Traction: How Startups Start | NextView Ventures
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In this story-driven show from tech VC NextView, tech startup founders, executives, journalists, and investors share how they gained initial traction against the odds. Every startup hears that they should do things that don't scale -- scrappy, atypical, whatever-it-takes things. Traction asks a simple question: What ARE those things?
With a unique sound that avoids the boring, typical talking head format, Traction features some of the most interesting early-stage stories, tactics, and theories from some of the best entrepreneurs today.
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Most Recent Episode
#34: Growing the Supply Side of a Marketplace [Mike Russell, Paintzen]
Mike Russell is the CEO and co-founder of Paintzen, a NextView-backed company based in New York. Over the last couple years, they've experienced strong growth for their marketplace business, and today, we dive deep into the weeds of how Mike and team grew the business. More specifically, we learn about the approach and tactics used to grow the supply side of the Paintzen marketplace. Mike is a candid guy who was willing to share a ton of truth behind his business, as well as some very personal stories about a diagnosis that affected his life, an early customer and partner with a famous name, and more. Visit http://paintzen.com to learn more
Rated 5 out of
This is by far the best talk on traction I have ever listened to. Most discussions are soft and ambiguous. This is matter-of-fact and puts all the pieces together. I started listening to this yesterday, the light bulb lit up, and today I've already gotten in touch with multiple interested business customers.
Date published: 2015-06-10