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Customer Discovercast

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The Customer Discovercast is aimed at helping founders build products that people want and providing expertise from founders who have done so successfully.
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COVID 19 has sparked fear in the world as of 2020. Luckily there are companies like Postera that are using technology to ensure that future pandemics are handled much more efficiently! Who knew that Machine Learning could help us find cures to diseases that haven't even emerged as yet!On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Aaron Morris , Cofounder of Postera about his journey from Data Scientist to Y combinator backed startup founder.Tune in to learn about Aaron's experience at Y combinator (They reached out to HIM!!), crowdsourcing a solution for future COVID mutations!You can listen to the Customer Discovercast by using the following links for Apple https://apple.co/2JCLsHD​ and Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6lc0msA...​ but we’re also on every major podcast directory!Aaron is a mathematician by training, completing his studies in Applied Mathematics at Oxford University where he also met Alpha, one of PostEra’s co-founders. He then spent 5 years in Finance as a Data Scientist and Trader before founding PostEra along with Alpha and Matt in October 2019.PostEra uses machine learning to help discover novel drugs. We offer medicinal chemistry as a service, with a focus on how to make compounds. We have partnered with drug hunters in large pharma like Pfizer and with new biotechs like NeuroLucent, to expedite their own drug discovery campaigns while also offering a cloud-based platform called Manifold as a one-stop-shop for making compounds. Through the platform we hope to democratise access to machine learning technology to help every drug hunter advance their own drug discovery efforts.LinkedinPostera
Natural Language Processing is taking over Silicon Valley startups and it seems new use cases are popping up everyday! Who knew the AI could actually help our children learn how to read more efficiently!On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Dr Elizabeth Adams, Cofounder of HelloEllo about her journey from Academia to Y combinator backed startup founder.Tune in to learn about Elizabeths's experience at Y combinator (W'20), performing essentially a customer development bootcamp within the first 30 days of starting their batch and the growth that followed!You can watch the Customer Discovercast on Youtube by clicking here!Elizabeth Adams has her PH.D in Clinical Psychology, her education laid the foundation for her expertise in which the concept of helloello came from. Now Elizabeth is on a mission to combine her knowledge and skill set with technology to help young children learn!Linkedinhelloello
Growth Hacking is taking over Silicon Valley startups and even FAANG companies are forming multiple growth teams to scale up their already massive customer base. Growth Hacking Marketing is essentially an experimental data driven approach to rapidly scaling growth on a shoestring budget.On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to John Sillings Founder and CEO of ArtInRes about his growth hacking techniques used before, during, and after Y combinator to scale their art marketplace for millennials.Tune in to learn about John's experience at Y combinator (W'20), performing essentially a customer development bootcamp within the first 30 days of starting their batch and the growth that followed!You can watch the Customer Discovercast on Youtube by clicking here!John Sillings is one of the founders of Art in Res, online art marketplace for independent artists and new collectors. Previously, John was an equity research analyst at various financial firms, where he researched and modeled companies in every major industry. If you want to reach John you can do so by visiting the links belowLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-sillings-6996948/ArtInRes: https://artinres.com/#GrowthHacking​ #YCombinator #CustomerDevelopment​ #UXresearch
On the first Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Ghalib Suleiman who is the Founder and CEO of Polytomic, a data pipeline tool that uses data automation to sync internal customer data to your business systems. Ghalib has over seven years of experience in data, analytics, and machine learning, most recently founding and running the data team at PlanGrid before founding Polytomic.Tune in to learn about how Ghalib and his cofounder successfully got into Y combinator (W'20), then pivoted their idea to land on what would become Polytomic! Now they are backed by some of the most well known investors in Silicon Valley such as Caffeinated Capital!You can watch the Customer Discovercast one Youtube by clicking here!If you want to reach Ghalib you can do so by visiting the links belowLinkedinPolyotmicPolyomic helps businesses sync internal customer data to your business systems from their databases, data warehouses, and spreadsheets. No code required.
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Konstantin Meska who is the Founder and CEO of Hirio.co, a hiring automation tool that uses data analytics to make the hiring process more efficient. Konstantin has a business development background and over 10 years experience building tech startups with a previous successful exit. He has a unique experience growth hacking his products and acquiring early b2b SaaS sales.Tune in to learn about how Konstantin successfully landing his first few b2b sales and scaled the company with their clients! Even more importantly, we spoke about how they were able to bootstrap profitably all the way up to Seed Funding...in under one year!You can watch to the Customer Discovercast by clicking here!If you want to reach Konstantin you can do so by visiting the links belowLinkedinHirioHirio is the Uber for blue-collar workers in the US market. They help you make strategic decisions based on real data analytics. Measure every step of your hiring process and stop wasting resources on efforts that don't work. Get valuable insights, prepare visual reports and share them with your co-workers.
