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We interview the top Entrepreneurs, VC’s, Angel Investors, and Startup Executives in the world for you to connect with and learn from.

Entre is a social network for entrepreneurs and the future of work. We have created the hub for a new economy to connect, learn, and build through our app and events. Our platform is designed to promote economic opportunity for our users by enabling you and millions of other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and investors to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships.
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Ep 18: Diane Prince, Serial Entrepreneur with 5 exits and Founder Coach

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Ep 28: Nathan Beckord, CEO of Foundersuite
On this live episode, Michael Marra interviewed Nathan Beckord, CEO of Foundersuite, a venture-backed company that makes software for raising capital. Users of the platform have raised over $3 Billion in seed and venture capital. Prior to starting Foundersuite, Beckord spent ten years working with over 150 startups as interim CFO, Business Developer, and Advisor. Beckord has an MBA in Entrepreneurship, a BSC in Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). In his free time, he enjoys sailing, traveling, and climbing. https://foundersuite.com https://joinentre.com/profile/nathan https://joinentre.com/profile/michael ► Watch the video interview of this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2uzkTMvcL-s This episode was recorded live on Entre Rooms. Sign up to start hosting rooms and share your live podcast with our network of entrepreneurs! Entre is a social network for entrepreneurs and the future of work. We have created the hub for a new economy to connect, learn, and build through our app and events. Our platform is designed to promote economic opportunity for our users by enabling you and millions of other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and investors to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships. ► Join a community with 35k Entrepreneurs! https://joinentre.com ► SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to learn more about entrepreneurship! https://youtube.com/channel/UC8nplMh9HgzdOsDqq4xkdJQ?sub_confirmation=1 ► Follow Entre on social media: http://entre.link/community  ► Listen to the podcast on other platforms: http://entre.link/podcast/entre-preneur-show
40:02
January 24, 2022
Ep 27: Zécca Lehn, General Partner at Responsibly.vc
On this live episode, Michael Marra interviewed Zécca Lehn, General Partner at Responsibly.vc, a California-based PreSeed VC Impact Fund. Zécca is an experienced Environmental Economist, Data Scientist, and impact Angel investor in over 40 Seed investments.  https://responsibly.vc https://joinentre.com/profile/zecca https://joinentre.com/profile/michael This episode was recorded live on Entre Rooms. Sign up to start hosting rooms and share your live podcast with our network of entrepreneurs! Entre is a social network for entrepreneurs and the future of work. We have created the hub for a new economy to connect, learn, and build through our app and events. Our platform is designed to promote economic opportunity for our users by enabling you and millions of other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and investors to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships. ► Join a community with 35k Entrepreneurs! https://joinentre.com ► SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to learn more about entrepreneurship! https://youtube.com/channel/UC8nplMh9HgzdOsDqq4xkdJQ?sub_confirmation=1 ► Follow Entre on social media: http://entre.link/community  ► Listen to the podcast on other platforms: http://entre.link/podcast/entre-preneur-show
01:05:52
December 06, 2021
Ep 26: Founding Story of LivePerson, Inc. | Rob LoCascio
On this live episode, Michael Marra interviewed Rob LoCascio, the Founder & CEO of LivePerson Inc. (LSPN). As one of the longest-running Tech Founders in the world, he had an incredible founding story to share with us. His first company flamed out. Ended up sleeping on a couch inside a t-shirt shop and eating ramen while he built Live Person because he couldn't afford an apartment. He then grew that into a publicly-traded $4 Billion company that survived the dot com boom, 2007 market crash, covid etc. He's had to constantly pivot, reinvent himself and his company to survive and succeed. https://www.liveperson.com https://joinentre.com/profile/robloascio https://joinentre.com/profile/michael This episode was recorded live on Entre Rooms. Sign up to start hosting rooms and share your live podcast with our network of entrepreneurs! Entre is a social network for entrepreneurs and the future of work. We have created the hub for a new economy to connect, learn, and build through our app and events. Our platform is designed to promote economic opportunity for our users by enabling you and millions of other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and investors to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships. ► Join a community with 35k Entrepreneurs! https://joinentre.com ► SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to learn more about entrepreneurship! https://youtube.com/channel/UC8nplMh9HgzdOsDqq4xkdJQ?sub_confirmation=1 ► Follow Entre on social media: http://entre.link/community  ► Listen to the podcast on other platforms: http://entre.link/podcast/entre-preneur-show
