Chicago Founders Tv: Insights From Top Founders

Sinopse

Chicago Founders TV showcases insights from some of the most interesting and accomplished startup founders on the web.

Episódios

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 12: David Kalt of OptionsXpress + Reverb.com

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 12: David Kalt of OptionsXpress + Reverb.com

    07/11/2017 Duração: 16min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 12, host Pat Ryan talks with serial finance and music entrepreneur David Kalt, who founded OptionsXpress (sold to Charles Schwab for $1B) and online instrument marketplace Reverb.com.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 11: George Bousis of Raise

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 11: George Bousis of Raise

    07/11/2017 Duração: 14min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 11, host Pat Ryan sits down with Raise founder George Bousis, who has brought in over $87.2M for his peer-to-peer gift card marketplace.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 9: Sam Yagan of OkCupid, SparkNotes, EDonkey, Excelerate Labs

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 9: Sam Yagan of OkCupid, SparkNotes, EDonkey, Excelerate Labs

    07/11/2017 Duração: 16min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 9, host Pat Ryan talks with serial entrepreneur Sam Yagan, who founded SparkNotes, eDonkey, OkCupid, and Excelerate Labs.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 10: Matt Maloney of Grubhub

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 10: Matt Maloney of Grubhub

    07/11/2017 Duração: 07min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. Episode 10: Matt Maloney, Cofounder of Grubhub

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 8: Bryan Johnson of Braintree

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 8: Bryan Johnson of Braintree

    07/11/2017 Duração: 06min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 8, host Pat Ryan talks with Braintree founder Bryan Johnson who sold his company to PayPal for $800M.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 7: Andrew Sieja of kCura

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 7: Andrew Sieja of kCura

    07/11/2017 Duração: 09min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 7, host Pat Ryan talks with kCura founder Andrew Sieja, who landed a $125M investment from ICONIQ Capital.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 6: Jason Fried of Basecamp

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 6: Jason Fried of Basecamp

    07/11/2017 Duração: 11min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 6, host Pat Ryan talks with Basecamp co-founder, CEO and thought leader Jason Fried.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 5: Brett Hurt of Coremetrics, Bazaarvoice and Data.World

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 5: Brett Hurt of Coremetrics, Bazaarvoice and Data.World

    07/11/2017 Duração: 16min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 5, host Pat Ryan talks with serial entrepreneur Brett Hurt, who founded CoreMetrics (today at a $405M market cap) and Bazaarvoice (acquired by IBM), and recently launched his most exciting company yet, Date.World.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 4: Jai Shekhawat of Fieldglass

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 4: Jai Shekhawat of Fieldglass

    07/11/2017 Duração: 10min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 4, host Pat Ryan talks with Fieldglass founder Jai Shekhawat, who sold his company to SAP for over $1B.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 3: Al Goldstein of Avant

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 3: Al Goldstein of Avant

    07/11/2017 Duração: 14min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. In Episode 3, host Pat Ryan talks with Financial tech entrepreneur Al Goldstein, whose most recent company, Avant, has raised over $1.4B in funding.

  • The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 2: Brian Spaly of Trunk Club and Bonobos

    The Only Thing That Matters: Episode 2: Brian Spaly of Trunk Club and Bonobos

    11/04/2017 Duração: 15min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. Episode 2: Brian Spaly, founder of Trunk Club and Bonobos. Key takeaways include: -Talk to prospective customers. Nothing replaces the value of in-depth market research -Don't underestimate the value of a niche. It may be your strongest market. -Go out and sell the product yourself. Sales are key to product-market fit. Listen for more

  • The Only Thing Thing That Matters: Episode 1: Joe Mansueto of Morningstar

    The Only Thing Thing That Matters: Episode 1: Joe Mansueto of Morningstar

    22/03/2017 Duração: 13min

    There's the killer idea. The dynamic team. The seed round. Great founders today -- the ones who create high-growth, scalable businesses -- understand that these and other elements are indispensable in transforming a startup into today’s unicorn company. But before any of that has an impact, there is one thing that every successful business must find: perfect product-market fit. In "The Only Thing That Matters: Getting Your Startup to Product-Market Fit," we sit down with hall of fame-level entrepreneurs who discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit. Episode 1: Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar. Key takeaways include: -Know a problem "inside out" to gather key insights -Harness major emerging trends to create explosive growth -Find other complementary trends that can further amplify your wave Listen for more

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