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Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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ClickUp's Zeb Evans on the fundamentals of leadership

Protect the Hustle

Check out the detailed field guide hereTopics discussed in this episode:The role flexibility plays in feedback4 pillars that drive ClickUp’s prioritizationHow to harvest leads from a wide marketing netClickUp’s brand awareness strategyWhat most companies miss when going multi-productThis is a Paddle Recur production—the first media network dedicated entirely to the SaaS and subscription space.

32mins

9 Aug 2022

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412: How Zeb Evans Faced Death and Built Clickup into Tech Disruptor

The Foundr Podcast with Nathan Chan

After multiple near-death experiences, Zeb Evans decided to build a business that was net positive on the world. However, he didn’t realize that a custom internal productivity tool would become the business he was searching for. In 2017, Evans cofounded ClickUp, an all-in-one productivity management tool now valued at $4 billion.  Listen to Nathan and Zeb discuss:  Selling Disney DVDs from his hospital bed How a home invasion motivated him to drop out of school Starting his first company Fast Followerz from customized social tools How an unexpected seizure pushed him to move to Silicon Valley  Building ClickUp as an internal tool and discovering its value The early days of ClickUp and living in a stereotypical startup house Why investors were shocked that ClickUp was profitable  Maintain culture while scaling at a rapid rate  Why Zeb takes a bath every evening And much more tech startup advice… Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

15 Jun 2022

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S2 Ep25: Zeb Evans, founder and CEO, ClickUp

Without Borders

New episode of our series of interviews with unicorn leaders on Without Borders. This time our guest is Zeb Evans, founder and CEO of ClickUp.  Created in 2017, ClickUp is a customisable workplace productivity platform that has experienced tremendous growth in a brief period of time. In June 2020, the startup raised a Series A and in December 2020 it raised $100 million in Series B funding, reaching a valuation of over $1 billion. In this interview, Zeb explains how challenging it is to manage a company that has grown from 60 to 600 employees in just a few months and highlights the importance of hiring employees who match the company's culture. For Zeb, the ideal ClickUp employee is someone who is optimistic and wants to grow.  Our guest acknowledges that he is not a natural communicator and has learned the secrets of communication as he has progressed in his career, but that the most key thing to communicate successfully is to be authentic, really believe in what you are doing and get the passion across. He also points out that, simple as it sounds, the biggest communication mistake leaders make is assuming that people know what they are thinking. According to Zeb, it is necessary to over communicate and continually repeat the core messages and vision of the company in order for them to resonate, whether with employees or with any audience.  Zeb also recounts his meeting with Richard Branson, whom he considers his biggest entrepreneurial idol, and tells us the two main lessons he learned after several hours of talking about how to be a successful entrepreneur.  The interview, as usual, was co-hosted with Russell Goldsmith of the csuite podcast.  We have distilled the most valuable, actionable insights from our first 15 interviews with leaders of unicorn companies and bottled them in our book ‘Growing without borders: The unicorn CEO guide to communication and culture’. You can download it here.

35mins

7 Sep 2021

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#59 - Zeb Evans, Founder and CEO of ClickUp

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Zeb Evans is a serial entrepreneur that's started several software companies with over $75 million in revenue. Currently, he's founder and CEO at ClickUp, a productivity platform where people plan their work. ClickUp is a Unicorn company, which means its worth over $1B. We spoke about why he founded @clickup, the best traits for aspiring entrepreneurs, managing mental health, and Zeb's plans for the future.

21mins

6 Sep 2021

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Show 135 - Unicorn Interviews - Zeb Evans - ClickUp

the csuite podcast

In the 18th interview of our series that we're recording in partnership with the European PR Agency Tyto, and their own Without Borders podcast, Russell Goldsmith and Tyto's founder, Brendon Craigie were joined online from San Diego by Zeb Evans, Founder and CEO of the customizable workplace productivity platform ClickUp. Founded in 2017, ClickUp raised $100m in a Series B funding round in December 2020, reaching a $1bn valuation.

35mins

1 Sep 2021

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ClickUp: Workflow Vision with Zeb Evans

Cloud Engineering – Software Engineering Daily

Whether organizing projects, working from home, or conducting business, you need to use many necessary apps and cloud services to do the job. Despite these apps being necessary, switching between them and keeping them interconnected and updated is a challenge. They very easily become disorganized which makes using them less efficient. The company ClickUp solves this problem by providing a platform that provides everything a business needs to efficiently operate, all in one place! ClickUp uses a unique hierarchy to see the big picture without missing details, and offers everything from docs, to tasks, to imports and integrations. With everything in one place and easily searchable and organized, ClickUp makes work much easier. In this episode we talk to Zeb Evans, Founder and CEO of ClickUp. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post ClickUp: Workflow Vision with Zeb Evans appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

40mins

31 Aug 2021

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ClickUp: Workflow Vision with Zeb Evans

Podcast – Software Engineering Daily

Whether organizing projects, working from home, or conducting business, you need to use many necessary apps and cloud services to do the job. Despite these apps being necessary, switching between them and keeping them interconnected and updated is a challenge. They very easily become disorganized which makes using them less efficient. The company ClickUp solves this problem by providing a platform that provides everything a business needs to efficiently operate, all in one place! ClickUp uses a unique hierarchy to see the big picture without missing details, and offers everything from docs, to tasks, to imports and integrations. With everything in one place and easily searchable and organized, ClickUp makes work much easier. In this episode we talk to Zeb Evans, Founder and CEO of ClickUp. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post ClickUp: Workflow Vision with Zeb Evans appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

