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!
Pat Flynn is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts. Pat is also no stranger to failure. In this episode, Bart and Pat discuss how you can use failure as a stepping stone on the way to success.