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Forward Thinking Founders

Forward Thinking Founders is a podcast where Mat interviews high potential founders with early stage companies. This allows us to see inside the brain of genius founders before the rest of the world knows they even exist. On this show, you'll learn all about how to start a startup, pros and cons of different verticals, and learn the backstory and vision of tomorrow's billion-dollar companies, straight from the founders. With guests coming from Y Combinator, The Thiel Fellowship, Pioneer, and the f20r.com network, you're sure to get a sneak peek at world-class founders at work, every day. This is Forward Thinking Founders.

Episode notes last updated on December 28, 2019 23:48


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