On this episode on the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Lucas Beland who is the Founder and CEO of GoLoot. Lucas, a successful tech entrepreneur hailing from Montreal Canada,  has a keen eye for problem solving using the latest developments in technology.Tune in to learn about how Lucas successfully raised $2.2 Million in funding at the age of 18. Even more importantly we speak about his unique leadership style that helps him manage is quickly growing organization of professionals who are all older than him. He also gives us key insights into his philosophy on hiring his founding team which focuses on the authenticity of the candidate!You can watch to the Customer Discovercast by clicking here!If you want to reach Lucas you can do so by visiting the links belowLinkedinGoLoot
On this episode on the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Vikas Murali who is the Founder and CEO of Offsight. Vikas, an engineer by trade has an eye for developing consumer centric products and has successfully raised pre seed funding rising him to the ranks of the top 2% of entrepreneurs that raise funding!Tune in to learn about how Vikas and his cofounder pivoted from his previously fledging startup into the early stages of Offsight to take it into a booming startup over the past year. He also gives us key insights into how they acquired their first few sales and highlights the importance of growing. your product with your customers!You can watch to the Customer Discovercast by clicking here!If you want to reach Vikas you can do so by visiting the links belowLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikasmurali/Offsight: https://www.offsight.com  
On the 16th episode of the Customer Discovercast (and the second solo episode) I covered my experience speaking with Billionaire angel Investor, Barbara Corcoran. I spoke about the #1 lesson I learned from our conversation which was "Put down the books, and start writing my own story".Tune in to learn about how I have used this knowledge to start my dream business, gain traction, and grow a team in less than a year! You can watch the Customer Discovercast on Youtube!If you want to reach me you can do so by visiting the links belowLinkedinTwitterWebsiteGeneral Navigation
On this episode on the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Jim Semick who is the Co Founder of Product Plan. Jim has a successful track record of transforming rough ideas into real products and bringing those products to market over his 15+ yr career so needless to say he is an industry leader in the product field.Tune in to learn about Jim's techniques for validating new products as well as how to use Product Led Growth and Design Thinking to scale your product most efficiently! You can watch  the Customer Discovercast on Youtube here! Jim is also the author of the book Essentialist Product Manager in which he teaches Product Professionals how to manage their time most efficiently to minimize waste and maximize product value!If you want to reach Jim you can do so by visiting the links belowLinkedin Twitter ProductPlan  Personal Website 
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I had the pleasure of speaking with Todd Uterstaedt  about managing stress as a founder, the latest developments in founder health management, and the trials and tribulations of personal investments of founders in their businesses endeavors.Tune in to learn about the best frameworks for improving relationships with colleagues and investors to. help you build a healthier business and successfully raise more funds!Todd is the host of the popular podcast, “From Founder to CEO” where for six years he has interviewed Founders and CEOs of top companies like:Netflix, Zoom, Dunkin Donuts, Sonic Drive-In, Mailchimp, Calendly, Freshbooks, Hint Water, BeachBody, ThirdLove, and Gum-road. For over 20 years he has helped Founders and CEOs scale their leadership and build great teams after having served as a decorated US Army Intelligence Officer in the United States and throughout the world. Subscribe to his podcast at www.FromFounderToCEO.com.To watch this episode on YouTube, click here!To sign up for our waitlist for our product launch click here!#entrepreneurship #podcasthost #foundertoCEO #colleagues #investors #bootstrapping
On todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with the founder of Incolo (formerly crowdfundnc) to speak about how the early stage investing/fundraising landscape is shifting. It is becoming more accessible for early stage entrepreneurs to raise funds. that allow them to innovate and solve big problems.Will has invested money and/or advised in over 100 founders' companies from main street to wall street. Private company building and investing about PEOPLE and the journey of building really great companies is his top priority. Investing in private companies (entrepreneurs) is risker than the stock market, but far more connected and her prefers that world.You can watch the video version of the Customer Discovercast by clicking here!Don't forget to check out our website to keep up with our product development leading up to our launch!
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I had the pleasure of speaking with Nicholas Prouten who is a Cryptocurrency expert and is an ambassador for lode.one, the first stable crypto coin backed by Silver.We spoke about recent developments in Cryptocurrency, the evolution of traditional currency and how cryptocurrency differs. Stay tuned to learn about the future of crypto and how blockchain can protect your identity and financial information better than our current credit/debit verification systems!You can watch this episode of the Customer Discovercast by clicking here.Nick can be reached on his LinkedIn, or by visiting lode.one https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-prouten/https://youtu.be/GEnPf5BeoZc
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I had the pleasure of speaking with Scott Christianson who is a technologist and an Associate Teaching Professor of management at the Trulaske College of Business.We spoke about How AI Works and went over several use cases for its impact in our everyday life. It was a blast to cover crystal knows.com which uses AI to determine someones DISC personality traits based on website data and Google AI's newest functionality, Google Duplex.Tune in to learn about how you can use AI to make your life easier and most importantly, protect yourself from having your personal data exploited as the internet continues to rapidly grow in intelligence and capability.You can listen to the Customer Discovercast on Apple  and Spotify but we’re also on every major podcast directory! J. Scott Christianson can be reached on his website, LinkedIn, Twitter, or by following his newsletter, The Free-Range Technologist.
