The Founder Roundup
Introducing community voting
Welcome back to the Founder Roundup! A big thank you and welcome to all our new subscribers. If you haven’t reached out and introduced yourself yet, please do! I’d love to meet you.
We took last week off, which means no new founders to share with you. I do have some exciting news though: We are now asking the community to help us select the companies we feature by voting for their favorites.
We have received so many applications to be featured, that we’ve only been able to select ~10%. That didn’t sit right with us. Now, even if a company isn’t selected, they’ll get thousands of eyeballs on what they’re building.
Voting runs each week from 9:00AM CST on Monday through 9:00AM CST the following Monday. The top three companies at the end of each week will be selected for features.
I hope you’ll take a moment to vote for your favorite company. If you’d like a weekly email summarizing the current cohort of companies under consideration, hit the button below 👇️
“Persistence is the key to success; it is the ability to keep going and working towards a goal despite obstacles, setbacks, and failures.”
On the latest episode of the Backseat Startup Podcast, I had Sami Abuzarifa, Co-Founder of Klu, on the show. A Reddit user asked for thoughts on a Slack app that let’s employees request time off. Sami and I gave our thoughts.
Our friend Justin at Vitalize VC writes a great newsletter breaking down the successes of legendary founders. Recent editions have included:
Sam Altman of OpenAI
Melanie Perkins of Canva
Tope Awotona of Calendly
Ooshma Garg of Gobble
Ryan Petersen of Flexport
Iman Abuzeid of Incredible Health
Tony Xu of DoorDash
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Apply to be featured! If you or someone you know is interested in applying to be featured as Founder of the Day by Startup Founder Daily, the application can be found here.
Participate in a Founder Focus Group: If you’re a founder who has raised or plans to raise VC money, we’d like to hear what your experience was like. Fill out this form to sign up.
Founder Mastermind: I’m very excited to be presenting at Founder Mastermind Jumpstart Summit this August. The Founder Mastermind is designed to help you get on track and stay on track with trusted experts along the way. Early Bird registration prices run through March 31st. Click here to register.
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