In this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show our host Alex Theuma is joined by Alex David, co-founder & COO of Corrily, to share their YC story and how they won the SaaStock USA Global Pitch Competition earlier this year.
There’s a lot of survivor bias in the startup world – like you don’t really hear about the founders who have failed, you hear about the ones who are successful so you compare yourself to them and you’re like “well I’m not that”. And so I think, that I hesitated to go into that space for a long time because of it, but you know, maybe that was fine because I learned a lot in my career and by having held off I bring a lot more experience to the table than I otherwise would have. Part of why we are having the success that we have is that none of us are college dropouts or first few years in our careers – all of us have had careers, and we’re kind of bringing that weight to the table of you know 10ish+ years of work experience and really bringing that to the forefront of what we’re doing.
- His YC experience
- The benefits of their ‘follow the sun’ model
- From starting as an awareness play to finishing as the Global Pitch Competition winner
- The value in getting honest, real feedback from the judges
- The immediate introductions made after winning the competition, including to one of the managing partners at Sapphire Ventures
- His advice on building the right team early on
- The biggest monetisation mistake SaaS companies are making
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