Sramana Mitra: Let’s talk about how you got the company off the ground. What were the first few steps? What was the concept, genesis, and the concept of validation?
Yuval Rooz: Not only was this a very nascent technology, but it was also associated with cryptocurrency and Blockchain. There was also some negativity in the early days associated with the technology. The early days were hard in the sense that having conversations with potential clients was a challenge.>>>
Diego Gomes, CEO of Rock Content, has built a terrific content marketing company from Brazil. He bootstrapped first, raised money later, and has recently acquired a sizable US company to scale. Excellent story!
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the beginning of your journey. Tell me about your background. Where are you from? Where were you raised?
Diego Gomes: I am from Brazil. I lived most of my life in Belo Horizonte. I started our company Rock Content around seven years ago with two co-founders, Edmar Ferreira and Vitor Pecanha.
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During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Roman Kikta, Managing Partner and Founder, Mobility Ventures. Roman discussed his firm’s investment thesis.
As for entrepreneur pitches, this week we had Aditya Vikram from New Delhi, India, pitching MysteryMonks, a video production service that has nuances of a marketplace, but is a managed service.
Next up, Sabeer Nelli from Tyler, Texas, pitched Online CheckWriter, a competitor to Bill.com that is projecting $5M in ARR for 2020, and expects $15-20M in 2021.
Sramana Mitra: You went straight to legal again?
Eric Elfman: It was about who we knew. Not only did we go back to legal but we also ended up configuring a solution for the same problem that our first company addressed. We realized that despite our last company being one of the dominant players in the space, the technology was 15 years old.>>>
Yuval Rooz: I landed at DRW, a trading company based out of Chicago. I quickly fell in love with the company because it was an entrepreneurial company. The owner, Don Wilson, allowed the employees to explore new ideas as long as those ideas were aligned with what the company does. I enjoyed that environment.>>>
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