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August 2, 2018

The VentureFizz Podcast: Alex Douzet - Co-Founder and CEO of Ollie

For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Alex Douzet, who is Co-Founder and CEO of Ollie, a company that is disrupting the pet food industry with a next-generation pet wellness brand.

Prior to Ollie, Alex was Co-Founder and CEO for The Ladders, which brought an innovative business model to the online job search market and during his time there, its member base grew to over 10 million users.

Not only is Alex a serial entrepreneur, but he is also a 6X Ironman Triathlon finisher.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How training and competing in an Ironman compares to founding and running a startup
  • Lessons learned from raising venture funding and building The Ladders
  • The aha moment that led him down the path of starting a company in an unfamiliar industry
  • Ollie’s business model and their progress to date
  • His hiring secrets
  • Plus, a lot more!

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