As entrepreneurs, Google has really become a huge part of a lot of our everyday lives. The privacy concerns that have come to light over the last few years are legitimate, and way we think about our internet use is changing. Gabriel Weinberg is the Founder of DuckDuckGo, a search engine that is steadily gaining market share by offering real privacy. He is also an angel investor, and has taken investments from some of the most successful venture capitalists in the world. This week, Gabriel and are going to be talking about what privacy means today and what Google knows about us, along with some really unique strategies for startups.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- What motivates Gabriel and what he feels like his business is on the cusp of.
- How DuckDuckGo is able to maintain privacy for their users.
- What Gabriel has done to differentiate his product from Google.
- What it is like to take money from venture capitalists and how it has affected the operations of his business.
- The importance of micro-opportunities and how to capitalize on them.
- How to step outside of your comfort zone and find the right marketing channels for your business.
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- Gabriel’s book, Traction
- HTTPS Everywhere
- Jason Cohen – aSmartBear
- Fastcolabs: Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s tiniest, fiercest competitor
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Dan & Ian