The Pig Wrestlers

The Pig Wrestlers

2 Scale-ups At Once with Janna Bastow – Episode 37

October 13, 2021

Ray and Jock are joined by Janna Bastow, CEO and co-founder of ProdPad and co-founder of Mind The Product. They discuss the unique challenges of running two rapidly-growing startups at the same time, the dangers of the agency trap, and support networks for entrepreneurs.

In this episode

0:00 Opening titles0:51 Introduction to Janna2:02 Juggling 2 scale-ups at once4:13 How did the two businesses differ?5:41 What would you do differently?6:59 One learning from each business9:40 Investor interest11:44 What's next for ProdPad?12:53 Do you pay attention to competitors?15:20 The reality of being product-led16:53 Avoiding 'the agency trap'23:26 How do you manage your time?27:10 Working from home or living at work?28:27 Who's your support network?33:12 In search of work/life balance35:38 Kepler and Orion36:59 Closing credits

About The Pig Wrestlers

Recorded on 30 July 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)