by: Paul Higgins
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This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Dan Martell, founder and CEO of Clarity, which connects entrepreneurs with experts, over the phone, for advice on their business challenges. Dan is a serial entrepreneur who founded Clarity with the goal of positively influencing a billion people within ten years.

We asked Dan how he developed the idea for Clarity, how he managed to sign up experts of the caliber of Mark Cuban, Eric Ries and Brad Feld, and how he’s feeling about his mission over the next decade.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here or by subscribing to the Everyone Funding Startups iTunes channel.

  • 00:40 What made you start Clarity?
  • 02:25 How does Clarity work?
  • 03:15 Who do you have in mind as the primary users of the platform?
  • 04:55 How do users go about reaching the most popular experts on your platform?
  • 06:00 What’s in it for the experts?
  • 06:50 How did you manage to attract the caliber of experts you have on the platform?
  • 08:20 Can you point to any significant positive impacts that the platform has had so far?
  • 11:00 What kind of advice are your members typically after?
  • 12:30 Is there a risk that experts will not have enough time on each call to give the right advice?
  • 14:20 How will this change how traditional advisory industries work?
  • 15:48 How many countries have you supported to date?
  • 16:19 Can you really positively influence a billion people?
  • 17:45 How can people sign up?

You can look through the experts available to give you advice on Clarity by going to, and you can reach Dan on Twitter @danmartell or by email at

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Paul Higgins COO of Crowd Valley. Experienced with early stage companies, expertise in b2b software business and sales in Europe, North America, and South America. Paul has 5 years’ experience working as an advisor and consultant to startups as part of Rapid Innovation Group, a specialist advisory firm on strategy and business development for technology startups worldwide, based in London. In that time he has worked with two startups that achieved 8-figure exits; he has been a regular blogger on entrepreneurship and innovation; and he has contributed to numerous business and technology publications in the UK and the US as an expert on growth-stage strategy, marketing, pricing, and business development. Previously Paul worked in technology and marketing roles at eBay, IBM, UBS, and Barclays. He has lived and worked in Portugal and speaks fluent French and Portuguese. Follow Paul on Google+ and Twitter.

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