“Set Out to Build a Unicorn”
Interview with Everyware CEO & Co-Founder Larry Talley.
Think about how easy it is to send a text message compared to making a phone call or sending a letter via snail mail. Well, what if text messages could be used by consumers to pay bills or companies to converse with customers who owe money? That’s precisely the use case addressed by startup Everyware. Using technology originally developed to help hotels and resorts communicate with travelers, Everyware is now making bill-paying as simple as sending a text message.
Everyware founder and CEO Larry Talley joined the Silicon Valley Momentum Podcast this week to speak with Roland Siebelink. The two discussed Everyware’s origins, the startup’s ambitions, and everything in between:
- Why targeting ISVs was Everyware’s ticket into different verticals.
- How Everyware was able to create a win-win proposition for potential partners.
- Everyware’s key to competing with internal IT departments and convincing dev teams to give up control.
- The impact of Everyware’s goal of being a unicorn has on its fundraising needs.
- Why Larry prefers to stay away from hiring people who have worked for a big corporation.
We will be sharing below the full transcript of Roland’s conversation with Everyware CEO & Co-Founder Larry Talley.
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