Priya Haji and Sammy Shreibati, co-founders of SaveUp, talk about creating a saving rewards model that's helped their customers rebuild over $1 billion in assets.
After noticing how many Americans struggled with debt and savings, Priya Haji and Sammy Shreibati saw an opportunity to build a prize-linked savings reward program.
As an entrepreneur, you may be in charge, but you're still accountable to your customers, partners, investors, employees and board members.
Whether you've built two businesses or ten, you start from scratch each time.
Priya Haji believes that many entrepreneurs are passionately driven to build companies that make the world better.
For Sammy Shreibati, his experience working as part of a start-up team is what prepared him for co-founding SaveUp.
Priya Haji and Sammy Shreibati agree that their differences in perspective are an essential part of their business.
Sammy Shreibati offers his best advice for someone trying to start a company.
When SaveUp's founders learned that dogs were not allowed in their office space as promised, they found a new office.
Priya Haji explains why success is the combination of effort and serendipity.
Today, entrepreneurs have more access to good data than ever before. The challenge is to interpret it correctly.
Priya Haji explains how businesses must constantly try new ideas and adjust when they don't work.
When Priya Haji decided to start a company and family at the same time, the most important thing was a supportive co-founder.
Sammy Shreibati explains how SaveUp was initially able to raise $2 million in funding.
There's a big difference between hustling end users and other businesses, so you have to be prepared for both.
As a CEO, mastering the challenge of constant travel is part of the job.
The SaveUp founders dream of changing the personal finance habits of millions of Americans.
For the SaveUp founders, the grind is all about balancing the day-to-day while building relationships and partnerships.
For SaveUp, part of the hustle is selling investors on the market for gamifying personal finance rewards.
In the long run, driving real value to customers will only bring value back to the business.
FULL STORY Grind, Hustle, and Payoff10:09
CONTROL 'You Have a Lot of Bosses When You're an Entrepreneur'1:10
SERIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP You Start Over Every Time0:34
SILICON VALLEY It's All About Changing the World0:53
EXPERIENCE Know What It Takes to Start a Company1:10
PARTNERSHIP Commit to Honest Communication1:54
ADVICE Build It and Prove That It Works1:10
PRIORITIES Must Allow Dogs0:56
SERENDIPITY 'Hard Work Improves Your Luck'2:45
DECISIONS Your Gut Is What Helps You Interpret Data1:17
FAILURE Learn From What Doesn't Work2:36
KIDS Starting a Family While Starting a Company2:54
FUNDRAISING It's Never Easy to Raise Capital1:48
TARGET Planning B2B vs. B2C Strategies1:51
TRAVEL You Have to Get Face Time1:09
GOALS The Big Vision for SaveUp0:47
GRIND Building Relationships for Your Idea3:58
HUSTLE 'Taking an Idea From Nothing to Something'4:14
PAYOFF It's Worth It If Users Love Our Product2:53