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Vested Capital

Business & Economics Podcasts

Listen in as your host Yaro interviews startup founders, entrepreneurs who've enjoyed big exits, angel investors, venture capitalists, crypto leaders, tech stock traders, real estate investors -- all sharing how they made money and put their capital to work.

Listen in as your host Yaro interviews startup founders, entrepreneurs who've enjoyed big exits, angel investors, venture capitalists, crypto leaders, tech stock traders, real estate investors -- all sharing how they made money and put their capital to work.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Listen in as your host Yaro interviews startup founders, entrepreneurs who've enjoyed big exits, angel investors, venture capitalists, crypto leaders, tech stock traders, real estate investors -- all sharing how they made money and put their capital to work.

Twitter:

@yarostarak

Language:

English


Episodes

(EP4): Jeff Ponchick Founder Of Repost Network, Sold To SoundCloud, How The Music Rights Industry Works Online

6/4/2021
The world of music rights is a lot more confusing than I thought. There are many stakeholders who are all supposed to get a share of the revenue from music used online - from labels, publishers, platforms, song writers and of course the artist who created the music. Jeff Ponchick worked in the world of digital music and knew well all the paper work required to make music rights work. He decided to start a company that attempted to digitize the music rights process, and thus make it a lot...

Duration:00:51:30

(EP3): Baird Hall Co-Founder Of ChurnKey, Wavve, ZubTitle, How The Wavve Acquisition Deal Got Done, Solving Internal Problems Leads To New Companies

5/31/2021
In the previous episode of Vested Capital (EP2), we talked with David Horne and Marty Balkema, founders of Calm Capital. They had recently acquired the company Wavve. On this episode, Baird Hall, one of the co-founders of Wavve, shares the other side of that acquisition, as the seller of Wavve. Baird takes us back in time to the origin story of Wavve, how it was a spinoff company from their first business when they needed to create audio snippets for sharing on social media. The spinoff...

Duration:01:08:44

(EP2): Calm Capital Founders David Horne And Marty Balkema On How They Finance Acquisitions, Strategies For A Holding Company, Why This New Form Of Investing Is Just Getting Started

5/26/2021
David Horne and Marty Balkema are founders of Calm Capital, a holding company with at the time of this recording, 10 companies under management with $8 Million in total annual revenue. The holding company model, popularised by Warren Buffet and Charlie Monger with Berkshire Hathaway, is becoming more and more common in the world of online business. David and Marty help dymistify what exactly a holding company investment strategy is and take us through an example acquisition, their first...

Duration:01:04:22

(EP1): Mark Asquith Captivate.fm Founder, The Podcast Industry For Startups, How To Focus On Multiple Projects

5/22/2021
Mark Asquith, otherwise known as the 'British Podcast Guy' is the founder of several podcast related companies, including Captivate.fm, a web hosting, analytics and distribution SAAS for podcasters. Mark, like many entrepreneurs, got his start with an agency doing general web and media development services. Eventually this led to a spinoff podcast specific web design company, which Mark and his Co-Founder left the agency to focus on. After entering the world of podcasting Mark never looked...

Duration:01:08:39

(EP0): Why The Rebrand To 'Vested Capital' And How Yaro Has Built Capital In The Last 20 Years

5/15/2021
Welcome to episode zero of Vested Capital. Although the title may be new, the show is still hosted by me (Yaro) and will continue in a very similar style to what you are used to from The Yaro Podcast and before that, the Entrepreneurs Journey Podcast. Why Vested Capital? Vested Capital is about how to make money and then put that money to work to make more money -- in other words, how to vest your capital! I'll still be doing interviews with entrepreneurs, but I'm going to expand the...

Duration:00:44:55

Ryan Born: Founder Of CloudCampaign.io Explains How He Scaled His Social Media SAAS To $1 Million Annual Revenue

11/4/2020
During some evenings I like to spend a little time on the IndieHackers.com website. I explore the companies there, see how much revenue they are generating and what they are building. One such company, CloudCampaign.io, stood out because it had just cracked the $1 million ARR (annual run rate). I read through the updates that Ryan Born, Cloud Campaign’s founder had written over the past few years and noticed he had an advisor, Noah Kagan, who I am friends with. I asked Noah to intro us...

