5 Burst results for "Joe Flori"

"joe flori" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"joe flori" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"In late we were talking with John G. D. just earlier about instagrams decision to test removing likes from the feed now you had not ever really had like counts on visco tell me about the decision to do that yeah you kind of a ahead of your time a little bit if you think about it like that so we're very intentional I think the what one of our biggest inspirations around that wasn't like an actual museum when you walk into a museum you're not seen the net worth of the creator there on the wall you not seen how many people of walk through that museum that day you're definitely not seeing a bunch of like emoji is at the bottom of the piece of work to tell you what to think about it and for this quote was how can you have this personal connection and how does it inspire you to go out and create and so from the beginning we architected our community that way and we really do welcome others to that because it really is a positive step in the right direction for mental health and the impact that social media has on people yeah we'll be interested to see if that translates to some of these bigger platforms as well that was Joe flori the CO visco Joel thank you so much for being here play more global stories ahead this is Bloomberg revisions return policies there are so many ways to redo a decision what are the ramifications if you crumbles or doesn't crumble do they have any other than the court except here we have to get it right the first time we always talk about the losers in a trade.

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"joe flori" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"joe flori" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Stores that were watching it's a social media platform that to redefining the way Jen Zee is posting this guy was a network without likes four comments this taken the social media scene by storm users have inspired memes have even generated a population of internet users dub this go girls we're joined now by co founder Joe flori y'all you that's been around since two thousand eleven I believe and I feel like this summer was really the big moment for you with his visco girls me and I'm wondering how does that happen this far into your lifecycle well we've been growing and it's something that we've seen this rising trend but definitely this summer with the mean it took to all new heights and in I think a lot of that has been a lot of how we built it from the beginning of this school was built without like Sir Clements it was a safe space for you to be who you are just to create an express yourself and what were seen is in particular with Chen Z. which makes up over seventy five percent of our twenty million weekly active users is that they're looking for this outlet where they can share how they see the world and we're seeing that start to really rise and the thing about social media what attracts as some of these young people is the engagement that you see right so how do you compete with apps like tech talk for example so with even less of competing with apps like that and more when you talk with Jay Z. what you'll hear them say is that it's really like a social operating system they know the after going to use for one to one messaging one of the many or to broadcast a message to as many people are in tech talks instance really to find humor and fun and and really pass the time visco it's not about sharing how you want the world to see you but it's really about sharing how you want and how you see the world you know unlike most social media platforms your business is not advertise independent you have a subscription offering I'm curious how do you convince people to pay for something when oftentimes the have a lot of other free outlets to post or share from the beginning this because built something of value that people would be willing to pay for.

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"joe flori" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

