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Hack To Start
Episode 59

Travis Truett

I work a lot and travel some.

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Travis Truett is the co-founder and CEO of Ambition, a more effective way to manage employee ramp, productivity, and retention. Travis joins us to share his story, what lead him to becoming an entrepreneur, how Ambition got into Y Combinator, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Travis.
  • Learn more about how Travis and his cofounders launched and grew Ambition.
  • How Ambition is reinventing sales performance & productivity software.
  • How Ambition got into Y Combinator.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Travis Truett is the co-founder and CEO of Ambition, a more effective way to manage employee ramp, productivity, and retention.

Travis joins us to share his story, what lead him to becoming an entrepreneur, how Ambition got into Y Combinator, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Travis got into startups & entrepreneurship.
  • How Travis and his cofounders launched their first business.
  • How Ambition got into Y Combinator and what the experience was like.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:33
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

4:41
What was your first job out of school? What lead you to launching your own company?

10:30
So you’re currently the co-founder and CEO of Ambition. For those who might not know, what is Ambition and what motivated you to start it?

15:47
Ambition was part of the YC Winter 2014 cohort. What was the admission process like for you guys and what were some of the biggest impacts of going through it?

23:00
Ambition has raised funding from YC, Google Ventures, and Redpoint ventures among others - what was this process like for you? Any tips to share about fundraising in this space?

26:50
What’s your role as CEO like day-to-day?

29:43
What are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded?

32:14
Have you read anything interesting lately?

34:10
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Travis on Twitter
Ambition on Twitter
Ambition on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, & Books

Evernote
Spotify
WeFunkRadio
Google Sky Map
Hacker News
theCHIVE
Quora
LinkedIn
Venmo
Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire Action

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