Podcast Episodes About Building a Startup
In October of 2021, Gumroad Founder Sahil Lavingia sat down with High Alpha Partner Kristian Andersen to discuss the framework…
Back in July of 2019, Brad Rencher joined Scott Dorsey for a fireside chat to discuss his career at Adobe,…
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Building A Startup
Building B2B startups is no task for the faint of heart. If you take a look at a checklist for building a startup, you will quickly realize there are lots of open-ended tasks that you’ll need to figure out. You may be looking to build a startup from scratch, and if so we would recommend might be digging into a few startup examples and hearing from the founders themselves. That way, you can learn more about how to build a successful startup of your own.
This is exactly why we’ve launched our very first podcast, Speaker Series Rewind. In the very first season, we are revisiting High Alpha Speaker Series interviews with founders and CEOs running everything from breakout SaaS startups to international airports, IndyCar racing teams, and more.
This season we are featuring startup founders like Sangram Vaijre and Sahil Lavingia. So, if you want to learn how to start your very own startup, there is a lot that you can learn from their ideas. The list of things needed to start a business might include building an awesome product or service offering, plenty of market research, and a clear explanation of why someone is going to choose your product instead of the product of an established company.
As you’ll hear from our guests, the startup process is not easy, but for those wondering how to build a startup tech company then there are plenty of options available.
One of those options includes the Venture Studio model. The venture studio business model has become a popular option for those looking to build a new company, particularly for those working in the tech industry. The venture studio business model can also be called a startup studio business model, and it combines venture building with services from a team of experts that help you get your business off the ground. High Alpha is a venture studio and we have experience launching dozens of successful companies.
To date, High Alpha has launched more than 30 companies and invested in more than 60 startup founders.
Best Startup Podcasts
Podcasts have become popular during the past few years. You may be wondering, what are podcasts? Or how can I find the best startup podcasts? A podcast is a series created with audio episodes that tend to focus on a particular topic or theme. The podcast industry has grown quickly in recent years, and you can likely find a podcast on almost any topic out there, including startup podcasts.
The best startup podcasts can include recent Saa news, as well as interviews with founders, investors, leadership team members, and CEOs from successful breakout SaaS companies. If you are looking for podcasts to listen to that can help you start your own tech startup, you may be interested in the best business podcasts or a B2B podcast. B2B podcasts usually focus on topics related to how to grow and scale a business that sells to other businesses. Even though these podcasts may focus on general business topics, they will usually be directly related to companies that are focused on selling to other businesses.
For example, if you want to learn more about the B2B SaaS industry, you should check out a few episodes of the Speaker Series Rewind from High Alpha. The series follows founders and CEOs who share advice from their experience growing and scaling breakout companies. Many of our guests are leaders of B2B SaaS companies, including Jason Jacobs, Sahil Lavingia, Matt Blumberg, and Brad Rencher. But we’ve also had guests in the professional motorsports industry like Beth Paretta and direct-to-consumer companies like former Walmart CMO Julie Lylie. Each episode could be a great way for you to learn more about what it takes to build a successful startup. For example, you may be interested in learning more about the importance of trusted advisers in an interview with Jason Jacobs, the CEO of Runkeeper.
Successful Startup Stories
Looking for more inspiration for your own startup? Look no further than other successful startup stories. There are a lot of startup success factors and you need to have an understanding of the factors that will dictate the success of your company. Startup books and startup podcasts are great sources of information that outline advice to can help you figure out how to launch and scale a company.
If you are looking for the best start-up books of all time, we’d recommend checking out two new books that we featured as a part of our High Alpha Speaker Series. The first is titled The Minimalist Entrepreneur and it is written by Gumroad Founder Sahil Lavingia. Sahil was also featured on a recent episode of our podcast, Speaker Series Rewind, where he shares his advice for founders related to themes from his new book. Another book to check out is MOVE by Sangram Vajre. If you are looking for the answer to the question “how-to build a startup”, then this book is a no-brainer.
If you are interested in hearing more from some of the best authors of startup books, you may want to check out the Speaker Series interviews from High Alpha. That way, you can learn more about what it takes to launch a successful startup. You should also check out the most recent episode of Speaker Series Rewind by High Alpha.