About Empire Avenue by Duleepa Wijayawardhana

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 - 10:10 AM EST

1:00 How did you come with the name Empire Avenue? 1:44 What is Empire Avenue? 2:30 How are you different from Klout? 3:25 Robert Scoble is on Empire Avenue. 3:45 What Empire Avenue is actually about. 4:10 Who’s your target audience? 8:45 Is Empire Avenue built …

 

The Story Behind PageLever with co-founder Jeff Widman

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 - 11:25 AM EST

1:25 What is PageLever? 1:54 How did you start PageLever? 3:45 Jeff turns down acquisition offer 5:50 4 of the top 10 Facebook pages use PageLever 6:13 How did you get the internship with Seth Godin? 8:20 How can a startup better use Facebook? 10:35 Jeff …

 

00:50 How he earned $3.5 million in sales in 2011 01:10 Claims his 2012 goal is $20 million in sales 01:33 How he turned $12k into $2 million while in college 03:00 Grew his hedge fund to $3 million but closed at 30% loss 03:10 His …

 

StockTwits founder, Howard Lindzon sat down with me for an interview to tell us about his successes and failures as an investor and entrepreneur. Great candid interview, a must see. 2:00 Describes “Great White Shark” philosophy. 3:10 Explains why he invested in Buddy Media. 5:05 Talks about …

 

Startup Giraffe helps non-technical entrepreneurs refine, design and build their initial minimum viable product to market.  They help test the initial hypothesis.  They’ve built 9 startups in 9 months. 1:30 How does Startup Giraffe work? 4:30 What was the ah-ha moment for Startup Giraffe? 5:18 What …

 

In this interview, I sit down with Rick Perreault, co-founder of Unbounce, and ask him why and how he built Unbounce.  To date, Unbounce has grown to over 2,500 paying customers! Rick tells us he never evaluated the ‘market size’ @ 7:15 Took them 6 months …

 

I had an opportunity to sit down with the amazingly talented Peter Arvai, CEO and co-founder of Prezi.  Prezi is a ‘zooming’ presentation tool, which allows users to zoom in and out of objects within the presentation.  Prezi was originally launched in Budapest, and names Jack Dorsey as …

 

I sat down with Bart Myers, co-founder of SideReel, to discuss how a little bit of luck, timing, execution and perseverance lead him and his team to its eventual $35 million exit.  SideReel is an interesting story, because when Bart and his 5 co-founders started it, YouTube …

 

I had the opportunity to interview Arjun Dev Arora, the founder of ReTargeter.  Arjun tells us how while working at Yahoo he saw a huge opportunity, so he quit his job to start his business.  The opportunity was that the largest customers at Yahoo, the Fortune …

 

This is one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve had.  Dror Ceder, the co-founder of Wibiya, explains how taking financial risks, putting yourself in a position to succeed, listening to others and being willing to adapt, and a little bit of luck positioned them to eventually …

 
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