Founder Stories

Founder Stories

Founder Stories

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Spanx, Facebook, Apple, Starbucks - we know their stories like the back of our hand. But what about the innovative companies that are changing the world without us even knowing it? Founder Stories delves into their trials, tribulations, and routes to success. This is your chance to peek behind the curtain of organizations, enterprises, entrepreneurs, and brands who are on the precipice of changing lives and disrupting the status quo. In the founder's own words you will gain inspiration and insights into exactly what goes into becoming a household name. Founder Stories is hosted by Mesh Lakhani and is a production of Lola Media.
  1. May 18, 2022
    41 min
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    Creditbook: Transforming Lives of Mom and Pop Shops Through Fintech
    We are now at the season finale of Founder Stories, but don’t worry, we’ll be back with more insightful stories soon! And to mark our last episode of the season, we couldn’t be more excited about our guests. Ou…
  2. May 10, 2022
    44 min
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    Gratsi & Bellhops: From College Bookie to Creating Sustainable Bag-in-Box Wine Delivery
    Today’s founder is always looking for inspiration. Steven Vlahos has built two companies from the ground up. His philosophy? Dive in and learn along the way. Steven struggled to find anything motivating about s…
  3. May 03, 2022
    46 min
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    All the Hacks: Points Maestro Chris Hutchins Wants to Optimize Your Life
    Our founder today may sound familiar to those of you who listen to his podcast. Chris Hutchins is a money optimizer who has spent a lifetime building products. He inspired his friends and family by traveling th…
  4. April 26, 2022
    55 min
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    The Well: How Messy Situations Helped Me Find Wellness
    Today’s founder knew success at a young age by talking to the right people at the right time. Kane Sarhan burned the candle at both ends working long hours as a personal assistant becoming a jack of all trades.…
  5. April 19, 2022
    44 min
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    Anonymoux: One of the Top NFT Collectors in the World
    Where there is art, there is a collector. Today’s founder is a big name in the NFT space. And even though we don’t know his real name, he’s well respected as an investor, an advocate and a fan of digital art. W…
  6. April 12, 2022
    38 min
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    Jason Scott: From Hollywood Mailroom to Launching a Namesake Clothing Line
    Our founder today is bred by resilience and persistence. And on his chosen path – through the notoriously unforgiving fashion industry – he needs both. Having celebrities wear his eponymous line is a thrill, bu…
  7. April 05, 2022
    46 min
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    Grapevine: Ballet Dancer Turned Charity Disrupter
    No one could have predicted the path of today’s founder. Emily Rasmussen may have grown up in a log cabin in the Sierras, but that didn’t stop her from having big city dreams. Her love of dance brought her to N…
  8. March 29, 2022
    36 min
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    i2i Ventures: Unleashing Potential from Unexpected Places
    Today’s founder, Kalsoom Lakhani, is a force to be reckoned with. She’s lived all over the world and before launching her current company, she worked for a defense contracting firm, started her own current affa…
  9. March 22, 2022
    41 min
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    Atoms: A Pakistani Couple Creates All American Shoes
    Our founders today ventured from across the Atlantic to start a new life in the U.S. Born and raised in Pakistan, Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali are modern day examples of the “American Dream.” Their company soared…
  10. March 15, 2022
    49 min
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    Gossamer: Embracing the Cannabis Culture
    Our founder today may be Canadian, but she honed her craft in New York’s gritty, competitive media world. Verena Von Pfetten has worn many hats, including one at the Huffington Post in the early days of interne…
  11. March 08, 2022
    44 min
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    Delight Restaurant Group: Ibanker to Fry Guy
    Today’s founder Andrew Krumholz was headed down a path any parent would dream of. Harvard undergrad. A first job at Goldman Sachs, followed by a gig at the Carlyle Group, one of the most prestigious asset manag…
  12. January 23, 2022
    1 min
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    Introducing Founder Stories
    Spanx, Facebook, Apple, Starbucks - we know their stories like the back of our hand. But what about the innovative companies that are changing the world without us even knowing it? Founder Stories delves into t…

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