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The Startup Playbook Podcast

By Rohit Bhargava - Entrepreneur | Blogger | Podcaster. I help launch, grow and fund startups and online businesses

Every week, I interview successful entrepreneurs, investors and business industry experts on how they got started, the strategies they used to succeed and their advice to current and future entrepreneurs

  1. 1.
    Ep133 – David Shein (GP – Our Innovation Fund) on legendary customer service11/12/2020
    1:11:50
  2. 2.
    Ep132 – Guy Pearson (Founder & CEO – Practice Ignition) on vision, storytelling & ecosystems10/29/2020
    59:14
  3. 3.
    Ep131 – Domm Holland (Co-founder & CEO – Fast) on networks, transparency & focus10/22/2020
    56:38
  4. 4.
    Ep130 – Rachael Neumann (Founder – Working Theory Angels) on trust, talent & golden metrics10/01/2020
    1:00:59
  5. 5.
    Ep129 – James Chin Moody (Co-founder & CEO – Sendle) on systems, reputation & hell yeahs!09/24/2020
    58:15
  6. 6.
    Ep128 – Holly Cardew (Founder – Pixc & Vop) on TikTok, vision and channel partnerships09/17/2020
    1:04:34
  7. 7.
    Ep127 – Lachlan Donald (Co-founder & CEO – Buildkite) on equity over ego09/03/2020
    59:13
  8. 8.
    Ep126 – Ben Pfisterer (Co-founder & CEO – Zeller) on the theory of horizons08/27/2020
    59:48
  1. 9.
    Ep125 – Adam Milgrom (Venture Partner – Giant Leap Fund) on building your decision-making muscle08/20/2020
    1:06:54
  2. 10.
    Ep124 – Tim Fung (Co-founder & CEO – Airtasker) on value, trust & the longtail08/13/2020
    58:37
  3. 11.
    Ep123 – Tim Doyle (Founder – Eucalyptus) on Discipline, Differentiation and Data08/06/2020
    55:03
  4. 12.
    Ep122 – Leanne Kemp (Founder & CEO – Everledger) on exits, trust and coevolution07/30/2020
    55:37
  5. 13.
    Ep121 – Robert Bell (CEO – 86 400) on balance, feedback and smarter banking07/23/2020
    55:52
  6. 14.
    Ep120 – Simon Griffiths (Co-founder & CEO of Who Gives A Crap) on Virality, Profitability & Impact07/16/2020
    1:14:44
  7. 15.
    Ep119 – DHH (Co-founder & CTO – Basecamp) on timing, feedback and bootstrapping07/09/2020
    1:35:27
  8. 16.
    Ep118 – Cal Henderson (Co-founder & CTO – Slack) on pivots, product & the future07/02/2020
    1:02:44
  9. 17.
    Ep117 – Fred Schebesta (Co-founder – Finder) on building phoenix companies06/25/2020
    57:20
  10. 18.
    Ep116 – Mina Radhakrishnan (Co-founder – Different) on frameworks for decision making06/18/2020
    1:01:32
  11. 19.
    Ep115 – Sam Wood (Founder – 28) on finding the right tech partners, bootstrapping and global growth06/11/2020
    1:07:41
  12. 20.
    Ep114 – Malcolm Turnbull (Former Prime Minister of Australia) on timing, conviction and trust06/04/2020
    1:03:28
  13. 21.
    Ep113 – Elicia McDonald (Investment Principal – AirTree) on diligence, investment & speed05/28/2020
    1:01:14
  14. 22.
    Ep112 – Mark Tanner (Co-founder & COO – Qwilr) on building the future05/21/2020
    1:13:19
  15. 23.
    Ep111 – Michael Fox (Co-founder & CEO – Fable Food Co) on crossing the chasm05/14/2020
    1:06:07
  16. 24.
    Ep110 – Dom Pym (Co-founder – Up) on product, purpose and excellence05/07/2020
    1:00:58
  17. 25.
    Ep109 – Nick Crocker (General Partner – Blackbird VC) on investing with conviction04/29/2020
    1:03:16
  18. 26.
    Ep108 – John Coghlan (Director – CD+Co) on valuations, due diligence & co-founder breakups07/30/2019
    36:59
  19. 27.
