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In this weekly podcast series, Pat and Posh hit the road to find and sit down with incredible founders, entrepreneurs, and creators who are behind some of the world’s most successful and up-and-coming startups, businesses and movements to document their stories and inspire listeners to turn their ideas into actions.

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    • Dec 14, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 212 EPISODES

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    Akash Nigam | Genies and the Future of Digital Identities

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 50:57

    Akash Nigam is the co-founder and CEO of Genies and General Partner of Humans.Genies is an avatar technology company that is building the future of digital identities. We had a super interesting conversation with Akash all about his background, what inspired him to start Genies, his thoughts on Web 3.0 and the metaverse, and more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Björn Öste | Oatly and the Invention of Oat Milk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 67:35

    Björn Öste is the co-founder of Oatly, a Swedish food company that produces alternatives to dairy products from oats. He's also the founder of Good Idea Drinks.He started Oatly in 1994 along with his brother, Rickard Öste, a food scientist and the inventor of oat milk. In 2021, the company IPOed at a $10 billion valuation.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Jim McCann | How 1-800-Flowers Has Been Delivering Smiles for 45 Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 66:58

    Jim McCann is the founder and chairman of 1-800-Flowers, one of the first companies to pioneer and popularize the use of both toll-free telephone numbers and Web sites in the early days of the Internet to sell goods and services directly to consumers.What started as a flower shop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 1976 has since grown into a publicly-traded company worth over $2 billion with thousands of employees.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Alex Wilcox | JSX and the Future of Aviation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 66:29

    Alex Wilcox is the co-founder and CEO of JSX, formerly known as JetSuiteX, an independent air carrier based in the United States that describes itself as a “hop-on jet service” offering short-haul flights between and within Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Utah.Before JSX, Alex founded JetSuite (not to be confused with JetSuiteX). He also worked at several different airlines and was a founding executive of JetBlue Airways.We spoke with Alex all about his upbringing, the various jobs he had and the lessons he picked up along the way, his experience managing a rock and roll band early in his career, what he hopes to accomplish with JSX, the behind the scenes of launching an airline startup, his vision for the future of aviation, and more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Emily Schuman | Lifestyle Blogger, Author, and Founder of Cupcakes and Cashmere

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 58:39

    Emily Schuman is a blogger, author, designer, and founder of Cupcakes and Cashmere, the premier destination for fashion, food, and lifestyle inspiration. What started out as a blog in 2008 as a way for Emily to document the things she loved has since grown into a brand that also carries hand-selected jewelry, accessories, gifts, and more.We spoke with Emily all about her upbringing and early career in advertising, why and how she launched her first blog, what ultimately led to it taking off, her thoughts on networking vs. building genuine relationships, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Roham Gharegozlou | How Dapper Labs Pioneered the NFT Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 61:33

    If you've been on Twitter or read any news about the world of crypto in the last 6 months, you've probably heard of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. At a basic level, an NFT is a digital asset that links ownership to unique physical or digital items, such as works of art, real estate, in-game items, music, or videos. Some of the most popular NFT projects include CryptoPunks, Art Blocks, Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoKitties, with more and more launching every day.In this episode, we sit down with Roham Gharegozlou. He's the founder and CEO of Dapper Labs, the team behind CryptoKitties, Cheese Wizards, NBA Top Shot, Flow Blockchain, and more, and an early pioneer of the NFT movement. Formed in February 2018, Dapper Labs was spun out of Axiom Zen, a venture studio that Roham launched, to bring the benefits of decentralization to the first billion consumers through the power of play, fairness and true ownership. The company recently raised a funding round of $250 million at a $7.6 billion valuation.We covered a ton of topics including Roham's upbringing and early career, how he fell into crypto and NFTs, why he created CryptoKitties, his vision for the future, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Gagan Biyani | Disrupting Education with Udemy and Maven

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 69:40

    Gagan Biyani is the co-founder and CEO of Maven, an online platform where top creators teach cohort-based courses. Prior to Maven, Gagan founded Sprig, a food delivery startup, and also co-founded Udemy, the world's largest marketplace for teaching and learning with over 155,000 courses and 40 million students worldwide.We spoke with Gagan all about his upbringing, his early career and founding Udemy, why he ended up getting fired from the company, his thoughts on the higher education system in America, why he started Maven and what he hopes to accomplish, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Anthony Katz | How Hyperice Became the World Leader in Sports Recovery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 72:07

