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313 | "$800,000 InValuable Feedback" with Alex Levin from REGAL
Episode 31314th January 2024 • Failing to Success • Chad Kaleky
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  1. 🗸 "Learn from failures and mistakes made while working for others before venturing into entrepreneurship; these experiences are invaluable."
  2. 🗸 "Customer feedback is crucial for validating business ideas; listen to their needs and adapt your solutions accordingly."
  3. 🗸 "Before seeking venture capital, develop and sell your product; this validates your business idea more reliably than securing early funding."

Episode Summary:

Alex Levin, the co-founder of REGAL, a company focusing on phone and SMS outbound sales, shares his journey and insights on entrepreneurship. Alex emphasizes the importance of learning from past failures, citing his experience of overspending in online marketing by $800,000 in a previous venture. He advises aspiring entrepreneurs to work for admired entrepreneurs first, to learn and make mistakes on someone else’s dime.

REGAL was born out of a realization that traditional contact center technologies for calling customers were rudimentary and often led to negative customer experiences. They aim to improve the customer experience by using data to personalize outreach, increasing connect rates and on-call conversions. The company uses large language models and AI to enhance customer interaction strategies, seeing a future where AI and humans coexist and later, where AI might independently manage customer interactions.

Alex’s experience includes working in various startups, making REGAL his first venture as a founder. He stresses the importance of choosing the right business partner and being dedicated to the entrepreneurial journey, as it's easy to give up when the going gets tough. Alex also recommends engaging with customers early to validate the business idea and suggests entrepreneurs should develop and sell their product before seeking venture capital to ensure the business idea is viable.


00:00 Intro

00:06 Learning from Past Failures

01:30 The Birth of REGAL

04:05 The Role of AI in REGAL

06:16 The Journey of Becoming a Founder

07:04 The Importance of Customer Feedback and Venture Capital

09:11 Contact REGAL

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