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Bringing business phones into the 21st century
With Daryna Kulya, Co-Founder of OpenPhone
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Today, we’re picking the 🧠 of Daryna Kulya, Co-founder, OpenPhone.
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OpenPhone: The 21st Century Business Phone!
OpenPhone is an app to which you can add all your work numbers. It can live on all your everyday devices and, on top of calls and messages, offers a full suite of integrations to your work tools.
Daryna is on a mission to rewrite the future of the business phone, bringing it back from the dead and into the 21st century. 🚆
With an impressive 200%+ Net Revenue Retention (NRR), OpenPhone is loved by teams at Sonder, Linear, AirGarage, Soon, and Avalon, among others.
Catch our in-depth breakdown of OpenPhone’s growth story here!
We cover a lot of ground here with Daryna, including:
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How does OpenPhone help you?
How to win trust in online communities?
How to find a balance between existing demand and demand creation?
Prioritizing customer delight
Engineering word of mouth
How she stays in touch with customers even today
The importance of dogfooding your product
Plugging sales into a PLG motion
The difference in how sales operates now vs. 10 years ago
Engineering spike events
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