    Anthony Katz is the founder of Hyperice, the world leader in sports recovery and movement enhancement technology utilizing ice, heat, percussion, and vibration. They are the official recovery technology partner of the NFL, NBA, MLB, USA Volleyball, USA Soccer, and more.We spoke with Anthony about his childhood, how his passion for history has helped him be a better entrepreneur and visionary, what inspired him to start Hyperice, his unique relationship with the late great Kobe Bryant, his thoughts on innovation and competition, what the future of the company looks like, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Jennifer Bandier | Founder of BANDIER and Former Manager of TLC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 55:21

    Jennifer Bandier is the founder of BANDIER, a women's luxury activewear boutique that she started in 2014. With pretty much just a vision and virtually no fitness or fashion experience, Jennifer launched her first store in Southampton, NY after spending most of her career as a music industry executive managing artists and groups such as the R&B trio TLC.We spoke with Jennifer all about her upbringing and how she caught the entrepreneurship bug, her learnings from the music industry, the early challenges of launching her first store, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Rob Dyrdek | Entrepreneur, Actor, Reality TV Personality, and Former Skateboarder

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 87:30

    Rob Dyrdek is an entrepreneur, actor, producer, reality TV personality, and former skateboarder. You might recognize him from the hit reality TV shows Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, and Ridiculousness.He's currently the founder and CEO of Dyrdek Machine, a venture creation studio that fuses art, science, and magic to create meaningful businesses that stand the test of time and impact the world.We had a blast chatting with Rob and getting to know more about him and his personal story, as well as his incredible entrepreneurial journey over the last 30 years and the lessons he's picked up along the way.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Jeff Fluhr | Co-Founder & Former CEO of StubHub

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 62:08

    Jeff Fluhr is the co-founder and former CEO of StubHub, the world's largest online ticket marketplace for sports, concerts, theater and other live entertainment events. He's also a General Partner at Craft Ventures, investing in marketplace and ecommerce companies such as Twilio, Warby Parker, and ZocDoc.Jeff began his career working for the Blackstone Group in New York. While at Stanford Graduate School of Business, he entered the annual business plan competition with the idea of creating a trusted and transparent marketplace where fans could buy and sell tickets for sporting events and concerts.He dropped out of school and co-founded StubHub in March 2000. By 2007, StubHub had over 400 employees, more than $600 million of gross merchandise volume and partnerships with many professional and college sports teams. Jeff served as CEO of StubHub until it was acquired by eBay for $310 million in 2007.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Ryan Smith | Co-Founder of Qualtrics & Owner of the Utah Jazz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 59:43

    Ryan Smith is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Qualtrics, a cloud-based subscription software platform for experience management, which he dropped out of college to launch in 2002 with his father and brother. In 2018, it was announced that Qualtrics would be acquired by SAP for a reported $8 billion, and in 2021, Qualtrics was listed publicly on the Nasdaq.Along with being a successful tech entrepreneur, Ryan Smith is also the majority owner of the NBA franchise, the Utah Jazz, which he purchased just last year.We spoke with Ryan all about his upbringing and what his childhood was like, what inspired him to start Qualtrics with his father and the early days of building the business, how he felt when the company was acquired, his thoughts on entrepreneurship, why he decided to buy the Utah Jazz, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Tracy DiNunzio | How Tradesy is Changing the Rules of Luxury Fashion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 70:03

    For our 200th episode (!!!), we sat down Tracy DiNunzio. Tracy is the founder and CEO of Tradesy, the largest online resale marketplace for buying and selling luxury designer fashion. Their mission is to make the world's most-wanted fashion brands accessible and sustainable.We spoke with Tracy all about her upbringing and early career, how she came up with the idea for Tradesy, her thoughts on the future of the fashion industry and sustainability, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Justin McLeod | Hinge and the Future of Online Dating

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 74:15

    Justin McLeod is the founder and CEO of Hinge, one of the most popular dating apps in America with a focus towards long-term relationships rather than just hookups.We spoke with Justin all about his upbringing and early career, battling with addiction, his personal love story with his wife Kate, how he got the idea for Hinge and the early days of building the company, his thoughts on the current landscape of dating and the future, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Wolfgang Puck | World-Famous Chef and Restaurateur

