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Episode 132

Michael Sacca

President at Crew. Host of Rocketship.fm. Advisor Brand.ai.

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Michael Sacca is the President at Crew and co-host of Rocketship.fm. Michael started his career with a moved to LA in order to pursue a career in the music industry. However, he quickly had to turn to other options. After teaching himself a bit of code and making a few websites, he ended up launching his own agency - Tiny Factory. While running that company, the team began to build some of their first products. Michael then joined a startup called Crew to help establish partnerships. He has recently taken on the role of President to help lead the company to new heights in 2017. Michael joins us to share his story, how he got into startups, what it was like teaching himself how to code and building an agency, how he approached building some of his first products, how he approaches partnerships, what he’s doing as President of Crew, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about how Michael got into startups
  • Learn more about how Michael approaches building partnerships
  • Learn more about what it's like being part of the team at Crew
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Michael Sacca is the President at Crew and co-host of Rocketship.fm.

Michael started his career with a moved to LA in order to pursue a career in the music industry. However, he quickly had to turn to other options.

After teaching himself a bit of code and making a few websites, he ended up launching his own agency - Tiny Factory. While running that company, the team began to build some of their first products.

Michael then joined a startup called Crew to help establish partnerships. He has recently taken on the role of President to help lead the company to new heights in 2017.

Michael joins us to share his story, how he got into startups, what it was like teaching himself how to code and building an agency, how he approached building some of his first products, how he approaches partnerships, what he’s doing as President of Crew, and much more!


Some Of The Questions We Ask

2:02
Where are you from and what did you study?

2:51
So where did that passion for tech and entrepreneurship come from for you?

5:40
You then co-founded your first startup called WithCircle in September 2014. Can you tell us more about what motivated you to start this and what some of the biggest lessons you learnt were?

9:17
You’ve also started another startup called Brandisty. Can you tell us a little about Brandisty and what motivated you to start it?

11:45
What was the process of being acquired by Brand.ai like for you?

12:40
Today you’re a part of Crew. Can you tell us more about this company and how you created the opportunity to join the team?

13:45
Crew is only 3 years old, but is one of the leading companies of the freelance economy. How do you think about the future of the way we work and what role is Crew looking to play?

16:20
Crew has launched Crew Collective & Cafe to help to provide a space for freelancers to work in Montreal. Can you share with us a little more about this initiative at Crew?

17:51
Can you share more about how you approach partnerships? Are there any tactics or strategies that you’ve found to be most effective?

19:25
What does a President do and what’s it been like taking on more challenges within Crew?

20:53
What’s next for Crew in 2017?

22:06
You’re also a fellow podcaster on an amazing show called Rocketship.fm. So what was it like launching a podcast and what has the process been like for you and the team?

23:52
What have been some of your favorite episodes?

27:08
So what are some of apps that you’ve downloaded and really loved recently?

28:00
Do you have any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

29:27
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Michael Sacca on Twitter
Michael Sacca on the web
Crew on Twitter
Crew on the web
Rocketship.fm on Twitter
Rocketship.fm on the web
Rocketship.fm on iTunes
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

Audible
Zero
Teju Cole
Simon Stalenhag

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