Building The Machine Podcast Episode 1: Nick Patrick, CEO of Radar
I am excited to launch the first episode of the Building The Machine Podcast with my friend Nick Patrick who is the CEO and co-founder of Radar.io a location data infrastructure company. We go deep into the flywheel he has built, and go back to the beginning. The goal of this show is to dive deep and get tactical with the best operators, understand how the “machine” works and we do that and more in this episode.
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My bias/love towards Nick & Coby goes very deep. We had the pleasure of working together while at Foursquare. Coby and I worked together closely in BD and Sales, and we both got to work with Nick who was on the product team. Fast forward some years (and jobs) later, I reconnected with Nick and Coby who paired up and went through the program I helped create for founders at Expa. They say “no conflict, no interest” but mentioning the investment in Radar shows my conviction for the space and in this team. I got to work closely with two incredible founders & friends and see firsthand how their journey of building this incredible “machine” began. I can’t think of a better way to kickoff this show than with this incredible story.
In this episode we go deep, and learn about the flywheel of Radar:
- Early days of Radar and how the team came together
- What Nick has seen that has worked, and what *hasn’t* worked
- How long and how costly it would be to create an internal “radar” and how the build vs. buy aspect of building a full stack developer tool for location just simply didn’t exist
- What it means to have paying customers and scaling early revenue and the team
- Use cases for Radar and the importance of privacy + social
- And much more…
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