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 62:47

    Wolfgang Puck is a world-famous chef, restaurateur, actor, and a name that's become synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts. Over the last 40 years, he's built a brand that encompasses three companies: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group which includes his flagship restaurant Spago, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.In this episode, we cover a ton of topics including his childhood growing up in Austria, how he built his hospitality empire, his thoughts on the future of restaurants, and much, much more.Please enjoy our conversation with Wolfgang Puck!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Alberto Perlman | Co-Founder and CEO of Zumba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 64:16

    Alberto Perlman is the co-founder and CEO of Zumba, an exercise fitness program that was created by Columbian dancer and choreographer Beto Perez with whom he started the business. After discovering Beto's fitness class in Miami, they got together and created what would become an internationally renowned program with over 14 million students across 185 countries.We spoke to Alberto all about his tough upbringing growing up in Bogota, Colombia, immigrating to America for college, his early career and being unemployed following the Dotcom crash, what inspired him to launch Zumba, the early days of the business and how it became such a success, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Dennis Crowley | How Foursquare Made It Easier to Navigate the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 65:29

    Dennis Crowley is the co-founder and former CEO of Foursquare, a technology company he founded in 2008 that rose to prominence with the launch of its namesake local search-and-discovery mobile app which popularized the concept of real-time location-sharing and checking-in. What started off as his thesis in his grad school program eventually became a company growing at 1 million users per month. Prior to Foursquare, he founded another company called Dodgeball which was acquired by Google in 2005.We spoke to Dennis all about his upbringing and being a tinkerer from a young age, what led him on a path to entrepreneurship, how he felt after Google acquired his first company, some of the challenges he's gone through while building a successful career in tech, the advice he got from Mark Zuckerberg, what he's up to now, and much, much more!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Alli Webb | Co-Founder of Drybar and NYT Best-Selling Author

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 78:52

    Alli Webb is an entrepreneur, NYT best-selling author, podcast host, and the co-founder of Drybar, a chain of salons that solely provides a hair styling service known as blowouts. She’s also a founder of multiple other companies such as Squeeze and, most recently, Becket + Quill.In 2010, Alli opened the first Drybar in Brentwood, CA. Over a decade later and 150+ locations across the country, Drybar has exploded into a nationally recognized and highly sought-after brand.We spoke with Alli about what her childhood was like growing up in South Florida, where she gets her obsession with hair, the story of how Drybar came about, how she approaches fear and uncertainty, what it was like to transition out of her leadership role at the company, what she’s working on now, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Bobby Kim | Co-Founder of Legendary Streetwear Brand “The Hundreds”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 77:16

    Bobby Kim, also known as Bobby Hundreds, is a designer, writer, photographer, and co-founder of the iconic community-based streetwear brand, The Hundreds.In this episode, we go way back with Bobby to learn about his life growing up in the punk scene in Southern California, who and what his inspirations were, the struggles he faced as a closet artist who was forced down a path he wasn’t particularly passionate about, the lawyer that helped change the trajectory of his life, the early days of building The Hundreds with his partner Ben, how he defines success, everything he’s working on now and what he’s most excited about in the next few years.If you enjoy our conversation and want to learn more about Bobby’s story and The Hundreds, be sure to grab a copy of his new book “This Is Not A T-Shirt” everywhere books are found.Find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/This-Not-T-Shirt-Community-Streetwear/dp/0374275793SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Justina Blakeney | Bestselling Author and Founder of Jungalow

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 60:51

    Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, entrepreneur, speaker, and bestselling author. She’s the founder and creative director of home décor brand, Jungalow, and the author of The New Bohemians book series.We spoke with Justina about how her childhood experiences growing up in Berkeley, CA shaped her unique world view and purpose in life, her mindset and the principles that have guided her throughout her career, the early days of launching her blog and building an engaged audience online, what inspired her to start Jungalow and her learnings as a leader, what she’s working on now and what she hopes to accomplish in the near future, and much more!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Michael Barlow | Fernish and the Future of Furniture

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 74:29

    Michael Barlow is the co-founder and CEO of Fernish, a startup that offers consumers a way to rent upscale furniture and decor online. Prior to founding Fernish in 2017, Michael was a Vice President at Atom Tickets and an investment banker at J.P. Morgan.We talked about everything from Michael’s background, life as a college athlete, his takeaways from working on Wall Street, what he believes makes a great storyteller and how it translates to business, the early days and challenges of building Fernish, and the future he envisions for the company and beyond.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Alex Lieberman | How Morning Brew Built the Media Company of Tomorrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 79:36