01:00:55
November 29, 2021
Ep 25: Interview with Managing Partner at Animal Capital | Marshall Sandman
On this live episode, Michael Marra interviewed Marshall Sandman, the Managing Partner of Animal Capital.  As the first venture firm with access to 100M+ engaged consumers across the world, they are driving growth by leveraging proprietary marketing channels and increasing consumer awareness.   This episode was recorded live on Entre Rooms. Sign up to start hosting rooms and share your live podcast with our network of entrepreneurs! Entre is a social network for entrepreneurs and the future of work. We have created the hub for a new economy to connect, learn, and build through our app and events. Our platform is designed to promote economic opportunity for our users by enabling you and millions of other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and investors to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships. ► Join a community with 35k Entrepreneurs! https://joinentre.com ► SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to learn more about entrepreneurship! https://youtube.com/channel/UC8nplMh9HgzdOsDqq4xkdJQ?sub_confirmation=1 ► Follow Entre on social media: http://entre.link/community  ► Listen to the podcast on other platforms: http://entre.link/podcast/entre-preneur-show
46:07
November 18, 2021
Ep 24: Lyndsey Boucherle, Principal at Better Ventures
Lyndsey is a Principal at Better Ventures, a pre-seed/seed-stage VC firm in Oakland, CA backing mission-driven founders. She leads their investments in edtech and workforce development and is focused on solutions supporting underserved communities and enabling access to economic opportunity and mobility.   https://joinentre.com/profile/lyndseyb  This episode was recorded live on Entre Rooms. Sign up to start hosting rooms and share your live podcast with our network of entrepreneurs! ► Join a community with 35k Entrepreneurs! https://joinentre.com ► SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to learn more about entrepreneurship! https://youtube.com/channel/UC8nplMh9HgzdOsDqq4xkdJQ?sub_confirmation=1 ► Follow Entre on social media: http://entre.link/community  ► Listen to the podcast on other platforms: http://entre.link/podcast
57:46
September 15, 2021
Ep 23: Wade Foster, CEO and Co-founder of Zapier
Wade Foster is the CEO and Co-founder of Zapier, the multi-billion dollar software company that helps people automate things on the internet. We dive into his full story on how he started Zapier at a Techstars Startup Weekend and was accepted into Y Combinator before raising a seed round from many prominent investors. After the seed round, his company grew organically through its customers without needing any additional capital. We discuss hiring and how startups can build their team culture. Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He has degrees in industrial engineering and business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
50:07
April 28, 2021
Ep 22: Yong Kim, Co-founder and CEO of Wonolo
Yong Kim is the co-founder and CEO of Wonolo, an on-demand staffing app that has raised over 50 million. In this episode we discuss the future of work, staffing and flexible remote work.   After attending the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School, he spent several years as an investment banker. He co-founded and ran the Coca-Cola accelerator. He is a scout for Sequoia.  This episode was recorded live on Entre’s Future Of Work Club on Clubhouse. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media: https://entre.link/community
49:49
April 19, 2021
Ep 21: Joe Foster, Founder of Reebok, Interview from @FutureOfWork on Clubhouse
Joe Foster is the Founder of Reebok, the legendary shoe company. We dive into the full Reebok story: How it all started and how it has grown to what it has become today. Joe’s perspective of the company and where they should go in the future is fascinating to hear. This episode was recorded live on Entre’s Future Of Work Club on Clubhouse, lead by Michael Marra and Simon Squibb. Michael is the Founder and CEO of Entre, and Simon is a serial entrepreneur from the UK who is an investor and advisor of Entre. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media: https://entre.link/community 
