March 7, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Alex Song - Founder and CEO at Innovation Department

For the 80th episode of our podcast, I interviewed Alex Song, Founder and CEO at Innovation Department.

Simply put, the Innovation Department is a company that builds companies. In their SoHo studio, their team of brand strategists, builders, marketers, and operators are focused on reducing the time to product-market fit and generating success as efficiently as possible. And they don’t just turn ideas into companies; they invest in them too.

The Innovation Department has incubated companies like DojoMojo (where Alex is also the CEO), WellPath, Wine Awesomeness, and others. Sample investments include well-known tech companies such as Lyft, Dropbox, Pinterest and more.

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

  • Alex’s background and what he learned from being an investment banker.
  • All about the Innovation Department and how their playbook helps them launch companies.
  • Lots of details on DojoMojo and how they are helping clients with customer acquisition efforts.
  • Advice on how to balance communicating with consumers and what he means by the 70/30% split between content and commerce.
  • His contrarian point of view on Amazon and why it is should be such an important part of a new brand’s strategy.
  • How Alex manages his time and how he structures his week.
  • Plus, a lot more.

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