    Ep107 – Blake Hutchison (CEO – Flippa) on building market dynamics07/18/2019
    48:33
  20. 28.
    Ep106 – Phil Silverstone (GM – Eventbrite) on identifying Product-Market Fit06/20/2019
    52:14
  21. 29.
    Ep105 – Nicholas Lembo (Country Manager – TransferWise) on building trust with customers06/05/2019
    47:35
  22. 30.
    Ep104 – Steve Glaveski (CEO – Collective Campus) on efficiency and serendipity05/29/2019
    56:58
  23. 31.
    Ep103 – Viki Forrest (CEO – ANZA Technology) on how to successfully launch into new markets05/22/2019
    51:39
  24. 32.
    Ep102 – Pedram Mokrian (Investor) on the 6 T’s of investment05/15/2019
    50:09
  25. 33.
    Ep101 – Didier Elzinga (Co-founder & CEO – Culture Amp) on the key traits of successful founders05/08/2019
    54:25
  26. 34.
    Ep100 – Rohit Bhargava (Host – The Startup Playbook) on the key to consistency05/02/2019
    49:05
  27. 35.
    Ep099 – Jules Miller (Partner – IBM Blockchain Ventures) on the importance of owning a niche04/23/2019
    37:02
  28. 36.
    Ep098 – Ian Gardiner (Jelix Ventures) on building success through culture03/20/2019
    55:04
  29. 37.
    Ep097 – Casey Fenton (Founder – Couchsurfing) on hacking your ego03/05/2019
    42:03
  30. 38.
    Ep096 – Tom Crago (CEO – Tantalus Media) on balance and prioritisation02/26/2019
    39:25
  31. 39.
    Ep095 – Tom Davies (COO – Verso Learning) on persistence & perseverance02/19/2019
    56:47
  32. 40.
    Ep094 – Chris Ridd (Ex MD – Xero) on his 3 golden rules for investing02/12/2019
    50:33
  33. 41.
    Ep093 – Chike Ukaegbu (Entrepreneur & Presidential Candidate) on finding your passion02/05/2019
    1:08:17
  34. 42.
    Ep092 – Andrew Apostola (CEO – Portable) on hiring effectively02/01/2019
    39:15
  35. 43.
    Ep091 – Jenn Lim (CEO – Delivering Happiness) on defining core values01/24/2019
    28:45
  36. 44.
    Ep090 – Gary Swart (Former CEO of oDesk) on focusing on your strengths01/15/2019
    36:39
  37. 45.
    Ep089 – Anthony Kennada (CMO – Gainsight) on marketing from first principles06/26/2018
    37:50
  38. 46.
    Ep088 – Whitney Sales (GP – Acceleprise) on building effective sales teams06/20/2018
    39:47
  39. 47.
    Ep087 – Michael Cardamone (Managing Director – Acceleprise) on teams and vision06/05/2018
    30:54
  40. 48.
    Ep086 – Jason Calacanis (Founder, Angel Investor, Author) on long-term thinking05/29/2018
    1:04:20
  41. 49.
    Ep085 – Patrick Llewellyn (CEO – 99Designs) on planning and focus05/01/2018
    52:37
  42. 50.
    Ep084 – James Cameron (Partner – Airtree VC) on searching for outliers04/24/2018
    57:26
  43. 51.
    Hustle Ep010: Byron Scaf (CEO – Stile Education) on attracting the best talent04/12/2018
    47:31
  44. 52.
    Ep083 – Lauren Capelin (Head of Venture Community – Reinventure) on using community for growth04/10/2018
    43:52
  45. 53.
    Ep082 – James Mckinnon (Angel Investor & Founder – Sittr) on building great products03/27/2018
    43:17
  46. 54.
    Hustle Ep009 – Patrick Gaskin (Co-founder – Cardly) on family and business03/22/2018
    50:20
  47. 55.
    Ep081 – Craig Blair (Managing Partner – Airtree Ventures) on the need for ambition03/20/2018
    33:41
  48. 56.
    Hustle Ep008 – Matt Jones (Co-founder – Honee) on selling effectively03/15/2018
    46:14
  49. 57.
    Ep080 – Ben Pfisterer (Country Manager – Square) on transitions and scale03/13/2018
    41:52
  50. 58.
