What's it like getting acquired by Spotify? (Dave Zohrob from Chartable)

An interview with Dave Zohrob, co-founder of Chartable podcast analytics
Dave Zohrob is the co-founder of Chartable (a podcast analytics startup), talks about selling his company to Spotify in February 2022.

Highlights (go straight to 🔥 for the best stuff):
  • 1:00 – What's the Spotify office in New York like?
  • 5:24 – Dave's first startup: he started an indie record label (Tellall Records)
  • 7:12 – Founding in Chartable in 2017
  • 8:00 – Behind the scenes: talking to Chris Enns (our editor at Lemon Productions)
  • 9:50 – Dave's first business as a kid: publishing programming tutorials on the internet (Qbasic.com)
  • 12:25 – What made you want to make money on the internet?
  • 14:25 – Do all geeks have the intuition to start a business? (Justin's tweet) 🔥
  • 19:23 – What's your real motivation for building a startup? 🔥
  • 24:28 – Side-projects vs Bootstrapping vs Venture Funding (VC) 🔥
  • 30:12 – Once you choose the VC-funded path, what's it like? 🔥
  • 32:00 – The huge risk/cost for founders with families 🔥
  • 34:30 – Public health insurance is the best way to boost entrepreneurship
  • 36:30 – Bootstrappers and VC-funded founders have this same anxiety 🔥
  • 40:00 – What it's like joining a massive company as a small 11-person company? 🔥
  • 48:10 – What's next in podcast ad tech, analytics, and attribution 🔥

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What's it like getting acquired by Spotify? (Dave Zohrob from Chartable)
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