Duration:00:52:55

Brendan Hill: How The Sale Of His Sports Memorabilia E-Commerce Business Led To A New Career Angel Investing In Australia

10/15/2020
Brendan Hill got his start online using a simple formula. He traveled overseas to Europe, purchased signed football jerseys, then returned to Australia to sell them at a profit. With Australia being so far from Europe, it was difficult for Aussies […] The post https://yaro.blog/31637/brendan-hill/ (Brendan Hill: How The Sale Of His Sports Memorabilia E-Commerce Business Led To A New Career Angel Investing In Australia) appeared first on https://yaro.blog (Yaro.Blog).

Duration:00:54:02

Aurelien Amacker: Founder of Systeme.io Explains How He Bootstrapped A Marketing SAAS In A Very Crowded Market To Over $200,000/month In Revenue

10/8/2020
 [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] Aurelien Amacker is a French internet marketer, who prior to his current success with a software as a service (SAAS) company, Systeme.io, made a solid income as a launch-focused internet marketer. Aurelien began teaching internet marketing to a French audience […] The post https://yaro.blog/31583/aurelien-amacker/ (Aurelien Amacker: Founder of Systeme.io Explains How He Bootstrapped A Marketing SAAS In A Very Crowded...

Duration:01:05:33

Dr John Demartini: World Renowned Human Behavioral Specialist Reveals How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive During A Crisis

5/14/2020
 [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] Dr. John Demartini is somewhat of a legend in the world of personal development. I first came across his wisdom during the mid-2000s when he was one of the featured experts in the viral-hit documentary, The Secret. However, Dr Demartini’s […] The post https://yaro.blog/30424/dr-john-demartini/ (Dr John Demartini: World Renowned Human Behavioral Specialist Reveals How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive During A Crisis) appeared...

Duration:00:53:45

Danielle Lewis: Founder Of Influencer Marketing Platform Scrunch.com Explains Why It Took Five Pivots To Find Product Market Fit

4/28/2020
 [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS] Danielle Lewis and I first connected back in Australia when we were both active bloggers. At the time, Danielle’s blog BrisbaneThreads.com was a side project where she featured and fostered the local fashion scene. The plan was to go national, […] The post https://yaro.blog/29813/danielle-lewis/ (Danielle Lewis: Founder Of Influencer Marketing Platform Scrunch.com Explains Why It Took Five Pivots To Find...

Duration:00:44:14

Fred Schebesta: Finder.com Co-Founder With $193 Million Fortune Reveals How A Niche Credit Card Review Site Turned Into One Of Australia’s Biggest Tech Success Stories

2/24/2020
[ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] In late 2019 on my LinkedIn news feed, an article popped up with the following title – Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta has debuted on the Young Rich List with a $193 million fortune I immediately thought — I know this guy! […] The post https://yaro.blog/30245/fred-schebesta/ (Fred Schebesta: Finder.com Co-Founder With $193 Million Fortune Reveals How A Niche Credit Card Review Site Turned Into One Of Australia’s Biggest...

Duration:00:45:01

Nat Eliason: How To Bring In Thousands Of Website Visitors Per Day From The SEO Expert Brands Like Patreon, Four Sigmatic And Intuit Turn To

2/3/2020
 [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] Nat Eliason knows content marketing. He first learned through an internship at Zapier writing for their blog, then a job working with Noah Kagan to ramp up content at AppSumo. While all of this was going on, Nat was […] The post https://yaro.blog/29950/nat-eliason/ (Nat Eliason: How To Bring In Thousands Of Website Visitors Per Day From The SEO Expert Brands Like Patreon, Four Sigmatic And Intuit Turn To)...

Duration:01:08:53

Adnan Ebrahim: Founder Of CarThrottle.com Explains How He Took A Video Content Driven UK Car Blog To A Multi-Million Dollar Empire

12/2/2019
 [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] Back in 2008, I interviewed Alborz Fallah about his million-dollar car blog, CarAdvice.com.au. A teenaged Adnan Ebrahim listened to the episode and felt inspired. He wanted to start a car blog of his own. Despite his young age, Adnan […] The post https://yaro.blog/29377/adnan-ebrahim/ (Adnan Ebrahim: Founder Of CarThrottle.com Explains How He Took A Video Content Driven UK Car Blog To A Multi-Million Dollar...

