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Tips from startup leaders who've been there on growing and scaling smartly.


From failed startup to finding product-market fit: Thoropass Founder Sam Li shares his journey

The entrepreneur explains how he bounced back and went on to raise $98 million, highlighting lessons he learned along the way and strategies for success.

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Navigating the peaks and valleys of entrepreneurship: Insights from Redpanda Founder Alex Gallego

In this episode, Redpanda's Alex Gallego embarks on a comprehensive exploration of the entrepreneurial journey.

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Unlocking growth: How to get product-market fit validation without an MVP

Materialize founder Arjun Narayan shares how he built a database startup and secured $100M+ strategic investment.

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Unlocking Sentry's success: Insights from David Cramer's unconventional journey to successfully raising $217 million

The founder shares why it pays to stop convincing prospects and instead focus on finding the ones who inherently understand and appreciate your vision.

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Navigating turbulent waters: The rise of Arc in the aftermath of Silicon Valley Bank's collapse

Founder Donald Muir dives into the power of unity and cross-collaboration, especially during times of rapid, exponential growth.

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OpenStore’s co-founder, Jeremy Wood, on overcoming doubts and raising $150 million

Wood shares how timing played a key role in OpenStore's success and what the future of e-commerce might look like.

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How bootstrapping paved the way for a $125M growth investment in Slice

Slice’s founder Ilir Sela discusses the importance of being resourceful and putting the customer first when building a company and product.

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How to overcome self-doubt and thrive through startup challenges with Electric.ai’s Ryan Denehy

The founder and CEO opens up about the challenges of entrepreneurship and how he navigated them to build a successful company.

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Auth0’s Eugenio Pace on understanding your target persona

The Auth0 founder shares the importance of prioritizing people when building a product and growing a company.

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