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Kevin Chiu

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E08- More Than He Could Chiu (With Catalyst COO, Kevin Chiu)

Humans of SaaS

Catalyst COO Kevin Chiu discusses his near-death experience with COVID-19, his difficult road to recovery, insecurity around returning to work, and how the lessons he’s learned have changed how he lives his life today.


10 Nov 2020

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Kevin Chiu: From a 2.1 GPA to $15 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Why You No Doctor: An Asian-American Podcast

Episode 7: When he was attending Cal State Fullerton, Kevin Chiu (@kvn_chiu) barely graduated with a 2.1 GPA. Now, he and his brother have successfully acquired their Series A funding (over $15 million dollars) for their company Catalyst, the first customer success platform built by a team of customer success leaders. At only 27 years old, he became part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2019.That sounds glimmering, but it sometimes isn’t. Kevin sheds light on the ups and downs his company has faced since its founding, the mistakes they made, and the overwhelming amount of work they had to put in to get to where they are now. Take a peek behind the curtain of success and hear about the raw hardships, roadblocks, and hard work Kevin overcame as the COO of Catalyst. Hear his story on episode 7 of the Why You No Doctor podcast.Join the community! Follow us on Instagram @wyndpodcast and find all of our socials at whyyounodoctor.com/podcast.Questions or comments? Email us at nancy@whyyounodoctor.com.Support the show (http://whyyounodoctor.com/podcast)


31 Aug 2019

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Tech Titan Kevin Chiu on Quitting Drinking & Raising Millions

Launch Your Book with Anna David

Kevin Chiu is the co-founder of Catalyst, an NYC-based startup that has raised $5.5M from top venture capitalists like True Ventures & Work-Bench to build a customer data platform that helps tech companies reduce user churn and increase product adoption. Prior to starting Catalyst, he led sales teams at fast-growing companies like Greenhouse Software and DigitalOcean. Kevin also recently received the Forbes 30under30 award for Enterprise Technology entrepreneurs.   He is also two years sober, after a series of incidents that showed him he may have a drinking problem (including a time he got mugged while in a blackout). If you want to know the secret to getting sober and then raising millions of dollars, this one is a must-listen.


22 May 2019

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168: 10 Lessons Learned from a 20-Something Sales Manager w/ Kevin Chiu

B2B Growth: Your Daily B2B Marketing Podcast

If the general rule for sales managers is to have 10+ years experience, then Kevin Chiu is the exception. Kevin joined his company as a 20-something sales manager with little experience and an insatiable hunger to learn. In this episode, Kevin Chiu, Manager of Inside Sales and Operations at DigitalOcean, breaks down 10 lessons he’s learned early as his company grows by 1,000 organic customers per day.


26 Aug 2016

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Episode 14: Building a Strong Sales Team - Kevin Chiu

Predictable Prospecting's Podcast

Getting a startup tech company off the ground and into the public sphere is no small feat, but having a team of great sales reps makes it infinitely easier. But how do you build a sales team from scratch? Focusing on hiring the doer instead of the thinker is part of creating a team, but the real key lies in hiring sales reps who actually care about the customer base they communicate with. Join me in a conversation with Kevin Chiu as we discuss the secrets to tech startup success. Kevin Chiu is the manager of Sales and Operations at DigitalOcean, a new cloud infrastructure provider, and is the man behind DigitalOcean’s first ever sales team. Chiu’s tech sales background was built by working with companies such as Greenhouse Software and FiveStars. When he’s not hosting the NYC Sales Hacker meetups or working on his Linkedin page, Kevin enjoys writing blogs and listening to podcasts. Episode Highlights: Background on Predictable Prospecting: How to Radically Increase Your B2B Sales Pipeline Building a strong team- hiring the builder instead of hiring the architect How to find the ideal customer and keep them with your company Social Selling Selling within the Pipeline Resources: DigitalOcean Influential article from First Round Review Follow Kevin on Twitter @kvn_chiu or connect with him on Linkedin Sales Hacker June 2016 conference - Sales Machine Summit Pre-order Marylou Tyler’s new book Predictable Prospecting: How to Radically Increase Your B2B Sales Pipeline , out on August 19th 2016!


17 Aug 2016

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Outbound Sales Methods And Tools with Kevin Chiu (Greenhouse)

Bowery Capital Startup Sales Podcast

Kevin Chiu from Greenhouse Software joined us on the podcast this week to discuss "Outbound Sales Methods and Tools." Kevin currently leads the outbound sales team at Greenhouse consisting over 20 sales development representatives to generate pipeline for the account executive team. He's one to know about outbound sales methods and tools and we spoke a ton about products and services that Kevin sees as working in the market today. We start the discussion on the specific outbound methodologies that companies can use to actually go after customers. Kevin talks a bunch about what worked and what did not work for Greenhouse and how their prospecting methods have changed as the company has grown. We then move on to an informed discussion around the tools and sales stack that Kevin has seen deployed in the market by a number of different companies. He gives some key points to think about when you are a young company and deciding on their first pieces of IT. In particular Kevin remains a big fan of LinkedIn Sales Navigator, SalesLoft (a former podcast guest!), and Outreach to power the Greenhouse core sales stack and we discuss each in detail. We mix in a bunch of interesting discussion questions around outbound sales methods and tools such as when to buy lead lists, when to hire revenue generation consulting groups, what an appropriate SDR weekly cadence should be, when to get rid of software that isn't working for you, and the best resources to inform your thinking on outbound sales methods and tools. Kevin brings up some really interesting points about Salesforce administrators and a core concept at Greenhouse called "Always Be Prospecting."


9 Oct 2015