TechieBytes

TechieBytes

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A (mostly) tech podcast hosted by Jeff Weisbein, an entrepreneur, blogger, tech guy, marketer, and early adopter. Jeff founded BestTechie.com at the age of 13 and turned it into a successful online publication focused on technology. Each week, Jeff interviews different guests from the tech industry including founders, CEO’s, executives, journalists, and more to discuss important industry topics. New episodes released every Tuesday. You can follow BestTechie and Jeff on Twitter: @besttechie @jeffweisbein Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/besttechie/support
An investors guide to raising early-stage VC (feat. Pete Wilkins)
Nov 20 • 42 min
Episode 37: We spoke with Pete Wilkins, Managing Director at Hyde Park Angels. We discuss the best ways for entrepreneurs to pitch investors, what to expect when raising early-stage VC, and much more. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Pivoting your company isn’t a bad thing (feat. Amanda Lannert)
Nov 13 • 49 min
Episode 36: We spoke with Amanda Lannert, CEO at Jellyvision. We discuss why pivoting your company is necessary sometimes, how to find product market fit, and how to survive long enough until you do. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
The keys to being an effective CTO (feat. John Higginson)
Nov 6 • 49 min
Episode 35: We spoke with John Higginson, CTO at Enova. We discuss how the role of a CTO evolves as a company grows, exciting new technologies such as blockchain, and making difficult technical decisions. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
The secret of internet culture: what’s old is new again (feat. Taylor Lorenz)
Oct 30 • 51 min
Episode 34: We spoke with Taylor Lorenz, Staff Writer at The Atlantic. We discuss all different facets of internet culture—from YouTube stars and their drama, to teens using Instagram, to how to improve Twitter. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
I’ve got the (wireless) power! (feat. Jacob Babcock)
Oct 23 • 47 min
Episode 33: We spoke with Jacob Babcock, CEO & founder at NuCurrent. We discuss the juggling act of building a startup while working as an attorney, the move from wired to wireless power, and what the future of wireless power will actually look like.…
You’re doing content marketing all wrong (feat. Nis Frome)
Oct 16 • 39 min
Episode 32: We spoke with Nis Frome, co-founder at Alpha. We discuss how to build successful content marketing initiatives as well as new techniques and tactics content marketers should be using (but probably aren’t). Become a supporter of this podcast:…
The secrets to making great hires (feat. Sandi Lin)
Oct 9 • 56 min
Episode 31: We spoke with Sandi Lin, co-founder & CEO at SkillJar. We discuss learning how to sell, the keys to retaining customers, and the secrets behind making great hires. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/besttechie/support
Inside the life of an entrepreneur (feat. Stacey Ferreira)
Oct 2 • 52 min
Episode 30: We spoke with Stacey Ferreira, co-founder & CEO at Forge. We discuss tips for how founders can successfully fundraise, the best way to ask for intros, and why millennials don’t actually ruin everything. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Building and scaling a successful sales team (feat. Paul Teshima)
Sep 25 • 44 min
Episode 29: We spoke with Paul Teshima, co-founder & CEO at Nudge.ai. This episode is all about sales! We discuss the most important elements of scaling your sales team, the future of sales, and how company culture can impact sales. Become a supporter of…
Bootstrapping to profitability in two years (feat. Craig Vodnik)
Sep 18 • 56 min
Episode 28: We spoke with Craig Vodnik, co-founder & CEO at cleverbridge. We discuss how he and his co-founders bootstrapped their company to profitability in two years, selling in the early days, and angel investing. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
How tech and politics are converging (feat. Jeb Ory)
Sep 11 • 46 min
Episode 27: We spoke with Jeb Ory, co-founder & CEO at Phone2Action. We discuss how technology and politics are converging, advice for fellow entrepreneurs, and overcoming the challenges of a SaaS startup. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Why great mentors matter (feat. Jayna Cooke)
Sep 4 • 36 min
Episode 26: We spoke with Jayna Cooke, CEO at the recently acquired EVENTup. We discuss why great mentors matter, the acquisition process, and how to get more women in tech. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/besttechie/support
The future of recruiting companies (feat. Nick Cromydas)
Aug 28 • 39 min
Episode 25: We spoke with Nick Cromydas, co-founder & CEO at Hunt Club. We discuss how he’s building a brand new type of recruiting company and how the Midwest is becoming a better place for entrepreneurs. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Securing the president’s technology (feat. Theresa Payton)
Aug 21 • 37 min
Episode 24: We spoke with Theresa Payton, former White House CIO in the George W Bush Administration and current CEO at Fortalice Solutions. We discuss securing the president’s technology, keeping our voting booths secure, and much more. Become a…
Why solving big unsexy problems is important (feat. Larry Gadea)
Jul 17 • 46 min
Episode 23: We spoke with Larry Gadea, founder of Envoy, a company solving office visitor registration. He’s also worked for Google and Twitter. We discuss figuring out pricing, company culture, and whether Twitter had a dedicated server rack for Justin…
It’s all about that SaaS, no churning (feat. Jason Amunwa)
Jul 10 • 49 min
Episode 22: We spoke with Jason Amunwa, a SaaS expert who runs GrowthLook.com and who has spent several years building SaaS products, including popular website add-on Hello Bar. We discuss content analytics, identifying the right metrics for your company,…
How to succeed as a professional photographer (feat. Anthony Quintano)
Jun 26 • 38 min
Episode 21: We spoke with Anthony Quintano, professional photographer and engagement editor at Honolulu Civil Beat. We discuss how to get more exposure, monetizing your work, and whether Flickr is better than Instagram. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
