13 Best Podcasts About Startups and Growth in 2021

Hello, growth hackers and founders ?

Welcome to our top podcast suggestions for founders and growth people. Before starting with our list, let me explain why you should start listening to them if you still haven’t.

First of all, let’s talk about you. So, you are a founder or a growth hacker, and you listen to the people and understand their needs. And you are ready to offer creative solutions and innovative products for them and you know how to reach and convince more consumers with successful marketing. Ultimately, you know the ins and outs of business and growth, yet there is still room to improve yourself and learn more.

Attending workshops to enhance your skills, talking to successful entrepreneurs and learning from their experience are some great ways to improve yourself to build a better product.

But the truth is, you are already busy in your daily life. You can’t afford to be doing all that.

Don’t worry, you are not alone. And thanks to podcasts, you can listen to amazing people and learn from them while on the subway, driving, walking, eating or even working out.

Currently, in 2021, there are more than 700,000 active podcasts and a total of 29 million podcast episodes with millions of listeners (see, I’ve told you that you are not alone!).

Here’s our list of the best 13 podcasts about business, growth, marketing and self-improvement every growth person and startup founder should be a regular listener of:

The Top Podcast Suggestions for Founders and Growth Hackers

#1 – Naval Podcast – hosted by Naval Ravikant

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Hosted by Naval Ravikant & Babak Nivi, founders of AngelList, Naval podcast is about wealth, investing, startups, tech… and basically, life.

According to Crunchbase, Naval made 133 investments so far with 39 of them successfully were acquired by another company.

If you are an active Twitter user, I am quite sure you’ve seen his amazing thread: How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)

You can listen to the startup guru Naval on his website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

#2 – No-code Growth Stories – hosted by John Ozuysal

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Have you ever asked yourself:

“How do people with no technical background realise their ideas?”

John Ozuysal, the host of this first podcast has also wondered that, and was fascinated to meet the world of no-code.

John is the ex-Growth Manager of UserGuiding (affordable user onboarding software for all startups). But before he became a full-time growth marketing freak, he was an investment banker, so he is a spreadsheet guru.

Yet that doesn’t make him anywhere near capable for building and improving products or automating processes.

In his growth marketing journey, he has discovered a new approach to SaaS. No-code refers to doing stuff that would normally require heavy programming, without programming.

That means you can easily do most things that used to require developers.

In startup world, the no-code approach is adopted by many, and John is on a mission to find all about how people adopted no-code.

“I want to do this podcast to learn more about how people are using no-code tools with their growth marketing efforts.”

Listen as John and various growth people from the SaaS industry explore how no-code is used to achieve growth. You can find the podcast here or listen directly on John’s website.

#3 – Masters of Scale – hosted by Reid Hoffman

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Hosted by LinkedIn Co-founder and Greylock Investor Reid Hoffman, Masters of Scale definitely deserves a mention in this list.

Hoffman, as a successful entrepreneur, tests and discusses his theories about business with successful founders of iconic companies. Reed Hastings – Netflix, Sara Blakely – Spanx, Dara Khosrowshahi – Uber, Brian Chesky – Airbnb, Stacy Brown-Philpot – TaskRabbit and many more famous entrepreneurs joined Hoffman on the podcast and told their stories of success.

Podcast also includes talks of leadership, strategy, management, and fundraising. Even though this list is a suggestion for product people, Masters of Scale should actually be in everyone’s library.

You can download and listen to Masters of Scale on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#4 – Rocketship.fm – hosted by Michael Sacca

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If you work in tech and are an entrepreneur or a product manager, Rocketship.fm is a podcast you should be listening to.

The host of the podcast Michael Sacca, also director of Business Development and Marketing at Dribbble, discusses the concepts of product management, growth, sales and funding with successful start-up founders.

His guests include tech start-up veteran and product executive and mentor Rich Mironov, the creator of Lean Canvas Ash Maurya and Ian Crosby, the co-founder and, CEO of Bench.

If you want to listen to inspiring stories of these and tens of other successful entrepreneurs and gain insights that will change your perspective on business, you can listen to Rocketship.fm on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#5 – This Week in Startups – hosted by Jason Calacanis

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Jason Calacanis, a tech entrepreneur, angel investor, and a pioneer podcaster hosts This Week in Startups, a successful podcast about business and growth.

