Jerry Jao, Co-Founder of Retention Sciences, has got a lot of passion for his startups. Retention Sciences uses big data algorithms to help businesses retain and increase customer lifetime value through targeted marketing. We’re excited to hear him present at Under the Radar but until then, we have a sneak peek into the startup life & inspirations of Jerry Jao.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to other entrepreneurs?
Don’t let others (investors, friends and family) tell you what you can or cannot do. You’re starting a company because you’re a dreamer – if something doesn’t work, it’s because you tried it first.
Which other internet startup do you respect the most?
Buffer app. I met the founder, Joel, back when I was in my 1st startup just when Buffer launched. He and Leo moved to San Francisco without any backup plan and hustled their way to getting angel investors. Now they are traveling the world with a very successful business and without very much venture funding. I’m very proud of Joel and his team!
Favorite startup moment with Retention Sciences?
With our very first employee we spend all night working. The new guy just slept on the floor in the sublet room we had rented (literally 3 guys in sleeping bags on the floor). It felt like we had a team and it feels like we are all in this journey together. It’s a very memorable moment that I will always cherish.