Scaling Sojern From $0 To $150M a Year | Conversation with Chad Reelfs

June 17, 2021, 11:00 PM UTC – June 18, 2021, 2:00 AM UTC

Chad Reelfs was one of the original team that started Sojern and grew the company to $150M in revenue a year. Now he is an investor and advisor for I See It Ventures Business Accelerator. In this Fireside Chat, Chad will share some of the sales insights from growing Sojern's revenue and share more about I See It Ventures, the Granary District Project, and Ralson's Qualified Opportunity Zone.

About this event

Sojern grew from Omaha, Nebraska to be a global company valued at $350 million by 2018. The company originally launched with a boarding pass advertisement product and data partnership, later pivoting to connecting with travelers as they search and book their trips online. Today Sojern's global coverage includes offices in Omaha, San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Dubai, and Singapore. Gordon Whitten, Sojern's founder who started the company from a literal napkin idea, now runs I See It Venture alongside some of his original Sojern team.

Speaker: Chad Reelfs - Investor and Advisor for I See It Ventures Business Accelerator and Granary District Real Estate Project in Ralston's Qualified Opportunity Zone.

Chad helped start Sojern with Gordon Whitten in 2007 and worked for him at Intuit. Chad has personally closed and grown millions of dollars in revenue each year, while consistently hitting and exceeding multimillion-dollar sales quotas. He helped build and scale Sojern to a $350M valuation in 2019. He has been a part of building and scaling several $100M businesses. Chad is working with investors and helping to scale our I See It Ventures accelerator companies.

Where: I See It Ventures, 7305 Main St, Ralston, NE 68127

When: June 17th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM CDT

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June 17 – 18, 2021
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC

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11:00 PMCheck-in and Open Networking
11:15 PMFireside Chat with Speaker
11:45 PMQ&A with Speaker