    Alex Lieberman is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Morning Brew.Morning Brew is a media company bringing informative and digestible daily business news straight to the inboxes of over 2.5 million subscribers. What started out as a business newsletter by a couple of students at the University of Michigan in 2015 has since grown into a full-fledged media business with several newsletters, podcasts, and much more. In 2020, Morning Brew was acquired by Business Insider for about $75 million.We had a blast getting to know Alex and hearing about the incredible story of how he built Morning Brew along with his co-founder, Austin!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Jeremy Cai | Reinventing Retail with Italic

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 69:13

    Jeremy Cai is the founder and CEO of Italic, an online retailer on a mission to reinvent the way we shop. They currently offer hundreds of quality products ranging from clothing to cookware from the same manufacturers as top brands, such as Alo, Rag & Bone, and Armani, for up to 80% less.We had a blast getting to know Jeremy and talking about his upbringing and early career, why he started Italic and the long-term vision for the company, some of his observations growing up around manufacturing, and much more.If you want to check it out, the team at Italic was kind enough to extend a unique offer for our listeners - get 30% off your first year of membership when you sign up at italic.com/founderhour!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Jon Stein | How Betterment Pioneered the Robo-Advisor

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 73:50

    Jon Stein is the founder and chairman of Betterment, the largest independent online financial advisor in the U.S. with over $22 billion of assets under management. Founded in 2008 during the global financial crisis, Betterment is one of the pioneers in the robo-advisory industry, using computer algorithms to generate personalized advice and manage investment portfolios.We spoke with Jon about his upbringing and what he was interested in as a kid, his passion for writing and why he loves it so much, deciding to forgo a medical career after college and working on Wall Street, how the idea for Betterment came about, why he decided to step down as CEO in late 2020, and what he’s up to now. We also settle a highly debated issue and a question we were dying to ask Jon - is it finance or FINance?Tune in to find out!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Anne Beiler | The Incredible Story of Auntie Anne’s

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 73:11

    Anne Beiler is the founder of Auntie Anne’s, a chain of pretzel shops that she founded in 1988 alongside her husband, Jonas. Her story is simply incredible.In the episode, we spoke with Anne and heard all about her childhood and what life was like growing up in Amish culture, the series of traumatic events that led her down a dark path in her twenties, how she was able to overcome her struggles and find the light, the story of how Auntie Anne’s came to be, how she scaled the company with no prior business experience, why she ultimately decided to sell it after 18 years, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Andrew Dudum | Reimagining Healthcare with hims & hers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 76:35

    Andrew Dudum is the founder and CEO of hims & hers. He’s also a co-founder and General Partner at Atomic, a venture studio backed by Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, and many of the leading venture funds in the world.Founded in 2017, hims and hers is a telehealth company that sells prescription and over-the-counter drugs online, as well as personal care products. Their mission is to eliminate the stigmas around health and wellness issues and break down barriers for people when it comes to obtaining quality healthcare. The company debuted on the NYSE in January of this year and is currently valued at about $2.5 billion.We spoke with Andrew about his early days growing up in San Francisco and what some of his early passions were, his experience going to college at Wharton as well as his early career, what sparked the idea for hims and the problems he saw with healthcare, the early challenges he faced while building the business, why he decided to take the company public via a SPAC merger, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Morgan DeBaun | How Blavity Built the Leading Media Brand for Black Millennials

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 54:11

    Morgan DeBaun is the founder and CEO of Blavity, Inc., home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of black millennials. Their mission is to "economically and creatively support Black millennials across the African scape, so they can pursue the work they love, and change the world in the process."During our conversation, we talked about everything from Morgan’s upbringing growing up in St. Louis, her early career and what her mindset was like, the series of events that inspired her to launch Blavity, the mission for the company and what she hopes to accomplish, what she’s most excited about for the future, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Nolan Bushnell | Legendary Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 75:40

