How to build an empire on YouTube with Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, CEO @ WatchMojo

August 25, 2017

On this week’s show, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, CEO @ WatchMojo. Ash is one of the most successful entrepreneurs I know, yet he doesn’t flaunt it. Ash is the Ernst & Young 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year winner in the Media & Entertainment Category for the Quebec region.

He has a track record of launching, building and scaling content companies with advertising-supported models:

– His previous company sold to News Corp.

– WatchMojo bootstrapped itself to leadership position & profitability in online video market:

WatchMojo is a Top 10 YouTube channel globally when measured by views (over 250M), and a top 5 channel when measured by minutes of content watched (over 1.6B minutes in fact).

We had a wide-ranging conversation on the following:

  • How he founded and grew WatchMojo to 15M subscribers on YouTube
  • Why he didn’t quit when the going got tough
  • His literary influences in business and their importance
  • How he’s betting on Facebook for the next big thing
  • Some advice for entrepreneurs to follow (hint: bet on what’s coming)

Ash was very generous with this time and insights. He’s incredibly humble despite having built one of the most successful brands on YouTube (of all time!). I hope that you enjoy the conversation.

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