Founder To Founder

REAL FOUNDERS. REAL TALK. REAL ADVICE. A PODCAST BUILT FOR COMMUTING. MADE BY PHIL HAYES-ST CLAIR

EPISODE 11

Dave Blakely on disrupting from the inside out, appropriate failure and the value of mentors (and so much more)

Welcome to episode 11 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with Dave Blakely from Mach49. If you’re an intrapreneur, this episode’s for you!

Dave spent many years as Director of Technology Strategy at IDEO before joining Mach49 where he continues to help global companies to innovate. Dave is also an instructor at Stamford’s d school and advises a range of silicon valley entrepreneurs.

In this simply fascinating conversation Phil and Dave talked about how to disrupt from the inside out, the value of appropriate failure and why mentors are essential to success.


episode 12

Jane Barratt on building Fin-Tech in NYC, reinvention, 3 habits that make founders successful and more 

Welcome to episode 12 of Founder To Founder where Phil speaks to GoldBean Founder and CEO and mother of three, Jane Barratt.

Jane is an Australian-born entrepreneur who started her career in marketing and advertising before switching to financial services to create GoldBean, a platform that helps people get started on their investment journey with companies and brands that they love, know and buy.

In this episode Jane and Phil talk about starting and growing a Fin-Tech venture in New York City, the power of reinvention and the three habits founders need to master to be successful.


EPISODE 13

Sidney Minassian on resilience, owning outcomes and why it’s all about people

In this, episode 13 of Founder To Founder Phil speaks with serial entrepreneur Sidney Minassian.

Sidney has been building enterprise software businesses since 2000. Prior to launching his current venture Contexti, Sidney experienced the ultimate entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride that began with successfully transitioning his previous venture, Liaise, from Australia to San Francisco.

In this fascinating conversation Sidney and Phil talked about hard-won resilience, the value of owning and accepting outcomes and why, at the end of the day, building a venture is all about people.


episode 14

Melissa Rosenthal on identifying the right mentor, the power of reflection and much more

Phil speaks with Southview Founder Melissa Rosenthal on episode 14 of Founder To Founder.

Melissa became an executive coach and founded Southview in 2008 after a successful career in marketing and financial services.

Melissa and Phil talk about the importance and how to identify the right mentor, the power of reflection and the three habits that founders need to be successful.


episode 15

Amantha Imber on routines and rituals to unlock potential, managing anxiety, being present and more

Organisational psychologist and founder of Inventium, Amantha Imber joins Phil on episode 15 of Founder To Founder..

Amantha started Inventium in 2007 after struggling to find a company where she could fully utilise her expertise. Today, 10 years later, Inventium delivers training and consulting services that help global companies to innovate using psychology, neuroscience and management science. 

Amantha and Phil talk about routines and rituals to unlock the best of teams, managing anxiety and how to be present while growing a business.

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episode 16

Adam Stone on the value of time, the importance of saying YES and the 3 habits that founders need to be successful.

Welcome to episode 16 of Founder To Founder where Phil talks to 500Startups alumni Adam Stone.

Adam has been building businesses in eCommerce and Telecommunications since the age of 12. Today he is the Founder & CEO of Speedlancer.com - the World's Fastest Freelance Marketplace, delivering design, writing, and data-entry work in just 4 HOURS by curated professionals.

Adam and Phil talk about the value of time, why saying YES is important and the three habits that founders need to be successful. 

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episode 17

ShanShan Wang on managing the entrepreneurial rollercoaster, the importance of networks and the 3 habits of successful founders.

You’ve made it to episode 17 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with industrial designer and Roam Technologies Founder ShanShan Wang.

Roam is the byproduct of a university project to which ShanShan brought infectious curiosity and industrial design together to create oxygen devices that help children breathe easier. 

ShanShan and Phil talk about how to manage the entrepreneurial rollercoaster, the importance of networks and the three habits that founders need to be successful. 

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episode 18

Paul Valerio on reinvention, why doing less, better is essential and the 3 habits that founders need to be successful.

On this, episode 18 of Founder To Founder, Phil speaks with marketing entrepreneur, Paul Valerio.

A scientist by training, Paul has built a reputation for helping companies find their unique voice and create value for customers and users at scale.

Phil and Paul talk about reinvention, why doing less, better is essential and the three habits that founders need to be successful. 

This episode is brought to you by our Australian partner Spare Workspace. Need a meeting room for a few hours or perhaps a desk for a day or two? Head to www.spareworkspace.com.au today to search, find and book your next workspace all around Australia starting from $25 per hour.


Episode 19

Benjamin Chong on the importance of partnerships, why playing to your strengths is essential and the 3 habits that founders need to be successful.

Welcome to Founder To Founder. In episode 19 Phil speaks with founder turned investor Benjamin Chong.

Well before co-founding early stage venture firms Sydney Seed Capital and Right Click Capital, Ben helped build online mobile phone reseller and distribution company iMega while studying his undergraduate commerce degree.

Phil and Ben talk about the importance of partnerships, why playing to your strengths is essential and the three habits that founders need to be successful.  


episode 20

Sarah Pearce on going into a venture with eyes wide open, staying true to vision and how to manage company growth while being a new mom.

You're listening to episode 20 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with TravelShoot Founder Sarah Pearce.

TravelShoot connects travelers with local photographers around the world to easily capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments and occasions. Based on personal experience, Sarah’s vision has seen the company grow rapidly.

Sarah and Phil talk about the need to go into a venture with eye wide open, staying true to vision and how to manage company growth while being a new mom.

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