Founder Chats



Each week Baremetrics Founder, Josh Pigford, sits down with a different founder to talk shop. Get honest, insightful looks in to how other founders run their businesses.


  • Joel Gascoigne (Buffer)

    Joel Gascoigne (Buffer)

    15/05/2018 Duration: 01h37s

    This week I talk with Joel Gascoigne, Founder of Buffer! In this episode we talk about how gaming ultimately led to interest in technology, how his time in university introduced him to startups, how Buffer got its start, how transparency became part of the fabric of their company, how Joel's approach to building Buffer has changed drastically and a lot more! Enjoy! - []( - []( - [](

  • Amit Gupta (Photojojo)

    Amit Gupta (Photojojo)

    08/05/2018 Duration: 01h12min

    This week I talk with Amit Gupta, Founder of Photojojo and a dozen other things! We talk about dropping out of college, working with Seth Godin, starting Photojojo, being diagnosed with leukemia, beating the 1:20,000 odds of finding a stem cell donor, how community has played a role in business in life and what Amit is up to now! - - -

  • Kyle Racki (Proposify)

    Kyle Racki (Proposify)

    01/05/2018 Duration: 35min

    This week I talk with Kyle Racki, Founder of Proposify! We talk about Kyle’s journey from quiet, artsy kid in high school to founder of a company aiming to hit $10M in annual revenue this year! Hear how focusing on a side project ultimately took a year and a half of no growth to doubling customers every month and lots of other interesting bits along the way. - - -

  • Cat Noone (Iris)

    Cat Noone (Iris)

    24/04/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    This week I talk with Cat Noone, Founder of Iris! We talk about growing up in Brooklyn, getting your first computer, pursuing medicine and then dropping out of college, having an advisor copy your product, being an entrepreneur and a parent and lot more! Enjoy! - - -

  • Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad)

    Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad)

    17/04/2018 Duration: 01h15min

    This week I talk with Sahil Lavingia, Founder of Gumroad! In this episode we talk about dropping out of college, being the second hire at Pinterest, the history of Gumroad, raising millions of dollars, laying off 75% of the team, profitability, the future of work and more! Enjoy! - - -

  • Luke Beard (Exposure)

    Luke Beard (Exposure)

    03/04/2018 Duration: 52min

    This week I talk with Luke Beard, Founder of Exposure, a visual storytelling platform! In this episode we talk about moving from a small town in England to San Francisco on a whim, working on products like Hipstamatic, Buffer and Zerply and transitioning from product designer to product founder. Enjoy! - - -

  • Mathilde Collin (Front)

    Mathilde Collin (Front)

    27/03/2018 Duration: 27min

    This week I talk with Mathilde Collin, Founder of Front. Front is a shared inbox for teams used by thousands of companies like Shopify, HubSpot, Stripe and Mailchimp. We talk about growing up in France, what inspired her start Front, what business school didn’t teach her, what her experience with Y Combinator was like, early growth tactics and more! Enjoy! - - -

  • Brad Smith (Virb, Simplecast)

    Brad Smith (Virb, Simplecast)

    20/03/2018 Duration: 01h02min

    This week I talk with Brad Smith, Founder of Virb and CEO of Simplecast, among many other things. Brad’s started and been involved with so many things it’s hard to cover them all! In this episode we talk about how he started a design agency out of the ashes of a web division inside a pager company, starting a social network, taking big bets with a massive company pivot, getting acquired, losing your company literally overnight, the future of podcasting and so much more. Enjoy! - - -

  • Ashley Baxter (With Jack)

    Ashley Baxter (With Jack)

    13/03/2018 Duration: 44min

    This week I talk with Ashley Baxter, Founder of With Jack. We talk about growing up in Scotland, inheriting her dad’s insurance company, the role of design in building great products, using your audience to influence the types of businesses you start and lots more! Enjoy! - - - -

  • Amir Salihefendic (Doist)

    Amir Salihefendic (Doist)

