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Conquer America with David Drobik
39 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
How I Went From 500 Startups to Growing into a 60+ Employee Company: Marina Mogilko, Founder of Lingua Trip
I'm absolutely blown away by this 28 year old entrepreneur. Today we're chatting with Marina Mogilko, founder of Lingua Trip and Fluent Express. Marina is also a social media influencer with over 2 million followers across the platforms. In our wide-ranging conversation we dive into: How Marina started her business in Russia and made the move to Silicon Valley Marina's journey through the 500 Startups Accelerator Visa struggles And so much more! Find Marina:On Instagram: @linguamarinaOn Youtube: youtube.com/SiliconValleyGirlOn Youtube: youtube.com/LinguaMarinaMarina's companies: Lingua Trip Fluent Express And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter on ConquerAmerica.com! Yours truly,David Drobik
3 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
Song we made for ya'll with my boys Karl "Karneeg" Jabourian and David Morrison to motivate you to follow your American Dream! #ConquerAmerica Enjoy!
68 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
How I raised $20 million in Silicon Valley as an Immigrant: Hubert Palan, Founder of ProductBoard
Welcome back to Conquer America! In today's interview you'll get to meet Hubert Palan, founder of Productboard. Hubert came to America 11 years ago and went from a management consultant to startup employee to grad student and finally tech entrepreneur. Hubert raised close to $20 million from Silicon Valley VC firms as he continues to grow his venture. Learn about Hubert's journey over the years, his lessons from finding work in Silicon Valley to obtaining the right visas to be able to stay here.Find Hubert on twitter @hapalanVisit www.conqueramerica.com for more stories of foreigners making it big in Silicon Valley.
38 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
My Journey Through Y Combinator and Raising a $1.8M seed All Within 9 Months of Launching: Samir Smajic, Founder of GetAccept
Ever wondered what it’s like launching a company, going through Y Combinator and raising a $1.8M seed all within 9 months of launching? On this episode, we’re talking to Samir Smajic, the Swedish founder of GetAccept, a YC backed startup that had raised its seed round right after YC’s demo day. You’ll learn: What are Samir’s go-to visas if you’re starting out in the US How to manage a distributed team between Europe and Silicon Valley How to get the traction to raise your first round of capital in Silicon Valley Samir’s company: GetAccept.com Samir’s Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/samirsmajic/Go to ConquerAmerica.com, get in touch and let me know what kind of guests or questions you'd like to see in future episodes! Have a great holiday! David Drobik---Music licenseRock Angel by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/K8eRXvLL7Wo
67 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Taking My Company to New York, Mistakes I Made: Jan Beranek, U.plus Founder
Jan grew his company U.plus to a 100 employee startup studio that creates digital products, completely bootstrapped.However, it took him 2 years to get his first client in the US, after bringing his business into New York. On this episode we talk about his top tips on how to take your EU based company into the United States and succeed.You'll get years of trial and error summarized in this action-packed episode of Conquer America!Among other things you'll learn: Jan's number one tip on expanding into the US is to go there yourself, as the founder of your company. You should never send anyone else or try to hire in the US, if you've never done business there, "It is going to fail" as Jan puts it (minute 27) How to prepare for the culture shock that awaits you after arriving in the US How to make a first hire and find your first client Jan's company: U.plusJan's Twitter: @janberanek Go to ConquerAmerica.com and get in touch and let me know what you think about the podcast so far! Thank you! Enjoy the show! David Drobik
47 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Alex Ikonn: How I Grew My Lifestyle Business to $1+ million in the First Year (Thanks to Youtube!)
If you're looking to grow a consumer business in the United States, you HAVE to give this episode a listen! Alex Ikonn is the founder of Luxy Hair and creator of the 5-minute Journal. He grew his business on the backbone of social media and him and his wife Mimi have 6 million followers across the platforms! You'll find out how Alex: grew his brand on the US market achieved over $1m revenue in the first year with ZERO advertising used youtube to scale his business sold 400k+ copies of the 5-minute journal and so much more! At the end of the episode you'll get to hear what's Alex's relationship with Tim Ferriss! To get to know Alex and his journey better, follow him on:YoutubeorInstagramHis companies are:Luxy HairandIntelligent Change (5-minute Journal)Get in touch with me! Visit Conquer America Now!
45 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
How I Went From Language Student to a Forbes 30 under 30 Entrepreneur: Jan Bednar, founder of ShipMonk
Jan founded ShipMonk after moving to Florida as a Language student. In only 3 years, his company is profitable and on track to generating $30m in revenues this year. Listen to Jan's unbelievable story in this episode of Conquer America. Jan's Company: www.shipmonk.comJan's Twitter: @Jan_BednarJan's Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/janbed/Jan's TED Talk: https://goo.gl/kN2sw8
35 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
How I raised $170 million: Turo CEO, Andre Haddad
Today we're diving deep into the breathtaking story of Andre Haddad, the CEO of Turo, who fled the war in Lebanon to Paris where he founded his first company that got acquired by Ebay. He then moved to the United States and became CEO of Turo that has raised over $170 million from VC's. Enjoy the show and hit me up on IG @daviddrobikFollow Andre on Twitter @andrehaddad
32 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
How I Scaled Prezi to 100m Users After Landing in America: Prezi Founder - Peter Arvai
On this episode I talk to Peter Arvai, the Founder and CEO of Prezi!We dive deep into what it was like landing in the US with nothing after starting out in Budapest and building Prezi from scratch to over 100 million users today. Wondering what it's like raising $70+ million in venture capital funding? Peter covers it all!Reach out to Peter on Twitter @peterarvaiEnjoy today's episode and be sure to reach out and send me your feedback! Yours Truly,David Drobik
27 minutes | Jul 2, 2018
How I sold Shazam to Apple for $400 million: Shazam founder Chris Barton
Shazam Founder Chris Barton reveals how he started Shazam in London and ended up selling to Apple for $400 million.
3 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
About Conquer America: The Podcast for European Founders Conquering the American Market
What Conquer America is all about? It's the only podcast that helps European founders succeed on the US market. Listen to this intro episode to learn what Conquer America has in store for you!
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