On the aSaaSins 'Money Morning Quarterback' segment, our hosts Justin Vandehey and special guest host Chris Yeh break down the companies that raised their Seed, Series A, or Series B round of funding the prior week.
This week, Justin and Chris play 'Money Morning Quarterback' with Boulevard, a platform that helps appointment based businesses (like Spas and Salons) streamline their operations, and Ben, an employee benefits and rewards platform. They unpack Boulevard's $70M Series C and Ben's $16M Series A.
Chris Yeh is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman, of Blitzscaling, the book that explains how to build world-changing companies like Amazon, Alibaba, and Airbnb in record time.
A writer, investor, and entrepreneur, Chris has had a ringside seat in the world of startups and scaleups since 1995. His books help founders, venture capitalists, corporate leaders, policymakers, and everyday people better understand how the internet has changed the way we work together to build amazing organizations.
Hundreds of companies, from garage-dwelling startups to Fortune 50 titans have tapped his knowledge and insights to accelerate and transform their businesses.
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"There are people who are really good at doing things that you don't love to do. You only get to live once. So focus on what you love to do."