First published
Feb 17, 2018
Format
Conversational
Schedule
Weekly
Total Episodes
144
Average duration
00:46:01

Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2021

Business Technology Marketing

What's it like getting acquired by Spotify? (Dave Zohrob from Chartable)

<p><a href="https://twitter.com/dzohrob?lang=en">Dave Zohrob</a> is the co-founder of <a href="https://chartable.com/">Chartable</a> (a podcast analytics startup), talks about selling his company to Spotify in <a href="https://newsroom.spotify.com/2022-02-16/spotify-acquires-podsights-and-chartable-to-advance-podcast-measurement-for-advertisers-and-insights-for-publishers/">February 2022</a>. </p><p><strong>Highlights (go straight to 🔥 for the best stuff):</strong></p><ul> <li>1:00 – What's the Spotify office in New York like?</li> <li>5:24 – Dave's first startup: he started an indie record label (<a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20080305010416/http://tellallrecords.com/">Tellall Records</a>)</li> <li>7:12 – Founding in Chartable in 2017</li> <li>8:00 – Behind the scenes: talking to <a href="https://twitter.com/ichris">Chris Enns</a> (our editor at <a href="https://www.lemonproductions.ca/">Lemon Productions</a>)</li> <li>9:50 – Dave's first business as a kid: publishing programming tutorials on the internet (<a href="https://web.archive.org/web/19970327140843/http://qbasic.com/">Qbasic.com</a>)</li> <li>12:25 – What made you want to make money on the internet?</li> <li>14:25 – Do all geeks have the intuition to start a business? (<a href="https://twitter.com/mijustin/status/1531817666117177344">Justin's tweet</a>) 🔥</li> <li>19:23 – What's your real motivation for building a startup? 🔥</li> <li>24:28 – Side-projects vs Bootstrapping vs Venture Funding (VC) 🔥</li> <li>30:12 – Once you choose the VC-funded path, what's it like? 🔥</li> <li>32:00 – The huge risk/cost for founders with families 🔥</li> <li>34:30 – Public health insurance is the best way to boost entrepreneurship</li> <li>36:30 – Bootstrappers and VC-funded founders have this same anxiety 🔥</li> <li>40:00 – What it's like joining a massive company as a small 11-person company? 🔥</li> <li>48:10 – What's next in podcast ad tech, analytics, and attribution 🔥</li> </ul><p><b>What should we talk about next?</b></p><ul> <li>Twitter:<strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/buildyoursaas">@buildyoursaas</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mijustin">@mijustin</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/jonbuda">@jonbuda</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/jsonperl">@jsonpearl</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/helenryles">@helenryles</a> </li> <li>Leave a review/comment <a href="https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/build-your-saas-bootstrap-in-2-636493">on Podchaser</a>; it's like Reddit, but for podcasts.</li> <li>Email us: [email protected]</li> </ul><p><b>Thanks to our monthly supporters:</b></p><ol> <li>Jason Charnes</li> <li>Mitchell Davis from <a href="http://recruitkit.com.au/">RecruitKit.com.au</a> </li> <li>Marcel Fahle, ​​<a href="https://wearebold.af/">wearebold.af</a> </li> <li>Alex Payne</li> <li>Bill Condo</li> <li>Anton Zorin from <a href="https://www.prodcamp.com/">ProdCamp.com</a> </li> <li>Harris Kenny, <a href="https://introcrm.com/podcast/">Intro CRM podcast</a> </li> <li>Oleg Kulyk</li> <li>Ethan Gunderson</li> <li>Ward Sandler, <a href="https://www.memberspace.com/">Memberspace</a> </li> <li>Russell Brown, <a href="https://photivo.com/">Photivo.com</a> </li> <li>Noah Prail</li> <li>Colin Gray</li> <li>Austin Loveless</li> <li>Michael Sitver</li> <li>Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis, <a href="https://usefathom.com/ref/EJPZOB">Fathom</a> </li> <li>Dan Buda</li> <li>Darby Frey</li> <li>Adam DuVander</li> <li>Dave Giunta (JOOnta)</li> <li>Kyle Fox <a href="https://www.getrewardful.com/?via=justin">GetRewardful.com</a> </li> </ol><br><p><em>Want to start a podcast on Transistor? Justin has a special coupon for you: get 15% off your first year of hosting: </em><a href="https://transistor.fm/justin"><em>transistor.fm/justin</em></a></p><strong> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/jonjustin" rel="payment" title="★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★">★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★</a> </strong>
Published Jun 14, 2022