The right way to pivot to video (feat. Rohan Castelino)
Jun 19 • 42 min
Episode 20: We spoke with Rohan Castelino, VP of Marketing at IRIS.TV, a video personalization and programming platform. We discuss building a business with publishers, developing a loyal audience, and how to do video correctly. Become a supporter of this…
What dogs and smart home AI have in common (feat. Alex Capecelatro)
Jun 12 • 47 min
Episode 19: We spoke with Alex Capecelatro, co-founder & CEO at Josh.ai, a home automation device built with AI. We discuss smart home automation, Internet of Things security, and why the company’s logo is a dog. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
The original father of 3D printing (feat. Bill Masters)
Jun 5 • 37 min
Episode 18: We spoke with Bill Masters, the original father of 3D printing. We discuss the origins of 3D printing, the current and future state of 3D printing, and being a life-long entrepreneur. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Building a luxury audio company (feat. Jonathan Levine)
May 29 • 40 min
Episode 17: We spoke with Jonathan Levine, the founder & CEO of Master & Dynamic, a NYC-based audio company. We discuss how he’s found success with Master & Dynamic, the challenges of manufacturing, and the future of audio. Become a supporter of this…
What AR/VR means for Hollywood (feat. Roy Taylor)
May 21 • 45 min
Episode 16: We spoke with Roy Taylor, a former exec at AMD and Nvidia and current Advisor at Cubic Motion, an industry leading computer vision company. We discuss VR/AR (with a special focus on Hollywood and entertainment), growing sales from $0 to $300…
Digital media, finance, and being #old (feat. Alex Wilhelm)
May 16 • 49 min
Episode 15: We spoke with Alex Wilhelm, the Editor-in-Chief at Crunchbase News. We discuss editorial strategy, tech finance (including crypto), and being #old. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/besttechie/support
The future of AI and conversational UI (feat. Mark Progano)
May 7 • 53 min
Episode 14: We spoke with Mark Progano, a cofounder at Actively.ai, a company building an AI to make it easier to book and manage classes at fitness studios. We discuss how much data it takes to make a good AI, the future of AI and conversational UIs, and…
Grow at all costs to sustainable growth (feat. Ethan Agarwal)
Apr 3 • 38 min
Episode 13: We spoke with Ethan Agarwal, the founder & CEO of Aaptiv, an audio-based fitness app for iOS and Android. We discuss Aaptiv’s grow at all cost strategy and its recent pivot to a sustainable growth strategy as well as how other subscription…
Can Zuck be trusted? (feat. Matt Hodges)
Mar 25 • 63 min
Episode 12: We spoke with Matt Hodges, a software engineer who developed technology for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. We discuss the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics story in detail, providing insights into how Aleksandr Kogan’s personality quiz app…
What to know about investing in ICOs (feat. David Drake)
Mar 23 • 35 min
Episode 11: We spoke with David Drake, the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office with a network based all over the world. Most recently David has been focused on investing and advising cryptocurrency and blockchain companies through ICOs. We…
The importance of a strong team (feat. Toby Milstein)
Mar 18 • 42 min
Episode 10: We spoke with Toby Milstein, the Director of Business Development for Joy, a company that has built a magical hardware photo album. We discuss Joy, her approach to business development, and the importance of a strong team. Become a supporter…
The meme episode (feat. Jason Wong)
Mar 14 • 42 min
Episode 9: We spoke with Jason Wong, the founder of Wonghaus Ventures and a Meme Expert. We discussed how to find success as an influencer, tips and tricks to grow your audience, and what marketers should be doing to reach Millennials and Gen-Z online.…
How founders should make decisions (feat. Patrick Perini)
Mar 12 • 55 min
Episode 8: We spoke with Patrick Perini, a serial founder, who is currently the co-founder and VP of Product at Mira. We discussed what he’s currently building at Mira as well as past failures and making tough decisions as a founder. Become a supporter of…
Humanizing a brand’s story (feat. Alexandra Matthiesen)
Mar 10 • 47 min
Episode 7: We spoke with branding and marketing expert, Alexandra Matthiesen, who is the founder and Creative Director at Westward Creative. She’s worked with companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Veritas Technologies to connect their brands with human…
It’s all about the polygons (feat. Michael Casalino)
Mar 8 • 44 min
Episode 6: We spoke with Michael Casalino, a gaming industry veteran with 15+ years of experience in game design. Hear what he has to say about the evolution of the game design industry and how he worked on games like Madden, Where’s My Water, Tron, and…
Inside the world of SFW webcam models (feat. Sarah Jean)
Mar 2 • 45 min
Episode 5: We spoke with Sarah Jean, a SFW webcam model who’s been in the industry for 8 years. Get an inside look at the world of cam girls, the business behind it, the amount of hustle it takes, and how much money can be made. Become a supporter of this…
The importance of persistence (feat. Varun Mayya)
Mar 1 • 47 min
Episode 4: We spoke with Varun Mayya, a successful entrepreneur who raised his first round of venture capital at the age of 20. We discuss the importance of persistence as an entrepreneur, tips and advice for founders, and what verticals new founders…
Building a digital publication (feat. Kevin Raposo)
Feb 27 • 40 min
Episode 3: We interview Kevin Raposo who’s a Media Relations guy at EZPR and the Founder & Editor of KnowTechie. Kevin and I discuss launching your own digital publication, the challenges surrounding it, and tips and tricks on how to build and monetize…
Apple keeps butt dialing 911
Feb 23 • 12 min
Episode 2: We talk about passwords that have been pwned, free crytocurrency trading, and how Apple keeps butt dialing 911. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/besttechie/support
Welcome to TechieBytes!
Feb 22 • 10 min
Episode 1: Meet the TechieBytes host Jeff Weisbein as he dives into tech and other interesting things. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/besttechie/support