40mins

31 Aug 2021

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ClickUp: Workflow Vision with Zeb Evans

Software Engineering Daily

Whether organizing projects, working from home, or conducting business, you need to use many necessary apps and cloud services to do the job. Despite these apps being necessary, switching between them and keeping them interconnected and updated is a challenge. They very easily become disorganized which makes using them less efficient. The company ClickUp solves this problem by providing a platform that provides everything a business needs to efficiently operate, all in one place! ClickUp uses a unique hierarchy to see the big picture without missing details, and offers everything from docs, to tasks, to imports and integrations. With everything in one place and easily searchable and organized, ClickUp makes work much easier. In this episode we talk to Zeb Evans, Founder and CEO of ClickUp. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post ClickUp: Workflow Vision with Zeb Evans appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

40mins

31 Aug 2021

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63. Zeb Evans, ClickUp // How To Create Billion-Dollar Organic Growth In The World's Most Competitive Industry

The Make It Happen Show

It takes unconventional thinking and strategy to break into the world's most competitive industry and get a business to a point where it's grown from 50 to 400 employees AND 8x'ed in the past year to a valuation of $1 billion. That's exactly what Zeb Evans has done with ClickUp, the tech platform that is the future of work.   With over 300,000 teams using ClickUp including Google, Nike, Netflix and Uber, Zeb's shared what he's learned achieving massive organic growth before taking on multiple successful investment rounds in this episode of The Make It Happen Show. He covers so much ground, from the power of natural product-to-market fit, to how he broke into an outdated industry, scaling in a sustainable and happy way, and to how you can become a thought leader in your industry, this is a massive ep that cannot be missed. Check it out now.   Timestamps: 2:39 - How Zeb Evans entered and disrupted a competitive market with ClickUp 4:28 - How ClickUp manages customer input and communications 5:32 - Artificial vs natural product-to-market fit 7:10 - How ClickUp emerged from a productivity problem 9:40 - Why Zeb Evans believes organic acquisition is still the most concrete plan 11:34 - ClickUp's key milestones and growth 13:05 - How ClickUp dealt with expanding from 50 to 400 employees in just a few short months 14:51 - ClickUp's culture and rituals that have helped them remain vision- and mission-driven 16:28 - How Zeb's role has shifted throughout ClickUp's growth 18:47 - The key ingredient to a great product 22:55 - ClickUp's strategies in capital raising 25:56 - How to manage expectations when dealing with raised funds 28:10 - How ClickUp has managed its structural growth and expansion 31:47 - How ClickUp is looking to innovate chat and messaging programs for companies 36:44 - How to be a thought leader in any industry

39mins

29 Jun 2021

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One App to Replace Them All with Zeb Evans

Tacos and Tech Podcast

Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other platforms. Zeb Evans is the Co-Founder and CEO of ClickUp, a productivity platform designed to replace all other workplace applications.  Ever since he was a kid, Zeb had been interested in business. At birthdays, he asked for wholesale toys that he could sell to other kids instead of ones he could play with. His parents had pushed him to pursue a career in medicine, but he was always more interested in the business field.  While studying at Virginia Tech, Zeb was robbed at gunpoint. He took some time to think about his current career trajectory, and realized that college wasn’t for him. He dropped out and began learning coding. Within no time, he had created an application (Fast Followers) to schedule tweets. Many utilized the platform, and the company saw large success; however, following another near-death experience, Zeb chose to move across the country to Silicon Valley.  Zeb felt as if his last company primarily inflated users’ egos through social media, and wasn’t going to become the scalable, innovative company he had hoped. Once he had settled in Silicon Valley, he and a few co-workers started Mango Technologies, which was originally focused on creating a safer Craigslist.  What began as an internal tool for project management of Mango became ClickUp. While in Silicon Valley, they would talk to people about their original company, but many were more  interested in their project management software. So, Zeb and his team shifted gears and launched ClickUp in 2017, making the product available in 2020. Since its launch, ClickUp has become one of the fastest growing SaaS startups, even securing $100 million in funding last December.  The benefit of starting in Silicon Valley was that everyone was in tech. In coffee shops, they chatted about their product and other entrepreneurs began using it themselves. This helped them grow organically, while they bootstrapped most of their money up until their Series A in 2020.  ClickUp realized that San Francisco was not the California they imagined, and paying six figures for all roles was out of the question. After looking at Austin, Salt Lake City, and other growing tech hubs, the team fell in love with San Diego, and moved the company headquarters down south.  Since the company has been in San Diego, the team has been focused on attracting talent and educating people on the platform. ClickUp understands the user is smart, and the team wants to make a platform that fosters customization. Listen in to hear about Zeb’s San Diego experience and his plans for the quickly growing ClickUp.  Zeb’s Favorite Tacos: Not Not Tacos in Downtown Connect with Zeb:  LinkedIn Keep up with ClickUp: Website LinkedIn Facebook: @clickupprojectmanagementcompany Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support in enabling us to grow the San Diego ecosystem.

24mins

1 Jun 2021

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