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The Failory Podcast on Smash Notes

The Failory Podcast podcast.

May 10, 2020

From large funding rounds, acquisitions, and a constant stream of success stories coming out of startups, it is often hard to see why almost 90% of them fail. The Failory Podcast dives deep on this notion and uncovers the lessons today’s successful founders learned at previous ventures so that you can avoid similar pitfalls and apply winning strategies to your business from the get-go.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Nat Eliason (@nateliason) is the founder of Growth Machine, a marketing agency specialized in SEO-first content marketing. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University and taking different marketing jobs, Nat quickly realized that he could achieve suc

Raman Shalupau (@ksaitor) is the founder of Crypto Jobs List, the #1 community to find and post crypto jobs. Raman’s entrepreneurship and interests in engineering stirred up at the young age of fourteen, which drove him to create a food delivery startup w

David Kramaley (@simplydt) is the CEO and Founder at Chessable, a science-backed chess learning online tool. Prior to this, David was the founder of Sharkius, a social games development company. Under David’s words, this startup “grew too fast, too quickl

Bram Kanstein (@Bramk) is the creator of No Code MVP, an online course that teaches how to validate startup ideas without coding. After graduating from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in 2013, Bram went on to create a handful of projects. His

Steve Long is co-founder at The Travel Brief, a site that gives travelers the ability to share practical tips and guides with others, while documenting their adventures in a meaningful way. Steve plunged into the entrepreneurial world at twenty-four years

Updated on June 04

Zal Dastur (@zald) is the co-founder and COO of Lucep, a software that turns social networks from its users into lead engines. Before this, Zal co-founded and shut down VenueMirror, after a friend gave him an ultimatum to join the startup and he had to mo

Pat Walls (@thepatwalls) is the founder of Starter Story, a site interviewing successful entrepreneurs, and Pigeon, a Gmail CRM extension. Prior to this, he co-founded Delite, a SaaS platform for B2B wholesale orders, that would shut down later on. From g

Updated on May 10

Matt Giovanisci (@MattGiovanisci) is the founder of Swim University, the biggest niche site around swimming pool and hot tub care. Matt got into the internet world after learning how to build a website for his indie rock band. Since then, he has spent the

Updated on July 28

Terence Tam (@terencetamau) is the founder of Reflow Hub, a managed marketplace that facilitates mobile device returns, buyback & trade-ins and insurance claims from their vendor partners. In this episode of the Failory Podcast, learn how this driven entr

Updated on May 06

Bernard Huang (@bernardjhuang) is the Co-founder at Clearscope, a profitable SaaS product used by companies to get written content performance. He is a driven entrepreneur who has used his creative capabilities to launch many startups, including Mushi Lab

Updated on April 28

Ryan Hickman (@RyanHickmam) is Co-Founder at Epic AI, a company that helps startup founders with a multitude of AI-based tools, ranging from investor intelligence to decking. Before it, Ryan co-founded MeVee, a video streaming platform that grew to 50k us

Updated on May 18

Buster Benson (@buster) is the founder of 750 Words, a $5/mo journaling tool. He kept it alive for more than a decade while working at Twitter, Slack, Patreon and running and shutting down Health Month, a startup leveraging social gamification to get its

Updated on April 27