016: Learn How to Solve a Deep Problem for Your Target Market with Ajay Bam, an International Serial Entrepreneur

Ajay Bam is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, educator and innovator with 13+ years of experience building startups with successful exits, and launching products with world class brands in areas of e-commerce, digital payments, and mobile marketing. He currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Vyrill.com, a U.C. Berkeley founded and funded startup that helps consumer brands make sense of user & brand generated video content through a user friendly dashboard that supports product marketing. Ajay is a lecturer of entrepreneurship at the Haas school of business at U.C. Berkeley, mentors startup founders in his spare time,  and speaks German, French, and Hindi.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Ajay Bam?

·      What does his business do?

·      Why is it important to solve a deep problem for your target market?

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.