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E42 | Marc Merrill: Riot Games
Oct 22 • 60 min
For Episode 42, Pat & Posh sit down with Marc Merrill, co-founder of Riot Games. You may know them as the team behind League of Legends, one of the most popular online video games of all time, with well over 100 million active players each month. Marc…
E41 | Mark Brazil: Ikonick
Oct 15 • 60 min
41 is here! On this episode of The Founder Hour, Pat and Posh sit down with Mark Brazil, co-founder of Ikonick. Ikonick sells super modern, affordable, culture-inspired canvas art that’s solely designed and distributed by Mark and his co-founder, Jeff…
E40 | After Hours: Pat & Posh
Oct 10 • 65 min
The seventh segment of After Hours is underway and it’s also the 40th episode of The Founder Hour! The big 4-0 and so much more to come! Pat and Posh kick back in the wee hours of the night to recap the show’s last four episodes, the absolute mayhem that…
E39 | Daniel & Michael Broukhim: FabFitFun
Oct 1 • 62 min
For Episode 39, Pat and Posh hung out with the ultimate brother duo, Daniel and Michael Broukhim, co-founders of FabFitFun. FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that covers just about everything from beauty to fashion to fitness and sends full-size…
E38 | Hayden Slater: Pressed Juicery
Sep 24 • 48 min
For Episode 38, Pat and Posh sit down with Hayden Slater, founder and CEO of Pressed Juicery, the company that has taken the country by storm with their delicious cold-pressed juice. They talk about Hayden’s journey of graduating film school in New York…
E37 | Dr. Drew Pinsky: Celebrity Doctor & Media Personality
Sep 17 • 62 min
For Episode 37, Pat and Posh had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Drew Pinsky, celebrity doctor, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. He’s been the host of nationally syndicated shows such as Loveline, Dr. Drew on Call, Lifechangers,…
E36 | Ari Mir: Clutter
Sep 10 • 52 min
For Episode 36, Pat and Posh sat down with Ari Mir, co-founder of Clutter. Clutter is an on-demand storage and moving company. Clutter comes to you, packs your belongings, and then transports them to their storage facility. In the process, your items are…
E35 | After Hours: Pat & Posh
Sep 5 • 57 min
Are you ready for another segment of The Founder Hour: After Hours?! First and foremost, WE DID A REBRAND! Tune in to Episode 35 to hear why and what TFH’s plans are for the future. Pat and Posh also talk about doing things that have an impact, John…
E34 | Michael Kay Keshishian: Kitchen12000
Aug 27 • 59 min
For Episode 34, Pat & Posh sat down with Michael Kay Keshishian to learn about his upbringing as the son of immigrant parents, his sincere love for people, and the life-changing experience he had during a spontaneous trip to a reggae festival that sparked…
E33 | Nanxi Liu: Enplug & Nanoly Bioscience
Aug 20 • 51 min
For Episode 33, Pat and Posh sit down with Nanxi Liu. Nanxi is the co-founder of Enplug and Nanoly Bioscience, which she runs simultaneously while spending her time in between LA and Denver. Enplug is a software that allows Fortune 500 companies to manage…
E32 | Jeff Solomon: Amplify.LA, Velocify, AudioJoy, & more
Aug 13 • 66 min
For Episode 32, Pat & Posh sit down with Jeff Solomon, founder of Amplify.LA, Velocify, AudioJoy and so much more! Jeff has been an entrepreneur since he began selling lemonade as a kid. He didn’t love school, so he went to work immediately. After working…
E31 | Christopher Gavigan: The Honest Company
Aug 6 • 39 min
For Episode 31, Pat & Posh sit down with Christopher Gavigan, the co-founder of The Honest Company. Early on, Christopher discovered his passion for the environment and delved deeper into environmental science and behavioral psychology in college. He…
E30 | After Hours: Pat & Posh
Aug 1 • 63 min
The BIG 3-0! The Founder Hour has reached Episode 30! How exciting! On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh hung out with crickets and other creatures in Posh’s backyard to recap their most recent guests (Episodes 26-29) and talk about the new look…
E29 | Grier Govorko: CoAqua
Jul 23 • 40 min
For Episode 29, Pat & Posh chat with Grier Govorko, founder of CoAqua, a premium coconut water beverage. Grier grew up in New Zealand for most of his childhood. From a young age, he was very adventurous and had a passion for music. He wiggled his way into…