01:24:30
March 30, 2021
Ep 20: Ben Zises, GP @SuperAngel.Fund, Angel Investor, Advisor, Syndicate Lead and Fund Manager
Ben Zises, aka The Super Angel… is an angel investor, advisor, syndicate lead and fund manager. Ben is known for being the first investor and founding advisor to Quip, Caraway, and Arber (among others).  Ben shares his professional background, his own founder journey, how he got started as an angel investor and what he looks for when investing in founders through his new fund, SuperAngel.Fund. You can find Ben on twitter @bzises, learn more about him at SuperAngel.vc or view his fund deck at SuperAngelDeck.com. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
01:00:39
February 22, 2021
Ep 19: Simon Squibb - Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Podcast Host, and Mentor
Simon Squibb is a purpo-entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, podcast host, founder and Chief Purpose Officer at The Purposeful Project. He has started 18 companies, invested in over 60 startups, and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs! He's mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs, having sold his award-winning branding and digital agency Fluid to PwC. Simon now focuses on inspiring, motivating, and guiding both budding and experience entrepreneurs by sharing his experiences, insights, ideas, and tips. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
56:35
February 15, 2021
Ep 18: Diane Prince, Serial Entrepreneur with 5 exits and Founder Coach
Diane Prince is a serial entrepreneur who has started more than 7 companies (one of which sold for $28M), had 5 exits, and has hired over 2,000 people. As a founder coach, on this episode Diane shares how you can start a business, hire/fire people, bootstrap/raise capital, and the tools that entrepreneurs need to grow a successful business! Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
48:46
February 08, 2021
Ep 17: Geoff Cook, Co-Founder & CEO of The Meet Group
Geoff Cook is a serial entrepreneur and currently the CEO and co-founder of The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET), a social dating and live streaming company. You may have heard of some of their platforms, like MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, Tagged, and Growlr. He recently sold the company for $500 million in September of 2020. He started his first company from his Harvard dorm room and sold it for millions of dollars at the age of 24, he sold his second company for a hundred million dollars in 2011, he's done a ton of stuff in the entrepreneur space, the dating space, and in the live streaming space. We discuss both how to acquire companies, and how to get acquired as an entrepreneur! Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre 
47:49
February 01, 2021
Ep 16: Samanah Duran Founder & CEO of BeYourOwn
In this episode Michael Marra interviews Samanah Duran Samanah Duran is a British entrepreneur and media personality with a fierce emphasis on inspiring each individual to embrace their identity and to take pride in their individuality. First known for the crafting of indulgent streetwear brand Critics Clothing established back in 2012, Samanah is best known for her work within female entrepreneurship and digital media having built on that concept as an extension of Critics Clothing, by launching digital media and news company BEYOUROWN. Since its launch in 2016, BEYOUROWN has been on a mission to lead women with a vision. BEYOUROWN is a digital media & news company dedicated to inspiring women in business. Led by founder and CEO Samanah Duran and team, BEYOUROWN’s scale & evolution is down to continuously delivering a fresh perspective from a wide community of the most affluential, influential and entrepreneurial game-changing women of today. Most entrepreneurs know what it takes to build a successful company, but rarely have the right tools, resources or knowledge to amour the journey. BEYOUROWN’s mission is to deliver exclusive content from leading industry experts to cover business building based topics that will aid growth as an entrepreneur. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
34:27
January 25, 2021
Ep 15: Arabian Prince, Founding Member of NWA & Founder of Inov8next
Arabian Prince is a songwriter, rapper, producer, DJ and technologist, Arabian is best known for pioneering west coast electro music and being a founding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted rap group N.W.A. His passion for technology led to him create a 3D animation and special effects studio in the 90’s working with companies like Saban Entertainment and Fox; including 100+ video game titles for Fox interactive and Vivendi Universal.  As a consultant, Arabian has advised many companies on bridging the gap between technology and the youth, while bringing new product innovations to market. Inov8 Next is a product innovation incubator and technology center designed to empower the brightest inventors by leveraging the power of industry experience, strategic resources and advanced mentorship. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
