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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 471 ratings
You’ll want your notebook and pen ready to record the how-to for entrepreneurs. Each episode is a business book condensed down to 15-20 minutes with the junk thrown out. You’ll be hitting the back button multiple times so you can hear and record the insights again and again. This podcast...Read full review »
KF@HeadStart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/21
This is a fantastic podcast for anyone wanting to start a company or understand the dynamics of how companies are being created today. Like it or not, we are witnessing a new era in business creation. Mike Maples interviews very successful people and is able to draw wisdom out of each guest. He...Read full review »
JPDKansas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/21
I love this podcast, really pragmatic commonsense advice for building and scaling start ups, while building my company GreenPal I always try to listen to folks smarter than me and this is definitely one of those podcasts that helps level you up and level you’re thinking to a higher standard
Bryan Clayton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 06/01/21
Vinod Khosla is a Silicon Valley legend, having achieved greatness as a founder with Sun Microsystems and as one of the best venture capitalists of all time. In this episode, Mike Maples, Jr of Floodgate talks to Vinod about why it's wrong for breakthrough builders to play it safe and how to turn...
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