Chris interviews Goran Krndija and learns of his incredible story growing up as a refugee in the United States and ultimately founding his tech company, Gozova, here in Fort Worth. They discuss the process of raising capital, the experience of a...
Chris interviews Goran Krndija and learns of his incredible story growing up as a refugee in the United States and ultimately founding his tech company, Gozova, here in Fort Worth. They discuss the process of raising capital, the experience of a bootstrapped start up, entering new markets, and advice for founders. Enjoy!
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(01:15) — How Goran's Family Survived the Bosnian War in the 90’s
(06:30) — What was it like living in a fish warehouse for a year?
(08:15) — What was your initial experience like in America?
(09:25) — What does America mean to you?
(09:50) — Where were you doing in life at the age of 18?
(11:00) — How did you come up with Gozova and what is it?
(13:10) — What was the process of developing an app like?
(14:42) — What was the business like before the app was fully developed?
(15:12) — How did the first year go after everything was functional?
(17:20) — Were you prepared for your first rush of growth?
(18:19) — What’s something you've learned about the moving industry that you didn’t know before?
(19:07) — How were you hiring drivers back in the day vs. now?
(20:19) — What does your fleet look like today?
(21:18) — How do you think of your business in terms of tech vs. service?
(21:48) — Are Gozova's 150 drivers doing this full time?
(22:36) — What was your first round of fundraising like?
(26:24) — How did you feel after completing your fundraising?
(27:07) — What did you do with the $500k you raised?
(29:43) — Why do you now want to raise $2M?
(31:05) — Why are commercial partnerships important and what do those relationships look like?
(33:17) — When was the last time you made a delivery?
(33:49) — How does Gozova get into a new market and become profitable so quickly?
(34:41) — Insurance for this Industry
(35:30) — How has COVID affected the business?
(36:35) — How many customers have you served to date?
(37:26) — Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
(37:55) — Why are you getting involved with real estate owners and property managers as a means of business growth?
(40:06) — Do you have a morning routine?
(40:30) — Goran’s Family
(41:19) — How important is it to find a wife that’s supportive?
(42:16) — What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
(42:49) — What advice would you give your 21-year-old self?
(44:00) — What’s your favorite book?
(44:26) — What’s the best way for people to reach you or contact Gozova?
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