39 min

Patrick O'Donnell, founder of Urbanspoon: $50 million sale to Zomato Startup Exits

    • Business

Launched on the day the App Store opened, Urbanspoon was one of the most iconic apps created in the early iPhone era. Having been through a few exits already, Patrick co-founded and helped to grow Urbanspoon to millions of users and a successful acquisition by IAC and Zomato.



On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, we chat with Patrick about:

• Early days of Urbanspoon

• Startups & family: work-life balance

• How Urbanspoon was featured in Apple’s commercial

• Innovative UX or gimmick?

• Scaling a product in a paradigm shift

• Acquisition transition: founder vs employee experience

• Patrick’s new company, FreshChalk

• How do you productize personal recommendations?

• The future of word-of-mouth



Patrick is currently taking on Yelp with his new friend recommendation startup, Fresh Chalk.



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Launched on the day the App Store opened, Urbanspoon was one of the most iconic apps created in the early iPhone era. Having been through a few exits already, Patrick co-founded and helped to grow Urbanspoon to millions of users and a successful acquisition by IAC and Zomato.



On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, we chat with Patrick about:

• Early days of Urbanspoon

• Startups & family: work-life balance

• How Urbanspoon was featured in Apple’s commercial

• Innovative UX or gimmick?

• Scaling a product in a paradigm shift

• Acquisition transition: founder vs employee experience

• Patrick’s new company, FreshChalk

• How do you productize personal recommendations?

• The future of word-of-mouth



Patrick is currently taking on Yelp with his new friend recommendation startup, Fresh Chalk.



Startup Exits is brought to you by StartupSoft. New episodes every month, subscribe for more.

39 min

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