Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von ...

The Inc. Founders Project brings you the stories of the entrepreneurs building our future. Hosted by Alexa von Tobel (Founder/CEO of LearnVest and now Founder + Managing Partner of Inspired Capital), listen to the tales of guts, inspiration, and drive behind the people and companies at the forefront of technology. Each weekly conversation digs into each founder's professional playbook — and starts to uncover what makes them tick as people.

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How to Lead with Trust with Gene Berdichevsky o...
27 min
2
How to Build from the Ground Up with Eren Bali ...
28 min
3
Flashback Episode: How to Think Long-Term, with...
35 min
4
Flashback Episode: Why Creators Matter, with Ja...
29 min
5
Flashback Episode: How to Craft a Viral Product...
34 min
6
Flashback Episode: Why Equity Matters, with Hen...
28 min
7
Flashback Episode: How to Build Community, with...
35 min
8
Flashback Episode: How Process Helps You Build ...
33 min
9
Inc. Presents 'Business Brainstorm'
27 min
10
How to Lean Into the Impossible with David Rogi...
25 min
11
Why Utility Matters with Vishal Garg of Better
29 min
12
How to Approach a Complex Space with Andrew Hin...
29 min
13
How to Build a Global Business with Kristo Käär...
28 min
14
How to Create a Magical Experience with Joe Ari...
28 min
15
How to Strive for Excellence with Iman Abuzeid ...
26 min
16
How to Be Transparent with Mathilde Collin of F...
30 min
17
How to Stay the Course with Sid Viswanathan of ...
29 min
18
How to Get Comfortable with Negotiation with Ka...
28 min
19
How to Adopt a Learner’s Mindset with Rachel Ca...
27 min
20
How Skepticism Can Fuel You with Irving Fain of...
29 min
21
How to Be Deliberate with Your Time with Sanjit...
29 min
22
How to Solve Your Customers’ Core Problem with ...
29 min
23
How Constraints Create Opportunity with David V...
30 min
24
How to Unlock Innovation with Emma Grede of Goo...
29 min
25
Why Companies Should Think of Employees as Cust...
27 min
26
How to Rebuild the System with Iyah Romm and To...
28 min
27
How to Foster Curiosity with Augusto Marietti o...
28 min
28
How to Pace Yourself with Francois Kress of Fee...
30 min
29
How to Create a Sticky Product with Flori Marqu...
30 min
30
How to Stay Present with Christy Turlington Bur...
39 min
31
How to Solve Hard Problems with Stephany Kirkpa...
28 min
32
Why Data is the New Code with Alexandr Wang of ...
31 min
33
How to Identify Your Customer with Armon Dadgar...
37 min
34
How to Stay True to Your Principles with Ken Li...
37 min
35
How to Build Your Executive Team with Ali Ghods...
32 min
36
How to Work Smarter with Andrew Frame of Citizen
35 min
37
How to Create Cultural Change with Alyssa Ravas...
32 min
38
How to Be Patient with Tristan Handy of Fishtow...
27 min
39
How to Build a Competitive Moat with Kiran Bhat...
31 min
40
How to Ignore the Noise with Isabelle Kenyon of...
25 min
41
How to Accelerate to Meet Demand with Johnny Bo...
32 min
42
How Process Helps You Build Faster with Vlad Te...
33 min
43
How to Ask the Big Questions with Mateo Jaramil...
40 min
44
How to Be a Constant Learner, with Deon Nichola...
27 min
45
How to Build a Viral App, with Prerna Gupta of ...
40 min
46
How to Lead, with David Rubenstein of Carlyle
35 min
47
How to Be a Multiplier, with Cal Henderson of S...
35 min
48
How to Maintain Extreme Focus, with Peter Colis...
31 min
49
How to Make a Positive Impact, with Jason Gross...
32 min
50
How to Love the Journey, with Josh Reeves of Gusto
29 min
51
How to Build Something from Nothing, with Paul ...
31 min
52
How to Think Long-Term, with Steve Fredette of ...
35 min
53
How to Build a Thriving Marketplace, with Chris...
31 min
54
How to Drive Retention, with Dylan Diamond and ...
28 min
55
How to Fix a Broken System, with Othman Laraki ...
31 min
56
How to Build a Connected Team, with Brynne Roja...
27 min
57
How to Make a Difference, with Julia Cheek of E...
35 min
58
How to Engage Your First Customers, with Olivie...
22 min
59
How to Learn What Motivates You, with Daniel Gr...
30 min
60
How to Quantify Product Market Fit, with Rahul ...
29 min
61
Why Creators Matter, with Jack Conte of Patreon
29 min
62
How to be Tenacious, with Blake Hall of ID.me
37 min
63
How to Know You're Ready to Launch, with Julie ...
26 min
64
How to Build a Company Remotely, with Wade Fost...
