Founders Talk

Founders Talk

Founders Talk is an interview podcast, featuring in-depth, one on one, conversations with Founders.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak.


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#41: Garrett Dimon / Sifter

May 10, 2013 at 4:00pm • 1 hour 40 minutes

Garrett Dimon the Founder of Sifter and writer of Starting + Sustaining joins Adam Stacoviak to share his history with becoming a founder and the wisdom he's gained by bloodying his knuckles over the years with lessons learned.


#40: Sam Soffes / Seesaw - Part 3

December 6, 2012 at 8:00am • 1 hour 29 minutes

Sam Soffes the Founder of Nothing Magical and NOW the VP of Engineering at Seesaw joins Adam Stacoviak to share some of the most recent details and changes for him in the finale part 3 show.

Core take away? Embrace risk. Stay focused.

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#39: Sam Soffes / Nothing Magical, Cheddar - Part 2

August 7, 2012 at 7:00am • 1 hour 31 minutes

Sam Soffes the Founder of Nothing Magical and the maker of Cheddar joins Adam Stacoviak to share more details about the rise of Cheddar, its revenue, metrics, numbers and more. Sam shares lessons learned, his dreams as well as his thoughts on those who build with only the hope of winning what he calls "the acquisition lottery" as their goal - plus so much more. And, check out "After Dark" for another extended chat with Sam.

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#38: Sam Soffes / Nothing Magical, Cheddar - Part 1

July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm • 1 hour 40 minutes

Sam Soffes the Founder of Nothing Magical and the maker of Cheddar joins Adam Stacoviak to share all the details of his wild ride as an indie software developer and designer. Sam has worked at Hipstamatic, built YouTube ripoffs, gotten offers from some of the most respected names in the business (some accepted and some turned down) all to circle back around to start Nothing Magical and build his own products. He shares the highs, the lows and all the things he's learned along the way - plus so much more. And, check out "After Dark" for a short extended chat with Sam.

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#37: Sarah Hatter / CoSupport - Part 2

July 5, 2012 at 11:00am • 1 hour 28 minutes

Sarah Hatter the Founder of CoSupport, joins Adam Stacoviak for part 2 of 2 to go back in time and dig deep into her history, we learn about "the early days" and how she got started, her passions for TV and her podcast TVBFF, the early days of blogging and "dramaville", what inspires her, being a crafts-person, how she learned that "you don't have to do anything you don't want to do", how TM meditation changed her life, as well as the challenges she's faced as a female founder - plus so much more.

Also, be sure to check out "After Dark" for another extended chat with Sarah.

Special guest Sarah Hatter.


#36: Sarah Hatter / CoSupport - Part 1

June 28, 2012 at 12:15pm • 1 hour 3 minutes

Sarah Hatter the Founder of CoSupport, joins Adam Stacoviak for part 1 of 2 to share her passion for great customer support for web products, being a woman in a man filled industry, her thoughts and history with potentially selling her company and getting aqui-hired, how Allan and Steven of LessEverything have become partners in CoSupport - plus so much more.

Also, be sure to check out "After Dark" for an extended chat with Sarah.

Special guest Sarah Hatter.


#35: Steve Espinosa / AppStack

April 11, 2012 at 12:30pm • 60 minutes

Steve Espinosa, the Founder of AppStack, joins Adam Stacoviak to tell his story of hustling his way to the top, gaining the trust and friendship of Jason Calacanis, Dave McClure, Eric Schmidt and the awesome team behind Google Ventures, what it means to focus and much more. This is a jam packed episode with tons of energy and lots to learn from Steve. Also, check out "After Dark" for an extended chat with Steve.


#34: Jon Crawford / Storenvy

April 3, 2012 at 10:00am • 56 minutes

Jon Crawford, the Founder of Storenvy joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about how everything began for Storenvy, his road from Kansas to Austin, TX to SF, how he got kicked out of Y Combinator the same week he was accepted then raised $1.5M for Storenvy, and how he's living the startup dream! Also, check out After Dark for an extended chat with Jon.


#33: Nate & Jay / United Pixelworkers

March 2, 2012 at 8:00am • 1 hour 26 minutes

Nate Peretic & Jay Fanelli, the Founders of Full Stop and United Pixelworkers join Adam Stacoviak to talk about plotting and planning to leave old jobs, being outspoken and opinionated, having a core set of principles and not deviating from them, reaching out to people they admired (regardless of popularity) and their side project that has turned into something that could eclipse their entire client revenue in 2012. Also, check out After Dark for an extended chat with Nate and Jay.


#32: Nathan Ryan / Proxart

February 21, 2012 at 12:45pm • 1 hour 8 minutes

Nathan Ryan, the Co-founder of Proxart joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about what to do when you're bored in Santa Clarita, team development, keeping everyone motivated and on track, and his globalized local focus on art and how artists relate to, react to, and change their environment.