On this episode I spoke with Sung Kin who is a digital nomad, a product designer for Amazon, and the owner of a booming design agency. Sung talks about the moment he realized he wanted to have more impact in. his life and the invention that lead him to speaking at TEDx Talks and South by South west conferences.We spoke about the pivotal moment in every entrepreneurs life when they "take the leap" and the mistakes he learned form along the way. Sung talks about how he spends his money (and donates it) now that he is financially free.Sung can be found on tiktok and Instagram @brokenunicorn19You can watch/listen to the Customer Discovercast by using the following links for Youtube, Apple  and Spotify  but we’re also on every major podcast directory!
In the creators economy, having an online personal brand is becoming a necessity. Millions of people are creating their own podcasts to spread their brand and unique message to thousands of people. How can you leverage this valuable media channel to get ahead of the new 'audio' wave?I sat down today with Andrew Allemann who is the founder of PodcastGuests.com and owner of DomainNameWire.com to speak more about how to successfully launch and grow a podcast.We spoke about the importance of focusing on enhancing the quality of the platform while building the user base and a few key ways to do so. Andrew touches on the early days of putting elbow grease to grow his initial user base and eventually creating systems to continue growth 4 years later!Please Like and Subscribe to stay up to date on new episodes and email ethan@customerdiscovery.co to suggest new guests or content you would like us to cover!You can sign up for PodcastGuests.com for FREE today by clicking on the url!You can listen to the Customer Discovercast by using the following links for Apple https://apple.co/2JCLsHD and Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6lc0msAY5CQWtH20Nr7FwJ but we’re also on every major podcast directory!
On todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I spoke with Dom Einhorn who is the founder and CEO of the largest Incubator/ Accelerator in Southwest France. Dom and I spoke about his approach to investing and growing early stage startups as well as the top things he looks for before he puts money on the table.  Less than 2% of all entrepreneurs receive funding so tune into this episode if you want to learn how to land investment or get accepted into a startup incubator or accelerator.You can learn more about Dom's accelerator or watch the video interview by clicking the link belowhttps://uniqornincubator.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_aJyn8eGis
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with Blaine Killen to talk about the future of fitness and how he plans to disrupt the fitness industry.Blaine is the Founder of FitLift, the world's most advanced personal trainer which uses a wrist sensor to track the users movements to ensure they are performing movements with correct form.We talked about the moment where Blaine decided to take the entrepreneur from his Software Engineering job at Microsoft and Rev to pursue his dreams as well as the high points and potentially business ending roadblocks that they overcame to get to where they are right now. I have said for many years that the fitness industry (the personal training industry most specifically) is perfectly poised for disruption. Over the years it has become more expensive and as the industry becomes saturated with low quality information it becomes increasingly more important to provide clients with the tools they need to take their health into their own hands! I believe FitLift is a huge step in the right direction because it compliments workout videos very well to ensure that the user gets real time feedback when performing the exercises so the right neuromuscular connections are made right off the bat!Blaine can be reached using the following links:https://www.fitlift.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bjkillen/
What is the key to living a full, fruitful life driven by passion and purpose? In Japan, a concept called ikigai is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, ikigai translates to “reason for being.”On todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with a friend and fellow Product enthusiast Bharani Sankar where we spoke about how to find your ikigai and connecting that to your long term goals that will keep you smiling  when looking back at your life decades from now.Bharani also has his own podcast called "Where we are today" which can be listened to using the link below, his LinkedIn is also attached.https://open.spotify.com/episode/7xRqd5zm8CTDa0f2l17pWU?si=yGTjL8eLS_W8_0hvFoLBkwhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bharanivyas-sankar/*Disclaimer* Any views or opinions expressed during this podcast are personal and belong solely to the participants and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the participants may or may not be associated with.
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with Raj Goodman.Raj is the Founder of Goodman Lantern, a native English content writing and software development service that helps businesses sell better and grow faster.An engineer by profession, he has founded three start-ups, raised capital, and taken one venture from zero to acquisition. His career also includes working with large and mid-sized organizations, launching both start-ups and new products within them. The products he built have made an excess of £55 million for the companies he's worked with.We spoke about taking an idea to acquisition as well as how to create social equality as the CEO of the company he founded. Stay tuned until the end to hear his best advice on finding your first 10 users!Raj can be reached using the following links:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajanand/
How To Build a More Ethical, Inclusive, and Resilient WorldOn todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with Jarie Bolander,  who is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature who has been part of 6 startups over his 25-year career.We spoke about what it means to be an ethical Entrepreneur (despite being unemployable 😅). How important it is to do what you love rather than chasing a check and the. difference it makes in the end when you look back on your life. Jarie can be reached at his personal website and his social links below.https://theentrepreneurethos.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/jariebolander/https://twitter.com/thedailymba
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