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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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    • Mar 7, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 58m AVG DURATION
    • 237 EPISODES

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    Dave Finocchio | How Bleacher Report Modernized Sports Journalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2023 73:37


    Dave Finocchio is the co-founder and former CEO of Bleacher Report, a global digital media company delivering content at the intersection of sports and culture. He started the company with three of his childhood friends in 2005 and it went on to be acquired by TBS in 2012.Several years later, Dave stepped down from his role and most recently launched The Cool Down, a media platform that aims to be America's first mainstream climate brand.*The Founder Hour is brought to you by Outer. Outer makes the world's most beautiful, comfortable, innovative, and high-quality outdoor furniture - ALL from sustainable materials - and is the ONLY outdoor furniture with a patented built-in cover to make protecting it effortless. From teak chairs to fire pit tables, everything Outer makes has the look and feel of what you'd expect at a 5-star resort, for less than you'd pay at a big box store for something that won't last.For a limited time, get 10% off and FREE shipping at www.liveouter.com/thefounderhour. Terms and conditions apply.*This episode is brought to you by “More Than Profit.” If you enjoy The Founder Hour, we think you'll enjoy this podcast too. It celebrates entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders that are living and working with purpose. The host, Bryce Butler, sits down with his guests and shares personal stories about what it's like to succeed…and even fail. But more than that, what motivates them beyond just profit to press forward in their work and as a leader.Check out “More Than Profit” wherever you get your podcasts or at www.morethanprofit.fm.

    Ellen Latham | Creator and Co-Founder of Orangetheory Fitness

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2023 55:20


    Ellen Latham is a highly trained physiologist with a lifelong passion for health and fitness. Her desire to be on the cutting edge of fitness inspired her to design “The Ultimate Workout,” which became the foundation for Orangetheory Fitness which she founded with her partners in 2010.Since then, Orangetheory, known for its coach-led group classes featuring heart-rate monitors, has surpassed $1 billion in sales with over one million members across 1,500 studios and counting worldwide.It was named the fastest-growing women-owned business in 2017 and one of the fastest-growing franchise companies in history.*The Founder Hour is brought to you by Outer. Outer makes the world's most beautiful, comfortable, innovative, and high-quality outdoor furniture - ALL from sustainable materials - and is the ONLY outdoor furniture with a patented built-in cover to make protecting it effortless. From teak chairs to fire pit tables, everything Outer makes has the look and feel of what you'd expect at a 5-star resort, for less than you'd pay at a big box store for something that won't last.For a limited time, get 10% off and FREE shipping at www.liveouter.com/thefounderhour. Terms and conditions apply.*This episode is brought to you by AxiomPrint, based in the greater LA area. Printing is essential to the success of every business and is a crucial part of marketing and building your brand.There are over 200 products available on their website for convenient online ordering, and custom requests are always welcome through one of Axiom's dedicated account managers. You can upload your design, choose your options and make payment, all from the comfort of your own computer or even on the go using your phone, 24 hours per day.And, if you're not sure how to design your material, no problem! Their team of experienced designers will work with you to create professional and eye-catching designs that effectively market your brand.So, if you're looking for a reliable and affordable printing partner, look no further than AxiomPrint. Check them out at www.axiomprint.com and be sure to use the promo code THEFOUNDERHOUR to get 15% off your first order, or share the promo code with your dedicated AxiomPrint account manager.

    Nancy Silverton | Legendary Chef and Founder of Mozza Restaurant Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2023 94:22


