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Episode 131:

Interview with Travis Truett, founder of Ambition

A company is only as good as it's people. People drive your business higher. People interact with your prospects and clients. People develop, launch and grow new products opportunities. People are truly your most valuable asset.

Now that we agree your employees are critical to your success, how do managers and business owners make sure those employees are performing at the highest level possible? They use

Ambition is your employee productivity platform. Hundreds of companies from 100 employees up to 4,000+ employees are using to share, track, engage, manage and motivate their employees to become the best they can be. The company has raised $2 million from incredible investors like Justin Kan, Patrick & John Collinson, Redpoint Ventures, Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian. is based in Chattanooga, TN, is already profitable and is hiring.

In this interview I spoke with Travis, co-founder of Ambition, about why he started the company, what problem they are trying to solve, what types of clients is best suited for, how they are acquiring those customers, which marketing channels are working the best, why employers need to invest in their employees, how the company got into Y-Combinator and how much pressure there was to stay in Silicon Valley, why he moved the company back to Tennessee and what it's like building a company there, how much he paid for, what are his biggest goals for 2017, what advice he'd like to share with other founders and much more.

Connect with Ambition on Facebook and Twitter and Linkedin and AngelList.

You can find Travis on Linkedin and Twitter and AngelList or email him at

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