45:47
January 19, 2021
EP 14: Brian Scudamore Founder and CEO of O2E Brands
Brian is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the banner company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and Shack Shine. He is a strong believer in ongoing personal and professional development, and likes to show others how to use goal-setting to take the lead in their own business. In this episode Michael Marra dives into Brian's entrepreneurial journey, how he started 1-800- GOT-JUNK?, and what the future holds for Brian. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
47:43
January 12, 2021
Ep 13: Investor Panel featuring Charlie O'Donnell from Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Danny Brown from MaC Venture Capital, Gyan Kapur from Bayes Ventures, Megan Ananian from Seedinvest
Charlie O'Donnell, Founder & General Partner of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Charlie O'Donnell has been an active member of the NYC startup community for over 15 years, with a reputation of being the most accessible early stage investor in New York. After being hired as the first analyst at Union Square Ventures and helping to open First Round Capital's first NYC office, he founded Brooklyn Bridge Ventures in 2012. Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has made over 60 investments since it was founded, making it one of the most active funds investing in pre-seed and seed rounds in the city. It often leads or co-leads, investing in a wide variety of startups founded by a diverse pool of founders including The Wing, Petal, Clubhouse, Hungryroot, Canary, goTenna and Imagen, among others. The fund was the first to be launched in Brooklyn--where he was born and raised. Danny Brown, Partner at MaC Venture Capital Danny Brown is Partner at MaC Venture Capital, an LA-based early stage fund focused on technology companies leveraging shifts in cultural trends and consumer behavior in an increasingly diverse global marketplace. Additionally, he is the current Chief of Staff at Atom Factory, where he focuses on leveraging their unique position at the intersection of tech, music, media, and various other industries to the benefit of their portfolio, as well as the surrounding ecosystem. Gyan Kapur, Managing Director at Bayes Ventures and Co-Managing Partner at RTP Seed (RTP Ventures) | B2B Investor Gyan joined RTP Ventures in early 2020 and became co-Managing Partner of RTP Seed, RTP Ventures’ fund dedicated to investing in seed and pre-seed stage companies, later in 2020. Prior to joining RTP Seed, Gyan ran Bayes Ventures, an early stage fund with a similar focus. Prior to Bayes Ventures, Gyan was a Vice President at Activate Venture Partners (first investor in Medidata, a $6bb exit) and an active angel investor. Gyan graduated from the MBA program at the Wharton School of Business. Before Wharton, Gyan worked for Gather Health, a chronic disease management startup, and Citigroup where he built and scaled businesses in foreign exchange derivatives, focusing on complex products. Megan Ananian, Investor, Seedinvest Megan joined the Seedinvest team in 2019 after receiving her MBA at Yale School of Management. SeedInvest is an early-stage fund as well as an investment platform connecting founders with a community of over 375k investors. They've invested $200M+ into over 200 companies through Reg CF, Reg D, and Reg A. https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow
01:20:25
December 10, 2020
EP 12: Alexandra Fasulo went from a 9-5 to making over $1 Million as a full time freelancer
Alexandra Fasulo is a 6-figure copywriter, serial entrepreneur, and business mogul, best known for the CNBC coverage of earning "$150,000 in 6-months on freelancing site Fiverr.com." Having scaled her Fiverr business to over $400,000 per year as a 27-year-old entrepreneur, Alexandra shares her insight and tricks of the trade with followers through TikTok and Instagram as the "Freelance Fairy." She is also the owner of EyePop, a photo trending map app, designed to make influencing easier in 2020. When she's not running her businesses or helping individuals plunge into the world of freelancing, she can be found traversing the globe as a digital nomad and photographer for her family businesses. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
36:35
December 04, 2020
Ep 11: Entrepreneurs in the social impact space share there best practices to entrepreneurs that are looking to make a difference.