    Nancy Silverton is a world-renowned chef, baker, author, and co-owner of Mozza Restaurant Group which operates restaurants such as Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Chi Spacca, and Mozza2Go. Prior to founding Mozza, Nancy owned and operated La Brea Bakery and Campanile in Los Angeles after many years working under the likes of Wolfgang Puck, Michael McCarty, and other world-class chefs.In 2014, she won the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award, one of the most prestigious accolades a chef can receive.We sat down with Nancy at her home in Los Angeles to learn all about her inspiring and unconventional journey to becoming one of the premier chefs in all of the world.*The Founder Hour is brought to you by Outer. Outer makes the world's most beautiful, comfortable, innovative, and high-quality outdoor furniture - ALL from sustainable materials - and is the ONLY outdoor furniture with a patented built-in cover to make protecting it effortless. From teak chairs to fire pit tables, everything Outer makes has the look and feel of what you'd expect at a 5-star resort, for less than you'd pay at a big box store for something that won't last.For a limited time, get 10% off and FREE shipping at www.liveouter.com/thefounderhour. Terms and conditions apply.*This episode is brought to you by AxiomPrint, based in the greater LA area. Printing is essential to the success of every business and is a crucial part of marketing and building your brand.There are over 200 products available on their website for convenient online ordering, and custom requests are always welcome through one of Axiom's dedicated account managers. You can upload your design, choose your options and make payment, all from the comfort of your own computer or even on the go using your phone, 24 hours per day.And, if you're not sure how to design your material, no problem! Their team of experienced designers will work with you to create professional and eye-catching designs that effectively market your brand.So, if you're looking for a reliable and affordable printing partner, look no further than AxiomPrint. Check them out at www.axiomprint.com and be sure to use the promo code THEFOUNDERHOUR to get 15% off your first order, or share the promo code with your dedicated AxiomPrint account manager.

    Dave Liniger | How RE/MAX Became a Global Real Estate Franchise with 140k+ Agents

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2023 68:46


    Dave Liniger is the visionary leader of the Denver-based global real estate franchise, RE/MAX, which he co-founded with his wife, Gail, in 1973. Today, the company has more than 140,000 agents in almost 9,000 offices and a presence in over 110 countries and territories.Dave is well respected internationally for his vast knowledge of the real estate industry and influence on housing policy and is widely credited with improving conditions for real estate agents by creating a successful business model combining the maximum commission concept with a host of support services.He spent much of 2012 recovering from a life-threatening infection, and after multiple surgeries, weeks in intensive care, and months in the hospital, he returned to RE/MAX World Headquarters and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He chronicled his ordeal and recovery in an inspirational New York Times bestseller, “My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope.”*The Founder Hour is brought to you by Outer. Outer makes the world's most beautiful, comfortable, innovative, and high-quality outdoor furniture - ALL from sustainable materials - and is the ONLY outdoor furniture with a patented built-in cover to make protecting it effortless. From teak chairs to fire pit tables, everything Outer makes has the look and feel of what you'd expect at a 5-star resort, for less than you'd pay at a big box store for something that won't last.For a limited time, get 10% off and FREE shipping at www.liveouter.com/thefounderhour. Terms and conditions apply.*This episode is brought to you by AxiomPrint, based in the greater LA area. Printing is essential to the success of every business and is a crucial part of marketing and building your brand.There are over 200 products available on their website for convenient online ordering, and custom requests are always welcome through one of Axiom's dedicated account managers. You can upload your design, choose your options and make payment, all from the comfort of your own computer or even on the go using your phone, 24 hours per day.And, if you're not sure how to design your material, no problem! Their team of experienced designers will work with you to create professional and eye-catching designs that effectively market your brand.So, if you're looking for a reliable and affordable printing partner, look no further than AxiomPrint. Check them out at www.axiomprint.com and be sure to use the promo code THEFOUNDERHOUR to get 15% off your first order, or share the promo code with your dedicated AxiomPrint account manager.

    Rob Petrozzo | Investing in Collectible Assets with Rally

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 62:11


    Rob Petrozzo is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Rally, a first-of-its-kind liquid financial marketplace for buying & selling equity shares in ultra-rare assets the same way you buy & sell stocks. From baseball cards and NFTs to cars and comics, Rally is making investing behind ideas, emotions, and communities safe, easy, and accessible.Prior to Rally, Rob held several positions as a designer as well as an Art Director in the early days of Kanye West's record label, G.O.O.D. Music.*Brought to you by Outer. Outer makes the world's most beautiful, comfortable, innovative, and high-quality outdoor furniture - ALL from sustainable materials - and is the ONLY outdoor furniture with a patented built-in cover to make protecting it effortless. From teak chairs to fire pit tables, everything Outer makes has the look and feel of what you'd expect at a 5-star resort, for less than you'd pay at a big box store for something that won't last.For a limited time, get 10% off and FREE shipping at http://www.liveouter.com/thefounderhour. Terms and conditions apply.*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

