Andrew Gazdecki - From living on food stamps to being a reason for many founders’ living!

Andrew Gazdecki - From living on food stamps to being a reason for many founders’ living!

👉🏼 About the Guest:

Andrew Gazdecki is a four-time startup founder with three-time exits, former CRO, and founder of Gazdecki has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as prominent industry blogs such as Mashable, TechCrunch, and VentureBeat. 

👉🏼 About the Host:

Sharath is a founder, creator, and community builder. He is also a serial maker who built and shipped 15+ projects using no-code tools. His SaaS product Shoutout generated $30k ARR, which was sold to a UK-based product studio. Prev, Sharath worked for world-changing startups like Product Hunt and On Deck, where he helped build and nurture communities. He also grew his audience on Twitter from 200 to 22,000 using give-first principles and creating high-value content. Currently, he is the Head of Community + Brand at Threado, building a side project called GuestLab and runs a newsletter called YC Founder Stories alongside hosting this podcast.

👉🏼 Sponsor Corner:

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👉🏼 Description:

Tune in as Sharath and Andrew discuss building resilience as founders, making predictions about the next big thing, creative marketing strategies, and more!

👉🏼 Timestamps:
  • 00:00: Episode Highlight
  • 00:29: Shoutout to
  • 3:42: Introduction to Andrew Gazdecki
  • 5:40: Andrew's entrepreneurship journey as a four-time startup founder with three-time exits
  • 18:23: Mentorship for entrepreneurs and how to get it
  • 24:49: How to get out of a slump
  • 34:15: Developing strength as a founder
  • 44:21: Staying calm in emergencies as a founder
  • 54:33: Predicting the next big thing
  • 58:05: 2023 - What's the next big explosion?
  • 1:01:53: Founders as the love of Andrew's career
  • 1:04:20: Livetweeting 101 - how to form a tweeting strategy
  • 1:07:40: Getting creative with building businesses
  • 1:12:38: BTS - the creative process behind
  • 1:21:42: Qualities to look out for when building a team
  • 1:28:03: The first 100 deals
  • 1:31:16: Startup acquisition patterns - the why and how
  • 1:34:29: New features from
  • 1:36:03: Reaching Product-Market Fit for
  • 1:40:10: Rapid Fire 5: Life-changing founder stories to shoutouts to creators
👉🏼 Resources:
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👉🏼 Where to find Andrew Gazdecki:
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