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Founder Views takes your through a bootstrapped SaaS CEO’s journey in real-time. In these raw and unfiltered episodes, Kosta picks the brain of some of the most successful and prominent people in SaaS about specific business situations he’s going through, thinking about, or just finds interesting. This show is hosted by Kosta Panagoulias, a SaaS founder who bootstrapped his company out of his parent’s basement with zero dollars and no tech experience, into a company doing 7-figures in annual ...
 
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Tom, Joey and Casey break down three video game movies from the 80s: The Last Starfighter, WarGames and Tron. 11:10 - The Last Starfighter 30:51 - Charisma Check - Video Game Movies 37:25 - WarGames 58:01 - Tom Awesome's Top 5 War Games 1:08:45 - Tron 1:28:06 - Ranking Video Game Movies 1:29:39 - Welcome Patreon Supporter Summer 1:32:28 - The Gunsl…
 
In this episode, Tom, Joey and Casey break down D&D Board Games: Temple of Elemental Evil and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. They also discuss the documentary Eye of the Beholder and Tom's favorite monsters from D&D 3.5. Episode Guide: 15:10 - Temple of Elemental Evil 46:39 - Tom Awesome's Top Five D&D 3.5 Monsters 56:17 - Eye of the Beholder …
 
In Episode 38 of the podcast Tom, Joey and Pat discuss the Aliens franchise. They discuss the iconic, and not so iconic, films, Alien: Isolation, Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps and Nemesis. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Episode guide: 7:27 – Alien Film Franchise 44:41 – Tom Awesome’s Top 5 Androids Across All Media…
 
Game Pass Forever is now a standalone segment of Outside is Overrated! In our first discussion in the new format we break down Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice by Ninja Theory. We talk about the setting, combat, setting and protagonist in one of the most interesting experiences we’ve had with a game. Check out the full episode: Outside is Overrated is …
 
In Episode 37 of the podcast Tom, Joey and Brian break down Borderlands. The trio shares their impressions of Telltale’s Tales From the Borderlands, casting for the Borderland movie and Borderlands 3. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Episode guide: 5:50 – Borderlands History 20:07 – Tales From the Borderlands 43:27 – Tom Awesome…
 
Oddworld: Soulstorm is a puzzle-platformer released by Oddworld Inhabitants earlier this year. In this episode of OiO New Game + the crew breaks down how the game grew from the franchise’s roots. They discuss the core gameplay loop, crafting system, setting and characters. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Thank you for listening…
 
In Episode 36 of the podcast Tom, Joey and Brian break down Bloodborne. The trio shares their impressions of the video game, card game and board game. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Episode guide: 11:47 – Bloodborne the Video Game 1:10:38 – Tom Awesome’s Top 5: Enemies Brian Loathed 1:19:24 – Bloodborne the Card Game 1:31:42 –…
 
Derek Steer, Co-founder and CEO of Mode Analytics. Mode helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses faster through data-driven decision making. The Mode platform combines the best elements of Business Intelligence (ABI), Data Science (DS) and Machine Learning (ML) to empower data teams to answer impactful questions and collaborate on analysis across …
 
Tom, Joey and Brian discuss Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, developed by Treyarch and Raven Studios. The trio breaks down the three core modes: multiplayer, zombies and a spoiler-free discussion of the single player campaign. A Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Thank you for listening! OiO New Game+ exists because it was a goal …
 
In Episode 35 of the podcast Tom, Billy and Casey discuss the films of one of the most iconic American directors – Quentin Tarantino. The crew each breaks down one of his films before taking a thorough look at his most recent title, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and ranking his film catalog. Get your popcorn ready! Outside is Overrated is presented…
 
Tom, Joey and Casey dive into The Medium developed by Bloober Team. The trio has a spoiler-free discussion on the game’s mechanics, setting main protagonist and overall narrative. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Thank you for listening! OiO New Game+ exists because it was a goal we set on Patreon. If you enjoy this standalone s…
 
In Episode 34 of the podcast Tom, Phoenix and Billy discuss two super-powered heroines in Wonder Woman and Wanda Maximoff. The trio break down Wonder Woman 84, discuss the board game Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Amazons and speculate on Marvel’s hit show WandaVision. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Episode guide: 8:45 – Wonde…
 
Sagi Eliyahu is the CEO & Co-Founder of Tonkean, the no-code, automation platform that helps companies like Salesforce, Microsoft, and TripActions to solve their operational inefficiencies and business problems. Tonkean recently raised their $24M Series A led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $33M. Prior to…
 
In the first edition of OiO New Game+ Tom, Joey and Brian discuss Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This spoiler-free discussion covers the games core systems, gameplay and collectibles. The group also talk about the narrative, enemies and main protagonist without spoiling any plot points. Subscribe to Outside is Overrated anywhere you get your p…
 
