How Serial Entrepreneurs Found Product-Market Fit: A New Video Series

In partnership with Pat Ryan Jr., INCISENT Labs, and Chicago Founders’ Stories, we recently launched a new video series – The Only Thing That Matters – featuring clips from hall of fame-level entrepreneurs discussing the insights that allowed them to achieve product-market fit.

These are all available to watch now: Watch Here

Guests Include:
  • Morningstar founder Joe Mansueto, who grew the investment management firm from his Chicago apartment to a $3.13B market cap
  • Bonobos and Trunk Club founder Brian Spaly who sold his latter company for $350M to Nordstrom
  • Financial tech entrepreneur Al Goldstein, whose most recent company, Avant, has raised over $1.4B in funding
  • Fieldglass founder Jai Shekhawat, who sold his company to SAP for over $1B
  • Serial entrepreneur Brett Hurt, who founded CoreMetrics (acquired by IBM) and Bazaarvoice (today at a $380M market cap), and is now launching his most exciting company yet, data.world
  • Basecamp co-founder, CEO and thought leader Jason Fried
  • kCura founder Andrew Sieja, who landed a $125M investment from ICONIQ Capital
  • Braintree founder Bryan Johnson who sold his company to PayPal for $800M
  • Serial entrepreneur Sam Yagan, who founded SparkNotes, eDonkey, OkCupid, and Excelerate Labs and now sits as CEO of ShopRunner
  • GrubHub co-founder and CEO Matt Maloney who grew the online food ordering app to a market cap of $3.28B
  • Raise founder George Bousis, who has brought in over $87.2M for his peer-to-peer gift card marketplace
  • Serial finance and music entrepreneur David Kalt, who founded OptionsXpress (sold to Charles Schwab for $1B) and online instrument marketplace Reverb.com
If you’d like to attend a live taping of Chicago Founders’ Stories, registration is now open for our next event on 11/30 at 1871. We’ll be taking things back with our very first “Second Act” featuring 2013 Founders’ Stories guest Dag Kittlaus, who will tell us about all he’s accomplished since he first sat down with us (catch that video here) including founding Viv Labs which sold to Samsung in 2016.

Lindsay Knight


Posted On

November 8, 2017


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