Paris Vega’s Blog
Writing about my adventures in business, finding my path, and honing my craft over the past 20+ years.
How did David CM Carter, the world’s leading CEO mentor, find his own first customers?
David CM Carter, Chairman & Founder of Entelechy Academy, is the world’s leading CEO mentor, a best-selling author, and former TV personality on the BBC. He’s worked with senior leaders at Anglo American, BWC, Love Film, GO Airlines, and more. He’s also a best selling author of his book, Breakthrough. David was known as Mr. […]
How did Alex Levin & the Regal.io team drive over $1 billion in revenue for their customers?
Alex Levin is a Harvard grad and the Founder/CEO of Regal.io, an Outbound Phone & SMS Sales Platform. Starting in 2020 with 0 customers, their service has now generated over $1 billion in revenue for their customers a few years later. Alex has a clear and proven perspective on how startups are built. He delivers […]
How did Mark Ross Smith revolutionize the airline industry’s rewards programs with Status Match?
Mark Ross Smith, CEO & Founder of StatusMatch.com, revolutionized the way airlines run their incentive programs for frequent travelers. Through Status Match he’s brought over one billion dollars in new customer value to major airlines, like Emirates, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and more. Show Links Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn […]
Why did Billy Samoa Saleebey leave Tesla to start Podify?
First Customers podcast episode 31: Billy Samoa Saleebey Billy Samoa Saleebey is an Ex-Tesla Global Leader and Cofounder/CEO of Podify, a service that produces podcasts like Language of Love with DR. Laura Berman from Oprah’s TV network. He’s also a slef-proclaimed ramen addict. Billy gives great advice for entrepreneurs and podcasters on this episode. Anyone who […]
What can Liam Corcoran, teacher/rapper/artist, teach you about networking?
Liam Corcoran is a Teacher, Rapper, and Artist. He’s also the Founder of an education startup called OK. He is one of the founding teachers at Synthesis, the online program that evolved out of Elon Musk’s school at SpaceX. He also served as an Acton Academy Guide. Liam’s thoughtfulness, openness to connection, and clarity of […]
How did Andres Glusman get the first customers for Meetup.com & DoWhatWorks?
Andres Glusman helped get Meetup.com’s first customer and first $14 of revenue. Meetup later sold for $200 million. Now Andres is the cofounder and CEO of Do What Works. His experience spans across decades, from the birth of the internet in the 1990s to modern day startups. This episode is packed with extremely valuable practical […]
How did Liz Parker start a successful strategic planning business in Hong Kong after quitting her job?
Liz Parker, Founder of LT Results, just released a new book called “Who’s Leading Your Business?”. Twenty-four years ago she quit her successful international sales training job at DHL in Hong Kong to start a strategic planning company from scratch. On this episode, Liz tells us the story of those first moments starting her business […]
How did Esteban Dalel raise $250k for Watermelon Tools before getting their first customer?
Esteban Dalel, CTO/Co-Founder of Watermelon Tools, raised $250k before getting their first customer and now has over 4,000 users. Get insight into how a scrappy team of two programmers got their first investors, users, and how they plan to get their first paying customers. Show Links Show Transcript This transcript was generated automatically, please forgive […]
How did Tyler Robertson grow Diesel Laptops from $0 to $100 million in revenue in 8 years?
Tyler Robertson, Founder/CEO of Diesel Laptops, quit his six figure job in the truck service business and scaled his part time gig into a $100 million business. This is a great story about slow and steady growth, taking smart risks, and obsessing over solving your customers’ problems. Show Links Show Transcript This is an automated […]
How did David Smooke grow HackerNoon from 0 to 4 million readers per month?
David Smooke, Founder & CEO of HackerNoon, a technology website that publishes 50 stories per day read by about 4 million people every month. He takes us on the journey from selling his skills as an agency, through the grind of building HackerNoon for years without pay, until finally landing their first advertising deal. Show […]
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