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SaaS Interviews with CEOs, Startups, Founders

What if you knew data behind the fastest growing SaaS companies today? Each morning join Nathan Latka as he spends 15 minutes interviewing SaaS founders. You'll learn how SaaS CEO's launched their startup and grew it into a business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.
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Jan 21, 2017

Josh Muccio: He’s the host of The Pitch Podcast and he recently launched Season 2 on January 11th. Before The Pitch Podcast, he was the founder of iHeart Repair, which he sold in 2014. He is a father of 2, soon to be 3. Josh is 29 and he loves the tech world. He’s in Florida and loves skiing and takes 2 ski trips every winter.

Famous Five:

  • Favorite Book? – The Slight Edge
  • What CEO do you follow? –  Nicholas Quah
  • Favorite online tool? — Slack and Google Drive
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— Yes
  • If you could let your 20-year old self, know one thing, what would it be? – “To create more stuff and just put it out there”

 

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:38 – Nathan introduces Josh to the show
  • 02:35 – The Pitch Podcast is similar to the TV show SharkTank
    • 02:53 – Season 2 is where investments happen on air
  • 03:05 – Josh shares why Season 1 of The Pitch Podcast was challenging
  • 03:40 – Sheel is Josh’s co-host
  • 04:09 – Josh discusses iHeart Repair
  • 05:20 – iHeart Repair was sold in 2014
  • 05:25 – Revenue was around $750K annually
  • 05:59 – Josh just didn’t see his future with iHeart Repair
  • 06:25 – Josh had a broker who helped him with the exit
    • 06:43 – MTechRepair bought iHeart Repair
    • 07:12 – Josh did the Wordpress site for iHeart Repair
    • 07:35 – Josh installed Woocommerce in iHeart Repair’s site
  • 08:30 – Josh shares what happened after the exit
  • 08:50 – Josh shares how he met Sheel
    • 09:10 – Josh had a dream that he was going to have a podcast
  • 09:30 – Josh shares how he met Spencer Handly of Blab
  • 09:52 – The start of the daily hunt
  • 10:45 – Josh shares how Sheel approached him
  • 11:25 – The advertisers in the podcast are the main revenue stream
  • 12:00 – Nathan asks Josh for his feedback regarding promoting his product
  • 12:49 – Josh plans to stay in their business model
  • 12:54 – Average revenue for Season 1 of The Pitch Podcast
  • 13:11 – Season 2 pre-sold revenue
    • 13:30 – There are 2 advertisers per show
  • 14:15 – 250K total downloads for Season 1
  • 14:42 – The idea of Season 2
  • 15:13 – The amount Josh spent on his Facebook ad trial
  • 15:31 – Press is the most successful growth channel for The Pitch Podcast
  • 16:07 – If Season 2 flops, Josh would stop the podcast
  • 16:25 – Nathan makes an offer to Josh
  • 18:51 – The Famous Five

 

3 Key Points:

  • The services market is tedious and requires a thorough study.
  • If you don’t see your future in it – put an END to it.
  • Do NOT hesitate to create more and put it out there.

 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Acuity Scheduling – Nathan uses Acuity to schedule his podcast interviews and appointments
  • Drip – Nathan uses Drip’s email automation platform and visual campaign builder to build his sales funnel
  • Toptal – Nathan found his development team using Toptal for his new business Send Later. He was able to keep 100% equity and didn’t have to hire a co-founder due to the quality of Toptal
  • Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for the cheapest price possible.
  • Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5-hour drive) to listen to audio books.
  • The Top Inbox  – The site Nathan uses to schedule emails to be sent later, set reminders in inbox, track opens, and follow-up with email sequences
  • Jamf – Jamf helped Nathan keep his Macbook Air 11” secure even when he left it in the airplane’s back seat pocket
  • The Pitch Podcast – Josh’s Podcast
  • iHeart Repair – Josh’s previous company
  • MTechRepair – The company that purchased iHeartRepair
  • Woocommerce – Josh installed this program into iHeartRepair
  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives
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