Just Go Grind with Justin Gordon

By Justin Gordon

On The Just Go Grind Podcast, host Justin Gordon, an entrepreneur, USC MBA alum, and Director of Marketing and Community at Vitalize Venture Group, interviews entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, and other go-getters to pull out the tips, tactics, strategies, and insights to help you build your company.

  1. 1.
    #288: Gal Ringel, Co-Founder and CEO of Mine, the Smart Data Assistant, on Creating the Future of Data Ownership, How to Manage Your Cyber Security, and VC as a Practical MBA
    53:29
  2. 2.
    #287: Hadley Harris, Co-Founder and General Partner of Eniac Ventures, on Raising Five Funds, Giving a Thoughtful Rejection, and Advice for Founders and Investors
    49:31
  3. 3.
    #286: Tony Jamous, Founder and CEO of Oyster, a Distributed Talent Enablement Platform Removing Barriers to Cross-Border HR, on Raising a $20M Series A and Creating the Future of Work
    50:47
  4. 4.
    #285: Marlon Nichols, Managing General Partner at MaC Venture Capital, on Building a World Class Venture Firm to Span Generations, Identifying Emerging Behavioral and Cultural Trends, and What it Takes to Merge Venture Funds
    46:50
  5. 5.
    #284: Vanessa Larco, Partner at NEA, on Her Extensive Experience in Product Management, Her Framework for Decision-Making as a VC, How the Venture Industry is Changing, the Value of Diversity, and Ruthless Prioritization
    54:09
  6. 6.
    #283: Alex Iskold, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 2048 Ventures, an Early Stage VC Firm Backing the Next Generation of Amazing Tech and Data Companies, on Founder Failure, His 5 Years at Techstars, The Future of Pre-Seed Investing, and Why He Loves It
    56:05
  7. 7.
    #282: Rishi Mandal, Co-Founder and CEO of Future, an Online Personal Training Platform, on Making Fitness Accessible and Affordable, Scaling 1:1 Connections, and Lessons from His 15 Years in Tech
    47:15
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    #281: Charlie O'Donnell, Founder and General Partner of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Managing $30M Across Three Funds, on His Two Decades of Experience in the New York Tech Startup Scene, Deal Sourcing, Startup Ecosystems, and the Democratization of Tech
    42:37
  1. 9.
    #280: Jordan DeCicco, Co-Founder of Super Coffee, a Company Valued at Over $200M, on Building a Successful CPG Business, From Bootstrapping to Raising $60M, Renovation Versus Innovation, and Being One of Three Founding Brothers
    55:18
  2. 10.
    #279: Isabelle Kenyon, Founder and CEO of Calibrate, a Modern Metabolic Health Business That Is Establishing a New Standard of Care, on Growing a Virtual Team, Category Creation, and the Power of Persistence
    35:06
  3. 11.
    #278: Xiaoyin Qu, Founder and CEO of Run The World, a Comprehensive Virtual Events Platform for Community Building That Has Raised More than $14M, on Creating a New Media Format, Monetizing Events, and Deepening Human Connection
    45:54
  4. 12.
    #277: Wisam Dakka, Co-Founder of Meemo, an Innovative Social Finance Platform Changing Users' Relationship with Money, on Building Consumer Products, Being an Engineer at Google and Snap, and Managing a Remote Team
    52:14
  5. 13.
    #276: Colleen Cutcliffe, Co-Founder and CEO of Pendulum Therapeutics, a Groundbreaking Biotech Company Empowering People to Achieve Long-Term Health, on Raising $57M in VC, Being a First Time Technical Founder Building a D2C, and How to Be a Great Leader
    47:56
  6. 14.
    #275: Erik Jacobson, Founder and CEO of Lemonpie, a Full Service Podcast PR and Production Agency Helping Brands Grow, on the 3 Different Podcasting Strategies and How to Approach Them
    55:39
  7. 15.
    #274: Eric Shoykhet, Founder and CEO of Atom Finance, a Powerful, Intuitive Platform That Has Raised Over $18M and Makes Modern Investing Tools and Data Accessible To Everyone
    44:00
  8. 16.
    #273: Krish Subramanian, Co-Founder and CEO of Chargebee, an Innovative B2B SaaS Company That's Raised $105M, on Customer Acquisition, Pricing, and Building a Subscription Management & Billing Tool to Streamline Revenue Operations
    48:31
  9. 17.
    #272: Nicole Clark, Co-Founder and CEO of Trellis, a Research Platform for Litigators That is Democratizing Access to the Law by Making State Trial Court Records and Legal Data More Accessible
    55:59
  10. 18.
    #271: Joe Mahavuthivanij, Co-Founder and CEO of Mythic Markets, an Investing Platform to Buy, Sell and Trade Fractional Shares in Rare Pop Culture Collectibles
    49:56
  11. 19.
    #270: Josh Snow, Founder and CEO of Snow, a D2C Leader in Oral Care and Oral Cosmetics with Over 1M Fans and Customers in 175+ Countries Worldwide
    42:51
  12. 20.
    #269: Javier Marriott and Ruth Stedman Marriott, Co-Founders of A Pup Above, Making it Effortless to Know Where Your Pup's Food Comes From, Farm to Bowl
    44:01
  13. 21.
    #268: Bryan Clayton, Co-Founder and CEO of GreenPal, The Uber of Lawn Care, with 300,000 Users and Making $20M in Yearly Revenue
    55:51
  14. 22.
    #267: Max Rofagha, Co-Founder and CEO of Finimize, A Finance Media Brand for Millennial Investors with Over One Million Subscribers Globally, on a Mission to Increase the Net Worth of a Generation through Bite-Size Informative Content and Community
