Sam Pollaro is the CEO & co-founder of Venga, a Washington DC-based technology company.
Sam Pollaro is the CEO of Venga, a Washington, DC-based technology company that uses big data to help restaurants and fitness companies better understand and engage with their guests. Before co-founding Venga, Sam was the founder of Petals for the People, a business that revolutionized the sale and distribution of fresh cut flowers. Mr. Pollaro holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sam Pollaro, CEO of Venga, talks about pivoting his second startup, the yin and yang between co-founders, and learning the value of "hire slow, fire fast" the hard way. Sam Pollaro founded and sold a subscription service startup before companies like Birchbox and Dollar Shave Club had even been born. While the acquisition was finalized, he already had his eye on his next venture: Venga, a CRM business intelligence platform that improves the relationship between restaurants and their guests. In this episode, we talk to Sam about the growth of DC's startup scene, giving 100 percent, and joining a startup incubator as an 18-month-old company. Listen here and subscribe so you don't miss an episode! :: LINKS Sam can be reached by email at Venga @GetVenga and The Protagonist @hughandcrye, #theprotagonist.
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Washington, D.C., USA
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