Own The Entire Space – FanXchange CEO on B2C Customer Acquisition (Part II)

Toronto: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, FanXchange CEO & Founder Brandon Koffler, shared his views on the challenges of acquiring customers in the B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Koffler talks about how small B2C companies can compete with large players in the marketplace. “Shifting from pure-play B2C to B2B2C was our way of differentiating ourselves from major B2C giants” –  Brandon Koffler, CEO & Founder, FanXchange After talking about how B2C companies are focusing on selling…

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Omni-Channel Beats E-Commerce – Mike Gettis on B2C retail (Part II)

Toronto: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Endy CEO Mike Gettis, shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Gettis talks about focusing and owning one channel to compete with major giants. “It’s about focus and having a sharp point which will penetrate better, rather than trying to use battering ram.”- Mike Gettis, Founder and CEO, Endy. After explaining why an omni-channel vertical e-commerce model is a winning strategy (read…

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Making People Love Dentists More Than Netflix (Part II)

Toronto: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder of Opencare, shared his views on the long and short-term challenges of acquiring customers in B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Bratkovski talks about how small companies can compete with large incumbents like Facebook and Google. “An opportunity for small companies to compete with big players is by curating a unique, vetted supply and delivering access to this unique supply.” – Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder,…

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Be an Anti-Entrepreneur – VarageSale CEO on B2C Marketplaces (Part III)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Andrew Sider, CEO of VarageSale, shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 3 of this 3 part series, Sider shares his hard-earned lessons for new startups. “Think hard about why users have to care 10 times more about you than the next best alternative.” – Andrew Sider, CEO, VarageSale. Following his insights about reducing friction in the marketplace (Part I) and his strategy of thinking big and starting…

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Own The Entire Space – FanXchange CEO on B2C Customer Acquisition (Part I)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Brandon Koffler, Co-Founder & CEO, FanXchange, shared his views on the challenges of acquiring customers in the B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Koffler talks about how B2C companies are focusing on selling more than one product/service. “Today, it’s more about targeting ancillary revenue options and trying to own the entire business space as opposed to just selling one product.” – Brandon Koffler, Co-Founder & CEO, FanXchange FanXchange is an online…

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Omni-Channel Beats E-Commerce – Mike Gettis on B2C retail (Part I)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Endy’s Founder & CEO Mike Gettis shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Gettis talks about how retail is still an important channel for a few industries, despite the dominance of e-commerce. “I don’t think just because Sears is going down, retail is dying. Trees don’t touch the sky, but they don’t fall into the pit either.” – Mike Gettis, Founder &…

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Making People Love Dentists More Than Netflix (Part I)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder of Opencare, shared his views on the short and long-term challenges of acquiring customers in B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Bratkovski talks about how customer expectations are changing and the costs of brand building. “Building a consumer brand or online brand today is getting extremely expensive.” – Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO, Opencare. Opencare is a digital dental healthcare concierge service with offices in Chicago, San Francisco…

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Be an Anti-Entrepreneur – VarageSale CEO on B2C Marketplaces (Part II)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Andrew Sider, CEO of VarageSale, shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Sider shares his views on how to survive in the B2C world with incumbents like Facebook and Google. “Think big, start really small. It’s anti-entrepreneur to do. It’s not in our DNA. But we have to force ourselves to do this. Think really hard about who you are serving, why…

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Relativity: Supporting Its Employees And Staying At The Cutting Edge

While many tech companies are eager to tout their ping pong tournaments and social scenes, few also round out those offerings with robust opportunities for employees to grow and thrive both personally and professionally. Relativity, the world’s leading e-discovery company, does just that. Founded in 2001, and formerly known as “kCura,” Relativity’s mission is to help organizations “organize data, discover the truth, and act on it.” Their e-discovery platform enables users to sort through massive amounts of data during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects and boasts more than 13,000…

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Be an Anti-Entrepreneur – VarageSale CEO on B2C Marketplaces (Part I)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Andrew Sider, CEO of VarageSale, shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Sider talks about the importance of reducing friction, fast shipping, and apps. “Think big, start really small. It’s anti-entrepreneur to do. It’s not in our DNA. But we have to force ourselves to do this. Think really hard about who you are serving, why users care.” – Andrew Sider, CEO,…

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