    54:12
  15. 23.
    #266: Robert Krayn, Co-Founder and CEO of Talkiatry, Making Mental Health Care Services Simple and Accessible
    47:58
  16. 24.
    #265: David Zeff, Founder and CEO of Whistle, a Marketing and Sales Agency that Deploys Strategy, Processes, Award Winning People and Tech to Help Companies Grow
    48:59
  17. 25.
    #264: Christopher Hussain, Founder and CEO of RealKey, a Digital Platform Streamlining the Mortgage Processing Experience for Borrowers
    46:16
  18. 26.
    #263: Samara Mejia Hernandez, Founding Partner of Chingona Ventures, an Early-Stage Venture Fund Investing in the Next Generation of Badass Founders
    56:00
  19. 27.
    #262: Edward Sullivan and John Baird of Velocity Group, a Top-Tier Full Spectrum Coaching Firm for Start-Ups
    50:39
  20. 28.
    #261: Zack Teperman, Founder and President of ZTPR, a Full-Service Public Relations Agency Thinking Outside the Box
    47:35
  21. 29.
    #260: Chris Hulls, Co-Founder and CEO of Life360, the World’s Leading Family Safety Service, on Building a Company That's Raised $200M+ and is Publicly Listed on the Australia Stock Exchange
    53:10
  22. 30.
    #259: Jack Hughes, Co-Founder and COO of Syncify, a Social Podcasting App Reimagining the Digital Landscape of Connection
    49:08
  23. 31.
    #258: Ebere Anosike, Founder & CEO of ThankYouKindly, Personalizing and Revolutionizing Corporate Gift-Giving
    39:09
  24. 32.
    #257: Blanca Lesmes, Co-Founder & CEO of BB Imaging & Consulting, a Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Consulting Service, on Growing to $5M in Revenue Without Taking Funding
    49:00
  25. 33.
    #256: Shubhra Srivastava, Co-Founder & CEO of GaragePlug, a Next Generation Software for Auto Repair and Detailing Businesses
    40:47
  26. 34.
    #255: Andrew Jamison, Co-Founder & CEO of Extend, a Digital Credit Distribution Platform That's Raised $14M in VC and is Redefining How Credit and Cards are Issued, Distributed and Accessed
    48:48
  27. 35.
    #254: Mehdi Maghsoodnia, Founder & CEO of 1health, the Leading Testing as a Service Platform
    42:45
  28. 36.
    #253: Ethan Austin, Chief Strategy Officer at Gig Wage and Former Managing Director at Techstars, on Fundraising, Joining an Accelerator, and His Experience as a Founder and Investor
    51:29
  29. 37.
    #252: Antony Arena, CEO at Unbnd Group, an Immersive Technology Creative Agency and the Creator of Aura, the Future of Interactive Mobile Entertainment
    37:58
  30. 38.
    #251: Steve Massey, Co-Founder & CEO of Prewitt Ridge, on Partnering with NASA JPL, His Experience at Techstars, Lessons from His Time at SpaceX and Slingshot Aerospace, and Building Collaboration Software for Deep Tech Teams
    42:51
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    #250: Matteo Franceschetti, Co-Founder & CEO of Eight Sleep, an Innovative Sleep Fitness Startup That's Raised $60M+ from Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, and Other Top Investors
    47:33
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    #249: Deon Nicholas, Co-Founder & CEO of Forethought, on Raising $27M from Top VCs, the Importance of Self-Awareness as a Founder, and Building an Innovative Company Empowering Customer Support Teams with AI
    45:47
  33. 41.
    #248: Emily Best, Founder & CEO of Seed&Spark, a Platform that Makes Entertainment More Diverse, Inclusive, Connected, and Essential
    47:31
  34. 42.
    #247: Andrew Kline, Founder & Managing Director at Park Lane, a Sports-Based Investment Bank, and Former NFL Athlete with the St. Louis Rams
    49:31
  35. 43.
    #246: Kalyan Varma, Co-Founder & CEO at Almabase, on Hitting $100K MRR, Value-Based Pricing, GTM Strategy, and Helping Universities & High Schools Build Relationships with Alumni and Increase Donations
    46:56
  36. 44.
    #245: Melanie Stricklan, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Slingshot Aerospace, a Company Building Situational Awareness Technology to Bring Clarity to Complex Environments and Create a Safer World
    42:44
  37. 45.
    #244: Charles Hudson, Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures, on Raising a Fund, Investing at the Earliest Stages, the Role of Platform in VC, and the Importance of Storytelling for Founders
    48:29
  38. 46.
    #243: Lori Shao, Founder & CEO of Finli, on Building an Innovative Fintech Company Powering Neighborhood Businesses
    55:03
  39. 47.
    #242: Joshua Itano, Co-Founder & CEO at CareCar, a Company Creating Improved Access to Care for Hundreds of Thousands of People
    44:59
  40. 48.
    #241: Gregory Ugwi, Co-Founder of Thinknum, a Web Platform that Allows Investors and Large, Fast-Growing Tech Companies to Wield the Web as Data to Outsmart Competitors
    44:17
  41. 49.
    #240: Gale Wilkinson, Founder and Managing Partner of Vitalize Venture Group, a Seed-Stage Fund and Angel Group
    49:49
  42. 50.
    #239: Josh Clemente, Founder of Levels, an Innovative Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Startup with a 45,000 Person Waitlist Helping People Maximize Their Metabolic Health
    53:08

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