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Top 10 Podcasts For Startup Founders In 2021

Poppy Higgins
Poppy Higgins
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Top 10 Podcasts For Startup Founders In 2021

Top 10 Podcasts For Startup Founders In 2021

As a founder, it’s important to stay up-to-date and to keep learning. But you may not always have the time to sit down and read a book. In these situations podcasts respect your time, by allowing you to learn while completing other tasks.
In this list we’ve included a range of different podcasts, if you want to gain industry insights, hear from the big-dogs of Silicon Valley or need a motivation boost, there’s a podcast for you.
We’ve saved our favorite for last so make sure you read till the end.

Starting with one of the top most consistently downloaded shows, Tim Ferris is an entrepreneur and investor, as well as being a best-selling author.


The best thing about this podcast is the diverse range of guests and topics covered, get tips from athletes, investors and musicians on how to successfully build a business.

NPR’s How I Built This is filled with high-quality interviews with founders and innovators about the stories of how they built some of the most iconic and fascinating organizations in the world.


Stories from companies such as VICE, Chipotle, WeWork, Whole Foods and many, many more, packed in a single podcast.

Stay in the know with the Techcrunch Venture Capital focused podcast, where they “unpack the numbers behind the headlines”.

Listen to this for an insight into current affairs in the business world.

“A podcast about great products and the people that make them”


Hear from some of the best minds in product design and management and gain insights, tips and advice on everything product related.

Listen to this podcast if you need a boost in motivation. It delivers a big dose of inspiration through its 2+ interviews conducted with brilliant entrepreneurs.

Recent guests include Seth Godin, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss.

Hosted by Jason Calacanis, take a look into the minds of some of the biggest names in tech and business today.


Recent guests include Travis Kalanick of Uber, serial investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, who offer insightful and inspirational interviews.

Listen to this podcast for advice on how to grow your startup.

Entrepreneurs, product managers and anyone working in tech today listen to this podcast. You’ll hear inspiring stories and insights that will make you think about product and business in a new light.

This podcast breaks down concepts in a way that will boost your creativity.

“A podcast by Basecamp and HEY about the better way to work and run your business”.

They bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.

Business Wars Podcast

Important for every entrepreneur: a healthy dose of competition!


Founders often get scared that others will steal their ideas, or beat them to market. The truth is,  healthy competition not only validates your business model/ product/ service, but pushes you to strive for better.


This podcast explores “battles” between competing companies, such as Nike vs. Adidas or Nintendo vs. Sony.
Listen for the “unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights — or to ruin.”

Masters of Scale podcast

We saved this for last, its one of the best podcasts out there for Startup founders.


Hosted by Reid Hoffman the co-founder of LinkedIn and investor at Greylock.


In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders.


Recent guests include Richard Branson (The Virgin Group), Mark Cuban (entrepreneur/ investor), Melanie Perkins (Canva), Susan Wojcicki (YouTube).

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