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Episode #10
Oct 19, 2020
Liron Shapira
Founder at Relationship Hero (YC S17)

Liron Shapira is the founder of Relationship Hero, a company that provides on-demand, professional, one on one, relationship coaching services. Relationship Hero currently has over 100 experts available 24/7 to help people with relationship issues.

#idea#yc#product#startup-lessons#mvp
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Episode #9
Oct 09, 2020
Sarah Sandnes
Founder at Safety Wing (YC W18)

Sarah Sandnes is the founder of Safety Wing, a company that builds a global safety net for online freelancers. SafetyWing is currently offering a travel medical insurance, health insurance for digital nomads and remote teams.

#idea#yc#product#startup-lessons#talking-to-customers#mvp#fintech#remote-work
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Episode #8
Sep 29, 2020
Jesper Thomsen
Founder at Soundboks (YC W16)

Jesper Thomsen is YC alumni, a Thiel Fellow, and founder of Soundboks, a company that built the first and the loudest Bluetooth performance speaker. Almost 100,000 people have bought these speakers in over 40 countries.

#idea#yc#product#startup-lessons#talking-to-customers#mvp
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Episode #7
Sep 25, 2020
Jeremie Habib
Founder at Gigwell (YC W16)

Jeremie Habib is the founder of Gigwell, the first end-to-end booking management platform providing the world’s leading artists and booking agencies with the tools needed to maximize revenue, time, and efficiency.

#idea#yc#pivot#product#startup-lessons#talking-to-customers
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Episode #6
Aug 11, 2020
James Sinka
Founder at Hypnos.ai (YC W19)

James Sinka is a chemist and the founder of Hypnos.ai, a startup that improves sleep quality. Hypnos integrates with sleep trackers and uses the data to reveal patterns in an individual’s sleep by testing different habits before sleeping.

#idea#yc#pivot#product#startup-lessons#talking-to-customers
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Episode #3
Jul 29, 2020
Tatul Ajamyan
Founder at Wakie (YC W16)

Tatul Ajamyan is the founder of a social media startup Wakie. A community where you can have a phone call about any topic with an interested person right away. Wakie has raised over 6 Million Dollars and has millions of users around the world.

#cofounder#growth#idea#pivot#yc#startup-lessons#biases#cofounder#mvp
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Episode #2
Jul 24, 2020
David J Phillips
Founder at Fondo (YC W18)

David Phillips is a serial entrepreneur and currently an angel investor and founder of Fondo. A startup that helps founders protect and extend their runway. David's previous startups have raised over 100 Million Dollars in funding and one of them (HackBright Academy) got acquired for 18 Million Dollars.

#fundraising#challenge#pivot#idea#cofounder
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Episode #1
Jul 15, 2020
Priyank Singh
Founder at Stilt (YC W16)

Priyank Singh is a founder of Stilt, a fin-tech startup focused on providing loans and credits to immigrants and the underserved. They have raised over 100 million dollars so far.

#fundraising#challenges#idea#mvp#yc#fundraising#product#challenge#biases