    Nolan Bushnell is the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, two iconic companies that have truly changed the world. He’s known as the “Father of Electronic Gaming” and the video game industry as we know it, and his story is just incredible.We talked about everything from Nolan’s early days and upbringing, how he built Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, the story of hiring Steve Jobs and why he decided not to invest in Apple early on, the projects he’s working on right now, and his thoughts on Silicon Valley, the future of video gaming, what he’s generally most excited to see in the next 5-10 years, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Daymond John | Founder of FUBU and Star of ABC’s “Shark Tank”

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 59:04

    Daymond John is the founder of FUBU, a hip-hop apparel company and pioneer of the streetwear industry, that he started in 1992 with his three friends from Queens, NY. He’s also the star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” where he’s spent the last 11 years investing in and advising countless startups and entrepreneurs.In this episode, we spoke with Daymond about his upbringing and what he was like as a kid, some of his formative experiences and entrepreneurial ventures that shaped who he is today, the origin story of FUBU along with its successes and failures, how he ended up on Shark Tank and what most people may not know about the show, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Eugene Remm | Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group & Rumble Boxing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 75:27

    Eugene Remm is the co-founder of Catch Hospitality Group, which owns and operates several high-end restaurants based in New York, LA, Las Vegas, and Playa Del Carmen. In 2016, Eugene co-founded Rumble Boxing which has quickly become one of the fastest-growing fitness concepts in America with 14 locations nationwide.During our conversation, we talk about everything from Eugene’s upbringing and moving to New York at age 2 from the former Soviet Union, his college days and early career and the valuable lessons he’s picked up along the way, his thoughts on management vs. leadership, the founding stories of Catch and Rumble, what advice he would give his 18-year-old self if he was just getting his career started, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Will Ahmed | Unlocking Human Performance with WHOOP

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 61:43

    Will Ahmed is the founder and CEO of WHOOP, which has developed next-generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance and health.In this episode, we talk about everything from Will’s childhood and his passion for sports, how being a college athlete made him obsessed with continuously monitoring his body and performance, his motivation for wanting to be an entrepreneur, how the idea for WHOOP came about and the early days of building the company, his thoughts on failure and how to approach the fear of it, how he feels about networking, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Paige Adams-Geller | Founder of PAIGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 80:30

    Paige Adams-Geller is the founder and creative director of her namesake brand, PAIGE, which she launched in 2004 after years of being one of the top fit models in the industry. What started out as a women’s denim brand quickly expanded into a full lifestyle collection for men and women, sold at premium retailers internationally.In this episode, we talk about everything from Paige’s upbringing growing up in Alaska, what motivated her as a kid, her successful career as a fit model and some of the challenges that came with it, the opportunity she saw in the denim space that led her to launch her own brand, what she’s most excited about for the future in terms of the fashion industry, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Dave Gilboa | How Warby Parker Redefined Designer Eyewear

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 71:33

    Dave Gilboa is the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a retailer of prescription glasses and sunglasses that he started with his 3 friends from college in 2010.Today, Warby Parker is valued at over $3 billion and they’ve truly changed the game when it comes to buying glasses - online and in-store.In this episode, we spoke with Dave about what it was like growing up in between Southern California and Sweden, his early career as a consultant and investment banker, his experience getting his MBA at Wharton and if he would recommend it to others who desire to be entrepreneurs, the story of how Warby Parker came to be and the opportunity he saw in the eyewear market, co-founder dynamics, his thoughts on the future of the company as well as the industry, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Daniel Arsham | Pushing the Boundaries Between Art, Architecture, and Performance

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 70:35

    Daniel Arsham is a contemporary artist based in New York City whose work exists in between art, architecture, and performance. His company, Snarkitecture, has truly pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with architectural design, some of which include designing the stores for streetwear brand Kith.His past collaborations include Merce Cunningham, Pharrell Williams, and Adidas, and most recently, he was named Creative Director of the Cleveland Cavaliers.During our conversation, we did a deep dive into Daniel’s upbringing and how he became interested in the arts, how he’s been able to build such a long and successful career as an artist, his thoughts on talent vs. hard work, how he feels about education and design schools, what has made the biggest impact on his work, the things he still hopes to achieve in the future, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Anthony Scaramucci | Founder of SkyBridge Capital and Former White House Communications Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 58:49

