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Foundation - by True Ventures podcast.

January 06, 2020

Kevin Rose and colleagues interview world-class entrepreneurs, builders, and investors to tease out practical knowledge you can use to improve your business and professional life.



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Matt Mullenweg is the founder of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress, one of the largest open-source projects in the world, and a publishing platform that enables as much as 35 percent of the web. In this conversation, he discusses the beginnings of WordPress, the growing importance of open source in the age of cloud, the lessons he has learned as a founder and more optimistically, he is excited about the distributed workplace -- a core founding principle at Automattic.

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Kevin Rose interviews Colleen Cutcliffe, CEO and Co-Founder of Pendulum. Pendulum produces a novel strain probiotic that restores the body's natural ability to metabolize fiber and produce butyrate. Results from a nutritional study demonstrated a significant reduction in A1C and blood sugar spikes in people with type 2 diabetes. The study was a U.S. based, multi-site, double-blinded, placebo controlled RCT.

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Kevin Rose interviews Mike Maser, Founder and CEO of Big Sky Health, makers of Zero Fasting, Oak Meditation, and Less. Mike and Kevin discuss their 20-year friendship, building products together at multiple startups, and the many lessons learned along the way.

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Kevin Rose sits down with Yumi baby food Founders, Angela Sutherland, and Evelyn Rusli. Scientists consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days to be the most important environmental factor in development. This led to the creation of Yumi, an all Organic, no Synthetics, never fortified, no additives, no concentrates baby food.

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In this episode, Amy explains how she and her team think about marketing in all directions – including advice for tracking multi-channel attribution, the power of surveying those closest to your product (your customers), why she enjoys helping people β€œfind their genius,” and more. β€œI like just building a team and then conquering something together that seems hard to conquer,” said Amy. Β 

Learn more about Madison Reed: www.madison-reed.com

Or read up on Amy here: https://trueventures.com/team/amy-errett

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In this episode: Jonathan Newman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Sweetgreen shares how to build a brand that stands out, scaling to 100+ restaurants, building a Sweetgreen OS to adapt to food delivery, and challenges and lessons learned along the way.

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