Nick Hughes is joined by Bobby Marhamat, CEO of Raydiant from San Francisco. Bobby is the co-founder and CEO of Raydiant — a brick and mortar technology startup that helps brands manage and deliver experiences at their physical locations. To date the company has raised over $20M from investors such as 8VC, Atomic, and actor Mark Walhberg.
As the episode starts, Nick and Bobby jump into the discussion around his background and why he chose entrepreneurship. We hear about his early experience and lessons of scaling with Revel systems, a high growth startup he had the opportunity to work at earlier in his career. Bobby discusses how to hire A people into your team and how to look for and attract the best talent possible. Then they shift to Raydiant - what problem are they solving, and what is an experience platform? Given Raydiant is operating in the retail space, Nick wonders how did the company endure through the Challenges during the pandemic? They end with Bobby's lessons learned from raising his $13M Series A in the middle of a pandemic, and his advice to early stage startups and entrepreneurs - as well as how he connected with the actor Mark Wahlberg and brought him in as an investor. This is a fun, inspiring and interesting conversation, we hope it helps you today.