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Ajay Kori

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Ajay Kori: D.C. has Ingredients to be Future Start-Up Hub

Coffee with Closers

This week on Coffee with Closers, entrepreneur Ajay Kori talks to the team about his successful business ventures. Ajay shares his story of using his entrepreneurial drive to help others - whether it be getting flowers or finding relief from migraine.FOLLOWTwitter: https://twitter.com/PinkstonTeam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pinkstonteam/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pinkstonteam


17 Jun 2021

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Creating a Great Customer Experience with Ajay Kori of UrbanStems

Subscriptions: Scaled - A podcast about subscription businesses

Ajay Kori is Co-Founder & Chairman of UrbanStems, a plant and flower delivery company that rewrote the book on what was traditionally a business with a reputation for a surprising number of dissatisfied customers.  He joins the latest episode of Subscriptions: Scaled podcast to talk with host Nick Fredrick about how UrbanStems has disrupted the flower delivery industry by building a business from the ground up with a laser focus on creating the best customer experience possible. This meant starting from scratch building relationships with the growers, creating their own delivery system, and controlling the entire process from receiving the orders to making the deliveries.Ajay is also transparent about the mistakes he has made along the way. He underestimated how powerful and popular subscriptions would be, not only for his business but also for many customers who appreciate sending or receiving flowers on a regular basis without having to go back to the site to re-order. Tune into this episode of Subscriptions: Scaled to hear Ajay talk about all this and more at the link in the comments below. Don’t forget to rate, download, and subscribe to the show and share this episode with your network.@ajaykori@NickFredrick@UrbanStems@rebar-technologyUrbanStemsRebar Technology Ready to get started with Rebar?Head to rebartechnology.com or email info@rebartechnology.com to schedule a call today.


14 Jun 2021

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Season 2 Episode 2: Ajay Kori of Urban Stems

The Room Podcast

In this episode, co-hosts Madison and Claudia, interview Ajay Kori, co-founder and former CEO of UrbanStems. They find out more about his journey of founding and scaling this massively successful eCommerce flower delivery service business. He shares a few of his learnings about customer satisfaction and the best way to ensure the longevity of new customers. His inspiring story of failing during the initial phases of the business, but not letting that deter him or his team from making a huge success of the company, should be a great motivation for any aspiring entrepreneur. Ajay shares why he eventually decided to hand over the CEO reins of UrbanStems and start a new business that now has the potential to help millions of people find relief from migraines.


16 Feb 2021

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Allay Lamp + Urban Stems: Ajay Kori

Starting Small

Thank you for tuning into "Starting Small", a podcast about brand development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the modern world. In this episode, I am joined by Ajay Kori, Founder of Allay Lamp, a therapy lamp for migraine sufferers, using a patented narrow band of green light, discovered by Harvard neuroscientist, Dr. Rami Burstein.  Ajay attended Duke University for his undergrad for a major in Applied Science, and attended Harvard University for his MBA. Following college, Ajay has founded numerous startups such as UrbanStems, an online flower delivery service, Novilla Pharmaceuticals, and Allay Lamp.  While collaborating with Dr. Rami Burstein, they wanted to find the correct light band that could limit stress on the eyes, that result to migraines. This type of bulb was first estimated to $20,000, until they found a contact who worked with light installation for NASA on the space station, who was able to introduce a precious band at an affordable price. From this, the Allay Lamp was born and has been effective nation wide.  Make sure to check out Allay Lamp at: https://allaylamp.com/ Thank you to this episodes sponsor, Basic Rights. Basic Rights is a clothing brand that was founded in NYC and designed in London, that focuses on style and sustainability. They have partnered with Trees for the Future in 2019 to offset our carbon footprint by planting a tree for every item sold. To date, they have planted over 15,000 trees. Find out more at: https://us.basicrights.com/ Follow Starting Small: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingsmallpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Startingsmallpod/?modal=admin_todo_tour LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/cameronnagle Check out my favorite journal by LEUCHTTURM1917 at: https://www.leuchtturm1917.us/notebook-medium-a5-hardcover-251-numbered-pages-5-3-4-x-8-1-4-in.html


22 Jan 2021

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Interview with Dr Rami Burstein and Ajay Kori of the Allay Lamp company

Migraine Magic

Did you know the Allay Lamp emits a very narrow band of green light that generates smaller electrical signals in the eye and brain? By calming your brain, the Allay Lamp eases the head pain experienced with migraine attacks and allows you to function even when your eyes are super sensitive to light. Join us on the #MigraineMagic Podcast as we discuss exactly what the lamp is and does with Dr. Rami Burstein and Ajay Kori, co-founders of Allay Lamp . We'll find out how it works, what types of migraines it helps with, whether it's safe for kids, and how you can get one. We'll even find out what's coming next in green light technology! Support the show (https://www.facebook.com/MigraineXalone/)


3 May 2020

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392 eCommerce Secrets, $6.8M Series A, and Revolutionary Flower Delivery w/ Ajay Kori

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

The best way to prepare to run your own startup is to learn from one of the best. Ajay Kori got to work under Marc Lore and learn from an eCommerce master before launching his own company.  Ajay founded UrbanStems in 2014 to fix a flower delivery industry that was institutionally broken. The company offers same-day, on-demand delivery in New York & DC, while offering nationwide next-day shipping.  The company has raised millions of dollars from top VC firms including SWaN & Legend, The Motley Fool, Kevin Plank & Under Armour, and NextGenVentures.  In this discussion, you’ll hear Aaron & Ajay discuss the challenges associated with scaling a team, the meta-entrepreneurial skill set that can apply anywhere, and what was broken about the flower business. Ajay’s Challenge; Keep a journal where you write down what you’re grateful for every day. Connect with Ajay Instagram Linkedin UrbanStems Website ajay@urbanstems.com If you liked this interview, check out episode 340 with Craig Markovitz where we discuss building $300M in shareholder value, commercializing technology out of universities, and finding a purpose behind your business. ALLEN GANNETT KEYNOTE https://youtu.be/8XKHw5MyHSE Underwritten by Piper Creative Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies.  Our clients become better storytellers.  How? Click here and Learn more. We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs. Sign up for one of Piper’s weekly newsletters. We curate links to Expand your Mind, Fill your Heart, and Grow your Tribe. Follow Piper as we grow YouTube Instagram Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Overcast | PodBay


19 Aug 2019

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Ajay Kori, co-founder and chairman of UrbanStems: Disrupting Flower Delivery

Taking Notes with NextGen

In this episode of Taking notes, Dan Mindus (managing partner at NextGen) and Ajay Kori (co-founder and chairman at UrbanStems) discuss the broken flower industry and Ajay's motivations for entering the space, why Amazon is unlikely to compete here and why he handed off his position as UrbanStems' chief executive officer.


16 Apr 2019

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Ajay Kori of UrbanStems

Simplr® CXLife Today

UrbanStems co-founder and chairman Ajay Kori talks Valentine's Day, subscriptions, and sustainability. Plus headlines from Prima and the "click-to-buy-to-make" model for e-commerce.


10 Feb 2019

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Episode 33: The Ajay Kori Interview

Numbers and Narrative

Ajay Kori - Co-founder of UrbanStems Summary: Ajay Kori is leading UrbanStems on their mission to deliver happiness one flower bouquet at a time. While doing so, he is upending the flower delivery business.


28 Sep 2015