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Welcome to 3rd episode of Journey to Scale! I'm thrilled to bring you today's episode, where I had the pleasure of sitting down with Arsen Nurmagomedov, a remarkable parallel entrepreneur who has successfully built and exited three businesses. Arsen's story is truly inspiring, and I'm excited for you to hear about his ventures in content, SaaS, and even offline industries.
Arsen’s first exit was Onedio, a content publisher similar to BuzzFeed. Here’s one of the pivotal moments when Onedio made a content syndication partnership with Buzzfeed:
Arsen is one of the three co-founders of Kovan startup studio, where they recently exited their flagship product, AnnounceKit:
In our conversation, Arsen takes us through the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey, sharing valuable insights into how he navigates the challenges of managing multiple ventures. We also dive into his experience with acquisitions and how he approaches work-life balance. I was captivated by Arsen's dynamic spirit and his ability to thrive on new challenges, and I know you will be too!
So, without further ado, let's jump right into the episode. Here's the breakdown:
[00:00] - Welcome to Journey to Scale and introduction to our guest, Arsen Nurmagomedov
[00:13] - Arsen joins us and shares a bit about himself
[00:50] - Exploring Arsen's background and his focus on B2B SaaS products
[01:59] - The incredible journey of building Restpack and AnnounceKit
[03:20] - Making the decision to sell and navigating the acquisition process
[06:57] - Building a new product and fostering a positive company culture at Kovan Studio
[10:37] - Arsen's approach to balancing multiple ventures and industries as a parallel entrepreneur
[14:01] - Arsen's thoughts on the importance of company culture and the journey of entrepreneurship
[17:27] - How you can reach out and join the journey at Kovan Studio
[20:05] - Closing remarks and outro
Thank you for joining us on this episode of Journey to Scale. I hope you found Arsen's story as compelling as I did. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast, and I'll see you in the next episode!