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How Bart Lorang Exited His First Company at Age 16 and Is Now the Founder & CEO of FullContact

How Bart Lorang Exited His First Company at Age 16 and Is Now the Founder & CEO of FullContact

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Bart Lorang about his journey as an entrepreneur and how he built FullContact. Bart shares valuable insights on emotional intelligence and the importance of staying lean as your business grows.

Bart Lorang is co-founder and CEO of FullContact, managing director of v1.vc, lifelong tech entrepreneur and investor. He is the husband to Sarah Lorang and the father of Greyson and Sophie Lorang. He is also passionate about helping fellow entrepreneurs on their long, difficult journey.

Some Questions Kreig asks Bart:

– How did you come up with the idea for FullContact? (23:37)
– Who was your first major customer? (35:00)
– What advice can you give founders who are in the early stages of starting a company? (37:33)
– If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself? (38:07)
– What are some red flags an early-stage founder should be aware of when looking for a co-founder? (40:28)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Bart’s background and how he became an entrepreneur (4:20)
– The importance of emotional intelligence (16:25)
– How Bart started FullContact (23:37)
– Don’t let your mistakes deter you (37:41)
– Stay nimble and lean (38:16)
– Bart’s thoughts on work-life balance (38:57)
– The difference between a business and a product (41:27)

Connect with Bart Lorang:

Twitter
FullContact

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Also Mentioned on This Show…

Bart’s favorite quote:
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” ―George S. Patton

Bart’s book recommendation:
Principles by Ray Dalio

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