E232 – Financing Your Future During A Down Market
George Arison is the Co-founder of Shift which is an online market place that’s disrupting the $1.4 Trillion used car industry. He is an immigrant from Eurasia, George moved from the United States as a teenager and become the first student from a Soviet Union to attend a private US High School. From there he went out and work for Google before going out and co-founded his first on-demand mobile transportation booking technology Taxi Magic which is now known as Curb, 2 years before Uber was even created. George loves when technology was able to solve day-to-day problems and he spent his career creating the space and possibilities for it to do so.
During the interview we discuss:
2:01 – George shares his story on how Taxi Magic was co-founded and how they developed the niche for it.
6:54 – What is Shift? What does it do and How big it is as a company today?
10:37 – What should businesses do moving forward as we face this crisis?
14:49 – We talked about how to position yourself for venture capital during or after the crisis?
18:29 – Things you need to do and consider if you want to raise money in this climate.
19:49 – What options should I look at during this downtime?
21:52 – Should I open a business during a recession?.
24:27 – George shares his favorite growth tool/software.
25:13 – He recommended one of his favorite book to us.
PLUS a whole lot more.
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