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Zero to IPO


Most business podcasts follow a similar format: find a successful CEO and have them tell their story. This is not that show. Zero to IPO gets granular: each episode focuses on one particular stage of a company’s growth cycle with perspectives from so...Show More

30:24 | Apr 16th

People spend a lifetime getting to an IPO — but what happens after you go public? How does it change your company? How does it change your worldview? And how do you channel all of that change into something much more significant? In our season finale...Show More

41:20 | Apr 9th

This is it. The moment you’ve been waiting for. How nervous is everyone? Why IPO? Why now? In this episode, we talk with successful entrepreneurs about the highs and lows of taking their companies public—and everything it took to get there. You'll he...Show More

37:21 | Apr 2nd

You have one chance to make your shot. Every eye in the room is on you, there’s no room for self-doubt, and failure is not an option. As your company grows, you’ll go up against the buzzer and face your competition time after time. In order to consis...Show More

37:44 | Mar 26th

You’re starting to get comfortable — dare we say, content — with your company’s progress. Hate to break it to you: it won’t last. The moment you realize that you’re settled in and basking in your glory should be a clear signal that it’s time to start...Show More

39:58 | Mar 19th

You always need another (cash) hit. In this episode of Zero to IPO, we discuss the rush that comes from getting an infusion of $30 million in capital, and the despair that follows when you realize it isn’t enough. Fundraising is essential to every en...Show More

40:51 | Mar 12th

With every successful company, there comes a moment when things really start to click. But what happens when you hire 10, 20 or 200 new folks a week to handle the new business coming in? How do you inspire your team when you no longer know many of th...Show More

50:02 | Mar 5th

Company culture is hard to explain, harder to build and yet easy as hell to mess up. But here's what we do know: a business cannot succeed over time without a great culture. So, how do you foster the right kind of environment? How can it go astray, a...Show More

41:51 | Feb 26th

You aren’t hitting your targets, key team members are quitting, and you're being thrown out of board meetings. It feels like your company is falling apart and you don’t know how to hold it together. What do you do now? In this episode, we’ll discuss ...Show More

47:39 | Feb 19th

In this episode, we’ll talk about the first big win and what it did for the company. You’ve spent half your first round, hired a dozen employees, signed 20 customers. But be honest: Those “customers” were other start-ups, local companies, friends of ...Show More

47:14 | Feb 12th

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’ve launched your new company. Sure you’re working from a folding table in your uncle’s garage, but you still call it your own. Maybe you've raised some money. You’re designing a website and recruiti...Show More

40:16 | Feb 5th

Millions of businesses are dreamt up in the shower, at coffee shops or during happy hour, but most never materialize. In episode two of Zero to IPO, we talk to the founders of Salesforce.com, ServiceNow, Jawbone and Canva about their a-ha moments, an...Show More

43:27 | Feb 5th

Every business starts out as an idea, and Marc Andreessen has seen them all. On our first episode of Zero to IPO, the Andreessen Horowitz co-founder discusses the cyclical nature of ideas, what problems and trends excite him, and why entrepreneurs ne...Show More