In today’s episode, we hear about how Jason Smith, Co-founder and CEO of rMark Bio, defied conventional wisdom by focusing on product-market fit rather than trying to get as many customers as possible, even when he knew he was at risk of making it more difficult to fundraise. He also revisits the time he realized that not all of his employees fully understood the customer. This resulted in him dedicating himself to doing a better job of explaining his company and the customers’ need. Both of these scenarios circle back to a simple learning, slow down to go faster.
Jason Smith is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 17 years of industry experience as a technologist and product executive. He has held positions in early-stage companies, large multinational corporations, and venture capital incubators yielding a rich professional background. He has assisted multiple startups to raise over $5MM in funding. Jason brings experience as a business executive and principal technologist in distributed systems architecture, big data analytics, and high-performance computing from work with ATI Research, AT&T, General Dynamics, IBM, and GraySky Simulations.