Episodes

A Revolution in Blue Collar Jobs - How Sh1ft Creates 10X More Opportunity!

March 17, 2023

“We started to feel like there was something bigger here, that this could be transformational,” says Jason Radisson, co-founder and CEO of Sh1ft, which brings push button technology to blue collar and middle class work, and …

From $0 - $3B | Peek Inside Crypto Unicorn Anchorage Digital

March 13, 2023

“What if we could do it better than anyone else in the ecosystem?” Nathan McCauley asked himself while co-founding Anchorage Digital, a unicorn assets platform that provides instantly settled key storage and custody—holding …

Magic Words: Master the art of persuasion | NYT Best Seller Jonah Berger

March 3, 2023

New York Times bestselling author Jonah Berger’s cutting-edge research reveals how six types of words can increase your impact in every area of life: from persuading others and building stronger relationships, to boosting cr…

The Entrepreneur Success Story of Tony Jamous [Secrets of Building Two Unicorn Companies]

Feb. 24, 2023

“What drives me is the mission,” says Tony Jamous, founder and CEO of Oyster HR, a business that, as Brendan puts it, is “stewarding the remote work revolution.” Oyster, Tony’s second unicorn company, works to allow business…

$1.6B CEO Reveals Secret to Identifying Undiscovered Niches

Feb. 17, 2023

“I had one job, which was to get the data right. Why was that so freaking hard?” asked Barr Moses, co-founder and CEO of Monte Carlo, the world’s first data observability platform, discussing what motivated her to create the…

Peel Back the Curtain! How To Build a $3.7B Technology Brand

Feb. 10, 2023

“Harness builds software for teams that build software,” says Scott Sanchez, CMO of Harness. Scott and his team recognize that software developers at larger companies spend an increasing amount of time doing everything but c…

From $0 to $3B Valuation - Marcelo Lebre, Co-Founder Remote.com

Feb. 2, 2023

“We knew we wanted to address the pain of remote work,” said Marcelo Lebre of the goal he and Job van der Voort shared when the two founded Remote.com in 2019. As it turns out, it was a worldwide pain. There were countless f…

Lessons Learned from $95M in Venture Capital Raised

Jan. 31, 2023

“Too many founders have solutions, and are looking for problems,” says Brendan on this solo episode of Billion Dollar Tech. Today Brendan goes over the five key takeaways from his conversation with Trisha Kotari founder and …

Growing Unit 21 From $0 to $95M in Venture Funding

Jan. 26, 2023

“Fundraising is mostly about failing. Success is really the wartime,” says Trisha Kotari, founder and CEO of Unit 21, a risk and compliance infrastructure which helps companies and financial institutions combat fraud. In 201…

The 5 Keys To Scale Past the Founder-Led Sale

Jan. 24, 2023

“It’s just like being in a relationship,” says Brendan on this solo episode of Billion Dollar Tech. Today, he discusses what happens to a lot of startups when they bring in an outside expert or salesperson to help them scale…

How to Bootstrap a Software Business to $30M in Revenue

Jan. 19, 2023

“I think, if you’re doing business right, you’re evolving every two or three years,” says Bryan Clayton Co-Founder and CEO of GreenPal, an app that works like an Uber for lawn services, which bootstrapped $30 million. And th…

Dissecting the Top 5 Reasons Why Start-Ups Fail

Jan. 17, 2023

“Most startups don’t fail outright, they fail to gain meaningful traction,” says Brendan on this solo episode of Billion Dollar Tech. He gets more specific with five reasons that contribute to the failure. The first reason i…

How to Build a Successful Blockchain Start Up | Enya.Ai Founder

Jan. 12, 2023

“You have to be really agile and flexible, but also really stubborn about the problems you’re going to solve,” says Alan Chiu, co-founder of Boba and its contributing company Enya.ai, about the dual attributes successful fou…

5 Lessons Learned From $37M in Venture Capital Raised

Jan. 10, 2023

“It comes back to communication,“ says Brendan on this solo episode of Billion Dollar Tech, where he unpacks the five key takeaways from his recent interview with Iggy Bassi, founder and CEO of Cervest. Iggy founded this dat…

How Climate Intelligence Will Save Your Business

Jan. 5, 2023

“I want to spend my time solving problems,” says Iggy Bassi, founder and CEO of Cervest, a platform that uses climate data, science expertise and data modeling to help companies predict their climate risk. It measures the po…

Start Up FAQs: How To Target Multiple Personas

Jan. 3, 2023

“In a world where there’s so much overwhelming noise, you’ve got to be specific,” says Brendan in this solo episode of Billion Dollar Tech. This pertains to everything, from the benefit you’re providing to how you’re helping…

6 Lessons from Building a $1B B2B Technology Company

Dec. 27, 2022

In this solo episode of Billion Dollar Tech, Brendan breaks down the highlights from his interview with Guy Tytunovich, founder of go to market security company Cheq.ai. Guy founded a unicorn company, and part of this discus…

Growing Cheq.ai from $0 to $1B valuation

Dec. 22, 2022

“Simply put, we protect the go-to-market worldwide,” says Guy Tytunovich, Founder and CEO of Cheq.ai who created the category of go to market security. During his ten years working in government cybersecurity, Guy realized t…

How to Build a $1B LinkedIn Ads Strategy

Dec. 20, 2022

“It’s the best place to target business buyers,” says Brendan of LinkedIn Ads. In this episode he’ll walk you through a set of tips to help you optimally utilize the platform, connect to your target audience, and get an opti…

Deconstructing the $1B psychedelics industry w/ VC Brom Rector

Dec. 15, 2022

“I want to fund the company that's inventing the Tesla Model S of psychedelics,” says Brom Rector, founder of Empath ventures, a venture capital firm investing in the future of psychedelic medicine. A consumer of psychedelic…

Growing ActivSurgical from $0 to $162M (and beyond)

Dec. 8, 2022

“We like to consider ourselves the Waze of surgery,” says Todd Usen, CEO of ActivSurgical. Waze gathers and presents data from the road in real time, so that driver’s can navigate their trip successfully and avoid problems b…

Should You Create a New Category?

Dec. 6, 2022

“In the next five to seven minutes, I'm going to try to give you a very concise and declarative answer as to whether or not you should create your own category,” says Brendan In this solo episode of Billion Dollar Tech. This…

The Tech Career Toolkit - From MIT's Famed Career Accelerator Program

Dec. 1, 2022

“Leadership isn’t a single thing. It’s a bunch of things together,” says Mark Herschberg, the co-founder and one of the principal developers of MIT’s famed Career Accelerator Program. The program teaches future tech leaders …

How to Use AI to 10X Your Sales Pipeline

Nov. 24, 2022

“Wouldn't you respond to someone that knows you like a friend better than someone who called like a robot that's just doing outreach?” asks Leena Joshi, Co-Founder and CEO of Closefactor, which applies machine learning, arti…