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Episode Description

Scott Kacyn, Co founder and CTO of Hunt Club, joins the show to talk about:

  • Hunt Club's process of finding PM fit, startup life before and after raising $40M, and creating the category of Network Relationship Management in the process.
  • The impact that generative AI will have on the hiring space.
  • How Scott is using Copilot to support his engineering team in building Hunt Club
  • Creating a startup in Chicago, Jay Cutler love, and the outlook on the Chicago Bears in 2023.

Episode Transcript

Scott Kacyn

Co founder and CTO of Hunt Club

Scott Kacyn is the Co-Founder and CTO at Hunt Club. Scott previously worked at New Coast Ventures, Intuit, and Advantage Love Foundation.

Scott has always had a passion for technology and its potential to change the world. This led him to pursue a career in product management and marketing. Scott began their career at Intuit, where they were involved in the company's intensive 2-year leadership training rotational program. During their time at Intuit, Scott drove the design and implementation of a new signup process for QuickBooks Connect, which led to a 200% increase in customer acquisition. Scott also led the go-to-market strategy for QuickBooks' first Android application, developed the business case for Intuit Health Group's iPad Check-In application, and led the development of Intuit Financial Service's Remote Deposit Capture product (iOS and Android).

In 2012, Scott founded Advantage Love Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to families affected by cancer. As Founder and President, Scott was responsible for developing and executing the organization's fundraising strategy. Scott also created and managed all of the organization's social media accounts. In just two years, Scott helped raise over $100,000 for families affected by cancer.

In 2014, Scott co-founded Hunt Club, a mobile app that helps people connect with hunting guides and outfitters. As CTO, Scott is responsible for leading the technical team and ensuring that the app meets the needs of hunters and guides. Scott is also responsible for developing the company's marketing strategy. Under Scott's leadership, Hunt Club has become one of the most popular hunting apps on the market.