E28 | Brent Bolthouse: Bolthouse Productions
Jul 16 • 62 min
For Episode 28, Pat & Posh sit down with Brent Bolthouse. He’s the founder of Bolthouse Productions, which owns and operates The Bungalow as well as Neon Carnival, the ultimate Coachella after party with high-end brands and celebrities in attendance year…
E27 | Alex Banayan: The Third Door
Jul 9 • 31 min
For Episode 27, Pat & Posh chat with Alex Banayan, the author of the recently released book, “The Third Door.” The day before his freshman year final exams, Alex hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize money to fund his…
E26 | Robert Egger: L.A. Kitchen
Jul 2 • 67 min
For Episode 26 of The Founder Hour, Pat & Posh sit down with Robert Egger - a nonprofit leader, author, activist and visionary. Robert talks about managing nightclubs in DC early on in his career and then founding DC Central Kitchen - the country’s first…
E25 | After Hours: Pat & Posh
Jun 27 • 43 min
The Founder Hour podcast has reached Episode 25! On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh took the podcast outdoors to recap their most recent guests (Episodes 21-24) and talk about LA Times’ acquisition, Kanye West and the exciting news that The…
E24 | Clare Vivier: Clare V.
Jun 18 • 47 min
For Episode 24, Pat & Posh sit down with Clare Vivier, founder of Clare V., to discuss her journey of moving to Paris after college, working in journalism and pivoting to fashion by designing laptop sleeves and eventually women’s handbags and accessories.…
E23 | Eytan Elbaz: Applied Semantics, Scopely, Social Native and Render Media
Jun 11 • 34 min
For Episode 23, Pat & Posh sit down with one of the most influential people in the LA tech scene, Eytan Elbaz. He talks about his transition from engineer to entrepreneur and starting Applied Semantics, which he later sold to Google and became known as…
E22 | Jeff Morris Jr.: Chapter One
Jun 5 • 56 min
For Episode 22, Pat & Posh sit down with Jeff Morris Jr., founder of Chapter One, an early-stage seed fund investing in blockchain, mobile, and subscription products. When he’s not investing, Jeff is the Director of Product, Revenue at Tinder. In his…
E21 | Betty Porto: Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
May 30 • 53 min
Porto’s has been a staple in Los Angeles for generations. Whether it’s their potato balls, tres leches cake or their many delicious pastries, you’ve experienced the greatness that is Porto’s. For Episode 21, Pat & Posh sit down with co-owner Betty Porto,…
E20 | After Hours: Pat & Posh
May 23 • 49 min
Episode 20! We can’t believe it! On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh recap their most recent guests (Episodes 16-19) and are joined by a special guest, good friend, Dartmouth alum, Stanford MBA, and investor extraordinaire, Alex Martinian. The trio…
E19 | Chris “Drama” Pfaff: Young & Reckless
May 14 • 66 min
After a near-fatal accident led him to pivot from his aspiration of being a professional skateboarder, Chris “Drama” Pfaff made the move from Ohio to LA. 18 with a dream, he landed a gig as his cousin Rob Dyrdek’s personal assistant, which provided him…
E18 | Ryan Hudson: Honey
May 7 • 51 min
Who doesn’t love saving money? If you’ve ever found yourself searching for promo codes and coupons while shopping online, you probably should download Honey. The idea came about when Ryan Hudson, co-founder of Honey, was curious if he could save just $1…
E17 | Brett Crosby: PeerStreet
Apr 29 • 71 min
For Episode 17, Pat & Posh sit down with Brett Crosby, Co-Founder and COO of PeerStreet, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed platform for investing in real estate debt with the goal of transforming mortgage finance. Prior to his current role, Brett built and…
E16 | John Terzian & Brian Toll: The h.wood Group
Apr 22 • 49 min
Growing up in Los Angeles, John Terzian and Brian Toll met in high school while they were both throwing parties for their friends and eventually found themselves in the nightlife business. They both promoted for local LA nightclubs until their passion for…
E15 | After Hours: Pat & Posh
Apr 18 • 58 min
On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh tell the story of how a spontaneous, last-minute trip to Coachella ended up with the two getting themselves into one of the weekend’s most exclusive events with A-List guests including Kendall Jenner, Bella…
