VentureForth - Adventures in Startups
About This Show
VentureForth gives you a glimpse into the cutting edge world of venture capital and startups, and follows the journeys, trials, and tribulations of some of the most exciting entrepreneurs and investors.
Learn about how our guests got their start, what led them to where they are today, and the exciting products and services they're investing in or building for the future.
Most Recent Episode
Siqi Chen (Hey) - Up and To The Right: Lessons in Building Products That Went Viral A.F.
Siqi Chen is the VP of Growth at Postmates, the leading on-demand logistics provider. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Hey (acquired by Postmates), maker of Heyday, an automated journal app, Stolen (the short-lived, but incredibly viral Twitter hit), and Famous.af (Stolen’s less controversial successor). Siqi previously served as the GM at Zynga after an acquisition of his Facebook app startup, Serious Business, maker of the ridiculously viral Friends for Sale, as well as stints at Powerset, Veoh, and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. In this episode, we learn how Siqi leverages data to drive growth and build viral products, why the ability to build rapidly growing businesses failed to make Heyday stick, and how he applies these lessons to give super powers to everyday people. Learn more about Siqi Chen and Postmates! Follow Siqi on Twitter @blader. Siqi's favorite book: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Something Siqi spends too much money on that he doesn't regret: Travel & Food Siqi's favorite travel destination: Osaka, Japan Siqi's favorite restaurant (in the world): Saison