    Ep079 – Bill Ketelbey (CEO & MD – Actinogen Medical) on preparing for opportunities03/07/2018
    36:31
  51. 59.
    Ep078 – Topaz Conway (Chair – SBE Australia) on being coachable02/27/2018
    52:25
  52. 60.
    Hustle Ep007 – Alan Crabbe (Co-Founder – Pozible & Birchal) on how to run successful Crowdfunding campaigns02/22/2018
    41:30
  53. 61.
    Ep077 – Trena Blair (Founder – FD Global) on the need for authenticity02/20/2018
    39:18
  54. 62.
    Ep076 – Dan Gavel (Director – Black Sheep Capital) on VC-as-a-Service01/30/2018
    55:43
  55. 63.
    Hustle Ep006 – Tony Wu (Co-founder – Weploy) on hiring and culture12/21/2017
    39:45
  56. 64.
    Ep075 – Ahmed Haider (Co-founder – Zookal & Flirtey) on calculated risk12/19/2017
    37:55
  57. 65.
    Hustle Ep005 – Heidi Holmes & Lucy Lloyd (Mentorloop) on the hurdle test12/14/2017
    36:01
  58. 66.
    Ep074 – Martin Wells (Founder & Advisor) on the minimum viable customer12/12/2017
    54:35
  59. 67.
    Hustle Ep004 – Morgan Ranieri (Co-founder – YourGrocer) on building from first principles12/07/2017
    32:03
  60. 68.
    Ep073 – Will Richardson (Managing Partner – Giant Leap Fund) on impact driven investment12/05/2017
    34:08
  61. 69.
    Hustle Ep003: Tashi Dorjee (Co-founder – TwoSpace) on building effective partnerships11/30/2017
    28:37
  62. 70.
    Hustle Ep002: Noga Edelstein (Co-founder – UrbanYou) on acquiring growth11/30/2017
    20:40
  63. 71.
    Hustle Ep001 – Ainslie Williams (Co-founder – Qualie) on asking the right questions11/30/2017
    27:56
  64. 72.
    Ep072 – Aaron Patzer (Founder – Mint.com) on the value of equity11/28/2017
    29:09
  65. 73.
    Ep071 – Chris Saad (Former Head of Developer Product – Uber) on the abundance mindset11/21/2017
    40:34
  66. 74.
    Ep070 – Jason McPherson (Chief Scientist – Culture Amp) on the science of culture10/10/2017
    42:29
  67. 75.
    Ep069 – Michael Cameron (Co-founder & CEO – Rome2rio) on going global10/03/2017
    27:46
  68. 76.
    Ep068 – Frank Arrigo (Evangelism and Ecosystem Engagement – Telstra) on Atoms vs Bits09/26/2017
    40:34
  69. 77.
    Ep067 – Marisa Warren (Founder & CEO – ELEVACAO) on the ingredients of an effective pitch09/19/2017
    48:35
  70. 78.
    Ep066 – Jodie Auster (GM – UberEATS) on hypothesis driven decision making09/12/2017
    47:49
  71. 79.
    Ep065 – Jason Lim (GM – YBF & Director – Hoist) on learning from role models09/05/2017
    51:29
  72. 80.
    Ep064 – Kate Morris (Founder & CEO – Adore Beauty) on the importance of resilience08/29/2017
    44:12
  73. 81.
    Ep063 – Glen Rabie (Co-founder & CEO – Yellowfin) on the need for focus08/22/2017
    33:09
  74. 82.
    Ep062 – Robert Wickham (Regional Vice President – Salesforce) on ecosystem strategy08/15/2017
    1:03:29
  75. 83.
    Ep061 – Samantha Stein and Anthony Ha (TechCrunch) on pitching & PR08/08/2017
    31:12
  76. 84.
    Ep060 – Holly Liu (Co-founder – Kabam) on the billion dollar exit08/01/2017
    59:50
  77. 85.
    Ep059 – Scott Handsaker (CEO – Cyrise) on accelerators, hiring & building ecosystems07/25/2017
    39:32
  78. 86.
    Ep058 – Ivan Lim (Co-founder & CEO – Brosa) on the future of e-commerce07/18/2017
    32:33
  79. 87.