    06/03/2018 Duration: 42min

    This week I talk with Amir Salihefendic, Founder of of Doist, which makes Todoist and Twist! Amir and I talk about growing up in Bosnia, being a refugee in Denmark and how that’s influenced his views on building a remote company, along with building multiple products to solve a large problem plus so much more. Enjoy! - - - - -

  • Brennan Dunn (RightMessage)

    Brennan Dunn (RightMessage)

    27/02/2018 Duration: 01h09min

    This week I talk with Brennan Dunn of RightMessage! Brennan and I talk about product personalization, pricing, getting your first customers, agency work, info products and so much more! Fun fact: Brennan once tried to start an airline…and yes, we talk about that. Enjoy! ​​ ​​​​- ​​​​- ​​​​-

  • David Darmanin (HotJar)

    David Darmanin (HotJar)

    05/10/2017 Duration: 35min

    This week I talk with David Darmanin of HotJar! David and I talk about how growing up in Malta, getting in to entrepreneurship, how being a generalist has helped David over the years along with the ups and downs as David has grown a fully remote team to build HotJar to a $10M a year company. Enjoy!

  • Nathan Barry (ConvertKit)

    Nathan Barry (ConvertKit)

    20/09/2017 Duration: 01h11min

    This week I talk with Nathan Barry of ConvertKit! Nathan and I talk about being a maker as a kid, graduating high school at 15, being inspired by working in fast food, deciding when to pack it up or buckle down and much more! Enjoy!

  • Brandon Foo (Polymail)

    Brandon Foo (Polymail)

    11/07/2017 Duration: 23min

    This week I talk with Brandon Foo of Polymail! Brandon and I talk about how math has influenced him as a startup founder, about having a huge influx of new users thanks to being one of the top upvoted products on Product Hunt ever, balancing feedback from consumers when you’re building a business product and much more! Enjoy!

  • Des Traynor (Intercom)

    Des Traynor (Intercom)

    05/07/2017 Duration: 52min

    This week I talk with Des Traynor, co-founder of Intercom. Des and I talk about his path to co-founding Intercom, turning education on its head, how hiring is broken, the great re-bundling of software, the role of high-quality content in company growth and so much more.

  • Adii Pienaar (WooCommerce  Conversio)

    Adii Pienaar (WooCommerce & Conversio)

    27/06/2017 Duration: 56min

    This week I talk with Adii Pienaar, founder of WooCommerce and Conversio. We discuss growing up in Cape Town, how Adii’s entrepreneurial father and teacher mother influenced his career path, how entrepreneurship gave him a sense of belonging and so much more. Enjoy!

  • Walter Chen (iDoneThis  Animalz)

    Walter Chen (iDoneThis & Animalz)

    20/06/2017 Duration: 48min

    This week I talk with Walter Chen from iDoneThis & Animalz. Walter grew up a reluctant math wiz and became a lawyer primarily because he didn’t know what else he wanted to do. Soon after actually becoming a lawyer he realized that wasn’t his jam and quit to go on and found multiple startups. Walter’s an amazing content marketer and we learn how he used that to grow iDoneThis and ultimately to start Animalz, his content marketing agency. Enjoy!

  • Isaac Oates (Justworks)

    Isaac Oates (Justworks)

    13/06/2017 Duration: 34min

    This week I talk with Isaac Oates of Justworks. Isaac’s journey from Amazon to Etsy to starting Justworks is fascinating and I think you’ll love it. Enjoy!

  • Chris Savage (Wistia)

    Chris Savage (Wistia)

    06/06/2017 Duration: 43min

    This week I talk with Chris Savage of Wistia. We talk about growing up surrounded by computers and coding, how filmmaking helped birth Wistia, what the key parts of success have been and how to stand out in the crowded video space. Hope you enjoy!

  • Michael Pryor (Trello)

    Michael Pryor (Trello)

    30/05/2017 Duration: 01h08min

    This week I talk with Michael Pryor of Trello. We talk about learning to code from computer magazines, working in a grocery store freezer, co-founding Fog Creek 17 years ago, coming up with the Trello concept, getting acquired for a huge sum of money, what it’s like working at a public company and so many other things.

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