Five entrepreneurs share their experiences in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. They explain the best methods for bootstrapping and fundraising your social impact startup. Panelist: Agnes Malatinszky, Chief Operating Officer of CommonLit Farrukh Lalani, Founder & Creative Director at Daria Day Rachel Klausner, Founder & CEO of Millie Patrick Schmitt, Co-founder of FreeWill Melissa Herman, Founding Partner of Left Tackle Capital Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
01:20:25
November 24, 2020
Ep 10: Bart Macdonald, Managing Partner at Bloom Venture Partners
Bart Macdonald, as managing partner of Bloom Venture Partners, Bart's been operating, investing in and acquiring software companies for more than a decade, and still believes we're in the earliest innings of SaaS. More about Bloom Venture Partners: Bloom is an early-stage venture fund, backing remarkable teams on their quest to change the way we work, live + create We are generalist investors with an affinity for saas, the future of work, fintech + digital health We invest $25-$250k checks alongside world-class investors, focusing on pre-seed to series a partnerships Backed by a network of founders + active operators across SF, Sydney & London, our goal is to be on our founders speed-dial when sh*t hits the fan Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
54:11
November 17, 2020
Ep 9: Nash Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Undock, raises 1.7 Million to instantly schedule, host and document meetings with your network
Nash Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Undock Nash Ahmed is a serial telecom executive and the Founder and CEO of Undock, an artificial intelligence-enabled meeting platform built for the future of work. Nash raised a $1.6M seed round from Lightship Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau, and other notable investors. Prior to Undock, Nash ran a company that started providing telephony solutions to enterprise clients and evolved into a full suite of technology services. That path led to his interest in communication tools and particularly video. Nash’s unique expertise includes product building from a design and engineering perspective. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and business management from Drew University, but design has always been a personal passion that manifested itself in projects ranging from graphics and photography to interior design and audio production. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
52:01
November 10, 2020
Ep 8: Andrew Hannah Co-Founder of Othot
Andrew W. Hannah, MBA – Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Partnership Officer at Othot Inc Adjunct Professor of Analytics and Entrepreneurship and Executive-In-Residence, University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business Andy and Team founded Othot– an AI-driven Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics company that helps organizations predict, understand and change the future. Othot deploys a proprietary machine learning process and leverages state of the art data mining and analytics tools to develop and sustain “Explainable AI” programs for institutions of higher education clients. Andy is also a Senior Advisor and Faculty member of the International Institute of Analytics – the leading research and advisory organization in the field of data analytics. Since 2014 Andy has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Analytics and an Executive-In-Residence at Pitt Business. His primary responsibilities in these roles include developing and delivering curriculum at the intersection of analytics and entrepreneurship, mentoring students that are creating new ventures, fostering an entrepreneurial environment, and developing students into leaders in the development and deployment business analytics strategies and programs. He is also on the advisory board of Pitt’s Master of Science in Quantitative Economics degree program - an intensive program that prepares students to inform economic decision making with sophisticated data analysis. Andy has also been on the Katz Board of Visitors since 2010. One of Andy’s greatest passions is building teams that win but that also enable the individuals to reach their potential. Leadership, innovation, vision and ethics are the values he instills in his teams and these are the basic ideals of his actions and communications. He has been a keynote/guest speaker for the National Academy of Sciences, University of Pittsburgh CBA Commencement, Bayer Material Science Innovation Day, University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Startup Weekend, Pitt Big Idea Contest (twice) and many others. The topics of his talks include innovation, new venture creation and growth, and international competitiveness. Andy is a regular guest lecturer at Pitt and CMU (where he was an Adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship in the 2000’s). He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Marketing and Finance and a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State and in 2003 completed the Carnegie Mellon University Entrepreneurial Management Program. Andy began his professional career at Deloitte and since 1996 has been a C-level executive (including twice as founding CEO) for five entrepreneurial ventures. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
01:03:45
November 02, 2020
Ep 7: Euan Guttridge, Angel Investor & Founder of Reinforced Ventures explains his VC investment strategy and how it's changing due to COVID
