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LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is a legendary star of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the kids’ show, “Reading Rainbow.” Over the years, Burton has emerged as a steadfast champion of literature and the arts. He has a podcast now called “LeVar Burton Reads” and a company called LeVar Burton Kids.

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LeVar Burton, cameo
May 21, 2019

You can bootstrap your business to scale, but you’ll have to make your own luck. Nobody knows this better than Mailchimp’s Ben Chestnut. He used a DIY ethos to grow a $600M company without ever raising a dollar of outside funding. The Mailchimp story is the exception to Reid’s rule (Generally: Raise more money than you think you need!). The episode explores a range of options for those who don’t fit the VC-funding mold for any set of reasons. Cameo appearances: LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton Reads), Don MacKinnon (Milq), Karen Cahn (iFundWomen).