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➡️ About The Guest
Russ Heddleston is the Co-Founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. He sold DocSend to Dropbox for $165M in 2021. He holds an MBA from Harvard and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford.
➡️ Talking Points
00:00 - Intro
01:02 - Russ Heddleston’s Origin Story
06:09 - Why Russ Decided To Start His Own Business?
10:06 - How Did Russ Get The Idea To Start A Business?
17:07 - How Does Russ Research For Product Market Fit?
23:34 - What Was The Main Focus When Russ Was Building Docsend?
26:48 - How Case Studies Can Help In Growing The Business?
30:20 - What Are Russ’s Fundraising Strategies For His Business?
38:24 - Advice For Founders When They Start Searching For Investors?
42:18 - What Are The Best Practices For Fundraising?
49:03 - Where Can People Connect With Russ?
49:44 - What Was The Biggest Challenge Of Russ Heddleston’s Career And How Does He Overcome It?
50:55 - What Would Russ Tell His 20-Year-Old Self?
51:36 - A Book Or A Podcast Recommended By Russ?
52:20 - Who Is Russ’s Mentor?
53:24 - What Does Success Mean To Russ?
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