06:43 min | 1 year ago

"joe flori" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"To business rockstars I'm Pat o'brien against Joe flori and Greg Lucy a co founder CEO of this goal tells of this going again so this guy was a community really where people come to express themselves to create and capture what they see around them to discover other inspiring content who really connect with others individuals both like minded and kind of new demand points yeah yeah it's an apt that you know people use all over the world to really capture what they see around them and when you got your first feedback on what was it one of the things that is interesting about it is we don't have like some comments unlike thank god I like a lot of everything yeah because it can be brutal and it changes things are as me so for us that takes a lot of pressure off of people to be able to just making crazy things and I think that that creates something that's really interesting about people documenting their lives and showing their lives yes my because now that we don't like criticism but everybody's got a friend who didn't get hired or a body with you the quiz girlfriends in high school you know and they'll they'll get it they'll get an army of people I know this is and just start blasting I used to write back I guess I will see you at the man's a picnic and that would always stop at what see culture from your company internally is really you know it it's it's a lot of different vantage points and really trying to hire people that don't all kind of really think the same and brings a very unique perspective and so the the collective culture is one where we want to be a part of something bigger than what any of us can do individually it's really one where it's not the silo this is what I did on my own so really kind of this team player mentality and finally it's really what we call a trailblazer if this mindset thinking through things in a way that hadn't been done before yep competition in this half of the I'm sure similar another similar yeah absolutely I mean there's there's some big players in the game but for us I think we want to stick to what makes us special we want to provide the best tools to be able to take a photo to be able to publish a journal poster blog answer we're we're gonna stick to that and then also the difference of like how people interact they don't have to have all the social pressures in the popularity metrics how many followers we don't have any of that and so for us we want to stick to our guns and and create this really interesting safe place for people to be able to make things right the goal within this goes a place where you can be you and I think that's the premise behind our community that people have really what are some of this is now something with north of forty five million a month engaged within the ecosystem and so it is a lot of people really finding refuge in a place where they they want to kind of the gate other areas and just to be who they are without the pressure of being people who they think people who they think people think that they think people think they should be yeah and that's something that you know we started with that from the perspective of ourselves as as a photographer and designer may not pressure exist in our world but really were seen in the dominant the communities seventy five percent under the age of twenty five in really seen this younger generation hope yeah it is that they're they're bre now there's fifteen with everything else around them and so defining disclose the place again where they can be who they are and and so that's it it's really exciting to see that take place we are here to inspire informing connect the community of entrepreneurs this is business rockstars I'm cattle brands old glory Greg Lucy's here are here what did you learn about the world with all these followers and what you just talked about these millennials are younger than millennials and how they're reacting yeah I think they're they're looking as Joe said for a place that they can be themselves that it's very taxing to have to always create this fake online life to me the approval of other people and I think people are place where they want to be social they want to connect on line the phone is just connected to the hand it's part of it but if we can do it in other ways we can document our lives in a way that's some in some my old school just the idea of like I can show you a picture I can write a journal post and it's not judged right away by how many people like it or comments yeah it's almost having a picture at the turn it over to read the back of it the war was in what year was taken all at the initial thought was around when you walk into a museum or gallery there there's artist attribution there's artists file an artist's statement when you walk into the gallery in the exhibit but when you're there to look at at the work it's it's really just sort and to take that in to to draw kind of how does that make you feel what is that inspire you to do and kind of go out and create and that's really the premise of of disco what was it like raising money for this they are very kind of non traditional path towards raising capital guess you entire companies nontraditional it is so for the first two and a half years we never raise any capital we are profitable from day one I agree to forty three employees without ever taking any outside financing and so we took a forty million dollars series a in April of twenty fourteen followed by a thirty million dollars series B. at the end of that year and so are raising capital was more along the lines of we already have millions of users contends million in revenue you know here you go like it was less of you know kind of you know making the Lou brown sand hill road trying to pitch everyone this was them coming to us and that's kind of really figure out what was best for disco and so we feel very fortunate I'm not and so it's something that you know we really set out to build a real business from the beginning something that would last you know beyond just a few years and in the kind of generational company how do you deal with competition I think for us we have to find the differentiators the thing that makes us us and we have to execute we have to go fast and sometimes we get so down we start thinking over thinking things but we just need to go and we just need to make stuff and believe in.

