40 Minute Mentor

August 24, 2022

The Reality Of Founder Life with Foundr’s Nathan Chan

“Every single problem that you’re experiencing in your business today, there’s somebody out there that has solved it.” 

To round off our 40 Minute Mentor ‘Early Stage Founders’ Feature Series, we’re joined by Nathan Chan, Founder and CEO of global media and education company, Foundr

Foundr provide training from the world’s greatest entrepreneurs through magazines, podcasts, videos, articles and online courses, to inspire their worldwide community of entrepreneurs. 

As a seasoned 40 Minute Mentor listener, you’ll see the obvious synergy between Foundr and our podcast, so we were really excited to include Nathan in this feature series, sharing his own ups and downs of being a Founder and the lessons he has learnt from interviewing some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. 

Some of these lessons include: 

  • How becoming a Founder sparked his ambition and drive [05:15] 
  • What helped him through the early stage knock-backs [07:25] 
  • How he’s pivoted Foundr from a magazine to an education and media business [11:47] 
  • The lessons he’s learned from hiring mistakes and an early doors lawsuit [16:50] 
  • What he’s learned from interviewing some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs [18:49] 
  • How he landed those big names to begin with and his advice for landing big name clients [24:06] 
  • How he measures impact from the community Foundr is building [26:43] 
  • Why Justin Bieber’s Manager has left the biggest impression on him [28:27] 
  • The traits that most successful Founders have in common [31:31] 
  • Plus, the biggest advice he can give to any aspiring Founders [33:44] 


⛳️  Helpful links: 

➡️ More about Nathan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanhchan/ 

➡️ More about Foundr: https://foundr.com/

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