Thursday, June 23, 2011

Spotlight on Tech Entrepreneurs: Avid Larizadeh, Co-founder Boticca

This month's Inspire Conference brought together some of the most brilliant minds in Technology, Creativity and Entrepreneurship from across the world.

The NextWomen's Project Manager Elizabeth Ging was there and met with several leading female tech founders and executives, including Avid Larizadeh, Co-founder of Boticca, an online boutique for unique jewelry and fashion accessories by top emerging designers from around the world.�

Here's what Avid had to say.

Q: What were some of the problems you faced in the company?

A: There are always problems, but I would have to say that the single most difficult problem to face is creating your team and making sure you have all the right people. This was the part we spent the most time on, as well as acquiring customers and getting the right investors. We wanted to make sure that the people we hired were independent and that we were bringing people in who would help build the company with us.

Q: What was an effective way of finding and keeping customers?

A: We spent around $2000 a month and started with Facebook and Twitter. We also used retargeting advertising.

Q: How do you deal with competitors?

A: We definitely look at them and the things they do which work, because we feel that it is important to know what is going on in the industry, what is working and what?s not.

Q: What do you see for the future of the company?

A: We hope to build a global brand for jewelry and accessories, but we don?t intend on expanding vertically.


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