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AGL 095: Sergey Sundukovskiy, Co-Founder and CTO of Raken

Sergey Sundukovskiy

About Sergey


Sergey Sundukovskiy, Ph. D. – Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Raken

Before Co-Founding Raken, Dr. Sergey Sundukovskiy served in capacities of Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Product Officer. Sergey is a serial entrepreneur co-founding multiple successful Startups focused on Small Business Marketing and eCommerce. The last Startup co-founded by Sergey was acquired by Capital One in 2014.

 

Sergey specializes in implementation of subscription-based high volume SaaS platforms, with a strong emphasis on early stage product development, product marketing, and customer acquisition. Specific areas of expertise include User Testing, A/B Testing, Marketing, Big Data, Video Management, eCommerce, RTB platforms and Cloud Computing.

 

Sergey has B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, M.S. in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool, and Ph.D. in Information Technology Management from the School of Business and Technology, Capella University.


We talked about:

  • How he got into tech
  • Starting a company
  • The importance of business knowledge
  • Pre-sales
  • Minimal testable products
  • Net promoter score
  • Approach problems the way investors do
  • Is it a pain killer or a vitamin?
  • clarify and simplify
  • 10 shades of gray will work either way
  • Testing mentality
  • Build an idea into a product, build a product in a company
  • Culture is huge
  • Find your passion and see if you can make a business out of it

Connect with Sergey


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