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Tune In with StayTuned: Serge Kassardjian with Jenny Fielding

Tune In with StayTuned: Serge Kassardjian with Jenny Fielding

In episode 18 of Venture Everywhere, Jenny Fielding, co-founder and GP of Everywhere VC, sits down with Serge Kassardjian, co-founder and CEO of StayTuned and co-founder and GP at 6th Man Ventures. StayTuned is a software company specializing in Shopify e-commerce app development and acquisitions, while 6th Man Ventures is an early-stage cryptocurrency VC firm that funds Web3 apps and infrastructure. Serge shares his journey from venture capital to becoming an operator and founder. He talks about the struggles and eventual advancements in building his companies, including a major pivot that led to the success of StayTuned! 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The importance of relationships and friendships in the startup ecosystem and how they have played a role in Serge's career.

  • Investors' role in backing founders and the significance of transparency and communication in maintaining strong founder-investor relationships.

  • StayTuned's primary emphasis on building a software suite within Shopify and plans to expand to other e-commerce platforms.

  • A high-level view of the market, including the potential impact of upcoming IPOs and overall outlook for startups.

  • Challenges as a founder, including burn, runway, and hitting milestones, as well as the optimism for the future of the company.

  • Serge's involvement in the crypto and blockchain space, including his experience in starting a fund and investing in startups in the Web3 and crypto ecosystem. 

Find Serge Kassardjian at: 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergekass/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sergekass

StayTuned: https://staytuned.digital/

6th Man Ventures: https://www.linkedin.com/company/6mv/

Learn more about Jenny Fielding | Everywhere VC

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyfielding/

Website: http://everywhere.vc/

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