Designer, writer, teacher, creator of software products and creative powerhouse. If you want to go it alone, you have to build your email list. After 18 years of experiementing, Paul Jarvis has a few tips to share on how to do it.
Ai Ching Goh is the co-founder and CEO of Piktochart. Piktochart is a design based web app with over 5 million users. In this interview, Ching talks about how they grew Piktochart to profitability without external investment from day one.
Moving to Colombia forced American entrepreneur Connor Grooms to learn Spanish. But he couldn’t find a service that allowed him to learn both intensely and in an affordable way. A “what if?” conversation sparked the idea of a flat-rate Spanish teaching service aimed at students who wanted intense, immersion to rapidly accelerate their language skills. With a few more tweaks, Connor’s service was born. This is the story of how Connor Grooms built BaseLang.
Aulia “Ollie” Halimatussadiah is a serial entrepreneur, startup mentor, author and an inspiring role model for Asian women. She’s the founder of Zetta Media, Nulis Buku, Storial and the Girls in Tech event series. In this interview, we’ll learn how Ollie got started as an entrepreneur and how she still nurtures her passion for writing.
My next guest on Founder FM straddles two worlds. On the one hand, Bernard Moon was born in South Korea but was educated and lives in California. On the other, he was an entrepreneur and founder of a number of successful tech startups and now he’s on the other side of the table, a VC and General Partner for SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea.
My next guest on Ye Myat Myin, was one of the first entrepreneurs in his country to bring mobile and internet services to the masses. Ye Myat Myin, or Jeff as he likes to be known, is the founder and managing director of Nexlabs, a company based in Singapore but operating extensively out of Myanmar. Yes, Myanmar, the country so many touted to be the next big thing.
Shilpa Sharma runs 3 successful businesses, recently raising $5 million for Jaypore. Her journey is one of self-belief and overcoming: don’t always follow the rules set out by family and society. We talk about Shilpa’s journey, how she overcame resistance and doubt. Shilpa also shares her attitude towards business. If you’re heart’s not in it, don’t do it. Don’t waste a life doing something you’re not passionate about. Although she runs 3 businesses, she doesn’t see it as “work”, this is something she loves. If you’re looking for inspiration, come to New Delhi with us and join us on this journey with Shilpa Sharma on Founder FM.
In this episode of Founder FM, Grant Weherley will show you how to turn your expertise into an online course. Use that course to generate income or onboard users.
Dirk Lueth is a German entrepreneur and investor who moved from Germany to Silicon Valley to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. He’s now helping young German startups do the same.
French entrepreneur Laurent Le Pen wanted to raise $100k on Kickstarter, but ended up with $1 million. We talk about how he achieved success and why partnership is key to wearable tech brand Omate’s success.