In today's episode I'm joined by Gilles who is the CEO of Livestorm — a company that has quite literally taken the industry of live video communication by storm.
They had an insane growth in 2020, they soared past 100 employees and with more than 30 million dollars in funding they are rapidly expanding on all fields. In this podcast, Gilles will tell us more about what it took for him and his team to handle that 3000% increase in platform usage and 7x revenue growth. We'll also discuss why it's OK to be a careful CEO and why should every startup owner have a global mindset.
Dorian — Bornfight Content Creator
Gilles Bertaux — Livestorm CEO
Gilles Bertaux is CEO and co-founder of Livestorm, where he shapes the future of end-to-end video communication.
As a first-time entrepreneur, Gilles co-founded Livestorm in 2016 along with Robin Lambert, Tom Forlini, and Vincent Garreau. The company quickly gained traction in Europe and North America and has nowadays over one million participants each month on its platform. In 2020, Gilles raised $30M in series B to accelerate Livestorm’s presence in Europe and the US, as well as to scale its go to market strategies towards mid-market and Enterprise.
Gilles is an active member of the tech scene and a frequent speaker on startups, growth, and remote company culture.
Prior to Livestorm, Gilles worked as a Product Designer at Totems (an Instagram Engagement platform acquired by Stripe in 2014) and as a Growth Hacker at Mention."
Livestorm is the browser-based platform that easily connects teams on the device of their choice to create powerful communication strategies. With Livestorm you can promote, host, and analyze your events in one place.
00:00 — Intro
01:34 — What is Livestorm all about
04:30 — Major growth in 2020
09:30 — State of the video industry
14:19 — Adopt a global mindset as a CEO
18:12 — Sales in Livestorm
20:10 — Being a careful CEO
22:50 — Building a healthy company
25:15 — Challenges of building Livestorm
29:40 — Advice for new business owners
31:45 — Future of Livestorm
33:20 — Outro
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