    Rich Barton | Co-Founder of Zillow, Expedia, and Glassdoor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 79:45


    Rich Barton is the CEO and co-founder of Zillow Group, where he leads the company's work to transform how people buy, sell, rent, and finance homes. Zillow is a real estate marketplace company that was founded in 2006 and has literally become a household name.Prior to Zillow, Rich also founded the online travel company and Microsoft spinoff, Expedia, as well as job search engine and career community, Glassdoor.Barton was also a venture partner at Benchmark and is on the Board of Directors of Netflix, Nextdoor, Artsy, and more.*Brought to you by Outer. Outer makes the world's most beautiful, comfortable, innovative, and high-quality outdoor furniture - ALL from sustainable materials - and is the ONLY outdoor furniture with a patented built-in cover to make protecting it effortless. From teak chairs to fire pit tables, everything Outer makes has the look and feel of what you'd expect at a 5-star resort, for less than you'd pay at a big box store for something that won't last.For a limited time, get 10% off and FREE shipping at http://www.liveouter.com/thefounderhour. Terms and conditions apply.*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

    John Tabis | Reinventing the Floral Industry with The Bouqs Company

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 54:33


    John Tabis is the co-founder and chairman of The Bouqs Company, which is reinventing the consumer experience and supply chain in the floral industry by connecting farmers directly to their customers. John and The Bouqs Co. have been featured on Shark Tank, 20/20, CNBC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal Live, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times.John is also the Managing Partner of Wavemaker Partners, a venture firm investing in non-obvious seed stage startups led by amazing founders in underserved markets, an adjunct professor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management, and a mentor at Techstars and Amplify. Prior to Bouqs, John held several positions at ShoeDazzle, Disney, and Bain & 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

    David Rubenstein | Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group and Author of “How to Invest”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 50:28


    David Rubenstein is back on the show for a second time to discuss his new book, “How To Invest,” where he provides a masterclass on investing featuring conversations with the biggest names in finance such as Sam Zell, Larry Fink, Mike Novogratz, and Marc Andreessen.David 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.During our conversation, we talk about why he wrote the book, his approach to writing, how he chooses his interview subjects, the qualities that make a good investor, some of his personal experiences in the investing world, what he would invest in today, his best and worst performing investments, and much more.You can order the book at: https://www.amazon.com/How-Invest-David-M-Rubenstein/dp/1982190302SUBSCRIBE 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

    Ben Clymer | How Hodinkee Became the Premier Destination for Watches and Horology

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 65:36


    Ben Clymer is the founder and executive chairman of Hodinkee, a luxury watch and lifestyle website. He is an authority and influencer in the world of watches and was dubbed “The High Priest of Horology” by the New York Times in 2013. He recently also launched the Fairgame Golf app, golf's first digital clubhouse.We sat down with Ben at The Beverly Hills Hotel to learn all about his upbringing, why he started Hodinkee, how he grew the brand, his vision for the future of the watch industry, his favorite timepieces, 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

    Miki Agrawal | Social Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 73:15


    Miki Agrawal is the founder of several acclaimed social enterprises: TUSHY, THINX, & WILD. She is also the author of the #1 best-selling books DO COOL SH*T and DISRUPT-HER.Miki was named "Fast Company's Most Creative People", “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and INC's “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs”.She passionately speaks about her 15 years of entrepreneurial adventures, from inventing products in taboo categories, to creatively launching them, to marketing and scaling them exponentially, to dealing with shocking setbacks - and she shares her colorful, authentic revelations 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

    Kevin Ryan | Founder of Business Insider, Gilt Groupe, Zola, MongoDB, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 50:58


    Kevin Ryan is an investor and serial entrepreneur who has founded several businesses including Business Insider, Gilt Groupe, MongoDB, and Zola. He helped grow DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as president and later as CEO. It was acquired by Google for $3.1 billion in March 2008. Kevin continues to found and invest in companies through AlleyCorp, a venture capital firm he founded in 2008.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

