Rob Howard of Telligent

Startup Exits Podcast with Rob Howard, founder of Telligent. The M&A by Verint: how Rob started, ran and sold Telligent
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Rob Howard,

founder of Telligent – Startup Exits Podcast – StartupSoft

Startup Exits Podcast with Rob Howard, founder of Telligent. The M&A by Verint: how Rob started, ran and sold Telligent

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In 2021 it's not uncommon to hear that you should build a community before building a product, but not many people could have told you this advice in the 1990s. Rob Howard, who built the early community for ASP.NET while working at Microsoft, is one of those people. After seeing the incredible power of an engaged community, Rob went on to start Telligent in 2004, an industry-leading community software company that he ran and scaled until its acquisition by Verint in 2015.
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Andrew Vasylyk speaks with Rob Howard, founder of Telligent about:

  • Community building in the 90s
  • Software for communities: 2004 vs 2021
  • Distinction between using social media vs building a community
  • Having both perspectives: being an acquirer and the acquired
  • The future of community building
  • What’s next for social media?
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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.

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