This week on the Driven & Co. podcast, host Justin Gray welcomes Beatrice Fischel-Bock to the show. Beatrice is the co-founder and CEO of Hutch, the home decor tool that mixes 3D technology with online shopping to let you virtually decorate your space.
During this podcast, Justin and Bea discuss starting a company while still in college, appearing on Shark Tank, raising funds (including from Tinder’s Sean Rad and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund), and taking funding.
“We are tackling the frustrating experience of finding the furniture you like, understanding how much you should be spending and understanding how it will look in your particular space,” Bea said. “It’s kind of like having a fitting room for your clothing, but your fitting room is our screen with your room and the new pieces of furniture in it.”
Other highlights from the episode include:
- The skill set a CEO needs to orchestrate forward momentum within their company
- How to find balance among multiple co-founders with different strengths
- The importance of R&D, and focusing on the customer experience
- The realities of raising funds, and staying open to feedback from investors and mentors
- Defining top talent, and strategically adding A-players to your team
Plus, listen to other stories from badass entrepreneurs here.
Meet Justin Gray
Justin is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest revenue operations agency having implemented over half of the Marketo user base. Justin has made a career of launching successful companies and scaling them, with successful exits of over 200MM+ in the last decade. Justin’s latest endeavor launched in 2016 when he co-founded Six Bricks an online learning startup designed to combat employee and customer churn through experience-based education. Over the past 10 years, Justin has emerged as a strong voice for entrepreneurship, marketing and culture. As a recognized speaker, Justin has been published over 350 times in industry publications and holds his own column, Tribal Knowledge in Inc., while writing for Entrepreneur, Tech Crunch and others. Justin and his wife Jennifer met over marketing and three years later welcomed their son, Grayson, into the world in April of 2017.