With 15 years in the technology and transportation industries, Dan Lewis is cofounder and CEO of Convoy, a Seattle startup that is reinventing trucking with on-demand services for local and regional shippers and carriers. Convoy is backed by a group of notable industry and technology leaders, and recently raised a $16M round led by Greylock partners.View Details
Steve is CEO of ReachNow, car sharing and more from BMW headquartered in Seattle, WA. He is a 20-year technology industry veteran who has lead teams to build and market digital products and services used by millions worldwide. He has held senior leadership roles at premier technology companies like Sony, Microsoft, Paramount Pictures (Screenlife), Rightside and RealNetworks.View Details
It happens at the end of even the best sales pitch — it went well and your customer totally understands the problem. You have even gotten them nodding along, asking to join the Beta. You move in to close the sale, and what are you left with? An email address.
It has been 26 months since I sent a fairly random email to the founder of Startup Grind, Derek Anderson, letting him know that I wanted to help out in Seattle (@seattlegrind). Since then the Seattle chapter has had 23 events, over 1,600 attendees and recorded 20+ hours of video of the fireside chats, from the likes of Dan Levitan, Liz Pearce, Robert Scoble, Matt Erhlichman, Adam Tratt and Michelle Goldberg. It has been great for me to be able to talk with these people and get answers to questions that many startup founders are scratching their head over.