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"joe flori" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"joe flori" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Business rockstars I'm Pat o'brien against Joe flori and Greg Lucy a co founder CEO of this goal tells of is because again so disco is a community really where people come to express themselves to create and capture what they see around them to discover other inspiring content who really connect with others individuals both like minded and kind of new employees yeah yeah it's an apt that you know people use all over the world to really capture what they see around them and when you got your first feedback on what was it one of the things that is interesting about it is we don't have like some comments unlike thank god I like a lot of everything yeah because it can be brutal and it changes things are as me so for us that takes a lot of pressure off of people to be able to just making great things and I think that that credit something that's really interesting about people documenting their lives and showing their lives yes my because nothing we don't like criticism but everybody's got a friend who didn't get hired or a body with you the boys girlfriends in high school you know and they'll they'll get it they'll get an army of people I know this and just start blasting I used to write back I guess I won't see you at the man's a picnic and that would always stop it what's the culture run your company internally is really you know it it's it's a lot of different vantage points and really trying to hire people that don't all kind of really think the same and brings a very unique perspective and so that the collective culture is one where we want to be a part of something bigger than what any of us can do individually it's really one where it's not the silo this is what I did on my own so really kind of this team player mentality and finally it's really what we call a trailblazer if this mindset of thinking through things in a way that hadn't been done before yep competition in this half of the I'm sure similar another similar yeah absolutely I mean there's there's some big players in the game but for us I think we want to stick to what makes us special we want to provide the best tools to be able to take a photo to be able to publish a journal poster blog and so we're we're gonna stick to that and then also the difference of like how people interact they don't have to have all the social pressures in the popularity metrics how many followers we don't have any of that and so for us we want to stick to our guns and and create this really interesting safe place for people to be able to make things right the goal within this goes a place where you can be you and I think that's the premise behind our community that people of really understanding this is now something with north of forty five million people a month engaged within the ecosystem and so it is a lot of people really finding refuge in a place where they they want to kind of the gate other areas and just be who they are without the pressure of being people who they think people who they think people should take they think people think they should be yeah and that's something that you know we started with that from the perspective of ourselves as as a photographer and designer and not pressure exists in our world but really worry scene in the dominant the communities seventy five percent under the age of twenty five and really seen this younger generation yeah it is that they're they're bre now there's fifteen with everything else around them and so the finding this because the place again where they can be who they are and and so that's it it's really exciting to see that take place we are here to inspire informing connect the community of entrepreneurs this is business rockstars I'm Pat o'brien jewel Florian Greg Lucy's here are here what did you learn about the world with all these followers and what you just talked about these millennials are younger than millennials and how they're reacting yeah I think they're they're looking as Joe said for a place that they can be themselves that it's very taxing to have to always this fake online life to me the approval of other people and I think people are place where they want to be social they want to connect on line the phone is just connected to the hand that's part of it but if we can do it in other ways we can document our lives in a way that's some in some my old school just the idea of like I can show you a picture I can write a journal post and it's not judge right away by how many people like it or comments it's almost having a picture and have to turn it over to read the back of it the war was in what year was taken at all at the initial thought was around when you walk into a museum or gallery there there's artists such a fusion there's artists file an artist's statement when you walk into the gallery in the exhibit but when you're there to look at at the work it's it's really and to take that in to to draw kind of how does that make you feel what is that inspire you to do and kind of go out and create and that's really the premise of of disco what was it like raising money for this very kind of non traditional path towards raising capital guess you entire companies nontraditional it is so for the first two and a half years we never raise any capital we are profitable from day one a group of forty three employees without ever taking any outside financing and so we took a forty million dollars series a in April of twenty fourteen followed by a thirty million dollars series B. at the end of that year and so are raising capital was more along the lines of we already have millions of users contends million in revenue you know here you go like and it was less of you know kind of you know making a little brown sand hill road trying to pitch everyone this was them coming to us and that's kind of really figure out what was best for disco and so we feel very fortunate I'm not in so it's something that you know we really set out to build a real business from the beginning something that I'm with the last you know beyond just a few years and then be kind the generational company how do you deal with competition I think for us we have to find the differentiators the thing that makes us us and we have to execute we have to go fast and sometimes we get so down we start thinking over thinking things but we just need to go and we just need to make stuff and believe in what we're doing I I think if you start looking too much at like what is this company doing what are they do right you just kind of your head just goes crazy and and you lose track when we just need to be us in the same way that we want the people in our community for them to be you to be you like we need to stick to that this is who we are to get critical yourselves yeah I think that may have your own criticism yeah and I think that's actually been away that we've grown up a lot maybe early on we we didn't do too well with that critical feedback personally does and is a company thank without a there's a woman our team Katie shields who came in as are the to get people out and really kind of showed like that is a very growing experience to take that back in and to grow from it and so it's been something that we tried to instil within the culture of our company that it's it's all right to fail none of us are perfect and so this is still thing that we need to continue to work towards but it's a huge opportunity for us to really to really excel because as Greg mentioned our greatest competitions ourself and really executing so we have to put our heads down and get to work thanks for coming.

