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Episodes
  • Episode 1: Fast, Not Perfect

    Oct 13 2020
    Endy mattress co-founder Rajen Ruparell has launched more than 50 businesses, but they haven’t all taken off. One of his early “billion-dollar ideas” earned a grand total of $380. He’s learned a thing or two since then about what it takes to make it.
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    30 mins
  • Episode 2: Safe is Risky

    Oct 13 2020
    You have to be bold to be a founder. That’s a lesson Joanna Griffiths learned the hard way when she was building Knix. Now, her innovative brand of women’s underwear has changed the way the previously “unmentionable” category is designed and marketed.
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    33 mins
  • Episode 3: Lost and Founder

    Oct 13 2020
    Rand Fishkin went from launching an SEO software company with a few hundred employees to launching a two-person start-up… and he couldn’t be happier. His story is one of extreme highs and lows, and a Mauviel frying pan.
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    30 mins

Publisher's Summary

Most success starts with failure, but we rarely hear those stories. On The Revisionaries, with Michele Romanow, the Dragons’ Den star and millennial tech entrepreneur asks start-up luminaries how they made it through the tough times. They share the crucial missteps and clever iterations that led to big breakthroughs. Candid, informative and fun, each episode reveals what it really takes to make it in business and life.
©2020 Antica Productions (P)2020 Antica Productions

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About the Creator

Michele Romanow is a new kind of tech titan: a strong, idealist serial entrepreneur who’s not afraid to cut through the fevered startup mythology. The Revisionaries is a platform for a charismatic young thought leader with the potential to launch a movement like Lean In, inspiring listeners in business and life. Only 34, Romanow is an engineer who’s already started five companies including SnapSaves, which was acquired by tech giant, Groupon in 2014. As a venture capitalist, Michele is the co-founder of Clearbanc, which reinvented the VC game and gave entrepreneurs more than $100M in funding in 2018. She’s ranked in WXN’s "100 Most Powerful in Canada" and is the only Canadian on Forbes magazine’s "Millennial on a Mission" list. Funny, sharp and warmly unpretentious, Michele has been a star Dragon on the hit CBC television series Dragons’ Den since 2016. Michele is a Calgary native and currently splits her time between Toronto and San Francisco.

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Best podcast ever!

This story-filled podcast is fun and fast paced, yet full of deep insights into the world of entrepreneurship! highly recommended!

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Great Listen!!!

I would highly recommend this podcast! Now I am just waiting for the next episodes to release so I can binge them as well!!

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Loved it

Every story had so much to learn from! I would really recommend this to anyone wanting to develop an entrepreneurial mindset

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Great job Michelle!!!

Loved the podcast , great true to life struggles from many amazing entrepreneurs. Finished the series feeling more inspired to push forward with my own start up that is in the beginning stages.

Thank you

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Must listen if you have a problem to solve

Real life, current era interviews of successful canadian entreprenuers who started from a problem, grinded their way through to success. Very motivational and self guiding lessons for those in the grind.
Solve a real problem with passion.

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Amazing!!

What inspiring stories!! Thank you for this audible. Great content :) Love Michele as always!

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loved it!

Michele's a natural narrator.
Short engaging segments to keep you interested.
Every entrepreneur will love this!

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Down to earth and inspiring

I loved it. Good perspective and insights.
Enjoyed it thoroughly.
I appreciated the diverse stories.

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love this so much!

The episode on the launch of the diva cup is exactly what we need. The highs and lows, the truth, the journey.

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You can Hear Michele's Passion!

A very informative and entertaining look at Entrepreneurship.

Also a must listen for every Canadian out there.

Loved it. Will listen to it again when I travel, when traveling is allowed again.

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  • Beth
  • 2020-10-22

Just. So. Good!

I have listened to this entire series several times over. It is so inspiring, so informative, so entertaining and so well done! The narrator, Michele, has done an excellent job interviewing an interesting array of entrepreneurs. They all share their struggles, lessons, failures, successes...in a perfect compilation ...even down to the theme music. Whether you’re an inspiring entrepreneur or just someone who loves to hear others’ stories; this is well worth the listen!

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  • Turner Black
  • 2020-12-08

i love this podcast!

i really love the topic of this podcast, and the episode about risk was very on point and helpful. thank you for making this!!

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  • John Kenny
  • 2020-11-30

These are terrific!

I run an Innovation Center in Georgetown SC, USA. These are wonderfully educational and entertaining!