes free and paid resources, credits, programs, and office-hours for early-stage Founders. Like a concierge for your startup, we'll understand your needs before matching you within our community. Use office hours for personalized support or visit the directory to contact people on your own.

    We're here to help!

    www.StartupStudios.co

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep 9 - Roger Royse (1hr 39mins)

    Ep 9 - Roger Royse (1hr 39mins)

    Welcome to the StartupStudios.co Podcast, featuring people who build startups!



    This week, Raj and Saif interview Roger Royse.



    Roger is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP where he works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. Roger is also the founder of the Silicon Valley Agtech Conference and a nationally recognized authority on agricultural technology.



    Roger's commitment to fostering startup success is well-known in Silicon Valley. When he isn't working in the trenches with his clients from zero to IPO, you'll find Roger at your favorite incubators, accelerators, and early-stage startup programs providing founders crucial advice against common legal pitfalls. He's the author of two must-read books for every entrepreneur: "Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup" and "10,000 Startups: Legal Strategies for Startup Success."



    Thank you Roger for sharing your story with us!



    Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space.



    Our intention is to showcase their experience & problem-solving skills for Founders and their core teams. Many of them are part of your favorite entrepreneurship communities and can accelerate your growth.



    StartupStudios also organizes free and paid resources, credits, programs, and office-hours for early-stage Founders. Like a concierge for your startup, we'll understand your needs before matching you within our community. Use office hours for personalized support or visit the directory to contact people on your own.



    We're here to help!



    www.StartupStudios.co

    • 1 hr 39 min

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