E1113 The Next Unicorns E19: Loom CEO Joe Thomas is building video for work, shares insights on creating new behaviors, support as a competitive advantage & more

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Show notes:
0:00 Start
0:59 Jason intros Joe Thomas
5:46 Comparing San Francisco pre & post-pandemic, how Loom’s adaptable culture allowed for a transition to remote
11:46 Embroker – Get 10% off by using code TWIST at https://embroker.com/twist
13:53 What is Loom? What is important when creating a new behavior in the workplace?
19:19 Growing from shelter-in-place & remote work – have they kept up the pace?
24:55 LinkedIn Jobs – Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/unicorn
26:46 Getting an investment from Coatue’s early-stage fund, answering the “defensibility” question
31:52 Growing via product virality as opposed to paid marketing, importance of a best-in-class product
37:25 Gusto – Get three months free when you run your first payroll at https://www.gusto.com/twist
38:51 Getting Instagram founders Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger to invest
41:03 Raising a Series B+ opportunistically after COVID hit, raising a round fully remote
45:46 Matt Mazzeo & Coatue’s post-investment Zoom dinner with Joe & the Loom team, understanding Michael Jordan’s approach
52:42 Excerpts from Joe’s Execute: taking your role as CEO & leading from the front, support as a competitive advantage, avoiding imposter syndrome
1:02:18 Managing high-performing executives as a young CEO, showing gratitude
1:07:11 Hiring at Loom, building around an NBA player for the next 7 years

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