    Anthony Scaramucci is the founder of SkyBridge Capital, a global investment firm based in New York City which also hosts the SALT Conference, one of the largest investment conferences in the world. In 2017, Anthony was appointed White House Communications Director by Donald Trump, a role that lasted only 11 days before he was fired. Since leaving the White House and the world of politics, Anthony has returned to SkyBridge and recently launched a $310M fund to invest in Bitcoin.During our conversation, we talked about everything from Anthony’s early days, his career on Wall Street and how he started SkyBridge, the story of how he became White House Communications Director and the crazy 11 days that ensued, why he’s so bullish on Bitcoin, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    David Rubenstein | Building a $200B+ Private Investment Firm with The Carlyle Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 54:58

    David Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms with over $217 billion of assets under management, which he started in 1987.In this episode, we spoke with David about his humble beginnings growing up in Baltimore, what it was like working at the White House during the Carter Administration, how he started The Carlyle Group with zero investing experience, his philosophies on life and thoughts on leadership, being one of the original signers of The Giving Pledge and the impact he hopes it can make, his unique approach to fundraising, and some of the biggest business mistakes he’s made throughout the years.His new book, “How To Lead”, where he shares his interviews with world leaders and CEOs such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and many others is available now everywhere books are found.Get “How To Lead” book: https://www.amazon.com/How-Lead-Greatest-Founders-Changers/dp/1982132159SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    REPOST: Nick Fouquet | The Hatmaker Who Sets Fire to His $1,000+ Creations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 53:05

    This episode was originally released on February 10, 2020. To round out this insane year, we asked our listeners who their 2 favorite episodes of the year were - and this was one of them! Hope you enjoy!----This is the story of Nick Fouquet (pronounced like “bouquet”). He is the founder and designer of his namesake hat brand, Nick Fouquet, mainly known for its unique style and craftsmanship. Nick shares stories from his early days, moving to France with his parents and five sisters until the age of 8. Upon their return to America, Nick went to boarding school, got kicked out of boarding school, eventually graduated high school, and stole his mother’s credit card to travel to Patagonia for 5 months. That trip changed his perspective and trajectory in life.After traveling around the world and working various jobs, he randomly ran into a guy wearing a hat in Venice, CA - this is the beginning of Nick’s hat-making days. Nick’s passion and perseverance have led his hats to sit on the heads of countless celebrities, helping accelerate the growth of his brand. His entrepreneurial journey is unlike any other, but the lessons he learned are applicable to all.SUBSCRIBE TO TFH NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    REPOST: Lavinia Errico | How Equinox Changed the Game for Health and Wellness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 102:34

    This episode with Equinox founder, Lavinia Errico was originally released on February 3, 2020. To round out this insane year, we asked our listeners who their 2 favorite episodes of the year were - and this was their top choice! Happy listening!----Yearning for an alternative to happy hour after work, a daily routine of a New Yorker in the 1980s, Lavinia Errico and her brothers decided to start a fitness club called Equinox. Though money was tight, they managed to barter their way to growing to several locations before ultimately selling the company. Walking away a self-made millionaire, Lavinia fell into depression. Going through an identity crisis, she set out on a journey to rediscover herself and has since dedicated her life to helping others create more mindful, healthy lives.SUBSCRIBE TO TFH NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW US ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Joe Foster | The Untold Story of Reebok

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 74:03

    Joseph William Foster is the co-founder of Reebok, along with his brother Jeff. His grandfather, who shares his same name, was the founder of J.W. Foster and Sons in 1895 and the pioneer of the spiked running shoe as well as the trainer (sneaker).The story of Reebok hasn’t really been told until just recently when Joe released his new book “Shoemaker” in October of this year. If you enjoy this conversation, we highly recommend picking up the book. It’s available on Amazon as well as the JW Foster Heritage website if you would like a signed copy (link below).Throughout the episode, we cover some of what Joe discusses in the book but also dive deeper into some of the experiences and insights he’s gained throughout his incredible journey.Get “Shoemaker” book: http://www.jwfosterheritage.com/shop-online/shoemakerSUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Spencer Rascoff | Founder of Zillow, Hotwire, dot.LA, Pacaso Homes, and Supernova Partners

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 80:39

    You may know Spencer Rascoff as the co-founder and former CEO of Zillow, the online real estate marketplace which he launched in 2006, but before that he was one of the founders of Hotwire.com. Since stepping down as CEO of Zillow in 2019, Spencer has launched several other new companies including dot.LA, Pacaso Homes, and Supernova Partners which is a SPAC - an acronym for special purpose acquisition company - which has been immensely popular this year and something we talk more about towards the end of the episode. Enjoy!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Katerina Schneider | Reinventing the Vitamin Industry from the Ground Up with Ritual

