Fishback makes media rounds with Zaarly elevator pitch (Video)
At 6 feet 8 inches tall, Zaarly co-founder Bo Fishback stands out in a crowd. But at 6 feet 8 and at the center of one of the nation's most intriguing startups – a combination of a disruptive idea and a notable investor list – Fishback is beginning to stand out more and more. As of late, media outlets both large and small have taken note of his entrepreneurial story.
Here's a rundown of the recent coverage telling Fishback's story of launching at Startup Weekend Los Angeles in late February, raising $1 million the following week later and then launching just months later.
- Sept. 15 - Idea Mensch (blog): "Bo Fishback – Co-Founder and CEO of Zaarly"
- Sept. 13 - The Pitch (Kansas City): "Zaarly CEO Bo Fishback is waiting for his tipping point"
- Aug. 22 - 52 Cups of Coffee (blog): "Cup 46: Person: Bo Fishback"
- July 26 - Entrepreneur.com: "From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months"
On Thursday, Fishback took Zaarly's pitch to Mediabistro TV's "Elevator Pitch," delivering rapid fire answers to Alan Meckler, CEO for WebMediaBrands. This short video proved to be a great watch to get the quick hits of Zaarly, including the final question from Meckler, "Great story, how are you gonna make money?" To which Fishback replied: "So today, we take a transaction fee if you use our integrated payment. So one of the things that we're betting big on is the future of mobile payments."
For the rest of Fishback's answers and an entertaining four minutes, check out the video below.