    Noubar Afeyan | Co-Founder of Moderna & CEO of Flagship Pioneering

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 73:12


    Noubar Afeyan is the founder and CEO of life sciences innovation firm Flagship Pioneering. He's also the chairman and co-founder of Moderna, known for its Covid-19 vaccine. He has helped start more than 70 public and private healthcare and life sciences companies over the course of his career.Born in Beirut, Lebanon, to Armenian parents, he and his family fled the Lebanese Civil War to move to Montreal in 1975. Prior to founding Flagship Pioneering, Noubar was the founder and CEO of PerSeptive Biosystems, a leader in bio-instrumentation that grew to $100 million in annual revenues. He has written numerous scientific publications and is the inventor of over 100 patents.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

    Troy Carter | Managing Lady Gaga to Launching Atom Factory, Q&A, and Venice Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 91:22


    Troy Carter rose to prominence representing and nurturing global superstars including Lady Gaga and John Legend as founder & CEO of Atom Factory. He is the former Global Head of Creator Services for Spotify and the current founder and CEO of Venice Music and Q&A, a technology + media company focused on powering the business of music via distribution, services, and data analytics.His latest venture is the Venice Music Collective; an independent membership music community for creators where members are given access, opportunities, and the ability to achieve greater wealth as independent artists. Born from the idea that the current industry models for independent artists are limited and/or broken, the goal of Venice Music Collective is to empower and support independent artists and their careers in a more equitable way than what currently exists.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

    Adrian Aoun | How Forward is Flipping Healthcare Upside Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 84:51


    Adrian Aoun is the founder and CEO of Forward, an AI-based healthcare system combining world-class private doctors with new technology to enable proactive, data-driven primary care.Most recently, he was the head of Special Projects for the CEO of Google/Alphabet, where he founded one of the Alphabet companies Sidewalk Labs. Adrian arrived at Google upon the acquisition of his AI startup Wavii and spent his first year at Google helping to create and build their AI division.Additionally, Adrian is an active angel investor and advisor to a number of technology startups and funds.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

    Seth Goldman | How Honest Tea Became the World's Best-Selling Bottled Tea Brand

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 59:47


    Seth Goldman is the co-founder and former CEO of Honest Tea, a bottled organic tea company he started with his college professor, Barry Nalebuff, in 1998. After selling the company to Coca-Cola, he stepped down from his role as CEO in 2015 and became the executive chair of Beyond Meat.In February 2020, he co-founded Eat the Change (along with PLNT Burger) which is on a mission to create chef-crafted and nutrient-dense snacks that are kind to the planet. In May 2022, Coca-Cola announced they would discontinue Honest Tea.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

    Kenneth Cole | Fashion Designer and Founder of Kenneth Cole

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 65:36


    Kenneth Cole is an American fashion clothing designer, entrepreneur, and founder of the eponymous company and brand. He founded Kenneth Cole Productions in 1982, which designs men's and women's footwear, clothing, and accessories, and has been running the company ever since.Aside from his business, he has been openly involved in publicly supporting AIDS awareness and research throughout his career. In 2020, he launched The Mental Health Coalition to end the devastating stigma surrounding today's most prevalent public health crisis.We really enjoyed getting to know Kenneth and learning about his upbringing, how he started his brand, his key learnings and takeaways over 40 years, why he launched The Mental Health Coalition, 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

    T.K. Pillan | Changing American Food Culture for the Better with Veggie Grill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 57:52


    T.K. Pillan is the founder and chairman of Veggie Grill, the largest 100% plant-based restaurant company in the United States. Founded in 2006, Veggie Grill's mission is to change American food culture for the better. T.K. is also a founding partner of PowerPlant Partners, a growth equity fund investing in emerging consumer food, beverage, and food service companies. Prior to Veggie Grill, T.K. was co-founder of Guidance Solutions, one of L.A's first end-to-end web development and e-commerce systems integration firms which he ran from 1995 to 2004.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

