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Floodgate
Starting Greatness
Host Mike Maples Jr from venture capital firm FLOODGATE offers lessons from the startup super performers—BEFORE they were successful—featuring interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most legendary entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger, and more.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 538 ratings
I’ve never provided feedback before re any podcast. But, I want to thank Mike Maples and his team on doing an extraordinary job with his podcast and I highly recommend it to any entrepreneur. I listen to nearly all of his podcasts and I find them to be the best of the very best. Thanks again...Read full review »
Align Infrastructure via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/22
The One
There are many good podcasts out there but I’ve found none that are more real, to the point and useful than Starting Greatness. The guests on the show are The Who’s Who of the tech and business industry. Of all the shows I follow, I make sure I never miss an episode of this one! Thanks Mike. This...Read full review »
Jhsen23 via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 06/04/22
My go-to founder inspiration
As a recent 0-to-1 founder - I’m so glad I stumbled upon this podcast. Mike is a straight shooter, and the dialogue with his world-class guests is natural and to the point. It’s the type of podcast that I’ll re-listen to episodes multiple times…and learn something new each time.
BR129pnf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/22
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