Alex Friedman - How to be unapologetically authentic and optimist on the Internet!

Alex Friedman - How to be unapologetically authentic and optimist on the Internet!

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Guest:

Alex Friedman is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence for Techstars Music. She is also an angel investor and a 3x startup founder who has developed CPG products that have been sold in over 3,000 stores across the nation. She is well-known for building Founder Gigs((part-time gigs for startup founders) using no-code tools and selling it to Hirerunner after 6 months with over 5k MRR!

Along with her experience as Program Manager for Techstars Austin and Techstars Impact, she has worked with thousands of startup founders. As a content creator, she has a following of over 150k across various platforms at @heyalexfriedman.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 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.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Sponsor Corner:

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πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Description:

Tune in as Sharath and Alex discuss authenticity while building content, building microprojects for acquisition, entering the founder community, and more!

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Timestamps:
  • 00:00: Episode Highlight
  • 00:42: Shoutout to
  • 03:07: Introduction to Alex Friedman, 3x founder and influencer
  • 06:08: Why is there a cowboy hat on Alex's Twitter?
  • 09:24: How to be optimistic in writing
  • 13:47: Next 3 steps after you've run out of stories
  • 15:34: Breaking into founder communities as an introvert
  • 26:00: Developing a thick skin as a founder
  • 30:32: The journey from microprojects to acquisition
  • 38:23: Building better marketplaces
  • 41:50: What makes a content piece go viral?
  • 49:17: The importance of highlighting the failures of business-building
  • 54:10: How dealing with personal losses impacts all aspects of your life
  • 1:06:16: Recovering from loss
  • 1:10:12: Outro and closing thoughts
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