    Ross Mackay | How Daring Foods Created a Plant-Based Chicken

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 51:48


    Ross Mackay is the co-founder and CEO of Daring Foods. Founded in Los Angeles in 2018, Daring Foods produces plant-based chicken aimed to provide a healthy food alternative. The company's products include vegan meat products that are dairy and egg-free as well as contain no palm oil, genetically modified organisms, hormones, or antibiotics, thereby creating a sustainable, delicious and nutritious plant-based option for an audience that consumes chicken multiple times a week. The company has raised over $100M over 3 rounds of funding from investors such as Founders Fund, Drake, Steve Aoki, Naomi Osaka, Cam Newton, and others.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

    Toni Ko | Founder of NYX Cosmetics & Bespoke Beauty Brands

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 72:37


    Toni Ko is the founder of NYX Cosmetics, a cosmetics brand offering a wide range of vegan-friendly products which are sold in over 70 countries at thousands of retailers. Toni immigrated from South Korea to Los Angeles in 1986 and in 1999, founded the company that was later acquired by L'Oréal (in 2014) for a reported $500 million.Following the acquisition and five-year non-compete agreement with L'Oréal, Toni founded Bespoke Beauty Brands, a cosmetics-focused company that helps launch brands in cooperation with various celebrities and social media influencers. She's also the founder and CEO of Butter Ventures, a principal venture firm investing in female-founded startups.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

    Rich Antoniello | How Complex Became a Media Empire and Driver of Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 103:14


    Rich Antoniello is the founder and former CEO of Complex Networks, a media and entertainment company for youth culture that reports on popular and emerging trends in style, sneakers, food, music, sports, and pop culture. Complex was originally started as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc Eckō. Rich joined forces with Marc several years in and helped transform the company into a multi-media conglomerate of brands which includes First We Feast, ComplexCon, Pigeons & Planes, and Sole Collector.The company was first acquired in 2016 through a joint venture by Verizon and Hearst, and went through a second acquisition in 2021 by Buzzfeed via a SPAC merger valued at around $300 million. Rich served as CEO of Complex for 18 years, starting in 2003 until stepping down last year following the Buzzfeed acquisition.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

    Matteo Franceschetti | Optimizing Rest and Recovery with Eight Sleep

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 41:31


    Matteo Franceschetti is the co-founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, the first sleep fitness company. Eight leverages innovation, technology and personal biometrics to restore individuals to their peak energy levels each morning. Backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator, it was named by Fast Company in 2018 as one of the Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics.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

    Ben Goodwin | How OLIPOP Created a Healthy Alternative to Soda

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 80:31


    Ben Goodwin is the co-founder and CEO of OLIPOP, a company on a mission to provide an affordable, delicious alternative to soda that delivers leading-edge health benefits to mainstream consumers. The company has received significant investment from celebrities such as Camila Cabello, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, The Jonas Brothers, Mindy Kaling, Logic, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more, and recently raised a $30 million Series B round at a $200 million valuation. Prior to OLIPOP, Ben founded Obi Probiotic Soda which was acquired in 2016.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

    Brad Hargreaves | Co-Founder of General Assembly and Common

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 67:31


    Brad Hargreaves is the founder and CEO of Common, the nation's leading residential brand and operating platform that designs, leases, and manages multifamily properties that appeal to today's renters. Before Common, he co-founded General Assembly, a global educational institution empowering individuals to find work they love. General Assembly was acquired by the Adecco Group in 2018 for $412 million.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

    Mark Gainey | How Strava Made Running and Cycling Social

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 68:16


    Mark Gainey is the co-founder and executive chairman of Strava, an app for mostly runners and cyclists to track their physical activity and engage with others on its social network.We spoke about Mark's upbringing and early career all the way up to what inspired him to start the company and his vision for the future of the space.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

    Gordon Segal | How a Caribbean Honeymoon Led to Crate & Barrel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 80:58


    Gordon Segal is co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Crate & Barrel, an internationally recognized, multichannel home furnishings retail chain. He led the company as CEO from 1962 until his retirement in 2008. Today, he is managing director of Prairie Management Group, a private investment firm.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

    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