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As a groom in 2005, our next guest experienced firsthand how difficult it was to find an online resource that would help him carry out his wedding plans more efficiently. He vowed to build a technology-advanced company that would make planning less stressful and frustrating for engaged couples. Since co-founding WeddingWire in 2007, Timothy Chi has led the company from an internet start-up to a multi-million dollar leader in the wedding planning industry. He also led WeddingWire’s merger with The Knot and its collective brands under one umbrella – The Knot Worldwide – the largest provider of wedding marketplaces, websites, planning tools and registry services in 16 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
On the next episode of Leadership Lessons, Chi talks to series host Jason Nazar about the best lessons he’s learned from his 25+ year career. Topics include:
Entrepreneurship & co-founders
How to raise capital and scale a business
The future of work and work culture
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About the speakers
Timothy Chi is co-founder of WeddingWire and CEO of The Knot Worldwide, a leading global wedding planning company with more than 1,900 employees worldwide. Previously, he co-founded Blackboard Inc., where he helped grow the company to more than 600 employees, raised $100 million in capital with a valuation of $750 million, and floated the company public in 2004. Chi holds a BS degree in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MS degree in Engineering Management from Tufts University. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization in Washington, DC
Jason Nazar is a serial tech australiabusinessblog.com, advisor and investor with two successful exits. Most recently, he was co-founder/CEO of workplace culture assessment platform Comparably (acquired by ZoomInfo), and formerly co-founder/CEO of Docstoc (acquired by Intuit). Jason was named LA Times’ Top 5 Midsize Business CEOs (2020), LA Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs (2016) and named the inaugural australiabusinessblog.com in Residence for the City of Los Angeles (2016-2018). He has a BA degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and his JD and MBA from Pepperdine University. He currently teaches entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at UCLA.