In episode 267, Jon Nordmark, CEO of Iterate.ai, shares the transformative journey from eBags to Iterate.ai. The narrative unfolds the challenges faced at eBags, where a strategic pivot to profitability involved cutting marketing expenses by 81%. The episode delves into the dynamics of eBags' exit, the impact of venture funding, and the eventual acquisition by Samsonite.
The transition to Iterate.ai is explored, highlighting the inspiration drawn from eBags' experimentation with new technologies. Jon details the company's focus on addressing customer needs, as evidenced by the creation of the low-code AI platform, Interplay. Unlike eBags, Iterate.ai prioritizes patient, customer-driven growth over rapid expansion.
Throughout the discussion, Jon contrasts the experiences of both ventures, emphasizing the importance of strategic planning, responding to customer needs, and maintaining a genuine focus on product development.
00:23 The Journey of eBags: From Burning Cash to Profitability
02:05 The Exit of eBags and Its Aftermath
05:34 Transition into the AI Scene with Iterate.ai
07:38 The Evolution and Success of Iterate.ai
10:30 Advice for New Entrepreneurs
13:30 Contact Iterate.ai
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