Today we have Ethan Anderson Co-founder of MyTime, where you can book appointments for anything online like haircuts, oil changes or even dental exams and have over 2 million businesses to choose from.
Previously he founded Redbeacon where they raised $7.4million and grew the team to over 20 people before they were acquired by Home Depot.
Ethan has a very interesting background going from Duke economics to Harvard MBA working at McKinsey, Buy.com, Starbucks, Clorox, Google to founding 2 companies and one with a successful exit.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- [0:37] Jeremy’s introduction of Ethan Anderson, founder of MyTime.
- [1:33] Falling off a glacier.
- [6:45] Other thrill seeking adventures Ethan has been on and how that influences his approach to business.
- [8:45] Ethan’s first passion and the path he saw for his life.
- [11:25] The best advice Ethan’s father gave him.
- [12:44] Ethan discusses one of his early businesses.
- [16:55] The opportunity at Buy.com.
- [20:07] Ethan’s greatest memories of working with Google.
- [25:09] The sale of Redbeacon and how they celebrated.
- [28:29] How winning TechCrunch50 helped Redbeacon catch the attention of Home Depot.
- [29:30] How soon after Redbeacon sold did you start up MyTime?
- [31:15] How to connect with Ethan.
In this episode…
A thrill-seeker at heart, Ethan Anderson is no stranger to working hard to bring a vision to life. From falling off a glacier – and surviving – to having huge success in the business world, Ethan shares insight into what makes him tick and how he’s managed to embrace all things entrepreneurial and truly flourish.
Ethan gives us a glimpse into his journey from budding politician to entrepreneur and how being a thrill-seeker helped him succeed in the uncertain world of entrepreneurship. Following his father’s advice (do the things you want to do and do them well), Ethan went from Buy.com to Google to Starbucks (and many other exciting companies) before founding his own company, Redbeacon.
He shares what it was like to work so hard to bring an idea to life and then receive tremendous accolades at TechCrunch50 in 2009 – where they were named the top startup of the year. It was that recognition, Ethan says, that led to Home Depot approaching them and eventually buying Redbeacon.
Ethan goes on to share the inspiration behind MyTime and why he wasted no time in starting it up after selling Redbeacon. Ethan’s drive is evident, as is his ability to find a niche and excel in all that he does.