For the past 17 years, Health Equity founder Steve Neeleman has been working to improve the health insurance industry. With a $4.8B market cap and healthy financials that have outperformed the S&P 500 for the past 5 years, Health Equity is built it to stay. Today we’ll hear Steve’s story and tips for builders looking to improve any struggeling industry.
Finding outside funding is the easy part, knowing who to go for is a different story. Seasoned investor Jensen Warnock breaks down when you should start seeking funding and what to look for in a VC fund.
What started as a $8K Kickstarter campaign in 2014 has grown into a multi-million dollar company, at one point growing from $140K to over $4M in revenue in just three years. We sat down with McKenzie to hear the story of how she and her husband, Colby, started and grew Thread Wallets, and what they’ve learned along the way.
Have you ever wondered who designs the insides of airplanes? What about your phone case? Or the package your chocolate came in? Design can be taken for granted and is often only noticed when it’s clumsy or even downright awful. But good design, be it physical, digital, or service, can make or break your product. Today Bart and Christian will discuss why you should be paying more attention to design, and how it can help you build your business to stay.
If anyone knows the ins and outs of small business borrowing, it’s our guest today, Joe Camerato, the cofounder and president of National Business Capital and Services. Since opening in a spare room, Joe has grown National and secured $1 billion in funding for other businesses.
Bethany Teeples started selling homemade liege waffles with her husband at a local farmer’s market. Flash forward 10 years and they have a brick and mortar location with a thriving catering business. Bethany is one of Utah’s 40 under 40 and she’s come packed with tips for anyone looking to open a restaurant.
Imagine you’re two years out of high school and you have $8 million in the bank from your first round of funding. Sounds like a Silicon Valley dream, right? Today we’re talking with Sahil Lavingia, the creator of eCommerce platform Gumroad. Sahil was the second employee at Pinterest, but he left his position there, unvested stock and all, to start Gumroad. His story is nothing short of incredible and we love the long-term, level-headed perspective Sahil is using to build Gumroad to stay.
Six years ago Scott Paul and his business partner, Nykelle Schlofman, stumbled upon influencer marketing. Together they built Instafluence, one of the largest networks of influencers. In 2015, Instafluence was acquired by Disney and Scott went on to create Wooly, the antithesis SAS. In this episode, Scott and Bart discuss his journey to Wooly and the different techniques for companies of all sizes to use influencer marketing.
Is there a formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur, or is it all just luck of the draw? Bart Bradshaw tackles the philosophical questions behind success with serial entrepreneur James Munnerlyn. James shares his top 3 tips for reaching success for a new company and a growing company. Spoiler alert: you might need to sacrifice short term success for long term success!