E14 | Teni Panosian: Blogger & Influencer
Apr 5 • 46 min
Ever wondered what it’s like to be an influencer? Hint: it’s not what you think! For Episode 14, Pat & Posh sit down with Teni Panosian, beauty and lifestyle influencer/blogger, to learn her story of immigrating to the United States at a young age and the…
E13 | Robert Kronfli: Bacaro
Mar 26 • 53 min
It all started in a college apartment with his roommate, hosting a weekly dinner party for friends and eventually becoming so in demand that it became an almost nightly ordeal. Robert Kronfli continued his journey in the hospitality space and was a…
E12 | John & Rana Lustyan: Edoughble
Mar 21 • 40 min
For Episode 12, Pat & Posh sat down with husband and wife super team, John and Rana Lustyan, co-founders of Edoughble, to talk about how they met and how Rana turned her passion for raw cookie dough into a company. Edoughble is a Los-Angeles-based…
E11 | Adam Bernhard: HauteLook
Mar 15 • 57 min
Chances are you or someone you know has shopped on HauteLook before. But, did you know that the company was sold to Nordstrom for almost $300 million…3 years after it started? Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with founder, Adam Bernhard, to hear his…
E10 | After Hours: Pat & Posh
Mar 11 • 39 min
For Episode 10, Pat & Posh sit down and reflect on the stories of the first 9 guests of The Founder Hour and discuss updates on some of the founders’ projects. While sippin’ on rum, Pat and Posh share the story about why they started the podcast and…
E9 | Kelis Rogers: Bounty & Full
Mar 1 • 57 min
We know her as the “Bossy” singer whose milkshake brought the boys to the yard. Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with musical artist and chef, Kelis, to share her story of growing up in Harlem, signing her first record deal at 17, triumphs and tribulations…
E8 | Ryan Ozonian: Dust & Mercury Protocol
Feb 13 • 51 min
After receiving a $250,000 investment to build mobile games from Mark Cuban off a cold email, Ryan Ozonian switched paths and launched Cyber Dust (now Dust Messaging) in 2014. Now, he’s back with an exciting new project that’s aiming to change the way we…
E7 | Laura Wasser: It’s Over Easy
Jan 31 • 34 min
Most people know Laura Wasser as the divorce attorney for high-profile celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Reynolds, and Britney Spears. We recently sat down with Laura to learn about her journey as a celebrity lawyer as…
E6 | Nik Ingersöll: Barnana
Jan 16 • 54 min
We chat with Nik Ingersöll, co-founder & CMO of Barnana, to hear his incredible story of growing up on a farm in rural Nebraska with no money to moving to California for college and eventually launching the line of organic healthy snacks that has everyone…
E5 | Mario Del Pero: Mendocino Farms
Jan 3 • 48 min
Tune in as we kick off 2018 with a brand new episode featuring Mario Del Pero, founder of Mendocino Farms. We sat down with Mario to discuss his journey in the food space, starting as a bouncer at a local restaurant/bar to eventually creating one of the…
E4 | Jesse Genet: Lumi
Dec 18, 2017 • 50 min
We had a blast sitting down with Jesse Genet, Co-Founder and CEO of Lumi (YC W15), and hearing about her journey of building a transformative packaging solution for eCommerce brands who want to deliver more “WOW” to their customers…and swimming with some…
E3 | Ryan Emmons: Waiakea
Nov 29, 2017 • 50 min
Ever heard of volcanic water? Neither had we. Tune in to Episode 3 as we hear the story of how Ryan Emmons turned volcanic water from Hawaii into a sustainable, charitable, globally-recognized beverage brand that is Waiakea. SUBSCRIBE TO TFH NEWSLETTER &…
E2 | Erik Oberholtzer: Tender Greens
Nov 15, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode, Pat and Posh hang with the co-founder and CEO of Tender Greens, Erik Oberholtzer, at their HQ to learn the story of how the executive chef turned restaurateur successfully launched and grew a chef-led food concept that never existed…
E1 | Dee Murthy: Five Four and Young & Reckless
Oct 31, 2017 • 51 min
Dee Murthy is the co-founder of various apparel brands, including Menlo Club (formerly known as Five Four Club) and Young & Reckless. Tune in as we kick off The Founder Hour podcast and hear about Dee’s story of how he turned a college project into a…