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If you aren’t familiar with Jesse Pujji, he co-founded Ampush, building it into one of the largest facebook marketing agencies. That company was acquired last year by Tinuity. Jesse also started GatewayX, a venture studio based in St Louis which has spun up a number of companies including GrowthAssistant, Unbloat and Kahani.
Jesse shares his experience across those companies and we dive into the business model of a venture studio. We also talk about Meta’s recently released Threads app, conscious leadership and the importance of coaching.
(02:13) Meeting Mark Zuckerberg
(05:41) Meta's new Threads app
(09:14) GatewayX and the Venture Studio model
(14:35) Key qualities of successful CEOs
(17:38) The Venture Studio role
(18:19) On finding product-market fit with Kahani
(22:25) Are Shopify plugins different from standard SaaS businesses?
(24:10) E-Commerce and performance marketing
(27:45) What to change in the venture world?
(29:46) What is it like to sell your business?
(33:20) Conscious leadership (coaching vs. therapy)
(39:35) How will AI change the digital advertising field?
(42:32) Lightning round
Guest Contact Info:
This podcast is brought to you by grwth.co. Grwth offers fractional CMOs, paired with best-in-class digital marketing execution to support early-stage startup success. With a focus on seed and series A companies, Grwth has helped a number of SaaS, digital health, and e-commerce startups build their go-to-market function and scale up.
To learn more and book a free consultation, go to grwth.co.
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