Lessons From Building a $100m Holding Company (feat. Michael Girdley)

Welcome to another episode of the Build In Public Podcast.

Today's episode features Michael Girdley, CEO of a $100m/yr holding company and a serial entrepreneur for 20 companies over 30 years in San Antonio. Michael is also a partner at the Geekdom Fund, a seed-stage tech venture capital fund that has invested in over 50 high-growth tech companies. He has also built a 195k+ Twitter following and a newsletter with over 20k readers. Now he enjoys teaching and helping founders online and created The Complete HoldCo Course

In this interview, Michael and KP go through a series of interesting topics such as:
●     (00:00) Intro
●     (04:11) How Michael got into entrepreneurship
●     (05:43) Being a geek and its definition
●     (08:33) Web programming with Java - first book Michael wrote
●     (11:11) How it felt after writing a book
●     (12:31) Michael as compared to a young Bill Gates
●     (13:52) Working hard vs Doing what you love
●     (14:58) Maintaining great output simultaneously
●     (17:29) Going all in on one company
●     (19:21) Michael’s experiences and lessons from Silicon Valley
●     (21:39) Community as a necessity for founders
●     (24:29) Michael’s favorite business heroes
●     (27:19) Looking back through decisions and regrets
●     (29:11) Advice to his 18 year old self
●     (32:11) Rapid Fire Round with Michael Girdley

Build In Public Podcast is an interview show where KP chats with ambitious startup founders, CEOs, and top Internet creators to unpack their stories, insights, and lessons.

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Michael on X: https://twitter.com/girdley
Michael’s website: https://girdley.com/
Michael’s Holdco course: https://holdco.girdley.com/
KP’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisiskp_
KP's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/KarthikPuvvadaKP
Lessons From Building a $100m Holding Company (feat. Michael Girdley)
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