The Savvy Founder

Too often Silicon Valley has become the new Hollywood of broken promises and dashed dreams. Is the startup journey weighing you down? Are you searching for your own coffee shop conversation that turns into a $5M check? Weekly, Philip Topham, The Savvy Founder and Armchair sociologist, explores the startup struggle and what it means to be founder and Chief Everything Officer. Philip will be interviewing guests and sharing his own experiences uncovering the raw truths and hard earned “aha” moments. So if you’re feeling locked out of the startup insider secrets and looking for a smoother path then tune in where we help you save you time, money and heartache.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 10 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 hours 41 minutes


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episode 9: Ep 09: You don’t need to be venture-backed to build a big company – Rand Fishkin

In this episode I sit down and interview Rand Fishkin, serial entrepreneur, founder of Spark Toro, and author of Lost and Founder. Rand shares his insights on: The venture capital industry Raising capital and having the right background The odds of rai...



episode 8: Ep 08: The Savvy Founder “FAST” Framework Explained and Launch Show Recap with Philip Topham

In this episode, Philip Topham, The Savvy Founder and Armchair Sociologist, recaps insights and key learnings from 7 launch episodes. These guests cover a wide range of the high-tech high-growth entrepreneurial perspective.



episode 7: Ep 07: Interaction Builds Trust with Customers and Investors with Norman Falkenberg

In this episode of the Savvy Founder, I interview, Norman Falkenberg, CEO and founder of FinSemantex. Norman shares some background on what led him to start FinSemantex, despite already running Concedro, award winning financial consulting company to th...



episode 6: Ep 06: Do You Need Money for Your Startup? Advice with Tom Maze

Tom Maze grew up watching his family have money struggles after the trauma of a car accident within his household.  He knew that in order to be free you had to learn how to control money and not let it control you. From the age of 10,



episode 5: Ep 05: Getting funded – How to work with Angel Investors with David Friedman

The Savvy Founder interviews David Friedman, the current President of Tech Coast Angels of Orange County. David provides insights on the following topics: What are angel investors? When to approach an angel? What does it mean to be investable?



episode 4: Ep 04: Your Personal Brand is Your Most Valuable Currency – Ash Kumra

Ash Kumra has been impactful in the entrepreneurial space and especially in the Southern California startup community, in this phase of his entrepreneurial journey Ash shares some key words of wisdom: Your personal brand, even for founders,


 2021-05-10  30m

episode 3: Ep 03: To Raise Money and Have Good Relationships with Investors – Karan Bavandi

Karan Bavandi, a lifelong entrepreneur, focused on knowledge management and knowledge curation, shares his journey and learnings. His company Optimal Access makes content curation easier. Personal relationships with venture capitalists is key.


 2021-05-10  41m

episode 2: Ep 02: Solving a problem or feeding your ego? with Michael Sawitz Fast Start Studio

Michael Sawitz, CEO FastStart studio, reveals his insights and thoughts on high-tech high-growth entrepreneurship. Michael also shares his secret he wished he’d shared with his younger self on how to be uber-successful.


 2021-05-10  38m

episode 1: Ep 01: OC Talk Radio host Paul Roberts interviews Philip Topham about The Savvy Founder Podcast

OC Talk Radio host Paul Roberts interviews Philip Topham about The Savvy Founder Podcast and goes into depth about the beginnings of the podcast. The Silicon Valley Myth Words of Wisdom to save time. Begin with the end in mind – Find your why.


 2021-05-10  24m

Welcome to the Savvy Founder – Helping High Tech Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the introductory episode of the Savvy Founder Podcast. In this episode, we are going to talking about how it all got started as well as an outline for launch week. We hope you enjoy everything we have to offer.


 2021-05-10  5m
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