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How Khaled Naim Started Onfleet in a Stanford Dorm Room and Built It into a Category Leader in the Logistics Industry

How Khaled Naim Started Onfleet in a Stanford Dorm Room and Built It into a Category Leader in the Logistics Industry

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Khaled Naim about his journey building Onfleet. Khaled shares advice on raising money and the importance of hiring very carefully in the early stages of your company.

Khaled is CEO and Co-Founder at Onfleet, the fastest growing last-mile delivery management software platform. Khaled holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a BE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is based in San Francisco, California.

Some Questions Kreig asks Khaled:

– When did you know you wanted to be an entrepreneur? (21:36)
– What was your experience raising money for Onfleet and going through StartX? (23:25)
– What do you think is the most important ingredient for a founder? (26:50)
– What is some advice you can give to founders who are in the early stages of starting a company? (31:59)
– Can anyone learn how to be an entrepreneur? (32:49)
– If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your former self? (33:56)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Khaled’s background and how he started an Onfleet (4:24)
– Focus on raising money from smaller funds and angel investors in the early stages (23:33)
– Why you need grit (27:08)
– Hire very carefully (32:12)
– Anyone can learn the skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur (32:55)

Connect with Khaled Naim:

Twitter
Onfleet

Also Mentioned on This Show…

Khaled’s favorite quote:
“Life is too important to be taken seriously.” ―Oscar Wilde

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