Outlier Founders Episodes

In our Outlier Founders series, we decode the ideas, frameworks, and strategies used by the world's best founders and entrepreneurs across industries. Past profiles include Primal Kitchen, Superhuman, Levels, Eight Sleep, Varda Space Industries, NEAR Protocol, and many more incredible companies.
Dec. 26, 2022

All-Time Top 10 Guests – #5 Carey Smith (Big Ass Fans: The World's Le…

We explore the world’s least sexy $500M business. We’re joined by Carey Smith, Founder of Big Ass Fans. We cover the importance of humor in business, receiving and listening to feedback, and Carey’s investment philosophy with Unorthodox Ventures.

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Dec. 22, 2022

All-Time Top 10 Guests – #7 Sebastiaan de With (Lux: On Building the …

We explore building the Apple Design Award-winning apps Halide and Spectre with Sebastiaan de With, Co-Founder and designer at Lux. We cover bridging the gap between visual design and product design, growing from one camera app to a photography company, …

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Dec. 21, 2022

All-Time Top 10 Guests – #8 Jessica Hansen (NPR: On Finding, Owning, …

We explore finding, owning, and loving your voice. We’re joined by Jessica Hansen, In-House Voice Coach at NPR. We cover finding and honing the perfect NPR voice, techniques for finding your best voice, and Jessica’s voice coaching practice.

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Dec. 15, 2022

Space Week – Delian Asparouhov (Varda Space Industries: On Space Manu…

We explore space manufacturing, microgravity, and building factories in outer space. We’re joined by Delian Asparouhov, Co-Founder of Varda Space Industries. We cover leaning into your superpowers when investing, common mistakes in venture capital, and problem solving with space manufacturing.

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Dec. 14, 2022

Space Week – Mo Islam (Payload Space: Building a Media Brand to Cover…

We explore building a media brand to cover the business and policy of space. We’re joined by Mo Islam, Payload’s Co-Founder, who talks with us about becoming the number one resource for space industry news. We cover everything from lowering …

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Nov. 25, 2022

#146 Ezra: Using AI to Bring Fast, Affordable Cancer Screening to the…

Learn how Ezra has brought down the cost of early cancer detection by 80% and the time required to get screened by 66%—all by harnessing the power of AI and Machine Learning.

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Nov. 9, 2022

Forward: Bringing Healthcare as a Product to a Billion People | Adria…

We explore healthcare as a product rather than a service. We’re joined by Adrian Aoun, Forward’s CEO and Founder, and we cover why healthcare should be a product, not a service, being problem-oriented as a founder, and why the health …

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Nov. 2, 2022

#144 Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wine: Spotting Trends an…

Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wine all have something in common. They were founded by Justin Mares and built-to-own an emerging health and wellness trend—from drinking more bone broth to making the move to a keto diet, or …

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Oct. 5, 2022

#138 ShipBob: Building and Scaling a Fulfillment Business with Handcr…

In Episode #138, we explore building and scaling a fulfillment business with handcrafted algorithms. We’re joined by Jivko Bojinov, ShipBob’s Co-Founder. We cover the challenges of a fulfillment business, ShipBob’s custom warehouse algorithms, and the importance of transparency with staff …

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Aug. 24, 2022

#127 Fount: Bringing the Performance Secrets of the U.S. Navy SEALs t…

In Episode #127, we explore bringing performance secrets from Navy SEALs to the public. We’re joined by Andrew Herr, Fount’s Founder and CEO. We cover human performance and biotech strategy, the limitations of military power for political goals, and using …

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Aug. 10, 2022

#125 Hone Health: On Testosterone, Telehealth, and Building a Modern …

In Episode #125, we explore testosterone replacement therapy and building a telehealth company. We’re joined by Saad Alam, Hone Health’s Founder and CEO. We cover the basics of testosterone, the future of health management, and learnings from building a telehealth …

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July 20, 2022

#122 Smallhold: Growing the World’s Best Mushrooms in High-Tech Mini …

In Episode #122, we explore growing the world’s best mushrooms in high-tech mini-farms. We’re joined by Andrew Carter, Smallhold’s Co-Founder and CEO. We cover the science and complexities of mushrooms, the concept of distributed farming, and how Smallhold is aiming …

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July 6, 2022

#118 Forward: Bringing Healthcare as a Product to a Billion People | …

In Episode #118, we explore healthcare as a product rather than a service. We’re joined by Adrian Aoun, Forward’s CEO and Founder, and we cover why healthcare should be a product, not a service, being problem-oriented as a founder, and …

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June 29, 2022

#116 HVMN and Ketone IQ: Next-Level Metabolic Health with Ketones for…

In Episode #116, we explore metabolic health with ketones. We’re joined by Michael Brandt, HVMN’ and Ketone IQs Co-Founder and CEO. We cover the basics of ketones, iterating on product, and the company’s $6 million contract with Navy SEALs.

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June 22, 2022

#114 Daffy: Reinventing Charitable Giving and Building a Modern Platf…

In Episode #114, we explore building a modern charitable giving platform. We’re joined by Adam Nash, Daffy’s Co-Founder and CEO, and we cover donor-advised funds, getting kids involved in charity, and philosophies on angel investing.

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