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Listen Carefully to Your Customers—but Don’t Build What They Ask For CEO and Co-founder Rajiv Ayyangar

Listen Carefully to Your Customers—but Don’t Build What They Ask For

CEO and Co-founder Rajiv Ayyangar

Not every startup has to be problem-first or technology-first. Tandem CEO and co-founder Rajiv Ayyangar thinks that a team-first startup is the best way to go. Rajiv shares everything Tandem has gained from its team-first mentality with Roland Siebelink on this week’s episode of the Midstage Startup Momentum Podcast. [Read More]


The World is Always Rooting for a New Hero Fortanix CEO and Co-founder Ambuj Kumar

The World is Always Rooting for a New Hero

Fortanix CEO and Co-founder Ambuj Kumar

It’s always good for startups to get constructive criticism from customers while trying to build a helpful product. But how can startup leaders get feedback that’s useful? Learn how Fortanix CEO and co-founder Ambuj Kumar is able to distinguish between good feedback and bad feedback on the latest episode of the Midstage Startup Momentum Podcast with Roland Siebelink. [Read More]


Success Is Not Making the Same Mistakes Again AavGo CEO and Founder Mrunal Desai

Success Is Not Making the Same Mistakes Again

AavGo CEO and Founder Mrunal Desai

For startups that need to form partnerships to get off the ground, it’s not always clear what founders should be looking for in partnerships. Mrunal Desai, the CEO and founder of AavGo, learned the hard way what makes a good partner. Listen to his story on this week’s episode of the Midstage Startup Momentum Podcast with Roland Siebelink. [Read More]


How to Create a Product That Enterprises Love Impress.AI co-founder and CEO Sudh Ahuja

How to Create a Product That Enterprises Love

Impress.AI co-founder and CEO Sudh Ahuja

We can all agree that trust is essential when trying to sell to enterprise clients? But how exactly do you build that trust? Impress.AI CEO and co-founder Sudh Ahuja shares the tools that his startup has used to build trust with clients on the latest episode of the Midstage Startup Momentum Podcast with Roland Siebelink. [Read More]


Be The Devil that Enterprises Know Tydy CEO & Cofounder Kiran Menon

Be The Devil that Enterprises Know

Tydy CEO & Cofounder Kiran Menon

It should be a given that selling a product to enterprise clients is different from selling to SMBs. But how can your startup make its product more appealing to enterprise clients? Tydy CEO and co-founder Kiran Menon offers his tips to make a product more appealing for enterprise on the latest episode of the Midstage Startup Momentum Podcast with Roland Siebelink. [Read More]


The Best Financing Comes From Your Own Clients MediQuo CEO and Cofounder Bruno Cuevas

The Best Financing Comes From Your Own Clients

MediQuo CEO and Cofounder Bruno Cuevas

Is your startup underestimating the value of building trust among your core customers? MediQuo co-founder and CEO Bruno Cuevas shares how his startup gained trust in the market and the benefits that resulted from it on this week’s Midstage Startup Momentum Podcast with Roland Siebelink. [Read More]


Stay Really Close to Your Customers IriusRisk CEO and Cofounder Stephen de Vries

Stay Really Close to Your Customers

IriusRisk CEO and Cofounder Stephen de Vries

Most startups will agree that it’s important to remain close to customers, especially in the beginning. But what’s the best strategy for doing that? IriusRisk CEO and co-founder Stephen de Vries explains to Roland Siebelink how his startup stays connected to its customers on this week’s episode of the Midstage Startup Momentum Podcast. [Read More]


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