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Dec
05

#348: Tyler Denk of Beehiiv, on Building in Public, Growing 55% MoM, and Quick Adaptability to Compete with Big Tech

Tyler Denk is the co-founder and CEO of beehiiv, a newsletter platform to fuel creators and publishers' ability to create, monetize, and grow their audience.
1 min read
Nov
10

#347: Andrew Berman of Vowel, on Building Remote-First Company Culture, Organic Growth via Twitter, and Taking on Legacy Brands

Andrew Berman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vowel, a collaboration platform that makes meetings searchable, shareable centers of knowledge for your business. By redefining what data capture is capable of, they are optimizing the potential of every team.
2 min read
Oct
11

Special: The VITALIZE Podcast - Clicking as Co-Founders, From Bad Idea to Goldmine, and Becoming Market Leaders in EV Charging, with Peter Barba and Zygi Zabieta of Lectrium

Peter Barba and Zygimantas (Zygi) Zabieta are the Co-Founders of Lectrium, a full-service platform for EV home charging on a mission to make every home EV-ready. They make the home charging installation process easy through their network of EVITP certified electricians.
2 min read
Oct
03

#346: JGG Throwback: Iman Abuzeid, Co-Founder & CEO of Incredible Health, on Helping Healthcare Professionals Find & Do Their Best Work, Raising $17M from Top Investors Including Andreessen Horowitz, Growing a Team, Diversity Debt, & Defining Your Values

A special episode from the JGG vault! Dr. Iman Abuzeid is the Co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a career marketplace offering hospitals the fastest, most effective way to hire qualified permanent nursing staff. In 2022, Iman led Incredible Health to unicorn status with an $80M Series B raise.
3 min read
Sep
26

#345: Dave Fink of Postie, on Modernizing Direct Mail Marketing, Optimizing for Efficiency, and Why Not to Raise VC

Dave Fink is the CEO and Co-Founder of Postie, a marketing technology company that has transformed Direct Mail by enabling it to perform like a digital channel.
1 min read
Sep
19

#344: Connor Ellison of POGR, on Executing a Scrappy Cold Outreach Strategy, Failure as an Inevitable Step to Success, and Building the Statistical Foundation for the Future of Gaming

Connor Ellison is the CEO and Founder of POGR, a next-gen statistical platform for developers & gamers. POGR is a unique customizable profile system with centralized video game statistics.
1 min read
Sep
12

#343: Samiur Rahman of Heyday, on Navigating Pivots, Maximizing Your Product Hunt Launch, and Ensuring High-Value Relationships with Investors

Samiur Rahman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Heyday, an AI-powered research assistant that makes knowledge workers smarter.
2 min read
Sep
06

#342: Ryan Bartlett of True Classic, on Growing Revenue to $150M in 3 Years, Comedy as an Intentional Marketing Tool, and Lessons for Successfully Scaling Manufacturing and Hiring

Ryan Bartlett is the Co-Founder and CEO of True Classic, a D2C men’s clothing brand that has grown from $0 to $150M in revenue in just a few years.
1 min read
Aug
29

#341: Katie Reed of Balanced, on Early Decision-Making to Enable Long-Term Quality and Scalability, Raising VC to Become a Market Leader, and Envisioning a World We All Want to Age In

Katie Reed is the Co-Founder and CEO of Balanced, a digital fitness platform to build a healthspan that matches our new lifespans.
2 min read
Aug
27

21 Resources for Funding Your Startup

The best resources for funding your startup - from finding VCs and angels to non-dilutive funding to templates for cold outreach.
3 min read