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Former Thrillist Guru Mike Rothman Describes His Latest Company, Fatherly

Former Thrillist Guru Mike Rothman Describes His Latest Company, Fatherly - mbaMission

Mike Rothman, Co-Founder of Fatherly

Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.

Mike Rothman was among the first employees at online media firm Thrillist, helping the company grow from a start-up to a $100M success story. In 2013, he co-founded Fatherly, a parenting resource Web site. Rothman describes Fatherly, which has raised $2M in its three-year history, as a “digital lifestyle guide for men entering parenthood.” Tune in to the podcast episode to hear these and other stories from Rothman:

  • How an almost 5,000-mile, coast-to-coast bike ride with a friend grew Rothman’s persona considerably
  • What spending seven years at Thrillist taught him about entrepreneurship
  • How the recipient of an early cold call for Thrillist ended up asking Rothman to be the godfather of his firstborn child

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