Eugene is one of SEMRUSH’s first investors, joining the company as a chief strategist officer and has since raised over $40 million in terms of investments. He was a partner in target Global and has invested in a variety of software such as Lyft etc.
Eugene has been with SEMRUSH for 4 years. He has used the product since 2011. He initially started his journey into the tech industry on the investment side. With his friend founding a VC firm and needing some support, Eugene stepped in. Despite possessing little experience in the finance he utilised his analytics and technological background to figure out the inner workings of things.
Today, we’ll delve into questions about software as a service, management practices, advise on startups fundraising venture capital. He will also be asked questions relating to SEMRUSH in order to see how companies grow.
“I don’t think getting funding should be a goal for any business, as a business we wanted to bring value to people.” – Eugene Levin
Some topics that were discussed include:
- How long he was with SEMRUSH
- What SEMRUSH covers
- The pricing plan for the end-users & access
- Advise to get a successful startup that can get funded
- Stages of startup
- Different avenues of getting into an industry
- SEMRUSH success story
- How he structures his day so he has relaxation
References & links mentioned:
- Adil Amarsi’s Website
- Stories on Blueprint’s Website
- Hacking Darwin
- 21 lessons for the 21st century
- Why we sleep
- Energy and Civilisation
- Pulp fiction
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