Produced by famous Jacqui Deegan, This Week in Startups shares “the most interesting, outrageous and illuminating stories from the world of entrepreneurship” as the show puts it.

Calacanis and a rotating group of guests such as the creator of Ruby on Rails and Founder & CTO of Basecamp David Heinemeier Hansson, Travis Kalanick of Uber and co-founder of PayPal, Slide, Yelp and many other successful start-ups Max Levchin and dozens of other experts give you strategies on growth and leadership and help you catch up with the latest news from the Silicon Valley.

You can watch the podcast on YouTube and listen to it on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#6 – Mixergy – hosted by Andrew Warner

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If you want to “learn from Proven Entrepreneurs”, Mixergy shares stories of the most successful founders and thought leaders from around the world.

Andrew Warner, the founder of Mixergy, hosts over 1000 entrepreneurs including Alvy Ray Smith (Pixar), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Konstantin Guericke (LinkedIn Co-founder) and they talk about their successes and failures and discuss business and marketing strategies.

You can listen to the episodes on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#7 – The Growth Show – by HubSpot

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The Growth Show by HubSpot shares a different story of someone expanding and growing his or her business, idea or movement from nothing on each episode.

Show revolves around the idea that succeeding is way harder than starting a business and listening to someone’s struggle to success is always inspiring to hear.

You can listen to those stories on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

#8 – Business Growth Podcast – hosted by Spencer Shaw

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If you need insights to help you boost the growth of your business, Business Growth Podcast with Spencer Shaw is one of the best podcasts for you.

In each episode, different guest experts and Spencer Shaw offer solutions to the problems businesses face along the way to success. With over 80 episodes, each directed at a different problem, Business Growth Podcast could be the key to your business’s success.

The podcast could be listened on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#9 – Growth Marketing Toolbox – hosted by Nicholas Scalice

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Earnworthy’s Nicholas Scalice hosts marketers, product creators, startup founders, marketing technologists and more on the podcast Growth Marketing Toolbox.

Scalice and guests talk about growth marketing tools, tactics, and strategies they make, market and use. With over 170 episodes each valuable than others, Growth Marketing Toolbox should be in your library.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#10 – Marketing School – Hosted by Neil Patel and Eric Siu

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Hosted by marketing experts Neil Patel and Eric Siu, Marketing School podcasts give 10 minutes of marketing and growth tips every single day.

They discuss the latest SEO, content marketing, social media, email marketing, conversion optimization and general online marketing tactics for businesses in over 1000 episodes. They have probably answered everything you wonder about marketing already, and if they didn’t, you can request an episode on that question on their website.

Listen to Marketing School on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

#11 – Product Hunt Radio – by Product Hunt

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Product Hunt is a website where users share and discover new products. You can see all the startups on the market with their short descriptions. 

In the podcast Product Hunt Radio, hosted by the founder of the site, successful entrepreneur Ryan Hoover and Abadesi Osunsade, the latest developments in tech are discussed weekly with founders, journalists, investors, and makers who are creating and shaping the future of tech. Legendary angel investor Chris Sacca, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, former U.S Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and famous author Robert Greene are some of the well-known people to be guests of the podcast.

To learn the best insights and tips about business and growth, tune in to Product Hunt Radio on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#12 – The Product Podcast – by Product School

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Despite being aimed at product managers, The Product Podcast by The Product School is essential listening for everyone in the business including even designers and engineers.

Product Managers of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, Twitter, and other successful tech companies are hosted, and they share their stories and actionable and compelling strategies for growth, marketing, and product.

If you are looking to grow personally and professionally, listen to The Product Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

#13 Millionaire Interviews Podcast

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Are you looking for a podcast where you can just sit back and listen to successful entrepreneurs in the world? Then the Millionaire Interviews Podcast is your stop.

Every week, the podcast hosts an entrepreneur from industries such as product, service, and tech to tell you about their life stories and valuable experiences. As they go over their successes and failures and share valuable insights on entrepreneurship, you get to sit back and enjoy.

Listen to the Millionaire Interviews Podcast on Apple Podcasts and their Website.

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Mert Aktas

Mert is the Marketing Manager of UserGuiding, a code-free product walkthrough software that 2000+ companies trust in their user onboarding.

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