Value Hacking and How To Avoid The Fake Growth Epidemic with Mike Maples


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Erik is joined on this episode by Mike Maples (@m2jr) of Floodgate. The talk about: - The difference between fake growth and real growth, and how to know which one your company is experiencing. - Why fake growth has taken hold in so many companies in the Valley, and its broader systemic causes. - The difference between value hacking and growth hacking. - Why once you’ve entered the growth stage, it’s next to impossible to go back to the value hacking stage. - His thoughts on the Thiel vs. Rabois schools of markets. - His tips for growing SaaS companies. - How to think about incumbents. - Why a pivot is not the same thing as a mulligan. - The reasons for the fact that, in his opinion, there is too much money in VC. - Why companies are staying private longer. Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global and is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg. Grace Chen is our audio engineer and the show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

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