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Interview: Noah Kagan of Sumo on product mistakes and playing the long game

Rocketship.fm · Season 4 · January 26, 2018

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Today we talk with Noah Kagan, the founder and CEO of Sumo. Noah has a long a long career working in startups and he shares some of his mistakes, and how he quickly turned things around.  In late 2005, Kagan joined Facebook as employee #30 where he served as product manager for eight months. After being fired from Facebook, he then joined Mint as the director of marketing. At Mint, Kagan developed the initial marketing strategy for the launch of the website. Noah was with Mint.com for 10 months and left the company prior to the product's launch in September 2007 at TechCrunch. After Mint, in June 2007, Kagan founded KickFlip, a payment company for social games. In March 2010 Kagan founded AppSumo, a daily deals website and later launched Sumo, which makes tools for growing an online business.

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