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 71:27

    Katerina Schneider is the founder and CEO of Ritual, a health technology company that is reinventing the vitamin. Ritual's number one priority is traceability so customers know where all the ingredients come from and why it’s there.We spoke with Kat about her early days immigrating with her family to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union and living in a welfare hotel in Brooklyn, working at Lehman Brothers on Wall Street during the crash of 2008, leaving her job as a VC to start Ritual when she was 4 months pregnant, her advice for entrepreneurs and what she thinks is the top skill every entrepreneur should have, the issues she sees with the vitamin industry and where it’s headed, and much more!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Todd Carmichael | Co-Founder & CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 77:54

    Todd Carmichael is the co-founder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters, one of the most innovative coffee brands ever and the inventor of the first-ever draft latte in a can, which he launched  in 1994.During our conversation, we cover everything from Todd’s early days growing up in Washington, being a distance runner and finishing a marathon at age 15, working at Starbucks when they had just three locations, why he wanted to start a coffee business and how La Colombe came to fruition, and the unique approach they took to grow the company and pioneer a whole movement within coffee.Todd also shares what it was like to be the first person ever to walk across Antarctica on his own, a feat he accomplished in 2008, and how that experience shaped the way he approaches life and business.This was one of the most interesting conversations we’ve had on the show and Todd’s passion and energy are truly infectious. Hope you enjoy it!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Alan Fuerstman | How Montage International Redefined Luxury Hotels and Resorts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 86:52

    Alan Fuerstman is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Montage International, a luxury hospitality management company encompassing Montage Hotels & Resorts, Pendry Hotels & Resorts, Montage Residences, Pendry Residences, and management of some of the country’s premiere golf courses and clubs.Starting out as a doorman at a Marriott hotel in New Jersey, Alan worked his way up to managing several hotels and was eventually tapped by Steve Wynn to be the opening Vice President of Hotel Operations at Bellagio in Las Vegas before venturing off on his own to launch Montage in 2002.During our conversation, we talk about everything from Alan’s childhood and college days, how he became interested in hospitality and his advice for those looking to break into the industry today, how his positive attitude and the relationships he built throughout his career helped him when launching his own company, partnering with the founder of eBay to open the first Montage hotel, how the pandemic has impacted Montage as well as the industry in general, what the future of the brand looks like, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Sam Polk | How Everytable is Making Nutritious, Fresh Food Accessible to Everyone

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 89:04

    Sam Polk is the founder and CEO of Everytable, whose mission is to make sure everyone, everywhere has access to nutritious, fresh food at affordable prices.In this episode, we chat about Sam’s tough upbringing and family life, his college experience and getting kicked out (and reinstated) at Columbia University, working on Wall Street trading bonds and derivatives, leaving Wall Street at the height of his career without a plan, the motivation for founding a non-profit called FEAST, the issues he discovered about food access in America, what led him to start Everytable, his thoughts on non-profit vs. for-profit businesses, Everytable’s innovative business model, and the early challenges of building the company.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Jaime Schmidt | Bringing Natural Products to the Mainstream with Schmidt’s Naturals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 52:05

    Jaime Schmidt is the founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, the natural personal care brand that she scaled from kitchen to acquisition by Unilever in 2017. In the process, Jaime led a movement of modern brands bringing naturals to the mainstream. Today, the brand is sold in over 30 countries and 30,000 retailers, and Jaime continues to support their global expansion.Aside from Schmidt’s, Jaime also runs Color, an investment firm that invests directly in emerging founders, primarily women and people of color. In April of this year, she released her new book, “Supermaker: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms,” which follows the growth of the brand and serves as a blueprint for those hoping to scale into a financially successful business.We had a blast getting to know Jaime and sharing her founder story from growing up in a small town in Michigan to pioneering a global movement of natural products.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    David Rogier | Democratizing Access to Genius with MasterClass

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 89:49

    David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, an online education platform where users can learn pretty much anything from top experts in their fields, including Serena Williams, Martin Scorsese, Hans Zimmer, Wolfgang Puck, Bob Iger, and many more.In this episode, we chat about everything David’s childhood and early career, his thoughts on the current state of education and what the future looks like, his approach to finding business ideas, how he ultimately got the idea for MasterClass, his biggest learnings and takeaways after 7 years of running the company, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Dominique Crenn | The Only Female Chef in America to Attain 3 Michelin Stars with Atelier Crenn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 88:58