Euan Guttridge, Angel Investor & Founder of Reinforced Ventures Previously served at Uber ATG (self-driving) as Head of Technical Program Management in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. Prior to that wore various hats at Google and Google [X] for ten years leading initiatives in the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Angel Investor for 8 years in over 30 companies. Active advisor & board member. Active in the Pittsburgh community arranging Xoogler/Googler/Investor events and Autonomy Engineering meetups. Mentor at the Innovation Works - AlphaLab incubator and coach at Carnegie Mellon's VentureBridge and McGinnis entrepreneur competition. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
50:32
October 22, 2020
EP 6: Future of SAAS with Dennis Cail the CEO of Zirtue, Kate Bradley Chernis the CEO of Lately, Matthew Barnett the Founder of Bonjoro, and Shripriya Mahesh a Partner at Spero Ventures
Four SAAS founders tell their stories and look to the future of SAAS. Connect with incredible founders at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Dennis Cail, Co-founder & CEO of Zirtue Dennis is a FinTech technology executive, investor, and Navy Veteran with over 20 years of successful entrepreneurial experience along with a distinguished Multi-National Cross-Border M&A track record across leading FinTech, SaaS, business applications, and technology-enabled companies. Dennis led the M&A Delivery Team at PwC where he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Application Integration. Prior, Dennis was Co-Founder and CEO of Uptown Financial Group where he oversaw the launch and scale of three business applications before successfully exiting. Dennis received a BS in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. Kate Bradley Chernis, Co-founder & CEO of Lately Kate Bradley Chernis is the Founder & CEO of Lately, which uses AI to automatically learn what sales and marketing messaging your customers are most likely to engage with so you can STOP GUESSING. It then builds a writing model, based on this data, to transform long-form content like blogs, podcasts and videos into DROVES of targeted, pre-vetted social posts – in multiple languages. Matthew Barnett, Founder of Bonjoro Matt launched Bonjoro as a sales hack for his first agency, where he would send every new lead a personal video to delight and surprise them whilst taking a boat to work. What started as fun over a few beers quickly snowballed into a high growth, funded company, and the team are now spread across 6 countries, headquartered out of Sydney Australia. As a design-led founder, Matts love of building great products is only surpassed by his total commitment to building great business culture. Bonjoros goal is to be the next Zappos, to be the most loved brand in the world. Shripriya Mahesh, Partner at Spero Ventures When we founded Spero Ventures in 2018, we thought about what people might want in the future. We kept coming back to the idea that no matter what happens, people will always care about the basics: health and wellness; work and a sense of purpose; and human connection. So that’s what we decided to invest in. Before starting Spero, I ran Emerging Tech investing at Omidyar Network. I loved the sense of purpose of bringing more opportunity to more people. We decided to spin out of Omidyar Network in order to invest in for-profit companies that shared the same purpose. Prior to Omidyar Network, I worked with Pierre Omidyar to launch First Look Media. Before that, I worked at eBay, which Pierre founded in 1995. eBay’s mission — to enable economic opportunity around the world — felt like the ultimate purpose for the internet. I led the global product team and later I led US product marketing. Before eBay, I led product at a startup called NextCard.
01:42:28
October 17, 2020
Ep 5 Jim Hao, Managing Partner of Reformation Partners explains his investment strategy during COVID
Jim Hao, Managing Partner of Reformation Partners Formerly Vice President at FirstMark Capital where he focused on consumer & enterprise investing for four years. Prior to FirstMark, Jim was an investor at Insight Venture Partners. Jim has also served as a deal lead for Princeton Alumni Angels. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
57:54
October 08, 2020
Ep 4: Max Fergus, CEO & Co-founder of LÜM explains how he is changing the music streaming industry
Max Fergus, CEO & Co-founder of LÜM  Max Fergus is the CEO and Co-founder of LÜM. LÜM was founded from a UW think tank that focused on rapidly expanding industries with antiquated business models. Fergus, along with a team of UW students and alumni, realized that with the advancements in streaming technology, current applications could be used to successfully bring music to the next generation of artists and fans. In January, LÜM became the first-ever platform to allow for direct-to-artist virtual gifting on a western music streaming platform with the Company's digital in-app currency - the Note. Fergus recently graduated from UW-Madison, receiving a degree in Finance, Investment and Banking with a focus in healthcare. Prior to starting LÜM, Fergus was one of the few students admitted to the UW-Madison school of business as an incoming freshman. Through college, Max worked in Shanghai, China as a financial analyst for a healthcare and life science venture capital firm and for Leerink Partners in San Francisco as an analyst in their investment banking division. With an undeniable passion for entrepreneurship, Fergus decided to forgo his offer starting the healthcare investment banking division for Rothschild & Co in New York after graduation to pursue his dreams in business with LÜM. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
54:19
September 30, 2020
