220: From working as a Product Manager at Microsoft, now a Co-Founder and CEO of an AI assistant company. Growing his business into a global startup based in 11 countries across 41 cities with over 100 FTEs. (Krish Ramineni)

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In this episode, I interview Krish Ramineni, Co-founder and CEO of Fireflies.ai based in San Francisco, United States. Krish set up his business to help people facilitate their work.

From working as a Product Manager at Microsoft, Krish decided to leave and pursue bigger opportunities. Fireflies.ai was established in 2016 and has been running for over 6 years. Became a global startup based in 11 countries across 41 cities with over 100 FTEs.

Krish has said that growing a small business requires knowledge and consistency and he thinks it’s one of the hardest things in growing a small business. However, he also said that being consistent can help maintain and improve the quality of your service. So he says, “It's not just about being smart. It's about showing up.

This Cast Covers:

  • An AI assistant that helps people take notes, transcribe meetings, search back, and remember conversations.
  • Participates in different video conferencing platforms, like Zoom, Google meet, Skype, and WebEx.
  • Branching out as a whole suite platform.
  • Helping entrepreneurs to focus on the conversation of the meetings.
  • Dedicated to being a product-first product lead company.
  • From attending 100 meetings weekly, now into 10s of millions of meetings.
  • Learning how to do advertising without the need to do marketing on it.
  • Sharing the benefits of hiring knowledgeable people.
  • Teaching on how to enable your teammates to do well.
  • Learning how to be progressive in business through focusing on quality over quantity.

Additional Resources:

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Quotes:

“Success is always an evolving metric.” —Krish Ramineni

“Your expectations and projections may not always pan out the way you want them to.” —Krish Ramineni

“There are times when you have to push and times when you have to pull back and let people solve things.” —Krish Ramineni

“Be continuously customer-centric.” —Krish Ramineni

“Bring on people that are aligned with a vision that is taking the chance.” —Krish Ramineni

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Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0