    Dominique Crenn is a world-famous French chef, restaurateur, and co-owner of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, which was named to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2019. She’s also the first and only female chef in America to attain three Michelin stars and was awarded “Best Chef in the West” in 2018 by The James Beard Foundation. In January of 2020, she launched VitaBowl with the mission of universalizing access to wholesome, plant-based meals in an effort to cultivate resilient communities.In this episode, we had a chance to chat with Dominique and learn about her adventurous childhood growing up in Paris, how her relationship with food has evolved throughout the years, her incredible career as a chef and why she’s not the biggest fan of culinary school, the early challenges she faced opening her first restaurant Atelier Crenn in 2011, her thoughts on the future of hospitality and food, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Jiake Liu | Disrupting Outdoor Furniture with Outer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 83:24

    Jiake Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Outer, a direct-to-consumer outdoor furniture company that’s turning consumers’ backyards into showrooms.In this episode, we chat about everything from Jiake’s early days growing up in China, how he got into computers and electronics, immigrating to the United States in high school, his early career and various entrepreneurial ventures, what sparked the idea for Outer, and the valuable lessons he’s learned throughout his journey.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhour INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    After Hours | Armenians Are Fighting to Exist

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 91:06

    Pat and Posh sit down for one of the most important conversations they’ve had on The Founder Hour. As Armenians, Pat and Posh are passionate about their culture — in all its vibrancy and peace. This timely discussion with Mihran Toumajan, Director of the Western Region of the Armenian Assembly of America*, sheds light on the conflict between Armenians in Artsakh and Azerbaijan, backed by Turkey.The discussion focuses on Azerbaijan and Turkey’s recent bombing of Artsakh, a region governed by Armenians. They delved into the Armenian Genocide and how lack of recognition has played a role in today’s conflict, the United States’s role in brokering peace, how Turkey and Azerbaijan’s dictatorial regimes have impacted the region, and what comes next for the Armenian people.This is a packed episode and very much different than any we’ve ever done. We believe as Armenians, this is a small part of our responsibility to educate others about our people, our history, and our existence.Thank you for tuning in and helping spread the word. If you would like to learn more or donate to help those on the front lines, please visit armeniafund.org or email us at hello@thefounderhour.com.*The Armenian Assembly is the largest, non-partisan Armenian-American advocacy organization in the United States. Since 1972, the Assembly continues to promote public awareness of Armenian issues, encourage greater Armenian-American participation in the American democratic process, and assist in humanitarian and development programs in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, while strengthening the U.S.-Armenia and U.S.-Nagorno Karabakh relationships. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Ronnie Fieg | Building a Multi-Brand Streetwear Empire with Kith

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 88:31

    Ronnie Fieg is a footwear and clothing designer and the founder of Kith, a retail establishment and streetwear brand that he launched in 2010 with stores in New York, LA, Miami, London, and most recently Tokyo.Over the last decade, Kith has absolutely taken over the streetwear game, collaborating with brands such as Calvin Klein, Versace, Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, and many others, as well as launching their own collections of men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing.In this episode, we did a deep dive into Ronnie’s humble beginnings growing up in Jamaica, Queens, NY, falling in love with fashion and hip-hop culture at a young age, how he got his start working in retail, how his very first collaboration with footwear brand Asics came about, launching Kith and the early days of building out the brand, his insane work ethic and mindset when it comes to the brand’s evolution, and much more.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

    Ellen Marie Bennett | Creating the World’s Greatest Apron with Hedley & Bennett

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 67:41

    Ellen Marie Bennett is the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, which specializes in handcrafted premium aprons and culinary gear for the best chefs, home cooks, and makers in the world.Her story is a wild one, full of adventure and discovery, so we were excited to get a chance to hear about Ellen’s early days, moving to Mexico after graduating from high school and creating a whole new life for herself there, why she decided to move back to the U.S. and pursue a career in the culinary world, what sparked the idea for Hedley & Bennett, and some of the early challenges she had while launching the company. We also talk about the impact of Covid-19 on the business and what she believes the future of food and hospitality will look like.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

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