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June 10, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Chase Garbarino - Co-Founder and CEO of HqO

For the 106th episode of our podcast, I interviewed Chase Garbarino, Co-Founder and CEO of HqO.

Entrepreneurship is core to what Chase is all about professionally. It is in his DNA that even stems from his childhood years.

I was excited to interview him to learn more about his history of building companies, including one that you might have heard of and maybe even read today, that being BostInno. It is a story of how he became an accidental media entrepreneur and scaled it to the point of an acquisition by American City Business Journals.

His latest company is HqO, a tenant experience platform that connects people to places, experience, and each other. They fall under the PropTech segment of the tech industry, which is one of the fastest growing areas. HqO company recently announced a $6M new round of funding from several notable investors.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:

  • His background and the early companies he founded.
  • The full story of BostInno in terms of how it got started, raised funding, scaled, and exited.
  • All the details behind HqO, including its business model and plans looking ahead.
  • Advice on how to communicate a company’s pivot with investors.
  • Lessons learned from raising capital.
  • Plus, a lot more.

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

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