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The facetious tech show. Featuring Ezra Olubi, Uzo Olisemeka, Tolu Agunbiade and guests; we bring you our unfiltered opinion on the Nigerian technology ecosystem, and global technology related news that catch our attention. Email: crudcast@cfezra.com
 
Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world. If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher ...
 
Perry Ogwuche who was previously a YC founder talks to other founders from the YC community and beyond with inactive companies to learn from their stories and unique experiences with running a business that they eventually had to shut down. Lessons from a failed startup podcast focuses on the stories of entrepreneurs who have started businesses that are among the 95% of businesses that don’t quite make it to the finish line.
 
WELCOME TO THE REMOTE EDITION PODCAST This podcast is all about sharing stories from remote workers who have a successful career whilst travelling the world. If you’re sick of your 9-5, fed up of your commute and want the freedom to travel, this podcast is FOR YOU! There many opportunities for you to live life on your terms AND earn a living. Freelancing, starting a business, becoming a digital nomad, getting a remote job all whilst travelling the world - these are all possible for you. Thro ...
 
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COVID 19 has sparked fear in the world as of 2020. Luckily there are companies like Postera that are using technology to ensure that future pandemics are handled much more efficiently! Who knew that Machine Learning could help us find cures to diseases that haven't even emerged as yet! On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Disco…
 
Natural Language Processing is taking over Silicon Valley startups and it seems new use cases are popping up everyday! Who knew the AI could actually help our children learn how to read more efficiently! On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Dr Elizabeth Adams, Cofounder of HelloEllo about her journey f…
 
Growth Hacking is taking over Silicon Valley startups and even FAANG companies are forming multiple growth teams to scale up their already massive customer base. Growth Hacking Marketing is essentially an experimental data driven approach to rapidly scaling growth on a shoestring budget. On the second Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Dis…
 
On the first Y Combinator Series episode of the Customer Discovercast, we spoke to Ghalib Suleiman who is the Founder and CEO of Polytomic, a data pipeline tool that uses data automation to sync internal customer data to your business systems. Ghalib has over seven years of experience in data, analytics, and machine learning, most recently founding…
 
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Konstantin Meska who is the Founder and CEO of Hirio.co, a hiring automation tool that uses data analytics to make the hiring process more efficient. Konstantin has a business development background and over 10 years experience building tech startups with a previous successful exit. He has a …
 
In this week's episode, we talk to Mark Coombs, Co-Founder of Sleepout, about his path from law to tech and do a deep dive into how he launched his exciting new e-commerce business. If you're interested in building your own e-commerce business, this podcast is for you. Mark talks to us about where the idea for Sleepout came from, how the designed t…
 
On this episode on the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Lucas Beland who is the Founder and CEO of GoLoot. Lucas, a successful tech entrepreneur hailing from Montreal Canada, has a keen eye for problem solving using the latest developments in technology. Tune in to learn about how Lucas successfully raised $2.2 Million in funding at the age of 18.…
 
Daryna Kulya is the Co-Founder of OpenPhone, an app that gives you a business phone in minutes. In this episode, we explore Daryna's journey into entrepreneurship, get the origin story on OpenPhone, talk about her YCombinator experience and how they raised $16 million. It's an engaging conversation with a Canadian founder who you need to know.…
 
On this episode on the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Vikas Murali who is the Founder and CEO of Offsight. Vikas, an engineer by trade has an eye for developing consumer centric products and has successfully raised pre seed funding rising him to the ranks of the top 2% of entrepreneurs that raise funding! Tune in to learn about how Vikas and his…
 
Jeffrey Doucet is the CEO of Thrive, a career wellness platform that is transforming the way organizations manage outplacement and career transitions. In this week's episode, we talk about Jeff's entrepreneurial journey, his remarkable business pivot and the future of his company and HR tech in general.…
 
On the 16th episode of the Customer Discovercast (and the second solo episode) I covered my experience speaking with Billionaire angel Investor, Barbara Corcoran. I spoke about the #1 lesson I learned from our conversation which was "Put down the books, and start writing my own story". Tune in to learn about how I have used this knowledge to start …
 