    Ep057 – Rachael Neumann (Head of Australia – 500 Startups) on rebuilding trust and listening to the ecosystem07/11/2017
    1:13:13
  80. 88.
    Ep056 – Vicky Lay (Managing Director – Artesian Venture Partners) on unlocking human potential07/04/2017
    44:17
  81. 89.
    Ep055 – Aris Allegos (Co-founder & CEO – Moula) on how to approach risk06/27/2017
    52:44
  82. 90.
    Ep054 – Alfred Lo (Investor) on Corporate Venture Capital06/20/2017
    41:01
  83. 91.
    Ep053 – Pete Cooper (Founder – SydStart) on the old and new economy06/13/2017
    46:21
  84. 92.
    Ep052 – Don Peppers (Author) on the One to One Future06/06/2017
    41:28
  85. 93.
    Ep051 – Adam Stone (Founder & CEO – Speedlancer) on teams and trust05/30/2017
    39:28
  86. 94.
    Ep050: Followups, learnings and deep dive from the last 10 months05/23/2017
    1:38:38
  87. 95.
    Ep049: Duncan Anderson (Co-Founder – Edrolo) on the cycles of learning05/16/2017
    47:03
  88. 96.
    Ep048 – Dave Scheine (Angel Investor) on winning globally05/09/2017
    38:36
  89. 97.
    Ep047 – Glenn Gillen (Investor – Pick & Shovel) on silver bullets and culture05/02/2017
    44:49
  90. 98.
    Ep046 – Simon Julian (GM – Sitepoint) on content and communities04/25/2017
    38:13
  91. 99.
    Ep045 – Andrew Walton (Co-Founder & CEO – InteractSport) on listening to customers04/18/2017
    1:00:03
  92. 100.
    Ep044 – Terry Gold (MD – Techstars Adelaide) on values, hiring & saying yes04/11/2017
    48:03
  93. 101.
    Ep043 – Jon Baer (Founder, Investor, Author) on Decoding Silicon Valley04/04/2017
    45:15
  94. 102.
    Ep042 – Al and Lucas Ramadan (Play Bigger) On creating category kings03/28/2017
    57:29
  95. 103.
    Ep041 – Kate Talbot (Author, Marketer, Entrepreneur) on using snapchat for business03/21/2017
    25:27
  96. 104.
    Ep040 – Stuart Richardson & Darcy Naunton (Partners – Adventure Capital) on startups and corporates03/14/2017
    50:12
  97. 105.
    Ep039 – Nick Crocker (Venture Partner – Blackbird Ventures) on people, culture and products03/07/2017
    1:07:13
  98. 106.
    Ep038 – Simon Holland (Co-founder – Papercloud) on turning ideas into businesses02/28/2017
    32:40
  99. 107.
    Ep037 – Gavin Appel (Co-Founder – Onestack) on the challenges of scaling startups02/21/2017
    38:49
  100. 108.
    Ep036 – Luke Marshall (Growth at 90 Seconds) on tracking the right metrics02/14/2017
    32:39
  101. 109.
    Ep035 – Andrew Hyde (Founder – Startup Weekend) on building communities02/07/2017
    1:04:06
  102. 110.
    Ep034 – Chris Bartlett (GM – Seed Digital) on keeping promises to customers01/31/2017
    50:22
  103. 111.
    Ep033 – Simon Walker (Partner Marketing Manager – IFTTT) on value driven marketing01/24/2017
    48:26
  104. 112.
    Ep032 – Evan Thornley (Co-founder – Looksmart) on identifying opportunities01/17/2017
    46:06
  105. 113.
    Ep031 – Anthony Johnston (Head of Ogilvy Ventures) on connecting startups and corporates01/10/2017
    39:50
  106. 114.
    Ep030 – Adam Jacobs (Co-founder & MD – The Iconic) on the importance of customer experience12/20/2016
    45:54
  107. 115.
    Ep029 – Simon Cant (Co-founder & MD – Reinventure Group) on the relationship between startups and corporates12/13/2016
    32:06
  108. 116.
    Ep028 – Matt Allen (Angel Investor) on how to attract technical cofounders12/06/2016
    54:49
  109. 117.
    Ep027 – Brett Adam (Managing Director – Zendesk) on creating pills vs vitamins11/29/2016
    55:57
  110. 118.
