Highlighting the startups changing our daily lives from the perspective of the founders. Hosted by Damir Becirovic from Index Ventures. All podcasts are recorded live on Chalk. To join future episodes, sign up here: https://chalkapp.com/dailyconsumer
Ep 4: Ryan Hudson, Co-Founder at Honey
Are you interested in the evolution of how we buy products online? In this episode, we're joined by Ryan Hudson, the co-founder of Honey. Honey is an application that streamlines how consumers find coupons and discounts when making purchases online and is playing a growing role in how consumers discover things to buy. We talk about the atypical journey to building a product used by nearly 20m users, broader trends within ecommerce, as well the decision to sell Honey to PayPal for $4bn in 2019.
Ep 3: Jeremy Cai, Founder and CEO at Italic
Have you ever wondered why brands mark up the price of items so much over what they pay manufacturers? On this episode, we dive into the world of ecommerce and Italic's innovative membership based business model. Jeremy Cai, the CEO and founder, shares how his C2M approach results in premium products at astoundingly low prices. You'll learn how he came up with the idea and how his earlier startup experience gave him clarity on what kind of company he wanted to build.
Ep 2: Josh Browder, Co-Founder and CEO at Donotpay
Have you ever been frustrated by an unfair parking ticket or an unexpected charge from an airline for something out of your control? On this episode, we explore the growing opportunity around consumer protection and Donotpay's unique set of services to automate how consumers can protect themselves from unfair practices by corporations. We'll also learn about Josh Browder, a dropout from Stanford and Thiel Fellow who is on a mission to put a lawyer in every consumer's pocket.
Ep 1: Joe Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO at Loom
Loom is a video-based communication tool that is spreading like wildfire in our new remote-work driven world. On this episode, we dive into the winding history of the product that became Loom. We also learn about Joe Thomas, the CEO and co-founder, who shares how his passion for product emerged and how he uses his own product to manage the company. A big welcome to Joe Thomas.