Making Connections and Providing Opportunities with Anna Ratala of Zvook
When Anna Ratala decided to start a podcast, she went looking for a platform that would help her find brands to monetize her podcast. When she found there was no such site, she decided to create her own, thus Zvook was born.
In this week’s episode, Anna Ratala, CEO and co-founder of Zvook, a platform that matches brands to podcasts, shares how her journey to starting her own business led her across the world, how to go about fundraising, why she thinks more women should enter tech, and so much more. If you’ve been waiting for motivation to strike, THIS is the episode you don’t want to miss.
“We try to make it easy to make sure that the brands find you and that you’re able to, you know, monetize your podcasts, regardless of the size.” – Anna Ratala
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This week’s takeaways from Entreprenista:
- Anna talks about her upbringing and how it shaped her journey into entrepreneurship (3:17)
- Where the idea of Zvook came from (11:00)
- Anna’s tips for choosing the right co-founder (15:35)
- Anna shares all about her fundraising process [and gives some great tips] (22:03)
- Rapid fire questions (36:18)
- What it’s like to be a woman in tech (38:21)
- Anna’s favorite mantra [this is a stellar one] (43:41)
Our Favorite Quotes:
- “I can actually create something, if I don’t see an opportunity, I can create it, and I can get it done. And I think that was sort of the first time I was really thinking about, well, it could actually be pretty nice to do something on my own.” – Anna Ratala
- “I am not begging for money, I am giving someone an opportunity to jump on board of a business that is going to explode.” – Anna Ratala
- “We need both. We need women who code, but we also need women who lead.” – Anna Ratala
Connect with Anna Ratala:
- Anna Ratala on Instagram
- Anna Ratala on LinkedIn
- Anna Ratala on Twitter
- Zvook on Instagram
- Zvook on LinkedIn
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