Launched on the day the App Store opened, Urbanspoon was one of the most iconic apps created in the early iPhone era. Having been through a few exits already, Patrick co-founded and helped to grow Urbanspoon to millions of users and a successful acquisition by IAC and Zomato.
In this episode
We chat with Patrick about:
Early days of Urbanspoon
Startups & family: work-life balance
How Urbanspoon was featured in Apple’s commercial
Innovative UX or gimmick?
Scaling a product in a paradigm shift
Acquisition transition: founder vs employee experience
Patrick’s new company, FreshChalk
How do you productize personal recommendations?
The future of word-of-mouth
Patrick is currently taking on Yelp with his new friend recommendation startup, Fresh Chalk.
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