Duration:01:22:53

Alborz Fallah: The Complete Story Behind The $62 Million Dollar Sale Of CarAdvice.com.au

11/18/2019
What does it take to go from a car blog started in your parent's bedroom, to a $62 Million sale to the largest media company in Australia? -- The Alborz Fallah story. The post https://yaro.blog/29375/alborz-fallah2/ (Alborz Fallah: The Complete Story Behind The $62 Million Dollar Sale Of CarAdvice.com.au) appeared first on https://yaro.blog (Yaro.Blog).

Duration:01:53:51

Shaan Patel: A Perfect SAT Score Led To A Super-Successful SAT Prep Business And A Life-Changing Deal With Mark Cuban On Shark Tank

10/21/2019
[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] Shaan Patel grew up as a son of Indian immigrants, who worked hard to save enough money for a deposit on a property in their hometown of Las Vegas. However, rather than buy a house, the Patels bought a small […] The post https://yaro.blog/29372/shaan-patel/ (Shaan Patel: A Perfect SAT Score Led To A Super-Successful SAT Prep Business And A Life-Changing Deal With Mark Cuban On Shark Tank) appeared first on...

Duration:00:59:42

Christina Symes: Aussie Completes Elite Interior Design Course In Florence Then Launches ‘We Are Triibe’, One Of The Fastest Growing Design Firms In Australia

8/26/2019
 [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] About eight years ago I was out in my old neighborhood in West End, Brisbane, at a lounge-bar called ‘The End’. At the door to enter the lounge was a friendly lady named Christina, who was checking IDs and […] The post https://yaro.blog/28969/christina-symes/ (Christina Symes: Aussie Completes Elite Interior Design Course In Florence Then Launches ‘We Are Triibe’, One Of The Fastest Growing Design Firms In...

Duration:01:05:44

James Mel: Unknown Canadian Rises To Become Eben Pagan’s Business Partner While Also Building A Multi-Million Dollar Property Portfolio

4/4/2019
[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Raw RSS ] Up until the last few years you probably would never have heard the name James Mel before. He was one of those guys working hard behind the scenes in a company that was led by a very well known marketer, in this case, […] The post https://yaro.blog/28484/james-mel/ (James Mel: Unknown Canadian Rises To Become Eben Pagan’s Business Partner While Also Building A Multi-Million Dollar Property Portfolio) appeared first on...

Duration:01:05:52

Claire Giovino: From Zero To Six Figures, Behind The Scenes Of The First Year Of InboxDone.com

1/27/2019
[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Today’s podcast is a little bit different. My guest is Claire Giovino, who is my partner and co-founder in our startup company InboxDone.com. Claire is also the voice behind the intro to this podcast, so you might recognize her immediately :-). Claire and […] The post https://yaro.blog/28315/claire-giovino/ (Claire Giovino: From Zero To Six Figures, Behind The Scenes Of The First Year Of InboxDone.com) appeared first on...

Duration:00:42:20

David Hauser: Founder Of Virtual Telephone Company Grasshopper (Acquired By Citrix For $170 Million) Explains How He Builds SAAS Companies

10/27/2018
[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] I can remember listening to many podcasts over the years that featured a certain sponsor – Grasshopper, a company that provides virtual telephone services. David Hauser is the founder of, among many companies, Grasshopper, by far his most successful business. It reached $30 […] The post https://yaro.blog/27826/david-hauser/ (David Hauser: Founder Of Virtual Telephone Company Grasshopper (Acquired By Citrix For $170 Million)...

Duration:00:51:20

Greg Smith: Founder Of Canadian Tech Startup Thinkific Explains How They Used MVPs To Build A Hugely Successful Subscription Software Company

7/29/2018
 [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] One of the hottest business models in the tech startup world is anything with a recurring subscription business model, especially if it’s software based. Another hot online business model for talented individuals who want to make money from their knowledge, is […] The post https://yaro.blog/27179/greg-smith-1/ (Greg Smith: Founder Of Canadian Tech Startup Thinkific Explains How They Used MVPs To Build A Hugely Successful...

Duration:01:09:28