Recognizing Bad Advice

A two-part interview with the founders of Remix and Le Tote.

In this episode of Startup School Radio Kat Manalac talks with Remix founder Sam Hashemi and Le Tote cofounders Brett Northart and Rakesh Tondon.

All three guests in this episode are solving problems that aren’t directly theirs. Sam feels the impact of his public transit planning platform as a commuter yet he doesn’t plan the routes himself. Brett and Rakesh worked in investment banking and now they run Le Tote, the “Netflix of Women’s Clothes”. User feedback and mentorship has been integral to the success of both startups however, parsing advice related to solving another person’s problem brings its own set of challenges.