In Episode 33 of the podcast Tom, Phoenix and new friend of the show Jon Munsch discuss a the second Dresden Files book: Fool Moon and break down the Harry Dresden Cooperative Card Game. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Episode guide: 8:35 – Fool Moon 1:01:33 – Game Pass Forever: Tell Me Why 1:32:56 – Top Five Characters in the …
 
Nicolas started selling newspapers in the streets of Paris in high school, studied Math at Ecole Polytechnique then Business at Stanford GSB, and started and sold 3 tech companies with up to 65 employees and $11M in revenues. He is now the co-founder and CEO of Chili Piper - the System of Action for revenue teams - and of KosmoTime - the first Focu…
 
In Episode 32 of the podcast Tom, Joey and new friend of the show Adam Wilson discuss a number of board games Joey and Adam have backed on Kickstarter and initial thoughts on the new console generation. Outside is Overrated is presented by Premier Health. Episode guide: 10:18 – Games We are Excited For 11:46 – Frostpunk 19:38 – Frosthaven 29:59 – U…
 
In Episode 31 of the podcast Tom, Joey and Casey look back at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. They reflect on the highs and lows of the generation and name their favorites across a cornucopia of categories. At the end of the show, Tom chats with Sam Charchian about his 15 years working for Sony and Microsoft and his excitement for the new …
 
Ondrej Sedlacek is the CEO and founder of SatisMeter. SatisMeter helps companies measure and improve customer satisfaction through NPS (Net Promoter Score) surveys. If you're in SaaS, then you've heard about the importance of NPS. If this is a topic you've been interested in learning more about, there's no one better to learn about it than Ondrej. …
 
In Episode 30 of the podcast Tom, Scott and special guest host Brian Shea, digital editor at Game Informer, discuss Sonic the Hedgehog. They recall fond memories of the golden days, discuss where the franchise went awry and discuss the recent Sonic movie. Helpful reading for this episode: Brian Shea’s article “Where Sonic Went Wrong” on Game Inform…
 
In Episode 29 of the podcast Tom, Phoenix and Billy discuss the legacy of Bill and Ted before breaking down Face the Music. Episode guide: 16:40 – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure33:46 – Game Pass Forever: Afterparty44:13 – Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey1:03:12 – Tom Awesome’s Top 5 Most Iconic Keanu Reeves Roles1:14:32 – Bill and Ted Face the Musi…
 
In Episode 28 of the podcast Tom, Brian and Casey discuss discuss the first three Castlevania games from the NES and the Netflix anime. Episode guide: 15:17 – Castlevania26:34 – Castlevania II Simon’s Quest37:05 – Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse47:52 – Castlevania IV55:40 – Charisma Check – The Belmont Whip1:02:43 – Two Truths and a Lie1:22:46 – Ga…
 
Rytis Lauris is the CEO of Omnisend, a marketing automation SaaS that helps e-commerce companies. Omnisend is bootstrapped, employees +70 people, and has grown past +$11M ARR in only 6 years! Rytis talks about his founding story, specific marketing strategies that helped Omnisend gain traction early, understanding monetization strategies, leveragin…
 
Tom Wright is the CEO and co-founder of Cascade, a software that helps teams stay focused on their goals. Very impressively, Cascade serves +25,000 users, have 40+ employees, offices in 3 countries, and are closing in on $10M annual recurring revenue -all while bootstrapped!By Tom Wright, Kosta Panagoulias
 
In Episode 27 of the podcast Tom, Phoenix and Billy discuss 11 Guy Ritchie movies before ranking the films. In the back third of the show, Tom interviews Seattle-based musician Bug Hunter. Episode guide: 11:27 – Crime Films40:44 – Charisma Check – Best Characters in Guy Ritchie Films50:23 – Non-Original Properties1:15:52 – Game Pass Forever: Gears …
 
In Episode 26 of the podcast Tom, Joey and Casey discuss four Stonemaier Games: Wingspan, Viticulture, Tapestry and Scythe. In the back half of the show, Tom interviews Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games, the designer of Viticulture, Tapestry, Scythe and Charterstone. Episode guide: 5:39 – Charterstone9:37 – Wingspan25:45 – Charisma Check – Next…
 
In Episode 25 of the podcast Tom, Joey and Billy discuss their love of music, pick their favorite soundtracks from each generation of gaming and choose the most iconic song in video game history. Episode guide: 10:54 – Our backgrounds with music22:17 – The evolution on video game music composition29:59 – When we got hooked on video game music35:25 …
 
This is one of those episodes you might have to listen to more than once. Eugene Levin is the Chief Strategy Officer of SEMrush, an SEO management platform with over 800 employees around the world. Eugene has a very unique mind when it comes to marketing and how to think about growth in business, and it's clear how much he's contributed to the grea…
 
