09 Apr April 9, 2015 – Taking on AAA, Urgent.ly’s Rick Robinson & Peer Marketplaces w Tristan Pollock
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Rick Robinson – Co-founder and SVP of Product at Urgent.ly
Rick Robinson is bringing the new economy to an unexpected area, flat tires! He is taking on AAA, the auto club company, with a clearly better idea. He is leading product execution and direction for a geolocation services company that turns traditional auto services into on-demand products. Prior to cofounding Urgent.ly, Rick was Vice President Customer Experience of AOL (as well leading mobile, local and social groups) where he developed numerous products giving consumers a voice. He led the launch of a mobile broadband product at Sprint and as Senior Vice President of National Geographic Digital he led the digital presentation of James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge which broke records diving to the Earth’s deepest point. The effort also broke traffic records at National Geographic, driving more equivalent media revenue than ever before.
Tristan Pollock – Co-Founder of Storefront , Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups, & Speaker
Tristan Pollock is co-founder of a P2P network that helps businesses find popup and remnant store space. It is part of the new marketplace economy, which Tristan is helping lead. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups, the world’s most active micro VC. Storefront has called ‘Airbnb for Retail’ by The New York Times, and it helped open over 1,000 stores in 2014. Another startup of his, SocialEarth, was called the Huffington Post for social entrepreneurship and had over 200 contributors in 25 countries. SocialEarth was acquired by 3BL Media in 2012. Tristan has also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he led national marketing campaigns at Best Buy, and crafted the most read email of all time reaching over 23 million customers.
The Craigslist Peer to Peer Map mentioned in the interview….