Traction: How Startups Start | NextView Ventures
About This Show
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
#39: Building Something Special in Somewhere Crowded (Ellen Chisa, Lola)
Ellen Chisa is VP of product at Lola, a travel company combining the human element of travel agents with smart technology. While some entrepreneurs build their products in markets that feel wide open for the taking, travel is one of those industries with tons of noise and competition. So how does one gain a foothold? How do you break through, build something BIG and DIFFERENTIATED? All that, and much more, in this episode. Gotham Voices (NYC) newsletter: http://nextviewventures.com/blog/gotham-voices/ Subscribe to the NextView blog for future episodes and more resources for seed-stage startups: http://nextviewvc.com/blog Visit http://lolatravel.com to learn more about the company and their product Follow Ellen on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ellenchisa Thanks for listening!
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