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Founder Stories Sep 18, 2020 1 min read

How Otta built the leading platform for jobs in tech

Seedlegals
Isabella Ghassemi Smith

In less than a year, Otta broke through and disrupted the recruitment space for jobs in tech.

In today’s Entrepreneur Edition, we meet co-founder & COO of Otta, Theo Margolius, to find out how he and his team built the leading job platform for anyone wanting to work in tech.

Here’s a summary of all the key points covered in the interview (and timestamps in case you want to skip to your favourite part!)

0:10 – 0:39 Who are Otta
0:39 – 3:56 Recruitment: a sector in need of innovation
3:56 – 7:12 From investment banking to recruitment
7:12 – 8:45 The strength of your network in funding your business
8:45 – 11:14 Consulting: the best form of market research
11:14 – 13:30 How Otta broke through the recruitment market
13:30 – 18:06 Building a marketplace: finding users and building partnerships
18:06 – 20:36 How data separated Otta from its competitors
20:36 – 23:18 Building a positive recruitment brand
23:18 – 26:49 Motivate your team: make them part of the journey with options
26:49 – 29:15 Otta: what its users have to say
29:15 – 31:59 How Otta helped job seekers in uncertain times
31:59 – 34:02 COVID19: Shifting product roadmap to benefit the end user
34:02 – 36:28 Building the core team & the power of your network
36:28 – 38:25 Founders: the jacks of all trades
38:25 – 39:47 Tools to manage being a founder
39:47 – 41:11 Word of mouth: your most powerful form of marketing
41:11 – 42:16 ‘Being a founder never really felt like work’
42:16 – 44:03 Looking to the future
44:03 – 45:06 Persistence: key to building something from nothing
45:06 – End The vision

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