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"joe flori" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

07:15 min | 1 year ago

"joe flori" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Connect the community of entrepreneurs welcome back to business rockstars I'm Pat o'brien against Joe flori and Greg Lucy a co founder CEO of this goal tells of this school is again so disco is a community really where people come to express themselves to create and capture what they see around them to discover other inspiring content who really connect with others individuals both like minded and kind of new employees yeah yeah it's an apt that you know people use all over the world to really capture what they see around them and when you got your first feedback on what was it one of the things that is interesting about it is we don't have like some comments unlike thank god I like a lot of everything yeah because it can be brutal and it changes things are as me so for us that takes a lot of pressure off of people to be able to just making great things and I think that that creates something that's really interesting about people documenting their lives and showing their lives yes my because now that we don't like criticism but everybody's got a friend who didn't get hired or a body with you the quiz girlfriend in high school you know and they'll they'll get they'll get an army of people I know and just start blasting I used to write back I guess I won't see you at the man's a picnic and that would always stop at what see culture from your company internally is really you know it it's a lot of different vantage points and really trying to hire people that don't all kind of really think the same and so each person brings a very unique perspective and so that the collective culture is one where we want to be a part of something bigger than what any of us can do individually it's really one where it's not the silo this is what I did on my own so really kind of this team player mentality and finally it's really what we call a trailblazer if this mindset of thinking through things in a way that hadn't been done before yep competition in this after the I'm sure similar another similar yeah absolutely I mean there's there's some big players in the game but for us I think we want to stick to what makes us special we want to provide the best tools to be able to take a photo to be able to publish a journal poster blog and so we're going to stick to that and then also the difference of like how people interact they don't have to have all the social pressures and the popularity metrics how many followers we don't have any of that and so for us we want to stick to our guns and and create this really interesting safe place for people to be able to make things right the goal within this goes a place where you can be you and I think that's the premise behind our community that people of really understanding this is now something with north of forty five million a month engaged within the ecosystem and so it is a lot of people really finding refuge in a place where they they want to kind of the gate other areas and just be who they are without the pressure of being people who they think people who they think people think they think people think they should be yeah and that's something that you know we started with that from the perspective of ourselves as as a photographer and designer may not pressure exist in our world but really worry scene in the dominant the communities seventy five percent under the age of twenty five in really seen this younger generation hope yeah it in a sense that they're they're bre now there's fifteen with everything else around them and so the finding this because the place again where they can be who they are and and so that's it it's really exciting to see that take place we are here to inspire informing connect the community of entrepreneurs this is business rockstars I'm Pat o'brien Joel flory and Greg Lutze easy are here what did you learn about the world with all these followers and what you just talked about these millennials are younger than millennials and how they're reacting yeah I think they're they're looking as Joe said for a place that they can be themselves that it's very taxing to have to always create this fake online life to me the approval of other people and I think people are place where they want to be social they want to connect on line the phone is just connected to the hand that's part of it but if we can do it in other ways we can document our lives in a way that's some in some my old school just the idea of like I can show you a picture I can write a journal post and it's not judge right away by how many people like it or comments it's almost having a picture and have to turn it over to read the back of it the war was in what year was taken at all at the initial thought was around when you walk into a museum or gallery there there's artist attribution there's artists file an artist's statement when you walk into the gallery in the exhibit but when you're there to look at at the work it's it's really and to take that in to to draw kind of how does that make you feel what is that inspire you to do and kind of go out and create and that's really the premise of of disco what was it like raising money for this very kind of non traditional path towards raising capital guess you entire companies nontraditional it is so for the first two and a half years we never raise any capital we are profitable from day one a group of forty three employees without ever taking any outside financing and so we took a forty million dollars series a in April of twenty fourteen followed by a thirty million dollars series B. at the end of that year and so are raising capital was more along the lines of we already have millions of users contends million in revenue you know here you go like it was less of you know kind of you know making a little brown sand hill road trying to pitch everyone this was them coming to us and that's kind of really figure out what was best for disco and so we feel very fortunate I'm not and so it's something that you know we really set out to build a real business from the beginning something that I'm with the last you know beyond just a few years and be kind of a generational company how do you deal with competition I think for us we have to find the differentiators the thing that makes us us and we have to execute we have to go fast and sometimes we get so down we start thinking over thinking things but we just need to go and we just need to make stuff and believe in what we're doing I think if you start looking too much at like what is this company doing what are they do right you just kind of your head just goes crazy and and you lose track when we just need to be in the same way that we want the people in our community for them to be you to be you like we need to stick to that this is who we are get critical yourselves yeah I think that may have your own criticism yeah and I think that's actually been away that we've grown up a lot maybe.

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