about this episode
1:51 – Jason introduces the guest on this episode, Allie Janoch. Allie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mapistry. Allie explains what difficulties and challenges she had in raising money for the product. Jason inquires about how Allie entered the world of Environmental Compliance.
4:04 – What is the problem that Mapistry solves? Allie explains the rapid change in rules and requirements that need to be met by manufacturers and industrial companies, and how the software she developed helps the corporation gain more access to these changes, and be held accountable to their environmental responsibilities
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12:26 – Allie shares more about her husband/co-founder, and what made him a great co-founder. Allie addresses her take on whether co-founding with a partner or significant other is a red flag or not.
15:43 – Allie shares how she identified the problems that Mapistry now solves. Through asking her partner – Ryan, what problems he faced in his workplace, she started to inquire about these issues and eventually started tackling them full time.
17:20 – Jason asks Allie what her tips for breaking through objection with investors are, and how she finally broke through herself.
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23:20 – Allie shares what led her to stick with Jason Lemkin, as an investor in Mapistry. Allie read and found Jason’s work extremely helpful long before meeting him. Many common objections that investors have were immediately dismissed upon their first meeting.
25:39 – Allie and Jason demo the product!
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35:22 – Allie answers the question: How do you acquire new customers?
42:05 – Allie speaks about her time as a student at Berkeley, studying computer science, as well as setting up shop near Berkeley.
44:06 – Jason enquires about the integrity behind the President’s claims to make intense changes at the EPA.
49:31 – Allie and Jason discuss China and India’s role in creating mass pollution, and if any progress towards combating pollution is taking place.
1:00:00 – Closing Remarks