About Us

In early 2014 serial entrepreneurs John Maddox and David Ledgerwood launched the “Let’s Talk Serious Startups” podcast. We met each other on Twitter and became fast friends over a burrito in late 2013.

It didn’t take long for us to realize we were telling the same story of startup founders who were consistently looking for solid advice on how to get their businesses off the ground and take them to the next level.

With the acquisition of Nibletz Media, we’ve added Monica Selby to the team.

Together we tackle the “brass tacks” of being a successful startup founder. We think inspiration starts with perspiration, and we’re focused on the tactical practice of successful startup founders. We’re interviewing the biggest startup founders in business to ask them about their experiences, what they’ve learned, and what they learned the hard way so you don’t have to.

It’s hard to get a startup off the ground, and we want to help. Startups need great planning, solid investment messages, revenue and expense control, traction, team-building, and growth. Our show focuses on the nuts and bolts of what it takes to be a serious startup.

The Team:

John Maddox, CEO

headshotjohn - CopyJohn has been a serial entrepreneur since his undergraduate days at the University of Alabama. He’s had a few successful exits, most recently with Nashville-based interactive agency Ten Fast Feet.

John is our high-level strategy guy, and you’ll usually find him debating any number of topics, from politics to business strategy with anyone who will listen. Most commonly, forcing Monica to listen to his diatribes.

 

 

David Ledgerwood, President

ledgeLedge loves startups and is passionate about startup education. Over the years, he’s founded 7 companies and 2 non-profits, gaining lots of valuable experience along the way. Most recently he was the COO of Jumpstart Foundry, a top 15 startup accelerator based in Nashville, TN.

Ledge loves building systems and getting businesses off the ground. He’s the one we turn to for all the boring stuff! He’s also the peacemaker, commonly reminding John and Monica to stop arguing and get back to work.

 

 

Monica Selby, COO

DSC_4556Monica is our resident content guru. As the cofounder and editor of Nibletz, she’s talked to hundreds of startup founders and understands the unique struggles of building a business from scratch. She’s passionate about solving real problems with innovative technology and good business sense.

With her way with words, Monica is more than happy to engage in (and beat) John in any debate.

 

 

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