Ep. 30 - Startup Therapy with Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan
A conversation with Startups.com founders about venture capital, bootstrapping, and finding your podcasting voice
This week we sat down with founders of Startups.com and hosts of the Startup Therapy podcast Wil and Ryan for a lively conversation about bootstrapping your business and finding your podcasting voice.
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[04:38] The Startup Therapy podcast
[08:10] Almost no one knows about venture capital
[12:04] Wil’s and Ryan’s startup journeys
[18:47] Venture backed vs. bootstrapped startups
[25:41] Distractions of fundraising
[33:48] Doing consulting work on a side to fund the business
[41:02] The origin story of startups.com
[55:43] How Startup Therapy podcast is run
[01:05:11] Bad interview episode experiences and finding your own voice
[01:10:26] Podcast recommendations
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