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The VentureFizz Podcast: Ben Jones - Founder & CEO of Ohi

For the 156th episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Ben Jones, Founder & CEO of Ohi.

Sometimes in life, you need to turn negatives into positives. Ben suffered a back injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down for a period of time. While recovering from surgery for over a year, he had to purchase everything online and it was his constant usage and dependency of eCommerce that sparked his idea.

Ohi was built to solve the problem for other eCommerce retailers who are trying to accomplish the same delivery expectations that consumers have based on the Amazon Prime experience and that is next day or same-day delivery. Ohi’s micro-warehousing strategy not only allows up and coming brands to compete, but this strategy is also much better for the environment, which was interesting to learn about as I wasn’t aware of how much of a negative impact that next day or two-day delivery has on our environment.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover:

  • Ben’s early background in the Financial Services industry and why he decided to go back to business school.
  • Advice on the application process at Stanford.
  • How a back injury influenced the creation of Ohi.
  • All of the details on Ohi’s strategy and how their business model is helping the environment. 
  • Advice on recruiting for your team. 
  • And so much more.

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.