In the new edition of the podcast Tom, Joey and Brandon discuss the Final Fantasy VII Remake. The group looks at what’s familiar for fans of the original, what’s new in this entry and dive into spoilers with the story in the final segment. Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health. Episode guide: 10:20 – What’s Familiar52:54 – Wha…
 
In the new edition of the podcast Tom, Scott and Brian examine The Legend of Zelda. The trio discusses the history of the franchise, what makes the series great and rank the console entries. Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health. https://outsideisoverrated.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Episode-23-Looking-into-the-Legend-of-Ze…
 
I’m speaking with Josh Pigford, CEO and founder of Baremetrics. If you’re in SaaS, you’ve definitely heard of Josh and Baremetrics. Hundreds of SaaS and subscription businesses use Baremetrics to properly display dashboards and metrics to give a real time breakdown of how their company is performing. This is fundamental for every SaaS company, and …
 
I'm speaking with automation and efficiency guru (or automation geek, as he calls himself), Will Christensen, co-founder of Data Automation. Almost all companies of any size struggle with efficiency and waste countless hours with redundant and manual work. Will specializes in helping SaaS companies save time through automating workflows. We talk ab…
 
In this episode, I’m speaking with Spencer Fry, the CEO and founder of Podia. Podia helps creators sell anything online from courses, downloads, and memberships, without worrying about any tech. Podia is about 5 years old, they’re a fully remote team of 19 people at the time we recorded this (possibly even more now), and they just seem to be pickin…
 
In the new edition of the podcast Scott and Joey introduce Tom to anime. The colorful trio discuss Cowboy Bebop, Princess Mononoke and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. There is also a lively discussion about the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo and listener email. Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health. https://overratedpod.file…
 
Tom, Joey and Brandon discuss the 15 mainline Final Fantasy games. Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health. https://overratedpod.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/episode-21-all-the-final-fantasies.mp3 Episode guide: The Eight-Bit Era 10:12 – Final Fantasy I 17:25 – Final Fantasy II 21:17 – Final Fantasy III 23:22 – Best Games of 2019…
 
I’m speaking with serial entrepreneur, Josh MacDonald in this episode. Josh is a fellow software entrepreneur from the greater Toronto area (as am I), so it was really great to connect with him and hear his story - and what a story it is! Josh is only 24 years old (at the time of recording this of course), and he has a tremendous wealth of knowledg…
 
I’m speaking with Amar Ghose in this episode. Amar is the CEO of ZenMaid, a scheduling management software that helps cleaning and maid services be more efficient and organized. Amar has done an amazing job of building himself a very nice, high margin company. ZenMaid is fully remote, bootstrapped, and are set to cross over $1.5M in annual recurrin…
 
I’m speaking with Colin Nederkoorn, CEO and co-founder of customer.io. Colin was an absolute pleasure to speak with. He built customer.io in 2012 with his co-founder John, and have been exploding ever since. For those who don’t know, customer.io is a SaaS company that gives companies one place to manage all of their their emails, push notifications…
 
Tom and Phoenix discuss the entire Skywalker Saga, Star Wars Episodes 1-9. Spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health. https://overratedpod.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/episode-20-the-skywalker-saga.mp3 Episode guide: 7:13 – The Phantom Menace 15:11 – Attack of the Clones 21:20 – The Clone Wars 23:…
 
I'm speaking with Luca Micheli, CEO and founder of Customerly.io. Customerly helps companies create better relationships with their customers with effective communication. He launched Customerly about 4 years ago, they have over 17,000 customers around the world. This is a fascinating story, Luca is competing in a very hot market, where it was once…
 
Tom and Joey reflect on over 31 games from 2019. The talk about their favorite indie titles, mobile games, what’s new in the battle royale genre and the best and worst games of the year. Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health. https://overratedpod.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/episode-19-best-games-of-2019.mp3 Episode guide: 11:1…
 
I’m speaking with Braden Urquhart, a fellow Canadian and CEO of RecTimes, a scheduling software that helps ice rinks manage their bookings. This was such a valuable episode to listen to if you’re focused on building a profitable, lean and high-margin business. RecTimes is a small remote team of three people. But because they’re playing in such a ti…
 
Recently, I did a talk at the GrowthMentor Summit, which was a virtual summit, that included 50 of some of the world’s best growth leaders. This was such an amazing event. There were thousands of attendees from all over the world, that had free access to some incredible insights from some very talented people. My talk was on outbound sales. It was …
 
Competition is a great thing. When I see an industry with many different competitors, and many companies offering similar services to customers, my mouth starts to water. This tells me that there’s a healthy market of customers spending a lot of money on services that solve their problems. There are several advantages to playing in a competitive ma…
 
I’m speaking with Mark Thompson in this episode. Mark is the founder and CEO of PayKickStart, a subscription management, and affiliate solution that helps entrepreneurs and SaaS companies sell more and manage the payments side of their business with ease. PayKickStart recently surpassed $1M in ARR, and has really been picking up steam. Aside from P…
 
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