Ep 3: The Future of Health & Wellness With Founders of Makin Wellness, KnowRX, and PureGreen
Three founders in the Health & Wellness industry sharing entrepreneurship, industry insights and tips on the Future of Health & Wellness. Sara Makin, Founder of Makin Wellness Sara Makin is a two time #1 Best Selling Author on Amazon & the founder of Makin Wellness, Pennsylania’s premier therapy and assessment centers located in Downtown, Pittsburgh & New Kensington. Sara and her highly rated team specialize in evidence based and individualized treatment for people suffering with mental heath , addiction and relationship challenges. Sara has been nominated by the National Academy of Best Selling Authors and spends her days expanding her practices so she can help Makin Wellness clients live more happy and meaningful lives. She loves laughing, meditating, philanthropy and her Vitamix ! David Franklin, Founder & CEO of knowRX David, a Navy veteran, is a seasoned technologist with more than 22 years of experience. He has participated in two IPOs and delivered more than 10 applications to market. Over the last decade, Franklin has focused on cloud computing and machine learning for health care applications. He has studied at Moody Bible, Penn State, and MIT. Currently, Franklin leads, knowRX, Inc., a Personalized Medication and Individual Health Insights application based in Austin, Texas. Ross Franklin, Founder & CEO of PureGreen Ranked as one of the top wellness entrepreneurs of 2019 by Thrive Global, Ross Franklin has over two decades of experience building prestige brands within the health and wellness industry. Mr. Franklin is the Founder and CEO of Pure Green Franchise, one of the fastest growing cold pressed juice and smoothie franchises that is expanding rapidly throughout the United States. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
01:31:19
September 25, 2020
Ep 2: Dawn Dickson, CEO of PopCom Explains How She Raised Over $1 Million Through Equity Crowdfunding
Dawn W. Dickson takes us through how she was able to raise over $1 million through equity crowdfunding, it's pros & cons, and her advice to entrepreneurs that are raising capital. This episode was recorded live on the Entre Youtube channel on April 14th, 2020. Dawn W. Dickson is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 19 years of experience in marketing and business development. She launched four successful cash flow positive companies since 2002, her most recent ventures Flat Out of Heels (rollable flats for women to get relief from painful heels) and PopCom after identifying a need to develop a software solution to make vending machines more intelligent. Dawn has received numerous awards and accolades for her business savvy and pitching skills, and has been invited to speak on numerous panels and workshops and featured in countless media outlets including Forbes, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Fast Company, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Miami Herald, CNBC/Yahoo series ‘The Biz Fix’ with Marcus Lemonis, and MSNBC ‘Your Biz’ Elevator Pitch. Dawn has expertise in raising traditional and non-traditional business capital. In 2019, Dawn became the first female CEO globally to raise a secure token of erring (STO) over $1 million using equity crowdfunding under Reg CF the JOBS Act. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
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August 31, 2020
Ep 1: David Meltzer, Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing on Happiness, Building a Brand, and ways to generate revenue during COVID
How to start gaining revenue as a startup founder is always a key question for early entrepreneurs. David Meltzer takes us through his top ways to start gaining revenue and how to scale your business as it grows. David is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. He is a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach, the executive producer of Entrepreneur‘s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch, and host of the top entrepreneur podcast, The Playbook. His newest book, Game-Time Decision Making, was a #1 new release, David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
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August 28, 2020
Ep 0: Michael Marra, Founder and CEO of Entre tells his story and how Entre began.
Michael is a 4-time founder and currently the CEO of Entre. He’s from Pittsburgh, PA and has a Civil & Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Dayton. After he left his job as a Civil Engineer, he jumped into entrepreneurship, real estate, and marketing which led him to Miami. He was part of a team that has purchased over 300 Properties since 2011 worth over 22.8M focused on distressed real estate, wholesaling, foreclosures auctions, and airbnb rentals.  He also worked on several marketing clients helping with websites, SEO, email marketing, video, and social media. In 2017, he moved back to Pittsburgh to focus on connecting and helping entrepreneurs, which began Millennial Entrepreneur Group or ME Group. After the community expanding and he started hosting events, the platform was rebranded to Entre in 2019 to build out a global social network.  Entre allows entrepreneurs to easily connect, learn, and build business all in one place. The Entre community consists of over 35,000 entrepreneurs from 60 different countries. He has hosted and spoken at 300+ Events for entrepreneurs online and in Pittsburgh, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Miami. Join Our community of thousands of entrepreneurs at https://entre.link/EntrepreneurShow Follow us on social media @joinentre
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August 20, 2020