    Ep026 – Nathan Chan (Founder & Editor in Chief – Foundr Magazine) on the building blocks of success11/22/2016
    31:29
  111. 119.
    Ep025 – Alan Jones (Angel Investor & Startup Evangelist) on understanding customer intent11/15/2016
    48:51
  112. 120.
    Ep024 – Paul Bassat (Co-founder – Square Peg Capital) on solving important problems11/08/2016
    30:05
  113. 121.
    Ep023 – Adrian Stone (Angel Investor) on assessing opportunities11/04/2016
    36:33
  114. 122.
    Ep022 – Leigh Jasper (Co-Founder & CEO – Aconex) on building a billion dollar business11/01/2016
    37:37
  115. 123.
    Ep021 – Ben Sand (Co-founder – Meta) on empathy and storytelling10/25/2016
    38:46
  116. 124.
    Ep020 – Paul Bennetts & Kaushik Sen (Co-founders – Spaceship) on building from first principles10/18/2016
    30:46
  117. 125.
    Ep019 – Ben Dunphy (Investment Director – Blue Sky VC) on creating long term value10/13/2016
    42:55
  118. 126.
    Ep018 – Jodie Fox (Co-founder – Shoes of Prey) on the value of offline marketing10/11/2016
    28:24
  119. 127.
    Ep017 – Tom Ellis (Investment Director – Mai Capital) on opportunities in China10/04/2016
    46:47
  120. 128.
    Ep016 – Sam Wong (Head of Operations – Blackbird VC) on going global from day 109/27/2016
    35:13
  121. 129.
    Ep015 – Ash Maurya (Creator – Lean Canvas) on applying Lean Methodology to scaling businesses09/20/2016
    40:45
  122. 130.
    Ep014 – Ben Chan (Executive GM – Envato) on building successful marketplaces09/13/2016
    26:01
  123. 131.
    Ep013 – Peter Huynh (Partner – Qualgro VC) on the challenges and opportunities in Asia09/06/2016
    55:14
  124. 132.
    Ep012 – Adir Shiffman (Chairman – Catapult Sports) on the challenges of scaling and the characteristics of fast growing startups08/30/2016
    50:11
  125. 133.
    Ep011 – Tristan Pollock (EIR & Venture Partner – 500 Startups) on funding, marketplaces and sex, drugs & rock’n’roll of Silicon Valley08/23/2016
    41:26
  126. 134.
    Ep010 – Sujan Patel (Founder, Author, Writer) on creating scalable and shareable content08/16/2016
    48:09
  127. 135.
    Ep009 – Angus Mcculloch (Growth – The Fifth) on the Instagram algorithm, how to get trending and building a business on top of social media platforms08/09/2016
    1:06:31
  128. 136.
    Ep008 – James Cattermole (Founder | Investor) on moving from corporate life to startup, building and selling enterprise software startups and how to find and spot good ideas08/02/2016
    48:58
  129. 137.
    Ep007 – (part 2) Matt Snowden and James Nguyen (m5859 Apps) on Creating virality, getting 500,000 downloads and building marketplaces07/26/2016
    50:17
  130. 138.
    Ep006 – (part 1) Matt Snowden and James Nguyen (M5859 Apps) on finding the right co-founder, giving away value and contacting Taylor Swift07/18/2016
    39:48
  131. 139.
    Ep005 – Paul Naphtali (Rampersand Venture Capital) on how to contact VC’s, the common ingredients in successful founders, the Rampersand investment process and the biggest turnoffs for investors.07/18/2016
    30:20
  132. 140.
    Ep004 – Alex Mcbride (Founder – The Fifth Watches) on building a business from a blog, turning weaknesses intro strengths and how to grow a social media following07/18/2016
    50:14
  133. 141.
    Ep003 – Justin Dry (Co-CEO – Vinomofo) on the importance of building a community, deciding when to pivot and how to choose between multiple options on the table.07/18/2016
    1:03:27
  134. 142.
    Ep002 – Shelli Trung (Angel Investor) on how to approach investors and what gets investors interested07/18/2016
    39:05
  135. 143.
    Ep001 – Tim Mundy (Director – Digital Affair) on how to get clients, foster partnerships and build teams07/18/2016
    47:10

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