Ever wanted to know what kind of courage it takes to start and run a successful business during a recession or crisis?
Stevan Premutico is the founder of hospitality tech startup Dimmi (now The Fork) back in 2009 during the Global Financial Crisis which was acquired in 2015 for $25m. He then founded me&u, another hospitality tech company, which has secured $11m from investors, and successfully pivoted during COVID-19 downturns in the hopitality sector.
If you, like me, love a good never-back-down, against-all-odds entrepreneurship story of resilience and innovation, this is the one to listen to. Check it out!
02:57 - The motivation behind becoming Unstoppable
07:20 - Capital Raising 101: How to grab investors, the process of creating a pitch, and understanding why investors invest
13:01 - The challenges of starting a business
24:05 - Pivoting a business during COVID-19 (me&u)
32:22 - Developing resilience in childhood
44:04 - The importance of obsession and naivety in the entrepreneur journey
49:05 - Top 3 routines & good habits every entrepreneur needs
52:39 - What makes a good leader?
57:58 - The importance of values in relationships and business
1:02:50 - Stevan's mantra in life