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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | HoriZen Capital Episode 173, 1st April 2022

How The Future of Work Is Set to Impact SMB Platforms with Pedram Afshar #173

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Pedram Afshar is the Co-Founder & CEO of Amaka, a tech startup specialized in accounting integrations and business daily data automation. Started in 2015, Amaka now has a worldwide customer base and a over 45+ person team.

He is an expert in creating innovative technology solutions, where before starting into entrepreneurship, Pedram had a career in commercial banking, credit risk and portfolio management, where he acquired experience in the SME landscape that he then used to become a startup founder.


In this episode we cover:

  • 00:00 - ShoutOUT Costumer Messaging via SMS, Email, WhatsApp & Messenger
  • 00:50 - Intro
  • 02:06 - How Amaka Works + The Impact Of Using API
  • 03:48 - The Accidental Entrepreneur
  • 04:32 - Founding Amaka
  • 06:09 - Marketing Experiments and Channels That Work
  • 07:44 - Leveraging Relationships Through API
  • 08:31 - Automation Limitations When Build a SaaS
  • 11:12 - The Future Of Work With SMB Platforms
  • 13:48 - Tips For Starting a e-commerce SaaS Efficiently
  • 16:24 - What Pedram Would Do Different If He Started Today
  • 18:15 - Leading a Company Tutorial Based on 90’s Rap Classics
  • 20:23 - Pedram's Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
  • 21:34 - Pedram's Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
  • 22:48 - Pedram's Biggest Challenges at Amaka
  • 25:52 - Instrumental Resources for Pedram's Success
  • 28:03 - What Does Success Means for Pedram Today
  • 29:16 - Get In Touch With Pedram

Get in Touch With Pedram:

Pedram's LinkedIn

Amaka's Website

Books:

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

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