Ben is a fascinating founder. Over his 15-year career as an entrepreneur, he started and sold 2 companies – Yodle to Web.com for $350 million, Opcity to Realtor.com for $200 million – and hired over 2,000 people. If you do the math, that's about $35 million in value creation and 130 new jobs per year. Crazy!
In this episode
We chat with Ben about:
Disrupting Yellow Pages
How to be good at sales
How to build a 1000-person sales team
Ben’s first exit – Web.com acquires Yodle
Do founders need industry expertise?
Ben’s second exit – Realtor.com acquires Opcity
Can you buy a home without humans involved?
Future of local advertising
Ben is currently on the executive team of Realtor.com and is an advisor to several startups.
This podcast is brought to you by Andrew Vasylyk, a host of Startup Exits Podcast and a founder of StartupSoft, your reliable partner in hiring, managing & retaining remote employees. Andrew is passionate about startups, technology, and Ukraine.