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Gritty Founder podcast.

December 28, 2019

Gritty Founder is a daily podcast series where business founders share their stories of grit, determination, and success.

The podcast celebrates the heroes who build the companies of their dreams and never quit along the way. The podcast features some of the top founders in Silicon Valley and has been in the making for a long time.

Gritty Founder is the first daily podcast in the business category that is currently live. It is meant to encourage founders and provide a daily dose of entrepreneurial wisdom and strategic advice for founders all over the world. You can learn more at

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This is the story of how Wade Foster and team were able to build Zapier as a fully remote company, from the very first Zap to their very first customer, to 3 million customers at the taping of this episode. Wade talks about persistence, passion, Y Combinator and impeccable focus on customer success, and of course, advice for the fellow entrepreneurs.

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