Episode #1

Zero to $5 Million Exit in 3 Years with Alex Blumenstein, Co-Founder of The Peak

Host: Mike Pinkus | Published Date: January 11, 2024

In this episode of GrowthTales, Mike Pinkus, co-founder of Connect CPA, sits down with Alex Blumenstein, co-founder of The Peak, a Canadian media company. The Peak achieved remarkable success, scaling from nothing to a multimillion-dollar exit in just three years. Alex shares insights into the origin story of The Peak, its growth strategy, and how they successfully monetized their business. He also discusses their decision to sell The Peak and what’s next for the company and its founders.

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Episode Highlights:

  •  Introduction to The Peak and Its Origin
    • Overview of The Peak and its role in the Canadian business landscape.
  • Designing The Peak for Success
    • Discussion on the initial plans and goals when founding The Peak with co-founders Brett and Taylor.
    • Focus on building a business that could scale, be sold, and generate revenue from the start.
    • Emphasis on documenting processes and creating a business that is sellable from the beginning.
  • Monetization Strategies and Value Perception
    • Insight into the decision-making process regarding the revenue model and business scalability.
  • Learning from Past Ventures
    • Reflection on lessons learned from previous ventures.
    • The impact of prior experiences on shaping the intentional and mature approach to building The Peak.
  • Navigating Challenges and Deciding to Sell
    • Addressing the challenges faced in the day-to-day operations of a rapidly growing business.
    • Insights into the decision-making process which led to the conclusion that it was the right time to sell.
  • The Acquisition Process
    • Exploring the details of the acquisition process and negotiations.
    • Factors contributing to the decision to sell to Zoomer Media.
  • The Future of The Peak and Personal Reflections
    • Updates on The Peak’s future plans, including the launch of new verticals.

Meet our host

Mike Pinkus

Co-Founder: ConnectCPA
Meet Our Guest
Alex Blumenstein

Alex Blumenstein

Co-Founder of The Peak
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