Growing up in Los Angeles, John Terzian and Brian Toll met in high school while they were both throwing parties for their friends and eventually found themselves in the nightlife business. They both promoted for local LA nightclubs until their passion for hospitality led to them eventually partnering and launching their own restaurant concept which was out of business in 3 months, losing $2 million. In Episode 16, hear the story of how the impresario duo overcame multiple failed venues, launched The h.wood Group in 2008, and quietly built a hospitality empire in LA and beyond, ranging from restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and hotels and attracting top performers and A-List guests on a nightly basis.
On this episode of After Hours, Pat & Posh tell the story of how a spontaneous, last-minute trip to Coachella ended up with the two getting themselves into one of the weekend’s most exclusive events with A-List guests including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Blake Griffin, and Post Malone. They also provide a recap of the show’s most recent guests with key takeaways and learnings, answer questions from listeners, and even announce which founders will be on the next episode! Kick back, relax, and enjoy the show!
Ever wondered what it’s like to be an influencer? Hint: it’s not what you think! For Episode 14, Pat & Posh sit down with Teni Panosian, beauty and lifestyle influencer/blogger, to learn her story of immigrating to the United States at a young age and the hard work she put into creating a beauty blog, eventually becoming a YouTube sensation and launching her newest project, Remarques. You won’t want to miss this one! Tune in Monday!
It all started in a college apartment with his roommate, hosting a weekly dinner party for friends and eventually becoming so in demand that it became an almost nightly ordeal. Robert Kronfli continued his journey in the hospitality space and was a leading force in the creation of Bacaro and Bacari, along with a few other ventures. You can find these hotspots in DTLA, Glendale, Playa del Rey and more to come. Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with Robert and hear his founder story!
For Episode 12, Pat & Posh sat down with husband and wife super team, John and Rana Lustyan, co-founders of Edoughble, to talk about how they met and how Rana turned her passion for raw cookie dough into a company. Edoughble is a Los-Angeles-based business that crafts 100% safe to eat, eggless cookie dough with flavors like Candy Crush, Peanut Butta Cup, Birthday Bash and so much more deliciousness.
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Chances are you or someone you know has shopped on HauteLook before. But, did you know that the company was sold to Nordstrom for almost $300 million…3 years after it started? Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with the founder, Adam Bernhard, to hear his incredible story of growing up in LA, working various jobs, and eventually launching HauteLook after stumbling upon an opportunity to create a business “flash-selling” designer brands’ excess inventory at discounted rates.
For Episode 10, Pat & Posh sit down and reflect on the stories of the first 9 guests of The Founder Hour and discuss updates on some of the founders’ projects. While sippin' on rum, Pat and Posh share the story about why they started the podcast and answer questions submitted by listeners. Don’t miss this very first segment of The Founder Hour: After Hours!
We know her as the “Bossy” singer whose milkshake brought the boys to the yard. Tune in as Pat & Posh sit down with musical artist and chef, Kelis, to share her story of growing up in Harlem, signing her first record deal at 17, triumphs and tribulations in the music industry, and how she ultimately followed her passion for food and community to become a chef and launch her own line of gourmet sauces called Bounty & Full!
After receiving a $250,000 investment to build mobile games from Mark Cuban off a cold email, Ryan Ozonian switched paths and launched Cyber Dust (now Dust Messaging) in 2014. Now, he’s back with an exciting new project that’s aiming to change the way we communicate forever. Built on Ethereum, Mercury Protocol is an alternative to centralized communication platforms focused on ensuring the privacy of its users. Tune in as we learn about Ryan’s founder story and chat about the future of communication, blockchain technology, and frozen yogurt!
Most people know Laura Wasser as the divorce attorney for high-profile celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Reynolds, and Britney Spears. We recently sat down with Laura to learn about her journey as a celebrity lawyer as well as her brand new company, It’s Over Easy, an online divorce service that replaces outdated practices with a seamless, easy-to-use solution.
We chat with Nik Ingersöll, co-founder & CMO of Barnana, to hear his incredible story of growing up on a farm in rural Nebraska with no money to moving to California for college and eventually launching the line of organic healthy snacks that has everyone going bananas. We also talk branding, fundraising, and scaling a successful product in today’s competitive CPG space!
Tune in as we kick off 2018 with a brand new episode featuring Mario Del Pero, founder of Mendocino Farms. We discuss his journey in the food space, starting as a bouncer at a local restaurant/bar to eventually creating one of the hottest sandwich destinations in LA and beyond. Whether you’re a weekly Mendo customer or just hearing about them for the first time, you won’t want to miss this!
We had a blast sitting down with Jesse Genet, Co-Founder and CEO of Lumi (YC W15), and hearing about her journey of building a transformative packaging solution for eCommerce brands who want to deliver more “WOW” to their customers…and swimming with some Sharks while doing so!
Ever heard of volcanic water? Neither had we. Tune in for Episode 3 as we hear the story of how Ryan Emmons turned volcanic water from Hawaii into the sustainable, charitable, globally-recognized beverage brand that is Waiakea.
In this episode, Pat and Posh hang with the co-founder and CEO of Tender Greens, Erik Oberholtzer, at their HQ to learn the story of how the executive chef turned restaurateur successfully launched and grew a chef-led food concept that never existed before at the intersection of fine dining and quick-serve.