E1116: Cabana CEO Scott Kubly is building a fleet of hotels-on-wheels, shares insights on scaling an asset-heavy business, providing unique & flexible experiences to customers & more

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Show notes:
0:51 Jason intros Cabana CEO Scott Kubly
3:22 What is the origin of Cabana? What is the 1.0 version of the van?
8:16 Cabana’s water system
10:45 Silicon Valley Bank – For over 35 years SVB has helped thousands of tech and life science companies plan for the future. Learn more at https://SVB.com/next
11:51 Pricing, average rental length, restrictions around parking in cities, use cases
17:01 Who is the early customer?
22:30 MainStreet – Startups: you’re owed over $50,000 by the IRS, get it back at https://mainstreet.us/twist
24:07 Challenges of asset-heavy businesses
29:58 Lessons from working at Lime, what Scott likes about his business
34:06 Masterworks – Skip the 5000+ person waitlist by going to https://i.masterworks.io/twist
36:19 Launching California cities in the late fall, creating a concierge service & pop-up hotels with fleets of Cabana vans
40:18 Creating an XL version for family road trips
41:52 Scaling Cabana
46:27 What milestones will Cabana need to hit for Scott to know it’s a success? What are they hiring for?
49:25 Jason’s issues with expensive modern hotels

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