S6E1: Co-Founder & CRO, Shuo Wang, and Deel are Reimagining Payouts for Businesses on a Global Scale

Episode 1 May 17, 2022 00:32:37
S6E1: Co-Founder & CRO, Shuo Wang, and Deel are Reimagining Payouts for Businesses on a Global Scale
The Room Podcast
S6E1: Co-Founder & CRO, Shuo Wang, and Deel are Reimagining Payouts for Businesses on a Global Scale
/

Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for Season 6 of The Room Podcast! We are starting strong with our first guest, Shuo Wang. Her company Deel was evaluated at over $5 billion last year from their revolutionary work in remote work and international payrolling. 

Shuo joins us to talk about her experience at the Y Combinator and the impact it had on her work with Deel. Subjects continue with how the pandemic was a catalyst for the growth of Deel and what metrics Deel uses to track that success. Plus, we ask Shuo about her strategies for competitively innovating and expanding Deel.

For The Room Podcast in your inbox every week, subscribe to our newsletter. 

4:12 - Where did Shuo grow up and how has that shaped her worldview?
7:01 - How did a Mechanical Engineering degree translate into founding?
8:21 - What encouraged Shuo and her co-founder to start thinking about global hiring? 
10:40 - How was Shuo’s experience at the Y Combinator and what was the MMVP of the Deel product?
12:07 - What country first started using Deel’s services?
12:45 - What is the core product of Deel?
15:35 - Who was the first to say yes and invest in Deel?
16:20 - How would Shuo define her role as co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer?
17:15 - What was Shou’s strategy for competitively innovating Deel?
18:52 - What tips does Shuo have for founders who think they over perfectionists?
20:24 - What metric does Deel mainly use to track revenue?
21:25 - How did the pandemic affect the growth of Deel?
22:32 - When was a moment things didn’t go as planned in the Deel story?
24:45 - How does Deel plan for expansion?
24:53 - What does Shuo think the future of hiring looks like?
26:57 - What can look forward to for Deel?
27:59 - What is coming up for Shuo personally?
30:06 - Who is a woman in Shuo’s life that impacted her and her career?

The Room Podcast is sponsored by our friends at Silicon Valley Bank and Cooley.

WX Productions

Other Episodes

Episode 6

June 08, 2021 00:41:45
Episode Cover

S3E6: In the Room with Analisa Goodin of Catch&Release | On building marketplaces, the intersection of art, creatives, and tech, and first-time fundraising

In this week’s episode of The Room Podcast, Madison and Claudia chat with Analisa Goodin, Founder and CEO of Catch&Release, a company making it easier to discover the best content for an open web and making it available for licensing to agencies and brands worldwide. As a classically trained artist and art historian, Analisa personally understood these pain points of creatives. This past April, Catch & Release announced its $15M Series A, led by Accel.    We cover the key themes of the intersection between art, creatives, and technology, tips for fundraising and pitching for founders who don’t have traditional tech backgrounds, and how Analisa translated customer pain points into a scalable marketplace. Let’s open the door.   Season 3 is sponsored by SVB and Cooley. Find this newest episode of The Room Podcast on all streaming platforms, including iTunes and Spotify. Enjoy! ...

Listen

Episode 9

November 11, 2021 00:33:33
Episode Cover

Season 3 & 4 Recap: Madison & Claudia

As we recently wrapped on Season 4 of The Room Podcast, Madison and Claudia take a trip down memory lane to look back on our past two seasons. Over the past year, we’ve had the most amazing guests come to join us in The Room to share their inspiring stories. Take a look back on some of our key themes and insights from the past two seasons. Thank you so much for joining us for four seasons now! We have so much more in store, but for now, let’s take a look back and open the door. ...

Listen

Episode 8

March 08, 2022 00:40:02
Episode Cover

S5E8: Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder of Gilt Groupe, Is Sharing Her Experience With New Founders as the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clerisy

In The Room with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder of Gilt Groupe, GLAMSQUAD, and Clerisy.  In our final episode of the season, and 50th episode of The Room Podcast, Alexandra shares her experience breaking into the online retail fashion world with her smash hit, Gilt Groupe, alongside her partner, Alexis Maybank. Alexandra explains how she had limited merchandising experience but took advantage of the consumer ‘FOMO’ by creating the early forms of fashion brand “drops.”  In this conversation, we cover themes such as the original “drop” model, what’s happening in Miami’s ‘Silicon Valley Beach’, and the adoption of Omni-channel 3.0. For The Room Podcast in your inbox every week, subscribe to our newsletter.  4:23 - Where did Alexandra grow up and how did that experience shape her view of the World?5:55 - Did Alexandra always think she would become a founder?7:35 - When Alexandra was at Harvard, were many people looking to become founders?10:03 - What was the retail climate like in 2007 when Alexandra started Gilt Groupe?13:05 - Did Alexandra realize she was creating the early stages of fashion brand “drops”?14:24 - What inspired Alexandra to structure Gilt Groupe in the way that it was?15:13 - Was it difficult pursuing larger purchase orders without having much retail fashion experience?18:32 - Who's the first person to say yes to Alexandra and Gilt Groupe?20:39 - What challenges did Alexandra face when building the robust catalog of items on Gilt?25:31 - Is Alexandra more or ...

Listen