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Just Go Grind

Sep 26, 2020

Jordi Hays is the Co-Founder & CEO of Likewise, the end-to-end platform to find and work with the world's best creatives.

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Some of the Topics Covered by Jordi Hays in this Episode

  • How Jordi decided to start Likewise and focus on the needs of eCommerce companies
  • The pain point of accessing creative talent
  • The initial version of Likewise and bootstrapping for the first 6 months
  • Growing 100% MoM, multiple months in a row
  • The business model and pricing behind Likewise
  • Getting their first freelancer to earn $100,000 through the platform in their first 6 months
  • The customer acquisition strategy of Likewise
  • Hitting a $1M run rate without any outbound sales or marketing
  • How Jordi decided to raise outside capital for Likewise
  • The importance of founder-market fit
  • Closing a pre-seed round of funding during the global pandemic
  • Equity splits and founder agreements
  • The brand experience when working with Likewise
  • How Jordi is looking at which creators to bring on the Likewise platform
  • Use of funds for the pre-seed round of funding for Likewise
  • The evolution of Co-Founder roles for Jordi and Matt
  • Jordi's book suggestion
  • What Jordi's day-to-day looks like in the time of COVID

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