Unlocking the Power of Thoughtful Relationships with the Founders of Clay

Published February 23, 2022

Matt Achariam and Zach Hamed are the Co-founders of Clay. Clay is a beautiful and private home for all your relationships. Populated from the ground up using your calendar and social history, Clay is the most stunning, powerful way to remember who you’ve met—and what matters to them.

Matt and Zach joined us for season 3 of the Founders Forward Podcast to share their stories. Clay has scaled rapidly and has raised capital from the likes of Forerunner Ventures and General Catalyst. They join us to break down:

  • How they acquired their first customers
  • Why they manually onboarded their first users
  • Why they focus on the problem to better build product
  • Why founders should stop overthinking outreach
  • The importance of empathy in the startup world
  • Why you should compliment more people
  • A relationship-based approach to fundraising

Related Resource: Investor Outreach Strategy: 9 Step Guide

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