Podcast

B2B SaaS entrepreneurs share what it requires to create a remarkable software business and how to overcome the roadblocks to do so.

#195 – Derek Mendonça, Co-Founder Singular Aircraft on creating products that drive word of mouth Great innovation starts with beautiful (but big) constraints

We explore how making big progress is so often not about introducing new technology, but changing the mindset of people. Derek shares many anecdotes about his fascinating journey (and opportunity) with Singular Aircraft. How small thinking literally stopped countries that need it most to make a big impact. He talks about the big lessons learned to overcome seemingly impossible hurdles – and what helped him to stay sane in that process. […]

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How creative still remains a mystery to many – and why that’s holding us back in many ways An interview with Anastasia Leng, Founder, and CEO of CreativeX

We explore what’s holding companies back in their growth because they’re guessing what works/what doesn’t work in relation to their creative efforts. Anastasia shares how she solved this problem internally first, and how investors then made them aware of the size of this problem globally. She explains how this triggered a major pivot and the effort and determination it took to get to Product-Market-Fit. Finally, she shares some of the secrets she learned in turning her company into a remarkable growth story. […]

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The power of creating a culture of continuous improvement and an ability to solve problems quickly An interview with Martin Cloake, CEO of Raven AI

Raven AI

We explore why many manufacturers have a false sense of what they think has happened, vs what actually happened. The result of this: they can’t solve their most pressing problems because they can’t pinpoint with accuracy what these actually are. Martin shares how he’s solving this problem and what choices he’s made on his journey to do so in a remarkable way.  […]

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To make the biggest impact we should blow up our calendar An interview with Alessandra Knight, Co-Founder, and CEO of Katch

We explore what’s broken in the way we manage our time or have our time managed for us – and how that erodes the impact we can make. The traditional ways to manage calendars is flawed – since it doesn’t take our mindset, energy levels, and priorities into account. Alessandra shares the big idea behind her company and how she’ll use technology to give us back uninterrupted focus. […]

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How to create an organization where the bulk of your employees are so committed that they are willing to put in their own money An interview with Nico Blier Silvestri, Co-Founder and CEO of Platypus

We explore what’s broken in the market where it comes to building thriving cultures. We discuss that’s very much a management issue – and what difference can be made if technology and people blend in the right way. Nico shares his stories about the journey he’s been through in taking the Platypus from an initial vision to where it is today. He shares the mistakes he made and explains how we overcame some big hurdles to get to Product-Market Fit and create a solution that makes a significant difference in the eyes of his customers. […]

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The value we can create when software makes its users remarkable An interview with David Jay, Founder and CEO of Warm Welcome

We explore what’s broken in the way communicate digitally and what that leads to. We then discuss the approach David has chosen to solve this problem in a remarkable way. He shares his big lessons learned in building the solution in an as lean as possible way. He addresses the challenges he faced in creating momentum in a completely new category – and ends with his fresh take on the concept of ‘launching’. […]

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How to make workplace culture less accidental – and let people succeed from the get-go. An interview with Petri Lehtonen, CEO of Flowtrace

We explore what’s broken when it comes to creating successful company cultures – and what are the consequences of failing. We discuss what culture creation really is all about, and how technology can play a fundamental role in amplifying the benefits in areas such as boosting productivity, creativity, quality, and/or innovation. Lastly, we dig into Petri’s big lessons learned around creating a product-market fit and creating momentum through messaging. […]

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How seemingly subtle product strategy decisions can set you apart in a big way An interview with Surbhi Rathore, Co-Founder, and CEO of Symbl

We explore what’s broken in the way we communicate and collaborate digitally. We discuss what is required to capitalize on the potential of human intellect by making collaboration effortless. We also address the tough choices Surbhi made in not going with the flow – but instead taking a radically different approach to solving the big problem in the market. Last but not least we discuss what it takes to build a remarkable software business.  […]

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