Lauren Hall

If you’ve ever taken, or thought of taking, a leap of faith into the unknown in business or in life, this episode is a must-listen. Lauren Hall is a technology entrepreneur who has built 5 companies to exit and is now on her way to building a $1bn unicorn as CEO and founder of iVvy, an online event organizing platform. We talk tech innovation, scaling, pivots and why successful entrepreneurs thrive on change and adversity.

Show Notes

Lauren Hall is a technology entrepreneur who has built 5 companies to successful exit and is now on her way to building a $1bn unicorn.

She is as CEO and founder of iVvy, the multi-award winning online event organizing platform and SaaS technology company disrupting a fragmented and disorganized space with enterprise solutions for the events and hospitality industries.

When a family tragedy coincided with the painful realization that the technology she had built couldn’t scale, she made a tough decision. She turned down $10m in funding from the South African government to relocate to Australia where she knew she could protect her family – and she began building iVvy from scratch.

We talk technology innovation, finding and building the right team, how to scale, and why successful entrepreneurs thrive on change, pivots and adversity.

This episode is jam-packed with practical tips on hiring and team building, sales and how to understand your customers, and how to break through self-imposed limiting beliefs.

What you’ll learn on this episode:

  • How to Hire: Put character first and hire your weaknesses. Learn how Lauren “went undercover” for six months to study her co-founder before she brought him in.
  • How to Raise Money: Lauren has raised money for multiple startups and she shares the inside skinny on what to do, how to do it and when to do it.
  • Why You Should Never Give Up: “Many people throw in the towel when they are moments away from success because the challenge seems insurmountable. Never give up – you never know how close you are to achieving your goals.”
  • How To Be Prepared: Know everything you can about your product, your industry, your competitors, your potential clients, and your potential investors. Identify his or her “hotspots” and articulate how your solution delivers better than anyone else.

And more!

Read the full transcript here:

132 Building a $1bn Unicorn

More about iVvy here:

How to Find Lauren on Social Media:

Follow Lauren on Twitter @ivvybuzz and @LarenHallCEO

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