12 Years Building Moz: What I'd Change, Keep the Same, & Don't Yet Know
Creating a startup is filled with regret, with joy, with pain, and hopefully someday, with success. In this presentation, Rand will talk about how Moz, a company that started as a personal blog while he was deeply in debt, evolved into a $40mm+ revenue/year software business. This talk won't pull punches or hide the truth, but rather will be an unvarnished, transparent look inside the hardest and rarely-talked-about aspects of building a company.
Rand Fishkin , SparkToro
In 2004, I co-founded the SEO software company, Moz, where I served as CEO until 2014. In 2018, I left and founded SparkToro, a software and data company focused on helping people understand how and where to reach their target audiences. I'm also the author of Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World (2018) and a frequent keynote speaker on marketing and entrepreneurship topics around the world. In my spare time, I mostly like to hang out with my wife, Geraldine, and eat pasta.