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Ep092 – Andrew Apostola (CEO – Portable) on hiring effectively

My guest for Episode 92 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Andrew Apostola, the Co-founder and CEO of Portable.

Portable is a digital innovation and design company that uses design and technology to help organisations transform the way in which they deliver services, particularly in the areas of justice, healthcare, education and government.

Prior to Portable, Andrew was based in New York where he co-founded a number of technology startups including co-founding Portable Shops, an e-commerce platform for fashion designers and retailers which was acquired by Big Commerce and Svbscription, a luxury shopping service connecting customers to personal shoppers across fashion, lifestyle and accessories. 

Alongside his role at Portable, Andrew is also the Managing Director of Arnsdorf, a modern womenswear retailer redefining online commerce in Australia.

We covered a lot of ground and topics in this interview including:
– Surviving through bootstrapping
– Developing effective hiring processes
– How to sell to government & enterprises
– The difference between selling to B2B vs B2C audiences

This podcast was produced by the awesome team at Playbook Media. If you would like to launch your own personal or business podcast, say hello to Rohit@playbookmedia.com.au

Show notes:
Simon Goodrich
Data Driven Design
Hacking the bureaucracy (Report)
Steve Blank
Svbscription
Arnsdorf
– Portable Shops
Portable
BigCommerce
Marc Goldenfein
Leni Mayo

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Music: Joakim Karud – Dreams

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