The FORT Podcast: Joe Du Bey
March 11, 2019
By: Abby Osvog
In Episode 16, Chris sits down with Joe Du Bey, Founder and CEO of Eden, a management solutions company based in San Francisco. They discuss the process of raising capital, finding investors, the life of a start-up CEO and more. They also discuss mentorship, learning, their favorite podcasts and social media.
Click here to listen to the podcast: Episode 16: Joe Du Bey – Founder and CEO of Eden
7:02 – How did you meet your co-founder?
9:24 – How does someone without a tech background find a great engineer?
11:00 – What did YC do for you?
18:14 – What did you decide to do with your first round of investment?
19:18 – Smart Startup Marketing
21:30 – How much has OKR helped you?
22:57 – How do venture capitalists encourage growth?
25:11 – What is the best advice you’ve received from one of your investors?
26:28 – Being the CEO of a Startup
31:46 – Determining the Best Metrics
32:33 – Starting a Technology Company Outside the Bay Area
35:06 – The Perfect Customer for Eden
37:27 – Biggest Office Problems
40:53 – The Future of Eden
44:27 – Joe’s Experience Raising Capital
46:45 – What does a good VC do for a startup?
50:23 – Pressures in the Startup World
52:00 – Mentorship, Learning, Podcasting, Social Media and Life Balance