Julie Ng - Vase.ai
Consumer insights based on agile research
This week we are joined by Julie Ng of Vase.ai, which is a consumer insights company breaking the long-cycle times of market research to deliver agile research in 24 hours.
This was a great conversation as went from the origins of the co-founders meeting at a hackathon through to a critical pivot which meant turning away from 70% of revenue at the time. It is an insightful conversation about the journey in the early days and the thoughtful processes that have enabled them to scale successfully.
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Where to find Julie Ng and Vase.ai:
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julieasia/
• Vase.ai: https://vase.ai/
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In this episode, we cover:
[01:22] Originating in a hackathon seeking a solution, they experienced the problem for which they ultimately created a solution.
[6:25] Going out to market for initial validation and feedback
[9:50] Cracking open the enterprise segment
[13:03] Looking at the levers they can activate to build marketing around
[16:44] Typical SaaS origins involving a pivot from agency model to a scalable tech product. This means saying goodbye to 70% of revenue.
[21:56] The impact of Covid on the trend line when looking at their own data
[23:08] Fit within the existing consumer research market
[25:48] Defining success as an impact basis rather than on a revenue basis
[32:01] Being intentional in hiring when scaling an organization
[34:01] Closing questions