The Demand Efficiency Podcast

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Prolific entrepreneur and investor, Arjun Sethi on overcoming the challenges of scale

In this episode, Elias Rubel is joined by Arjun Sethi, co-founder at Tribe. Tribe Capital is a venture capital firm launched by a trio of former Social Capital. Some of their previous select investments include Digital Currency Group, Intercom, Slack, Relativity, Carta, Cover, Invenia, Front, Cloud Kitchens and many more. He is an entrepreneur who learns and adapts quickly. In this episode he shares lessons learned along the way.

Episode Outline

[04:39] Arjun’s background

[07:16] How grew up here in the Valley and a lot of my family was coming from all over the world

[10:13] How to judge whether it is math question vs communications question

[12:04] The journey into the SaaS business

[16:34] The process of seizing fabulous opportunity right now

[16:35] You only need to have a hundred customers and then you can scale something

[19:22] The challenge of scaling your first company

[27:04] Starting a company is hard. Finding the customers to pay you as hard

[30:18] His thoughts on the evolution of tech


Arjun's Inspirations:

Ryan Breslow

Marc Andreessen

Peter Thiel


Connect with Arjun

Twitter

LinkedIn

Episode Outline

[01:10] How Backblaze accomplishes 90% inbound

[06:00] The unconventional ways Ahin drove growth at Backblaze

[09:23] The challenges of content marketing

[12:27] Campaigns that did not pan out and what Ahin learned from them

[16:23] The importance of having a unique view of value to share

[19:20] How learning the mechanics of collaborative databases benefited Ahin’s career

[20:35] Why Ahin thinks professional wrestling is America’s most important art form and purest form of storytelling we have


Ahin’s Inspirations

Pat Connolly

Vincent Kennedy Mcmahon


Connect with Ahin

LinkedIn

Website

Twitter

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