synergy podcasts

How a bullied newcomer built one of the largest free WordPress resources on the

This is the story of an entrepreneur from Pakistan who used to get made fun of for the way he spoke. Today, when he...

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How talking to every customer helped build a $100K/yr startup – with Josh Pigfor

A few weeks ago, I wanted to know how long my customers were staying subscribed to Mixergy Premium and data like...

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This is the story behind Shazam – with Chris Barton

This is the story of how Chris Barton and three buddies built an app that no one thought they could... The post This...

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How Sahil Lavingia built a company that allows people to sell directly to their

Joining me is a Mixergy fan who used to listen to me when he was in college. By the time he quit college, he had...

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If one startup fails TWICE, is it over? – with Rajesh Setty

Before the interview started, I said to my guest, "I'm not sure we should do this interview... The post If one...

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How Pilar Manchón built a language technology that was acquired by Intel

It's an amazing piece of technology and we'll find out how she did it... The post How Pilar Manchón built a language...

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Demystifying the sophomore slump for entrepreneurs – with Nellie Akalp

You have a great success and then afterwards you have a big, stunning setback. That's the story the media often tells...

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How Paula Long co-founded a storage startup that was acquired for $1.4B

When the deal was announced, it was the largest ever cash purchase of a private venture backed technology company......

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How HackerRank took off by helping companies hire great programmers – with Vivek

Vivek Ravisankar's was down to his last 15 bucks, and then he... The post How HackerRank took off by helping...

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DC-based startup hit $1,000,000 in sales in its first year – with Hyungsoo Kim

This is the story of how paying attention to a problem of visually impaired classmate helped a Mixergy fan launch a...

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Facebook won, right? Then why are so many joining Ello? – with Paul Budnitz

3 million people flocked to Ello within 2 months. How many sites do you know that grew that fast? Paul Budnitz says...

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How do you pivot a failing company? – with Rob Bellenfant

Imagine you buy a company and it fails. What do you do? Today's guest had to pivot, adjust and change until he pulled...

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How David Ciccarelli built a multi-million dollar online marketplace on a whiteb

One of the challenges that keep people from launching tech companies is that they can't code. Well today's guest...

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The father of social networking – with Andrew Weinreich

Joining me today is the father of social networking. In 1996, Andrew Weinreich founded SixDegrees, a social network...

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How to break through and get traction – with Marc van Agteren

What do you do if you create a great product and people still aren't using it? Today's guest says that's what...

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The genius way this content site is monetizing – with Josh Payne

The company behind those deals was founded by a Mixergy fan, so I invited him to talk about how he did it... The post...

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A founder with a startup process you can replicate – with Garrett Moon

What gets me the most excited is entrepreneurs who have a process for building their businesses. Today we have an...

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How an ex-paratrooper built an $8M/yr translation company – with Grant Straker

You're about to meet an entrepreneur who noticed what his clients needed... The post How an ex-paratrooper built an...

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Why you shouldn’t give up on an idea just because it’s being done – with Joshua

Have you ever had an idea and gave up on it because someone else was already doing it? That's what happened to Joshua...

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Turn your problems into products that companies are eager to buy – with Todd Kri

How do you turn your problems into products that companies want to buy? The post Turn your problems into products...

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