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The Tech Talk Podcast: Startups | Technology | Silicon valley | Entrepreneurship
59 minutes | Apr 30, 2015
025: SPECIAL GUEST – Chris Messina tells us about how he invented the #hashtag and made Firefox ubiquitous
Summary Chris Messina is known as the inventor of the #hashtag and is a big open source advocate. Chris has facilitated huge cultural shifts around the world by helping to create movements for coworking, firefox and barcamp. From starting his own marketing agency to his amazing experiences at Google, Chris really has a huge variety of experience and offers amazing insight into his world. We talk to Chris about: How he invented the hashtag How to effectively leverage Open Source at your startup His experience with building and growing the first real life open source event, BarCamp. His amazing experience at Google and with Google Plus His unique and intriguing life philosophy Chris offers amazing insight for tech founders. He offers us a unique approach to building communities through Open Source engagement and answers a very challenging and personal question towards the end of the interview.
22 minutes | Apr 16, 2015
024: SPECIAL GUEST – Chris Brogan gives us guidance on marketing and building communities for tech startups
Summary Chris Brogan explores how people use content and community to build marketplaces around areas of belonging. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and working on his ninth, Belong: A Framework for Embracing Community, Driving the Economy and Building the Future. Learn more about him at chrisbrogan.com We talk to Chris about: How to be an owner and apply this mentality to your business to focus and serve your customers Foundational strategy to market your startup effectively How double sided marketplaces (like AirBnB and Uber) build and scale communities What he would ask himself if he was the interviewer Chris offers amazing insight for tech founders. One of our hardest struggles is building traction but it is essential for receiving investment and ultimately surviving in the tech industry. Chris helps us by offering actionable advice and insight to grow your audience and community.
33 minutes | Apr 2, 2015
023: SocialSign.in – Mike from SocialSign.in tells us about his journey in the Social Media scene
Summary SocialSign.in allows businesses to market their products and access guest analytics through guest Wifi that they provide to customers. SocialSign.in has recently got $2.2m in funding to grow the startup.
28 minutes | Mar 27, 2015
022: Grow – Awesome business intelligence dashboards for small and medium businesses
Summary Rob tells us to have a servants heart by serving the customer in full and understanding that they are the ones keeping your company alive. He also gives us some insight into a little holiday timeshare trick he has up his sleeve.
35 minutes | Mar 19, 2015
021: Segmint: With $23m in funding Segmint runs a marketing platform
Summary Rob talks about how his platform runs analytics across large marketing campaigns for large companies to provide in depth analytics and actionable insights from big data.
37 minutes | Mar 12, 2015
020: Algolia – A realtime search API helping developers build instant search
Summary With $2.8m in funding and some big contracts with businesses like Crunchbase, Algolia is growing massively to provide developers with the ability to build instant search on their sites or web apps.
32 minutes | Mar 5, 2015
019: PeggedSoftware – From working in the White House labour department to building Big Data analytics for hiring
Summary Michael Rosenbaum talks us through his journey as an academic who was then hired by the whitehouse labour department. He then decided to solve problems in the labour market by using Pegged Software to hire based on Big Data analytics
38 minutes | Feb 26, 2015
018: SPECIAL GUEST – Robert X Cringely tells us about what he discovered from interviewing hundreds of tech tycoons
Summary Robert X Cringely is a renowned tech author and TV personality. He has interviewed over 125 tech tycoons including Steve Jobs. In the interview, Bob gives us nuggets of essential information pulled down from these Silicon Valley legends.
23 minutes | Feb 19, 2015
017: Utrip – Awesome travel planning technology that helps you build a tailored trip plan
Summary Gilad talks us through his journey and tells us the best piece of advice I have heard from a founder. He tells us to think bigger and to go for your dreams.
27 minutes | Feb 12, 2015
016: Videoamp – A startup that helps traditional video advertisers find their audience online
Summary With over $2.2m in seed funding Videoamp are aiming to use data to help traditional video advertisers find their audience demographic online. All done through a tongue twisting technique called "Programmatic Video Advertising".
50 minutes | Feb 6, 2015
015: Neighbrhds – Bill tells us his journey from founding an ISP in the 90s to creating an app for local communities
Summary Bill talks us through his journey; from starting an ISP (Internet Service Provider) and digital media agency back in the 90s to creating the first app where you can sponsor an app for your local community.
26 minutes | Jan 29, 2015
014: Retisense – Insoles that give you in-depth information about your running style
Summary In this episode of TechTalk we talk to Retisense founder about his running technology Stridalyzer which gives you in-depth analysis on your running style. The founder gives great advice and tells us what really matters when you start a company
42 minutes | Jan 22, 2015
013: Semantics3 – A startup aiming to be the Google for all product data
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, I speak with the founders of Semantics3, a product that aggregates eCommerce product and pricing data for apps and analytics.
27 minutes | Jan 15, 2015
012: Teleborder – From helping lawyers market themselves to moving into the massive immigration industry
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, I speak with James from Teleborder, a company that started off as advisable; offering marketing services to lawyers. Teleborder is integrated immigration technology for employee relocation.
46 minutes | Jan 8, 2015
011: FlightCar – 20 year old founders with $20m in funding who set out to revolutionise car sharing
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, I speak with Kevin, co-founder of FlightCar, who is trying to flip airport parking on it's head. With a total $20m in backing and Brian Chesky on their board, these guys are killing it.
24 minutes | Jan 2, 2015
010: Zidisha – Inspired by the book “The world is flat”, Julia sets out to help entrepreneurs in developing countries
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, I speak with Julia who aims to bring the peer-to-peer lending concept to developing countries. She gives interesting insight into the differences between developed and developing countries' entrepreneurs.
43 minutes | Dec 25, 2014
009: Unbabel – Trying to revolutionise translation by combining machine learning and crowd translation
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, I speak with Vasco Pedro, co-founder of recently backed ($1.5m) Unbabel who tells us about his adventures in the startup world.
29 minutes | Dec 17, 2014
008: Threadable – From working at the Wikimedia foundation to flamethrowers in faces, Ian talks about his story
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, I speak to Ian from Threadable; a startup trying to revolutionise group emails. He tells me about a time he hacked Dance Dance Revolution together with a flamethrower to his advantage.
32 minutes | Dec 11, 2014
007: TrueLink – Kai tells us about his journey and why you should quickly try to falsify your idea’s
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, we speak to Kai Stinchcombe from TrueLink financial, a startup trying to protect the elderly from telemarketers. He tells us about his journey and why starting a company isn't always a great idea. Transcript ...
52 minutes | Dec 4, 2014
006: DropMessages – From wall street bankers to VC backed social media startup
Summary In this episode of TechTalk, I talk to the financial founders behind DropMessages, an awesome startup with $1.3m in seed funding.
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