On this episode on the Customer Discovercast we spoke to Jim Semick who is the Co Founder of Product Plan. Jim has a successful track record of transforming rough ideas into real products and bringing those products to market over his 15+ yr career so needless to say he is an industry leader in the product field. Tune in to learn about Jim's techni…
 
Qasim Mohammad is a director at Wittington Ventures, a Toronto-based venture capital firm with strong affiliations to iconic Canadian brands Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, Choice Properties, PC Financial, Joe Fresh and Selfridges Group. In this week's episode, we talk to Qasim about his journey to venture capital, the story of Wittington Ventures, and…
 
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I had the pleasure of speaking with Todd Uterstaedt about managing stress as a founder, the latest developments in founder health management, and the trials and tribulations of personal investments of founders in their businesses endeavors. Tune in to learn about the best frameworks for improving relatio…
 
Last year, Jordan Owen and his team identified early that masks were going to be critical in fighting COVID-19. So they assembled an army of seamstresses and sold over 350,000 masks. Now, Jordan's using the proceeds of that to fund his exciting new property tech startup called Squarefeet.ai. In this week's Peak Weekly, we talk to Jordan about his j…
 
On todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with the founder of Incolo (formerly crowdfundnc) to speak about how the early stage investing/fundraising landscape is shifting. It is becoming more accessible for early stage entrepreneurs to raise funds. that allow them to innovate and solve big problems. Will has invested money and/or ad…
 
Make Lemonade is a coworking space for women in downtown Toronto founded by Rachel Kelly. In this episode, we chat with Rachel about her fascinating journey into coworking, her experience as a solo-founder, how she got her first customers, tips on community building and how she pivoted to a whole new business model in response to COVID-19. It's an …
 
Nathan Lustig, the managing partner of Magma Partners, a seed stage investment fund, shares his perspective on how he views founders with a failed startup under their belt. Learn more about Nathan: - Blog: https://www.nathanlustig.com/about/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/nathanlustig - Magma Partners website: https://www.magmapartners.com/ - Cross…
 
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I had the pleasure of speaking with Nicholas Prouten who is a Cryptocurrency expert and is an ambassador for lode.one, the first stable crypto coin backed by Silver. We spoke about recent developments in Cryptocurrency, the evolution of traditional currency and how cryptocurrency differs. Stay tuned to l…
 
In this week's episode, we talk to David Skok, CEO of The Logic about his storied career in media, the thought that went into launching The Logic, and we get into a conversation about why he invested in us! The Logic is offering readers of The Peak a three month trial for just 99 cents. Just go to thelogic.co/thepeak to get started with your specia…
 
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I had the pleasure of speaking with Scott Christianson who is a technologist and an Associate Teaching Professor of management at the Trulaske College of Business. We spoke about How AI Works and went over several use cases for its impact in our everyday life. It was a blast to cover crystal knows.com wh…
 
Eirene is one of the most interesting companies in Canada. They're disrupting a legacy funeral industry plagued by exploitation, regulatory overreach, and outdated infrastructure. In this episode of The Peak Weekly, we talk to Mallory Greene, the CEO of Eirene, about how she's disrupting the $1.6 billion Canadian funeral industry with her online-fi…
 
On this episode I spoke with Sung Kin who is a digital nomad, a product designer for Amazon, and the owner of a booming design agency. Sung talks about the moment he realized he wanted to have more impact in. his life and the invention that lead him to speaking at TEDx Talks and South by South west conferences. We spoke about the pivotal moment in …
 
Uber is $100 billion company. But when Lucas Samuels joined, they were just getting started. On this week's episode, Lucas talks to us about his journey from music writer to becoming the first Canadian Uber employee. We get into the Uber story, offer tips on how to transition into a job in tech, and lessons from Uber's early days which you can appl…
 
In the creators economy, having an online personal brand is becoming a necessity. Millions of people are creating their own podcasts to spread their brand and unique message to thousands of people. How can you leverage this valuable media channel to get ahead of the new 'audio' wave? I sat down today with Andrew Allemann who is the founder of Podca…
 
Tens of thousands of entrepreneurial digital nomads travel the world and earn an income through flexible freelance work. Sam Laliberte is one of them. In this episode of The Peak Weekly, she walks us through her journey and provides actionable advice on how you can also pursue this exciting lifestyle.…
 
