A Quick Bio
William Griggs is a product manager and customer acquisition strategist who has helped numerous startups including companies backed by Andreessen Horowitz, FLOODGATE, Techstars, and 500 Startups. In addition to his work with startups, he has written for Mashable, VentureBeat, & The Next Web. You can check out his podcast on iTunes or follow him on Twitter @william_griggs for Tweets chock-full of delicious knowledge nuggets. In addition to everything startups, William loves breakfast tacos, dogs, short emails, and Amazon Prime.
A Bit More About William
Top Guests Include:
- Steve Blank (Author, Four Steps to the Epiphany)
- Brad Feld (Co-Founder, TechStars)
- Rob Walling (Owner, SoftwareByRob.com)
- Josh Linkner (Managing Partner, Detroit Venture Partners)
- Dan Ariely (Author, Predictably Irrational)
William also writes about startup marketing and product strategy for several websites including Mashable, VentureBeat, ReadWrite, The Next Web, OnStartups and Under30CEO.
- How to Get to Your First 1,000 Users (Mashable)
- 11 Ways Your Current Customers Can Help You Land New Customers (Under30CEO)
- 4 Things To Do Before You Launch (Under30CEO)
- 7 Ways To Market Your Business On Your College Campus
- 9 SXSW Interactive Sessions Everyone Should Vote For – Now! (ReadWrite)
- 6 important lessons from this year’s Growth Hacker Conference (VentureBeat)
- An Early-Stage Founder’s Quick & Dirty Guide To Growth (OnStartups)
He has 10+ years of experience in developing and implementing online and offline marketing strategies that drive traffic, boost conversion rates, and increase sales.
He is extremely active in the tech community. In addition to his direct help supporting individual startups, William speaks on a regular basis at local and regional events.
He is obsessed with learning and currently consumes one audiobook, 35 hours of podcasts, and 25 hours of educational blogs and physical books per month.
What William Has Done
If you’re unsure why you should bother checking out any of William’s content, below are a few things he’s done that might interest you:
- Co-founded and led Growth Collective (GC), an exclusive, invite-only growth mastermind in Austin, Texas. To date GC features over 40 of the smartest marketers and product managers in Austin from companies like HomeAway, Sparefoot, RetailMeNot, and Main Street Hub.
- Launched a startup growth/marketing consultancy helping Toptal, Everly, Wannado, Populr, Uloop, iQuantifi, and MyCollegeRoadTrip grow.
- Written for Mashable, VentureBeat, ReadWrite, The Next Web, OnStartups, and Under30CEO on startup marketing and product strategy.
- Taught a growth hacking / marketing course for General Assembly.
- Interviewed 100+ entrepreneurs including the founders of Handy, Spiceworks, Spredfast, Phunware, Bazaarvoice, eFax, and Barracuda Network.
- Crafted and launched, “An Early-Stage Founder’s Quick & Dirty Guide To Growth” and “Proven Founders Reveal How You Can Raise Money For Your Startup” to help founders succeed with their ventures.
- Featured on Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship.org, Product Hunt, Alltop, Startup Nation, Suitcase Entrepreneur, Built In Austin, and Venture Nashville.
- Advised startup entrepreneurs in the United States, England, Germany, Philippines, Costa Rica, Chile, and Ireland.
- Met MC Hammer and Chamillionaire at a TechCrunch Party, while living in Silicon Valley.
- Helped Vanderbilt University, Southwestern Company and Ozburn-Hessey Logistics with their interactive strategy while working for one of the premier interactive agencies in the Southeastern United States.
- Improved the online presence of 20+ small businesses in an effort to increase their revenue while running Suineg Consulting.
- Spoke at BarCamp Nashville 2009, PodCamp Nashville 2011, PodCamp Nashville 2012, Lipscomb University, and McCombs Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas on topics related to marketing, product strategy, and entrepreneurship.
- Incubated at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center while working on GiveYear, a social enterprise that was a 2011 NEXT Awards: Excellence in Entrepreneurship “Best Social Enterprise” Award Finalist.
- Worked for an Inc 500 healthcare company that had a 3,000% growth rate over three years and a commercial bakery with $65M in annual revenue, while in college.
This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, clients, or business partners. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.