Back in 2013, Dave Ripley became fascinated with Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency market was gaining notoriety and Ripley and a friend decided to start Glidera, a company focused on creating tools to help developers integrate cryptocurrency.

Ripley and his partner applied for and won a spot in Techstars, an accelerator that takes between 6% and 8% equity in the businesses they accept in return for access to an intensive start-up curriculum and a network of advisors.

They sold another chunk of the company to a group of Techstars advisors and finally sold the whole business to Kraken, one of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

Drew Goodmanson started Monk Development as a custom website development shop and evolved it into a product enabling churches to establish an online presence. With more than 300,000 churches in the United States, Goodmanson’s company took off and he grew it to more than $3 million in recurring revenue per year, leveraging the Software as a Service (SaaS) business model.

In 2015, Goodmanson sold Monk to Ministry Brands and was then dispatched by Ministry to go and buy up similar software companies. Working for Ministry, Goodmanson eventually acquired 10 small software companies into one mega group.

Goodmanson has the unique perspective of being both the hunter and the hunted, and in this episode you’ll learn about:

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