Peer and I talk about his experience with shutting down his company Mage and getting an acquisition offer for his newer company Lean Hire, from On Deck, the very next day, which was when we recorded this episode. Peer now serves as the head of product at On Deck. Lean Hire Acquisition: https://www.beondeck.com/post/lean-hire…
 
On todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I spoke with Dom Einhorn who is the founder and CEO of the largest Incubator/ Accelerator in Southwest France. Dom and I spoke about his approach to investing and growing early stage startups as well as the top things he looks for before he puts money on the table. Less than 2% of all entrepreneurs rec…
 
War Child Canada is a leading Canadian charity and their impact is felt around the world. With operations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, War Child is working with local communities to create environments where children can thrive. As you can imagine this isn't easy. Which is why this week we'r…
 
We are back after our 6 month hiatus interviewing Luke Lawson from New Zealand! Luke has been living and working remotely in Bali for 1 year now. He left his childhood home at 16, moved to Australia at 18, and has since become a sales manager for a remote Solar Company after doing 6 years of door-to-door sales.Luke & I chat about his time living ab…
 
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with Blaine Killen to talk about the future of fitness and how he plans to disrupt the fitness industry. Blaine is the Founder of FitLift, the world's most advanced personal trainer which uses a wrist sensor to track the users movements to ensure they are performing movements with correct form…
 
Canada has one of the hottest real estate markets in the world. But if you're like most of us, the only thing you know about real estate is when to pay your rent. That's why this week we're joined by Chris Spoke, founder of August and Spoke Capital to make you smarter about real estate investing.In this episode, we talk to Chris about his journey i…
 
Gaurav Maken, previous co-founder of YCombinator's Mylk Guys shares his experience with building a growing business that he had to shut down at the height of their growth. Gaurav talks about the importance of focusing on what matters for your business and the importance of learning from the successes and failures of founders. https://twitter.com/ga…
 
What is the key to living a full, fruitful life driven by passion and purpose? In Japan, a concept called ikigai is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, ikigai translates to “reason for being.” On todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with a friend and fellow Product enthusiast Bharani Sankar where we…
 
Colin Hayhurst a successful entrepreneur , and startup mentor, shares his experience in starting and shutting down the YCombinator backed company GoScale that he co-founded with James Cunningham. The YC practice interview app, referred too, can be found here and the associated TechCrunch article here. Colin has a deep technical and commercial backg…
 
Frans von der Dunk is a Professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Director of Black Holes Consultancy, and is generally recognized as one of the world’s leading space law experts.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=42687557" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="fa…
 
On this episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with Raj Goodman. Raj is the Founder of Goodman Lantern, a native English content writing and software development service that helps businesses sell better and grow faster. An engineer by profession, he has founded three start-ups, raised capital, and taken one venture from zero to acquisitio…
 
Diederik Alers an indie hacker, talks about his experience and learnings from his co-founder relationships, how he rebuilt confidence again after things didn't work out with his startups and the importance of acknowledging little wins. Connect with Diederik on Twitter @https://twitter.com/DDRK30 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diederikdalers/…
 
Russell Gold (@russellgold) is an author and award-winning investigative journalist and energy reporter at The Wall Street Journal best known for covering the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=42591194" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="…
 
How To Build a More Ethical, Inclusive, and Resilient World On todays episode of the Customer Discovercast I sat down with Jarie Bolander, who is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature who has been part of 6 startups over his 25-year career. We spoke about what it means to be an ethical Entrepreneur (despite being unemployable 😅). Ho…
 
Renji Bijoy, founder and CEO of ImmersedVR talk about his company AraJoy which pivoted to becoming Immersed. He talk about the process he went through to realize that his initial ideas was bad and that he needed to pivot. He also talks about his startup hack to finding good developers for cheap and more. Connect with Renji: Twitter: https://twitter…
 
Work is something we all have to do, but many of us lose sight of purpose and impact over the years, don’t you want to figure out how to find and reconnect with yours? On todays episode of The Customer Discovercast I sat down with Tony Loyd who is an author, TEDx Speaker, and former Fortune 500 executive turned Social Entrepreneur. Tony's mantra in…
 
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