StartupGrind Boston Fireside chat with David Friedman (CEO of Knox Financial)

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StartupGrind Boston presents David Fiedman, the CEO of Knox Financial who is revolutionizing the way we earn passive income from our homes. David is a serial entrepreneur and dives into how he was able to learn from his first success (Boston Logic) to Build his newest venture:

Questions from the David Friedman event:

1. 0:01:54 Can you give us an introduction to what Knox is?

2. 0:03:09 What led you to seeing the opportunity in this space?

3. 0:06:04 Are all the services under the Knox umbrella?

4. 0:07:27 How do you interact with your customers?

5. 0:09:44 What is your team focused on?

6. 0:11:45 When did the platform launch and how has branding and marketing evolved?

7. 0:13:55 How has your last real estate tech venture experience shaped Knox?

8. 0:16:38 Do you have a similar goal/vision for this company?

9. 0:17:42 What challenges or successes from your first venture have helped shape Knox?

10. 0:19:28 What kind of company culture are you looking to build at Knox?

11. 0:20:52 What are some of Knox’s team building activities?

12. 0:22:05 How do you spend your time on a typical day?

13. 0:23:48 What is the expansion plan from Boston?

14. 0:25:17 What are you looking to promote as your key performance indicators?

15. 0:26:26 Who are your biggest competitors?

16. 0:27:40 Have you had any difficult clients so far?

17. 0:28:49 Do you have a plan to hit certain milestones?

18. 0:29:57 Do you plan to expand into new cities? Are you going to build new teams if you do?

19. 0:32:00 Do you only work with existing homeowners?

20. 0:33:56 What are the barriers to entry for your competitors?

21. 0:35:57 Do you work with both, short and long term rentals?

22. 0:36:57 How would you differentiate yourself if Airbnb started taking a more holistic approach?

23. 0:38:24 What is the sales process with a small team and do you plan to scale?

24. 0:41:01 What are the most difficult aspects of having a small team and keeping that culture as you grow?

25. 0:43:04 Do you have any advice for someone just starting out their venture?

26. 0:45:17 When do you recommend getting advisors and in what capacity?

Learn from his incredible story above. Interview by Boston Director Jason Kraus

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