Aug. 10, 2022

Top 10 Tech Startup Podcasts: Compare Reviews

Top 10 Tech Startup Podcasts: Compare Reviews

Want to listen to entrepreneurial advice, learn what it’s like running a business, or hear about the obstacles (and failures) tech founders had to overcome to achieve success?


In that case, here are ten Tech Startup podcasts that are worth a listen along with their Apple Podcasts ranking and reviews. If you want to pitch yourself as a guest on one of these podcasts, see this post here on how to pitch.

Top 10 Tech Startup Podcasts



Star rating: 4.9

Every company has a story. Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies — and how you can apply them as a founder, operator, or investor.



A16z Podcast

Star rating: 4.4


The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world.



Innovators Can Laugh with Eric Melchor

Star rating: 5.0

Innovators Can Laugh is for aspiring entrepreneurs who don’t have a clear roadmap and want to understand how fun, and difficult, the path to successful innovation can be. Unlike ordinary entrepreneurial related podcast, Eric Melchor is the only American host who interviews fresh faces of European entrepreneurship and innovation. The cultural aspect is unique (along with the guests’ accents) but the content around building a startup is universally viable. You can listen to new episodes every Thursday.


Startups For the Rest of Us

Star rating: 4.9

The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

Starting Greatness

Star rating: 4.9

Host Mike Maples Jr from venture capital firm FLOODGATE offers lessons from the startup super performers—BEFORE they were successful—featuring interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most legendary entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger, and more.

The Bootstrapped Founder

Star rating: 5.0

Arvid Kahl talks about starting and bootstrapping businesses, how to build an audience, and how to build in public. Check out the hilarious interview Eric Melchor had with Arvid on the Innovators Can Laugh podcast.

Zero Knowledge

Star rating: 4.9

Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging decentralised web and the community building this. Covering the latest in zero knowledge research and applications, the open web as well as future technologies and paradigms that promise to change the way we interact — and transact — with one another online.


Star rating: 4.9

Courtland Allen interviews the ambitious indie hackers who are turning their ideas and side projects into profitable online businesses. Explore the latest strategies and tools founders are using to capitalize on new opportunities, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and create their own personal revenue-generating machines. The future is indie!

Build Your Saas

Star rating: 4.8

Learn how people are bootstrapping profitable startups in 2022. The podcast follows Jon Buda and Justin Jackson as they build their podcasting SaaS,

This Week In Startups

Star rating: 4.3

Every day, Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood cover startups, technology, markets, media, crypto, and the all the hottest topics in business and tech. They also interview the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and innovators.


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