36 min
65
How to Pursue Audacious Goals, with Marcelo Cla...
38 min
66
How to Be Your Customer's First Call, with Zach...
29 min
67
How to Be a Present Parent and a CEO, with Jess...
36 min
68
How to Trust Your Gut, with Adam Nathan of Almanac
32 min
69
Why Execution Is More Important Than Ideas, wi...
36 min
70
How to Build a Marketplace That Scales, with St...
41 min
71
How to Tap Into What Makes Your Business Specia...
31 min
72
How to Integrate Work and Childcare, with Chris...
33 min
73
How to Chase Your Passion, With Shane Curran of...
29 min
74
How to Turn Feedback into a Business Model, wit...
28 min
75
Why Failure is a Path to Progress, with Will Ah...
40 min
76
How to Manage Risk, with Marla Beck of Bluemercury
35 min
77
How to Grow Your Business Organically, With Joe...
32 min
78
Why Building a Company is a Team Sport, With Ch...
28 min
79
How to Take the Startup Leap, with Richie Serna...
34 min
80
How to Nail Your Value Proposition, with Kevin ...
31 min
81
How to Solve the Unsolvable, with Doug Hirsch o...
30 min
82
How to Grow from Founder to CEO, with Brian Hal...
30 min
83
How to Speak to a Niche Audience, with Samantha...
30 min
84
How to Craft a Viral Product, with Ivan Zhao of...
34 min
85
How to Be the Best at One Thing, with Alli Webb...
33 min
86
How to Scale Rapidly, with Toby Sun of Lime
30 min
87
How to Build an Effective Company Culture, with...
34 min
88
How to Foster Collaboration, with Dr. Joseph De...
32 min
89
How to Build for the Future, with Everett Cook ...
31 min
90
How to Be Authentic Storytellers, with Danielle...
How to Be Authentic Storytellers, with Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder-Morel of Dannijo
40 min
91
Why Emotions Are Not a Liability, with Jason Br...
32 min
92
How to Create Change, with Carolyn Childers and...
How to Create Change, with Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan of Chief
43 min
93
Why Equity Matters, with Henry Ward of Carta
Why Equity Matters, with Henry Ward of Carta
28 min
94
How to Build a Transparent Business, with Max L...
How to Build a Transparent Business, with Max Levchin of Affirm
38 min
95
How to Be Scrappy, with Eric Senn of Storr
Will the future of retail be decentralized (think: what Uber's done for transportation and Airbnb for lodging)? This entrepreneur thinks so. Eric shares how Storr is enabling anyone to monetize their style by opening a digital store in just three clicks, why he started by researching the history of retail (all the way back to the 1800s), and how he got creative to sign his first brand partners before raising seed funding.
31 min
96
How to Make Customers Happy, with Daniel Schrei...
While insurance is a $5 trillion dollar market, Daniel noticed an opportunity: most insurance companies are not described as lovable or delightful. He wants consumers to forget everything they know about insurance and start fresh. Daniel shares how Lemonade leverages technology to build trust, how they've achieved an NPS of 70+, and why keeping Shabbat each week helps him set healthy boundaries as a founder.
31 min
97
How to Turn a Pain Point into a Business, with ...
70% of American employees work in open floor plan offices—and according to Brian Chen, they don't like it. Brian and his cofounders set out to reimagine the modern workplace and launched their first product, an office phone booth (which already graces the offices of Google, Apple, and J.P. Morgan). Brian shares his own frustration with not being able to find a quiet space at work, explains how he and his co-founder personally delivered and assembled their first prototypes, and why they care about being responsible citizens of the world.
35 min
98
How to Be Yourself at Work, with Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown began her career as a freelance makeup artist. She didn't set out to build a billion dollar makeup business, but she quickly accelerated from creating a line of lipsticks to an acquisition by Estee Lauder four years later. Bobbi went on to spend nearly two decades building Bobbi Brown into a household name. Bobbi shares how she adapted to being a corporate employee post-acquisition, why being able to wear jeans to work matters, and how she interviews for work ethic.
32 min
99
How to Get Through the Tough Stuff, with Aaron ...
Aaron Levie dropped out of college and moved into his uncle's garage to launch Box. Fast-forward and the company has 95,000 enterprise customers and a $3 billion market cap. While one of his first win's was securing an investment from Mark Cuban off of a cold email, it wasn't always an easy journey. Aaron shares how he zeroed in on the right business model, how he hires for culture adds, and why startups have to be 10X better in some way (like simplicity).
34 min
100
How to Be Vulnerable with Justin McLeod of Hinge
Justin McLeod has an unusual mission: build a dating app designed to be deleted. It was his own offline love story that helped him gain clarity into his vision for Hinge and guided the company through a critical pivot. Justin shares what it was like to be acquired by the Match Group, why he thinks social media is the new smoking, and how to know when a new business strategy is working.
29 min